Eating to Live on the Outside: Roots

Happy Saturday! I’m hungry. Let’s grab something to eat. Today we’re off to California and stuffing our faces at Roots, a vegan restaurant serving kind food for kind folks. How cute.

Roots really measures up, a totally workable place for Eating to Live on the Outside, tons of vegetables and other cool stuff. So, here’s a quick list of food I might try out:

Farmers Market Salad

  • Mixed greens, seasonal veggies, shallot Dijon vinaigrette and slice of bread; I’m okay with the bread, but dressing on the side.

Taco Salad

  • Romaine lettuce, black beans, carrots, avocado, salsa, jicama, blue corn chips, pepitas and lemon garlic dressing; I can handle the chips and same deal with the dressing.

Avo Sandwich

  • Cucumber, avocado, red onion, sundried tomato, Romaine lettuce, sunflower sprouts, vinaigrette and mustard on wholegrain bread; lots of great stuff here!

Cilantro Hummus Wrap

  • Carrot, cilantro, hummus, sundried tomato, red onion, zataar and lemon balsamic vinaigrette and whole wheat wrap; I really like sundried tomatoes.

Burrito

  • Black beans, salsa, avocado, pepitas and lemon garlic dressing and whole wheat wrap; no complaints here.

Thai Peanut Avo Wrap

  • Jicama, avocado, cucumber, sprouts, carrot, Romaine lettuce, cilantro, mint, green onion and peanut sauce and whole wheat wrap; I’ll pretty much eat anything with avocado.

Porto Sandwich

  • Grilled Portobello mushroom, sundried tomato, basil, Romaine lettuce and lemon balsamic vinaigrette on ciabatta bread; mushrooms are cool and I’m fine with the bread.

H.A.P. Sandwich

  • Cilantro hummus, artichoke hearts, Portobello mushroom, sundried tomato, basil, red onion, Romaine lettuce and lemon balsamic vinaigrette on ciabatta; I dig it.

Raw Wrap Avocado

  • Sunflower sprouts, avocado, beets, seasonal local veggies, collard greens and raw lemon garlic dressing; hard to do better than beets and collard greens.

Certainly plenty of good stuff to choose from, but if I REALLY had to pick something. I’d order the Taco Salad or the Raw Wrap Avocado, although I am leaning towards the wrap.

Here’s the sad part. Roots appears to be looking for a new location. So let’s hope they find one soon. But for now, check out Roots’ menu and let me know what you’d go for. Peace.

Image credit: Roots

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jocelyn - May 2, 2009 10:07 AM

All these items look wonderful. Some great ideas for light, warm weather dinners, and they look pretty easy to make at home. Dr. Fuhrman's vinaigrettes and dressings could be substituted for theirs... de-lish!

I'm new to this blog and I LOVE it!!

HappyCat - May 2, 2009 8:04 PM

It all looks good. I stopped worrying about salad dressing as long as it's made with oil high in omega-3s. And I only eat about 4 servings of grain a day, tops. I guess my biggest worry is getting enough protein since I feel so much better after I eat it and get tired and weak without it. Stocked up on sardines this weekend, protein and omega-3s.

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