Archive for September, 2014

September 29, 2014

Curry Leaf San Fran- A Break From The Seafood “Norm”

by jem614

As a vegetarian staying in Fisherman’s Wharf, it’s hard to find something close-by that I could actually eat.  I mostly ate salads and pastas during my stay.  That’s sad and depressing (for me anyways).

The second to last day in California, I had enough and figured the easiest way to get some vegetarian cuisine was to find a local Indian restaurant.  I was in luck, just a few short blocks from the Sheraton on the Wharf, was “Curry Leaf”, an adorable little Indian/Pakistani restaurant.  I ordered up a storm- papadum, veggie samosa, naan, palaak paneer, and masala chai (which I actually forgot I ordered) as well as something chickeny for my son.

The papadum was perfect, the right spiciness and flavor.  The palaak paneer was delicious, not too creamy, not too watery, a great flavor and it wasn’t crazy expensive for the area.  Curry Leaf also does things a bit different than normal restaurants- you order at the front and then pick up your own drinks (and pour your own Chai that I forgot I ordered).  You also grab your own plates and cutlery, get your own water and don’t forget to get the salsas from the fridge!

So happy I was able to eat something besides pasta, I wished I would have branched out a little more.  I think next time I’m in San Fran, I’ll probably stay somewhere besides Fisherman’s Wharf….

For more info and to find your vegetarian safety net, go to: http://www.curryleafsf.com.

On a side note, if you’re brave, I also saw this strange Irish pub/Indian restaurant on the way.  If you try it, let us know your review and we’ll post it here!

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September 22, 2014

Beyond Meat for Tacos!! Yes!!

by jem614

Until last week, I had been eating my tacos plain with some beans.  Beans aren’t horrible but they don’t always do a taco justice.  You need some sort of ground something in it to make it feel like a taco.  So instead of shoving down a plain taco, I found the “Beyond Meat” ground “meat” in the freezer section of my local grocer.

It was the perfect alternative!! I flavored it like I did the hubs’ ground turkey (with the taco seasoning).  The result was a perfect taco!!

The only negative that I have to mention is that this “meat” is a little peppery, like that was the major flavor that was added.  However, it doesn’t destroy the meat and I would definitely use it in place of ground turkey in the future!! Super excited to have a new brand to add to my daily collection.

For more information on “Beyond Meat”, go to www.beyondmeat.com.  September 2014, you can also get a $1 off coupon on their Facebook page.

 

September 2, 2014

Starlite Vegan Enchiladas Rojas

by jem614

I’m so happy I found this Vegan Enchilada meal!

It’s a new brand for me, I’ve never heard of Starlite Cuisine but I found them at Nutrition S’mart last week.  I have to fill my macros by eating higher-protein meals and this one did semi-ok with 11 grams of protein.   Also on the plus side, you can actually pronounce their ingredients.  The taste was pretty good and somewhat spicy.

What sets this aside is that it uses a “pea protein” for the “meat” of the enchilada.  It didn’t taste OFF like I expected to so I was pleasantly surprised.  I think the packaging kind of throws me off, something about it makes me think it’s not going to taste good but I’m glad I pushed past it. Looking forward to other products from this company…

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For more info go to http://www.starlitecuisine.com/.

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