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FOOD REVIEW – Which Wich? Tomato & Avocado Sandwich

Which Wich? is a very interesting eatery. I believe they have them all over California…I’ve seen some here in the Bay Area and in Socal as well. When you first walk in, you see a big menu along with 10 containers of paper bags depending on what type of sandwich you’d like. Some of these categories were chicken, seafood, vegetarian, beef, turkey, classics, breakfast, etc. They even had one category for milkshakes. Depending on what type of sandwich you’d like, you grab that paper bag and customize it how you want.

Boyfriend and I shared a large avocado and tomato sandwich. We added three types of cheese: provolone, cheddar, and american, mustard, crispy strings, grilled onions, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and pickles. The sandwich was toasted and STUFFED. The crispy onions were particularly yummy. It was like little baby onion rings. Our total only came to about 11 dollars so it was a good deal for the both of it.

This place isn’t about gourmet flavors or anything special but if you want a good classic sandwich, it’s a good place to go to. They also sell warm homemade cookies and shakes but we were good and didn’t try those. Haha.

I give this place a 7/10. I’d definitely come back for sandwich but it isn’t anything special.

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Green Beans, Carrots, & Eggs

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This is my current comfort food. My mom’s side of the family is from Germany and almost all of them are vegetarian. This last summer, my family was able to go over to Germany to visit family members without me. =( I was stuck at work and school but when my mom came back, she started making this green bean recipe that is now my comfort food. Her mother taught her and she just taught me! It’s a mixture of green beans, carrots, and eggs. Sounds super simple right? But it is so delicious. Served with a side of brown rice and you’ve got your protein, carbs, and vegetables.

Ingredients:
– 1 lb green beans
– 2 eggs
– 1 large carrot or 2 small carrots
– 1 tbsp canola oil
– 1 tbsp of sliced leeks
– 1/4 cup of water
– salt to taste

1. Wash green beans and carrots thoroughly.
2. Slice the green beans diagonally. (Picture below)
3. Slice carrots diagonally and then stack them and slice into thin slices. (Picture below)
4. Slice leeks.
5. Heat oil in a pan on high. Add leeks. (It should start to smell good right about now.)
6. Add in water and get it boiling.
7. Add in green beans and reduce heat to medium high. Cover and cook until they are half way done.
8. Toss in the carrots and cover until both are soft.
9. Whisk two eggs in a bowl and turn the heat up HIGH.
10. Pour eggs into pan and cook.
11. Transfer onto a plate and enjoy!

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Enjoy!

Namaste,
Jenn

BEST, BEST, BEST Vegetarian Egg Rolls Ever.

Thank me in advance. Haha just kidding. Here it is, as promised, the best vegetarian egg rolls ever! So sorry the post is so late. I went to Disneyland over the weekend and the wifi there was just awful. Anyways, I’ve had meat-eaters and vegetarians/vegans eat these and they cannot get enough. The texture of the egg rolls just melt in your mouth and blend wonderfully together. Easy to make, but very labor intensive. Every time my family decide to make these, we make a batch of 400-450 egg rolls. We fry up some for a family party and the rest goes into the freezer. These freeze beautifully and come out tasting as fresh as ever. Enjoy this recipe!

WARNING: This recipe makes about 350 egg rolls. Scale down if you need, but with this amount of work, just spend the 6 hours rolling and then freeze them. Haha =P

Ingredients:
– 1 big taro or several smaller ones. (the taro we used was about 1 foot tall and 5-6 inches circumference)
– 4 BIG carrots
– 1/3 bag (1-1.5 oz) of dried Vietnamese tree/ear wood fungus/mushroom. It’s called Nam Meo. You can get it at most oriental markets.
– 1.5 bag (20 oz) Hulled Mung beans (mung beans without the outer green)
– 1 large yellow onion
– 8 bags of frozen spring roll pastry wrapper. (50 in each bag)
– 1 egg
– Canola oil for frying

1. Leave spring roll pastry wrapper out to thaw.
2. Clean mung beans and put into pot. Add about 3tsp of salt. Cover with water and boil then simmer until soften. Once it’s soften, most of the water will evaporate and the mung beans will be SOFT. Mash the mung bean (should be extremely easy since they’re soft).

3. Wash the ear wood fungus and put in a bowl of warm water until soften. Remove from water and slice thinly.

4. Peel skin of taro and grate it. Leave aside in a big bowl.

5. Peek skin of carrots and grate it.

6. Thinly slice the onion.

7. Add all ingredients together and mix with your hands. Add about 5 tsp of salt.

8. Crack one egg into a small bowl and whisk!
9. Wrap! Place the wrapper down. The wrapper should look like a diamond. Put a tsp of the mixture on one side and wrap. Use a little bit of the egg mixture to seal the egg roll. Brush the egg at the tip (4th pic)
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9. Put some in ziplock bags to freeze if you don’t want to fry all.
10. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high (I don’t really deep-fry my egg rolls. I like pan-frying better because it soaks up less oil. Pour in enough oil to cover 3/4 of the egg rolls. Flip once the side facing down is brown. Wait until browning on the other side.
11. Place egg rolls on paper towels on a plate to soak up extra oil.
12. ENJOY!

Hope you guys try this recipe. You’ll love it. Promise!

Namaste,
Jenn

PS. Enter my one-month giveaway! No one has entered yet so you might have a good chance of winning! I might take it down in a couple of days if I don’t get any entries. =/ Thanks for everyone’s support though. =)

HAPPY ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY, EATBREATHEYOGINI!

