Tempeh Reuben in Ann Arbor

I went to The Lunch Room in Ann Arbor. The seemed like the “best” vegan restaurant in town (after doing a Foursquare and Yelp search). I was looking for somewhere with good food, but also relatively healthy. I found them on social media, because they have good looking fan-posted images and their reviews overall seemed positive.

I got the Tempeh Reuben (I’ve been a fan of good tempeh reubens for the past couple of years).

And… it didn’t disappoint. THICK-CUT, homemade rye bread, with (no sugar added) slow caramelized onion… and sumptuous tempeh! Yum!

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The Lunch Room is a highly recommended place to eat vegan food in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Here is a photo of the inside:

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And… the beautiful terrace, outside of The Lunch Room:

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I’ll definitely be coming back the next time I am in Ann Arbor!!

How To Eat Healthy at Work and While Traveling

Tomorrow I am getting up for a long day at work, and then I am traveling on a train for 5 hours, from Chicago to Detroit. I will wake up at 5:25am and will get to Michigan at 1am. Needless to say: LONG DAY.

How will I stay healthy, focused and energized for this long day?

In the video below I show you what I will be eating over the course of the day, and why it makes sense (nutritionally) as the PERFECT FUEL for the day I will be going through:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF8atEv8-88

I will also be drinking lots of water, as well as mostly likely a fair share of organic green tea. (by fair share I mean, probably about a liter or more over the course of the day!).

Will definitely be carrying a bag of raw, sprouted, dehydrated almonds with me, too (forgot to mention that – I love the ones by “Living Intentions“, they are an awesome, healthy snack!).

Enjoy!!!

 

Ben

NEW: Green Juice (and Raw Coconut Water) at Pret A Manger, in Washington DC.

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Pret A Manger, Washington DC now offering green juice and raw coconut water.
The 14.5 oz cold pressed green juice (in this case: “apple, cucumber, spinach, celery & lime”) is $5.99 (+tax) and tastes pretty green albeit very sweet from the apple (That being said, I can definitely taste the presence cucumber – which is a good, healthy-tasting thing).

I am happy to see more raw, vegan, health-conscious and nutritious food products coming to the Washington DC market.

The only criticism I could offer (which may be a deal breaker for some) is that the juice is NOT labeled ORGANIC. While not being organic does allow for a lower price point, which will get more people trying green juice… in order for this beverage to be fully legit, and meet a high level of quality: Pret a Manger needs to make this green juice organic and market it as such (as they have done a good job with for their organic coffee).
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All in all, I am excited to see more green juice in Washington DC!

Awesome Bowl

Sprouted quinoa cooked with a little Himalayan salt and better-than-bouillon. Shaved heirloom carrots. Massaged lacinato kale with olive oil, Himalayan salt and black pepper. Chopped spinach. Sundried tomatoes, rehydrated, drained, coated with Himalayan salt, olive oil and black pepper; baked for 7 minutes at 420F and then cut into bitesize pieces. Hemp seeds. Dressing: tahini, lemon juice, curry, turmeric, Himalayan salt, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, water, maple syrup. Garnished with cilantro.

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