We built our new Green Tidings website, greentidingsmobile.com, last year because we felt like we needed a change. We’ve kept this site running but now we are making a full transition to greentidingsmobile.com. If you are subscribed to this site and are worried that you won’t get email updates with our menus — don’t worry! You’ll still get updates with us. You’ll just be subscribed to greentidingsmobile.com instead. By the end of next semester, we will be posting content exclusively at greentidingsmobile.com.
This menu on the truck we are serving Vegetable Curry, a traditional Indian and Southeastern Asian dish that has intricate layers of spices. Different regions have their own take on the curry base; some use powder and spices while others use a spice paste. Some curry dishes are spiced with leaves from a curry tree but our curry uses Kaffir lime leaves, native to tropical Asia.
Curry dishes can include fish, meat, or poultry with vegetables, but our curry is completely vegetarian. The types of vegetables included are yellow squash, zucchini, rainbow carrots, and green beans. Our curry has a coconut milk base, making it creamy and rich in flavor. The lime leaves, lemongrasss, and ginger give the sauce a citrus flavor. It is served over an Asian rice called Basmati, a Red curry and coconut sauce, and papadum, which is similar to a thin cracker or American chip that is typically made from lentil, rice, or chick pea flour. Stop by the truck this week and next week to try our take on this traditional Indian dish!
Baba ghanoush (pronounced bah-bah, gah-new-shh) is a classic Mediterranean dish served with pita bread. It is typically made with smashed roasted eggplant mixed with onions, tomatoes, and olive oil. But here at Green Tidings we like to change things up a bit.
For our new menu item we decided to replace the eggplant with sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes add a thicker consistency than the traditional baba ghanoush. By adding tahini to the mix, you get a nutty flavor and the fresh lemon juice creates a tart and acidic note. Our baba ghanoush, sprinkled with za’atar seasoning, is served on a freshly toasted baguette and topped with fresh mint and crunchy pistachios.
Make sure by the truck this week to get a taste of the Mediterranean with our delicious version of baba ghanoush!