10.2: Here's to Healthy Options!

It’s hard to believe that our first STONEFIRE in Valencia is 10 years old!  Looking back, we took a few risks in our planning, ones that really paid off.  At the time, restaurants didn’t do takeout, and most associated a meal to go with pizza or Chinese food; grocery stores were just beginning to make prepared foods to take home.

We decided to really emphasize STONEFIRE Takeout with the idea that our kitchen could, and should, replace yours regularly!  We prepared simple menu items focusing on value, quality and taste, and the Santa Clarita community responded.  Our overall business steadily increased that first year and the idea of STONEFIRE Takeout became a successful reality.  In fact, we have remodeled our Takeout area four times in the past 10 years, always looking for additional space.  Most recently, we took over the space next door and increased our restaurant size by 1500 square feet, the majority of which went to a new and bigger Takeout area!

Thank you, Valencia, for your support over the years.  The following was written by a regular Valencia guest, Jackie Field, a wife, mom and personal trainer who loves STONEFIRE Grill.

Enjoy,

Mary Harrigan

I Send All My Clients to STONEFIRE

It’s so hard for busy people today to get a healthy meal that’s prepared the way you would prepare your own meals in your kitchen.  With one child finishing up soccer, another to be dropped off at gymnastics or dance, work to finish up that didn’t get done in your regular work day, e-mail to check, a dog to walk (it’s our greatest wish, right?), etc…Come on, you don’t have time to marinate and cook some chicken, chop various veggies, prepare your homemade salad dressings AND set the table?  Those times, unfortunately, are very rare and almost non-existent.

So what to do? As a lifestyle coach and trainer, I send all my clients to STONEFIRE for the best “living” food around.  I’ve trusted STONEFIRE for 10 years now.  I have cross-examined their managers and cooks to find out what they put into their sauces, dressings and marinades.  Everything is made right there with fresh ingredients daily.  Even the carrot cake is made by STONEFIRE cooks.  I recommend it on those special days of indulgences, like Mother’s Day and birthdays.  You can even order a half portion to share with a friend.

STONEFIRE’s menu is loaded with fresh vegetables.  They are the best at letting you modify your order with substitutions or add on additional veggies.  Most of their food items can very easily accommodate a vegetarian diet.  Whenever I have my health and wellness meetings, I’m able to get all the meats and cheeses on the side, as well as dressings, which makes my vegetarian clients extremely happy.  As for my carnivore friends, they love the healthy selection of the lemon garlic salmon or chicken.  You can even order the chicken breast skinless.  It goes without saying; the tri tip is one of the best in Southern California!

I tell my clients, “You should always be conscious of what you put in your mouth and why.  Always be willing to live with the consequences of what you eat.  And always eat for the right reasons.”  I prefer to eat for my health and wellness.  Handle stress with exercise, hobbies, or a good walk under a beautiful blue sky.  Never eat while watching TV or reading a book.  That’s not conscious eating, that’s mechanical eating, and not very satisfying.  Always load up on vegetables to increase the metabolic rate of your meals.  Who wouldn’t want to burn more calories?

So if you’d like a couple of suggestions as to what to eat at STONEFIRE, here are a few of my favorites.  I recommend the Fiesta salad.  It has sautéed and fresh vegetables, which give it a great flavor.  The dressing is amazing, but I like it with no dressing.  The juices from the sautéed peppers and onions give it great flavor on their own.  I also like to get the grilled veggie platter and add a few more grilled veggies at home.  I then take the leftovers home and eat the rest as a snack or side salad later in the day.  When my husband and I go, we like to get the chicken and tri tip combo meal.  It’s plenty for the two of us plus he loves the breadsticks!  My most common order is the lemon garlic salmon meal with a Cartwheel salad.  I was never a lover of beets or cilantro dressing until my daughter talked me into the Cartwheel salad.  Now it’s a must have at family cook outs when I need a big salad that makes everyone happy.

Placing a healthy order at STONEFIRE, for take out or to eat in, allows you to take care of your health while spending time with your loved ones.  Just because we don’t have time to MAKE a healthy meal doesn’t mean we don’t have time to EAT a healthy meal.  Get rid of the excuses and the excess fat, eat at STONEFIRE!  You’ll love it, I do!

Jackie Field, Certified Fitness Trainer/Life Coach

New Choices On Our Gluten Free Menu!

