Sunday, December 14, 2008
L.A. Vegan Blogger Potluck!
It's true that I have many things on my figurative plate right now and I should be working on getting them done. However, last night was so amazing that I wanted to share with you as soon as possible. You see, Your Vegan Mom, Foodeater, and I decided to co-host an L.A. vegan blogger potluck at my house. Here's a break-down of who was there and what they brought (I apologize if I didn't properly describe your contribution and/or got something else wrong!):
Your Vegan Mom and her husband: Pear-ginger cocktails
Foodeater: Thai appetizers made of rice, peanuts, and taro root and rice (I think), banana, and black beans (these resembled tamales)
Quarrygirl's Miss Anthrope and Mr. Meaner: Chocolate chip cheesecake, vegan Doritos, and spinach (oops, thought it was cilantro!) dip
JennShaggy of Veganize It, Don't Criticize It: Vegan brisket and vegan jelly donut Twinkies
Sunny of Vegan Beauty Review and her husband: So Delicious ice cream and popcorn
Liz of Yo Soy: Pate from Veganomicon with tiny toasts
Alix of Cute and Delicious and her boyfriend: Mini panini filled with white bean spread, mushrooms, and (I think) spinach
Lex of Vegan-LA.com and his girlfriend: Baked or broiled (I forgot to ask their method) ravioli with marinara dipping sauce
The Vegan Collection's Kevin & his girlfriend: Cinnamon rolls
I made Twice Spiced Ginger Cookies from the upcoming Sweet Freedom cookbook:
and Potato-Parsnip Latkes (oil-free!) that I adapted* from The Candle Cafe Cookbook's Mini Potato Latkes recipe:
I can hardly wait until next time!
* I omitted the onion and substituted 2 large parsnips, added 1 teaspoon of sage, went with the applesauce rather than flax egg option, used spelt flour, and made them on my non-stick electric griddle. My mix started to pool liquid, so I strained it again part-way through the prep time and just left the mix in the colander instead of in a bowl. These are probably the first latkes I've ever liked!