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Fern Buffalo Cauliflower

The Evolution of Fern, Flavors from the Garden

It’s been exciting to watch the evolution of Fern, Flavors from the Garden! Fern has new-ish management (Susan Walley), a new Executive Chef (Matt Martin), and a new seasonal menu coming October 2nd!

Happy Cow Cookbook

HappyCow Cookbook Giveaway and Road Trip To Luna’s Living Kitchen – Charlotte, NC

Hello, everyone!  I was thrilled to be asked to be your tour guide for the day as part of the HappyCow Road Trip Blog Tour! Today I want to welcome everyone to Charlotte, North Carolina and take you on a visit to one of my favorite vegan restaurants – Luna’s Living Kitchen!  Afterwards, I’ll briefly review… Read More ›

Zada Janes Corner Cafe Charlotte NC

Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe

Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe (located in a former dry cleaners on Central Avenue in Charlotte, NC) is one of those bright, funky, Southern-style, breakfast-all-day places, similar to The Flying Biscuit or Tupelo Honey. Similar, but not the same. Zada Janes has far, far more vegetarian and vegan offerings than the Charlotte Tupelo Honey.  In fact,… Read More ›

Sunday Breakfast: Medu Vada Wraps

Medu Vada is a popular South Indian fried snack made from urad dal (lentils) and traditionally served with sambar soup or coconut chutney. They remind me of savory, crispy little doughnuts. Although my South Indian friends insist they are not that difficult to make from scratch, I have not yet been courageous enough to try…. Read More ›

Upton’s Naturals Italian Seitan – The Best Thing To Happen To Spaghetti Since Italy!

Growing up, Charlotte, NC was not a very diverse place. We didn’t have many “Eye-talians” living in the city; therefore, we had limited knowledge of Italian food. “Spaghetti” meant thick, soft, overcooked spaghetti noodles with ketchup.  (I really wish I was exaggerating about this one, but I’m not.  Much.) “Spaghetti Bolognese” meant a little ground… Read More ›

Upton’s Naturals

Look for lots of product reviews coming soon! Upton’s Naturals is a relatively new player in the faux-meat industry (at least in the Charlotte, NC area). Upton’s Naturals is a Chicago-based, vegan owned and operated business specializing in GMO-free, minimally processed seitan (a vegan wheat protein).  Their packaged seitan (Traditional, Ground, Chorizo, Italian, and Bacon… Read More ›

Vegan Blogger Gets Beaten Up By Bouncer At Dandelion Market … Or, What It Feels Like To Be a Victim of Racism and Bigotry in Charlotte, NC

3:30 PM:  You’re let off of work early so everyone has time to prepare for the company Christmas party at Dandelion Market in Charlotte, NC.  You’re feeling excited – you haven’t been uptown or had an opportunity to dress up for awhile.  You take a shower, wash your hair, and redo your makeup.  You even… Read More ›

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … I think those long-ago-penned lines have always held special significance for me because truly in my life the really, really good and the really, really bad have always co-existed, side-by-side, together.  Some of my happiest moments have been in the midst of… Read More ›

Brunch at Bean With Special Guests The Humane League!

Today, members of VegCharlotte Meetup Group checked out Bean Vegan Cuisine’s new Brunch Menu. Formerly, Bean had offered a weekly Sunday Brunch “special” … now, they have a Brunch Menu available all day on Sundays. (You can still order off their regular menu, however, if you would rather have a hamburger.) I ordered the Bean… Read More ›

What Vegan Desserts Look Like In Charlotte

Yup, this little confection (from Laullipop & Co.) is completely vegan (and soy and gluten free).  Hazelnut crust, cinnamon filling, and an ooey, gooey caramel glaze.  It’s called “Behind Your Hazel(nut) Eyes” and it is absolutely delish!  If you live in Charlotte, check out my full review at Keep Charlotte Boring, and do try to… Read More ›

Fern Is For Foodies

It’s so cool that Charlotte, NC is now big enough to have several veggie restaurants … each with their own distinct personality! There’s Bean Vegan Cuisine – down home Southern cooking in a diner-type atmosphere.  Zizi’s – soul food deli takeout.  Luna’s Living Kitchen – exquisite raw vegan food.  Berrybrook Farm – homey, healthy sandwiches… Read More ›

Fern Surf and Turf

What Vegan Food In Charlotte NC Looks Like …

Yep, Charlotte, NC now has vegan Surf and Turf – seitan “steak” and radish “scallops.”  This is what I had for dinner recently at Fern, Flavors From The Garden. IF you live in Charlotte, you might want to check out this cool blog …. http://www.keepcharlotteboring.org.  I’m covering the veggie beat and doing restaurant reviews from… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Thai Restaurants

The Thai category received more responses than any other restaurant category in the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards– with some voters offering a second, and even third, Thai choice. I suppose it shouldn’t be that surprising – Thai food is notoriously vegan-friendly, and Charlotte, NC seems to have more of its fair share of Thai restaurants – from… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Best Thai Part 1 – Dining Out Tips

Charlotte, NC Vegans and Vegetarians really like to “Thai” one on! And no wonder, since Thai food is notoriously vegan-friendly and Charlotte seems to have more than its fair share of Thai Restaurants, from takeout to dine in, from inexpensive to pricey, from mild, “Americanized” Thai to the stronger, richer flavors (and more intense heat)… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Pizza!

Where do vegans and vegetarians in Charlotte, NC like to go for pizza? The vegans have voted and the results are below! First Place – Brixx Pizza.  Brixx is known for their thin-crust pizzas, huge selection of lacto-vegetarian options, and decent vegan options. Among vegans, the Greek Pizza appears to be the favorite; vegetarians prefer Pear… Read More ›

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