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help. looking for wonderful organic restaurant on upper east side...???

And please don't rec candle 79.

Oct 01, 2009
organic snob in Manhattan

vegetarian tasting menu

if $$$ isn't an issue then, without question, Sona -- http://www.sonarestaurant.com/
they can do a vegan one too...

Sep 21, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Dried California Apricots

the sm farmers market on wednesday and saturday have them. And the co-op in sm has them in bulk...

Sep 19, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

my girlfriend's in NY until wednesday. Time to feast in her absence! Any tips?

though i've never been to Animal, due to the fact i am not a pork person, I would say this recommendation is simply perfection.

Sep 12, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants in Santa Monica near Viceroy Hotel (Ocean Drive)

without question...Gjelina.
just make sure you either make a res or get there early.

Sep 11, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

Organic Green Tea Ice Cream (just happens to be vegan and gluten free)

of course you could BUT the rice milk and the stevia will change the texture and make it more icy... let me know how it goes....
;)

Sep 11, 2009
organic snob in Recipes

culver city restaurant rec?

Sep 10, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to the new La Cachette Bistro? If so...good or no bueno?

funny. I was there last night as well! We were inside though. It started on a bad note when we sent back our bottle of 1997 Pauillac because it tasted like vinegar and mold. And when we asked questions about other wines our waiter didn't seem to know anything so we took matters into our own hands and choose another bottle, which, thankfully was a simple good bottle of Bordeaux.

onto the food...

we both order the fresh Hawaiian hearts of palm salad. No bueno. It was bland and dressed in a heavy flavorless mustard sauce. BUT then our main course came. The portions we very small for the price. My husband had the duck breast, which was a bit over cooked but he was happy with the taste and I had the buffalo short ribs which were truly DIVINE. It was swimming in a coffee and cabernet sauce and the meat was very flavorful and tender and melted in my mouth. I would go back just for that dish. We didn't have dessert just a hefty bill.

They still seem to be figuring it out so I would wait about a month to go back for another go...

Sep 08, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

What's good in Malibu these days?

Terra restaurant is by far the best restaurant in Malibu -- http://www.terrarestaurantla.com
Much of there produce is local and organic and from their very own garden.

Sep 08, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to the new La Cachette Bistro? If so...good or no bueno?

Sep 07, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

Local, pastured, humanely-raised eggs, chicken and milk

I m an avid SM FM shopper and I have found that 'Healthy Family Farms' organic eggs (they also have chicken but I haven't tried it) are the best. I know they are at the saturday mkt in sm and sunday mkt in venice and bh. You can join their CSA and get discounts and pre-order lamb, duck, beef, pork, goat milk, etc. -- healthyfamilyfarms@gmail.com

Sep 06, 2009
organic snob in Los Angeles Area

Organic Green Tea Ice Cream (just happens to be vegan and gluten free)

Sep 05, 2009
organic snob in Recipes

Recipes from the Pumpkin Patch

I just started a seasonal blog -- www.organicsnob.blogspot.com -- and this month is all dedicated to the lovely and delicious pumpkin/squash. I should also mention for all you health nuts and even for those who aren't and want to venture over to the vegan side of life for a night or too, all my recipes are pretty much vegan -- you can always substitute cow milk and or butter if you just can't live without ;) OH and they're also gluten free...so check it out: www.organicsnob.blogspot.com -- and try the recipes that call you. I got soups, stews and this amazing desert recipe (below) for Kabboch squash cakes.

Kabocha Squash Puree

2 cups kabocha squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch cubes

1 cup unsweetened eden soy milk

1 vanilla bean, spilt lengthwise

Combine squash and milk in heavy saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean;add bean. Bring to simmer over medium heat, partially cover, reduce heat to low and cook until squash is tender, about 20 minutes. note: don't walk too far away from the stove, the liquid could boil over and get messy. Take it from someone who knows ;) Remove vanilla bean. Cool. Place mixture in food processor and blend until smooth. * can be made 1 day ahead. cover and refrigerate.

Cakes

1/3 cup + 2 TB dark maple syrup

1/4 cup agave

4 TB extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup gluten free beer (i used Greens. got it at whole foods market


)1 large egg

2/4 cup all purpose gluten free flour

1/4 cup amaranth flour

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven 375. Lightly oil six 1 cup ramekins. Place 1 cup squash puree in large bowl. (reserve remaining for another use). Add maple, agave, oil, beer and egg to the bowl with squash puree. Blend until combine. Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt into bowl. Blend. Divide batter among prepared ramekins. Place ramekins on baking sheet. And put into oven.

Bake until cakes are firm, about 20 to 25 minutes. (might need to bake longer). I served them right in the ramekins. Make sure you wait a little for the cakes to cool down before serving. Top with a dollop of Cream and you will be in heaven.

Nov 01, 2008
organic snob in Features