Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stacked Veggie Salad

The Chef: Liz and Valencia Whole Foods

The Menu: A fully-stacked salad of mixed greens, peas, shredded carrot, sauteed veggies, cucumber, and chickpeas topped with a dollop of garlicky hummus.

The Goods: As a rule, I don't like eating meals served buffet-style, but all bets are off if there is a well-stocked salad bar in sight. Whether overpaying for a crisp kale salad at my neighborhood Whole Foods or making due with the cheaper but less awesome selection at my local Safeway, I love that salad bars let me do the deciding—like choose-your-own-adventure novels, except with vegan food. At Valencia Whole Foods the offerings adhere to the Goldilocks Principle: they are just right. From fresh salad bar basics to a vegan-friendly, build-your-own falafel bar, it never fails to satisfy. Additionally, VWF have a great selection of vegan desserts, which I unfortunately forgot to peruse. Lucky for me, we call baking an Apple Pecan Flip in the middle of the workday "recipe testing" here at the VNHQ.

1 comment:

Kasia said...

Please send that salad over to me :D I wish someone would cater such salads around here.. *sigh*

Btw, did you know that 2 of the most famous veggie/vegan blogs stopped posting? Conscious Kitchen is closed down (as the owner states in her Flickr account), and VeganYumYum just vanished from her blog, and deletes all questions considering if it will post again or not from her Flickr stream :/

Maybe someone from VegNews could ask if it will stay like that forever? This is a huge loss for the vegan blogosphere ;(

I am glad that VegNews is a major magazine and will keep going on :) Thank you for all the good work!

Kasia from Poland