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.
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!
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.