Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cafe 118

I'm writing from Orlando, Florida, and last evening I had the opportunity to eat at a great cafe in nearby Winter Park.  Cafe 118 is a restaurant which serves organic raw vegan food - or as they call it, "living cuisine."  Food prepared at 118 degrees Fahrenheit or below is considered raw, thereby retaining all the living enzymes.  So what's the big deal about living enzymes, anyway?  Our bodies need live enzymes to digest food properly, as well as for other metabolic processes.  Continually eating food that is depleted of live enzymes by having had the life cooked out of it forces our bodies to draw enzymes from our organs.  Energy stolen from our bodies in this manner slows us down and our organs won't function as well as they should.  Eating copious amounts of live enzymes from vegetables, fruits, sprouted grains, seeds and nuts, frees our bodies to function at optimal performance. Here is an article with more information about the importance of eating live enzymes.

Be sure to stop by Cafe118 if you are ever in this area.  It is a trendy little cafe located in a quaint area of Winter Park with a historic feel to it.  It was so enjoyable to just window shop and stroll on nearby cobblestone streets after a very satisfying meal.  I absolutely love this restaurant!  I loved the food, the artwork and the ambiance.  Cafe 118 has wonderful lunch and dinner options, scrumptious desserts, fresh juices, smoothies, "milk" shakes and raw dairy-free ice cream.  Here are some of their dishes.  I broke all etiquette rules at our table and sampled every dish you see here.  Yum! 

Taco Salad

Basil Wrappers

Chile Rellenos

Pad Thai


Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Berry Parfait
The very talented and efficient crew at Cafe 118
I won't be able to get to the green smoothie recipes post until I get home.  Hang tight, it's coming soon!
Enjoy the Journey!