Appalachian Appetites

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Laughing Seed Cafe April 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ann @ Appalachian Appetites @ 9:14 am

Guess who’s coming to Asheville today?!!  I’m headed into town to do some shopping and have lunch with a friend, so I’m hoping to see him 🙂  I’ll let you know!


When Nathan’s parents Alex and Mary Jo were here, we spent some time exploring downtown Asheville.  We stopped at a great restaurant that’s been featured in the blog world (Kath and Jenna) before…Laughing Seed Cafe!  It is a great vegetarian restaurant that serves lots of global dishes as well as twists on comfort food.  We had never been there before but of course had heard great things and we knew it was dog friendly 🙂  Asher came along and we were able to get a seat on the patio. 

We had a great view of a wall climbing gym across the street…

I wasn’t sure what to order…

But ended up going with the Crispy Asian Dumplings…”A vegan wonton wrapper filled with organic cabbage, organic carrot, ground organic tempeh, fresh garlic, and fresh ground ginger root, fried light until crispy. Served with papaya ponzu sauce and a balsamic/soy drizzle.”  YUMMY!

Alex got a glass of local Kombucha (fermented tea) that was on draught…. (Hi Asher!)

We were a bit unsure of how it would taste but it was quite good! I found some great information about the drink here.

I had trouble posing for a picture 🙂  Couldn’t get rid of the nose/black teeth shadow!



3 Responses to “Laughing Seed Cafe”

  1. MLS NC Says:

    Hoping to exchange some healthy salad recipes. I just made this one the other night for an app . it was an experiment that turned out extreamly good: JICIMA FRUIT SALAD…this is savory and refreshing…perfect for summer!!!Ingredients 1/2 tbsp ginger, peeled & grated . 6 c baby spinach . 2 tbsps rice wine vinegar . Dressing .1 tbsp yellow miso (soybean paste) .1 tbsp water .1 tsp canola oil . 1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce .2 tbsps sesame seeds . 1/2 c red onions, thinly sliced . 1/2 tsp dark sesame oil . 1/2 tbsp sugar 1 c tangerines, sectioned (substitue oranges) .1 tbsp green onions, sliced finely . 6 c jicama, peeled & cut into strips. Directions Step #1 Combine water, vinegar & miso, whisk until smooth. Step #2 Add remaining dressing ingredients to mix, then set aside.Step #3 Combine jicama, spinach, tangerine & red onion. Step #4 Pour dressing over salad, & toss to mix, sprinkle with sesame seeds.Step #5 serving size in 1 1/4 c. Enjoy your meal

  2. you should have told me you were going. i could have given you the studio keys so you could show off the big photo!

  3. Jane Says:

    I have eaten at Laughing Seed on a blind date…food was wonderful, date not so wonderful….
    I think Asher wants some fermented tea

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