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Eating to Live on the Outside: Lifefood Gourmet

Hooray for Saturday! And this Saturday, Eating to Live on the Outside is “off” to Miami, Florida for a quick meal at Lifefood Gourment, a veg-restaurant saluting food and science.

It didn’t take long to shift through the Lifefood’s menu. Here’s a rough draft of stuff I might order:

Alfredo Elixir Soup

  • Alfredo sauce, macadamia motza cheese and hand picked veggies; I’m not sure what “motza” is and hopefully it’s not salty.

Tomato Magic Soup

  • Tomato blended with spices; I love tomato, just as long as it isn’t salty.

Insalata Caprese

  • Tomato, baby spinach, basil, macadamia motza cheese, olive oil and dried oregano; sounds awesome, but I’m getting the dressing on the side.

Lifefood Gourmet House Salad

  • Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, baby arugula, onion, bell pepper, tomato and tahini dressing; same thing with the salad dressing.

Lifefood Gourmet Caesar

  • Kelp, Irish moss, Romaine lettuce and pumpkin seed croutons; I’m cool with this.

Minerals of the Sea Salad

  • Greens, hijiki, arama, kelp, onion, celery and tahini dressing; sea vegetables can be salty, so I’m not absolutely sold on this one.

Life Gourmet Burger

  • Sprouted quinoa and flax dehydrated buns, walnut, pumpkin seed, Brazil nut, onion, celery, flax oil patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup and mustard; the oil is a bit of a drag, but I can deal with it.

I got a break this week. Lifefood’s menu is short and sweet. Now, I like a few things, but if I had to pick. I'm going with the House Salad. It’s got plenty of greens and other awesome vegetables.

How about you, what you order? Flip through Lifefood’s menu and let know what you think.

Image credit: Lifefood Gourmet

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Steve - July 18, 2009 12:57 PM

Hi Gerry

Seems too extreme to me.

Cheers, Steve

Chuck - July 19, 2009 12:39 AM

Not only do the pictures of these foods look great but they are amazingly healthy!

Kris - July 19, 2009 9:43 PM

Hi Gerry,
I enjoy your posts! It seems like every "Eat to Live on the Outside" you choose the most plain, boring item. In other words, things you could easily make at home. I thought part of the joy of eating out is getting something you may not have the time or inclination to make yourself. This series gives me the impression the Eat to Live on the outside is a world of plain, raw vegetables. Regardless, keep up the great work on the blog!

Gerry Pugliese - July 19, 2009 9:49 PM

Hey Kris-

I don't know. I think I mix it up pretty well. I usually go for simplest thing, but I think I mix it up.

Flip through more of them. ;)


Kris - July 19, 2009 10:07 PM

Will do! Also, I was just reading your success story and saw the phrase "I went from a casual healthy-eater to downright anal about it—I can be very intense," So, your picks make a little more sense too.

Living north of Boston, I wish we had 1/4 the healthy restaurants that you have near you. I'm new to Eat to Live, so I'm kind of in the "oh crap I can never eat anything good again" phase. So that's probably part of where my comment came from too. :)


Sara - July 20, 2009 9:11 PM

Actually there are probably more healthy restaurants in Boston than in New Jersey per area.

Kris - July 21, 2009 9:49 AM

Maybe but I live north of Boston, have three kids, and don't get to go into the city that much. The restaurant options in my immediate area are pretty awful, even for a non ETL-er. I'm hoping to discover some new, healthy places though.

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