Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Last night, to celebrate New Year's Eve, I helped friends prepare a delicious feast of vegan and gluten-free fare for their party. Cooking all day was a delight, as was enjoying the looks on peoples' faces when they realized just how amazing vegan and gluten-free food really can be. I found all my recipes in The Vegan Table, a lovely book full of vegan entertaining foods.

Eggplant Caponata

Purple Potatoes with Cashew Cream

Zucchini Cakes

Our spread; the hosts also made an amazing smoked nut spread, a rice chex/cashew/pretzel mix, mushroom poppers, a relish tray full of pickled goods, and a delicious chestnut pate. Additionally, the hosts served a unique drink in champagne flutes: apricot brandy, pear nectar, and champagne. Yum. We also served sliced sourdough bread from New Cascadia Traditional, and used brown rice snaps for the dips and spreads.

Happy New Year, everyone! Hopefully, you entered the first day of 2010 with as much of a bang as I did. I think this is going to be a fantastic year, and a great start to a new [!!] decade.

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Hooray for wonderful vegan delights and ringing in the new year with friends! Those purple potatoes were amazing.


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