Most of the people who follow Raw Possibility are open-minded and not vegan. They want a glimpse at what it is like to live a vegan lifestyle in Los Angeles County. Although the San Fernando Valley is considered part of LA, it is culturally and economically worlds away.
This last weekend, I took a trip to Mt Wilson, you know, the Griffith Observatory‘s lesser known cousin? Before heading up the winding roads to the top of the observatory, I hit up Green Earth. The restaurant is in Old town Pasadena, a nook nestled between mega-cities and still be enjoyable. The street was a bit congested and pedestrians poured over the sidewalks making right hand turns difficult. Despite the hustle and bustle of the city, we managed to slip into Green Earth.
It’s a spacious restaurant with soft music, soothing pastel colors, and attentive waiters. The people eating their, some who were alone, were snug in their booth. The restaurant appeals to you like an eclectic getaway but really it’s a refuge from the city.
The menu was pretty noble; it had variety. I automatically knew what I wanted once I flipped the first page. The chi’kn parmigiana with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans.
They undoubtedly earn the dignity of “vegan cuisine” with this dish. The green beans were cooked enough to be left raw at the center for a good crunchy satisfaction. The daiya cheese properly melted in to the tomato sauce, leaving a nutty and creamy layer of flavor on your tongue.
Then you slice into the crispy chicken, just like you did with the old fashion meals before you became vegan, and peer into the center of the patty to behold:
The inner texture of chi’kn was juicy, peppered, and triggered no thoughts of a dead animal.
This lunch was great. The next day we went to Lotus Vegan in North Hollywood, which I talked about in the previous blog (along with the trip for dessert to YummyCupcakes).
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