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Ranking The Top Vegetarian Options For Dining Out

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We’re diving into the top vegetarian dining options available in the dining world. Click here to learn how to find the best veggie-based meals when eating out.

Tired of having to research a bunch of different menus ahead of time to check for vegetarian dining options?

Sick of boring salads and tasteless vegetarian burgers?

Look no further than this list of the top five vegetarian dining options in Kansas City.

Take the guesswork out of your next meal away from home and check out these awesome vegetarian-friendly establishments.

  1. True Food Kitchen

This veggie restaurant is to die for. They serve nutritious food in season in a modern casual environment.

The menu is approachable and has options for everyone. There are flatbreads, burgers, salads, and creatively designed bowls that allow you to choose whatever you’re in the mood for.

There are meat options as well if you have a group of mixed vegetarian and non-vegetarian diners.

Still not convinced?

True Food Kitchen was even featured in Forbes 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians!

Check out True Food Kitchen now and see what the hype is all about!

  1. Succotash

Succotash is a casual breakfast and lunch spot with plenty of vegetarian dining options. It is a family-friendly restaurant that serves delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, and even sweet treats!

The vegetarian and vegan options are healthy, nutritious and mostly plant-based, which takes the work out of ordering from a menu with a lot of options.

Check out their menu and see for yourself. Warning: This menu will make you hungry!

  1. Pirate’s Bone Burger

A burger restaurant? For vegetarian dining options? Are you sure?

Yes!

This colorful, casual eatery has some of the most unique veggie-based dining in Kansas City.

Burgers made from tofu, beets, and beans are both delicious and nutritious. They offer traditional fries and must-try tostones (fried green plantains served with the house sauce).

Vegetarians flock to this joint for a very outside the box take on a burger and fries that may even convince your meat-eating friends to give plant-based cuisine a try.

  1. Swagat Fine Indian Cuisine

If you are looking to venture outside traditional American fare, Swagat Indian Cuisine offers an upscale Indian dining experience perfect for vegetarians.

Swagat offers menu items including a vegetarian dinner for two or three that features vegetarian samosas. Yum!

But wait, there’s more!

Swagat has an entire vegetarian menu with traditional Indian dishes – vindaloo, curry, and masala. These dishes are packed with flavor and tons of vegetable goodness.

Whether your dining in, taking out, or interested in catering, Swagat is a must-eat for vegetarians in the Kansas City area.

  1. Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Traditional sushi restaurants have a limited vegetarian menu traditionally, but Blue Sushi has a vegan menu unlike any other.

Using unique ingredients like fried tofu, BBQ “eel” eggplant, and seaweed caviar, both presentation and the flavors will remind you of traditional sashimi and maki rolls.

Make a reservation at this beautiful modern sushi grill and enjoy a roll and some sake!

Vegetarian Dining Options

The bottom line is that there are delicious vegetarian dining options no matter what cuisine you are in the mood for.

So when it’s up to you to pick the next date-night restaurant or family dinner spot, check out one of these awesome restaurants and explore the vegetarian options that will keep you coming back for more!

 

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What Are the Different Types of Dinner Plates?

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When it comes to dinner plates, everyone knows that they are really important — be it just a dinner at home or if you are hosting a dinner party. As table etiquettes dictate, there needs to be a dinner plate for every purpose, which really sets your dinner sets apart. From your bread plate to your salad plate, to your dinner plate, everything has to serve a purpose even if that purpose is food. The fact of the matter is that every kind of dinner plate tends to serve a different purpose and thankfully you Corelle dinner set is capable of addressing all your dinnerware needs in the best way possible. Knowing what kind of dinnerware to be used for different kind of things, makes an erudite difference when it comes to hosting dinners and parties and can help you in becoming the best host there is out there.

Apart from knowing the types of plates what you need to know about is the different kinds of dinnerware that are available in the market today, with so many materials to get to choose from. You could choose, between stoneware of earthenware, Vitrelle like your Corelle or the stainless steel plates which are a staple in every traditional Indian household — the options are plenty and let’s take a look at the different type of dinner plates available in the market today.

  • The first kind of material that we can take a look at is earthenware which is the relatively cheap option out here, made from ceramic that has been put through fire and glazing, they give a rustic appeal to your table. They are often thick and heavy, however, when it comes to the durability — they are quite prone to chipping as compared to let’s say your Corelle dinner set. Apart from this earthenware is generally porous, so one has to make sure that they are not kept submerged in water for long periods of time.
  • Stoneware is generally a let’s say more durable when compared to earthenware since it has a bit of glass-like material added to it, so as to enhance its durability. Generally thicker in build, when you compare it to other finer dinnerware like porcelain and China, you will find that it is more opaque. One of the best things about stoneware is the kind of finish you can get in it and also that it is fairly easy to take care of and maintain. From going into the microwave to being washed in the dishwasher, your stoneware dinner set is like those old Corningware dinner set — durable and versatile. The only thins that you do need to be really careful of, is to not expose your stoneware to a sudden change in temperature.
  • Made out of fine-particle clay, Porcelain or china is generally much more durable and non-porous as compared to earthenware, owing to the fact that it is blasted at extremely high temperatures. With a much delicate and thinner body, they get a translucent elegant appearance due to firing and glazing process with delicate patterns made on them makes them look really high end. Used generally for more formal events, they make your meal look really elegant and are generally safe for usage in most appliances, except the ones that have metal detailing on them, which makes them unfit for use in a microwave.
  • Extremely durable and non-porous vitrified glass is synonymous with a Corelle dinner set. From its opaque design and to the detailing of it, it is basically glass that has been fired at such high temperatures that it has become almost unbreakable. Fit for both at-home use and formal dinner settings, your Corelle dinner set would be your constant companion without fail through all kinds of settings.

