Garlic-Ginger-Mint-Flavored Kebab Roti
Garlic-Ginger-Mint-Flavored Kebab Roti
The widely admired Mughal-influenced cuisine of northern India is on lamb and chicken with its delicate and seductive flavors and textures of luxurious sauces of yogurt ( dahi ), cream, and crushed nuts. Garlic-Ginger-Mint-Flavored Kebab Roti (Pudinawala Kebab-Roti) Serves 6
1 large onion, peeled and chopped 8 cloves garlic, peeled 1-inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled and chopped 1 fresh green chili 1 teaspoon roasted ground coriander 1 teaspoon roasted ground cumin ½ teaspoon turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon coarsely-ground black peppercorns ½ cup fresh mint leaves 2 pounds lean ground lamb or chicken 2 eggs 2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs Salt to taste ¼ cup corn oil
In a food processor, place the yogurt, onion, garlic, ginger, green chili, coriander, cumin, turmeric, peppercorn, and mint leaves and puree to a fine mixture. Transfer to a large bowl. Add ground meat, egg, bread crumbs, and salt and mix thoroughly. Divide into 20 uniformly sized meatballs and set aside on a platter.
Fire up the barbecue charcoal grill or heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Gently place the meatballs in the oil. Cover and cook for 7-10 minutes, until the meatballs are golden brown and crisp. Turn over the meatballs, cover and cook for another 7-10 minutes. Remove lid and stir gently until the liquid has evaporated.
Serve on roti topped with Sweet Mint Chutney and salad or skewer each meatball with a toothpick and serve as hors d’oeuvres at your favorite get-together.
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Happy National Nutrition Month!
MT. PLEASANT, Mich — Happy National Nutrition Month! As we “spring” into a new season, it’s the perfect time to get those summer body goals in the works. While working out is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, nutrition should never be ignored. In this blog, we’ll cover some of the top foods you need to be integrating into your eating plan to not only keep you looking great but feeling your best as well!
KALE This leafy green has experienced quite the bought of popularity, especially in plant-based diets in recent years, and for good reason too. Dieticians claim that this plant is even healthier than spinach and is full of vitamins, minerals, and cancer-fighting compounds.
GARLIC This popular relative of the onion is used in cuisines all over the world, but its benefits include much more than warding off vampires. Not only does garlic bring new, flavorful dimensions to dishes, but it’s also extremely high in vitamins C, B1, B6, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium. It’s also high in beneficial sulfur compounds such as allicin, contains various cancer-fighting properties, and has significant antibacterial and antifungal capabilities.
BLUEBERRIES When it comes to the nutritional value of fruit, blueberries are in a league all their own. Although they’re not as high in vitamins and minerals as vegetables are, they’re packed with antioxidants. Additionally, studies have shown that they improve memory in older adults, and contain cancer-fighting properties.
DARK CHOCOLATE Chocolate lovers rejoice! Your favorite sweet not only curbs those sugar cravings, it actually contains a lot of health benefits too! Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content is loaded with fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, plus an amazing range of antioxidants! In fact, studies have shown that dark chocolate contains more antioxidants than other food tested, including blueberries and acai berries! It also contains powerful health benefits like improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and improved brain function. One study even suggests that people who consume chocolate more than five times a week have a 57% lower chance of heart disease. However, in order to take advantage of all these benefits make sure you’re consuming chocolate with at least a 70% cocoa content, for best results, we suggest 85% or higher.
SEAWEED The thought of consuming seaweed may make you turn up your nose, but don’t snub this incredibly healthy vegetation! A longtime mainstay in Asian cuisine (and for good reason), these plants are slowly making their entrance in Western diets due to their particularly high counts of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. It’s also loaded with various bioactive compounds like phycocyanins and carotenoids. But where seaweed really shines is it’s impressively high content of iodine, which is a mineral your body uses to make thyroid hormones. It does have a pretty distinct “ocean taste” but if you’re not a fan of that flavor profile, you can always take it in supplement form.
