The Chef: Abigail
The Menu: Crispy, doughy Thin Mushroom "Pizzas" paired with a light, tangy, classic Caesar Salad from The Kind Diet. Yes, the recipe does substitute whole-wheat tortillas for pizza dough, and no, we're not complaining. These scrumptious tortillas were covered in Tofu Cream—another recipe from The Kind Diet—and topped with button and shiitake mushrooms, onions, garlic, and black olives. To accompany our meal, Abigail whipped up one of the best Caesar salads we've ever had. Full of flavor, the greens and homemade whole-wheat croutons were covered in a to-die-for salad dressing that included puréed almonds, Dijon mustard, tahini, and fresh lemon juice.
The Goods: First, congrats to Abigail on her first day in the VN kitchen! With not a leftover in sight, we can safely say that Abigail did an amazing job. Second, another congrats to SSheilah, who won yesterday's copy of The Kind Diet! Ssheilah, we agree about the dried fruit—it can liven up any meal! Simply send us an email with your full name and mailing address, and your winnings will be on their way. Finally, for tomorrow's copy of the book, tell us in the comments: From classic to creative, what's your favorite recipe substitution (like today's tortillas standing in for pizza dough)?