Julia's Kitchen

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Yummy Cakes and Daily Specials January 5, 2013

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photo-3 Do you know that we make birthday cakes? Sidney puts not only her beautiful energy, but also her artistry into every cake she decorates and they are all truly one of a kind. Of course, our cakes are vegan, organic, and gluten free, and made with the same integrity with which we prepare all of our food, because what better day to nourish your body and feed your soul than your birthday? Incidentally, the birthday girl who ordered the cake pictured also ordered a big standard sheet cake, which she expected most of her guests to eat, but it turns out she has 3/4 of the sheet cake left and most went for and loved the “healthy” cake. So don’t worry, they taste as delicious as all of the amazing ingredients from which they are made, plus all of the love that goes into them!

If it’s not your birthday and you need a healthy lunch or dinner, here are the specials for today…

Thai Black Sticky Rice
Sprouted Mung Bean and Millet burger or, when they run out, Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with chipotle ketchup and hemp seed sour cream
Sprouted Buckwheat and Millet cherry waffles with caramelized apples and coconut cream
Sprouted Lentil Chipotle Chili with hemp seed sour cream and millet bread
Plus, Raspberry apple scones, Buckwheat Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Blueberry Lemon Muffins, Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Biscotti, and Raspberry Cashew Mini Cheesecakes

Enjoy the beautiful sunshine…

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Welcome to a happy and healthy 2013 January 2, 2013

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photo 1-1Are you ready to begin 2013 in good health? We are here to support you and our stove is packed with steaming goodness…

Ground yourself with a bowl of Kitchari…
Warm yourself with a bowl of Red Lentil Coconut Curry…
Treat yourself (well) with a bowl of Creamy Coconut Spiced Rice or Sprouted Grain Waffles or Crepes with fruit and nut toppings…
Nourish yourself with a Sprouted Mung Bean and Millet Veggie Burger on a fresh Sprouted Grain Sourdough Bun…
Enjoy yourself with a Sprouted Lemon Blueberry Buckwheat Muffin, a Cinnamon Roll made from Sprouted Quinoa, or a Cherry Pie Scone made with freshly ground sprouted grain flours…
Relax with a cup of Hot Herbal Chai…
Balance yourself with a Saute of fresh vegetables, sprouted beans, germinated grains and a yummy house-made sauce…

We hope to see you soon. Have a wonderful day!

 

Julia’s Kitchen Today! December 22, 2012

photo(2)Does this photo just make you want to jump through the page? We’ve got fresh Cinnamon Raisin Swirl sourdough loaves, plus Caramelized Onion and Thyme…enjoy them fresh, or save them for a special sweet or savory French Toast breakfast!

Our specials for today…

*Sprouted Grain Cherry Waffles with Caramelized Apples and Coconut Cream Sauce…
*Creamy Millet Cereal with Berry Sauce and Almond Cream…
*Thai Black Sticky Rice will be ready shortly…
*Soy Free Miso Soup
*A delicious entree platter with miso soup, Cabbage and Wakame Salad, and *Sweet Potato Nori Rolls…
*Sprouted Mung Bean and Millet Burgers…
*Plus our regular menu!
Come and get it today anytime through 8pm. Starting tomorrow, we will take a holiday hiatus until the 27th when we’ll come back ready to support your transition into into a healthy and happy 2013!

 

Dinner Tonight! December 13, 2012

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photoHere are our specials for this evening!

Dinner Special: Ethiopian Yellow Lentil Plate with Injera and Yam and Beet Salad

Soups: Red Lentil Coconut Curry and Fasoulatha (Greek White Bean)

Veggie Burger: Sprouted Chickpea

And, in case you are in the mood for breakfast, we’ve got Creamy Millet Porridge and Sprouted Grain Waffles. Or, come grab some baked goods or raw treats for dessert or for tomorrow. We’ve got lots of soup in the fridge too, in case you want to enjoy a meal at home.

Our full menu is available, including the yummy raw pizza pictured…

 

Open for Dinner, starting this Thursday! And, a daily special… December 12, 2012

IMG_0569Well, I could have done a better job with the photo, but this is our entree special right now! Berbere lentils served with a yam and beet salad over injera, which is a spongy fermented flat bread which is made, in our case, from whole grain teff. Often, because teff is relatively expensive, injera is made with a combination of flours; rest assured, we use whole grain teff rather than flour, and we don’t add anything except a little sea salt and spring water.

