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Hu Kitchen Contest

Hu Kitchen Contest


Do you know about the dirty dozen list of fruits and vegetables? It’s a list that shows which foods should be bought organic due to the harmful pesticides that seep into the food. If you don’t know about this list then I highly suggest you do some research because these foods are the most effected by pesticides and should be bought organic every single time. Hu Kitchen – one of my favorite restaurants in NYC – is doing a fantastic challenge. If you memorize the list of dirty dozen fruits and veggies and recite it back to them they will give you 15% off your entire purchase for 1 entire month! That’s genius! If you already know the list then you should just go to Hu, recite it and get your 15%. If not, then learn it and enjoy your discount. What a great way to get people in the know about what should be organic.

Apples – celery – cucumber – spinach – strawberries – cherry tomatoes – grapes – hot pepper – nectarines – peaches, white potatoes – sweet bell pepper

Last weekend I had the honor of cheering on my mother as she walked in the New York City Avon 2 day breast cancer walk – It was completely emotional seeing so many women and men come together to fight for one cause. Right after the closing ceremony, which was held on the pier right by the circle line cruises, we were all SO hungry and decided that it would be a good idea to make our way to 9th avenue to find a yummy restaurant.

Of course I was crossing my fingers that I would be able to eat something at the restaurant since I really don’t enjoy being the odd one out. We were headed to one restaurant in particular only to find that they weren’t serving food until 5:00 p.m… very strange! We stumbled upon a cute little restaurant called Hummus Kitchen instead. What a gem! If you are searching for good food in the hell’s kitchen area OR the upper east side you should definitely find yourself here.

A wonderful eatery

Quality food at Hummus Kitchen

I ordered the soup of the day, which was a mix of all the orange vegetables pureed together – it was phenomenal and I am definitely going to try to recreate it. We ordered a hummus sampler for the table, which was to die for! I also had the super healthy salad, which is a plate of quinoa with butternut squash, apricot, walnuts and yogurt sauce but I opted for tahini sauce instead. What an amazing meal. I felt full, clean and just downright great. I can’t recall the last time I felt this way from eating at a restaurant! I’m so thrilled and excited to have this new place to run to when I’m not in the mood to cook.

I definitely recommend trying this delicious restaurant! Please let me know your thoughts and if you have any restaurant recommendations that you think thehealthymix blog community would enjoy.

Have a splendid day.