The Chef: Colleen + the Castorias
The Menu: Oozy, melty, dense lasagna with perfectly crisp edges and smothered with a potently savory Italian "meat-ball" sauce. Balancing out this right-side-heavy plate sits a piece of hearty Italian bread and a heap of fresh romaine, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette.
The Goods: While we'd like to take full-credit for this outstanding meal, we cannot possibly pass this off as entirely in-house when 1. lasagna takes the better part of a weeknight to make properly and 2. the talented chefs who did make this meal poured their heart (and secret family sauce!) into this oustanding main. One of our resident editors is lucky enough to a have a family so generous and suppportive that they slaved over 12 pans of vegan lasagna and "meatballs" and hosted a community event this past weekend to honor those who choose an animal-friendly lifestyle. As if that weren't enough, they were kind enough to donate some of the leftovers for our VN lunches. Needless to say, we are as touched as we are stuffed!