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3390 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor    727-789-1931
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New Life

In this issue:

  • New Life
  • Consciousness-Blossoms Restaurant Weekly and Evening Specials
  • Healthy Tips: Lentils
  • Special Discount coupon
  • Inspirational Aphorism


In this last month of the year we find ourselves busy and rushing, preparing for the holidays and the New Year.  Quite often we overlook all the good, including challenging things the passing year has brought to our life. As life goes on, we are make new plans, with new hopes for the coming year. 

Sri Chinmoy wrote “A new year is a new life. A new life is a new second. A new second is a new opportunity. A new opportunity is a new blessing from the infinite Supreme.” (Book source: Arise! Awake! Thoughts of a Yogi)

Let all uninspiring things remain behind us in the old year. Let us enthusiastically greet the new year with new dreams, new energy, new determination - to make our lives better; as well as the world around us.  

We are inviting you to our peaceful restaurant to feed your body and soul for the perfect and powerful start of the new year.

With warm regards,
your Consciousness-Blossoms Restaurant friends


Weekly Specials (Dec 13-18)

Omeleto Gondola            $8.95
Omelette with 3 free-range eggs with grilled onions, tomatoes, kale and Gorgonzola cheese.  This is served with our famous European breakfast baked potatoes and multi-grain toast or two pancakes. 

Whole wheat pancakes   75¢ extra

Turkey BLT Sandwich         $9.25  
Grilled vegetarian turkey, bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato with a dash of tamari-mayo served on toasted multi-grain bread. 

(VEGAN) Beans and Greens  $9.25
Try our Mexican style black beans and organic brown basmati rice (cooked with grilled onions, green peppers, kale, fresh garlic and a touch of salsa).  It is served with a cup of soup.  This dish is very delicious, satisfying and healthy. 

House Salad instead of Soup … add $1.00


Friday & Saturday Nights
Caponata (a favourite in Italy)
Grilled vegetarian beef topping an amazing blend of baked and stewed eggplant, yellow peppers, squashes,  fennel, red onions, capers, mint served on a bed of organic brown basmati rice  … out of this world!

Weekly Specials (Dec 19-26)

French Toast to Noel, 
with Mixed Berry Compote $8.95

Thick slices of challah dipped in our egg-ceptional spiced egg nog and grilled to perfection and topped with mixed berry compote … deck the halls!       

Yee Haw BBQ Chicken Burger           
Grilled soy chicken nuggets, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and caramelized onions with our famous BBQ sauce on a toasted multi-grain bun. This is “feel good food”.            $8.95

(Vegan)  Beans and Greens $9.25
Pinto Beans and Organic Brown Rice, kale, grilled onions, green peppers, fresh garlic and a touch of salsa; comes with a cup of soup.
House Salad instead of Soup … add $1.00

Fri & Sat Night Special
Banana-Coconut Curry
With Tofu & Mixed Vegetable
A succulent and mildly spiced coconut curry with lemongrass, loaded with tofu and fresh vegetables served on a mound of organic brown basmati rice (Vegan)

Weekly Specials (Dec 27 - Jan 2) 

Brunch - served all day
Merci Beaucoup Scramble  $8.95
3 free-range eggs scrambled with sautéed kale, grilled vegetarian ham and sharp cheddar served with multigrain toast and our famous European-style potatoes or two pancakes.
Whole wheat pancakes 50¢ extra

Smokey “Chicken” Wrap    $9.50
Grilled soy chicken and vegetarian bacon, melted smoked mozzarella cheese with lettuce, tomatoes, grilled red onions and our famous BBQ sauce in a whole wheat wrap. 
A fabulous meal you’re bound to love.

(Vegan)  Beans and Greens  $9.25 
Black Beans and Organic Brown Rice with kale, grilled onions, green peppers, fresh garlic and a touch of salsa; comes with cup of soup.  
House Salad instead of Soup … add $1.00

Fri & Sat Night Special
Cashew Chicken
Grilled soy chicken served with a cashew sauce and a medley of sautéed vegetables on a bed of organic brown basmati rice, served with soup and drink.
 . . . supremely satisfying!  (Vegan)

Healthy Dietary Tips

These low-fat, protein-rich legumes offer substantial phytochemical power, folate, and an impressive amount of fiber, more than a quarter of which is the heart-healthy soluble type
They also have decent amounts of iron and calcium

What's in it?

Fiber. Lentils are rich in insoluble fiber, which may stave off hunger and alleviate constipation. The soluble pectin and gum fiber in lentils helps to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. (A half cup of cooked lentils has a total of 7.8g dietary fiber, with 1 .3g of it soluble.) 

Folate. A half cup of cooked lentils provides almost half of the daily requirement for this B vitamin, which may be instrumental in preventing birth defects, cancer, and heart disease.

Iron. Most lentils are good sources of this mineral, which is vital for immunity, healthy pregnancy, and anemia prevention.

Isoflavones. These phytoestrogens may lower the risk for heart disease and manage some of the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

Plant sterols. Similar in structure to cholesterol, these compounds help reduce blood cholesterol levels by competing with dietary and body-synthesized cholesterol for absorption.

Protease inhibitors. Found in lentils (and other legumes), these plant chemicals may inhibit tumor growth by short-circuiting processes necessary for cancer cell survival.

Saponins. Plentiful in lentils, saponins may prevent cardiovascular disease by binding cholesterol in the digestive tract. Laboratory studies suggest that these phytonutrients may also inhibit cancer by increasing the number of natural killer immune cells, and by blocking cancerous changes in cells.

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These compounds may work with fiber to stabilize blood-sugar levels. Preliminary studies suggest that tyrosine kinase inhibitors may lower levels of a chemical in the blood that contributes to mature cardiovascular disease in diabetics.


Maximizing the benefits

Eat foods high in vitamin C along with lentils to enhance iron absorption. To protect the B vitamin content, do not cook lentils in too much water, and if there is any cooking liquid that needs to be drained off, try to use it in the recipe or save for soups or other dishes. Soluble fiber in lentils is made available as the lentils cook and the fiber dissolves (this also softens the lentils).

Add more to your diet

    ⁃    Cook lentils, puree along with garlic, yogurt, and fresh lemon juice, and use as a dip or spread.

    ⁃    Stir cooked lentils into pancake batter along with a touch of curry powder for a vegetarian, Indian-style main course.

    ⁃    Mash cooked seasoned lentils; add an egg white and enough bread crumbs so the mixture can be formed into patties. Sautee as you would a burger.

    ⁃    Toss cooked lentils in a lemony dressing along with cherry tomatoes and diced red pepper.

    ⁃    Make a lentil soup using carrot juice instead of water for the base.

    ⁃    Add cooked lentils to pasta sauce.

Fight Back With Food, Reader’s Digest. 

Special Discount!

Print this special discount coupon and get 10% of the bill until December 31, 2015. We request that this must be printed out to receive discount and will be valid for our first 100 customers and only for one use.

Inspirational Aphorism

The new year comes
To give you another opportunity,
  Another hope.
But the new year will come and go.
So begin your self-transformation-play

Sri Chinmoy,
Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 92,
Agni Press, 1984


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3390 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor    727-789-1931
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