Saturday, February 06, 2010

Vegan Gluten-Free Samosa



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're on Jam Cruise 7 anchored off of Belize! In honor of our visit to Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Chef MikeC prepares an awesome vegan, gluten-free samosa recipe, using a SolarOvens.org solar cooker! Yummy!

For more information, please visit www.JamCruise.com

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vegan Ratatouille at Kitchen on Fire



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at our old stomping grounds Kitchen On Fire in the heart of Berkeley, California! We hook up with Chef MikeC and Chef Olivier to create one of Chef Olivier's secret family recipes (not so secret after it's been on TV and now YouTube!). But nonetheless it's a fantastic Ratatouille recipe that bursts with colors and flavors and can go great as either a side dish or main course.

For more information, please visit www.KitchenOnFire.com

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Vegan Corn Salsa! At Kitchen on Fire!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in Berkeley, California at Kitchen On Fire cooking school. We meet up with Chef MikeC (AKA host of Organic Living TV) and Chef Olivier (AKA Super Hero) as they show us how to whip up a simple and delicious corn salsa recipe!

For more information, please visit www.KitchenOnFire.com

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vegan Dahl from Awaroa Lodge in New Zealand!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are in stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman national park at Awaroa Lodge. We meet up with Chef Tej who shows us how to make an authentic Indian Dahl that is 100% vegan!

For more information, please visit www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Hippy Gourmet makes Vegan Borscht!

Who says borscht has to have meat? In this episode of Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are cooking alongside guest chef Lara from Ukraine. Delicious and authentic, this soup is an excellent example of borscht gone vegan!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZXZ4NVLnfg



Vegan Borscht This amazing medley of Cabbage, Potatoes, Sweet Red Peppers and a kick of Cayenne Pepper will make you hold your bowl out for seconds and thirds!

You can buy a full version of this episode on DVD available on Amazon.com.
This episode includes 4 recipes: Borscht, Salad Olivier, Beet Salad and Stuffed Peppers. Buy Now

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 16 Chef Charles Royal - Fern Mushroom Salad



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive on the north island of New Zealand to Rotorua and meet traditional Maori Chef Charles Royal! Charles takes us foraging for wild and indigenous ingredients. We end up back at Pounamu Lodge on Lake Tarewera to prepare a lovely wild Fern, Mushroom and Smoked Tomato Salad!

For more information, please visit
www.MaoriFood.com
www.PounamuLodge.co.nz

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vegan Moussaka at Cafe Gibraltar



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In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at Cafe Gibraltar with Chef Jose Luis to show us how to make an incredible all Vegan Moussaka! That's right, the typical Greek mixed meat dish made in an vegan way with 100% organic ingredients and a whole lot of love!

Vegan Moussaka
Cafe Gibraltar

For more information, please visit Cafe Gibraltar
425 Avenue Alhambra
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-9039

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Spicy Thai Wraps at Loving Hut Hippy Gourmet Style!



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In this segment from Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet we feature Sunny Mueller at Loving Hut Restaurant as he shows us how to prepare a vegan Spicy Thai Wrap!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vegan Artichoke Soup at Cafe Gibraltar HippyGourmet style!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're at Cafe Gibraltar in Half Moon Bay, California - an all organic, gourmet restaurant that serves delicious home-style recipes with so much love! Join us as we sit down with Chef/Owner Jose Luis Ugalde to make this incredible all vegan Artichoke Soup!

Cafe Gibraltar Artichoke Soup

For more information, please visit Cafe Gibraltar
425 Avenue Alhambra
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 560-9039

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Organic Vegan Quinoa Salad at Loving Hut HippyGourmet style!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're back at Loving Hut Restaurant in Milpitas, California to learn how to make an absolutely delicious Quinoa Salad! The recipe is vegan, colorful and 100% awesome!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vegan Tamale Pie at Orchard Garden Hotel HippyGourmet style



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're at the Orchard Garden Hotel in their Roots Restaurant in the heart of San Francisco, California! We meet up with Chef Jason Gaskins who shows us how this 100% green hotel and restaurant creates wonderful recipes from organic ingredients, including a special Vegan Tamale Pie!

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Triple Creamy Vegan Potato Soup! HippyGourmet at Loving Hut!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we are so blessed to have the opportunity to visit the Loving Hut Restaurant in Milpitas, California to learn how to prepare a wonderful all vegan Triple Creamy Potato Soup! Loving Hut is the worlds fastest growing vegan 'fast-food' restaurant chain that is all about love and compassion to all beings + the food is organic, freshly prepared and delicious!

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

HippyGourmet on JamCruise featuring Organic Minestrone Soup



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In this wild segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we take a 5-day cruise to Belize and Costa Maya on Jam Cruise! Imagine traveling with an incredible group of people who share their love of live music and also doing their part to help the communities and environment in the places they visit. Join Chef MikeC as he cooks up a sumptuous organic Veggie Minestrone Soup!

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Filming at Loving Hut



Yesterday we filming a new episode with Chef Sunny at Loving Hut restaurant in Milpitas California.

Vegan fast food with a twist - featuring creamy potato soup, quinoa salad and spicy Thai wraps.
Plus we'll visit with Supreme Master Ching Hai and learn all about how compassion to animals can save the planet.

This episode will start airing in a few weeks.

Peace, Love and Organics!

