True Food Kitchen recipes and review

We took a little trip to Phoenix this weekend to visit family and had a wonderful lunch at True Food Kitchen.   This super popular restaurant serves globally inspired cuisine and specializes in using the highest quality local, seasonal ingredients and sustainable practices to make pure and satisfying meals.  The menu is centered on the principles of Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory diet and Food Pyramid which I've blogged about before.  The space is gorgeous and the food and drink superb!  We started with a few drinks at the bar (the place was packed so we had no choice).  I had the Cucumber Clementine Skinny Margarita which I WILL try to replicate.....
Casa Noble Silver Organic Tequila
Fresh Mint
Clementine Slices
Cucumber slices and diced pieces

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Then we moved to a table for Edamame Dumplings of pureed edamame with butter and wonder they were to die for!

This kale salad was so great and I found the recipe on their website!
  • 4-6 cups Kale, loosely packed, sliced leaves of Italian black (Lacinato, “dinosaur,” cavolo nero)     midribs removed
  • Juice of 1 Lemon (lemon makes the antioxidants in kale more bioavailable and increases the absorption of Iron from the Kale)
  • 3-4 T Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, mashed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Hot Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
  • 2/3 cup grated Pecorino Toscano cheese
        (Rosselino variety if you can find it) or other
        flavorful grating cheese such as
        Asiago or Parmesan
  • ½ cup freshly made Bread Crumbs from
        lightly toasted bread (you could substitute finely chopped almonds for a wheat-free version with more protein).
Tuscan Kale Salad Directions
Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, and a generous pinch (or more to taste) of hot red pepper flakes. Pour over kale in serving bowl and toss well. Add 2/3 of the cheese and toss again. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes. Add bread crumbs, toss again, and top with remaining cheese.

We finished off with the Teriyaki Brown Rice Bowl and the Raw Fish Selection, a Hamachi dressed in a tart citrus vinaigrette and served with very thinly sliced radish, carrot and crisp, clean and delicious! 

Pure Phoenix refreshment!  If only True Food would come to Chicago....

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-) Totally love True Food Kitchen! They should definitely put one in Chicago!!


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