The Chef: Colleen
The Menu: A splendidly simple and satisfying classic Italian lunch. Colleen pulled out all the stops, with perfectly cooked gluten-free pasta mixed with mushrooms, spinach, and chickpeas all covered in spicy marinara sauce. Alongside our marvelous main was a light, fresh salad made with avocado and mixed greens, and a hearty slice of slightly warmed bread rounded out our delicious meal.
The Goods: It was a big day here at the VNHQ, as we were lucky enough to enjoy our al fresco Monday lunch with three wonderful guests! Eco Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen, author and renowned vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke, and their close hometown friend Josh all joined us for a lovely afternoon of lunching and chatting—and okay, yes, maybe some marshmallow taste testing. We loved hearing all about Robert's fabulous new book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness: The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet, and can't wait to read all about his inspiring journey to becoming one of the first vegan bodybuilders. It turns out that Robert loves us too, because he kindly gifted VN with a signed copy of his rockin' new book to give away to one lucky reader. Want to enter for your chance to win? Simply tell us in the comments: What springtime outdoor activity gets you the most pumped up?
The VN staff with Robert Cheeke and Whitney Lauritsen