Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pea Soup, Quinoa, and Salad

The Chef: Chas

The Menu: A scrumptious bowl of tangy, savory pea soup replete with carrots, potatoes, and celery paired with perfectly cooked quinoa, pinto beans, and kale comprised the bulk of this fantastic lunch. Chas also provided us with slightly warmed slices of bread to dip into our soup, and busted out one of his delicious, expertly dressed salads filled with avocado, black olive, grated carrot, broccoli slaw, and chickpeas. Oh, and that sushi roll? That would be courtesy of our lunch guest David Smugar, who was kind enough to bring us a delicious veggie nori roll.

The Goods: Yes, it's just another day in lunchtime paradise here at the VNHQ, thanks to VN's all-star chef, Chas. We were doubly lucky today, as aside from our splendid meal, we were able to dine with our new friend, David Smugar, from Loving Hut. The international vegan restaurant chain recently opened a new location in Westfield Mall in downtown San Francisco, and we couldn't be more excited about tasty vegan eats available in a mall food court. The store celebrates its official grand opening party tomorrow afternoon, so locals should be sure to stop by, say hi, and chow down on everything from crispy tofu to sweet potato fries.


Anonymous said...

how do I get the recipes?

Jim Purdy said...

I've never developed a liking for quinoa. Maybe I just haven't found the right recipe yet.

Love your blog!