Thursday, May 17, 2012

Your GF vegan personal chef brings you a gorgeous, new menu! For delivery Tuesday, May 22!

Happy Sunny Thursday! What a glorious day it is today!

There are lots of exciting days coming up on the calendar. Tomorrow, Friday the 18th, is National Bike to Work Day! It's time to get back on your bike, buckle on your helmet, and ride! Please ride safely!

Tomorrow is also Endangered Species Day. It's not just the whales we have to worry about anymore; hundreds of species of plants and animals go extinct every day! You can learn about actions you and your family can take and activities teachers can incorporate into lessons here:

Next week, from sundown May 26 - 28, is the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. On this day, it's traditional to eat lots of creamy foods, and lots of veggies to celebrate the harvest season in Israel. We always enjoy lots of veggies here in Craftyland, and we have lots of great ways to enjoy creamy delicious treats without dairy (especially this week's soup and cookies,) so you can enjoy your lactose-free Shavuot feast!

This menu is fresh, lively, and will be ready to deliver on Tuesday, May 22. Please order by the end of Sunday, May 20.

Thank you so much. Looking forward to seeing you all very soon!

Much love,
Chef Mary



Irie's Courgette and Fresh Coriander Soup! (That's zucchini and cilantro to the rest of us!) This lovely green raw soup is pureed with a dollop of cashew cream and chilled. Perfect for a sunny afternoon! $8


Quinoa Tabbouli! The traditional middle eastern grain salad gets a gluten free update with lovely red quinoa. Fresh parsley, lemon, cucumber, tomato, and quinoa make beautiful music together. High protein hemp seeds boost the nutrition even more! (Yes, I will make an all-raw, all-hemp-and-veggie version on request.) $12

Cassoulet! Yum! Another updated traditional dish, this time from France. A thick, nourishing stew-like dish of white beans and veggies, topped with homemade gluten free herbed breadcrumbs. Because even when the weather is lovely and springlike, you still need something to stick to your ribs! $12

Roasted Asparagus! Last week's asparagus was so amazing, I ordered extra this week. This slender asparagus has only travelled from Hadley, Massachusetts. It will be extra elegant drizzled with a little extra virgin olive oil and roasted up for you! With millet, sun dried tomatoes, and toasty almonds. $12

Guacamole! You may know that my favorite fruit is avocado. Okay, there aren't any fruits I don't like, but avocado is the best! Served with crunchy veggies to dip. (And check below for some awesome crackers that would make the best healthy dippin' chips!) $10


Carrot Flax Crackers! Crunchy, delicious, and great with guacamole, hummus, or whatever you please! Yes, they are raw - they're crunchy from the dehydrator, not the oven. $8

Banana Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Muffins! One of the most popular muffins yet, and for so many good reasons! They're made with 100% whole grain buckwheat flour and plenty of fresh bananas. Chocolate-free available on request. $10 half dozen, $18 dozen

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting! I am so excited about these date-sweetened treasures, and you will be too! $9


Please let me know before ordering if you have any allergies or sensitivities! I do not use soy, peanut, wheat, or any gluten-containing ingredients. I do not use dairy, egg, shellfish, meat, or any other animal-derived ingredients, with the occasional exception of honey. When honey is used, it is clearly marked in the dish description! (There's none this week.)

I DO use lots of fresh fruits and veggies, local and/or organic when possible! I use non-gluten whole grains, nuts, and seeds. I use non-hydrogenated oils, mostly olive and a few other heart-healthy, cold-pressed, hexane-free oils.

I DO reuse clean containers! Please return the containers in good condition the next time I see you, so I can use them again.

Thanks so much, and have a beautiful day!

Chef Mary

P.S. Here's specific allergy and special diet info!

CHOCOLATE: in the muffins, may be omitted easily.
GARLIC: a tiny bit in the soup, a little in the guacamole and the tabbouli, considerably more in the cassoulet.
CASHEW: In the soup and the frosting on the cookies.
TREE NUTS: In addition to cashews (above) there are also almonds on the asparagus (may be subbed with pepitas or just omitted) and walnuts in the cookies.
ACD: Cookies are sweetened with only fruit, frosting contains a very modest splash of agave. Muffins are sweeter, not ACD. Breadcrumbs on the cassoulet are made with a yeasted bread; use your judgement.
SCD: Choose soup, guac, hemp variation on tabbouli, and crackers.
RAW: Enjoy the soup, guac, tabbouli with hemp variation, crackers, and cookies. Jackpot!

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