Monthly Archives: February 2011

A day of peas + last day at Mercato

Kind of an overdue post, but Saturday the 12th was our last day at Mercato Centrale. In celebration (or in mourning) we served our 2 favorite dishes:

Asian noodle salad with mind-blowing peanut sauce, vegetables, and tofu;

Black bean burrito with almond lime sour cream and housemade hot pepper sauce.

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A sweet deal this Saturday

Our new special for this Saturday’s Mercato Centrale sure is somethin’.

We got a refreshing pea and seashell pasta salad with sweet peppers, kaffir lime, and a shallot-lime dressing on a bed of watercress.

See you at the market!

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Vegetables are the new black

Hey Philippines, listen up! The United States is becoming more and more plant-based. What are we waiting for?

According to this article, the USDA is finally showing some love for plant-based diets. For the next 5 years, all US federal nutrition programs (including public school meals!) will feature more veggies and less meat.

“Vegetarian-style eating patterns have been associated with improved health outcomes — lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and lower total mortality. Several clinical trials have documented that vegetarian eating patterns lower blood pressure,” they say.

Interested in adopting a more plant-based diet? Check out ideas on how to feed yourself here. We heart the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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