31 Mar This Is Life, Elwood
As a ‘wellness emporium’, This is Life caters for all sorts of wellness needs including yoga, nutrition, massage, traditional Chinese medicine and of course, nourishing food.
We ease into lunch with a delicious Antioxidant Powerhouse Smoothie, and a thick and strong matcha latte, that doesn’t have too much rawness to it.
Crispy Skin Salmon + Bone Broth includes ginger, lemongrass, zucchini noodles, Asian greens fresh shiitake and enoki. The broth broth is clean-tasting, but also has great depth of flavour, and the salmon is cooked perfectly. The Rosti is a tasty one, with lots of spices including turmeric and cumin. A kale and cashew pesto, broccolini, poached egg, hemp seed and almond dukkah fill out the plate.
Their Lamb Salad is another highlight, which comes as a bit of a surprise. The bowl features a few Australian ingredients like lemon myrtle and bush pepper, and the lamb exhibits very little gaminess. The spicy harissa dressing in particular is a great addition to the well-balanced and flavourful dish.
It’s always a lovely surprise to find healthy cafes that nail the menu. We leave This Is Life with satisfied stomachs and a good feeling, knowing that we’ve just fueled our bodies with something wholesome.