Combining a few recipes I saw on the internet, I boiled several bunches of Broccoli w/some Potatoes and Salt. I caramelized an onion while they were boiling. I drained the Broccoli & Potatoes, reserving the liquid (a la Gordon Ramsey) to add when reheating and combined them w/the Caramelized Onion. Then I pureed it all together... A dab of Sour Supreme & a shake of Cayenne Pepper really helped. This was buh-land! Oh well, at least I tried something new.
Unlike yesterday, today we were completely stuffed after lunch. We started with some delicate and flavorful Spring Rolls. I went back to my usual Kung Pao Bean Curd... ...and Mr. SV had the Bean Curd in Spicy Basil Sauce. A ton of delicious food for less than $25 including tip! Why isn't this restaurant packed to the gills every day? It's fantastic!
Lunch today was at The Union Jack Pub in Winchester. Kudos to our waiter, when I asked if the English Chips (fries) were cooked in vegetable oil, he actually checked and came back to report that they're cooked in the same oil as the fish and chicken etc. I appreciated that, as he could've just said they were cooked in vegetable oil and left it at that. So instead of the Chips, I ordered the 'Basil Marinated Portabella Mushrooms - sliced and served with Chive Oil and Croustade'. It first came out without the Croustade. Here they are once the Croustade finally showed up and Mr. SV ate all the garnish. Very tasty. Then I had the 'Union Jack Salad - Mixed Field Greens tossed in Cider Malt Vinaigrette with Grape Tomatoes, Marinated Carrots and Crispy Onions'. This was a tiny salad for $6.
We were both still hungry after we left, so even though the food was good, there isn't enough vegan fare on the menu to make it worth returning. Not that they need to worry, they were completely swamped with customers.
Just like the Lara Bar, I finally had to know what all the coolvegan bloggers have been raving about in regards to Brussel Sprouts... So I bought a bag at Trader Joes and trimmed them into little PacMen, tossed w/EVOO, salt and pepper... and roasted them at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
I tossed a cup of toasted millet into the crockpot with some basil, thyme & bay leaves. Then I added the carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, mushrooms and four cups of water... I set the crockpot to HIGH for four hours and wound up with a somewhat tasty pile of mush, AKA Millet Stew In A Crockpot.
deli that is. I got the 'Health Delight' today -- Avocado, Sprouts, Cucumber, Tomato on Multi- Grain toast with a side of Curly Fries. They even wrapped up the cheese that was supposed to go on the sandwich for my critters to enjoy later. This restaurant has multiple locations and is a fantastic addition to the Northern Virginia dining scene. The fries were perfectly cooked and I could've eaten about twenty more sandwiches. A stellar lunch.