AVOCADO Avocados are a fruit that’s in a class of their own. They’re extremely good for you, and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. They do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are revered by many dieticians for their high content of healthy fats. Additionally, they’re loaded with fiber, and contain more potassium that bananas!
CHIA SEEDS Recognized as one of the healthiest foods on the planet, chia seeds are loaded with properties that have incredible benefits for your body and your brain. They contain high levels of healthy fats, calcium, magnesium, protein, fiber, zinc, and various vitamins. Donned a superfood, these tiny seeds have risen to great popularity in the past few years, and are championed for the ability to contribute to weight loss as well. Additionally, studies have shown they may lower your risk of heart disease, reduce blood sugar levels, reduce chronic inflammation, and more!
BROCCOLI When it comes to great-tasting nutrition, broccoli is an all-star food with numerous health benefits. It contains high amounts of sulforaphane, which scientists are currently studying the anti-cancer properties of. It also presents high amounts of vitamin C, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. In addition, it contains folate which is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells in the body.
MISO PASTE Another traditional ingredient in most Asian diets, Miso paste is made from fermented soybeans and grains and contains millions of beneficial bacteria. It stimulates the digestion system, energizes the body, and lends a distinct umami dimension to the flavor of your dishes. It’s an excellent source of copper, manganese, vitamin K, protein and zinc. Plus, it’s incredibly high in enzymes due to the fermentation process. While there is conflicting research on the negative effects that introducing soy into your diet may have, consuming miso in smaller quantities will not have a profound oestrogenic effect. Just make sure you thoroughly check the label before purchasing, as many soy products are made with genetically modified beans, so err on the side of caution and look for a brand that is created with organically grown ingredients.
TURMERIC This boldly-pigmented spice is major player in Indian cuisine and is used to give curry it’s yellow hue. But brightly colored dishes isn’t it’s only claim to fame. This herb has been the subject of numerous studies which have resulted in this super spice’s popularity. Its active ingredient is curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant. The overall content of this ingredient is not high in the spice so for your body to properly absorb it, we recommend consuming it along with black pepper, or taking it as a tincture. It’s also known to increase brain activity, and lower the risk of brain diseases, in addition to helping prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, arthritis, and age-related chronic diseases. It has also shown some promise in smaller studies for the treatment of depression, but as always, consult your doctor before making this your primary method of treatment.
QUINOA This ancient grain, nicknamed the “mother of all grains” by the Incas, provides a wide array of health benefits. There are hundreds of cultivated strains, but the most readily available in the US are white, red, and black. Unlike other whole grains, it is naturally gluten-free, and is a complete protein; it contains high amounts of potassium, iron, zinc, copper, fatty acids, magnesium, and much more! It has been known to help prevent kidney stones, improve blood sugar control, prevent hemorrhoids, and constipation. Due to its status as a complete protein, it’s an excellent choice for those that follow vegetarian or vegan diets, but we recommend it for meat-eaters too! Just make sure you rinse it before cooking as it has a naturally bitter coating that called saponin that works as a natural insecticide.
We hope you found our list of highly-nutritional foods to be helpful and educational, there are obviously so many more super foods that we did not include, but these are a few of our favorites. Do you have any favorite healthy, whole, foods we didn’t mention? Comment and let us know. Happy National Nutrition Month! We hope you stay happy & healthy. Until next time!
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There is no “typical Jewish food”. Israelis or their parents/grandparents came from almost every country in the world and brought their cuisine with them. So you can find Moroccan Jewish food, Polish Jewish food, American Jewish food, Indian Jewish food… What many people think of as typical Jewish food, such as gefilte fish, kishkes etc., is not at all popular in Israel .
