This past weekend Mitch and I ate lunch at The Mellow Mushroom in Delray. They are part of a chain, and the “kids” have raved about their vegan choice. Since Mitch and I are on a quest to get out and do something different every weekend, downtown Delray was a great destination. The Mellow Mushroom is Italian themed but they have truly solved the the dilemma of vegans and meat eaters enjoying a meal together without compromise on either part! Mitch ordered some wings and a meatball “hoagie” and I ordered a personal pan pizza with Daiya cheese and a tempeh “hoagie.” We both over ordered wanting to taste different things, which worked out great at dinner time when we heated the leftovers. The menu is so simple, you can order your bread white or wheat, you can order your cheese dairy, or “specialty” which besides Daiya included blue cheese and some others that I can’t recall. You can also get gluten free specialties. Though the food was not a 10, it was probably an 8 and where else can a vegan go into a mainstream restaurant and choose between tofu AND tempeh, while their dining partners can find all their favorite pizza place standards? With lots of beer on tap, this is a great place to bring people of different eating styles together. I give it a two thumbs up, and will definitely look forward to returning.
Micki wrote looking for recipes for bok choy. If anyone has any favorites, can you please post for her? The only time I really use it is in a stir-fry, but it is a super healthful veggy. Did you know that vegetables are not only good for our insides but they apparently are great for our skin tones, as well. In a recent study published in the science journal PloS ONE, Causcasians who ate more carotenoids (the yellow-red pigments found in many fruits and vegetables) developed a richer skin tone that others found healthier looking and more attractive. Wow. One more reason to eat our gifts from Mother Nature.
For those who wonder, Thursday will remain and forever be Vegan( Feast or No Feast) Thursday. It is a reminder that we on plant-based diets, do know how to feast, and hopefully continue to nudge people to make some plant-based choices, at least for this day. What’s good for you, turns out being super good for our Earth, as well. And sure, Mitch and I will miss the posse tonight, but we are rivers and we are rolling!