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Cranberry and Pecan Holiday Salad

When: December 20, 2013

Cranberry and Pecan Holiday Salad
(Makes 2.5 quarts or 10 cups)
In a food processer with an “S” blade, pulse together:
1 pack (7.5 oz) fresh cranberries
2 cups of walnut halves
Do not over process. Leave the mixture slightly…

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I Am Creative

When: November 15, 2013

Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie Crust:
 3 cups pecans
2 ½ oz dates
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground vanilla bean
Instructions for the Pie Crust:
In a food processor or Cuisinart, lightly blend the pecans, dates, vanilla and salt until…

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When: November 14, 2013

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I Am Accepting

When: October 15, 2013

Sushi Bowl Plating
Instructions for the bowl:
 1 cup chopped shredded kale
2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice
½ cup cubed cucumber cucumber
½ avocado
4 oz sesame wasabi dressing
1 crumbled nori sheet
1 tablespoon each basil, cilantro…

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Vote Cafe Gratitude as L.A.’s Favorite Green Restaurant!


When: October 9, 2013

Help Cafe Gratitude LA win LA #1 green restaurant! Reply why u think we should win include #EatGreenLA and VOTE here!…

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I Am Adventurous

When: September 16, 2013

Raw Soup
In a Vitamix, blend until smooth.
Yield : 2 Quarts
4 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
4 cups chopped strawberries
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 basil leaves
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar…

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A Lot To Be Thankful For: The Offices of Cafe Gratitude


When: August 31, 2013

Cafe Gratitude, a gourmet organic+vegan restaurant in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Larchmont, is well known throughout the city for their life-affirming menu offerings (“I Am Liberated”, “I Am Festive”, etc). So it shouldn’t come as a surprise the staff’s…

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I Am Generous

When: August 20, 2013

Summer Squash
1/2 cup of olive oil
Add and sautee for a few minutes until softened:
1 cup of chopped onion

2 bay leaves
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
Cook for 5 minutes, then add:
 3 Q diced summer…

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Victory Garden: “Increase the Humus”

When: July 22, 2013

Chance Foreman and Tony Ranville of “The Victory Garden” on Rose want to raise awareness about humus!
From The Victory Garden mission statement:
Our mission is to respond to our global climate crisis and heal our earth. We achieve…

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Victory Garden: “Increase the Humus”

When: July 22, 2013

Chance Foreman and Tony Ranville of “The Victory Garden” on Rose want to raise awareness about humus!
From The Victory Garden mission statement:
Our mission is to respond to our global climate crisis and heal our earth. We achieve this…

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Venice Victory Garden

When: July 2, 2013

We are growing a Venice Victory Garden on Rose Ave and Rennie Ave in Venice sponsored by M. Winter Design Studio to inspire our local community to get involved in a global…

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Zucchini Cilantro Hummus

When: June 29, 2013

Zucchini Cilantro Hummus
Blend all ingredients in the Robot coupe, starting at a low speed.
Yield: 1 Quart

2 cups zucchini, rough-chopped
2 cups soaked / rinsed sunflowers
¼  cups of tahini
2 cloves garlic
3 teaspoon lemon juice…

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The Essential Cleanse 2.0


When: June 24, 2013

“Food isn’t a science, it’s an art. You want to be creative, do things uniquely and newly every time.”
Juicing or blending? I often get asked which of these two methods is better for cleansing and for health maintenance, so…

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Date Ideas In LA For People On Diets


When: June 20, 2013

Your date has a strictly raw diet? No problem! Come to Café Gratitude, where both raw and cooked dishes are available and are 100% organic, no matter what. Get your buckwheat pancakes topped with cashew whipped cream, enjoy chia seed…

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Neighborhood Tour: Revolutionary Rose Avenue


When: June 17, 2013

by Erin Harris
You may think that Venice’s Rose Avenue is just the latest example of glam-hippie-style gentrification … and you’d be right. Much like Abbot Kinney before it, the formerly gritty street leading to the beach is undergoing a…

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I Am Strong

When: May 21, 2013

Strawberry Smoothie

8 oz of nut milk
You can make your own fresh blend with 1 cup of nuts (almond, pecan, macadamia, etc.) with 3 cups water and strain through a nylon nut milk bag.
Watch a video demo…

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I Am Awakening

When: April 14, 2013

Key Lime Torte
Yield: 1 torte, 12 servings

1 cup  pecans
2 oz  date paste
1/8  cup  lucuma powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients, except vanilla, and process until evenly broken down. Add vanilla and…

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Cafe Gratitude Santa Cruz is now hiring!

When: April 2, 2013

Cafe gratitude is hiring for the position of Line Cook.
If you have previous experience in kitchens, a flair of creativity, a passion for vegan food, great skills with a knife and a great attitude, we are looking for you!…

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