And only 4 out of the whole group were actual vegans! Cool friends I have, eh? It wasn't even my idea. Here's documentation of everyone's adventures in vegan cooking. Don't mind my yellowed photos. I tried to color correct, but they were unbelievably yellow, even after I adjusted my white balance. No clue why.
bean salad by susie
Susie couldn't even stay to eat anything, and she still brought something! Lovely bean salad with lots of crunchy red onions and mango, if I recall correctly.
black bean potstickers with pineapple salsa
Made by the fabulous Ruth and Ben. Ruth has experience in vegetarian cooking, and it shows. She totally rocks out some awesome food now and then. These were no exception! Spicy and salty and with just the right amount of sweet. I could have scarfed these all night.
mini sausages and sundried tomato-basil pesto sauce
Michael and I made this stuff. As usual, I adapted Vegan Dad's sausage recipe (this time only adding 1 tsp of fennel seeds, and adding a tsp of dried basil). Did you know you can get 32 mini sausages out of that? Now you do. The pesto sauce was rehydrated sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt. They paired nicely, I thought. Everyone seemed to like 'em. You can't go wrong with sausages.
felafel by shannon
Who doesn't like felafel? I love it, that's for sure.
couscous, also by shannon
Nice and salty, with a kick of curry. I cannot get enough couscous in my life, which is good, because there were two kinds!
couscous by allison, bruschetta by lauren
Allison's couscous had a more Mexican edge, and was equally wonderful. Lauren's bruschetta was bangin', fresh, and tasty!
sweet/regular mashed potatoes, red beans n rice
By Kristy! Those potatoes were so good. And the beans and rice. I was so spoiled, you guys!
roasted asparagus, red beans and rice again
I think Kristy might have made this asparagus as well. It was tender and delicious.
Also by Kristy. This was seriously the best banana bread I have ever eaten in my life. I'm sad because I only had room in my tummy for a little bite of it, and forgot to steal a piece to eat later. Another vegan couple (they exist here!) came later and brought a super creamy and fabulous mac n cheeze, but I didn't get a picture of it. Take my word that it was beautiful and yummy though.
Aren't my friends the best? There was very little complaining about the lack of meat ;)
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