Kind Kreme

Vegan, raw, organic, fair trade ingredients make this alternative to ice cream a dream come true! Check out one of their three locations and cool off with a healthy treat in Pasadena, Echo Park, or Studio City.

Broccoli Shiitake Stirfry

Cook time: 20 minutes | Serves: 2

A stir fry is an easy way to throw together some leftover for a simple meal. I had some steamed broccoli and brown rice on hand so I decided to throw them together with some cayenne and paprika.

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Prep Time: up to 1 day ahead | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 2

I love making soup purely with veggies, especially when I’m not in the mood to just eat them steamed or stir-fried. You can substitute the asparagus with any other hearty veggie you like, including broccoli, cauliflower or even cabbage. I like to sautee the asparagus but you can steam them if you like.

Gluten-Free Matzoh Ball Soup with Dill

Prep Time: 1-2 hours | Cook Time: 1 hour | Serves: 6-8

I really wanted to make Matzoh Ball Soup for a Passover Sedar Dinner Potluck but having never had tried a traditional matzoh soup and knowing that matzoh is basically white flour and water, I wasn’t sure that I could pull this off. After reading tons and tons of recipes, I figured real matzoh, being white flour, wouldn’t be healthy, so I decided on Hol Grain Crackers.

Dave’s Gourmet Korean Food

Dave, a former acupuncturist, created Dave’s Gourmet Korean Food – a line of vegetarian, vegan and msg-free line of traditional Korean banchan (side dishes) that are usually eaten as part of every meal with rice and a soup or stew.

He omits the shrimp, oysters, and clams that are used in kim-chi and makes fish-less fish-cake-like ‘tempeh‘ – a fermented bean patty.

Green Peas Casual Food

On the corner of Sepulveda and Braddock (just south of Culver) stands a unpretentious, friendly, affordable and healthy eatery featuring vegan and vegetarian options while offering some real chicken and steak – hormones, nitrates and antibiotic free, of course – dishes so you can enjoy a meal with just about anyone.