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WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY IS HERE!

Today (October 1st) marks World Vegetarian Day. That’s a chance for you guys to go MEAT FREE!

Now, before you think we’re being too hasty – we KNOW our pork carnitas are incredible. We’re aware our chicken tinga is second to none. And we’re also clued up to the fact that our carne asada has been known to make people go weak at the knees. But we do also have some DELICIOUS veggie options for you guys to try. And you know what? They also might be a bit good for you.

So, in honour of vegetarians everywhere, here’s one of our favourite and most delicious meat free options – and why it’s so good for you

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadilla 

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MUSHROOMS:

According to Organic Facts “The health benefits of mushrooms include relief from high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and diabetes. It also helps in weight loss, and increases the strength of your immune system.” Well then, give us double portions of these fabulous fungi!

If you want to read more about the health benefits of mushrooms, read on here: https://thrivecuisine.com/lifestyle/mushrooms/

SPINACH:

We all know what a power house of nutrients Spinach is – and this is verified by the Organic Facts guys again, as they say: “Health benefits of spinach include good eyesight, blood pressure, strengthens muscles, prevention of age-related macula degeneration (AMD), cataract, atherosclerosis and heart attack, neurological benefits, bone mineralization, anti-ulcerative, anti-cancerous property, skin protection, foetus development, protein rich for infant’s proper growth etc.” It’s advisable to consume spinach regularly apparently – better make this a regular order!

CHEESE:

The Dairy Council sing the praises of cheese… and okay, that might not be too surprising, but apparently “Cheese and milk are known to contain specific factors believed to protect against dental caries and are known as anticariogenic, in fact cheese is considered to be one of the most anticariogenic of all foods.” It also contains calcium and phosphorous which are essential to the development and maintenance of healthy teeth. In fact, snacking on cheese in between meals is thought to be great for dental health!

 

So there you go – since it’s World Vegetarian Day come grab a spinach and quesadilla now – your health depends on it! (almost)

 

Meat Free Week at El Camion

Here at El Camion we’re proud of how fresh our food is – we make our dishes in house and it’s one of the many reasons people come from far and wide to sample the delights of our menu. Which is why we’re just as confident about our vegetarian offerings as we are about the meaty munchies we provide. When you use quality ingredients then the taste really shines through.

Since it’s National Meat Free Week then here’s a little insight into some of the hottest herbivore-friendly items on the menu…

Our nachos are huge bowls brimming with crisp tortilla chips, topped with our famous guacamole, pico de gallo and El Camion House salsa, smothered in cheese – and to make it even more indulgent then why not add black beans and jalapeños? They make for the perfect sharer, or bring an appetite and scoff them down by yourself.

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For a nibble, any heat-lover should try our Jaladas – Jalepeno chillies filled with cream cheese that have then been coated in breadcrumbs. Just as good as a chicken wing any day of the week.

Our famous mushroom and spinach quesadilla is a hit whether you’re a carnivore or veggie – filled with fresh veg and oozing with melted Monterey Jack cheese. If you’re trying to convert a meat eater who thinks that vegetarian food isn’t filling enough, then challenge them to a wet Vegetable Burrito. This flour tortilla filled with Black or Pinto beans as well as home-made salsa and cheese with coriander is hearty and kind of healthy. If something a bit lighter takes your fancy, then our classic Ensalada is baby spinach, Cos and Lamb’s lettuce, marinated tomato, sliced fennel and radish and home-made dressing. Is your mouth watering?

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You see, vegetables have always been an important part in the Mexican diet. When Europeans arrived in Mexico 1517, the food source of the indigenous people, including Aztecs and Mayans, consisted mainly of corn, beans, peppers, sweet potatoes and tomatoes.

And you know what else is vegetarian? Churros smothered in chocolate. So there’s no excuse not to stay for dessert…

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