The Chef: Abby
The Menu: A summery spread of homemade black-bean burgers served on marinated kale leaves, slightly spicy roasted potatoes, and a fresh green salad with halved cherry tomatoes and maple-candied walnuts from Pure Sweets. Yes, it is a genius idea to serve burgers on marinated kale. Yes, you should find yourself a recipe and make these tonight. Abby based her creation on a recipe from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, and adapted it to fit what was on-hand here at the VNHQ.
The Goods: Since her return to the office, today marks Ms. Abby's first turn in the kitchen, and we are so thrilled to have her back! Today's lunch was absolutely delicious, and the joy of dining al fresco made it all the more wonderful.