Teff is the smallest grain and is super-powered, because it has a much larger proportion of bran and germ, the healthy parts, than most grains. In Ethiopia, injera is used as a plate and a utensil, with different protein and vegetable stews and salads arranged on top. Usually these meals are eaten family style and diners rip pieces of the injera and use them to scoop up the other foods, then eat the sauce-soaked injera at the end. This dish has just a bit of a spicy kick, but should be mild enough for most palates. Come in and try something that may be new for you!

In other news, we are going to be open for dinner Thursday through Saturday, starting this Thursday, for the rest of December, then we are planning to open for dinner nightly Monday through Saturday. We will be closing on Sundays for the Winter, but we’ll go back to seven days in the Spring when people come out of Sunday hibernation!

We will close for the holiday December 24-26 and New Years Eve and New Years Day. We hope you’ll all want to come back on January 2nd ready to start a healthy, peaceful, and joyful new year!

 

Weekend Menu and Cooking Class Update December 2, 2012

IMG_0524Hello!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. Do you wonder, like I do, when we might actually get seasonal weather?

I’m planning a menu change, but I guess, like the weather, I’m lagging behind…the salad pictured is still on the menu, though soon we’ll shake it up a little, probably changing to a massaged kale salad for Winter…

So, we’ve got that, as well as all the other old standbys on our menu, plus a few specials…

We are doing the Thai Black Sticky Rice right now, and if I can convince my cooking cohorts, we’ll be switching that up soon too, just for a change:) The sticky rice is super yummy, but we’ll come up with another delicious option; right now I’m thinking chai millet with blueberries and apples and hemp seed whipped cream, but we shall see what the week brings…I’ll let you know.

Our burger is a Sprouted French Lentil and Millet Burger with the usual fixin’s

For soup, we have a delicious Cream of Broccoli, which is vegan of course. The secret ingredient is a rich cannellini bean cream. We’ve got other veggies in there too, so it has a slightly orangey hue, kind of looks like broccoli cheese soup, if you’re into that sort of thing…the bowl is served with Millet Bread and 5-Spice Carrot-Almond Pate, and you can get that as a side too.

That’s all for now, for more inspiration, come on into the cafe!

The final class of the Basics series is tomorrow (Sunday) at 4:30pm. We’ve still got a spot or 2, if you’d like to drop in. Because we are expanding the cafe hours to serve dinner very soon, future cooking classes will be available and will be taught in a similar format, but in a home kitchen. I can accommodate small classes in my little galley kitchen and, in fact, like to teach there because it’s proof that you don’t need a big, fancy kitchen in order to cook delicious, healthy food for your family. I’m also open to teaching at someone else’s home if there is a volunteer host. It’s always fun to put a class together with friends…And, I love to do one-on-one or small group consultations and Pantry Overhauls!

In light of all of that and a few other things, the Baking Class that was proposed for next Sunday is being tabled. I know we had a good class-full interested, so I am open to coming up with a way to teach at another time and space, most likely during the school day, though I know that’s tricky for many.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend in peace and good health.

 

Rustic Black Bean Soup with Raw Hemp Sour Cream…and yummy new treats! November 13, 2012

Good afternoon! I hope you are enjoying this crisp and beautiful day!

We have lots of special goodies today…
We have a Rustic Black Bean Soup, served with a Raw Hemp Seed Sour Cream and Millet Bread, Sprouted Grain Waffles topped with Spiced Apples, and our burger is a Sprouted Chickpea Burger.

Of course, as always, we also have the Hummus Pizza,  sautes, Red Lentil Coconut Curry, Kitchari, Raw Pizza, and more!

Sidney has been busy playing around in the kitchen, so we’ve got some special pastries too…

Cashew Cream Cheese or Strawberry Cream Cheese Croissants, Blueberry Apple Pop Tarts, Chocolate Raspberry Scones, and Strawberry Jam-Filled Apple Quinoa Muffins…It’s worth a trip in and don’t forget, the kitchen is open until 6pm!