Call me a weirdo but I get so excited by vegetables! Anytime someone talks about vegan foods being offered to the mainstream my heart goes a-pit-a-pat! I LOVED being a part of these scrumptious plant-based dishes.
Chef Tal Ronnen cooking up some goodies!
LYFE Kitchen (Love Your Food Everyday) just launched their first ever seasonal menu, featuring new spring menu items using locally sourced ingredients. I was privileged enough to be able to attend this exciting event and couldn't wait to share it with you all! LYFE Kitchen is a wonderful restaurant in Palo Alto, CA which is unique in that their menu offers the freshest, healthiest foods prepared with the upmost of care. They're into eco-friendly practices and community building.
This restaurant stands apart from the rest in that they're not only into giving customers healthy menu options but LYFE is into sustainability by using local farmers and growers to supply their kitchen. Their menu changes as the seasons change, giving customers the freshest, most nutritious options.
And if that weren't enough, they've acquired top notch chefs like Tal Ronnen, (maybe you've seen him on Oprah during her 21-day vegan stint, or on the Ellen Show), Art Smith and Jeremy Bringardner. These highly talented chefs can do wonders transforming the freshest of produce into delicious meals.
CEO Mike Roberts along with the other LYFE visionaries and the local Northern California growers.
The Veggie Kids Mama with Chef Tal Ronnen
Chef Jeremy Bringardner creating his Kale-Banana Smoothie. I would've taken a picture of the finished product but I sucked it down too fast! It had a bright flavor and was super refreshing. It also reminded me I need to just bite the bullet and invest in a VitaMix already!!
(Want the recipe? Visit Facebook/LYFEKitchen)
Beets & Black Rice Salad
(This was full of flavor and a great change from the traditional salad. I love that you could have this on it's own as a meal!) For the recipe, visit Facebook/LYFEKitchen
Roasted Vegetable dish with capers, parsnips, fingerling potatoes and asparagus. This side dish would satisfy a meat-eater for sure! I like that it's flavored without the use of butter or a lot of sodium.
Surrounded by french breakfast radishes, cucumbers, flatbread crisps (so good in itself!) and cherry tomatoes. I loved the slight green tinge of the hummus from the addition of edamame!
Such beautiful produce brought in from local growers! You can't get much fresher than that.
If you're ever in the San Francisco Bay Area I urge you to stop by LYFE Kitchen. You'll be blown away at the unique flavors and fresh ingredients. The restaurant sits in the heart of Silicon Valley in Palo Alto and used to be frequented by the late Steve Jobs of Apple.
Check out their VEGAN MENU here.
They have a number of non-vegan options as well that I've heard are delicious. (I originally brought my non-veg hubby here and he was shocked at how much he liked the food...he's your typical steak-and-potatoes kind of man so if he liked it, you can imagine the compliment!)
Thanks again to LYFE Kitchen and Chef Tal Ronnen for the great experience!
I'm filled with VEGGIE POWER!