Last Thursday, I met my friend Tanya for dinner in Minneapolis at a place called Ecopolitan. I've wanted to try this place for awhile and Tanya was my guinea pig with me. I've been eating quite a healthy lifestyle since September 2011 and this place fits into my lifestyle. Everything at Ecopolitan is raw, organic, vegan and gluten free. Sound kind of scary? I know, even a tiny bit for me too but once I got there, I really liked the atmosphere. It's a tiny little place with maybe room for 20 people or so in a building that also houses other types of health services, such as an oxygen bar and a colon hydrotherapy.
I wanted to start out with a smoothie as they have lots to choose from but decided not to since sometimes smoothies can be filling.
We instead started out with the nacho cheese and chips, which consisted of "cheese" made from cashews and nutritional yeast mostly, and chips that looked like dehydrated flax crackers. I was surprised at how spicy the cheese was but it was good.
For our entree, we both ordered the same thing, the Pesto Pasta which consisted of pesto sauce on zucchini noodles, with tomato, bell pepper, marinated mushrooms and walnuts on top of cherry vinaigrette dressed spinach. It was fabulous!
We both skipped on desserts because we were full but I'd love to go back and try the cardamom and orange cookie. I wish I would have brought one home! I'll definitely be back and so will Tanya so most likely, you'll see us again back there at some time in the future.
As for Tanya and me, we talked our heads off and still always have plenty more to talk about. I've seen here more this year than I have in some other years combined and I'm hoping we both can continue with this trend since we're both busy individuals but we must make time for our friends!