Soon to open, Brightside Kitchen, located inside the Mercy Health and Fitness Center is a fast casual cafe that serves a 100% plant based menu.
WHY 100% PLANT BASED?
There are physicians who believe that a plant based diet can prevent and control many of today's modern medical problems. To learn more, consider the 20 year collection of work from the partnership between Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventative Medicine. The research is best understood by reading the book, The China Study, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, MD, discuss and analyze the results from the study.
Utilizing the our earth to grow the most nutrient dense crops with the least amount of input is a practical approach to caring for ourselves and the planet.
Steve studied Animal Science in college. There he learned about the feed conversion ratio of cattle, hogs, and chickens.
"Although I have raised animals for meat for most of my life, I no longer support that approach to feeding ourselves. It just isn't the best use of our resources. As I look to the future for solutions, finding and sharing culinary uses for smalls grains and diverse crops gets me up and cooking each day.
I like the idea of introducing people to delicious food that helps shift our dependence on corn and soybeans.
Humans have a special relationship with animals and a growing number of people recognize that it is wrong to harm animals for our enjoyment. Culture and tradition lead to the practice of eating certain animals. Nutritional needs can be met without harming animals. At Brightside Kitchen, we enjoy introducing people to delicious alternatives to animal proteins.