Friday, March 7, 2008

Yellow Bellies

The Chef: Joe

The Menu: Friday’s Joe du Jour menu marked his surprise return to the kitchen. The three members on the lunch squad today got our plates piled high with green madness! Simple white rice hit the spot as always, mixed in with a colorful yellow curry that provided a nice hint of coconut amidst a plethora of sautéed broccoli, bok choy, and bell peppers. An emerald spinach salad filled the rest of our plates and the crunchy celery, and sprinkles of dried seaweed added another element of satisfaction to this green team.

The Goods: Do you ever feel like eating a giant vat of vegetables? Well, after trying to eat our way through a tree-trunk sized piece of fake cheese during the past couple of lunches, it felt really good today just veggin' out. Coconut oil is a great option for vegetable-curry dishes if you want that flavor and richness without the heaviness of using a whole can of coconut milk. Ever need a place to put that nori you bought intending to make tons of sushi but just ended up letting it sit neglected on your shelf? Just a sprinkling of this tasty sea-vegetable on your salad, rice, or stir fry can up your intake of protein and vitamin A in a cinch.

1 comment:

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Thanks for the nori and coconut oil tips! And in response to your question: yes, some days I do feel like eating a giant vat of vegetables. I've also been known to roast a half of a huge butternut squash and eat allll of it with a spoon!