The Chef: Jenny, with special Sous Chef Katie
The Menu: A delightful plate of Asian-inspired delicacies. Jenny served up lovely rice-noodles with grated carrots, spinach, and a blend of savory spices, a tofu-and-broccoli stir-fry, a simple green salad with tomatoes and more grated carrots, and spinach-mushroom buns. Whew! Trust us, the meal was as filling as the long description implies. Ms. Katie may be the official VegNews carrot-grater from here on out, since she did such a first-rate job on the roughly 10 pounds of carrots that went into today's meal.
The Goods: Since Katie works remotely, it's a real treat to get to see her happy face in the office. If there's anything that could make a visit from a far-flung comrade better, it's being surprised with Key Lime Cheesecake. Yes, Ms. Frankie is at it again with her amazing—and astoundingly generous—surprise cheesecakes. She likes to "test" recipes (which always seem to come out perfectly, though she swears she's just trying them out), and we like to pretend that we're doing her a favor by acting as willing test subjects. Here's Katie with today's "experiment:"