April 8, 2020

The Power Lunch

Tastemaker
By Ross Boissoneau | March 14, 2020

Feed your power with The Power Lunch at Petoskey’s Grain Train Market Cafe. An enticing mix of flavorful vegetables, this $10.99 dish starts with cauliflower, the superstar cruciferous vegetable. Inflammation-fighting flavor comes courtesy of curry, which complements the roasted sweet potato; black beans add protein; and cilantro provides some bite, as well as vitamins A, C, and K. Then there’s what might be the star of the show, that heart-healthy, nutrient-dense superfood: avocado. Sodium-, sugar- and cholesterol-free, it contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, plus increases the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, K and E. Chewy seasoned brown rice is tasty and good for you, and here it’s topped with Greek yogurt and lime. (For the vegans out there, dairy-free coconut yogurt is available.) For you carnivores, feel free to up the protein quotient with chicken (add $4) or uncured bacon (add $2). So, yes, it’s good for you. But how does it taste? Well, it is the cafe’s No. 1 seller. Taste it for yourself at 316 E. Mitchell St. (231) 753-2950, www.graintraincafe.com

Trending

Welcome to Michigan’s Most Remote Brewery

After years of planning and honing his beer-making skills, this spring, Patrick McGinnity plans to open Beaver Island&rsqu... Read More >>

Gaylord: A boomtown Up North

Gaylord native Gary Scott had moved to Indiana, where he and some partners started a business to invest in distressed prop... Read More >>

CBD Laws: Dazed and Confused

The sign outside of Family Video in Kalkaska lets drivers know the store has more than just movies. The sign reads: &... Read More >>

Small Up North Towns on the Rise

Spotlight on Bellaire (pictured)Seems Traverse City isn’t the only place in the region making those “Best... Read More >>