The online food world is a fun and exciting place. Since starting this jam blog, I’ve come in contact with some amazing chefs and food fanatics. Recently, I received an email from Austin’s own Veggie Chef. Cristina is a total gourmet vegetarian chef who will not only cook you scrumptiously healthy vegetarian meals tailored to your own personal dietary needs and tastes, she will do it in your own kitchen–giving new meaning to the phase “home cooked meal.”
I am really excited about The Veggie Chef’s services because about 9 years back I wanted to do the same sort of thing. But alas, it wasn’t in the stars for me. Another inspirational food endeavor on the web is Alachua’s Govinda’s Dinners to Go. Talk about gourmet food! One of the cooks and organizers of this upscale takeout is Mukhya Dasi, who ran the restaurant in Detroit’s Fisher Mansion and, more recently, owned Mim’s in Sarasota. I ate there once ten years back and have to say, it transcended the strip mall experience strict vegetarians are often relegated to.
I am writing this post on Sunday, but as you are reading it, we are probably at Govinda’s Dinners to Go enjoying the kofta and kachoris slated for the Monday nite menu. Who knows–if we were buying a house in Austin, maybe we would have hired Cristina to cook for us while our kitchen was in transition.