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Vegangrams

Welcome to the fourth installment of Vegangrams. This is where I curate pictures that accumulate on my phone.  Some have made an appearance on instagram, while some have just been sitting and collecting digital dust on my phone. In no particular order…

BBQ “shrimp” with sauteed kale and tomatoes on top of creamy polenta. This dish was inspired by Cadry at Cadry’s Kitchen.

BBQ vegan shrimp with kale and tomatoes on polenta - Luminous Vegans

Simple yet extremely flavorful and comforting red beans and quinoa dish inspired by Monique at The Brown Vegan.Red Beans and Rice- Luminous Vegans

Me getting scurred at the Netherworld haunted house before Halloween. This was my second year going courtesy of Neal’s sis (thanks!). I’m proud to say that I did not pee my pants this time around. Just kidding, I peed my pants both time. No, really just kidding…I didn’t pee in my pants either time. I was even brave enough to get my pics taken with these hotties.Netherworld - Luminous Vegans

Using up my free sample of the Vegg in a breakfast english muffin sandwich. There’s fried tofu “egg” with Vegg yolk and coconut bacon (the same coconut bacon used in this twice baked butternut squash).The Vegg - Luminous Vegans

Mexican casserole with nacho cashew cheese.Vegan Mexican Casserole - Luminous Vegans

The dogs clearly not caring that I’m trying to put the sofa covers on after having washed them. This is their nap time after all.Greyhounds - Luminous Vegans

Oh, just hanging out with Alicia Silverstone at a Kind Life Atlanta Meetup hosted by Dough Bakery.
Alicia Silverstone - Luminous Vegans

Getting my grub on at Harmony Vegetarian Cafe in Atlanta: salt and pepper “squid” and eggplant with garlic sauce.Harmony Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant - Luminous Vegans

We recently took a trip to Oregon and played in Eugene for a couple of days. Here’s a chocolate chip doughnut from Voodoo Donuts in Eugene, Oregon. By the way, is it DOUGHnuts or DOnuts? I donot know which is correct. See what I did there?
Voodoo Donuts - Luminous Vegans

We also played in Portland some. Here we are by Multnomah Falls thanks to our lovely tour guides Kenn and Jeanette.
Multnomah Falls- Luminous Vegans

When we travel with the pups, they each curl up on opposite ends of the backseat. But Miles sometimes plops himself in the middle not giving his sister any room. She’s a resourceful cookie though. (Please know that they did not stay this way. I made sure to help readjust them so they were both comfortable.)
Greyhounds -Luminous Vegans

My eyes on Neal’s face and Neal’s eyes on my face. Things like this are not an uncommon way for us to entertain ourselves.
Luminous Vegans

A meal with Neal’s family at Cardamom Hill Restaurant. Acorn squash roasted in a banana leaf and topped with coconut curry. Served with cardamom-scented plantains and rice pilau. Cardamom Hill Atlanta - Luminous Vegans

This last pic is technically not a phone pic. Here, I am watching Isa give a fun food demonstration at Atlanta’s Veg Fest.  The room was packed and I was in the back because, well, because Isa. She made an extremely tasty caeser salad with tempeh and quinoa. Leave it to Isa to make a salad that made me go “Day-um!! That’s good!”. She also talked about her new restaurant in Omaha a bit. It is meant to be cozy comfort food. I may or may not want to move to Omaha now.

PS. More pics of the Atlanta Veg Fest taken by Seth at VEGANesp can be found here.

Atlanta Veg Fest - Luminous VegansThe End!

Luv’n it Live in Atlanta

Heck yeah! We finally got a chance to go to Lov’n It Live– a raw vegan restaurant here in Atlanta.
We started with the Nori roll appetizers. From their menu description “Nutmeat, tomato, avocado and lettuce wrapped in Nori seaweed sheets”. For one order you get 2 of these! They were absolutely delicious. Their nutmeat was so full of flavor and just really good!

For my entree, I ordered the Tostado. From their menu description “Crisp flax shell layered with local field greens, Luv’n It Live’s delectable tomato sauce, pine nut cheese, chopped tomatoes, avocados, black olives, and sage patty crumbles. This is our most popular dish!”

I see why it’s their most popular dish. Words can not describe just how delectable this was! Every mouth was a burst full of flavor. The sage patty crumbles had these little fennel seeds and they were just yum!

Here is a part of the flax shell layer underneath all that goodness.

Hsauce ordered the Sage burger. From the menu “The overall character of this dish is robust, yet the individual flavor of sage is light and straightforward. This burger can be served either on a bed of lettuce or in between 2 pieces of Luv’n It Live’s infamous flax bread. Oh and don’t forget to ask about our house cheese!”.

I had a taste of this as well and it was awesome too! It had many similar tastes to my dish since it used the same sage patty, house pine nut cheese, and tomato sauce. In retrospect, we should have ordered slightly different dishes to get more variety in tastes, but hey next time!

For dessert, we stopped at the Seven,
Yeah, it tasted as good as it looks. There is a big chunk of it missing in the picture because I could not wait until after my pic to try it.