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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Healthy Foodie good eats -- CIlantro Vietnamese (near UC)
I don't know any better place for an inexpensive, healthy lunch near U.C. (where I work) than Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro. (No website so no link.) Most of the time, I carry out a couple of the "soft rolls," pictured above. Try both the pork and shrimp or the tofu--they're equally tasty, chock full of lean protein and crunchy raw veggies, and they come with a sweet, tasty peanut dipping sauce. They're only $1.70 each! It's enough lunch for me. Bigger appetites should try one of the noodle bowls, also pictured. They also make salad bowls--fewer carbs and calories, and quite filling. Cilantro is at 2510 Clifton Avenue, across from Hughes High School and a block from the U.C. Law School building.
At the University of Cincinnati, I teach writing, reporting and research methods to journalism students as well as a course in mass communication.
I also write a "Healthy Foodie" column, with co-author Mary Ann Barnes, M.D., for the magazine Whole Living Journal, which is distributed in the Cincinnati metro area.
I'm a freelance food and travel writer, a dedicated exercise fanatic (have been since my 20s) and an avid gardener, reader, cook and moviegoer. I'm live in Cincinnati with my husband, George, and recently lost my sweet mother, who died peacefully at 91.