in.gredients

Talks with TK: Mighty Green Salad

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Look what I made for in.gredients! And check out that price!

 I’m so proud to roll out this in-house salad, made from local, farm-fresh ingredients. At .60/oz you can fill a bowl for around 3.00, and you know it’s made with love.

Why is the price so important? Here on the Eastside of Austin, there are few options for local, healthy, farm-fresh foods that are affordably priced. Especially foods that are raw and vegan (or bee-gan if you eat honey.) This salad is prepared from items we have in-store and you can get a bowl for less than 3.00.

As we continue to grow, we want to make sure in.gredients meets the needs of the Eastside community.  So, we are rolling out a new in-house salad each week. Made from in.gredients that are available at the store, this salad is packed with nutrition.

Here is what you will find in our Mighty Green Salad: kale, mesclun, arugula, mustard greens, beets, peppers, raisins,sunflower seeds, chia seeds, olive oil, honey and garlic salt. Basically, a whole lot of goodness.

You can find a similar in-house recipe here.

This salad is particularly exciting for me because it has one of my favorite in.gredients: chia seeds.

I LOVE chia seeds.  Known as an aztec superfood, they were carried by Aztec runners to keep them fueled. And they are still used by ultra-marathoners today. They’re from a species of a flowering plant in the mint family native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. They are packed full of vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. 

They can be used in a variety of recipes including smoothies, salad dressings, or put directly into your water.  They adapt to the taste of whatever you put them in, and they’re gelatinous. They’ll expand once added to liquid, which some people claim helps you feel fuller sooner, aiding with weight-loss.

If you are as excited as I am about chia seeds, check out this article for more information.

Post by:  “TK” tanya karakashian tunchez

Written by cscdavis

October 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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  1. Nice writing TK!

    DJ Schmalz

    October 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm


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