By Karen McBride
Published Dunndeal Gazettes April 2022
Unique Tasty Recipes
When Vicky Lin first considered opening a bakery, she knew it had to be something unusual. Her husband, a pastry chef, had many years of experience in the restaurant industry, so they worked together experimenting on delicious one-of-a-kind recipes. Living Food Bakery opened its doors in 2017 with unique ingredients in its tasty menu.
One of the most popular items on the menu is herbal bread made with Moringa. Her idea of using natural, plant-based elements in baked goods started when she had heard about the Moringa tree with its high nutritional value. The powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and tissue-protective properties helps to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, as well as skin and digestive disorders.
In order to obtain the freshest ingredients and to maintain the high quality of the plants used, they purchased a plot of land and began growing the Moringa trees themselves. The other fresh items used in their menu are from local farmers’ markets.
A Healthy Delicious Assortment
The menu includes breakfast and lunch items. You may choose to start your day with a delicious meal of egg and cheese with Moringa bread or on a freshly baked croissant. For lunch, a variety of seafood (including salmon or shrimp with coconut rice, drizzled with passion fruity-honey sauce), subs or seaweed wraps (with BBQ Pork, chicken, fish, shrimp, Tofu, Garden veggie or vegan), and soups (roast pork, chicken, fish, shrimp, garden veggie or vegan). Moringa noodles can be coupled with sauteed chicken or shrimp for a filling and healthy lunch.
A new item introduced into the recipes was purple sweet potatoes. The menu now includes purple sweet potato bread, cake, turkey dumpling soup, and vegan dumplings. Purple sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C and potassium and can help manage blood sugar and blood pressure.
Pair your breakfast or lunch with a selection of herbal teas. The practice of making herbal teas dates back to ancient Egypt and China. The teas, which are full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, are made by steeping flowers, roots, or herbs. There are many benefits from drinking tea, including treating stomach issues, relieving stress, shortening the duration of colds, as an anti-inflammatory, and even anti-aging effects.
Gluten Free Desserts
For a sweet treat to finish the meal, options include gluten free lemon cupcakes or banana Moringa bites (gluten free, dairy free, and egg free). For your next special occasion, you can place your order for a gluten free and dairy free cake.
Living Food Bakery is located at 38201 10th Avenue, Zephyrhills, Florida 33542. They are open from 8:00 am-3:00 pm Monday – Thursday. For more information or to place an order call (813) 715-0622 or visit https://livingfoodbakery.com/.