Name this Dish!

by Native Foods Cafe

 

Get in on the action and help us name Chef Alex's latest creation!  Head to our Facebook Page to enter and post directly on our Timeline.

CONTEST!! Our talented Chef Alex created a delicious concoction of mushrooms, Native chicken, roasted red peppers and herbs and spices wrapped in vibrant collard greens. We are asking our friends to help us name this dish, the winner will receive a $25 Native Foods gift card, contest ends Saturday (August 31st) at noon. Happy naming!


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Soy Vay Island Teriyaki

by Holladay Allen

Native Foods Cafe

 

Usually when I make kebobs, I make this homemade Greek marinade recipe… because it is out of this world delicious.  But last weekend I was in a bit of a rush (although that is no excuse because the Greek marinade takes like 5 seconds to make) so I went for a store bought marinade: Soy Vay Island Teriyaki:

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The nice thing about this marinade is it is preservative free and has a alot of great fresh ingredients… but it does have oil and soy sauce… so watch the portioning if you are concerned about caloric or sodium intake.  But this marinade is GOOD!  A little fruity from the pineapple with a gingery kick and some sesame seeds and garlic for good measure.  Kebobs are a great meal, because you can pretty much skewer whatever you like and bake, grill or sear them in a pan, then serve with a fresh green salad.  


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Beth and Liz love the Super Italian Meatball Sub!

by Native Foods Cafe

 

This was one of our favorite videos submitted by Beth and Liz for our latest Facebook Video Contest…. this is true love…. of the meatball sub!

 

 

 

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Win a Trip to San Diego Contest Winners Announced!

by Native Foods Cafe

 

Scroll down for all of the winners!


The Grand Prize Winners
of our Win a Trip to San Diego
Video
Contest on Facebook are Megan and Sarah Chesley…. Both submitted separate
videos that they worked on together! 
Megan and Sarah will be joining us this weekend in San Diego for our
pre-opening in Encinitas!

 


  

The Weekly Lunch for an
Entire Year at Native Foods
goes to
Michael Farrell and his girlfriend Olivia!

  

 

All of the videos were so
awesome that we are inviting all the winners to the Pre-Opening Party this
weekend in Encinitas (if they are nearby) PLUS the following prizes
:

(WINNERS, to claim your prize
and make reservations for this weekend, please email contest@nativefoods.com and tell us
your name, phone number, mailing address and include your winning video* as an
attachment in the email!)

 

Native Foods Party
Platter for 10

Jeffery Morehouse

Natasha Marie & MaryAnn McCabe

Laura Swasko Rhea

Laura Mariposa

Tiffany Armstrong

Kevin Ramirez

 

$25 Native Foods Gift
Card

Nicholas & Michelle Gellings

Steph Brontman

Epifurous Ferrous

Beth Chiaravalle

Allison Yamamato

Ben Treutler

Roger Morales

 

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Michael Sacks

Emanuel London

Erica Herbert

Charlene Williams

Michelle Lee

Anna Weiss Treutler

Rebekah Martino

Lori Emerson

Cassie Sperling

 

Native Foods Artist Series
Tote Grab Bag

Steve Bennet

Adam Sacks

Kate Kasbee

Nandini Wahi

Jimmie Joyce

Eileen Molin Wolford

 

*Prizes will be issued upon receipt of video file.  Videos can also be sent via filesharing website if too large for email.  Please include link to website and any passwords necessary in email.  Thank you!

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Win a Trip to San Diego!

by Native Foods Cafe

 

The Win a Trip to San Diego Contest ends tomorrow! To enter, all you have to do is tell us all about your favorite menu item in a video (don't be afraid to get wacky!) and post it on our Facebook Wall! You could be partying with us and some pirates next weekend in San Diego for our pre-opening… check out Chef Kendall's current favorite & head to our Facebook Events section for more details!  

 

 

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Win a Trip to our Grand Opening in San Diego!

by Native Foods Cafe

 

Win a Trip to San Diego

Win a Trip to our Grand Opening in
San Diego!

