This is a fun and interesting, yet still useful video, on eating out. People enjoy eating out. And sometimes your social life demands that you eat out. How can you stay on a healthy raw food vegan diet when you go to a normal restaurant, not a raw food restaurant? To demonstrate, Markus Rothkranz and Cara Brotman go to The Cheesecake Factory. That’s not the typical hangout for raw food vegans.
The key is in the menu. It will list the main dishes, the meat, chicken and seafoods. Don’t look at that, look at what’s next to it. All those entrees come with side dishes. Therefore, you know all those healthy foods are in the kitchen, so you just order the side dishes. You can order a large plate of salad, together with the various side dishes.
For example, on The Cheesecake Factory menu he finds artichokes, olives, garlic and pine nuts under a pasta dish. A chicken entree has fresh asparagus. From the pizza section, he orders the healthy toppings such as pineapple and red onion, not the crust.
Cara orders a salad with mango, cashews, avocado, tomato, onion, pepper and macadamia nuts. He orders arugula salad with Marcona almonds, lemon, golden raisins, endive and olive oil. Those orders are not on the menu of course, but they put everything together on their plates. You know the kitchen has it, because the menu does list them as side dishes or as the food that goes with the main entrees.
Rothkranz points out that some of the vegetables Cara ordered were steamed by the restaurant, but said that wasn’t enough to get upset about. Just stick with eating things found in nature, not bread or pasta, and no pizza.
He also advises taking a small pill container to the restaurant with you. It should contain in one section Celtic sea salt. In the other section, bring cayenne pepper. That will help bring out the flavor in the foods you order. Also, take plenty of digestive enzymes.
Because your meal isn’t part of the menu, the restaurant has to figure out the price, but the fancy restaurants are willing to do that. And it’s actually cheaper because you are not eating the meat and seafood. Therefore, your meals will be less expensive than the usual entrees.