Monday, May 19, 2003

In case you haven't noticed, I'm no longer updating this blog. The existing entries should provide a good sample in any case, and I doubt people outside Google really care what we're eating on a daily basis.

Thursday, May 08, 2003


DINNER

Soups
DREAMY MUSHROOM
CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Salads
BLACK AND WHITE RICE SALAD
Jasmine and black Thai rice
with peas, smoked chicken and
diced red onion

THAI VEGETABLE SALAD
Long beans, baby carrots, mushrooms
and eggplant, marinated in
coconut milk and green curry paste

SPINACH AND BUTTER LETTUCE WITH FRUIT
Organic baby spinach, and chopped
butter lettuce, black mission figs,
strawberries, grapes, balsamic vinegar
and extra virgin olive oil
ORGANIC MIXED GREENS

Entrees
BBQ BEEF BRISKET
Served with a sweet, hot BBQ sauce

RED RICE AND BLACK BEANS
Mexican rice topped with black beans
and steamed broccoli

Sides
CORN ON THE COB
CREAMY MASHED POTATOES
GARLIC BREAD
Sliced sourdough bread, topped with
a spicy garlic butter and parmesan
cheese and baked


LUNCH

Soups DREAMY MUSHROOM….not Vegan
CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Salads
THAI BEEF SALAD
julienne strips of marinated angus beef
lime juice, garlic, fish sauce, cilantro, mint
sesame seeds & sesame oil, chilies. Tamari

MEDITERRANEAN CUCUMBER SALAD
marinated organic English cucumbers, dill, pepperoncini's
red onions,kalamata olives, capers, lemon juice, extra virgin
olive oil, French feta cheese, cherry tomatoes

TUNA CANNELLINI BEAN ANTI PASTO
marinated albacore tuna, cherry tomatoes, red onions, basil
roasted garlic, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, bluelake green
beans, kalamata olives, red wine vinegar

CARROT PISTACHIO LENTIL COUS COUS…..vegan
steamed marinated organic carrots, French lentils, wheat semolina
golden raisins, tomato chutney, English peas, toasted pistachios

VIETNAMESE CAULIFLOWER SALAD….not vegan
steamed organic cauliflower marinated in turmeric, fish sauce, sesame oil
chilies, mint, cilantro, sesame seeds, green cabbage

Entrees
CHICKEN COR DON BLEU
frenched free range chicken breast filled w/ black forest
ham, Swiss cheese,, breaded and baked in the oven
Finished w/ a Sauce Supreme

SANTA CRUZ SURFERS PIE…NOT VEGAN
layers of sautéed organic Swiss chard, cannellini beans, seitan
garlic, fennel, oregano, molasses, mire poix, thyme, baked in the
oven finished w/ mashed potato crust

Sides
WILD RICE PILAF
SAUTÉED HARICOT VERTS

Desserts
New York Cheese Cake, KLP, Mint Julip, Italian Rum Cake
Yellow Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Button


DINNER

Salads
BUTTER LETTUCE AND BEEF
Organic butter lettuce chopped,
with grilled sliced flank steak,
dried cranberries and a
chipotle dressing

SPINACH SALAD
Baby spinach, sun dried tomatoes,
black mission figs, sliced
red onions, mint, crème fraiche,
chives and lemon

MARINATED HARICOTS VERTS
Organic spring, French green beans,
` roasted red peppers, Niciose olives,
yellow teardrop tomatoes, marinated
with balsamic vinegar, anchovies,
garlic, basil and extra virgin olive oil

ORGANIC MIXED GREENS

Entrees
GRILLED THAI CHICKEN THIGHS
Petaluma chicken thighs, marinated in
garlic, ginger, fish sauce, tamari,
sambal and sesame oil,
served with a pan jus

JAPANESE SEVEN SPICE MARINATED TOFU
With a green onion, ginger vinaigrette

Sides
STEAMED BASMATI RICE
THAI MIXED VEGETABLES
Baby carrots, eggplant,
long beans, peas and mushrooms,
sautéed with garlic, ginger,
coconut milk and green curry paste


