Happy happy weekend!
Did you know that next week, on Thursday, April 26, it will be Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? For those among you with school-age kids and students, there are plenty of activities to explore at the website http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org (Penelope and I won't be participating, as bunnies and kitchens are not the best match!)
This week, our menu livens up for spring with some vivid colors and seasonal flavors, plus some well-loved standbys to round it all out. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I have enjoyed envisioning them!
Please place orders by Sunday night for delivery on Tuesday, April 24. I can always try to accommodate orders that come in later, but it makes my job easier if orders are in before I begin on Monday morning. You can order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much, and I look forward to feeding you and your families and friends soon!
By popular request! Silky smooth pureed mushroom soup! Just a touch of cashew creme makes it extra amazing (can be omitted for the cashew sensitive.) $8
Muhammara! This middle eastern style walnut dip is traditionally made with roasted red peppers, but I am offering an even-healthier, just as scrumptious, raw version! Kissed by fragrant cumin and a splash of lemon juice. Served with crunchy veggies to dip. $11
Herbed amaranth, with pecans and veg du jour! Elegant enough for company, simple enough for a weeknight. One of my all-time favorite dishes. $12
Light and springy, and a colorful feast for the eyes! Cucumber-melon salad with sweet vidalia onions and red quinoa! Sprinkled with almonds and served over crisp greens, of course. Yum! $12
Red Bean Chili! Medium-spicy, with plenty of veggies and beans. A nice scoop of brown rice tones it down a touch and rounds it all out. Yum! $11
Apple and applesauce muffins! A favorite for kids of all ages! $10 half dozen, $18 dozen.
Chocolate hazelnut spread with a chocolate chip scone to slather it on! For the chocolate-sensitive, I can make a rich vanilla scented version instead, with a (vegan and gluten free, of course) cream scone. For those who would like to keep it all raw, I can substitute crunchy-chewy-delicious raw cacao crackers as an accompaniment! Options for nearly everyone. Please specify if you would like one of the modifications (chocolate-free or all raw) as the default will be chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! $10
As always, all dishes are vegan - that is, free of meat, egg, and dairy products of any kind. I do occasionally use locally sourced honey, but I specify in the dish description when I do.
I do NOT use peanuts, soy, or any ingredients derived from them. I do NOT use wheat, barley, rye, or any other gluten-containing ingredients. I do NOT use anything weird or synthetic.
I DO use real ingredients! I use non-gluten whole grains, tree nuts, seeds, and lots of fresh fruits and veggies - local and/or organic whenever possible.
Please please please let me know if you are allergic or sensitive to anything at all. Specifics for this week: Everything is or can be chocolate-free. The soup can be cashew-free on request, and the only thing that can't be done cashew-free is the scone. The baked items and cucumber melon salad are free of garlic, and the amaranth is very low in garlic (I use just a little in making the veggie broth in which I cook the grain.) The mushroom soup is likewise just a little garlicky - I make the mushroom stock with some garlic in it, but Earnest (my garlic barometer) finds it not too garlicky at all! The chili and muhammara have garlic, but not a huge amount.
Ordering is done a la carte - you may order one or three or more of everything, or just a few dishes. I deliver to Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Please inquire about other areas; sometimes they make sense to my route, so please ask!
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you soon!