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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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Philly's Khyber Pass is very good food for us Vegetarian/Vegans.

Philly’s Khyber Pass is very good food for us Vegetarian/Vegans.

I don’t know why it took us so long to finally go and eat at Kyber Pass. Possibly it was because I think I performed there MANY years ago, and it wasn’t a good gig? Which of course wasn’t their fault – we had no fans in Philly at all! But so many people have told me that this is their favorite spot for good vegan food in all of Philadelphia. So finally we went – and it was really very very good! The Khyber Pass has a lot of vegan choices. They have vegan chili, and a few other…

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Tian - Vegetable dining at it's best in Vienna Austria - by Bob Batz

Tian – Vegetable dining at it’s best in Vienna Austria – by Bob Batz

If you’re vegetarian or vegan and in Vienna, or if you have a love affair with vegetables, for heaven’s sake…treat yourself to a meal at Tian located in Himmelpfortgasse 23 in downtown Vienna.  This is high-class vegetable dining at it’s finest in a refined and elegant white tablecloth setting.  The atmosphere is pleasant and elegant, but it’s just backdrop for the exquisite food.   A six course meal will run you 104€ per person plus wine (six part wine pairing for an additional 59€), so give yourself lots of time to sit, savor, relax and enjoy the places this meal will…

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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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Lunch at Mi Lah Vegetarian Restaurant in Philadelphia

Lunch at Mi Lah Vegetarian Restaurant in Philadelphia

There is a nice little place to catch a generally asian style vegetarian meal near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, called the Mi Lah Vegetarian Restaurant, and The Rock and Roll Vegetarian and my sweet lunch partner Kate stopped in for a lunch recently. “Mi Lah” originates from an Indian Buddhist(Maitreya) word that denotes nature, harmony, happiness, and kindness.  A good combination for sure. Let’s get right to the food!  First up we each had a soup.  She ordered the cauliflower soup, which was the daily special.  Fantastic!  Rich, creamy and flavorful.  I ordered from the lunch special 3 course menu, starting with a…

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