And your question isn’t clear. When you say you want a Jewish restaurant, do you mean a kosher restaurant? All kosher restaurants have a certificate prominently displayed. Here is an example, exact style might vary:
There are plenty of Jewish-owned restaurants that are not strictly kosher and don’t have a certificate, but they may serve food that is indistinguishable from those that do have a certificate. Reasons for not having a certificate might be that they are open on Shabbat (the Sabbath), which automatically disqualifies them from being kosher, or the owners for personal reasons do not want to go to the trouble of getting a certificate.
Shellfish is also prohibited. Creatures living in water (river, lake or sea) must have both fins and scales to be kosher, so trout is kosher; catfish isn’t.
Kosher restaurants are either meat or dairy. Kosher meat restaurants don’t serve anything dairy at all. All dairy foods or anything with the slightest trace of milk products (not just cheese) are prohibited with meat, not only on the same plate but at the same meal, so if you have a main course containing meat you can’t follow it with milky coffee. (Of course if you want to you can go somewhere else for your milky coffee.) Fish isn’t considered to be meat, it’s “neutral” in the same way as vegetables, and can be eaten with either meat foods – although most people do not mix meat and fish on the same plate – or with dairy foods.
And just because a restaurant is kosher it doesn’t necessarily mean it serves “typical Jewish food”. Being kosher means it doesn’t transgress any of the religious laws. There are kosher Chinese restaurants, kosher Italian restaurants, but nobody would suggest that the food served in them is typically Jewish. The recipes may be slightly different to conform with the rules for kosher food, so if a typical Chinese dish contains shrimps (which are not kosher), a kosher Chinese restaurant would use tuna or some other kosher fish instead.
And there are plenty of Jewish-owned restaurants that are not remotely kosher. Not all Jews in Israel are religious, far from it. You can find Jewish-owned restaurants that serve pork, shellfish, anything you can think of. The owners are Jews, but that’s as far as it goes.
Does that help?
SyphilisFlaschly : lilplatinum: The_Sponge: lilplatinum: Try eating it regularly. If your culinary range of spices is limited to salt, pepper, and if you want to get crazy a little paprika, than Germany is culinary heaven.
Also they eat raw minced pork for breakfast. Sometimes shaped as a meat hedgehog.
Gah! Raw pork? Damn.
But aren’t there other culinary options in Germany? Italian, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern, etc.?
A joke about my favorite country in Europe:
“Czech cuisine is German food served rudely.”
The Turkish food is good due to a large Turkish contingent, a lot of the other foreign food is changed to Germans aversion to anything remotely spicey. Berlin is okay because it’s pretty international, but for the food snob in me I’ll stick to NYC or Texas.
Think that’s bad? Check out what the Swedes think pizza is. And the first person to make a Chicago joke will feel wrath of my touch screen keyboard.
//Lou’s is beat za
Japanese folks put sweet corn on pizza.
Senior Sales Associate – Victoria’s Secret – Egypt
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Best 11 Places To Visit In Kerala ( tour Guide)
Edited by Dhyann at 2019-03-13 20:10
[p][em][br][/em] [p][em]God’s Own Country, Kerala has some extremely beautiful tourist destinations to hold the attention of global tourists. There are hill-stations, backwaters, [span id=”more-21305″][/span]commercial cities, hamlets, and much more to explore. Rich culture and heritage of Kerala also attract nature lovers from all over the world. Once you set foot in the beautiful paradise, all other things seem inconsequential. Most of the metro cities pale in comparison of Kerala in terms of beauty. Apt for family vacations, romantic getaways, and honeymoon, it has a bounty of beauty and engaging activities. And here are the [strong]places to visit in Kerala[/strong], that must be a part of your travel plan.