This week, Talia's family hosted the meeting. We prepared the Lacinato Kale Salad that Jenn Louis (Ray, Portland, OR) provided (kids aren't supposed to love kale, but this was SOOO good. . .we finished the entire bowl) and the [rockin'] Moroccan Chickpea Soup (also AMAZING. . .Maya, who is really picky about what she eats LOVED this soup) from Annie Somerville (Greens, San Francisco, CA). Many thanks to these incredibly generous chefs and our hosts!!!
The Lacinato Kale Salad notes: the mixture of the kale and tangerines made for the perfect salad. We have some incredibly picky eaters who tried this and really enjoyed it, while others had second servings!!!!!! Maeve loves kale so much, she probably could have finished it on her own.
The Moroccan Chickpea Soup notes: YUM, YUM, YUM! Another total hit. Cooking the chickpeas instead of buying them in a can made a big difference in the texture of this dish. We gobbled it up.
We made a ton of progress on our paper collage portraits of chefs: Mollie Katzen, Kevin Archer and Linda Soper-Kolten. Our workspace was in front of the cozy fire. Perfect! Looking at the pictures of these chefs who have contributed to our book, someone made the point that you can tell they are super nice people.
At one point we snuck into Jason and Amy's office to take a break from all the hard work: Maeve, with a horse mask on, played Adele songs while the rest of us were cracking up. Last week, we sang My Little Pony songs. . .now we've on to horses and Adele. Weird!
Can't wait for next week's meeting - a special guest member will be visiting from London, England, where we have already sold a copy of Pan! Get your copy here!!
Happy cooking makes happy chimps!
-The Roots & Shoots Girls