Claim Jumper Does it Again!

Okay, it was one of those BAD Mondays that we all know and love…so mom and I decided we were going to head to Claim Jumper for dinner.  Mind you, as previously stated, they were on my “poo” list because of their redacting of my veggie soup I love.  Well, low and behold…they brought it back.

Yippeee!  Can you believe it?  I have not had such a yummy, hearty bowl of soup in my life.  I top it with a large humungo (it is a word) baked sweet potato…and I am in heaven.  Sorta.  I was bummed to find that even though they brought it back…and DON’T take it away again…they removed the veggie kabobs that I started liking.

Wahhhhh!  Why can’t they ever get it right!??!!

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Yogurt is good for you…

Nancy's Yogurt

I’m not a big fan of dairy, and don’t buy milk anymore for my home (Soy is way better for you).  I haven’t gotten a taste for soy yogurt yet.  Mostly that is because one of my favorites is Nancy’s Nonfat with Real Fruit.  This is about the best damn yogurt I have ever tried.  I can’t stand the nonfat part, cause it tastes like sour cream….but fold in some of that yummy fruit sweetened with honey and WHAM it becomes the best healthy treat I know.  I, unfortunately, can only find it at one location – Famima in downtown LA where I work.  So odd!!!  I have tried numerous Whole Food markets to no avail.  Ah, well.  At least I know where to get my fix.  Try it, you might like it Mikey.

My (1) gripe is where oh where is the Raspberry flavor??  I would love to try it.

Go Go Jamba…

My new favorite, and terribly healthy breakfast, is Jamba Juice’s Steel Cut Oats.  Okay, I had to laugh when Starbucks first unveiled their oatmeal (notice I am using lowercase).  I thought it deserved a chuckle that I would pay them over $2 for a package of oatmeal, when I could get a whole box of the same stuff at the market for a little more (unless there was a sale going on).  So, I had a coupon to try it for free….and that was the last time I have ever eaten it.

Enter Jamba Juice.  Whoa!  This stuff is good.  If you ever try to cook Steel Cut Oats, providing you are not hungry and have 30+ minutes to devote to it, you know that they are the best tasting but take way too long to cook.  So, I run by my local JJ before heading to work and they do all of the work for me.  Plus the fruit they put on top is SOOOOO good.  Thumbs up!  Toes up!!  Can you tell I love it?

Anyway, head out to your local Jamba Juice  and try it.  Oh, and it is made with Soymilk which gets a heads up from me.  No dairy.  Even better! Moo!

It’s been a long time…

I’ve been working with some clients recently, on adjusting their free WordPress blogs, and remembered “Hello…I have a WP blog that I never use”.  So, here I am…writing again. No new food news, other than a previous client just shared with me her cheese making business.  Now, me – lover of cheese- was jazzed to find out that she is using microbial rennet in her product.  I couldn’t be more thrilled, and want to share this with everyone….all three of you that happen to read my blog.

Okay, it’s a newbie…and I am just getting started, but just wait YOU WILL ALL BE KNOCKING DOWN MY VEGETARIAN DOOR SOON.  Anyway, check out Claudia’s shop on Etsy www.urbancheesecraft.etsy.com and her own WP blog www.urbancheesecraft.wordpress.com .  This is  so cool.

You go girl!

Why oh why Claim Jumper….

So,  I went last night to my favorite restaurant – Claim Jumper.  I fell in love with their pretzel, baked sweet potato, and vegetable soup w/ rice.  It was wonderful, chock full of veggies and basmati rice…and totally vegetarian.  A bowl of that could take care of you for the rest of the day.  So, please someone tell me WHY they removed it from the menu??!!?? 

 Now we are left with creamy/cheesy soups, which are vegetarian if you eat CHEESE, but heavy in the fat.  Or of course the meat laden stews & chilis.  I was heartbroken, to say the least.  I notice that even Friday’s removed their portabello sandwhich…which was great…and left us without many veggie alternatives.  Geesh, and I thought I lived in California…land of the healthy!!!