Archive for the 'Vegetarian Eats and Travel' Category

Colombian Comida and Charms

Colombian food brings back memories of my months in  South America years ago – delicious, warm arepas (corn cakes), and tropical nights in colonial Cartagena where green mangoes were sold on the street corner and salsa music blasted from the stores. For a taste of Colombia in San Diego, go no further than Antojitos Colombianos […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Knockout Kauai

Having returned from a recent visit to Kauai, Hawaii, I am happy to share some news on the island’s healthy food scene. As always, my favorite on the island is Postcards Cafe (visit the Facebook page), where I feast on “El Sombrero,” fresh organic green salads, and the famous chocolate silk pie, pictured. Did I […]

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Veggie News in San Diego

Happily, San Diego’s restaurants are becoming more veggie-friendly, and people are excitedly checking out new options for plant-based dining. Check out the very active and helpful San Diego Vegans group on Facebook for more updates! In downtown San Diego, try the newish Sol Cal Cafe for organic and fresh foods and juices. The Raw Pesto […]

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Marveling at Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato

Venturing through Mexico is definitely doable, though it takes research and resourcefulness, especially as a vegan. Efforts are needed to avoid lard, chicken stock, and other animal ingredients while also dodging stomach issues that may arise from local unbottled water or produce that has not been cooked or disinfected. Speaking Spanish helps with asking wait […]

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The Yucatan Peninsula: Caribbean and Colonial Charm

By Paige Newman, written for VegDining.com A week in Mexico’s delightful Yucatan Peninsula ended all too soon. I loved the clear Caribbean Sea and the small beach towns, and we lucked out with finding restaurants with healthy options. Merida was our first cherished locale – a gorgeous, tranquil colonial city. The walkable plazas were vibrant […]

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Always Adventuring

The first piece of exciting news in the San Diego region is that the beloved veggie heaven aka Native Foods is opening in Point Loma on April 29. I went to a delicious pre-opening event and was stuffed with tortilla soup and salad, while eyeing the amazing nachos and sandwiches others were eating. I read […]

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Yummy Yucatan

A week in the wonderful Yucatan ended all too soon. I loved the clear Caribbean sea, the small beach towns, and hearing Spanish spoken everywhere. We also lucked out with great hotels and natural foods finds. As always, I looked to Happy Cow for some veggie options. Merida was a favorite trip spot – a […]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Awesome Avocados

People sometimes ask “if you were stuck on an island and could only have a few foods for days on end, what would you eat?” Have you pondered this question? My latest response is  avocados (and coconuts). Not only do avocados remind me of their tropical homelands of Central and South America, areas through which I […]

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Victorious on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and some people are scrambling to find loved ones tokens of their affection. A dinner date or the typical roses and chocolate may fit the bill, but if you are feeling more creative or wanting to buy something healthy and ecologically-friendly, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, also known as Healthy […]

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Appetizing African Flavors

San Diego is bringing smiles to those with adventurous palates – there are restaurants with everything from Persian to Mexican to Moroccan to Vietnamese cuisine.  Some of us are crazy about highly flavorful and sometimes spicy meals at local East African restaurants, most of which are in the North Park and City Heights areas.  I […]

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014