Foodie Finds: *Tender Greens !*

Hey Guys!!

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Today I have a Foodie Find that I’m super stoked to share with you guys, so without further ado lets jump in!!

Tender Greens Point Loma ,Ca

Whenever I’m driving around town there are usually about three things running through my head, number one: what do I want to do? Where do I want to go and number three : Am I hungry? If so, what to eat?! So long story short I’m always thinking about food ( Not to mention I’m a cook!) and when I’m driving around town I like to search for my next little foodie gem.

Since I have food restrictions I look for the most out of the box restaurants or food joints that cater to my dietary needs. This restaurant definitely checked the box for all of that!!


What I admire about this little gem is the open concept of the interior and the cafeteria styled ordering . It’s definitely untraditional but it really works! ( p.s I really like restaurants that have the kitchen on the outside so you can watch the chefs cook your food!) The atmospher is so peaceful and welcoming, the restaurant caiters to all kinds of dietary restrictions such as Vegans, Pescetarians and carnivores making this a great choice for family night outs or a date night!


My foodie choice of the day was the Tuna Nicoise Salad. This tasty dish comes with   seared tuna and a variety of unique toppings such as quail egg, capers,  green beans, Weiser Farms potatoes with a splash of the sherry vinaigrette. The dish not only was really tasty but also was eye catching!

The outside dining really makes this restaurant even more appealing ! You get a healthy gourmet meal with the beautiful outdoor weather and friendly customer service, what more could you ask for?! Not to mention, They love dogs! Choose the outdoor seating and before you know it a server is at your table with a bowl of water just for your pup!

Overall this is a nice little restaurant for any kind of casual occasion and I would highly recommend it for such an outing!

Thanks again for checking out my post! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite entree on the menu is or what you like the most about this restaurant! Please like, comment and subscribe to my blog!

Thanks guys, have a great week!! 🙂

All The Best!,

Janelle Joy

Project Protein: Vegan & Plant Based

Hello Hello!

This is an interesting topic that I’m excited to share with you guys today. I love getting new information from my family and friends ,then doing the research on it and then pass on the news.  Just so we are clear, I am not a certified nutritionist of any sort, just a health conscious individual committed to sharing my own experiences and ideas with others.  So without further ado, lets get to it!

What is  Protein?

In a nutshell , Protein is what build or muscles, bones and tissues. It is also used to build and repair tissues.

Getting Protein

Instead of getting your protein from meats, vegans and vegetarians go for veggies, legumes and non-dairy items.

here are a list of proteins that you can get from other alternatives :

**Side Note: Grams Per Protein Are based off of the serving size provided on the recipes and /or containers.**

Vegetables, Non-dairy milk such as almond, coconut, oat, cashew, soy etc., Quinoa , Tofu (soy Product), Lentils, Beans, Tempeh (soy product), Peanut Butter, Hemp Seeds, Almonds, Cashews, Kale, Spinach, Flax seeds and chia seeds etc.

According to the Plant Based Protein Chart provided on ,  a quarter cup of chia is 12 grams and flax seeds are 8 grams of protein. Almonds have 7 grams and cashews have 4 grams of protein. Beans such as lentils have 18 grams, chickpeas have 29 grams per cup and kidney beans have 43 grams of protein.

Protein Powder

If you can’t get enough protein in your diet throughout the day then protein powder is a good substitute or even an additive.  Sometimes our lives are so packed that food seems like a chore , so instead of skipping out on the nutrition your body needs, ingesting protein powder can provide you the proper amounts of nutrients for a meal in a time convenient way. All you need is the protein powder an a liquid such as juice, non-dairy milk source, or water to blend together for your protein shake.

Picking Out Your Protein

There is a large number of protein powders on the market and deciding which one is best for you is based on your health and diet. For starters lets break down the types of protein powders.

Whey protein is he most common and comes from cow milk and is a byproduct of cheese. There is about 2.1 grams of protein to one cup of Whey.

Casein protein and whey protein make up dairy milk. Casein is extracted from cheese while in the coagulant stage.

Pea Isolate Protein comes from yellow peas and provides all the essential amino acids your body needs to function and is also allergen free.  protein isolate basically means that when the peas are being extracted , they remove everything but the protein to get the most protein out of the vegetable. Protein isolates are about 90-95% protein by weight according to .

My Protein Powder Trials


Since this whole protein powder intake is new to me i’ve only tried out two types of protein brands. Of course, Since I’m now on the vegan journey these proteins will be Dairy free, vegan and plant based.

The First protein powder I  sampled was the Garden Of life Raw Organic Protein with chocolate. This version gives you 22 grams of protein in one scoop. It is also gluten, soy and dairy free! Contains 18 amino acids, and made up of pea protein and brown rice protein.

The second protein I sampled and ended up purchasing was the Sprouts Vegan Protein, also chocolate flavored! Contains 20 grams of protein per scoop for the 17.7 ounce version. This protein is also derived from pea isolate and brown rice concentrate and is also gluten and soy free. I really enjoyed this protein powder due to the smooth texture of the protein and the rich taste of the cocoa. I recommend using coconut milk with the protein for a better more smooth taste!!



