Ma Bitches At The Dizzy I get asked this a lot "My _________ is in town, they're veg where can we eat?" I could list of all the vegetarian, raw or vegan places in the city but really that's an easy web search. What I like best is an amazing mainstream restaurant that has options for everyone. Inclusive is so in. Some favs, in no particular order with a few recos Ursa - Sprouted salad and tofu main with a shrub to sip, outstanding Hawker Bar - Don't ask how many Laksa Lemaks I've eaten and the Silken Tofu is unreal Hole In The Wall -  The tostada hits the vegan, soy and gluten free mark in a delicious way Milagros -  Ensalada costena is raw and do not forget guac, beans and salsa starter OMG Union - It might not look it but they'll whip you up something special without a dirty look Mavrik - Tacos and starters with vegan and gluten-free options These are just a few and of course please share any gems you have with us! Enjoy.  

So the lovely Labute made a new salad yesterday. It's called Strawberry Fields, it's all organic, dairy, nut and gluten-free gorgeousness and contains such things as: fresh picked, local strawberries, jicama, zucchini, spinach and red quinoa. Not to mention the sweet and sour tamarind dressing and tiny seasoned seed mix with hemp, sesame, chia and poppy seeds. Wait a minute, did you say jimaca? What tha..? Well, this legume is round, tan and bulb-like so kinda looks like a turnip. Its lovely white insides are smooth and crisp and some think tastes like an apple. It's high in vitamins C, A and B, along with calcium and phosphorus and TONS of dietary fiber. But remember: The skin is inedible so remove it first. Here's a recipe I found on line that I'm totally trying this weekend (with my own tweak).  But let's be honest - I'll probably just sit with the bowl and a spoon. Corn Jicama Salsa 2 cups of corn, roasted ½ cup jicama, peeled and diced ¼ cup cooked black beans 1/8 cup of shallots, minced 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped fine ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 avocado diced Small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped with membrane removed (optional) Mix together, refrigerate for an hour.

photo cred Cat This is going to be the easiest blog entry ever.  In short was responsible to provide dinner for 4 this past Saturday night. Had 2 extra salads from The Goods so I mixed them up, divided by 4, grilled some gorge fresh wild salmon and Bob's your Uncle. I looked like a culinary goddess (it was for some out-of-towners so didn't have to mention that Lisa actually made them - they didn't' ask, I didn't say), I was happy knowing that beautiful food was being served and best of all - Zero preparation. So with warm nights and dinner parties getting underway - make it easy for yourself. Order a couple of salads - pick 'em up at MISFITSTUDIO, (if we don't already deliver to your office) and serve them as a glorious side to whatever floats your boat. Or even easier, just order everyone their own salad and you'll have even less to do. Yessssss, my kinda meal yo.

photo cred Cat What the f*** am I going to eat for dinner? I don't want anything heavy or complicated but I want it healthy. Oh I'll have an omelette but I only have 1 beautiful organic egg... BUT I do have the following in my fridge (thank you MamaEarthOrganics): Asparagus and spinach. And there you have it. So damn delish, it may be my new go-to. Oh and little one sat on my lap and popped the asparagus bits in her mouth while I ate. Riiiiight? All you need: 1 organic/local egg Organic Asparagus diced - as much as you'd like Organic Spinach - handful Pink Himalayan salt - dash Fry up the asparagus for 5 mins, then add spinach for the last minute then crack an egg on top and mix it all up until the egg is cooked. Slap it on a plate and sprinkle with Himalayan salt. Easy-peasy.

Melon Cake Triple P strikes again, this time she hit us with a dessert which was devoured with glee! Finally something good comes of her obsessive Pinning... Super easy to make, chop a watermelon in half, flatten out the bottom and clean off the rind so you have a nice round cake shape. Ice with a vegan whipped cream or if you're up for an intermediate raw recipe challenge try Elaina Love's Sky High Whip Cream... it's beyond delicious, sugar-free and good for you! What the?! We decorated the cake with berries, but you could consider doing it Parker-style with some rainbowed fruit. Keep in mind watermelon moves fast through your system, so eating it after rather than before consuming two burgers and a mini keg (or in our case bowls of Mexican riced cabbage, hummus and gluten-free crackers) will make for pregnancy scare bloat-out for sure. Or try it yourself if you don't believe me... Happy Monday! It's gonna be a good week.