I had a wonderful adventure in food this week. My friend Veri and I cooked a Vietnamese feast for Ecovores. It was a ton of fun and super delicious. We started with some fresh spring rolls and a salad with mango, orange, and peanuts.
The main course was a big pot of vegan pho with carrots and edamame.
We had a second main course of bahn mi, one with egg, and another with chicken and lemongrass meatballs.
Dessert was a mango, coconut, and banana cobbler with a whipped coconut cream. This thing was demolished in a matter of minutes.
Veri also concocted a wonderful rice chao. We had a plethora of toppings for the pho like basil, mint, cilantro, and sprouts.
It was quite the feast and unsurprisingly every last bit was eaten.
This pho really hit the spot. I had been craving it for a while. The bahn mi was especially satisfying though as was the warm mango cobbler.
At Students Fighting Hunger on Friday I took the reins and prepared a simple meal of salad, quinoa with avocado, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes,
as well as some potatoes two ways, roasted and mashed and a sautéed chicken with lemon, tomatoes, and bell peppers.
My friend Anna had a friend visiting this weekend so we had to take him to experience Lou's of course. Amelia got the Crueller French Toast, which is exactly as it sounds, a doughnut made into french toast. Anna got the special portobello and asparagus omelette with a morning glory muffin.
I had a huge breakfast of a poached egg, honeydew half, and...
the most amazing sweet potato pear pancake with cinnamon pecan butter. I told myself that I would only eat half but I ended up savoring every last bit.
Anna's friend David ordered three blueberry pancakes unaware of their massive size. Despite a $5 bet with our waitress about whether he would finish them he was defeated by the saucer of pancakes.
My weekend culminated in Farm Event on Saturday. I made a berry trifle with whipped cream, tapioca pudding, and a grapefruit pound cake.
Per my request Amelia brought an absolutely amazing strawberry rhubarb pie from Lou's. It really made my night. The filling was just the perfect mix of sweet and tart surrounded by a buttery and flaky crust. I also grilled up some turkey burgers with basil and parsley.
I made some veggie burgers as well and Monica brought a delicious loaf of KAF bread.
Danielle brought a pot of quinoa and tomatoes and James brought a lovely cabbage slaw.
I also made a giant pot of roasted vegetable pasta. My plate was full of veggies and I was happy. Not to mention the lovely music of Reckless Breakfast which just ended things perfectly.