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Camille Lamb

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    March 19, 2014

    Green Mango Cakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipe

    Just because St. Patrick's Day is over doesn't mean it's time to stop putting green things in your mouth. And with this unique recipe, you can tastily muster something much more nutritious than clover-colored beer. These savory-sweet and almost decadent little cakes taste like rich tropical corn br ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Predicting a Vegan Miami by 2050... or Not

    Will all of Miami be vegan by 2050? If you're in the minority of people who consider the Magic City to belong to the United States, at least one source says yes. Kathy Stevens wrote a blog post for the Huffington Post Monday titled "No Lie Can Live Forever: Predicting a Vegan America by 2050." Stev ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts: Pumpkin "Cheezecake," Pecan Pie, Pecan Caramel Truffles (Recipes)

    Thanksgiving can be rough for vegans. Even side dishes tend to be packed with animal products, like chicken broth and heavy cream. But expend a little effort, and it's not as tough as you might imagine to concoct a cruelty-free menu. Short Order's own Camille Lamb is the Whole Foods Coral Gables' h ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Fourth of July Vegan Feast Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

    Each year, we celebrate our country's independence by sharing a meal with family and friends, then watching the skies light up as a cap to the festivities. And, in most cases, that meal happens to be from the grill. We're not sure why burgers and hot dogs became the classic all-American meal (espec ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Homemade Hummus & Collard Wraps: Cheaper, Tastier, and Healthier (Recipe)

    After getting bored with my usual overly salty store-bought tub o' hummus, which is one of the only varieties around that's made without added oils (read this scholarly rant by Dr. Joel Fuhrman to see why I shun all extracted oils --- including olive and coconut --- whenever possible), I recently be ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Nutribullet: the Real Low-Down on This Glorified Blender

    When the company first sent me a Nutribullet for review, I unpacked it with excitement and immediately started loading the tall, bullet-like plastic cup with kale, carrots, ginger, berries, and a bunch of other produce I had in the crisper. Instead of reading the instructions, I followed the lead of ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Detox Cleansing Without Cravings or Fat Rebound

    Now that the holidays are over and the smorgasbord of sugar cookies, fatty meats, cheese plates and cocktails of all kinds has come to a halt, many feel like such lard-asses that their instinct is to embark on a sudden and drastic plan of deprivation.Their New Year's resolutions to counterbalance th ... More >>

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    February 18, 2012

    SoBe Locals Share Wine, Chats, and Cats at Sixth Street Movement Soiree

    ​It's Friday night on Sixth Street in South Beach, and we're huddled in a cozy little clothing boutique over glasses of wine. After pondering a rack of gray acid-washed jean shorts, a young blond woman reenacts a scene from the English class she teaches at UM, exaggerating her own native Minne-so- ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Health Drink Kombucha: Fermented Tea to Get Your Guts in Order

    Kombucha is fermented tea crawling with live and active cultures. And it is taking up ever more shelf space in the beverage aisle at Whole Foods. Why? It may help restore health to your digestive tract and give you an immune boost.Probiotics are not just for yogurts anymore. In fact, they haven't be ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    300 Attend Choices Cafe Grand Opening in the New "Golden Triangle" off Brickell

    ​Saturday night is usually a time for counterbalancing all the healthful food you ate during the workweek by dumping large amounts of alcohol and greasy restaurant food into your system. This past Saturday, though, more than 300 people made alternative "choices" by popping nutritious vegan hors d' ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Thanksgiving Quinoa Loaf: Soy-Free Vegan Turkey Alternative

    ​Holy crap, this thing is delicious. And unlike some wheat gluten- and soy-based turkey stand-ins, it's unequivocally good for you.The vegetable flavors harmonize lusciously and the quinoa, chickpeas, and walnuts give it a nice protein lift -- without soy. Whatever you do, don't skip the sun-dried ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Barceloneta, Pubbelly's New Tapas Spot, Is a Goldmine for Miami Beach Veg Heads

    ​In this series, the Beet Reporter aims to see whether Miami's tastiest restaurants are prepared to feed vegans with something more than boring garden salads.Barceloneta, the Pubbelly crew's newest gastro-enterprise on 20th Street in South Beach, opened its doors less than a month ago. So, perhaps ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Juice Off: Breville's Juice Fountain Plus vs. The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Express

