I like you very Matcha

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It’s time to get up, move that ass and take over the world! Coffee is so last week, and matcha is the new caffeine so why not hit up Shuhari Matcha Café on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice? I think ya’ll should lil mamas and papas!

The amazing matcha is a more concentrated form of green tea where the tea leaves are grounded up into a powder to get that goodness from the tea leaves, and a high ass caffeine level. It’s packed with the healthy antioxidants polyphenol, which keeps you looking fresh and young as a real and keeps you blood sugar levels in a good place.

Seriously though, with caffeine and all these healthy stuff, why are you still drinking coffee!? Matcha got ya! It does need to be more commercialized though, I totally agree with that. Starbucks, where them matcha lattes at?

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Lettuce wrap it up

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I could really shove that lettuce wrap in my mouth right now and wash it down with some hydrating coconut water. Bu I’m not at this very moment. I’m just fantasizing about it.

I love cute little cafés with creative and homie ambiance. Homie as in at home not as in your young home boy Steve. Elderberries Café in West Hollywood has just this. It’s cute, cozy and creative, it’s C.C.C. What a label,  and what an honor to be named a C.C.C from the one and only, me.

With both vegan and non vegan options on their menu, mostly vegan though Elderberries have a nice and healthy menu. Fresh and crispy, light and snacky, burgery and sandwichy and with vegan deserts. Yes, vegan damn deserts, which are delicious creations trust me! Don’t hate, just trust, just love. – Linnéa Kindstrom. That’s how beautiful quotes are created.

Now when the colder times are creeping in from every corner I would probably slam in a nice veggie burger in my mouth instead and wash it down with a nice hot coffee. It would be more of a sipping action going on actually, I don’t like to inhale hot liquids.

Snack attack at SunCafe

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Happy Saturday beautiful people!

The Halloween spirit is upon us and the weather is playing tricks on us, acting bipolar with the sudden shift from hot, to cloudy, to rain, to cold, to hot again, and the loop goes on. Personally, I love me some cozy cloudy weather once in a while. The sun is nice but sometimes you just want to be stuck inside not doing shit and don’t feel bad about it.

Enough small talk and let’s get to the juicy point of this post! Started my day in the crisp 9 AM morning at SunCafe in Studio City, LA. Chef and owner of SunCafe, Ronald Russell had a cooking class where he showed how to make easy peasy raw vegan snacks. He went from sweet to savory with a chocolate mousse, feta dip, zucchini hummus, green dip, zucchini chips and chocolate truffles. Everything raw, everything vegan, everything delicious. What raw food means is basically that no food is heated above 118 degrees F. I personally don’t follow a raw vegan diet because I like that cooked food when the cold is creeping in, but as long as you follow a vegan diet, I’m just encouraging you to do your thing! Raw food is also an excellent way to make amazing vegan desserts, and these type of snacks. Everything was obviously delicious and so simple to make, but I was so impressed by the feta dip. It tasted exactly like a feta cheese dip! But with no cheese!! Yes it’s possible, it’s amazing, and it makes a vegan life so damn simple.

To sum it up, I had a great morning with some awesome snacking to start my day with. Left the class feeling inspired and ready to chef it up like curry on the court!

If you’re interested in raw food and vegan cooking classes check out SunCafe’s website for weekly classes. If your tummy is hungry I highly suggest that you grab a homie, or just yourself, and swing by the restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner as well. Your tummy will go like “how you doin?”, which in simpler terms means, you’re going to love it.

Tocaya Organica

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I’m obsessed with burritos! Burritos, and guacamole, and spicy salsa. Mexican food is the bomb. Not that burritos is a legit Mexican food, at least not what I’ve heard…but I might be wrong. Well, it’s delicious and I love me some Mexican food any time, any day.

Filled my tummy at Tocaya Organica in Venice this afternoon. Everything on the menu is vegan and you can add extra vegan and non vegan protein and cheese to every meal. Like yo, that’s pretty sweet! Adding pomegranate to guacamole, man, that combination tastes like some sweet love making. Love at first bite.

Super cute little place with a lot of different options of Mexican cousin. Happy hour every week day with food and drinks. The drink menu is pretty exotic as well with watermelon sangria and blood orange mimosas. Unfortunately for me I’m on steroids right now (seriously, yes… I’ll talk about that in another post) and I don’t want to mix that up with alcohol. Who knows what will happen. Linnéa The Hulk would emerge or something. No, today I was just trying to enjoy some Mexican food, and I sure did!

Go HAM, save a Pig

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If you’re that kind of person who says they can never go vegan because “vegans only eat lettuce and carrots” (which first of all is a stupid claim, but whatever), well let me introduce you to this vegan fast food spot in Hollywood called Doomie’s Home Cookin’. Damn Daniel, and Daniella, and Carl, this place is amazing!! Not only is everything on the menu completely vegan, but it legit tastes like real meat. It tasted so real that I thought  Ashton Kutcher would jump out from a little hiding spot with cameras and his camera crew yelling “YOU’VE GOT PUNK’D!!!! HAHAHA”, and there I would sit, with tears slowly forming in my eyes realizing this terrible crime I’ve just committed, and actually enjoyed…Luckily that didn’t happen! There’s no dead animals in my system.

Doomie’s Home Cookin’ offers a variety of standard comfort food and junk food. They’ve got burgers, tacos, mac n’ cheese, different kinds of fries, wings, just all that kind of stuff. Oh, and yes, they’ve also got a huge selection of desserts. We tried the peanut butter and bacon burger which I HIGHLY recommend! It might sound weird, but no man, it was good. You got a little cup of jelly on the side which you smacked in between those buns and damn, a real food experience right there. We also tried the animal fries, chili mac n’ cheese and nachos. All of it was delicious, but that peanut butter bacon burger, heads down my favorite! We also tried their creme brule which was just as jiggly as a normal creme brule. How they did that, only a magician would know. They’re known for their double Big Mac, which I unfortunately didn’t have room for in my tummy, but hey, now I have a solid reason to go there again.

So yeah, to sum it all up, get your asses over there and be prepared to have your minds blown.