5 Awesome Things About Vegan Nirvana [Restaurant Review]

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I had some time on my hands in Huntington Beach the other night so I decided to try a new (to me) vegan restaurant.  They call their food “World Peace Cuisine” and so each of the menu items has a name related to the theme.  Yelp reviewers gave Vegan Nirvana great ratings so I figured I couldn’t lose.

I was right, although I missed having Clara with me, here are five things that I thought were awesome about Vegan Nirvana.

Jackfruit Limeade – The thing that jumped out at me in the Yelp reviews was the mention of the Jackfruit Limeade.  Made with, you guessed it, jackfruit, lime juice, and natural sugar this beverage was the perfect starter during one of the hottest days of the year.  It had a mimosa feel to it without the alcohol and was just the right amount of sweetness combined with the crispness of the lime and jack fruit.  It would be worth stopping by just for this delicious beverage.

Selfless Savior – This is what they called their sweet potato fries.  Fried and seasoned perfectly with their homemade seasoning, they were complemented by the non-dairy ranch dipping sauce.  I’m a big fan of sweet potato fries and these were some of the best I’ve had.

Kingdom of God – Talk about a tough name to live up to, the Kingdom of God is a chicken-less wok dish made with a Korean BBQ sauce.  There were two types of meat substitutes, one was tofu and the other was a soy, pea powder concoction that had the flavor and texture of chicken.  Mixed with kale, broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, red bell peppers, and just enough jalapeno to give it a kick without overpowering it.  I had it with the multi-grain rice.  The dish had a satisfying crunch to it and was enough for two, I took half home for lunch the next day.

Strawberry Ambrosia Cheesecake – This light, sweet treat was the perfect taste bud reward.  It was deliciously creamy and the graham cracker crust was just right.  One of the things I miss with plant-based eating is creamy desserts.  This dessert fit the bill perfectly and I didn’t miss the dairy at all.

World Peace Ambiance – The art on the walls matched the World Peace cuisine of the restaurant.  It had a warm decor, comfortable seating and pleasant employees.

If you are in the Huntington Beach area, I highly recommend this bit of culinary nirvana.  It is located at the corner of Warner and Beach Blvd.

Gratefully – Bruce

 

 

Intro to Vegan Cooking Class – Meatless Meatloaf

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It’s been a crazy first half of the year. We moved to our new home and we are loving it but it did take some work to get organized; change the floors, paint, etc. I have had fun doing it and let me tell you the back porch veranda is a peaceful beautiful setting and we are so glad we are finally settled in.  My parents lived here when they were alive and I actually helped my Mom redo the kitchen so adding my own personal touches makes it home. I decided that adding a prep table will work great for the new classes.

Come join us for an Intro to Vegan Cooking Class.  This class is for those wanting to incorporate more plant-based whole foods in their eating.  Making at least one or two meals meatless and plant based gets you on a healthier road for your heart mind and soul. You will learn some basics of plant-based cooking, help me prepare a delicious plant-based lunch, and join us around our Table of Gratitude to discuss healthier living in a relaxed country setting.  You can decrease your dependence on processed foods, it’s easier than you think! Enjoy dessert on our beautiful veranda.

The price includes all supplies for your meal and you get to take home a Table of Gratitude apron, recipes, and Ideas for incorporating more plant-based foods in your diet.  Everyone’s welcome at the table!

 

The Details:

Meat-less Loaf(pictured)

Creamy Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Asparagus

Garlic Bread

Dessert: Berries Galette

Date:  Saturday, August 25

10:00- 12:30

Location: Corona, CA (Address given upon registration)

Cost: $50.00

RSVP by August 20 – Email Clara at usbornemom@aol.com.  Include your name and phone number.  

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