Sunday, March 03, 2013

Vegan Picnic

For the past few months, a small group of vegans and vegan-curious friends have been getting together on Saturdays to share food. As vegans are wont to do, we usually over-cater, which is followed quickly by over-eating.

Last Saturday about 10 of us met at a park and did it again. The food was really fantastic - too good, really, because I went home and didn't want dinner.

Belinda made sausage rolls, filled with sweet potato and couscous. Very flavourful, and Andy would have called them a good vessel for sauce.

Stevie and Luc made dips, and they brought crackers and chips for dipping into them. The tofutti-based french onion was to die for, and there was a very yummus-hummus, too.

Deborah brought some pizza scrolls that were hard to stop eating.

Sunny brought fantastically-fluffy wholemeal pancakes, and some jam to spread on them.

And I made some Ultimate BBQ tofu, using the recipe from Vegan Dad that I found on the Moody Noodles' blog.

It was worth waving the flies away for all of this delicious food, and good company too.

If you're in Townsville and interested in meeting up, we do this on the last Saturday of each month. Find the details on the Townsville Vegans facebook page.


Kari said...

What a wonderful tradition! And, clearly, some wonderful food - it all looks and sounds fantastic.

Anonymous said...

[ Smiles ] This proves that it is possible to throw a party with only vegan delicacies.

Joey said...

Eating anything outdoors with some good mates automatically makes it taste fantastic! Those pizza scrolls had me drooling in particular...

Hannah said...

Oh, those pancakes make me dream of my late grandma's pikelets served cold with Nuttelex!

urban vegan said...

This looks like fun. ALways interesting to do any kind of pot luck get-together--either al fresco or indoors.

linty said...

Recipe request for the sweet potato/couscous rolls please!

Theresa said...

Says Belinda:

I kind of just made it up as I went along...

2 sheets Puff pastry
4 medium Sweet potato
1/2 cup Couscous
1 tablespoon tahinni
1 tablespoon savory yeast
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
pepper to taste
1/3 cup Soy milk

Cook potato and add hot water to couscous (about one to one with a small glop of butter for taste and pepper. I also added a little paprika to mine). Add tahini, yeast, cumin, coriander and pepper to taste. I added a dash of milk cause it was a bit dry. Cut a sheet of puff pastry in half and spread the mix about an inch thick. Roll them up and give them a light milk wash. Baked for around 30 min, checking and turning half way.

I think that's everything I put in.... maybe....