    Ever since I wrote my first articles about juicing in Miami, people have come to me asking how to get started with their own at-home, fresh, organic juice routines. Their first questions are invariably about which juicer to buy.​There are lots of options out there. Some cost as little as $30. My f ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Teena's Pride: Super Fresh Locally-Grown Produce for $17 a Week

    Camille LambFeel like eating lots of high-quality produce is giving your wallet a colonic?​Teena's Pride, a local community supported agriculture (CSA) program, offers fresh-from-the-earth packs of vegetables and herbs, delivered weekly to a drop-off point near you, for reasonable prices. The farm ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Scarpetta's Chef Michael Pirolo Crafts Gourmet Vegan Tasting

    ​In this new series, the Beet Reporter aims to see whether Miami's tastiest restaurants are prepared to feed vegans with something more than boring garden salads.There are two ways to make vegan food. Or rather, there are two ways to make food vegan.One starts with "normal" dishes, subtracting the ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Beehive Natural Foods: An Affordable Vegan Fantasy

    Camille LambCarlos, owner of Beehive Natural Foods' juice and health food bar​Finding the juice and vegan food bar at the back of Beehive Natural Foods is like discovering Narnia in your closet. You push through tight spaces and cluttered shelves to enter a world of adventures you never expected - ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Former Vegan Chef at Red the Steakhouse Does Tofu Three Ways

    ​There's a perception that the vegan diet, which excludes all animal products, is incompatible with fine dining. In this new series, the Beet Reporter aims to see whether Miami's tastiest restaurants are prepared to feed vegans with something more than boring garden salads.I doubt many vegans have ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Vegan Resorts to Eating Garnishes at Iron Fork

    ​Vegans are optimists. How else would you describe people who think they can change the world simply by eating sprouts and abstaining from gummy bears? As one of these people, I decided to go to the New Times Iron Fork chef competition with an empty stomach, despite warnings from my co-workers tha ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Tudor House Gives Damn Good Vegan

    ​There's a perception that the vegan diet, which excludes all animal products, is incompatible with fine dining. In this new series, the Beet Reporter aims to see whether Miami's tastiest restaurants are prepared to feed vegans with something more than boring garden salads.Celebrity chef Geoffrey ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Vegan Dining at Tapas y Tintos: Popeye and Olive's Chickpeas and Creamy-Crunchy Paella

    ​There's a perception that the vegan diet, which excludes all animal products, is incompatible with fine dining. In this new series, the Beet Reporter aims to see whether Miami's tastiest restaurants are prepared to feed vegans with something more than boring garden salads.The menu at Tapas y Tint ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Vegan Dining at The Forge: Veggie Canneloni and Tomatoes Brulee

    ​There's a perception that the vegan diet, which excludes all animal products, is incompatible with fine dining. In this new series, the Beet Reporter aims to see whether Miami's tastiest restaurants are prepared to feed vegans with something more than boring garden salads.I hadn't been to The For ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Best Vegan Halloween Candy Countdown

    ​To vegans, the frights of Halloween Horror Nights have got nothing on the idea of unknowingly savoring pulverized pig parts in the form of the gelatin or glycerine commonly found in so many candies. But that doesn't mean our plastic jack-o-lantern buckets have to go empty, or even that we've got ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Beet Reporter Visits a Vegan Hare Krishna Buffet in the Grove

    ​Let me preface this whole thing by saying that this is not a restaurant review. The "buffet" that's offered in the building behind the Hare Krishna Cultural Center in Coconut Grove (Govinda's dining club, five days out of the week) is not comparable to Jumbo's 24-Hour All-You-Can-Eat. E ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Vani's Vegan Cupcakes at Govinda's in the Grove

    ​Contrary to popular belief, vegans love cupcakes. In fact, we probably love cupcakes more than the average omnivore. We go months on end conscientiously filling our plates with leafy greens, quinoa, tofu, and vibrant seasonal fruits. We stopped bothering to look at dessert menus at tradition ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Starve Till You're 120 Years Old the CR Way

    ​Eating too much bad food kills us off early. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the annual obesity-related death count in the United States is around 325,000. That means you're nearly eight times more likely to die at the hand of a doughnut than in a car acci ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Azucar Ice Cream: Cubans Like It Sweet

