Let’s be honest. . . a couple of years ago it was a bit boring to be a vegetarian, or vegan. You found the same-old dishes in restaurants, limited to one, maybe two choices if you were lucky, and very little initiative from the kitchen. Your usual vegetable soup, mac & cheese, or something with eggplant . . . just to name three of the old school items.
Well, how things have changed! Plant-based restaurants are popping up all around us. And they are impressive!! From the menu choices and presentation, to the décor and the positive buzzy vibes. They’ve got it all going for them.
Even as a meat-eater, I love going to these restaurants. It’s so refreshing! The ingredients are crisp, they are trendy, delicious and off course, the added nutritional benefits to your diet, with limited processed foods. You won’t miss the meat, the eggs, the fish, or dairy one bit!
These restaurants have opened up a whole new era for the food industry. The combinations that chefs are coming up with are astonishing. You can almost taste the passion the chefs have put into every combination.
On these menus, you will find a diverse array of flavourful foods that are 100% free of animal products. They usually have a superb range of freshly pressed juices, unique smoothies with hemp seeds, non-dairy milk, and protein powders, which again, provides are a wide range of nutritional benefits. A lot of them use homegrown organic herbs. When the waiter approaches you with your plate, you can smell the freshly prepared mint purees, the abundance of mushrooms and your vegan toast with avo and hummus mixtures, and fresh basil leaves. I love it!
Yes, we can talk about the health benefits of these establishments, but truly speaking, the thought of animal cruelty, hits home harder. We don’t want to think about or know any of the details on how the animal was slaughtered, we just want to enjoy our delicious juicy rib-eye steak. Is that wrong? Maybe it is. For many, the exploitation of animals remains the key factor in their decision to go vegan, and stay vegan. I’m not there yet, but definitely heading in that direction.
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