A few blogs ago we started talking about food choices and describing food options for people with various dietary restrictions.  Food is such an important component of life, not only nourishing us, but helping to enrich our experience of life.  But in our culture, food sometimes isn’t only used for nourishment, but sometimes it is over used and under appreciated.  With so many attitudes swirling around food, it can sometimes be hard to enjoy it.  This can especially be the case for people with food restrictions.  That’s why we’re trying to make it a little easier for you folks, by giving you a how to list of what you can eat, so you can just focus on enjoying the food and life, and less on worrying what you can and cannot eat.  So let’s jump in.

Celiac: An autoimmune disorder that effects the small intestine and results in gluten intolerance and sometimes lactose intolerance.
Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros ~ two free range eggs any style, spicy black beans, jalapeno jack cheese, salsa, guacamole and sour cream on a handmade corn tortilla. Option for lactose intolerance ~ ask for dairy free, and we’ll give you more guacamole and salsa, or other vegetables as requested and if available.
Lunch: Scallop Salad or any sandwich without the bun ~ Spinach, shaved red onion, tomatoes, crispy pancetta, lemon oregano dressing.
Dinner: Grilled Ahi Tuna ~ Quinoa tabouleh,kalamata olive tapenade, peashoots.

Carb Conscious: Most of us have been here, especially in the head up to bikini and summer season. There are a number of diet options, from South Beach to Atkins and everywhere in between.
Breakfast: Egg White Omelette ~wild mushrooms, sautéed spinach, roasted garlic, goat’s cheese and free range eggs.  Served with rosemary nugget potatoes and organic greens (or fruit for brunch on the weekend). Option for the super health conscious ~ substitute more greens or fruit for potatoes.
Lunch: Organic Mixed Greens Salad ~ grated carrot, grated beets, cucumber, curried pumpkin seeds & basil balsamic vinaigrette.  Option to kick up the protein ~ add chicken.
Dinner: Pan Roasted Pacific Ling Cod ~ Lemon fennel crust, French lentil & apple ragout, caper lemon brown butter, pea shoots.