The Chef: Colleen
The Menu: An absolutely perfect fall soup of roasted butternut squash, spinach, and spices. This smooth, velvety soup was beautifully blended, and had just the right amount of balsamic-vinegar tang. Colleen also made a lovely couscous salad with fresh carrots, collard greens, shiitake mushrooms, and onions. An extra-garlicky salad dressing adorned a simple green salad, which nicely rounded out the meal.
The Goods: For anyone who doesn't already have Friday night plans, make sure to catch the premier of Whale Wars—a new series about the exploits of everyone's favorite vegan pirates, the Sea Shepherd crew—tonight on Animal Planet. Otherwise, it's been sort of an eventful week, maybe this weekend is the time to take it easy for about five minutes and enjoy a lazy Sunday—and then promptly get back to work of course!