Sunday, October 18, 2009

Living like The Natives

Whenever we can't make a decision whether we want to cook or go out, chances are we end up here...

...one of our favorite food haunts.

The interior is lively - typical
Brazil
...but we prefer the ambiance of the back...
There are any number of "natural" food restaurants in Brazil - Naturetto just happens to be the one we habit. The offerings include a huge salad bar (perhaps may favorite in Brasilia), as well as an extensive hot food buffet and churrasco.
I'm very appreciative that it is easy to "live organic" here - we really don't have to seek it out, or pay more for any supposed cachet - it's just a fact of life in Brazil.
I'm sure you've all heard something about the "amazing" benefits of açaí - the super-antioxidant-rich berry that originates from the Amazon. In The States, it is sold as a diet aid and supplement - a worth-it's-weight-in-gold superfood, if you will. Even Oprah hopped on the açaí bandwagon! Now, you all know I don't buy into hype (except when it comes to butt-lifting tennie shoes! ;) BUT this açaí-banana frozen dessert is yuuuuumy - Avery definitely agrees!
We wrap it all up with a steaming hot shot of caramelized condensed milk - I add a spot of cafe to cut the sweetness...
Now, if I can just transfer that superfood energy-boost to my home design projects!

10 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ok....perhaps it is the angle...but that superfood dessert is truly "family sized" Wow. Looks like little Avery is moving in on it!

Looks like a fun place...

my favorite and my best said...

brazil seems like a happy place. and how lucky you are to have a place like that to go to when you don't feel like cooking or what have you. here in the ghetto, there is nothing like that. we have to drive quite a ways to get healthy food..which is why i am always cooking. boo!

Donna said...

looks yummy!

paula said...

now those look delicious!

LindsB said...

I love the kind of places you can go to and feel at home even if you are at a restaurant. That drink looks so delish!

Averill said...

Is Avery stalking that dessert? :) too cute.

Rachel said...

This looks like a great place!

corine said...

I can picture myself on that patio, eating that desert that by the way looks HUGE!

Maria Adélia said...

Experimente o restaurante "Oca da Tribo". Fica próximo à ponte JK.
É uma comida natural muito gostosa. Também moro em Brasília e já comi lá várias vezes. É bem gostoso. E com permissão: adoro seu blog.

Maria Adélia said...

Experimente o restaurante "Oca da Tribo". Fica próximo à ponte JK.
É uma comida natural muito gostosa. Também moro em Brasília e já comi lá várias vezes. É bem gostoso. E com permissão: adoro seu blog.