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Vegetarian And Vegan Restaurant

3390 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor    727-789-1931

Dear guests,
Due to our annual August sabbatical, we will be closed for 2 weeks starting August 14 . 

We will re-open on Tue, Sept 1st. 

Never Give Up!

Neatloaf with Mashed Potates and Mushroom Gravy

In this issue:
- Never Give Up!
- Inspirational Aphorism
- Weekly Specials for August 2015
- Healthy tips: Cooking Greens 


Sometimes it seems that life can be tug of war between everyday pressures and we may be challenged in our ability to go forward and want to give up in something important.

Please remember that you are stronger than you think. (Review July theme: Believe in Yourself ) At times, you may feel that you can’t handle the pressures of life. Just persist! Doing the same thing, having the same attitude or giving up is not the answer. Try a different approach. Let’s say that 99 times you have tried, and satisfaction was no where to be found. Will you not try the 100th time? If you think about it, 99 attempts have almost no bearing on the success of the following one, as long as you do not stop trying. It is often said, “It is the last key that opens the lock!”

Never give up on what you really want to do, if it comes from the depths of your heart. Or a sense of conviction. It seems that the person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with just the facts. 

So, follow your heart and go for your dreams; never give up and be happy with all your efforts, small achievements and big victories. At Consciousness-Blossoms we are eager to offer you our friendly service and delicious, nourishing food to encourage you and give you the strength to never give up in pursuing your goals!

Inspirational Aphorisms by Sri Chinmoy 

(Book sources are listed below each little poem)

I do not give up,
I never give up,
For there is nothing
In this entire world
That is irrevocably unchangeable.

- Sri Chinmoy
Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 3, # 233

“Never give up”
Is the only secret
To achieve fulfilment In life.

- Sri Chinmoy
Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 38, # 37,125

Never give up, never give up!
Even if you lose your way
A great many times
You must realise that your destination
Is sleeplessly expecting your arrival.

- Sri Chinmoy
Seventy Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 224, #22,346

My Lord Supreme
Out of His infinite Bounty
Tells me only one thing:
“Never give up, My child,
Never give up.”

- Sri Chinmoy
Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 40, #39,464  



Weekly Specials (August 9-13)

Egg-Pesto Wrap              $8.95

3 free-range eggs scrambled with grilled mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes, red onions and our homemade pesto sauce, served in a tomato-basil wrap. With our famous European breakfast baked potatoes.
Add cheddar, swiss or mozzarella cheese $9.75


The Peerless Pestorella            $8.95

A most satisfying warm sandwich with melted fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, our homemade pesto with vine-ripe tomatoes and romaine lettuce on warm multigrain bread.

                          * * *

VEGAN  Beans and Greens  $9.25

Pinto beans and organic brown rice (includes kale, grilled onions, green peppers, fresh garlic and a touch of salsa).  Served with cup of soup.  This dish is very savory, satisfying and healthy.  
Replace house salad for soup - add $1.00


Friday & Saturday Nights

Dear Guests,
Normally we are open on Fri & Sat  evenings, however, due to our annual August sabbatical, we will be closed starting August 14 for 2 weeks.  

We will re-open on Tues, Sept 1st.  
Thank you for your kind  understanding.

Сooking Greens
Healthy Dietary Tips

Cooking greens—kale, Swiss chard, and collard, beet, turnip, and mustard greens—are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and an array of phytochemicals that may reduce heart disease risk, eye diseases, and certain cancers.

What's in it?

Beta-carotene. Greens are rich sources of this antioxidant, which may help strengthen the body's defense system against harmful free-radical compounds. Kale has the most, with 5.8mg per cup of cooked (this provides 72% of the daily recommended intake).

Calcium. Although this mineral is found in greens, some greens, such as Swiss chard and beet greens, contain compounds called oxalates, which prevent calcium from being properly absorbed. If you are prone to kidney stones or gout, avoid foods high in oxalates.

Chlorophyll. This plant pigment may help to block the damaging changes that convert healthy cells to precancerous cells.

Folate. Cooking greens are a good source of this important B vitamin, which helps to ward off certain birth defects, cancer, and heart disease. Collards and turnip greens are the best, with over 40% of the daily value requirement per cup. Indoles.

Indoles are thought to help protect against the risk for hormone-related cancers by blocking the action of estrogen.

Isothiocyanates. Partially responsible for the pungency of some leafy greens, these phytochemicals are thought to help protect against hormone-dependent cancers. These compounds are also believed to inhibit environmental carcinogens.

Vitamin K. Found in huge amounts in cooking greens, this bone-building, anticlotting vitamin may interfere with blood-thinning medications.    

Add more to your diet
• Combine chopped sauteed kale with ricotta and grated Parmesan cheese and use as a filling for lasagna or manicotti.
• Make a green bruschetta: Finely chop cooking greens and saute with garlic in olive oil until melt-in-your-mouth tender. Use as a topping for thick slices of toasted Italian bread.
• Cook assorted greens in seasoned water with some olive oil and eat both the greens and their cooking liquid over slabs of cornbread.
• Chop and steam cooking greens, then fold into garlicky mashed potatoes.
• In a traditional Italian dessert tart— crostata di verdure—finely chopped, cooked greens, such as Swiss chard or kale, are combined with a sweetened custard and used as the tart's filling.

Consciousness-Blossoms Vegetarian And Vegan Restaurant

3390 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor    727-789-1931
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