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Week of May 31, 2015

MONDAY MENU | 06-01

Chicken Sausage & Peppers with Squash classic italian sausage & peppers made with chicken sausage, onions, squash, oven-dried cherry tomatoes and basil

Bison & Beef Meatballs with Ratatouille seared and oven roasted meatballs served with a tribal take on a classic french ratatouille

Herb Oil Poached Lamb Roulade lamb roulade poached in herb infused olive oil and seasonal root vegetables glazed with stock and tossed in an onion soubise puree

THURSDAY MENU | 06-04

Spicy Harissa Chicken Curry chicken onions and garlic cooked in a spicy curry with a hint of honey and served with roasted cauliflower florets and bell peppers

Bora Bora Fireballs sweet and spicy pineapple and jalapeno pork meatballs rolled in toasted coconut and served on top of a cauliflower puree

Sesame Salmon & Pineapple Napa Slaw seared and chilled salmon served with napa cabbage, toasted almonds, pineapple and parsley

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It looks like NYC is catching onto the health food obsession–what am I saying, this city is revolutionizing it! Do a little bit of wandering around Union Square and you will stumble upon all sorts of awesome health obsessed businesses and just in time for spring. I am making it a mission to visit and taste as many of these places as possible.  If I am not going to be traveling the world, I can at least treat NY as a brand new one and learn of all of the health food options it has to offer!

So I learned of this brand Hu because I’ve seen their small batch chocolate bars, made in brooklyn at places like Whole Foods and local health food stores. Little did I know that they just opened a restaurant called Hu Kitchen on 5th ave and 14th st. not too far from Union Sq. I was on my way home to make dinner so I didn’t get anything, but almost club like atmosphere is one of a kind. The place was filled on a friday night with single young women dining alone! Everyone looked duly satisfied and enthusiastic about the vibe–either hanging out and sipping on an organic beer, or on their laptop by the window in comfy lounge chairs.  Take a look at their website and their philosophy is clear (http://hukitchen.com/philosophy.php), they’re on the right track when it comes to the human relationship to food.

Hu Kitchen is all about the ingredients and sourcing correctly to deliver real food to the people of nyc, while still making it look really cool! Although the vegan/vegetarian options are plentiful, the restaurant is not exclusive to such diners and also had delicious looking grass-fed and organic meal options. And now that I take a closer look at their website, the founders of this joint are super-stars in the health food world–or super-foodies! They include Joe Cross from Reboot Your Life and Frank Lipman MD (two of the lecturers in a course I am taking with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition). Well noooow I get it. Anyways, looks awesome for both vegans and skeptics alike who are looking for good quality and trendy food!