Thursday, January 8, 2009

Five-Star Soup

The Chef: Colleen

The Menu: An incredible three-squash soup! Colleen blended acorn, butternut, and delicata squashes together with an Indian-food-inspired blend of spices for this thick, filling main course. Alongside our bowls were slices of perfectly crunchy rosemary crostini, and a mixed green salad with our favorite new add-in: craisins. All together this was one satisfying meal, utterly worthy of the five-star rating.

The Goods: Get ready, we've got gobs of goods today! First, we got to share this amazing lunch with Mr. Billy Hulting, who just happens to be a rockstar. No, literally, that's what he does for a living. Billy plays percussion for Zappa Plays Zappa, and we just learned that the band is nominated for a Grammy! Woo hoo! In his limited free time, Billy also helps to organize WorldFest, a totally-vegan eco-friendly festival in Los Angeles, where you're sure to find a VegNews booth. Accompanying Billy was his delightful mother, Pat, who lives here in San Francisco and whom we hope to see again soon! As if all this wasn't enough, we were also treated to some insanely good candy cane brownies from Sticky Fingers. Yes, you read that right: candy cane brownies. If anyone needs us this afternoon, we'll be under our desks in hyperglycemic comas.


Kathy said...

I have been craving soup like crazy lately!!

I posted a great recipe for Spiced Corn Chowder on my blog recently:

DJ Karma (of Vegspinz) said...

Love the squash soup idea- simple, yet so good!

Bill said...

I am new to VegNews and have not found out how to get the recipes of dishes posted to the blog; in this case the "Five-Star Soup". Can anyone help?

VegNews Magazine said...

Hi there Bill! Cafe VegNews is meant to inspire readers to cook and create meals similar to what we've served for lunch that day. That said, we have a very exciting project in the works that may or may not include all of these wonderful meals and recipes in one handy tome. That's all we're sayin'! ;)