The Nutritarian

Healthy Eating Insight

Love Food and Travel?

Written By: The Nutritarian - Apr• 02•12

So do I.

Food/Travel blogs:

Sunda Happy Hour

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 30•12

The bang bang salad ($6) on Sunda’s “Social Menu” is a heaping nest of fresh, raw shaved veggies!  It’s easy to order with nuts and dressing on the side to really enjoy the jicama and other subtle flavors and to make it healthier.

Vegan Chicago

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 21•12

A website to scope out the vegan and vegetarian options in Chicago. 

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Healthy Lunch in Chicago

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 13•12

I am always looking for healthy places to explore, especially when they are cognizant of positive environmental practices.

While I haven’t tried Pret a Manger, the food sounds great and they have vegan options!

The same reasoning applies for Hannah’s.  These sandwiches look like they can be loaded with fresh and organic goodies.  Plus, they list the nutrition information and have gluten free options.

For the Foodies

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 13•12

An easy way to make reservations on Open Table and see who’s cooking for Chicago Chef Week!

Gourmet Prix-Fixe Menus
March 18 – 23, 2012

Yoga Conference in New York

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 13•12

Yoga Journal Conference NY

This looks amazing!  I am going.  Next choice… what to sign up for…Yoga for dudes, hip hop yoga, yoga and chocolate… 

Also check out the Yoganonymous discount or work study options if you’re on a budget.

AVEC

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 12•12

 A unique rectangular prism covered in flooring.  Bright lighting allows for optimum viewing of your food…and your date.  Close quarter communal tables were perfect for sharing tastes and chatting with friendly neighbors.

We started off to a slowly with a very light and fruity Chardonnay, pleasant, yet very un-chardonnay like in its lack of oak and buttery mouth feel.  Instead, I recommend the Antomium 6-grain golden ale, a delectable Belgium beer served in an awesome, breathable goblet. 

To begin our feast we ordered the vegetable antipasto that was slightly disappointing, not in concept or nutritional value, but in freshness and flavor.   Large fennel rings were undetectable except by the eye and the kale was plain and boring.  Whatever dressing they used was  pre-made (according to our server) since she would not allow for us to have it on the side.  We couldn’t discern any flavor so hopefully it didn’t add too much unnecessary fat. Anyway, I will admit; the broccoli and quinoa were perfectly cooked.  Points added for this.   However, as a winter dish, it would have been much more enjoyable served warm.

Chorizo-stuffed dates turned up the heat with smoked bacon and pepper tomato sauce was tasty and spicy.  Even though the sausage had some hard fatty bites, maybe that’s the way that type of sausage is supposed to be, it was still good, unlike our kind and generous table partners’ dry roasted pork shoulder that we tasted (my Mom’s is more tender and moist). 

Lucky for us, we persevered and ordered the marinated white anchovies on flatbread with cucumber, cilantro and mustard oil.  Once again, the freshness of the cilantro was lacking, thank God that didn’t apply to the anchovies.  This dish was absolutely delightful and I may return solely to have that combination in my mouth again.

For the finale we finally had a warm dish; the wood-fired squid which was oh so tender and hot with a very nice tomato spice topped off with a delightful (unlike any other) cream dollop.   I wish our server could have explained all of the ingredients a little better.  Under the freezing temperatures and blasting bar music conditions, maybe I just couldn’t focus.  Fun date spot, way overhyped.

Centered Chef Detox

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 12•12

Learning and networking experience with Centered Chef Chicago

I am in love with food, especially healthy food that tastes amazing.  Some of us are in love with less than healthy food, or faux foods.  Either way, I’ve discovered a fun way to be social and adopt healthier lifestyle choices! 

The space is really cool; an open layout with floor to ceiling windows, an amazingly colossal kitchen, and great tasty food.   They also offer yoga, and are very versatile and open-minded with how they use the space. 

Here is the schedule if you’re interested in checking it out.  Leave a post if you plan on coming tonight so they can prepare enough food.

  • Monday, March 12: Class #1: Orientation Session (discussion only,learn how to prepare for Day 1).  FREE SESSION* 6-7pm
  • Monday, March 19: Class #2: The Detox Begins (discussion + cooking class) 6-8pm
  • Monday, March 26: Class #3: 2nd Week of Detox (discussion + cooking class) 6-8pm
  • Monday, April 2: Class #4: 3rd Week of Detox (discussion + cooking class) 6-8pm
  • Monday, April 9: Class #5: The Reintroduction Phase Begins! (discussion + cooking) 6-8pm

Acro Yoga Chicago

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 09•12

Acrobatic Play Party Fri. Mar. 9, 2012
8:30pm
Moksha Logan Square/Bucktown
2528 W Armitage, Chicago

Regular: $7      FREE for members and attendees of the AcroYoga Class at 7pm.

Free Yoga in Chicago

Written By: The Nutritarian - Mar• 09•12

Free yoga at Moksha Riverwest 700 N. Carpenter, Chicago. 

Tues. Mar. 20th, 2012 from 6-7:30pm.  After your first class, receive 1 free pass for any reg class.  Classes are taught by Moksha trainees.