The menu from Cafe Gratitude

My husband, Lee, is an unapologetic foodie. Particularly a California foodie. He brought home a menu from one of his pilgrimages from Cafe Gratitude that I loved, not just for the food it featured, but for the concepts of the dish names. I thought about how clever it was to think about food this way, and how much fun it would be to make dishes for the food. There’s a class project in there somewhere. Menu online here.

A sample:

Food image from Cafe Gratitude

Curry wrap image from Cafe Gratitude

Cooked Specialties
I AM GROUNDED
Garlic-roasted organic potatoes topped with spicy cashew nacho cheese   6

I AM VIBRANT
Seasonal greens sauteed with garlic and pumpkin seeds  7 .5

I AM ACCEPTING
Steamed local brown rice tossed with kale, cucumber, avocado, nori, scallions, basil, cilantro and sesame-ginger sauce   12.75

I AM TRUSTING
A handmade corn tamal made with stone-ground heirloom masa and butternut squash.   Served with salsa verde, black beans and spicy Mexican coleslaw    11.5

I AM EXTRAORDINARY
Our BLT with sauteed maple coconut bacon, romaine lettuce, sliced tomato and avocado.  Served with spicy chipotle aioli on an organic wheat bun   11.5