EVOS: A Wholesome, Natural Approach to Quick-Food Fare

  The Veggie Garden Grill burger, air-baked fries, mesquite magic ketchup and an iced tea. EVOS approach to the quick-dining experience is a more healthful and fresh alternative to the traditional burger and fries type joint. EVOS cooks their menu items using air-baking methods instead of deep frying, which decreases the caloric count significantly. They also use organic greens for their salads, organic and reduced-fat ice cream for their shakes,... Read More

florida’s best upscale veg friendly chain restaurants

P.F. Chang’s features Chinese-American cuisine in an upscale, stylish atmosphere. This full-service restaurant features menu items distinctly marked as ‘vegetarian’. They offer a wide variety of vegetarian appetizers, entrees and side items. My favorite items include the vegetarian lettuce wraps and the steamed vegetable dumplings. Try their budget-friendly happy hour with a variety of discounted drinks, as well as, vegetarian... Read More

veg ‘n’ out: magic kingdom

Disney World’s theme parks are filled with fun, excitement and magical experiences for everyone to enjoy. My favorite rides in the Magic Kingdom included the speed and thrills of Space Mountain or getting soaked on Splash Mountain. For a little more relaxing experience, I really enjoyed Mickey’s PhilharMagic 3D movie and the audience interactive Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. All the fun and laughter really works up an appetite! Probably... Read More

Winter Park’s trendy living cuisine

Tucked along a side street of the affluent Park Avenue area of Winter Park, Florida is a restaurant serving cuisine based on the raw/living food lifestyle.  Cafe 118° exemplifies a fresh and delicious living cuisine menu. Crispy Vegetable Rolls For those unfamiliar with this type of cuisine, allow me to give you a brief explanation. The raw/living cuisine is plant-based foods that are prepared by not cooking foods in the traditional sense.  Foods... Read More

Autumn Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut squash has more vitamin A than that in pumpkin. At 10630 IU per 100 g, it is perhaps the single vegetable source in the cucurbitaceae family with highest levels of vitamin-A, providing about 354% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucus membranes. It is also an essential vitamin for vision. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A helps... Read More

Uncommon Shopping in Seaside

Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, Modica Market in the Central Square of Seaside, Florida offers many gourmet and specialty items.  Modica Market has a nice selection of fresh produce, exotic mushrooms, nuts, gourmet chips, crackers & snacks, specialty & locally made sauces and dips, hard to find gourmet pastas, boutique wines and micro brewery beers. My favorite brands are well stocked within the market: Rice Dream, Newman’s... Read More

A Few Good Apples

    Tucked away in the corner of Seagrove Plaza on beautiful state road 30-a, surrounded by sub shops and kitschy beach merchandisers is a fresh and tasty café, A Few Good Apples. Upon entering the quaint eatery, the first things I noticed was the bright decor and clean environment. I reviewed the overhead menus with lots of vegetarian and vegan options. I had trouble choosing between homemade vegetarian soups, baked sweet potatoes, a... Read More