Thursday, March 4, 2010

Go Raw Cafe Vegas Review and Mid Life Crisis

Hey raw vegan peoples! On our way back from Utah Anniversary camping we stopped into the Go Raw Cafe in Vegas.  What a cute, little granola, hippy spot! When we walked in, they were having a yoga/vegan class which was kind of cool.

What a good sport the hubby is as he wanted the meat and potatoes thang!

 

Kind of a cafe feel to it…that's fine as I'm not a fancy girl

 

Anyways, short and sweet post here…everything here was pretty darn good. We ordered a Bruschetta Nut Cheez buckwheat appetizer thingy and I forgot to take a pic until the last bite! It was really, really, really, did I say really? good.

 Bruchetta Toast - “Cheese”, tomato, basil, garlic, pine nuts, & herbs

This was rockin' good

 

Next was the Go Raw House Salad…one of the best salads eva!

Go Raw House Salad
A mix of any or all of the following organic ingredients:
Mixed greens, cucumbers, shredded carrots, bell peppers,
tomatoes, sprouts, avocado, onion, nuts & seeds.

 

Then…

Mexicali Pizza - Topped with Mexi “cheese”, “beans”, “rice”,
guacamole, salsa, sour dream, & hemp seeds

This was rock your raw-socks-off crunking awesome!

I so wish I could uncook stuff like this!

I felt like I was in Berkeley when we walked in the Go Raw Cafe. If you have ever been to Berkeley you know what I mean. My kid attends Cal, and Berkeley is a cool, hippy, vegan, granola town. Vegas..not so much, but this cafe had a little slice of that Berkeley feel. They also had raw food items you could purchase off the shelf. The only thing I did not care for here was their desserts. Amazing as I usually love raw desserts, but the ones here were so-so.

 

Utah Camping post to come soon! Got my hubby his 50th birthday present early. A Jeep Rubicon! He has always wanted a Jeep. Its kind of a man-mid-life crisis thing I guess. My son reminds me that 50 is NOT mid-life but age 40 actually is. I guess we are 10 years late on the mid-life crisis.

Moab here we come! Water fast may be in order for awhile so I can recover financially from the Rubi purchase!

judy

9 comments:

VivaciousVegan said...

I wish I was there eating with you, I was sooo sold on the pizza with guac, on it!!!!
I love brushcetta!!!! Now I think I need italian for dinner!!!!lol
My husband also wants a jeep, and he is 41....lol

rawkstar diaries said...

Oh what fun you two had!! The food looks delicious. I love little cool, hippy places. They are always so full of love aren't they?! You feel all smiley while you are there. What a great gift you got the hubby!

Melissa said...

That pizza looks amazing and I wish I could uncook like that too..yum! What a great gift! Glad you had a great time camping:)

Pam101360 said...
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Pam101360 said...

That place looks great and the food....WOW!

Glad you had a wonderful time!

I can say my hubby has a 77'jeep that he rebuilt from the ground up. It has big groundhog tires on it...pretty cool!

Have fun and xoxo

Pam
www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com

blessedmama said...

Wow, it's amazing to find out that so many places are offering raw and vegan eateries now. Vegas?! Great! And the food looked super yummy!

HiHoRosie said...

Wow, that food looks amazing! Yum yum! Can't wait to see the pics of your trip.

Raw Oz Gal said...

Wow those restaurant meals look unreal! Hubby and I are planning a trip to the states and vegas will be a stop, so I look forward to trying some of those delicious meals! Thanks for the photos!

VivaciousVegan said...

Hey Raw Sierra,
Try this gluten free Italian meatball recipe I jsut redid for you!!!

2 cups red lentils, rinsed
3 cups vegetable stock
½ cup finely chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 T. olive oil, plus more for cooking
8 oz. crimini or button mushrooms, sliced
2 t. dried fennel
1/2 t.red pepper flakes
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup finely ground flax seeds (also known as flax meal)
About ¼ cup gluten free flour, such as sorghum or rice flour, more if needed
Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation:
1. In a medium-large pot, combined the lentils, vegetable stock, onions and garlic and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat, and let the lentils simmer, covered, for about 20-25 minutes, or until very soft. Remove from heat and mash well with a potato masher or fork.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and seasonings and sautee until the mushrooms are very soft, about 4-6 minutes.

3. In a food processor or blender, combine half of the lentil mixture with the mushrooms, ground flax seeds and nutritional yeast and process until smooth. Add the processed mixture to the remaining lentil mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Gradually stir in the sorghum flour or rice flour, 1 T. at a time, until the mixture holds together. Allow the mixture to reach room temperature before forming into balls.

4. Cook the lentil balls. Heat a small amount of oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lentil balls to the hot oil, cooking only as many at a time as will fit without touching one another. Cook, flipping the lentil balls to brown them on all sides, until they’re golden brown, about 4 minutes. Repeat until all of the lentil balls are cooked.

Ok, I hope this will work for you!!!
Hugs Brandi!!