Since the introduction of our Healthy Alternatives Menu, we have been receiving great feedback about the many different options we provide our guests who have chosen to live a healthy lifestyle. At STONEFIRE Grill we always strive to support our guests with their health and dietary needs; one of the ways we accommodate these concerns is with our Gluten Free menu. You can find these popular items on our Gluten Free menu:

Cartwheel Salad
South of the Border Salad (without tortilla strips)
Lemon Garlic Chicken
Barbecue Chicken
Pepper Garlic Tri Tip (without Gorgonzola Butter)
Barbecue Tri Tip
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cowboy Beans
Grilled Vegetables
 

For those of you who took notice we have added a few new items to our Gluten Free menu; because our BARBECUE SAUCE is now Gluten Free, we are able to add a few more options onto the list! This is great news for our Gluten Free guests who have heard about our tantalizing Barbecue Tri Tip, Barbecue Chicken & Barbecue Baby Back Ribs and are now able to take part in this delicious portion of our menu. We are all very excited about this new development and hope you enjoy these new menu options that have become available to you. If you would like further information regarding our full Gluten Free Menu, please contact us at feedback@stonefiregrill.com.

Enjoy!
 

Vegan + Vegetarian at STONEFIRE

At STONEFIRE, we take great care to ensure that we provide something for everyone, and that means having a variety of delicious options available for our vegan and vegetarian guests.  We welcome your modifications to any of our menu items, but below is a quick cheat sheet for you to reference:

VEGAN

[Signature Salads]
Garden
Cartwheel
Traditional Greek*
STONEFIRE’S BBQ Chopped with Quinoa*
Italian Chopped*
Spinach*
Grilled Salad*
South of the Border with Quinoa*
Asian Salad
Keen Green*
Healthy Hybrid*
Roasted Corn & Arugula*
Golden State Kale
The A.B.G.

*No Cheese and/or Sub Dressing and Sub Quinoa

 

Vegan Salad Dressings
Olive Oil Vinaigrette / Cilantro Vinaigrette / Sesame Ginger / Lemon Tahini / Tomato Basil Vinaigrette / Balsamic Vinaigrette / Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

[Pizza & Sandwiches]
Cheeseless Roasted Veggie Pizza
Roasted Cauliflower Pita

[Sides]
Freshly Baked Breadsticks *Plain
Quinoa
Nutty Coleslaw
Cauliflower Salad
Whole Roasted Cauliflower

STONEFIRE’S Roasted Vegetables *No Feta Cheese
Grilled Sweet White Corn *Seasonal/No Butter

VEGETARIAN

[Signature Salads]
All of our salads can be made vegetarian by removing the animal protein and/or substituting avocado or quinoa.

Vegetarian Salad Dressings
Cilantro Vinaigrette / Olive Oil Vinaigrette / Buttermilk Ranch / Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette / Chili Lime Vinaigrette / Balsamic Vinaigrette / Lemon Tahini / Tomato Basil Vinaigrette / Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette / Sesame Ginger / Bleu Cheese

[Pizza]
Traditional Cheese
Tomato & Basil
STONEFIRE’S Favorite
The Works *No Pepperoni or Sausage
Roasted Veggie
Cheeseless Roasted Veggie
10″ Margherita

[Pasta]
Marinara
Pesto
Tomesto
Macaroni & Cheese

[Sandwiches]

Roasted Cauliflower Pita
The Caprese
Steak & Cheese *Sub Avocado/Extra Mozzarella

[Sides]
Freshly Baked Breadsticks
Quinoa
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Nutty Coleslaw
Cauliflower Salad
Whole Roasted Cauliflower
STONEFIRE’S Roasted Vegetables
Grilled Sweet White Corn *Seasonal

GLUTEN-FREE? YES, PLEASE.

Gluten-Free? Yes, please!

Eating out doesn’t have to be difficult! With a choice of 16 different salads, our delicious meats hot off the grill or a variety of sides (yes, our Garlic Mashed Potatoes are included), your biggest challenge will be choosing what to order.

A full list of our Gluten-Free menu items are listed below and are available upon request at each of our STONEFIRE Grill locations.

xo STONEFIRE

SIGNATURE SALADS
Garden
Cartwheel*
Traditional Greek
BBQ Chopped*
Italian Chopped
Spinach*
Cobb
Grilled Salad
South of the Border*
Keen Green
Healthy Hybrid
Roasted Corn & Arugula
Golden State Kale
Jeanette’s Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Mediterranean Chicken Bowl

*No tortilla strips, croutons or Jerusalem Pita.

Gluten-Free Salad Dressings
Cilantro Vinaigrette | Olive Oil Vinaigrette | Buttermilk Ranch | Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette | Chili Lime Vinaigrette | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Lemon Tahini | Tomato Basil Vinaigrette | Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

FROM THE GRILL
Mesquite BBQ Chicken
Lemon Garlic Chicken
Mesquite BBQ Tri Tip
Baby Back Ribs
Lemon Garlic Salmon
Mediterranean Sea Bass

 

PASTA
Roasted Cauliflower with Meat Sauce and Mozzarella

SIDES
Quinoa
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Stonefire’s Beans
Cauliflower Salad
Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Nutty Coleslaw
STONEFIRE’S Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Sweet White Corn [seasonal]