Sunday, January 11, 2009

Specials for the Week of: Jan. 12-16 '09

Soup: Papa's Soup- Puerto Rican-style soup seasoned with onion, garlic, green bell pepper, celery, cilantro and annatto-infused olive oil with potatoes and pasta. Our favorite.
No plate special today.
Sweets: Cheezecake $2.75/slice, Carob Chip-Almond Biscookie $1.65
No soup today.
Plate: Meat-free loaf- flavorful protein-rich lentils seasoned with savory herbs, vegetables, and breadcrumbs with glazed BBQ sauce topping, served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy, and Green Salad. Ranch or Sweet Mustard dressing. $6.95
Sweets: Coconut Tapioca $2.25
No soup today.
Plate: Vietnamese-style Curry Vegetables, Jasmine Rice, and Green Salad. Ranch or Sweet Mustard dressing. $7.95
Sweets: Carob Ganache Cake $2.50/slice, Oatmeal Cookies $1.00
No soup today.
Plate: Summer Vegetable and Polenta Lasagne, Garlic Multigrain Bread, and Green Salad. Ranch or Sweet Mustard dressing. $7.95
Sweets: Coconut Tapioca $2.25
Mini-Plate: Chow Funn Noodles with Asian Vegetables. $6.00
Healthy Tips: Just got turned on to this amazing "ancient grain," the food of the future...Chia Seed. No, not Chia Pets! I just got my order of Chia seed and Brian and I were excited to try it out. I mixed 2 Tbsp. of the Chia seed with about 1/2 cup water and let it sit for about a half hour. The seeds had absorbed all the water and looked a lot like fish eggs. Thankfully, it didn't taste like it. They were rather tasteless when we mixed it in with our oatmeal the next morning. Brian noticed a more sustained endurance level as far as his energy was concerned. I noticed not getting hungry so quick as I usually do. I won't get into what it's all good for, you can do the research yourself. Check out these websites for more information:
Oh, and let me know if you come up with some good ways to incorporate Chia seed into your diet. Note: Someone told me they sell it at New Day. Have a happy, healthful week!

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