The Chef: Elizabeth
The Menu: An array Ayurvedic eats. From the top we had the kale-infused savory chickpea pancakes. Yes, they are an amalgam of goodness, and yes, for the first time in her life Elizabeth succeeded in flipping them in the pan—woo hoo! Moving clockwise we enjoyed a lovely, comforting kitchari with yellow split peas and brown basmati rice. In the foreground you see a mixed vegetable korma, which featured "cheddar" cauliflower (aka cauliflower with a lovely golden color), potatoes, raisins, green beans, and peas. Though it isn't pictured, we also dug into some chai-spiced rice pudding for dessert, which was followed promptly by a delivery of chocolates from Frankie. Yes, it's possible that some of us are spoiled.
The Goods: No, Elizabeth hasn't discovered her latent calling to the ancient teachings of Ayurveda—not quite yet anyway. Today's lunch was completely comprised of tester recipes for our March+April issue, and let's just say that you might want to get a copy in your hands as soon as it comes out. Sadly, there are still a few weeks to wait, so in the meantime, console yourself with some of our other favorites.