My latest gig!
It is amazing to know that in the far east end of Toronto one can get a healthy, and vegetarian meal at a local pub. The Black Dog Pub has recently integrated a Healthy Lifestyle Menu with several vegetarian options to choose from. We were there for lunch the other day and my husband and I enjoyed the veggie burger with a side of salad. Although we were in a burger mood that day we could have also chosen the grilled tofu and vegetable wrap made with a choice of whole wheat wrap, rice paper wrap or plain or mulit-grain pita, served with tomatoes, sprouts, herbed mayo, dill pickle & sweet potato fries. We also could have chosen their version of a ‘Buddha Bowl’ with brown basmati rice chick peas, sunflower sprouts, marinated grilled tofu steaks, diced tomatoes, red onion, raw & toasted nuts & seeds in a mildly spicy tahini sauce. Anyway, you get the picture, there were several choices! Pictured here is the veggie burger which was a yummy chick pea based burger.
For dessert we had the best carrot cake I have ever had in my entire life. This carrot cake is the Black Dog's own Spelt Carrot Cake with tofu cream cheese frosting which is both dairy & sugar Free. This cake is a healthy meal in itself. I have been known to stop by the pub and pick up a piece when the craving hits!
Anyway, back to my latest gig. I have been asked to work with the Black Dog Pub as a celebrity vegetarian chef of sorts to come up with vegetarian and vegan feature items. So I will be consulting with them on vegetarian and vegan items that they will be offering right along with their other special features. I will also be working with them to further develop their vegan and heart smart menu. I am totally psyched about this. Anyway if there are any vegetarain or vegan options that you would like to see at local restaurants, now is your time to speak up. Also, I would love to hear about your favourite vegetarian and vegan restaurants so I can check out their menus for ideas too!