Yesterday I went on an 8 mile run with my good friend Connie and then after that I did an hour long Camp Gladiator endurance workout. I did take a short nap and then my daughter Andie and I took all 3 dogs to the vet at Petco. Since we have 3 dogs, this low cost vaccination clinic really makes a lot of sense for us. Some years we have had to wait in a long line but this year, we got there 30 minutes early and walked right up to the check-in assistants. We filled out our paperwork and were ready to see the vet in minutes flat. The whole process took only 1 hour and now Fred, Lucky, and Lily are all good to go for another year.
During the run earlier that morning, Connie told me about a new restaurant that has just opened up in downtown Raleigh. When she started talking about it I realized it must be the same restaurant that I saw on Facebook. The No Meat Athlete group in Raleigh was having a social run and dinner at someplace new. Then Ron came home from Kung Fu and said Sifu Mo had told him about this new place that was 100% plant based and organic.
After such a busy day when I finally settled down it was almost 6:00pm and I was very tired. I had a smoothie after the workout and before the vet I had a veggie burger and now I was getting quite hungry. I started to think about what I could come up with for dinner and then it hit me. Let’s go out! Ron was sitting right beside me and I looked to him and asked him if he wanted to try the new place that Sifu had told him about. I told him Connie’s recommendations and within seconds he said, “Let’s Go!”
Living Kitchen is on the corner of Fayetteville Street and Lenoir. I loved it from the moment we stepped inside.
The space is very modern and open. We were greeted quickly and were seated in minutes.
Connie had recommended the ginger-ale so I had to get it. Ron was happy with a great IPA.
That brewery is in Charlotte and what we were finding out was that this is the 2nd Living Kitchen Restaurant with the original one having been in business in Charlotte since 2010.
I loved the ginger-ale. You could taste the fresh ginger but it wasn’t so strong that it knocked you down.
Our appetizer was the sushi. Oh man! Yummo!
It was just sweet potatoes and veggies but the nori it was wrapped in gave it the fish taste. The dipping sauce was amazing.
Next came our entrée’s. I got the Living Burrito and Ron got the Pad Thai
Ron is online right now researching spiralizers. He loved it so much he just has to try and recreate it.
That is beet salad for my side and you know I adore beets. Wowzer! So yummy. My sauce for the burrito was their signature hot sauce. To.die.for.
I saved half of my burrito and half of the beet salad and brought that home so I could try a dessert.
Here’s my selection! The Lemon-Berry Cheesecake! I don’t know how they do it but the cashews, coconut, and berries somehow come together and you’d swear you are eating real cheesecake. Out of this world delicious.
Living Kitchen serves cold pressed juices and before we left, Ron got these 2 beauties for today and tomorrow.
If you’ve been interested in plant based eating, give LK a try. You will love it!