TO ENTER, create a video telling us about your favorite menu item at Native Foods Café and post it on our Facebook Wall!  Creativity counts and weirdness is totally embraced.

Grand Prize wins airfare for two,
hotel, spending cash, a Pirate’s Adventure on the San Diego Bay and tickets to
the Grand Opening VIP party!

25 runners-up will win one of the
following:

Weekly Lunch at Native Foods Café for
an entire year

Native Foods Party Platter for 10

$10 or $25 gift card

Native Foods Cookbook

Native Foods Artist Series Tote Grab
Bag

Contest ends Monday, January 21st at 12pm PST.

Check the Facebook Events Page for full details!

Grand Prize Winner must be
available for travel January 25-27. 

This contest is in no way affiliated
with or endorsed by Facebook. 

All winning videos must be submitted to
Native Foods Café in order to claim prize.

 

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Native Foods Cafe Open in Palm Springs!

by Native Foods Cafe

 

Native Foods Cafe in Palm
Springs
is open!  Same location, brand
new, awesome space!  Check out our
super-fun pre-opening parties here:

 

  

Thanks to VegSource for the awesome
video!

Visit us before December 24th,
2012, and buy $100 in Gift Cards and receive a $20 Gift Card FREE!

 

Come visit us soon in Palm Springs:

Native Foods Cafe

1775 E Palm Canyon Dr.

‪Palm Springs, California 92264

 

 

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Winners of our Win a Weekend Stay in Palm Springs Facebook Contest!

by Native Foods Cafe

 

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Facebook Contest Winner Margie Weiner!  She won our hearts with an amazing poem about the Grand Opening in Palm Springs…. scroll down to read it! Margie and her family will be joining us this weekend for a wild time in the desert.

 

And congratulations to our 15 Runners-Up as well!

Winners, please email contest@nativefoods.com to claim your prize!

 

Native Foods Cookbook

Sam Friedlander

Chaz Donovan

Michael Ashley Schulman

 

2 Tickets to the VIP Pre-Opening Party this Weekend

Trace Twarowski

Tracy Goyak

 

$25 Native Foods Gift Card

Arvin Torres

Diana Sevastyanova

Tracie DeMotte

 

$10 Native Foods Gift Card

Cam Leibrand

Bryce Wilson

Sony Trieu

Kathleen Johnson

 

Native Foods Party Platter

Evelyn Cypress

Kirsten Drake

Lauren Rucka

 

And the grand prize poem…. 

Twas the night before the Grand Opening by Margie Weiner

Twas the night before the
Grand Opening w
hen all thru Native Café


The Tofu and the Seitan 
were giggling with the
Tempeh



The decorations were up
, the gravy was stewing


The vegan beef wellington was
ready, 

as the cows were happily
moo’ing



The rosemary and sage and
basil were dried


“I think he is here!," a little boy cried



He flew in to Palm
Springs, swiftly and quick


And everyone knew in an
instant 
it must be St. Chick!!!



His feathers were snowy
white
, a
nd his beak a bright yellow


He said “I hope I am not late
for dinner”
…a
s he ate his dessert first…
a bowl of vegan jello



“St. Chick! St. Chick!”

Yelled a little boy named Connor


“We are so happy to have you
here,
 you are our Guest Of Honor”



St. Chick jubilantly muttered

“Yum Yum and Ho Ho…


Delicious Soy and Corn
 And never GMO!”



St. Chick shouted with
glee
“Native Café is my number one winner!


I am so happy to not be eaten for
dinner!”



He smiled and pulled an
envelope
 Out of his nifty kit


And said, “To all of my vegetarians, 
here are
some lovely Gift Certificates!”



And with that he enjoyed the

Grand Opening Celebration


And he raised his glass in a toast 
“To Our Palm
Springs Vacation!”



