First thing's first: This week I have a giveaway going on over at Opal Never Shouts. The winner will receive a $20 credit to my shop, Merry Blues Art, so be sure to stop by and enter to win!
Last friday we went to Compassionate Cuisine hosted by Animal Acres at the Japanese Gardens in CSULB. The event was close to home and promised delicious vegan faire so you can imagine that it wasn't something I was willing to miss! The setting was beautiful; the food, adventurous; the company, warm; the inspiration, running wild!
I was so excited to finally meet the wonderful Chef Tanya Petrovna of Native Foods Cafe. She has been a hero of mine ever since I found out about her restaurants and tasted her food.
What's so great about her is that she makes vegan food without labeling it that, and therefore allows her food to be enjoyed by all foodies, vegan and non-vegan alike. She makes most of her ingredients from scratch--even her tempeh and seitan! Flippin' AWESOME
She's a successful woman entrepreneur, representing outstanding food and immeasurable passion. I highly encourage you to visit one of her locations if you find yourself in Southern California. You don't want to miss it!