To celebrate le seis de Mayo (or was it a belated cinqo meal?) I decided to host a Mexican vegan potluck for the local vegan group. Unfortunately, the group has been pretty hard to motivate and only a few people RSVPed. Then at the last minute some of those people couldn’t make it, so the potluck turned into dinner at my house with my friend, Mel. We had stacks of fun and way too much food between the two of us. While it would have been nice to have a bigger crowd, it was a good night anyways.
When I was still expecting a few people I made some sangria. Yellowtail red wine with pieces of apple, orange and carambola and topped up with lemonade. I’m sure it wasn’t authentic by any means, but I enjoyed it. Mel was driving so she didn’t imbibe, which meant I got to enjoy it for the next few days.
I had a trio of condiments to have with chips and with our main meal. Salsa, guacamole and ‘Almost Sour Cream’ (from Hot Damn and Hell Yeah).I also made some corn bread, following the recipe from HD&HY, which is probably the best cornbread I’ve ever made. I put the leftovers in the freezer and have been snacking on it since then, and even Andy likes it—he’s a notorious corn bread hater.For dinner I made enchiladas filled with rice and tofu and topped with a tomato-beany sauce. Mel made yummy Spanish rice. Unfortunately I forgot to photo any of our food... but I got a shot of my lunch the next day, topped with sour cream and guac. Not a great picture, but the food was super yummy.
And for dessert, we enjoyed Mel’s Mexican Chocolate Cake. This was seriously good, with a hint of spice and a cinnamon-y kick.
It’s always nice to share a meal with friends, especially when the friend is vegan, too.