The Chef: Kristen
The Menu: A hearty, spicy bean stew served over perfectly steamed white basmati rice. This supremely satisfying stew included black beans, red bell peppers, diced tomatoes, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. To accompany the stew and rice, Kristen also prepared a fresh, zesty side salad replete with mixed greens, tomato, mushrooms, and garbanzo beans. She may have also warmed up slices of bread, which we may have happily devoured.
The Goods: We're having a pretty awesome day here at the VNHQ. First, we had the pleasure of dining with company, as five of Joseph's good friends came for lunch today. Second, it's absolutely gorgeous outside—sunny, breezy weather that smells and feels like summer. Yep, it's pretty exciting. And last but certainly not least: big freaking news! Today marks the unveiling of our March+April cover gal, eco-entrepreneur Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart! Check out our exclusive web feature to learn more about Leanne, and make sure to pick up a copy of the March+April issue when it hits newsstands next month!