LIFE Veggie Soup @ Sidewalk Bistro in Piermont

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Guest blogger Emily Dugan McCarthy here with a LIFE Diet update. Yesterday, my team got together to make LIFE Vegetable Soup at my teammate Daout Celestin’s restaurant, Sidewalk Bistro in Piermont, NY.

Chef Alain Eigenmann helped us prepare the soup that we eat before dinner as a part of this diet plan.  It was very exciting to be in a real restaurant kitchen, and to be cooking with a chef. Not only did I get to bring home soup for dinner, you can try the LIFE Vegetable Soup, too; Daout and Alain have decided to add it to the menu!  They are launching a special healthy menu, inspired by Joy’s LIFE Diet, that will include the soup in addition to other healthy options.

My teammate Marjory, Chef Alain, and Me in the Kitchen of Sidewalk Bistro.

Marjory and Me tasting the soup.

I must say that before this diet I was not really a soup person, but I tried it since it is a part of the diet, and I love it!  Not only is it full of veggies, it is full of flavor. I have the option to eat a big green salad before dinner or this soup, and 3 out of 4 nights this week, I chose the soup (and I would have had it every night if I didn’t run out)!

I was so inspired after making the soup with my team that I tried making it myself last night. It came ok, but not nearly as good as the soup that I helped prepare at Sidewalk Bistro.  When I finish the batch I just made, I am going back to get it from the restaurant.

Sidewalk Bistro, 482 Piermont Ave., Piermont. 845-680-6460.

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