The Chef: Elizabeth
The Menu: A lovely take on tomato bisque, inspiration courtesy of The Conscious Cook. Tomatoes, carrots, celery, and garlic provided the base for this wintery weather soup, while cashew cream added that special something. A fancy marinated kale salad delivered our daily greens, packed with shredded carrot, zucchini, and cabbage. Roasted olives and cherry tomatoes made for a pretty addition, and oh, don't forget the bread. You can't have soup without bread.
The Goods: Okay, so we're not exactly experiencing winter weather here at the VNHQ, but that doesn't mean this bisque was any less delicious. Maybe we're on a bit of a soup and salad kick this week. Maybe we like it. For those buried under mountains of snow across the country, we send our condolences and suggest a big bowl of soup.