    Camille LambBryan Avendano and Clariselle Ocasio sweeten their night with Azucar.​If you woke up from a blackout in the middle of Azucar Ice Cream Company's store, you'd still have little confusion about what Miami street you were on. There's a huge portrait of Cuban-American salsa singer Celia Cr ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin: Vegan Oasis with an Awkward Name

    Camille LambA customer talks with owner Hakin Hill.​"You guys open every day?" asks a young woman at the restaurant counter while her restless four-year-old wanders about, picking up tubs of African Shea Butter and examining bins of natural chips."Every day except Saturday," answers owner Hakin Hi ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Get Laid Faster Than Booze With These Four Weird Drinks

    ​If Bacardi 151 is the most outrageous thing you've ever drunk, you have a lot to learn about drinking.Alcohol is so passe. Take these new age libations to a vegan potluck, and we guarantee you'll get laid just as easily as you would if Captain Morgan were facilitating.Bonus: you'll remember the w ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Graham Garnos, Health Machinist, Makes Homemade Silver Colloid

    Camille LambGraham Garnos, seen through a murky glass of silver colloid, drinks and serves about 50 times the recommended dose.​We're standing in the kitchen, watching ghostly trails ooze off sticks of silver in a jam jar filled with distilled water. The kitchen, the jar, the silver, and the machi ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    'No Bull' Vegan Short Ribs from Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin

    Camille LambVegan short ribs & sides from North Miami Beach's Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin​Welcome to Short Order Show & Tell, where one of us brings a local delicacy to our weekly staff meeting and we all weigh in on its deliciousness.This week, we tried the "No Bull" vegan barbecue sho ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Easy Vegan Barbecue: A Labor (Day) of Love

    Camille LambThis Labor Day, leave the killin', keep the grillin'.​Labor Day, the holiday with the name that never fails to confuse scads of recent immigrants, is upon us yet again. So kick off your shoes, enjoy not working, and celebrate.If you're a human, that is. For cows, chickens and pigs ever ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Vegan Juice Jam Ends Mass Fast at Choices Cafe (Video)

    Camille Lamb Raw vegan Marie Jorgensen and Amanda Resto, the raw vegan chef at T.H.R.I.V.E. on Miami Beach, get goofy on juice.​In the world of puritan health foodies, Welch's grape, Capri Sun, and even Tropicana are not acceptable examples of "juice." The word, and associated terms like "j ... More >>

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    July 2, 2011

    James Zabiela at the Vagabond, July 1

    Photo by Camille Lamb​James Zabiela The Vagabond Friday, July 1, 2011 Better Than: A lumberjack convention. But also kinda like one, as you will find out below. It was a wet, steamy night, the kind you might think the Miami nightlife set would enjoy. But it seemed to keep the crowd thinner than ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Under the Mango Tree: Local Artisans Branch Out

    Camille Lamb Under the Mango Tree​In our opinion there are two South Beaches: the one that tourists see, marked by flyer-ridden dirty sidewalks, $400 Grey Goose bottles, and fly-by-night restaurants attended by stoned waiters; and the one that locals enjoy, marked by eccentricity, health- a ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Miami Communes at Alex Cuevas' Vegan Potlucks (Video)

    Camille LambThe entrance fee for a vegan potluck is an animal product-free dish, like this "fruits of the forest quinoa."​At 7 p.m. Sunday, Short Order pulled up to the quiet block near Brickell where Om Garden used to be. It was a little dreary outside, but we followed some smiling, healthy looki ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Gas Station Workout, Diet, Wins Worldwide Popularity

    Camille LambFrancisco has energy for hours thanks to his gas station game plan.​Gas prices are so high these days, many of us feel like beating up the pump when it's done tallying up our tabs. But we can't do much damage to those LCD screens with flappy, impotent little biceps and the pep of salte ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Guzzling Coffee Prevents Breast Cancer; Locals List Other Benefits

    Camille LambGerman transplant Rima Gerhard clings to her latte.​Guilt-ridden java guzzlers, take heart: a recent study in Sweden showed the risk of certain types of breast cancer was significantly reduced in post-menopausal women whose daily coffee intake was higher than five cups a day. Other stu ... More >>

