Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lentil Soup

The Chef: Rashida and Trader Joe's

The Menu: Lentil and quinoa soup topped with Garlicky Green Parma.

The Goods: I originally trekked to Trader Joe's to track down some of the famous Cookie Butter with which, thanks to my VegNews colleagues, I'm now completely obsessed. Since unfortunately Cookie Butter on its own doesn't count as lunch, I also grabbed a generous cup of TJ's Lentil Soup with Ancient Grains. This warm soup was the perfect antidote to San Francisco's brisk weather, which has been going strong this week despite deceptively sunny skies. My soup-topper, Garlicky Green Parma, is a mostly raw parmesan substitute that pairs well with just about everything. If you're interested in the raw food movement, check out Associate Publisher Colleen Holland's interview with raw-foods pioneer Victoria Boutenko, who dishes about her decision to bring cooked foods back into her diet.

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