At the Table with Anna

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Where to go: Rosie’s Place

Address: 68 N. Ninth St., Noblesville

What to get: Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Patrons can add chicken to the Quinoa Buddha Bowl for an extra serving of protein. But the bowl is a great vegetarian option without the chicken. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Price: $10.95

Anna’s take: Rosie’s Place is an excellent choice for a refreshing breakfast or lunch in downtown Noblesville. I ordered the Quinoa Buddha Bowl because I was feeling healthy for once. It is a vegetarian option with some great plant protein from spicy, crispy chickpeas, but because I’m not a vegetarian, I added chicken to the bowl. The dish reminded me of a salad with its mixed greens, chickpeas, slices of creamy avocado and quinoa with a roasted red pepper sauce. The serving is sprinkled with sesame seeds and served with tahini dressing. Tahini is a type of seed butter made from ground and hulled sesame seeds and is common in Middle Eastern cuisine. I topped my order by buying five Gooey Butter Cookies ($2.25 each). Although not as healthy as the salad, the cookies are definitely something to splurge on.

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