Feeling Confused at Casa de Luz (San Diego)

After my husband and I toured his sister, Jeanne, around San Diego last week, we went to Casa de Luz. My sister, Michelle, and her partner, Linda, were meeting us, but they weren’t there yet so we ordered a pot of peppermint tea.

I looked at the menu board while we were waiting. It confused me. I didn’t see a list of menu items anywhere. Not wanting to look stupid, however; I didn’t ask anyone to explain.

Before we finished the tea, Michelle and Linda arrived.


There’s my beautiful sis!


Michelle and Linda

We all went up to the counter, and my sister immediately figured out the menu. They don’t have a list of items because they only serve one entrée. Each day they make a unique vegan dish, and that’s what they serve for the day. You can order just the main dish or you can get it along with soup and/or salad. We all got the works!

The night we were there they had a Mexican style meal with a burrito, beans and guacamole. Everything tasted fresh and delicious! And with the unlimited soup and salad – none of us left hungry.


Entrée of the day at Casa de Luz

When we finished dinner, Linda picked up the book, Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman that was for sale in the restaurant. Although I hadn’t read the book, I knew it promoted a plant-based diet, so I encouraged her to buy it and to give it to me when she finished it. Linda, the kind woman that she is, bought two books and gave one to me. Thanks Linda!

I’ve already finished reading Eat to Live, and loved it. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend itIf you have read it, what did you think?

The Casa de Luz photo is courtesy of the restaurant’s website.

About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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11 Responses to Feeling Confused at Casa de Luz (San Diego)

  1. Greg says:

    And a wonderful book, too!

  2. tsipprelle says:

    I am a huge follower of Dr. Joel Fuhrman and have read his most recent book, Super Immunity. See my review on my blog: http://www.beefitwithtracy.com. I actually read parts of Eat to Live, too. I follow his “GOMBBS” dietary principle religiously, which is to incorporate as many leafy greens, onions, mushrooms, beans, berries, and seeds into your daily diet to cut down your risk of cancer and other illnesses. My son, who has a serious health condition related to the kidneys from birth, almost stopped the progressive illness by following much of Dr. Fuhrman’s advice. Simply amazing. 🙂 In health and happiness Tracy

    • Hey Tracy! Thanks so much for your comment – I appreciate it! I just checked out your review of ‘Super Immunity,’ it was fab. I’m definitely going to read the book! I’m so happy that you’ve been able to use Fuhrman’s principles to stop the progression of you son’s illness. That’s wonderful!

  3. Kristin says:

    That meal looks delicious – what a fun place!! And you’ve inspired me to pick up a copy of “eat to live” as we’ll. It’s been on my list for a while!

    • Hey Kristin! Thanks so much for your comment – I appreciate it. Please do read ‘Eat to Live’ – it’s soooo informative. And I’d love to hear what you think about it.

  4. I’ve heard great things about “eat to Live and I’ll need to get a copy now too. Casa de Luz has an interesting menu format and I would have been confused too (but not disappointed–the meal looks great!).

    • I hope you do pick up ‘Eat to Live’ – it was such a powerful read! Joel Fuhrman has a new book out called ‘Super Immunity’. I haven’t read it, but Tracy commented on it above. I think that’s going to be my next read.

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  6. So know that your sister is famous from the Hippie Hot Springs series, I had to do a search on your blog to find her picture. I guess she’s outgrown the “pierced, tattooed, grunge attire”. LOL. Looks like a fun, happy person. 🙂

    • I’m going to tell my sis that she’s famous now (actually I better not – she’s already got a big head!). Anyway, my sis has changed her style since our cross country trip. The tattoos are obviously still there, but mostly covered by clothes and hair these days. Giving up her “grunge” style of dressing is the most recent change brought about by her partner Linda. My sis is still the “fun” one, however. I envy her for being able to enjoy life so much! Celeste 🙂

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