What’s for Breakfast?

Japanese Breakfast Set

The Menu

  • Ham and Eggs with Salad
  • Miso Soup
  • Beef Small Bowl
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Cooked Rice
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What’s for Lunch?

Vegetarian Set Lunch

The Menu

  • Portobello Mushroom Steak
  • Stir-fried Summer Vegetable with Coconut Curry Sauce
  • Vegetarian Pound Pound Chicken
  • Saltwort Mixed with Tofu and Vegetables
  • Deep-fried Eggplant with Grated Daikon
  • Pasta with Lentil in Tomato and Mushroom Sauce
  • Tomato and Chinese Pearl Barley Salad
  • Root Vegetables and Tofu Soup
  • Cooked Sprouted Brown Rice

What’s for Lunch?

Vegan Lunch Set at Hatonomori Garden in Tokyo, Japan

The Menu

Tomato Soup

Falafel Plate with Pita Bread and Vegetables

Soy Latte

Philadelphia City Council Passes Sodium Warning for Chain-Restaurant Menus

The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously today to give patrons of chain restaurants the information they need to help make informed decisions to protect their health.

The new law will require a warning label next to menu items that contain 2,300 or more milligrams of sodium (the amount in about a teaspoon of salt). That’s the recommended limit for an entire day.

Americans consume far too much sodium, mostly from restaurant and processed foods, which contributes to thousands of premature deaths each year due to heart disease and stroke. When Mayor Jim Kenney signs today’s measure into law, Philadelphia will become the second city to take this important step—joining New York City, which passed the nation’s first sodium warning policy in 2015. The new sodium warnings will complement calorie labeling that just went into effect nationwide, providing even more incentive for restaurants to improve the healthfulness of their menus and giving consumers more information when choosing what to order.

Source: Center for Science in the Public Interest

What’s for Lunch?

Organic Vegetarian Set Lunch at Lotus Vegecafe in Toyohashi, Japan

The Menu

  • Fried Wheat Gluten Skewer with Red Miso Sauce
  • Cabbage with Mustard Dressing
  • Spring Roll with Japanese Scallion
  • Shaved Burdock and Nuts
  • Tomato and Chickpea with Mushroom Sauce
  • Mushroom and Grated Daikon
  • Seaweed and Vegetables with Satay Sauce
  • Japanese Millet and Vegetables Salad
  • Summer Vegetables and Barley Miso Soup
  • Cooked Sprouted Brown Rice