Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fully-Loaded Baked Potatoes

The Chef: Colleen

The Menu: Perfectly cooked, fully-loaded baked potatoes brimming with coconut butter, We Can't Say It's Sour Cream, two varieties of sweet and savory chutney, and spicy tapenade. Colleen paired our hearty main course with an inspired salad of baked and seasoned bread and veggies, including onion, roasted red pepper, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes.

The Goods: This meal was a home run hit for two reasons: One, we love piling baked potatoes high with saucy condiments, and Two: the inclusion of bread in salad is awesome. Seriously, if you ever find yourself short on greens, we highly suggest creating a salad base out of crispy, flavorful cubes of french bread. Now that we've had a rejuvenating, carb-filled lunch, we're ready to power through our afternoons until 5pm, when our staff will head over to local watering hole Martuni's for SF Vegan Drinks! We always kick off the occasion with a bottle of budget-friendly Champagne from our local grocery store, thanks to a thrifty tip-off from VN's own Savvy Abby. We always look forward to this monthly event for the chance to share cocktails, stories, and veggie dogs—if you live in SF come out and join us at Martuni's from 6 to 8pm! Except you might have to buy your own veggie dog at the bar. We're not actually that good at sharing ours.

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