[/em] [br] [h2 id=”1_1″]11 Best Places To Visit In Kerala[/h2][p]While you may be wondering about where all to head in the charming land of Kerala, getting to know about a few best ones is surely helpful before visiting. So, scroll down to know what all awaits you here: [h3]1. Alleppey – The Backwater Hot Spot[/h3][p][br] [p]Alleppey tops this list of best tourist places in Kerala with pictures. Its backwater trips, houseboat stays, and serene beauty attract a fair number of people to its territory. In fact, it is the most popular place to experience Kerala’s backwaters. [strong]Lord Curzon[/strong]’s depiction of Alleppey as the [strong][em]Venice of the East[/em][/strong] is not hyperbole. A houseboat vacation is what people look for on their visit to Alleppey. There are expanses of paddy fields, quaint chapels, interesting fishing villages, and lakes filled with water lilies which make Allepey one of the best [strong]tourist places in Kerala for 3 days[/strong] trip itinerary. [h3]2. Munnar – Perfect For A Romantic Honeymoon[/h3][h3][br][/h3][p]a very popular one among hill Stations, Munnar is one of the best [strong]tourist places in Kerala for 2 days[/strong] trip itinerary. Once the summer capital for the British, the gradient and alignment of hills were particularly designed for tea farming. With about [strong]80,000 miles of tea plantation[/strong], an equal measure of [strong]aromatic vegetation[/strong], [strong]misty valleys[/strong], and [strong]low-flying clouds[/strong], Munnar is a hill station that has become one of the best [strong]tourist places in Kerala[/strong] for a honeymoon. [p]Cute bungalows, cozy homestays and lavish hotels and resorts in Munnar, make it the most romantic destination even among the top places to visit in Kerala. The old world colonial feel has its own charms and it certainly makes for a good selfie drive. Revel in the extraordinary blend of luxury and beauty, at the most amazing honeymoon resorts in Munnar. [h3]3. Kumarakom – One Of The Most Tranquil Places[/h3][p][br] [p]Situated near Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a quiet little hamlet with alluring sceneries, ever pleasant weather and exotic flora and fauna; making it one of the loveliest [strong]tourist places in Kerala[/strong]. You get a mix of everything here – backwaters, authentic Kerala food, uber fresh air, the warmth of Keralites, and deliciously fresh coconuts. There is a lot to do; choose from boating, cruising, houseboat stay, and fishing. [p]Kumarakom holds a special spot in the list of best of Kerala’s sightseeing places. The tempting waterways, decorated [strong]lakes[/strong], aromatic [strong]coconut grooves[/strong], fresh [strong]paddy fields[/strong], thick [strong]mangrove forests[/strong], delightful [strong]authentic food[/strong], and unpolluted freshness of the air add to the list. Also, Kumarakom’s houseboat stay offers a lot more solitude and privacy as compared to Alleppey. [h3]4. Wayanad – The Land Of Heavenly Trails[/h3][p][br] [p]Wayanad means the [strong]land of paddy fields[/strong] in Malayalam. Wayanad is one of the greenest [strong]tourist places in Kerala[/strong]. Enriched with godly beauty, serene atmosphere and rich culture, Wayanad is a perfect mix of nature and man-made heritage. After all, the place is famous for its richness in cultures, traditions, and tribal heritage. Small, unnamed waterfalls, that line the city haphazardly, add to the place’s charm. [h3]5. Thekkady – For The Love Of Wildlife[/h3][p][br] [p]Thekkady is simply heaven hidden in thick forests and wild vegetation. You get to see the nearly extinct species of animals including tigers, sambars, gaurs, and lion-tailed macaques. Also, there are elephants, lions, deers, bison, boars, and the Great Indian tigers. Probably, the most favored among Kerala’s tourist places, Thekkady boasts of abundant beauty and exotic wildlife. Its [strong]trekking[/strong] path from [strong]Moozhiyar to Thekkady Gavi[/strong] is one of the most popular trails in South India. Boating and wildlife observation are two of the favorite pastimes in Thekkady. [h3]6. Kovalam – For Some Beach Fun[/h3][p][br] [p]Kovalam beach, one of best beaches in Kerala, is famous for its New Year celebrations, deep strong massages, Ayurvedic