I hope this article was helpful and is effective for you in your daily dieting ! Just to reiterate from earlier , I am not a nutritionist just a health conscious individual and newly  practicing vegan who is committed to sharing information about topics of my own interest with others. Please comment, like , subscribe and comment down below what your favorite protein powder is or what you like to mix your protein powder with!


All the best!,

Janelle Joy


** DISCLAIMER: I am not a certified nutritionist nor am I affiliated with any of the links that I provided in the above text. All links and information was found simply by online research and all information can be verified through the individuals own online research as well. ** 





Sweet Tooth Central! Vegan Addition #3

Hello Hello!!

Yes, I have a sweet tooth and I am not afraid to admit it!! But we don’t have to go around hanging our heads in shame anymore. No my friends! With portion control, occasional indulgence and the right products, we can enjoy our sweets without shame!!

Introducing Nelly’s Organics!

I just have to point out that the brand name is so great, and just so happens to be my nickname (btw). Going back to the details, this delicious brand of chocolate bars are pure at it’s core. Nelly’s Organics are soy-free, vegan, and full of raw organic ingredients.

These chocolates are only about 1.6 ounces each , but just enough to get all the goodness in a single serving! The three types of chocolate bars I tested out ( with my sisters , of course!) are Double Chocolate, Coconut, and Nutty Nougat. All great choices to choose from depending on your likes and moods.


My personal favorite was the Coconut, it resembles an almond joy but with more coconut and with rich chocolate. The Nutty Nougat reminded me of a snickers in a way wihtout carmel but with a delicious sweet Cashew filling and the Double Chocolate was just out of this world!! I definitely should’ve had a glass of almond milk with that! 🙂


Thanks for checking out my post! Let me know in the comments below which chocolate bar was your favorite and please don’t forget to Like, follow and subscribe to my blog! Thanks! Have a wonderful day!!


All The Best!,

Janelle Joy

Not So Ice Cream! Vegan Addition #2

Hello Everyone!!

In case you are wondering, I am taking on a new chapter in my life and transitioning from Pescetarian to Vegan!! It’ll be a journey and I would love to take you guys along with me! So without further ado, lets get started!


We all have those hot days or sad days that need comforting with a little help from Ice Cream, but what if you are lactose intalerant or Vegan ?? How can you endulge in the same kind of creature comforts???  Well all thanks to those people who already had those questions and created there own vegan and gluten free ice treats!!

Nada Moo!! Its just right for you!

Yes in deed! This delicious creamy dairy free and vegan delite is in fact 100% delicious and produce right here in the U.S in Austin Texas. At first I was a little skeptical because of the similar taste and texture but after doing a little research I realized that this decadent treat is the REAL DEAL!!


Cookies and Cream is hands down delicious!! Not too sweet , just right! In fact, after a few bites you can taste the coconut in the ice cream. I didn’t try the Lotta Mint But I heard it was really good and worth a try!!

Compared to Dairy ice cream , this coconut milk based ice cream is more refreshing, creamy and doesn’t have a strange after taste that you sometimes get consuming dairy ice cream.

Overall this ice cream is worth a try for anyone seeking out dairy alternatives , trying to be more health conscious or just to try it in general! So go on and enjoy your delicious dairy free treat and let me know what you guys think in the comment below!

Thanks for checking out my post! Please follow, like and comment below what your favorite vegan treats are!!


All The Best!,

Janelle Joy

RedBrick Pizza: Vegan Addition

Hey Guys! Welcome back to my foodie finds!


Today I will be featuring Red Brick Pizza with a special twist !!

Let’s Jump Right In!! 🙂


RedBrick Pizza

RedBrick pizza is a local favorite and not only caters to the carnivores taste buds but also to the herbivores such as Vegans, Vegetarians and the gluten frees!! This is a huge deal to me because the majority of my family members only consume veggies or have a more veggie based diet with no meats and no dairy!

When you enter into the pizza cafe they will have a list at the counter (depending on location) of all the vegetarian options. Its pretty much the same original artisan styled pizza’s on the menu just without the meat.

For the gluten free and vegans, you have to request the vegan styled cheese also known as Daiya on top of their Gluten Free pizza dough. Daiya is a non- dairy , soy, lactose, egg, peanuts, fish and shellfish free plant based “cheese” . Daiya uses all natural ingredients and is certified Vegan.

I check out this restaurant with a buddy of mine and we tried out two types of vegan pizza’s. The one I had was the Farmer Kyle which included pine huts, Daiya, fresh arugula and cilantro, red onions , banana peppers and mushrooms.


P.s The Small is the PERFECT size for an individual pizza. Four slices and just enough to fill you up !:)

So for all those Gluten Free, Vegetarians and vegans I would highly recommend checking out this place !! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite pizza is!!

Thanks for checking out my post! Chat with you soon!

All the best!,

Janelle Joy