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8/15/13 1:46 P

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When I had dinner at the Hyatt Hotel in Jacksonville, there was a pasta station (and soup/salad/cooked veg dessert bar around the corner. Soup was tomato basil with all the salt. But the salad bar had a nice selection of fresh raw veg.

On the pasta station, I asked the chef to include a little of all the veggies and no meat. So that was tomato, onion, mushroom, peppers, black olives, olive oil. That sauteed for a short while. Then he asked which sauce and I chose marinara. Finally I refused the pasta, and I took my sauce and enjoyed it with the steamed broccoli and carrots.

This was available only one night. I was disappointed the other evenings, however there was always a good selection of vegetables and salad. But they didn't cook to your selection in front of you the other evenings. You could probably ask for just about anything you wanted, it would just take a long time. Ordering off the menu took a total of 1 hour 45 minutes from the time I sat down, until I received my check. And we had only an hour for meals in our schedule.

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8/4/13 3:54 P

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that is awesome

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8/4/13 12:20 P

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I have found so much depends on the chef and/or manager (or maybe even your wait staff) of a particular place when dealing with chains. I end up eating out quite a bit at lunch with customers or my suppliers. I've eaten at two different Ruby Tuesday places recently. They have a veggie trio option and I chose broccoli, zucchini and green beans. First place, veggies came out as I asked, beautifully steamed, no oils etc. with a side of balsamic. Second place, veggies came out grilled with tons of oils and other seasonings. I was very clear with both places on what I was requesting, got two different things. I sent the food back at the second place, changed my order to the salad bar and used extreme will power to stay away from all the stuff on the salad bar that I used to get in the past.

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8/4/13 10:42 A

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GREAT! WE WERE IMPRESSED WHEN WE ATE THERE TOO. emoticon

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8/4/13 10:31 A

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GOLDEN CORRAL:

Surprise: Nice selection of basic whole food items for a salad meal, including
mixed greens, spinach, romaine

Plain prepped raw veggies: onion slices, tomato wedges, broccoli and cauliflower florets, pepper strips

Plain prepped raw fruit: orange wedges, watermelon chunks, fresh strawberries
Lemon wedges (squeezed the orange and lemon as a dressing)

Plain raw sliced almonds

Processed fruit: dried raisins and craisins, canned pineapple and peaches

Processed veg: canned beets, black olives, tomatoes and onions in vinaigrette with herbs


Staff/chef attitude I didn't ask. I was happy with what I found on the salad bar. I could have added cheese, cottage cheese, hard boiled egg, vinegar and oil.

I'll ask about getting a piece of chicken, salt free the next time I go back and see how it goes. But it seems they are listening and providing healthy choices.


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8/4/13 10:23 A

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Mudder91 replied to a post, "I have been amazed at how willing most restaurants are to throw something together for you!"

I am on Dr. Fuhrman's Exercise 10, where you deal with restaurants, and speak with the chef to negotiate for the kind of food you need, prep methods you desire, etc.

So, could you share your experiences with dealing with restaurants while on this Eat to Live Quest for healthy food?

You might share how you were pleasantly surprised, attitudes of staff, a hidden menu (like at Panera), if they were able to cook salt free, vegan, etc.

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