Rutabegorz in Tustin has this healthy eating thing down. True to their promise, their food is pretty good, too. And, they’re located right in the heart of Old Town. If they didn’t serve dinner, we’d probably ask to sublease some dinner space for our restaurant.
At the RGB, we try to eat healthy. It helps when homegrown edibles are staring us in the face. November here usually means… tangerine juice, tangerine salad, tangerine-glazed chicken, tangerine-soy Chilean sea bass and tangerine mojitos. Sensing a theme here? Hey, at least we won’t get scurvy.
Eating three of these babies will be more than the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. One with cereal for breakfast, one in a lunch salad, and one with an afternoon cheese snack, and you’re all set. Below, one of our typical lunch salads this season. Like Ruta’s, the homemade salad dressing is key. (Homemade salad dressing is actually quick and simple, and you won’t have to worry about ingesting high fructose corn syrup, xanthan gum, sulfur dioxide or some other idontknowhowtopronouncethisword ingredients.)
Salads are good for you. This one is full of vitamin C, will help you fight cancer, and eating lots will make you live longer. For us, they’re ‘specially great for days we’re too lazy to roll downhill to Ruta’s.
Tangerine: 1, scurvy: 0.
Would you like some RGB-grown tangerines?
Autumn Citrus Salad
~ Serves ~
~ Ingredients ~
4 cups garden greens
2 tangerines, peeled and seeded
¼ cup dried cranberries
2 oz. goat cheese
¼ cup candied walnuts
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
½ cup citrus vinaigrette dressing
~ Preparation ~
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- Place garden greens, tangerines, cranberries, walnuts and red onion into salad bowl. Toss with dressing. Divide into two plates.
- Using fork, scrape goat cheese onto top of each plate. Serve immediately.
Source: Rustic Garden Bistro
Nutrition content per serving: ??
Cost per serving: ??