Friday, December 4, 2009

Going Green in Chattanooga

In a city with a green conscience, we should think about the vegetarian or vegan diet. Chattanooga has zero-emissions electric city shuttles, lots of green building practices, lush green natural environments, lots of local farming and efforts to buy local, energy and awareness of environmentally-friendly practices...But to take things a step further everyone should consider a veg diet for health and the environment. At least give it a try. It can be easy, fun, delicious, healthy and great for the environment. My neighbors, although carnivores, have gone on week-long vegan diets to try it out and feel healthy. If you've seen the film SuperSize Me then you'll remember the essential vegan diet to cleanse (Detox Diet) the main character's system after eating only McDonald's for a straight month. I have been vegan for 19 years and I am always excited by veg food.

Here are some links to some GREAT VEGAN FOOD PORN:
http://vegandad.blogspot.com/
http://vegancrunk.blogspot.com/
http://veganyumyum.com/
http://theveganmouse.blogspot.com/
http://chowvegan.com/

Here's a link to an article/interview Go Green, Go Vegan where some facts are laid out concerning the effects that our diet choices have on the environment. There are no animal rights/slaughterhouse scare tactics in this article...just some interesting facts.

Sluggo's New Expanded Menu

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APPETIZERS

HUMMUS PLATE
Served with warm tortilla wedges and raw veggies…4.50

CAJUN CARROT CAKES
Grilled and topped with soy remoulade….5.25

SPICY CHEEKY “WINGS”
Breaded and grilled seitan with soy ranch and veggies…4.25

POTSTICKERS
Eight veggie filled dumplings served with a trilogy of aisan sauces….4.50

NACHOS
Covered with homemady cheesy sauce, Harry’s chili, lettuce, Salsa cruda, olives, soy cream and avocado……………….6.25

SOUPS AND SALAD

HARRY’S HOMEMADE CHILI
Cup….2.50 bowl….3.50 (w/cornbread)

CURRY LENTIL SOUP
Cup….2.50 Bowl….3.50 (w/ bread)

GARDEN SALAD with candied pecans
Small…2.50 large….5.50

CHEF’S SALAD
homemade seitan, maple tofu and grilled tofu…..7.00

choice of homemade dressings:
Tahini Goddess, Balsalmic vinnegrette, or soy ranch

SIDES
2.50

GARLIC MASHED POTATOS with mushroom gravy, SAVORY COLLARDS, CHILI, GARDEN SALAD

VEGGIE PLATE
Pick two sides comes with salad and cornbread…..6.25

ADD EXTRA SIDE TO SANDWICH OR VEGGIE PLATE FOR 1.50

SANDWICHES
Sandwich plates include salad, choice of side and a pickle

SPINACH AND HUMMUS WRAP-
Filled with raw veggies and tahini goddess dressing…..ala carte-
Ala carte…. 5.50 Plate….7.25

GRILLED BLACK BEAN BURRITO
with rice, salsa, lettuce and chips...4.00

CHEEKY WING WRAP
Spicy cheeky seitan with mixed greens, salsa and soy garlic ranch
Ala carte…5.75 Plate…7.50

MUSHROOM WALNUT BURGER
On a bun dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion and Russian dressing
Ala carte…5.50 Plate...7.25

TOFU GRINDER
Breaded tofu served cold on rye with lettuce, tomato, onion and soy cheez
Ala carte…5.75 Plate…7.50

BBQ TOFU SUB
Covered in homemade bbq and vegan mayo
Ala carte…5.00 Plate…7.00

THE BERLINER
Grilled and marinated seitan slices on local rye with kraut, grilled onions,
Soy Russian dressing, and soy cheez
Ala carte…5.75 Plate…7.50

PHILLY SEITAN
On local crusty roll with grilled peppers and onions covered in homemade cheesy sauce
Ala carte…5.75 Plate…7.50

ITALIAN SUB
Breaded and grilled seitan on local crusty roll covered in hearty tomato sauce
Ala carte… 5.75 Plate…7.50

THE CULTURE CLUB
Triple decker on local sourdough with marinated seitan, soy bacon and tofurkey slices
With soy mayo, lettuce and tomato comes with chips…6.50

Add soy cheez 1$

BOWLS
7.50

SWEET CHILI THAI BOWL
Breaded and grilled tofu over brown rice covered in sweet chili sauce
Raw cabbage, peanuts and scallions

GOLDEN BOWL
Grilled portabello with sautéed veggies over brown rice covered in mushroom gravy

POPEYE BOWL
Peanut butter tofu with raw and steamed cabbage over brown rice

CURRY BOWL
Breaded and grilled tofu over yellow rice with sautéed cauliflour, onion, peppers and mushroom in yellow curry sauce

ENTREES

PANHANDLE TOFU
Nori wrapped and grilled with soy remoulade served with cheesy grits, cole’s slaw,
Salad, cornbread...9.50

PECAN DUSTED SEITAN
Grilled in pecan breading covered in mushroom gravy served with garlic mash potatos
Collards, salad and cornbread...9.50

TOFU SCRAMBLE
Crumbled tofu sautéed with veggies and served with grilled potatos, mushroom walnut patty, and toast...7.75

SOY TACO PLATE
Soft corn tortillas with marinated TVP and veggies, lettuce, salsa, and soy cream
Served with yellow rice and black beans...8.25

GRILLED BLACK BEAN BURRITO
With rice, lettuce, salsa, and soy cream served with chips and salsa
add avocado 1.00