The Modern Vegan grand opening slays!

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Vegans in Las Vegas, rejoice! A breath of fresh air has appeared on the horizon, in the form of The Modern Vegan.

This breakfast/brunch/lunch spot was sorely needed, filling a void we had been lamenting about for some time. Not every day does one wish to trek to Terrace Pointe Cafe at the Wynn, or Downtown to Vegenation for some vegan breakfast. And to be honest, The Modern Vegan’s menu selection, portion sizes, and flavors blow all the other options out of the water.

Today was their Grand Opening, and they definitely still have some kinks to work out: 1hr + wait times for food, blenders not arrived yet for smoothies, broken juicer, etc…but honestly, what restaurant doesn’t have a crazy first day/month?

The food was SO WORTH THE WAIT. Let me stress that. We ordered quite a few items and when they finally did come, it was heaven.

Feast your eyes:


Wouldn’t you be happy to wait for this? I was. The decor was well thought out as well, and even the bathroom was super cute!

 

Long live The Modern Vegan!! I hope they will become a Vegas staple for many years to come.

A hidden gem in Las Vegas – Eatt Gourmet Bistro

Sooo the title pretty much says it all. Eatt is an unassuming little location on Sahara Ave in Las Vegas, and I hadn’t heard a thing about it until my boyfriend brought me there for a surprise dinner (I usually select where we eat but hey, sometimes it’s nice to be surprised!).

We had to wait a little bit for a party who had grown roots into their booth, but when we finally sat and asked for the vegan tasting course we had seen on their menu, we were not prepared for such flavors.

My boyfriend remarked that Eatt had a Michelin star, so I assumed it would be good. IT WAS PHENOMENAL.

The head chef was away that night, but sous chef Aymeric Delouis hit this one out of the park.

Behold, our Michelin star vegan feast. Go eat everything there at your earliest convenience; I couldn’t get enough of the flavors.

 

Follow Your Heart x The Plantbased Jetsetter – Beyond Burger sammich!

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Has everyone tried the Beyond Burger yet? I’ll wait. Good. ISN’T IT DELICIOUS?!

I decided to make a summer burger sammich with my Follow Your Heart haul – here’s the recipe for this yummy bbq treat!

Ingredients:

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  • Follow Your Heart Gluten Free Millet bread – 2 slices
  • Follow Your Heart American cheese – 1 slice
  • Follow Your Heart Pepperjack cheese – 1 slice
  • 1 romaine tomato – sliced
  • Follow Your Heart Chipotle Vegenaise – 1 tsp
  • Yellow mustard – 1 tsp
  • Organic ketchup – 1tsp
  • Follow Your Heart Vegenaise – tsp
  • Organic home grown micro greens – 1 pinch
  • Coconut oil spray
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Cayenne pepper – 1 pinch
  • Garlic Salt – 1 pinch
  • Beyond Burger – 1 burger

I used my little George Foreman grill to grill the Beyond Burger; spray the coconut oil on both sides and season the burger with salt, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper before placing on the hot grill. Check periodically, but it should take about 10 minutes or so to be cooked all the way through.

Open grill and place the cheese on top of the burger, letting it slightly melt onto the patty. Then, assemble the sammich to your satisfaction! You can see my order in the photo above, but it is up to you to build the burger sammich to your satisfaction.

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Stuff in your face, and enjoy!!

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*~Thank you again to Follow Your Heart for the goodies donated to create this delicious burger sammich!~* 

 

Chica impresses!! 

Butter lettuce salad

So the Venetian and the Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas aren’t really known for their vegan options or attention to dietary restrictions (though they can be found!), but I was pleasantly surprised by the service and the vegan options at Chica, a Latin-fusion restaurant that recently replaced DB Brasserie in the Venetian.

Platanos, guacamole, tortilla chips, and arepas!

The servers were incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and knew exactly what to omit or substitute. What they didn’t know for sure (due to changing menu items), they double checked.

Rainbow cauliflower

Go check out this beautiful restaurant! The food, music, and decor are all a total hit. 

Sautéed mushrooms

Five stars from this Plantbased Jetsetter!

Delicious vegan fare at Andrea’s!

 

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Photo Credit: Wynn Las Vegas

Mmm the siren call of Andrea’s in the Encore, named for the lovely Mrs. Wynn. This asian-fusion restaurant was the first in the Wynn/Encore property to debut the Impossible Burger, and they did it three ways!

Photo Credit: Las Vegas Weekly
Impossible Burger sliders! (Photos Cred: Las Vegas Weekly)

Of course we ate all three ways during our visit: behold.

 

You can see the mapo tofu being fixed in the first video, and the lettuce cups with Impossible Burger crumbles, along with the delicious sliders with kimchee and miso dressing.

It is definitely worth a visit to this restaurant to try the vegan menu – the chef does a phenomenal job.

Not to be outdone, the Gardein chicken lettuce cups and the vegan sushi are amazing choices as well!

 

Five stars and two thumbs up, Andrea’s!

FYH x The Plantbased Jetsetter: Summer Sammich joy!

Remember that delightful haul from Follow Your Heart that I received earlier this month? Well, the summer sammich and wrap game has been strong in my house.

Here is the first of a series of delicious recipes one can formulate with these delicious, vegan ingredients from FYH.

Gardein fishless filet sammich of eternal joy!

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Just look at the majesty.

What you’ll need:

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Start out by baking your Gardein fishless filets in the oven. Preheat conventional/toaster oven to 425°F. Coat your baking pan with olive oil, season filets with salt, cayenne pepper, and dill. Bake frozen fishless filet for 10-12 minutes.

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Let filet sit while you assemble your sammich! Toast your FYH bread slices, then apply Vegenaise spreads. Place avocado first, then filet on top to keep that pesky avocado in place.

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It’s up to you how you’d like to assemble the rest, but I put the cheese on the still-warm filet so it will melt a little while I build the rest of the sammich.

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Plate when assembled, and stuff in your face! Yum yum yum. A delightful vegan fishy treat!

 

Jardin at Encore – Las Vegas

I promised I’d be posting more, didn’t I?

Observe this vegan feast I had the privilege of eating at Jardin in the Encore hotel in Las Vegas.

I’m seeing more and more Impossible Burger options at the Wynn and Encore; this special product is only available in certain restaurants around the country. I can’t wait until they have a retail release!!

(When Wynn is ready to hire a vegan taste taster and blogger, my body is ready. I volunteer as tribute. Cough cough. )

Follow Your Heart x The Plantbased Jetsetter

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Henry, my roomate’s dog, approves this haul

Summer is here with a bang, especially in Vegas, with temperatures soaring and making us all hide inside where the A/C is on full blast. (At least I am hiding inside with the A/C on full blast.)

That shouldn’t put a damper on anyone’s fun, however! There are pool parties with misters and cabanas to attend, indoor activities to explore, and amazing food to nom.

Speaking of amazing food, Follow Your Heart, one of my favorite vegan companies, sent me a spectacular haul of gluten-free tortillas, breads, vegan cheeses, and spreads to make summer sandwich and wrap recipes to my hearts’ content. I have already formulated a few recipes, the first to come shortly!

Stay tuned. <3

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Vegan joy at SW Steakhouse

Maitake mushroom plate of joy

 

So I had dinner at SW Steakhouse at the Wynn a few nights ago and was quite impressed with their vegan selections.

This was one of the few restaurants at the Wynn and Encore I hadn’t had the chance to try yet (both hotels have killer vegan options at all restaurants).

OBSERVE THE MAJESTY.