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    March 27, 2011

    Moby Gets Hyperactive at Ultra Music Festival 2011 Day Two, March 26

    When Moby took over the pixelated DJ pod in the Carl Cox and Friends Mega Structure last night, I wonder if he was saying to himself, "This audience is going to fucking love my set tonight... whether they like it or not!" He immediately began egging the crowd on, pumping his arms skyward, begging ... More >>

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    March 26, 2011

    Carl Cox and Friends at Ultra Music Festival 2011 Day One, March 25

    Camille LambBritish music mogul Carl Cox ​The Three Deck Wizard (AKA Carl Cox) and a couple of his friends, Laurent Garnier and Loco Dice, kept last night's crowd of young heathens sweaty and screaming at the New Carl Cox and Friends Two-Level Mega Structure. (Sorry, that's what the event is calli ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Soy vs. Almond: Battle of the Alterna-Milks on South Beach

    Camille Lamb South Beach resident Nico Totaro flaunts his choice.The milk aisle these days is a lot more complicated than it was ten years ago. There was a time when 1 percent seemed exotic. Nowadays, they're squeezing milk out of rice, almonds, soy beans, and coconuts in plain, vanilla, choc ... More >>

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    March 13, 2011

    Paul Van Dyk at Mansion, March 12

    Camille LambPaul Van Dyk at Mansion, March 12, 2011​Paul Van Dyk's orchestration of sound and light last night at Mansion was true to the title of his upcoming album: Evolution. At the outset of the show, Mansion's main dance floor was a barely-lit cave. The playful German Grammy winner initially ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    The 26th Annual International Dance Music Awards at Dolce, March 10

    Photo by Camille LambWynter Gordon perfrorms "Dirty Talk" at the IDMAs.​So it wouldn't be entirely accurate to say that everyone who matters in dance music attended the 26th Annual International Dance Music Awards at Dolce last night. But even if Armin Van Buuren and Deadmau5 couldn't make the eve ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    The 26th Annual International Dance Music Awards at Dolce, March 10

    Camille LambSinger Chris Willis performs "Gettin' Over You"​So it wouldn't be entirely accurate to say that everyone who matters in dance music attended the International Dance Music Awards at Dolce last night. But even if Armin Van Buuren and Deadmau5 couldn't make the event, a few high-class yet ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Vita-Life: Health Food Oasis in SoBe

    Camille LambVita-Life attracts many devotees from the yoga center next door.​The area south of Fifth Street in Miami Beach is a chic one to reside in these days, but cross to the north side of the main drag and it's another story. Homeless push overloaded carts through the streets and live in the ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    Von D. at Loft 168, February 26

    ​Von D Loft 168 Saturday, February 26, 2011 Better than: Kat Von D from LA Ink.  Out on the sidewalk a block away from Loft 168, we could already hear the metal grates over closed storefronts reverberating with bass. Always a good sign.

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    February 23, 2011

    Vegan Alert: Get Nutritional Yeast at SoBe's Apple A Day

    Camille LambNutritional yeast packs the B-12 most vegans lack​I hate saying the words "nutritional yeast" out loud. It sounds like the most unappetizing product ever cultured. And truthfully, it can be. Try putting a straight spoonful of the powder in your mouth. If you don't suffocate on accident ... More >>

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    February 12, 2011

    Gyptian, Jagged Edge and 112's Slim at FMU's Homecoming

    Gyptian sings his hit "Hold You" to some dancing fans.​When Florida Memorial University does a homecoming show, they do it loooooong. The first performers came on at 7 p.m., and the last one didn't leave the stage until close to midnight. Maybe the other attendees knew this in advance and so dec ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    From Oreos to Zagnuts: Ten Foods Vegans Eat to Scrape By

    Oprah and 378 staffers recently took a one-week vegan challenge.​Or, "How to Succeed at Veganism Without Really Trying."Vegans are humans too. Like most Americans, we have only so much time to dedicate to food preparation. So it is an error when outsiders ponder the vegan lifestyle and automatical ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Kiddie Musicians Billy and Johnny Kincaid Play for Donations on Lincoln Road

    Photo by Camille LambJohnny and Billy Kincaid, five and nine years old, perform classic country songs on Lincoln Road.​Myrna Kincaid anxiously shifts her weight from foot to foot, hands clasped under her chin as she monitors Johnny and Billy, her five- and nine-year-old sons, playing together. ... More >>

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