Friday, September 27, 2013

so much to eat

ok, i have a lot of food. over the summer i let inventory wane while i focused on catering. now that fall is here i've been busy, busy, busy replenishing stock. this week i added two new main courses & a soup to the menu.

the moroccan meatballs have become one of my bestsellers. the meatballs are seasoned with garlic, ginger, coriander, sumac, chillies & parsley. they're nestled in a tomato sauce with fennel seed, olives, dates, roasted red peppers, zucchini & kale from my garden. the side dish is harissa quinoa with toasted almonds, citrus & green onions. it's a super tangy, flavourful dish & it's gluten-free to boot.

small $10 large $20

the second main course is something brand new - vegan thai green curry. the sauce is chock full of all my favourite flavours: garlic, ginger, coriander, chillies & coconut. the veggies are zucchini, eggplant, peppers, onions, tomatoes & green beans with some tofu for protein. it comes with a side of jasmine rice seasoned with cardamom & star anise.

small $9 large $18

the new batch of soup is actually an old favourite - carrot, apple, ginger. it's vegan & gluten-free. i start off with the aromatics (onion, garlic, ginger, celery, spices), fire in the carrots & apples, add a touch of tomato paste, let it simmer for a couple hours and then finish it off with some coconut milk. oh & then puree it & pass it through a strainer so it's super smooth.

$7/500ml serving

other soups in the freezer are:
curried butternut squash
black bean & corn chili
tomato vegetable stew
white bean, lemon & kale
baked beans
roasted red pepper & chipotle
chicken stew
beef stew
seafood chowder

there are also four salads to choose from.
broccoli - same as always
beet - fennel, pears, garden greens, pickled onions, goat cheese
sweet potato/corn - it's a hybrid with peppers, avocados, lime, tomatillos, chipotle, cilantro
quinoa - my favourite version with a curried hummus-y dressing, cukes, carrots, celery, snow peas, basil, cilantro, peanuts

then, as usual, there are a ton of sweets. no spicy brownies this week but everything else will be there.

i'm surprised i'm even finished prepping at this hour. i spent the entire morning putting together an order for wedding cupcakes & a small wedding cake. i complain a lot about making cakes but it is pretty satisfying when it's all said & done. i was quite pleased with today's effort.

oh & check ca!

got a new mixer today. i stripped the gears on one of mine a few months ago & have been doing everything in just my artisan (?!?!?) this should make prep a little smoother.

k time for sleeping, hope to see you all over the weekend.

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