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!

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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 #1!

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.

I’m back!!

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Hi everyone!

I’m back.

I took some time off from updating my blog; life happened, and I had a lot to deal with. I couldn’t seem to find the time or creativity to create content aside from updating my Instagram (which is still a pretty good stockpile of content, but still! This site is my baby.)

This summer I committed to a healthier mental lifestyle change as well as a physical one. Some upcoming posts include recipes with an amazing vegan brand, reviews of handmade, vegan, organic skincare, local and not-so-local animal activist/vegan events, and travel posts as I broaden my horizons.

Thanks for sticking around, and I can’t wait to share more of my happy plant-based life with you!

FoodFlo – a vegan delivery service that slays!

 

Sooo I had the wonderful opportunity to try a subscription to FoodFlo – a vegan food delivery service that delivers to CA, NV, and AZ!

FoodFlo boasts delicious, whole food plant based recipes via French gourmet chef Florence Bertheau.

For more than 20 years, chef Flo cooked for her many students and celebrity clients the way she had learned in her native France, rich in butter and creamy sauces, heavy on meats, eggs and dairy. Then a paradigm shift happened. She began to see how certain foods had a profoundly positive effect on the health of her autistic daughter and on Flo herself. She created her own food pyramid based on three principles: Vegan, gluten-free and alkaline pH-balanced. Menus began evolving. Flo started using dense plant-based hypo-allergenic foods such as sprouted grains, nuts, vegetarian proteins, fresh greens and produce from local farms.

Flo’s journey of ‘health through food’ balances her company values of fresh and raw food nutrition with social and environmental consciousness; being aware of how what we eat affects the earth and all animals that live on it. Purchasing seasonal and local, she is able to provide the best quality products that are cost efficient, reduce the carbon footprint, all cooked with the intention for your good health.

I tried a week’s worth of menu items, and felt absolutely amazing afterwards. The meals were hearty but not heavy, and all of the ingredients were incredibly fresh. I especially enjoyed their handmade snack bars, pictured above!

They packed everything to perfection, as well – the meals came cold and fresh and ready to go. I was very impressed.

I highly recommend this service, especially if you don’t have time to meal prep during the week! You’ll have all the benefits of an organic, gluten-free vegan chef for a great price and a minimum of fuss.

Thanks for the trial, FoodFlo! You have a fan in me. 🙂