treatments, sunbathing fests, and water sports like parasailing. It has a crescent-shaped coastline which is always buzzing with activities. People from different countries, cultures, and states come together and add to the beauty of the place. [h3]7. Vagamon – Solitude Guaranteed![/h3][p][br] [p]There is an enchanting hill station called Vagamon which is hidden from all the hoopla. Adorned with magical meadows, mystical gardens, beautiful dales, aromatic tea plantations, and misty valleys, Vagamon has surely earned its place among the best [strong]tourist places in Kerala[/strong]. The fresh air and perfectly [strong]manicured gardens[/strong] of Vagamon are a breath of fresh air. [h3]8. Bekal – Nothing Less Than Heaven On Earth![/h3][p][br] [p]Bekal is especially known for its famous Bekal Fort, which is rated amongst the best tourist places in Kerala. Many Indian movies, like [strong]Rang De Basanti[/strong], are filmed in the fort premises. The sea breeze passing through your hair, the pleasant weather and good company are key ingredients to have a good time in Bekal. Owing to exotic beauty and serenity. [h3]9. Kozhikode – For Authentic Malabar Cuisine[/h3][p][br] [p]Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is one of the most active commercial cities in Kerala. The place is famous for its culture, historical sites, educational institutions, and culinary experiences. The architecture of the city has strong influences of the Dutch and the British. It is known for its [strong]authentic Malabar food[/strong] and the [strong]exotic spices[/strong] that make the food so delicious. When in Calicut, don’t miss on delicacies like Dum Biryani, Kallummakkaya, Chatti Pathiri, and Dal Halwa. [h3]10. Varkala – One Of Kerala’s Most Scenic Seasides[/h3][p][br] [p]Varkala is one of the best seaside places in Kerala. The enticing coastline with cliffs on one side and lush greenery on the other attracts thousands of tourists and [strong]water-adventure enthusiasts[/strong] to the beach. It is popular for activities like boat riding, surfing, parasailing, jetting, horse-riding are the life of the beach. The unmatched beauty of the beach is at its prime during [strong]sunsets[/strong]. The hues of colorful rays make for a surreal atmosphere. Add a dash of luxury by choosing from the most exotic beach resorts in Kerala, around Varkala and you are set. [p]Varkala is also an important [strong]religious place in Hindu culture[/strong]. Adorned with many Hindu temples, it welcomes many religious travelers and heritage lovers to its seams with open arms. With so much packed in a single city, Varkala is certainly fit to be among the best places to visit in Kerala. [h3]11. Idukki – The True Gem Of Kerala[/h3][p][br] [p]If relaxation and rejuvenation is your priority, plan a trip to Idukki. Nestled amidst verdant hills and luxurious forests, Idukki allures ardent travellers, nature enthusiasts, and photography buffs with its stunning natural aura and attractions. Surrounded by aromatic tea and spice plantations, Idukki is undeniably one of the best places in Kerala perfect for treks, nature walks, and bird watching. [br] [p][br] [p] [br] [p] [br] [p] [br] [p] [br] [p] [br] [p] [br] [p] [h3][p][span style=”font-weight: normal;”][/span][br] [/h3]
Italian food is world’s most popular, Indian cuisine ranks ninth
In a survey of 24 countries, pizza and pasta take the top spot, closely followed by Chinese and Japanese cuisine
Indian cuisine is the ninth most popular in the world
An international YouGov study of more than 25,000 people in 24 countries finds that pizza and pasta are among the most popular foods in the world, as Italian cuisine beats all comers.
We asked people which of 34 national cuisines they had tried and whether they liked or disliked them, with Italian food being the most well-liked. The cuisine received an average popularity score of 84% across the 24 nations we studied.
Patriotically, the biggest fans of Italian food are Italians themselves, with 99% enjoying their national cuisine. Other big fans include Spaniards (94% of those who have tried it say they like it) and the French (92%), while the least impressed by Italian food are the Chinese (59%).
