Saturday, July 19, 2008

Restaurant Review - The Green Elephant in Portland, Maine

My Daughter Jenn & I went to check out this new Vegetarian Bistro in Portland last night. All I can say is WOW!!! So delicious.
The atmosphere is very relaxing, clean and friendly. The menu is Asian-influenced cuisine.
We wanted to try everything but this is what we decided on:
Appetizers - Soy nuggets w/ sauce
Deep Fried Vegetarian Spring Rolls
stuffed w/ vegetable and shitake mushroom

Entrees - Tofu & Vegetable Teriyaki
broccoli, zuccini, carrots, mushrooms, and sweet corn in Teriyaki sauce
Served w/ mashed buttercup squash and brown rice.

Special for that day - bean noodles w/lots of veggies in a spicy sauce

Dessert - OF COURSE
Chocolate Orange Mousse Pie
Tofu Cheesecake

Everything we tried was absolutely delicious!!! They even have a raw food item on the menu - Green Leaves Wrap w/ Mango & Herbs
raw vegetables wrapped in green collard leaves w/ tamarind dipping sauce
They had several wheat free options and almost everything is completely VEGAN. If the item you want has egg you just ask for it without and they are great with preparing the food the way you want it. Another plus?! NO MICROWAVED FOOD :)

So, if you are in the Portland, Maine area do give the Green Elephant a try. You won't be sorry.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Book Review- Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

I am recommending that EVERYONE read this book. You can pick it up anywhere. The big box stores carry it, Barnes & Noble, Target, etc. You should always check with your local library first to save $$$ and so that you do not add to your clutter. :)
This book gets straight to the point. These girls do not sugarcoat anything. It is a great, simple read that explains why you should not eat meat, dairy, refined sugar or in general foods that, lets face it, are just not food anyway. Go grab a copy and get ready for a funny, no nonsense education that you are sure to enjoy. - Laura U.