Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015 12:21 pm

We hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends! What are you thankful for this year?

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Veggie Grill: GMO-Free Food for Vegetarians and Other Open-Minded Eaters

November 24, 2015 12:18 pm

If what you eat and how you nourish your body is important to you, then you'll fall in love at Veggie Grill, a vegetarian restaurant in Carlsbad. Serving only non-GMO food, their menus also provide gluten-free, soy-free, and other healthy options. Veggie Grill has three menus from which to choose, and, rest assured, you will not miss the meat.

Start with a cup of fresh soup; mini wraps with buffalo chickin' tenders, lettuce, ranch dressing, and a flour tortilla, tacos, or mountain-high Mondo Nachos with a mix of veggie proteins, caramelized onions, mashed avocado, vegan cheese, jalepenos, soy cream, and corn chips. Sides include quinoa and kale with fresh basil, diced cucumbers, bell pepper, red onion, mac and cheese or Yukon gold fries. Salads and signature burgers are bountiful and delicious. Order Papa's Portobello loaded with veggies such as caramelized onions, cilantro pesto, red onion, and chipotle ranch for a kick—it could satisfy even the most die-hard meat eater in the family. Kids' meals, nutritional information, catering and delivery are all available—just ask!

Veggie Grill
Palomar Place Center
965 Palomar Airport Road
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 438-0034

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Four Fascinating Facts About Humans in Space

November 11, 2015 3:02 pm

Are you fascinated by space exploration? Do you dream of joining the 12 people in history who've walked on the moon? Before you don your space suit, check out these interesting facts about humans in space!

1) Before you can even think about becoming an astronaut, you must log at least 1,000 hours of flying in a jet aircraft. This will prepare you, at least somewhat, to go from zero to 17,000 miles per hour in less than nine minutes on the Space Shuttle.

2) Once you've been launched into space, astronauts receive 3.8 pounds of food a day. Most of the food is precooked and processed so that it doesn't require refrigeration. Some fresh fruits and vegetables are on board, but they must be consumed within the first couple days. Astronauts can season their meals with ketchup, mustard, and taco sauce, among other condiments provided on the Space Shuttle.

3) The food consumed during Apollo 11 included bacon squares, sugar cookie cubes, beef stew, and fruit cake. The astronauts quenched their thirst with coffee, fruit juice, and orange drink.

4) On Earth, space suits weigh a whopping 280 pounds. It takes the better part of an hour to put on a space suit, and each astronaut wears special undergarments.

For more interesting space facts, check out NASA's website.

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