Second place behind Italian food goes to Chinese cuisine, which scored on average 78% across the countries surveyed. It’s liked by 95% of Chinese people, with Singaporeans (94% of those who have tried it say they like it) and Hongkongers (91%) also particular fans. The cuisine is least popular in Saudi Arabia (54%) and Indonesia (57%).
The world’s third most popular cuisine is Japanese, scoring an average of 71% across the 24 nations. Aside from the 94% of Japanese people who like it, 94% of Singaporeans who have tried it also do, as well as 93% of Hongkongers. Once again it’s the Saudi Arabians who are least enamoured, with only 43% enjoying it.
At the bottom of the table comes Peruvian cuisine, which received an average score of only 32%. Scoring only fractionally higher (and rounding to the same percentage score) was Finnish cuisine.
It should be pointed out, however, that Finland was one of the countries surveyed but Peru was not, meaning that the loyal 94% of Finns who like their own country’s cuisine was enough to give them the edge. Had the study included Peruvian opinions then Finnish cuisine would likely have come bottom.
The lowest opinion any nation had for another nation’s cuisine was Japan towards Saudi Arabian cuisine, with just 11% of Japanese people who have tried it saying that they like it.
In fact, the survey finds that Japanese people are the harshest food critics of any nation surveyed. Of the 34 cuisines we asked about, 23 scored less than 50% among Japanese respondents. On average only 39% of Japanese people said they liked any given foreign food.
By contrast, it’s Filipinos who are the most likely to appreciate international cuisine. An average of 67% of Filipinos who had tried any given cuisine said they liked it, with only five types of food being liked by fewer than half.
Indian food all the way!
Indian cuisine is among the top ten popular cuisines in the world, standing at number nine, with an average popularity score of 62% across the 24 countries.
Other than their own cuisine, which 93% of Indians claim to like, they also have a palate for Italian (80%), Chinese (77%) and American cuisines (75%). However, Indians have lower tolerance for Norwegian, Filipino, Finnish and Peruvian cuisines.
Although 77% Singaporeans and 70% Malaysians like Indian cuisine, the rest of South East Asia has a lower preference for our food. In Indonesia 49% and in Vietnam 44% of those who have tasted Indian food claimed to like it.
In Thailand, on the other hand, people hold the cuisine in disdain, with only 27% who tried it stating they like it. However, it is actually China that has the least liking for Indian food, with only 26% saying they like it.
Indian cuisine is more warmly received in the European countries, with over half the people in the surveyed countries saying they like it. It is particularly popular in Britain (84% of those who have tried it say they like it), Norway (75%), France and Finland (71%).
Nearly three quarter (74%) Australians are fans of Indian cuisine. Even in Middle-Eastern countries, Indian food is a hit, with 76% in Saudi Arabia and 71% in UAE saying they like it.
20+ Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Virginia
20+ Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Virginia by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Mar 13, 2019 Comments: 0 Comments
When you’re trying to stick to a vegan or vegetarian diet, dining out can be pretty difficult. But while vegetarian-only dining options are hard to come by, Virginia has several vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants that offer more than a few meat-free alternatives on their menu. So whether you’re a lifelong vegan or an open-minded diner just looking to sample some veggie-based fare, these vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants are worth a visit.
Gillie’s has been a favorite dining spot for Blacksburg residents and Virginia Tech students alike since 1975. The restaurant blends your classic down home cooking with progressive vegan and vegetarian fare, using the freshest ingredients to craft healthy, casual cuisine. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with each menu having several vegan, vegetarian, and even gluten-free options clearly marked. Vegan lunch options include the Hummus Salad, Tempeh BLT (vegan), and Gillie’s Burger, made with a black bean patty. For vegetarians, there’s the Tofu Reuben, Mushroom Burger, and the Peanut Tofu Wrap.
Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market—Richmond
Since 1989, Ellwood Thompson’s has served the Richmond community as a locally owned grocery store, bringing organic produce and products from local farmers, artisans, and businesses, but in the past decade, they have expanded their in-house kitchen, offering a wide array of vegan and vegetarian prepared foods. Vegan chicken nuggets, tempeh mock chicken salad, and veggie wraps are just a few of the vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes at this community staple.
Brown Chicken Brown Cow—Hampton
While Brown Chicken Brown Cow is primarily a burger place, you can substitute a falafel patty for the beef, allowing all of the burgers to be vegetarian. We like the Nostradamus – topped with caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese, Creole mustard, and arugula, or the Aristocrats – heaped high with caramelized onions, goat cheese, cabernet-blueberry glaze, and arugula, but you can also build your own burger. Another vegetarian option is the Chick-A-Pea sandwich – a falafel sandwich with Tzatziki, spinach, and tomato.
Hidden Julles Café —Haymarket
Specializing in local, organic, and natural dishes, Hidden Julles Café offers colorful culinary masterpieces with unique ingredients. For breakfast, vegans can try the Vegan Breakfast Burrito, filled with home fries, guacamole, pico de gallo, black beans, spinach, and quinoa, while vegetarians have the option of Stuffed French Toast, the Haymarket Breakfast Burrito, Avocado Toast, and Florentine Eggs Benedict. Lunch menu items include the Veggie – available in a wrap, salad, or sandwich, or the Vegan Wrap – with spinach, quinoa, hummus, pico de gallo, cucumbers, black beans, guacamole, and lemon vinaigrette. In addition to vegan and vegetarian food, the restaurant prepares Paleo and gluten free dishes.
NuVegan Café transforms all your favorite comfort foods into tasty vegan alternatives that pack plenty of flavor into their meatless dishes. Served cafeteria-style, their 100% vegan menu includes vegan macaroni and cheese, warm gooey cinnamon rolls, fried “chicken” drumsticks, and even crab cakes. The restaurant strives to change the perception behind vegan food, proving that it can be healthy and sustainable without sacrificing flavor.
Loving Hut—Falls Church
Loving Hut is an international vegan fast food chain that offers healthy, Asian-inspired meals made with sustainable plant-based ingredients. While the vegan restaurant is considered a chain, each location has a unique menu crafted by the in-house chef. The menu at the Falls Church location has over 50 different dishes, including soy Beef & Broccoli, General Tso’s made with soy protein, and a Vietnamese Vegan Sandwich, as well as more American dishes like the Vegan Hot Dog, Crispy Burger, and Club Sandwich, all meat-free.
Taaza Indian Cuisine—Roanoke
If you’re looking for vegetarian and vegan friendly options in Virginia’s Blue Ridge , consider dining at Taaza , an Indian restaurant in Roanoke. They offer about a dozen different options for the vegetarian and vegans, like the cocktail samosas appetizer, filled with spiced potatoes, green peas, chickpeas, and a mint and tamarind chutney, or the Channa Pindi, a traditional Indian entrée made of chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, and fresh herbs served over Basmati rice. Their menu even features a separate Vegan and gluten-free section, with creative, flavorful entrees including Tandoori grilled Portabella mushrooms with curried lentils and Roasted Eggplant Bartha.
Fresca on Addison—Richmond
Fresca on Addison offers a full vegetarian menu, including brick-oven pizzas, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other entrees, but almost everything on the menu can also be made for vegans, as well as the gluten-free folks. For dessert, their vegan cupcakes are a must. The restaurant avoids processed foods and additives, serving only foods that are local, organic, fresh, and healthy. After dining at Fresca, check out their in-house market area, where some of their specialty ingredients are available for purchase.
Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant—Vienna
One of Northern Virginia’s most popular vegetarian spots, Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant serves inventive Asian-inspired fare, creating mock-meat dishes that are incredibly delicious. Start with the Teriyaki Mock Sesame Eel or the Fried “Chicken”, then order one of their meatless entrees, like the Veg Shrimp in your choice of General Tso’s, Lemon, or Sweet & Sour Sauce, or the Adventure of Tempeh Land – a marinated baked tempeh sautéed with red pepper, snow peas, asparagus, baby corn, and white mushrooms in a Thai curry sauce. Finish off the meal with one of their vegan desserts, such as the Tiramisu (both vegan and gluten-free!) or the Avocado and Lemon Pie.
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In the land Down Under, an extraordinary experience awaits foodies
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Australia’s local cuisine is influenced by a variety of factors that work together to create some of the most celebrated food experiences on Earth. Dine on extraordinary seafood, imbibe on award-winning wines, raise your glass to a spectacular view or try one of the world’s best whiskies – it is all on offer in Australia. Have A Seafood Adventure, From Ocean To Plate Enjoy oysters directly from the sea at Tasmania. Photo: Luxury Lodges of Australia
Australia is home to some of the world’s most pristine waters – one major reason why Australian seafood has a global reputation for excellence. If you are keen to sample some of Australia’s best seafood, start with Sydney Fish Market, an iconic local attraction in Sydney where visitors flock daily to see the bountiful supplies of fresh fish.
Alternatively, head to nearby restaurants like multi-award-winning Saint Peter, which showcases Australia’s sustainable approach to sourcing and eating local delicacies like marron and Sydney rock oysters.
On Tasmania’s beautiful eastern coast, at luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet or Freycinet Marine Farm, you can even pluck your own oysters and eat them directly from the sea. Or head to the Kimberley to experience the traditional hunt for mud crab with Indigenous custodian Brian Lee.
Australian Food And Wine Festivals Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Photo: Tourism Australia
Australians celebrate their local produce and world-famous wines with a wide range of festivals. One of which is the annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape in November.
A highlight is the Gourmet Beach BBQ where you will dine on the shores of the Indian Ocean and enjoy cocktails, canapés and local produce cooked on the fiery grill as Castle Rock Beach at Dunsborough transforms into a stylishly laid-back waterfront restaurant.
The week-long Taste of Tasmania festival in summer is the ultimate way to enjoy the sunshine on Hobart’s waterfront. Dozens of stalls offer the best of local produce, accompanied by more than 100 street performers and musicians. The festival coincides with New Year’s Eve, adding to the atmosphere. Live An Island Dream Sample whisky from some of the world’s best distillery in Tasmania. Photo: Tourism Australia
Tasmania might be best known for its pristine wilderness, but it is also home to some of the world’s best whisky distillers, including Lark Distillery. Established in 1992, Lark’s Cellar Door & Whisky Bar, located in Hobart offers several memorable whisky tasting experiences.
You may also wish to discover Nant, located at Bothwell in the Central Highlands – an hour north of Hobart, or travel to Burnie on the island’s northern coast, where celebrated Hellyers Road Distillery offers behind-the-scenes tours.
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Year-round sunshine, picturesque locations and a laidback local lifestyle: it is perhaps not surprising Australia has developed a strong culture of al fresco dining. As a visitor, you will benefit from restaurants in memorable places, where the view is often an integral part of the dining experience.
In subtropical Brisbane, experience a cosmopolitan mix of eateries by the waterfront, such as Jellyfish, Customs House and Hello Please. In Perth, you will find breakfast on the balcony at Bib & Tucker or lunch overlooking the Indian Ocean at Odyssea.
Alternatively, take to one of the many rooftop dining locations in Melbourne – Rooftop at QT might be a good place to start. You can also choose to break away from the city entirely, experiencing outdoor dining with an element of adventure via the likes of Fervor in Western Australia. For more extraordinary experiences, visit www.cit.travel/australia . Book with us at Corporate Information Travel Sdn Bhd (CIT) to enjoy more savings. For bookings and enquiries, please call 03-2091 9988 or email email@example.com. Tags