LUNCH

Soups PAZOLE
SWISS CHARD & LENTILS

Salads
CARROT ALMONDS
shredded organic carrots, green onions, toasted almonds
rice vinegar, red currants, cumin…FAT FREE / VEGAN

PAELLA SALAD
seared sea scallops, prawns, free range chicken, chorizo
English peas, diced tomato, mint, rice vinegar, peppers

OLD FASHION POTATO SALAD
organic red potatoes, red onions, parsley, hard boiled eggs
applewood smoked bacon, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, white
wine vinegar

MINTY ZUCCHINI SALAD
organic zucchini, corn, mint, red onions, chili powder, lime
juice, olive oil……VEGAN

SMOKED SALMON & ASPARAGUS SALAD
marinated hearts of palm,steamed organic asparagus, red onions
Nova Scotia , Dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar

MOROCCAN SALAD
feta cheese, mint, cinnamon, Israeli cous cous, olive oil, red
onions, parsley

Entrees
TURKEY LASAGNA
ground free range turkey thigh meat, simmered in a robust
organic marinara sauce, layered in between sheets of tender pasta
savory blend of ricotta, mozzarella & parmesan cheese

SPINACH LASAGNA
steamed organic spinach folded into a savory blend of ricotta
cheese,mozzarella, parmesan cheese w/ fresh herbs, nutmeg
eggs,layered in between tender sheets of pasta finished w/ a
robust organic marinara sauce

Sides
GRILLED ORGANIC ASPARAGUS

Desserts
Old Fashion Apple Pie, Whoopee Pies, Coconut Layer Cake
Chocolate Midnight Cake, California Fruit Tart

Thursday, May 01, 2003


DINNER

Soups
THAI RED CURRY GRILLED PINEAPPLE DUCK SOUP
SWEET ALMOND GARLIC

Salads
CAESAR WITH GRILLED MUSHROOMS
Chopped romaine lettuce, with
grilled mushrooms and an egg less
Caesar dressing

MOZZARELLA AND TOMATO
Fresh sliced mozzarella,
roma tomatoes, kalamata olives,
red onions, oregano, red wine
vinegar and olive oil
ORGANIC MIXED GREENS

Entrees
GRILLED TRIO OF SAUSAGES
Fresh spicy pork, German veal
and lemon chicken sausages,
BBQ grilled served with two mustards

POTATO MISO GRATIN
Layers of sliced potatoes,
white mushrooms, grilled zucchini,
mushroom miso gravy, topped with
Panko bread crumbs

Sides
ROASTED RED POTATOES
BRAISED RED CABBAGE


LUNCH

Soups SWEET ALMOND & GARLIC BISQUE
RED CURRY DUCK SOUP

Salads
FARFALE PASTA SALAD
al dente pasta blue lake green beans, diced tomato
garlic, shredded parmesan cheese, lemon juice, extra
virgin olive oil, dill

PICKLED JAPANESE CUCUMBERS
sliced organic English cucumbers, pickled ginger, sesame
seeds & sesame oil, brown sugar, tamari, rice vinegar

HONEY MUSTARD TEMPEH SALAD
seared organic tempeh, roasted red peppers, portabella mushrooms
leeks, blue lake green beans, bean sprouts, honey mustard vinaigrette

GREEK SPINACH SALAD
organic baby spinach, roasted red peppers, grilled organic eggplant
julienne red onions, roasted tomato, toasted pistachio nuts, Greek feta
cheese tossed in a Lemony Oregano Vinaigrette

MINTY ZUCCHINI SALAD
julienne organic zucchini, corn, new Mexico chili powder, mint
lime juice, red onions, extra virgin olive oil

WILTED ORGANIC GREENS
lightly steamed organic Swiss chard, sautéed onions, port plumped
sun dried cherries, French feta cheese, extra virgin olive oil

Entrees
CHICKEN ADO BO A LA VELASQUEZ
braised free range chicken w/ garlic, ginger, organic tamari
lime , cider vinegar, spices, hard boiled eggs, grape seed oil
PANS ~IT
boiled glass noodles, sautéed organic carrots, cauliflower,broccoli
achoite paste, chili oil, garlic, ginger, organic tamari,sesame oil