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HAPPY ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY, EATBREATHEYOGINI!

My blog’s one month anniversary definitely calls for a celebration. This is a huge accomplishment for me. I’ve done 30 days challenges before and if you’ve done them, you’d know doing anything for 30 days is hard but I managed! I blogged 29 times this month, super proud of myself.

Without my readers’ support, comments, and likes, I probably wouldn’t as motivated to share my feelings and delicious recipes. In order to say thank you, I want to do a giveaway!

Here’s a picture of some of the prizes…I’m still collecting them. I’m actually going to Los Angeles, CA this weekend for Veteran’s Day weekend to go to Disneyland with my family. I’ll keep a look out for some goodies.

There are going to be two winners — one vegan prize & the other one vegetarian.
I’m going to send a box full of my favorite yummy snacks and foods to two of my readers.

Contest Rules
In order to enter, you must do one or more of these things.  If you only have one of these networks, doing one is fine. =) (But, the more you do, the more chances you get to win. Each ‘task’ will count as one entry.) The contest will start today, November 9th and go on for ONE week. It will end on November 16 at midnight.
– Be a follower of my blog & comment on THIS post. Tell me what you like about my blog or what you want to see in the future, whether it be recipe, more yoga, questions, etc. And tell me if you are VEGAN or VEGETARIAN or EITHER (you don’t mind). This will let me know which package to send you.
– Follow me on twitter. @eatbreatheyoga and tweet “Follow @eatbreatheyoga and retweet to win this awesome, delicious giveaway! #eatbreatheyogini
– Like me on Facebook and leave a comment if you’d like!

All contestants must be from the U.S.
I apologize for not extending it out to the other countries, I’m a poor college student and doing the best I can! I’m sure there will be more opportunities though. Not to worry!

Good luck! I appreciate each and everyone. Thank you for reading my blog.

Namaste,
Jenn

P.S. Egg roll recipe will posted later tonight!

Tomorrow Marks My Blog’s One Month Anniversary. Woot! Woot!

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For the past couple of years, I have been contemplating on starting a healthy living blog. I have actually started a few but never kept up with them. I would post a couple of blogs and then give up. This time I made the commitment to blog for at least a month and if I did not enjoy it, I would stop. I have found that I love, love, love my blog. I love connecting with my readers and I’ve been involved in networking more than I could have ever imagined. Here’s to another month. =D

In honor of my eatbreatheyogini’s one month anniversary, I decided to do a giveaway to my followers. Official rules and pictures of prizes will be on tomorrow’s blog. Prizes will include my favorite vegan and vegetarian snacks and foods. In addition, I will post up the BEST recipe I have thus far. It is my mother’s vegetarian egg rolls recipe. The post will be picture heavy and the recipe is very labor intensive, but the results are  truly satisfying, I PROMISE. It is THE BEST egg roll that I have EVER tried and I had my fair share of egg rolls, vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Please keep an eye out for tomorrow’s post. The contest will go for one week long, until November 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM.

Namaste,
Jenn

 

Food Review: Subway’s NEW Falafel Sandwich

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As I was walking to school last week, I noticed a large banner at Subway. The banner said something along these lines: Subway’s NEW Falafel Sandwich. Great for vegetarians! I’m always willing to try any vegetarian choices that any restaurant, especially fast food put on their menu. I thought it was great that Subway wanting to appeal to vegetarians and vegans by giving us more choices! I mean, a sandwich full of vegetables can get a little boring at times. Haha =)

I usually pack my own lunch everyday for school but didn’t purposely pack it yesterday so I can try this new falafel sandwich. I was excited because I don’t eat subway very often but from the outside, it smelt toasty and delicious. I ordered my sandwich. Got falafel balls, provolone cheese, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and cucumber sauce and toasted!

My review: It was a big let down. It was not flavorful AT ALL. SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO DRY. I would never get it again. You’re better off with a vegetable or cheese sandwich. I had to add hummus to mine to compensate for the DRYNESS. Props for subway thinking of providing more vegetarian choices but FAIL.

Have you guys tried it? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Namaste,
Jenn

Restaurant Review: Di Lac Vegetarian Restaurant

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Good morning!

Yesterday, I ventured to a local family-owned vegetarian restaurant located in San Jose, CA. As we arrived in the restaurant, we noticed that there was a takeout section. Two items plus rice or chow mein for 5 bucks! Talk about a good deal! They had a great selection; all the Vietnamese favorites including roasted chicken, egg rolls, sour soup, tofu stirfry, eggplant with tofu, vegetable dishes, fish, etc. and all vegetarian! Boyfriend and I decided to eat in and see their menu, there were a ton of choices. Some appetizers included spring rolls, egg rolls, salads. They had a variety of rice plates and an extensive meal for family dinners (where you order different entrees to share and order servings of rice seperately). Boyfriend decided on a roasted chicken rice plate and I decided on pork vermicelli. Both were extremely delicious, I believe they made the faux chicken and pork with wheat gluten and seasonings. It honestly tasted like the real thing!! Love it, we felt so spoiled eating it 🙂 I give the restaurant a 8/10. Service was practically nonexistance but the food made up for it. Definitely a must try if you make a visit to San Jose!

Here are a couple of pictures of our food.

 

Nom nom. Looks delicious yea?

Have a good night!

Namaste,
Jenn

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