Monday, April 13, 2009

Munchable Brunch

The Chef: Lyndsay

The Menu:
A tasty blend of sweet and savory items. Lyndsay told us this morning she was hankering after some hot cakes, so she started off by mixing up a batch of light and fluffy pancakes, which we topped with chopped banana and walnuts, almond butter, and agave nectar. For the savory side of the plate, she mixed up some black bean "sausages." Now, you may be looking at this plate and thinking, "Hey, I don't see any sausages!" and you would not be the first person to say as much. Some of our dining companions thought they were just another variety of pancake, but luckily found out that these were a savory item before piling on the jam and agave. We didn't mind the confusion, though, since they were tasty as all get-out, especially served in tandem with the usual suspects in our lunchtime line-up: Parma and fancy flavored ketchup. Lyndsay also rustled up some excellent sautéed potatoes with onions and garlic, just for fun.

The Goods:
It's pretty quiet around the VNHQ today with Elizabeth and Colleen out of the office, but we still had a lively lunch, featuring a heated discussion about run-ins with the law. Luckily, most of us have managed to stay out of trouble, although Lyndsay and Melissa did consume more than their legal limit of ice cream yesterday at MaggieMudd in Bernal Heights. Keep your eyes peeled to Press Pass for the whole scoop.