Sides
STEAMED ORGANIC BASMATI RICE
BROCCOLI POLONAISE

Desserts
HAZELNUT MOUSSE CAKE, LEMON BARS, BANANA CREAM PIE
HAWAIIAN DELIGHT, ZUPPER INGLESE CAKE, CHECKERBOARD TORTE


LUNCH

Soups SWEET ALMOND & GARLIC BISQUE
RED CURRY DUCK SOUP

Salads
FARFALE PASTA SALAD
al dente pasta blue lake green beans, diced tomato
garlic, shredded parmesan cheese, lemon juice, extra
virgin olive oil, dill

PICKLED JAPANESE CUCUMBERS
sliced organic English cucumbers, pickled ginger, sesame
seeds & sesame oil, brown sugar, tamari, rice vinegar

HONEY MUSTARD TEMPEH SALAD
seared organic tempeh, roasted red peppers, portabella mushrooms
leeks, blue lake green beans, bean sprouts, honey mustard vinaigrette

GREEK SPINACH SALAD
organic baby spinach, roasted red peppers, grilled organic eggplant
julienne red onions, roasted tomato, toasted pistachio nuts, Greek feta
cheese tossed in a Lemony Oregano Vinaigrette

MINTY ZUCCHINI SALAD
julienne organic zucchini, corn, new Mexico chili powder, mint
lime juice, red onions, extra virgin olive oil

WILTED ORGANIC GREENS
lightly steamed organic Swiss chard, sautéed onions, port plumped
sun dried cherries, French feta cheese, extra virgin olive oil

Entrees
CHICKEN ADO BO A LA VELASQUEZ
braised free range chicken w/ garlic, ginger, organic tamari
lime , cider vinegar, spices, hard boiled eggs, grape seed oil
PANS ~IT
boiled glass noodles, sautéed organic carrots, cauliflower,broccoli
achoite paste, chili oil, garlic, ginger, organic tamari,sesame oil

Sides
STEAMED ORGANIC BASMATI RICE
BROCCOLI POLONAISE

Desserts
HAZELNUT MOUSSE CAKE, LEMON BARS, BANANA CREAM PIE
HAWAIIAN DELIGHT, ZUPPER INGLESE CAKE, CHECKERBOARD TORTE

Wednesday, April 30, 2003


DINNER

Soups
HOT AND SOUR CABBAGE TOFU
BEEF VEGETABLE WITH COUSCOUS

Salads
ARUGULA FIG SALAD
Organic baby arugula, black mission figs,
feta cheese, red onions, croutons,
honey sherry vinaigrette

ENDIVE BAY SHRIMP
Red and yellow endive, bay shrimp,
avocado, corn, cherry tomatoes
candied pecans, chili, citrus,
green onion and olive oil
ORGANIC MIXED GREENS

Entrees
GRILLED PORK CHOPS
Marinated in apple cider vinegar
paprika, mustard, sage, olive oil
served with a brandy sauce

LEMON SCENTED FUSILLI PASTA
With English peas and zucchini

Sides
WHITE BEAN PUREE
MULTI COLORED BABY CARROTS


LUNCH

Soups
BEEF VEGETABLE COUS COUS
HOT & SOUR CABBAGE & TOFU

Salads
MEDITERRANEAN CUCUMBER SALAD
marinated English cucumbers, bluelake green beans, red
onions, dill, lemon juice, garlic, Greek feta cheese, mint
extra virgin olive oil, kalamata olives, capers, roasted red
peppers, pepperoncini's

ARAME SLAW
shredded & marinated red and green cabbage, maple syrup
rice vinegar, sesame oil, green onions, red peppers, black
seaweed

SPRINGTIME SPATZEL SALAD
herbed Austrian dumplings w/ sautéed fennel, dill, shallots
roasted red peppers, green onions, rice vinegar

MUSHROOM & ASPARAGUS ANTI PASTO
steamed domestic mushrooms, organic asparagus, cherry
tomatoes, lemon juice, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, fresh
mozzarella, Italian parsley

DENVER RIBS
slow roasted and marinated Colorado lamb ribs
Served at room temperature w/ a sweet & spicy bbq sauce

CUCUMBER & YOGURT SALAD
shredded organic English cucumbers w/ non fat organic yogurt
cumin, lime juice, cayenne pepper, paprika

