Monday, May 11, 2009

La fiesta vegana

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.

16 comments:

Cindy said...

The carambola looks very cute in your sangria! It must have been a great meal, even if the party was smaller than you expected.

urban vegan said...

OLE!

Looks muy bueno, Theresa. Wish I could taste it all.

I'm Philippa O said...

that's a shame so many people bailed, but it looks like you two had a great meal and a fun time

steph said...

OOOH that all looks great!

Anonymous said...

Maybe I shouldn't have read your post right before lunch. I'm dying for something to eat now... I think you should post your information on http://www.rawpeople.com/?utm_source=A&utm_medium=B&utm_campaign=C so others can enjoy.

DJ said...

Looks fantastic - I'm especially digging the sangria and mexican chocolate cake (who'd have thought?)...

Gina said...

Sounds like a fun night!! I love Mexican food, but I so rarely make it :)

Amy said...

Nom nom nom!!!!!

Bianca said...

Yummy! All that sour cream and guac makes me hungry!

Mike K said...

The sangria looks lovely - can't beat pairing red wine with fresh fruit. The enchiladas sound nummy too, especially with guac and vegan sour cream - sounds like a great meal.

Vegetation said...

Yum! With food like that I bet those people who didn't come are kicking themselves now!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Yum! I need to get that cookbook, everything looks awesome!

LK said...

Enchiladas and cornbread!! YUM!

the little one said...

That was so nice of you to host such a wonderful vegan meal! Too bad more folks didn't show. They missed out!

Vaala said...

I love your last comment...yeah, would be nice. At least I have very accommodating friends and family always up for the challenge. Everything looks so delicious especially your leftovers lunch...man I love leftovers!

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