He took to the sky and soared
out of sight


and as he flew away I heard him chirp
“Happy Grand Opening to all,
and to all a Peaceful Night!”

 

 

 

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A Week in the Desert: The Phainopepla Bird

by Native Foods Cafe

 

In continuing with the celebration of the re-opening of
Native Foods Cafe Palm Springs, we have some more cool desert facts for you
guys!  Today we are presenting the Phainopepla Bird.  Besides
being pretty darn cute, they are kinda really cool too:

Phainopepla_nitens_FA female Phainopepla.

  1. Its
    name is from the Greek phain pepla meaning "shining robe" in
    reference to the male's plumage.
  2. Phainopepla
    have a specialized gizzard that shucks berry skins off the fruit and packs
    the skins separately from the rest of the fruit into the intestines for
    more efficient digestion. So far this is the only known bird able to do
    this.
  3. The
    eggs are incubated by both the male and female, which about takes fifteen
    days. The chicks are then reared by the parents for up to nineteen more
    days.
  4. The
    Phainopepla can imitate the calls of twelve other species!
  5. The
    Phainopepla has a very special relationship with Desert Mistletoe, a
    parasitic plant that grows on the branches of other trees.  It eats
    the berries of the mistletoe, and cannot digest the seeds.  So if it
    happens to defecate on a branch or tree, the seeds can then germinate and
    produce a whole new crop of mistletoe berries, therefore ensuring its next
    meal…. amazing!
  6. The
    Cahuilla Indians used to ground up the mistletoe berries and use the
    powder to treat wounds and as a natural Visine to treat irritated eyes.

800px-Phoradendron_californicum_berries_2Mistletoe Berries in Palm Desert.

Palm Springs is such a cool place with an amazing desert
ecosystem…. And you can come explore it for yourself this weekend!  Enter our Win a Weekend Stay in Palm
Springs Contest on Facebook!
It is for this weekend to celebrate the re-opening
of Native Foods Cafe Palm Springs. 
But hurry, contest ends tonight at midnight!


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A Week in the Desert: The Desert Antelope Squirrel

by Native Foods Cafe

We are re-opening our
flagship Native Foods Cafe location in Palm Springs and we are beyond ecstatic!  In honor of
the Palm Springs location, we are going to give you lots of fun-filled facts
about the desert surroundings. 
First off is the Desert Antelope Squirrel!  (Be sure to check out the cool contest at the bottom…)

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This is one cool little creature.  Here are some interesting tidbits:

  • A Squirrel Apart. There are several types of Antelope Squirrels.  The ones in the deserts surrounding
    Palm Springs are called San Joaquin Antelope Squirrels.
  • The Trees are for
    the Birds!
      The antelope squirrels are ground
    squirrels (compared to those that live in trees). They live in desert or dry
    scrub areas.
  • It’s Getting Hot
    in Here….
    Since it's very hot,
    the Antelope Squirrel has a special adaptation. The Antelope Squirrel is able
    to resist Hyperthermia and can survive body temperatures over 104°F.
  • Wake-Up Call
    Please!
      They do not like mornings and are not early risers… and are
    usually not seen until after sunrise, however they do forage in the morning and
    evening, avoiding the midday heat
  • The Dirty Dirty.  They
    love dust baths to prevent parasites from taking hold.
  • You Don’t Wanna Mess
    with Crazy
    .  When predators are in the area, the San
    Joaquin Antelope Squirrel has an alarm call, which involves convulsive body
    movements.
  • Hold Your Breath!  Due to
    heavy agricultural cultivation, and the use of rodenticide which drifts in the
    air into their habitat, the San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel is now a threatened
    species.
  • There’s No Place
    Like Home
    .  The Antelope Squirrels are social
    creatures, and have been documented as seeming lost and confused when
    transported out of their home habitat and placed somewhere new.

 

And don't forget, if you would like to join us out here this weekend, enter to win on our Facebook Page… but hurry, the Contest ends tomorrow!  Click Here to Play!


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