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Organic Living TV Hippy Gourmet makes Butternut Squash Soup!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we head over to the Spice of Life festival in Berkeley, California and do a little farmer's market shopping - picking up some lovely butternut squash for making two versions of a butternut squash soup, one vegan and one vegetarian with sage brown butter!

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Vegan Raw "I am thankful" Coconut Soup!





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This is a wonderful recipe segment taken from our visit to Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco, California. Here we meet up with Prep Chef Vinicio who shows us how to prepare a delicious vegan/raw coconut soup!

Cafe Gratitude is an awe inspiring vegan restaurant chain founded on the premise of pure abundance that surrounds all of us. The cafes were initially started as a place where people could play the "Abounding River" board game, that teaches people how much good and positive there is in the world to be thankful for. As the people began to come in to the cafe to play the game, Terces and Mathew Engelhart (Cafe Gratitudes founders) decided to introduce tasty vegan and raw items on their menu.

After just a few years in operation, Cafe Gratitude has expanded to four locations around the Bay Area of San Francisco, with more locations around Los Angeles and the rest of the country planned to open soon. The Cafe Gratitude experience extends from their main kitchens (where this segment is filmed), through all the loving attention that each team member and chef puts into their recipes, all the way to the patrons who frequent each cafe and to the abundant plates that satisfy their greatest appetites.

Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet is proud to have the opportunity to film the folks at Cafe Gratitude in action and to do our part to help spread their messages of abundant joy!

Peace, Love and Organics!
Your Hippy Gourmet family

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

KFC going vegan?

Here's an interesting article we picked up on today over at Huffington Post Green:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-simmons/

Apparently, Russel Simmons dined at a KFC up in Canada this week after discovering that KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) introduced a new vegan menu item to their Canadian restaurants.

This is a great article not only because of its hopeful nature that fast-food chains may actually be moving in the right direction regarding healthier, animal-free food choices, but also because it raises a lot of great questions about who can really afford to eat better in our society.

We have been watching some great organizations like http://www.mobetterfood.com and http://www.worldchanging.com for instance, as they bring organic fruit and produce into urban communities, introducing lower income families to better ingredients and diets.

There's no doubt in our minds that we have a bright and beautiful future ahead of us on planet earth, so long as we can get more and more people to use their wallets, stomachs and free-will to support smarter eating choices.

When KFC changes their name to KVC (Kentucky Vegan Choices), we will be the first ones on line to film  their story and to order a  real  happy meal!

Peace, Love and Organics,
Your Hippy Gourmet Family


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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Sorbet, the organic, vegan refresher!

Thanks to Lisa Ahier, Chef and Co-Owner at the world famous SOBO Restaurant in Tofino, British Columbia - we have a wonderful and very satisfying summer treat for the whole family!



This is a 100% vegan sorbet made from fresh organic seasonal fruits!

Simple enough, just take your extra ripe fruit that you've purchased from a recent farmer's market, or that you have left over from your local CSA (community supported agriculture) box - you can either grill it a little to get some of the sugars caramelized, or just whip them up with a little cane sugar and water mixture - create a nice puree, then simple as that put a lid on it and freeze it up for 24 hours. Serve it with a grilled peach (like Lisa does in this segment), or garnish it with your favorite edible garden flowers! Cool, tasty and all about the fruit.

A little bit about Tofino, BC - Tofino is on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and can really only be described in one way: breathtakingly beautiful! The lush green forests cover the mountains that shoot up directly from the crystal blue waters surrounding everything here. It is the wild west coast line of Vancouver Island, filled with bald eagles, bears, whales and pristine nature that  is respected and preserved - thanks to the First Nations peoples and their steadfast stewardship of the area.

SOBO stands for Sophisticated Bohemian, and when we met Lisa, Artie, Barkley and Ella Ahier - they were teaching us how to create incredible, gourmet organic meals from the back of a Hollywood catering truck! We've recently discovered that SOBO has moved to downtown Tofino, but they're easy enough to find - just search them out at -
http://www.SOBO.ca

So if you're looking for the real deal adventure trip of your life, head up to Tofino, BC and check out the myriad of fun things they have in store for the family there - and when you're done with a long day of kayaking, or whale watching, hiking, biking or surfing, then you've got the right appetite to go sit down and let Lisa and Artie fill you up on some of the worlds best tasting food, sincerely!

SOBO gets the Hippy Gourmet Double Peace Sign thumbs up for being one of the top restaurants on the planet. Simply put. Freshest organic, ingredients, innovative but approachable comfort-style recipes, flavors and textures that make your taste buds dance and your mind giggle with joy! SOBO simply rocks.

When we left Tofino, we took a cooler full of snacks and treats with us from SOBO for the ride back over the mountain - in fact, just writing this blog about SOBO makes us want to book a flight to Vancouver Island and make our way back there right now!

Happy Summer everybody!

Peace, Love and Organics,
Your Hippy Gourmet family

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hippy Gourmet at Blossoming Lotus Kauai, making Live Lasagna



In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet, we visit one of the world's best Vegan/Vegetarian restaurants - Blossoming Lotus, on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Before we get cooking the Live Lasagna, we head out to visit the local organic and bio-dynamic farms that supply Blossoming Lotus. This is a super colorful, fantastic recipe with Chef Jerrod Perry!

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