<< Other thoughts about restaurants are appreciated. We can't stay home
I travel and eat out a lot. Some of the things i try to eat:
Breakfast--Oatmeal with fruit (strawberries, bananas, or only raisins if
that's what they have). You can always take emergency packets with you and
get hot water.
Baked potato with salsa (be careful of what they put on the skin--Slades
chain in DC area is reputed to use BACON FAT!)
By the way, steamed veggies are much tastier with lemon and/or tabasco.
Every restaurant with a bar has those on hand, so they are easy to get. Of
course, i am beginning to think of travelling with my own hot sauce. We
started ordering Melinda's special reserve by the case!
Pasta with tomato sauce or a white wine (whine? :-) ) based garlic sauce
Braised "Yellow Bird" Chinese vegetarian specialty (does anyone know about
Chinese Steamed vegetable dumplings
Sandwiches to order with lettuce, tomato, a little bit of avocado, artichoke
hearts, hot peppers, etc.
Grilled portabella mushrooms--saladed or burgered
Indian retaurant buffets with dal and veg curry choices (not ff but not too
bad if you skip the dairy based curries or cheese ones)
Veggie sushi at a good sushi place
Veggie couscous at Moroccan restaurants
Ethiopian food-i'm a little nervous about the lowfat ness here but it's a
nice occaisional treat and there are legumey and veggie choices (theymight
use butter, though). i don't think injera has fat.
I worry more about hidden meat in broths--i have to ask explicitly about
pilaffs, broth bases, even marinara sauce bases, etc. one restaurant told
that there was no meat in the soup except "a little pork for flavor." yuck!
By the way, La Tomate in Washington DC has a wonderful veg broth based
vegetable soup and a couple of light veg pasta choices....
Good luck. Joanna in DC