Posts tagged ‘Pembroke Pines’

June 23, 2015

  Black Bean Burger & Sweet Potato Fries at Smashburger

by jem614

Some days you see your friends struggling and unhappy and you just want to fix it for them but it’s impossible because it’s not your life, not your choices, not your battle.

Those are the days only a burger and fries will do.  That’s when Smashburger comes in- their black bean burger and sweet potato fries provide a healthier alternative to the trash offered at most fast-food restaurants.  Not that this is the most healthy and perfect meal, but it beats the greasy hamburger and white potato fries.  Plus, if you’re already feeling defeated, why add guilt to the equation?

There aren’t many fast food places that offer good meat-alternatives.  However, the Huffington Post just announced yesterday that Amy’s, the wonderful frozen food gurus that bring us veggie samosa wraps and cheese enchiladas, will be opening a fast-food joint in, where else, California.

In the meantime, we’ll enjoy the Black Bean Smashburger and stuff down the Burger King Veggie Burger till we have another option.

March 11, 2013

Veggie Xpress Food Truck!

by jem614

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My husband and I made a trip to the Pembroke Pines Art Festival this weekend.  It was very small so it was a quick trip but nice to walk around with the baby for a little bit.

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They had a few food trucks there so we decided to get a bite to eat.  The hubby had an ice cream from a cute little ice cream truck that was run by a really nice older gentleman.   I felt like I had won the lottery because I saw a truck that had “Veggie Xpress” written on it (there are very few vegetarian/vegan food trucks here in South Florida though many regular trucks do have great veggie options).  I thought the prices were a bit high as the “veggie burger” was $10.  I ordered it anyway thinking maybe it came with fries, nope.  It was a homemade bean patty on pita with a light dressing, spinach and tomato.  I have to say it was really tasty and my husband even liked it!

However, a bean patty on a pita is not worth $10 and as almost everything on this truck is about the same price, I probably won’t be going back.  If you’re a Vegan, on the other hand, this truck is going to be a good option for you since there are so many vegetarian options on other trucks but very few vegan foods.

For more information, or to follow them, go to

February 21, 2012

California Pizza Kitchen for Veggies

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

I’m sure our savvy-er readers will already know this but California Pizza Kitchen has quite a few vegetarian options on their menu.  They are also extremely family friendly and won’t break the bank.

My favorite part is that they have this little menu with “smaller” portions at a lower cost.  You can get two small portions meals for about $9 (which helps you not have to choose just one item)!

I had the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich and Tortilla soup- which was amazing.  The sandwich was not my absolute favorite; I thought it could be a little more flavorful but it was still really good and tastes great reheated in the oven.  Afterwards we shared the buttercake which had: a layer of sugar crystals on the bottom, the buttercake and then a layer of cheesecake which was topped off with a scoop of ice cream.  Delicious and perfect for a table of four to share and not feel guilty (starting to really love sharing deserts!).

I am really looking forward to trying some more fare at CPK soon!

January 18, 2012

Miami Tandoor Indian Restaurant

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

I had a craving for Indian food last Friday when I came in from Denver so I had my husband swing by this little Indian Restaurant called “Miami Tandoor”.  It was my first time eating here which is a surprise because I cannot eat enough Indian food.

I called in my order on the way from the airport and when I got there they knew my name, asked me how I had heard about them and made me feel like family.

I ordered some papadam (which I love with green sauce but unfortunately I forgot to ask for some), an order of vegetable samosas and palak paneer.  The papadam was amazing, just the perfect blend of spice and crunch and the vegetable samosas were fabulous.  I could have eaten a monument of them.  The palak paneer was a little different than I was used to but it was still good- I ate half one day (it was alot of food) and the other half the second day.  I think it was actually better the second day.

I’m looking forward to going back and trying some more of their vegetarian dishes as they have quite a few.  It seems like there are a few Indian restaurants in the area so we’ll be going there more often now that I’ve found it!

For more information on Miami Tandoor as well as their menu, go to


Papadam and Veggie Samosa

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