When I heard that there was going to be a free event with Chef Marcus Samuelsson, I immediately messaged a friend to make plans to attend. I’ve seen him in person before, and knew that I’d pick up both inspiration and practical tips.
There is a brand new Mediterranean restaurant in Rancho Santa Margarita! SAJJ Mediterranean already has successful locations in the San Francisco Bay area and they have now expanded to Southern California.
Here in my home, we love eating feel good meals that can be eaten in a bowl. A vegan Buddha bowl with brown rice, roast vegetables, nuts and a tangy tahini sauce is an excellent dinner for us. It is delicious, nourishing and tasty, and since looks are important, too, it’s pretty.
Adding nutritious chia seeds to your diet is easy, when you follow these delicious chia recipes. The versatile seeds come from a flowering plant that is in the mint family.
Have you been to Slaters Anaheim Hills? This is their original location and it began their tradition of serving up lots of burgers and bacon. Yes, I am a vegetarian and they have plenty of options for people like me. There are even two vegan burgers on the menu, a veggie patty and the Impossible burger.
South Coast Plaza is great for both shopping and dining. I recently had lunch at Mezzet Mediterranean Cuisine and it was fantastic. This is a fine dining experience and definitely not typical mall fast food.
While on a road trip in the Mojave Desert, I was pleasantly and unexpectedly surprised to stumble across this little gem. Yes, there is a Ridgecrest tea room and it is the perfect spot for afternoon tea.The tea room is located in a separate building behind My Enchanted Cottage gift shop.
In the Mojave Dessert, you’ll find an assortment of fast food chains and, also, older locally owned restaurants serving American food. Additionally, there is a Ridgecrest Japanese restaurant for a more upscale dining experience.
Olea Newport Beach has arrived and the new restaurant is fantastic! This is the third wine country concept restaurant brought to OC by Russ Bendel. The two other restaurants, Vine and Ironwood, regularly get rave reviews and I predict that Olea will be a success, as well.
Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite foods and this is a vegetable I discovered as an adult shopping at farmer’s markets. Pan fried Brussels sprouts are easy and delicious.
Looking for authentic Italian food in Orange County? Casa Barilla South Coast Plaza has arrived! Barilla Pasta has been a staple in my home for as long as I can remember and now this brand has restaurants in both New York and Southern California.