Ithaca's Moosewood Restaurant is vegetarian heaven
You'll find simple, healthy fare at this restaurant committed to offering the best ingredients in healthful, imaginative cuisine. (Bonus: A Moosewood recipe!)
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 21:18
One of America's hidden gems and my personal favorite restaurant is the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, N.Y. Nowhere is the collaboration between delicious, clean foods and vegan cooking more apparent than at this restaurant. In fact, Moosewood was named one of the 13 most influential restaurants of the 20th century by Bon Appetit magazine.
The food at Moosewood is prepared with the freshest produce (organic whenever possible), whole grains, beans, soy, quality herbs and spices and the finest domestic ingredients available. In addition, the restaurant has made a commitment to promoting local and sustainable agriculture. On my most recent visit, I enjoyed a large salad, topped with homemade salad dressing, roasted vegetables over brown rice and homemade local ice cream with large chunks of dark chocolate. I also could not resist tasting the vegan crumble!
Vegetarianism as a lifestyle choice was a strong influence on the development of the restaurant's repertoire, as well as its commitment to offer the best ingredients in healthful, imaginative whole foods cuisine.
Over the past few years, I have begun reading extensively about the environmental and humanitarian treatment of animals and have decided to make a conscious commitment to a more healthful diet. The dishes and recipes at Moosewood are simple, fresh and delicious. As a budget-conscious, busy high school student, the key to eating healthy is packing my lunch daily and always having an abundant supply of snacks on hand. Below is one of my favorite dishes from the Moosewood Restaurant. Bon appetit!
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