EAST INDIAN PEA SALAD
marinated English peas, diced organic carrots, mint, cilantro
ginger, garlic, mustard seeds, fenugreek, chilies, curry powder
cabbage, onions, toasted pine nuts

Entrees
A SIMPLE GRILLED WILD KING SALMON
a California delicacy served w/ a simple brown
butter, parsley & fresh lemons

PASTA PRIMAVERA
al dente fussily pasta w/ English peas, sugar snap peas
bluelake green beans Served w/ a lemon dill scented
cream sauce

Sides
Organic Mashed Potatoes
Organic Steamed Asparagus

Desserts
California Fruit Tarts, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Old Fashion Apple
Pie, Blueberry Pie, Sour Cherry Crumb, lemon Blueberry Bars


DINNER

Soups
DREAMY GARLIC
CHICKEN LAMB BARLEY MUSHROOM

Salads
FUSILLI AND GARBANZO SALAD
Spinach fusilli pasta, garbanzo beans,
kalamata olives, parsley, artichoke hearts,
champagne, vinegar and olive oil

SMOKED TROUT AND FRUIT SALAD
Smoked trout, raisins, blood oranges,
strawberries, mint citrus marinade

ANTS ON A LOG
Celery strips filled with
organic peanut butter,
topped with raisins
ORGANIC MIXED GREENS

Entrees
GRILLED FILET MIGNON
Marinated in red wine, garlic,
rosemary and olive oil, served with
a veal reduction sauce

FENNEL AND MUSHROOM FRITTATA
Sliced fennel and mushrooms,
sautéed with olive oil, garlic,
and white wine cooked in
cream, eggs and goat cheese

Sides
CREAMY MASHED POTATOES
BRAISED SWISS CHARD

Tuesday, April 29, 2003


LUNCH

Soups
CHICKEN ~LAMB ~MUSHROOM BARLEY
DREAMY MUSHROOM BISQUE

Salads
GOLDEN BEETS & FRENCH FETA CHEESE
steamed organic golden beets marinated in a champagne
parsley vinaigrette, shallots, cherry tomatoes, French feta
cheese

OLD FASHION POTATO SALAD
organic red potatoes, applewood smoked bacon, Italian parsley
red onions, hard boiled eggs, Dijon mustard mayonnaise, white wine
vinegar

MOROCCAN ROMAINE SALAD
crisp organic romaine lettuce, cherry tomato, toasted walnuts
French feta cheese, sesame seeds, orange zest, lime juice, extra
virgin olive oil, cumin, mint

VIETNAMESE BEEF SALAD
julienne angus beef, lime juice, mint, cilantro, fish sauce, chili paste
sesame oil, seeds, tamari

NINA'S KIM CHEE
marinated organic napa cabbage, cilantro, chili paste, tamari, green
onions, sesame seeds & oil, rice vinegar, lime juice

CATALAN POTATO SALAD
organic fingerling potatoes, brown lentils, marinated red onions, mint
cumin, bluelake green beans, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic tomato
vinaigrette, toasted almonds

TUNA VERA CRUZ
albacore tuna, lime juice, jalapenos, cilantro, English cucumbers
hot house tomato, marinated red onions, olive oil

Entrees
FRIKKADELLE ~ A SOUTH AFRICAN MEAT LOAF
ground Colorado lamb, ground pork, mint, parsley, carrots
eggs, bread crumbs, garlic, cloves, coriander, milk
Served w/ a Mushroom Miso Gravy

TOFU LENTIL LOAF…vegan
a savory organic blend of tofu, brown lentils, basil, roasted
galric,mire poix, Scottish oats, tamari, almonds
Served w/a Mushroom Miso Gravy

Sides
ORGANIC POTATO & TRUFFLE GRATIN
STEAMED ORGANIC BRUSSELS SPROUTS…not vegan

Desserts
Banana Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, German Chocolate Cake
Old Fashion Apple Pie, Chocolate Midnight Cake


DINNER

Soups
TOMATO BASIL...fat free
ROASTED SHRIMP BISQUE

Salads
WILTED CABBAGE COLESLAW
Red and green cabbage, wilted
with balsamic glazed onions,
cider vinegar and olive oil

