Friday, October 12, 2012

Day 5: Pac Man in East Austin

Today was day 5 of the Purification Cleanse.  It get's easier and easier each day.

Today I was a slacker and only made my shakes this morning and brought hummus and vegetables for snacking.  I completely forgot about preparing lunch.  *hits head*

Marj was great and found another restaurant in East Austin that we could try.  It's called, Counter Culture Restaurant.

It was a cute little restaurant hidden off of East Cesar Chavez about a mile from the office.  As we entered, we were greeted immediately and offer a table inside or out.  There was a nice breeze, so we chose to sit out on the covered patio.

Counter Culture offers meatless, dairy-free and raw foods-- made from scratch. Whenever possible the restaurant procures organic, fair trade & locally grown food from area farmers. The menu had a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, as well as daily specials.  They focus on nutritious and unprocessed foods.

Kelp noodles, coconut, seasonal veggies & cilantro tossed in a tangy ginger sauce, topped with sunflower seeds.

Herbed lentils & vegetables topped with house-made ketchup & served with a side of tahini mustard sauce.

We both had a side of garlic greens and a pac man salad.  I didn't realize what the pac man salad was until it arrived. It had these adorable carrots cut in the shape of pac man.  (Total win)

The waitress was very attentive, sweet, helpful and gave excellent service.  I plan on going back to this hidden little gem.  If you are in East Austin and looking for a good Vegan restaurant - try them out.  I know you will find something to hit the spot.

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  -Josh Billings

Thanks for reading and here's to a soul full of happiness and health!

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