The Chef: Colleen
The Menu: Quinoa Maki with Avocado and Cajun Portobello Fillets. That’s right, we're fancy. Colleen treated us to an elegant lunch centered around the super scrumptious Quinoa Maki from The Conscious Cook. Each roll was stuffed with fluffy quinoa, marinated Cajun-style Portobello mushrooms, ripe avocado, and just a hint of Thai chile sauce. A warm bowl of miso soup filled with spinach, carrots, and scallions completed the meal.
The Goods: The VNHQ is currently smack-dab in the middle of a disaster movie. Okay, so maybe we’re exaggerating a little (or a lot), but the rare occurrence of a rainstorm in San Francisco has left us chilly and confused. Colleen’s healthy, vibrant lunch warmed us right up and gave our immune systems some much-needed nourishment. Ready to roll your own maki? We’ve got another copy of The Conscious Cook to give away, but first let’s get to yesterday’s winner. Congratulations to Lebkuchen, who said the most comforting foods were, “Cassoulet or soup!” Lebkuchen, send us an e-mail with your full name and mailing address, and we’ll get your book right out. For a chance to win today’s copy, just tell us in the comments: What’s your stay-healthy secret? Check out a few more of ours!