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Catching up with Vegan Chef Lenka Zivkovic at The Plough and Stars – Meatless Monday

Philadelphia has great vegan chefs. One of the hardest working among them is Chef Lenka, both a fantastic creative chef, plus a big advocate for animal welfare, spreading the word about vegan cooking – a true inspiration. Last year the Plough and the Stars started hosting some vegan food events, and we went to one of the first, a prix-fix vegan meal prepared by The Plough’s own chef, Lenka Zivkovic.  After I wrote about the fantastic food here on my blog, Lenka got in touch with me and even showed me how to make cashew creamer!  During that time she has become even both more passionate about helping…

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Dinner at Vedge Restaurant with Some Friends.

Dinner at Vedge Restaurant with Some Friends.

I had dinner last night at Vedge.  By now I’ve been there several times, but for some reason it was especially nice last night.  One day I am going to do a proper review for this restaurant – but not today. Today I’m just giving a look into this great spot, Philadelphia’s most nationally respected vegan restaurant. Just off the bar we entered a small dining area.  Vedge has a few different dining areas, and this one was just a few tables and a gas fireplace pushing out some welcome heat on a cold night. We ordered 7 dishes for the…

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Review:  Diet Cig at Ortlieb's in Philadelphia Sept. 29, 2015

Review: Diet Cig at Ortlieb’s in Philadelphia Sept. 29, 2015

Went down to see Diet Cig last night at Ortlieb’s in Philadelphia last night to see what all the growing hype was about.  I think the hype is justified! Singer Alex Luciano was a superstar performer up on the stage, and Noah Bowman was smashing super hard and punchy on the drums.  Together they are very compelling.  Most of the tunes they played were short catchy pop punk to my ears, and their continued road gigs are making them very tight. This is a duo who is usually found performing at house shows, and it’s breaking some new ground for…

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The Vegan Tree on South Street in Philadelphia

The Vegan Tree on South Street in Philadelphia

We stopped in for a quick lunch at the Vegan Tree, the go to spot for vegans on South Street. Perfect for a quick bite if down around South Street, this is a very tasty mostly Asian vegan spot. It has a small but welcoming interior to sit down for a fresh cooked meal and perhaps a fresh juice as well. The juices are made here from 100% good healthy ingredients which means none of the ice often added. That’s a tip off for the integrity of Vegan Tree and the food. We went for the lunch specials, which were under…

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Chef Lenka Zivkovic's Vegan Tasting Menu at The Plough & The Stars

Chef Lenka Zivkovic’s Vegan Tasting Menu at The Plough & The Stars

One thing is very clear when talking with chef Lenka Zivkovic about her plant based menu at Philadelphia’s The Plough & Stars – there is a tremendous amount of passion and heart in her creations!    Her food is not only delicious and beautiful, but she also places a lot of focus on the healthful and pure. While vegan food is considered to be better for you, the Rock and Roll Vegetarian has found that even at some of the best restaurants the focus on taste doesn’t always extend to healthy preparation.  Chef  Zivkovic goes beyond simple taste and sprouts her…

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