An honorary mention is deserved by the ready stainless steel plates, which you will find in almost every Indian household, though not microwave safe, being metal they are extremely durable and fit for everyday use.

So there you have it the types of dinner plates that are available in the market today and how they fare when it comes to usage — from an expert recommendation you can say that a Corelle dinner set is your best bet because it gives you utility as well as elegance, coupled into one.

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Perfection in the Making of the Best Knives

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Most Kamikoto knives in Japan are made by joining the soft part on the plates (steel SUS 405,420J2, 420 J1, nickel – under the general name Jigane and hard cutting layer (VG-10, Covry X, ZDP 189, SRS 15, Ao-gami, Shiro-gami etc. under the general name Hagane.). In the case of one-sided sharpening when the игigan layer is connected to the hagan layer. For bilateral sharpening when the hagan layer is between the layers, it will be called Warikomi: Damask steel is often used on the plates. As a rule, they are hardened to 63–64 HRC, therefore they are fragile enough, difficult to sharpen and require professional skills in work – it’s a shame to ruin a knife at the price of a thousand dollars due to the fact that you do not know how to use it.

Your Best Traditions

The traditions of Japanese cuisine are such that the sharpness of the knife occupies the most important place – the products should be cut exclusively thinly, evenly and beautifully and in no case be jammed (which happens with a dull knife), so the Japanese have the term KIRENAGA, which means the duration of the sharpness of the knife .

The longest kirenaga at choniaki knives

A good kitchen knife is an indispensable tool in home and professional kitchens. There are no doubts that Japanese knives are the best in the world. And this is no accident: historically, the best edged weapons were produced in the Land of the Rising Sun. After World War II, a ban on its manufacture was introduced and the craftsmen switched to forging cook knives, while preserving the samurai technology.

With all the variety of types and forms of Japanese appliances, among them can be distinguished those that deserve special attention of both chefs and housewives.

The best Japanese kitchen knives: popular models

In Japan, more than 700 varieties of knives are made. Most of them have one-sided sharpening, although double-sided products are gaining more and more popularity. Classic Japanese blades should be separated from modern ones, adapted for European buyers. They differ in shape, sharpening angle, size and other features.

Top Japanese classic type knives

Santoku – universal knife

The name of this knife translates as “three virtues.” And that makes sense. This tool is suitable for three roducts: meat, fish and vegetable (greens, fruits, vegetables), and for the same number of works: cutting, cutting, chopping. This knife is the dream of any chef. Its perfect shape and sharp blade cope with any task. The length of the cutting edge is 16-18 cm, the handle is thin and elegant, very comfortable. The sharpness of the cutting edge of Santoku increases from the base to the tip. Knife movements should be single, smooth, direction from top to bottom.

Classic utility knife

Now Santoku is produced by some European manufacturers. Naturally, in terms of characteristics, they are significantly inferior to the Japanese. Their blades are made of less clean and softer steel grades, and the shape is most often changed.

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Four Signs your Steak is No Longer Safe to Eat

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If you are like other consumers, you will want to store your meat in the freezer or fridge to slow down the spoiling process. But, this does not mean your appliances can keep your meat fresh forever. It is important to note that steaks can go bad even if you store them in the freezer for too long or when they are not stored properly. To make sure your favourite food does not make your sick, make sure you know the signs when your steak is past its safe point. They include the following:

It is Beyond the Use-By Date

Even if you go to a Rib n Reef steakhouse restaurant to enjoy your favourite steak, you may still want to prepare some at home so you want to stock on the meat. As a consumer, you should know that there is a difference between a sell-by and use-by date? The sell-by date is what the store should go by. Steaks with a sell-by date of June 14th should be sold by that time so consumers will have enough time to use them. If the steak has a use-by date of June 18th, you must cook or freezer the meat by that date as it might be already spoiled beyond this date.

When freezing the steak before its use-by date, give yourself enough time to thaw the meat and still eat the meat safely. With a use-by date of June 18th, you must get the steak in the freezer by June 16th so you will have a two-day window to get the meat thawed before it could spoil based on its original use-by date.

The Meat is Slimy when you Touch It

When your steak has slimy film, this could mean it is spoiled. This film is yellowish or clear in color; however, makes your steak look shinier than usual. Also, it will be sticky or slippery when you run your fingers over it. Often, steaks will get this slimy film on it two days before it starts to mold.

You have Stored the Meat for a Long Time

The majority of steaks can be stored in the fridge safely for three to five days. But, if you cannot remember how long it has been there, it could be sitting there for too long. Again, meat can get spoiled when left in the freezer for too long.

It has a Strange Smell

Although raw steak does not smell good itself, a spoiled steak will smell odd or strange. In fact, when the steak is spoiled, it has a potent scent which no longer smells like raw meat.

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