Monday, May 4, 2009

Creative Couscous

The Chef: Melissa

The Menu: A main course masterpiece consisting of sautéed snap peas, tomatoes, onions, and black beans mixed with a fluffy couscous, all seasoned with cumin and berbere spice. On the side, we savored similarly-spiced roasted russet and purple potatoes in a vinaigrette sweetened with a hint of agave nectar.  A baby spring-mix salad topped with sunflower seeds and avocado, drizzled with a house-made balsamic vinaigrette topped it all off. Today's combination made for a delicious and hearty Monday meal, and since Melissa was kind enough to prepare plenty of extra, we are all excited for the left-overs to come!

The Goods: 
It's Monday, and things are lookin' a little dreary outside, but our lunchtime conversation brightened things up as we ventured back in time to a little decade called the '80s. We recalled vivid memories of favorite—and not-so-favorite—movies and music from the era ... any Top Gun fans out there? On the work side of things, the VNHQ is bustling this afternoon, as most of our staff has returned from far-away veggie adventures. If you weren't able to visit the VegNews booth at the Denver Greenfest this weekend, check out the event's upcoming locations—we hope to see you at one of them!  

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