Springtime Farm-to-Table Health Bargain with Benefits

Dining table overflowing with fresh spring garden greens

Late Spring in Southwestern Ontario is the season farm-to-table gastropub and local-food restaurant signature salads arrive at the table achieving the impossible — they are served up even better than best. Spring is a great time to explore the world of salad greens — savour the crisp tastes and textures while indulging your body with some pretty significant health benefits.
Virtually all salad greens are cool weather plants and at this time of year our local farms and early-hour markets are awash with crisp, fresh garden greens, richly purple radicchio and so much more! Here at LD, we begin each morning with a colourful bounty of delectable young greens fresh from the market and often complete with roots attached. They are a pleasure to prepare and serve!

Sometimes, the fast-paced, and occasionally frenetic, lives we lead here in Southern Ontario make it hard to avoid the quick-and-easy fast food salad options available at every second corner. Life gets crazy — but treat yourself to some real recharge and come in for some guilt-free pleasure and indulge in some of the best of peak-season greens with us.

This Spring experience our:


FIRE GRILLED CAESAR

grilled romaine/house craft garlic dressing/shaved parmesan/bacon/toasted focaccia

Fresh romaine lettuce is a good source of dietary fiber, manganese, potassium, biotin, vitamin B1, copper, iron, and vitamin C. It is also a good source of vitamin B2, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, phosphorus, chromium, magnesium, calcium, and pantothenic acid.LD

SOURDOUGH RADICCHIO SALAD


radicchio/spinach/pecans/ cranberries/sourdough vinaigrette

Radicchio is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. LD

POMEGRANATE GREEN MACHINE


mixed greens/seasonal sprouts/ herbs/tart pomegranate vinaigrette

Did you know there are 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables? Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively.  Read moreLD

Tip: Add some Chicken or Shrimp to any Laughing Demon salad for that extra kick of protein!

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