ENGLISH CUCUMBER AND SEAFOOD SALAD
Sliced English cucumbers, smoked salmon
and tuna, red onions,
with a pomegranate vinaigrette

ASPARAGUS SALAD
Steamed chopped asparagus, feta cheese,
roasted tomatoes, hard boiled eggs,
crème fraiche, red wine vinegar, garlic
ORGANIC MIXED GREENS

Entrees
GRILLED WHITE SEA BASS
With a red pepper coulis

GARBANZO AND LENTIL STEW
with spinach and chard

Sides
ROASTED GARLIC POTATOES
STEAMED BROCCOLI

Monday, April 28, 2003


LUNCH

Soups
ROASTED SHRIMP BISQUE
TOMATO BASIL….fat free

Salads
FRENCH FETA & RUBY GRAPES SALADS
toasted organic almonds, Meyer lemon zest, mint , Italian
parsley, cinnamon, garlic, red currants, red ruby seedless grapes
extra virgin olive oil, French feta cheese, leeks

FIERY TOFU &N MUSHROOM SALAD….vegan
organic mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, roasted domestic mushrooms
Asian style chili paste, organic tofu, tamari, ginger, sesame oil, green onions

TUNA NICOISE SALAD
albacore tuna, roasted tomatoes, haricot verts, heard boiled eggs, capers
kalamata olives, fingerling potatoes, organic mixed greens, lemon vinaigrette

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM PIZZAS
roasted organic portabella mushrooms, organic marinara sauce, shredded parmesan
cheese

BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES
steamed & marinated Castroville artichokes , filled w/ a savory cracker
crumb and herb stuffing , finished w/ shredded parmesan cheese

GRILLED THAI CHICKEN SATE
marinated free range chicken tenderloins , spicy Thai peanut marinade
Served w/ a Thai peanut vinaigrette

PICKLED JAPANESE CUCUMBERS...vegan
sliced organic English cucumbers, tamari, ginger, brown sugar, rice vinegar
sesame seeds

Entrees
SLOW ROASTED BERKSHIRE PORK
Served w/ a Savory Pork Jus

MUSHROOMS COBBLER
morels, domestic, chanterelles, mire poix & love
baked in a puff pastry crust

Sides
HERBED SPATZEL
BRAISED RED CABBAGE

DESSERTS
Chocolate Pecan Pie, Brownies, Cookies, Magic Bras

Friday, April 25, 2003


LUNCH

Soups
NEW ENGLAND STYLE CLAM CHOWDA
SPICY BEANS & GREENS…VEGAN

Salads
OLD FASHION POTATO SALAD
steamed organic red potatoes, diced red onions, chopped
Italian parsley, hard boiled organic eggs, sodium nitrate free
applewood smoked bacon, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, white
wine vinegar, kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper

ITALIAN STYLE VEGETABLE PRIMAVERA SALAD
roasted organic eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red
bell peppers, red onions, nicoise olives, oregano, basil, diced
tomato, haricot verts, extra virgin olive oil, golden raisins

VIETNAMESE CAULIFLOWER SALAD
marinated organic cauliflower, napa cabbage, mint, cilantro
turmeric, sesame seeds & oil, fish sauce, ginger, chilies, garlic
green onions

A SIMPLE TOMATO & CUCUMBER SALAD
batons of organic English cucumbers, roma tomatoes, oregano
garlic, lemon juice, red onions, extra virgin olive oil

Entrees
GRILLED RIB EYE STEAKS OF ANGUS BEEF
Served w/ a bleu cheese port wine butter
Finished w/ a Port Wine Veal Jus

VEGETABLES AL FORNO
a roasted medley of organic vegetables, fingerling
potatoes, roasted red peppers, fennel, domestic mushrooms
eggplant, kalamata olives. Finished w/ roasted garlic tomato
based sauce, fresh herbs, shredded parmesan cheese & bread
crumbs

Sides
ORGANIC POMME FRITS
BRAISED ORGANIC SWISS CHARD

Desserts
New York Cheese Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Lemon Poppy seed
Cake, Pecan Shortbread, Pumpkin Pie, German Chocolate Cake
Lemon Zips