The Chef: Stacy
The Menu: A crazy vegan feast! For Ms. Stacy's second foray into the VNHQ kitchens she armed herself with This Crazy Vegan Life, a new book from Christina Pirello. The resultant Moroccan Lentil Stew and Chili-Spiced Cornbread were absolutely delicious. Big, hearty bites of butternut squash and sweet potato bolstered the lentil stew, and the cornbread had a perfectly grainy texture. From her own repertoire, Stacy busted out a spinach salad with shredded red cabbage, chopped tomatoes, avocado, and, of course, craisins.
The Goods: Stacy finds lentils "intriguing" and couldn't resist the call of this stew. While she was a little unsure about how much "a generous pinch" translates to, we're very certain that her spice usage was right on—there were lots of clean plates!