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The LABBD Top 5


Each week will feature our top 5 restaurant picks.

1. Pearl's Country Kitchen -Opelousas* * * * *

2. Bayou Cafe - Baton Rouge * * * * 

3. Glenda's Creole Kitchen - Breaux Bridge * * *
 
4. Veronica's Cafe - Carencro  * * * 

5. N & Out Soul Food - Baton Rouge * * * 
WEEKLY RESTAURANT CRITIQUE

   N & Out Soul Food and Catering
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I recently visited one of Baton Rouge's newest Soul Food hot spots and was pleasantly surprised with the truly authentic flavors on the menu. N & Out Soul Food and Catering offers delightful down home choices with a Jamaican twist. The atmosphere was a typical dive environment and the staff were very friendly. From the moment that I walked through the door the aroma of a stewing meats and simmering gravy's filled my nostrils and my stomach immediately began to churn. At the suggestion of my waitress I ordered the oxtail with white beans which was served over rice, and  boy id I make the right choice. The oxtail were seasoned to perfection bringing out the rich flavor of beef oxtail. They were fall off the bone tender and melted in my mouth. The white beans were creamy and were enhanced by the flavor of smoked pig tails giving way to a hardy and satisfying meal. I completely enjoyed my visit to N & Out Soul Food and will be back!!!! 

                                         - "Chef  T"
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GREAT FOODS FOR DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are native to Mexico and Guatemala, and are an incredibly rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. These tasteless, tiny seeds are either dark brown, white or black, and are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants. Two tablespoons of chia seeds provide 10 grams of fiber, which reduces inflammation, lowers cholesterol and regulates bowel function. That’s 33% of the daily recommended intake of fiber per day in just two tablespoons! Feeling adventurous? Since the outer layer of chia seeds swell when mixed with liquids to form a gel, you can use them as an egg replacement. Mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 15 minutes.

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, has a sweet and nutty taste, and is an excellent substitute for butter or oil. Unlike its counterparts, it contains antimicrobial properties and fatty acids that can improve digestion, immunity, boost energy and metabolism. Try using organic, unrefined, expeller-pressed coconut oil when cooking eggs, stir fries, roasting veggies and baking.

Zucchini
Zucchini is a powerful little vegetable that is both filling and hydrating. It encourages healthy digestion and detoxifies the body. Due to its high fiber content, zucchini has cleansing effect on our digestive tract, especially the intestines. It acts as a mild laxative, cleaning the walls of the intestines and preventing carcinogenic toxins from settling in the colon. Zucchini can be dark green or yellow, and is typically roasted, grilled or added to baked dishes. Most of the nutrients are in the skin, so leave it on when preparing meals. For maximum benefits, eat raw zucchini. 
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