Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 7: Thanksliving Potluck!!

Today was our big Third Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck! It is one of our most anticipated yearly potlucks with awesome traditional Thanksgiving food, all made vegan! Not only does it show that Thanksgiving can be delicious and satisfying without the Turkey, it's also a great early treat for vegans who will be home in front of a carcass in a few weeks. I feel like I'm missing a bunch of pictures that I could have sworn I'd taken, but this is a good sampling of our delicious feast!


Homemade Chex Mix - Multigrain squares, rice Chex, Pretzels, Breadsticks, mixed nuts, and bagel chips all toasted with EB and spices and veg Worcestershire sauce!

Super omni-fied Spinach and Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl

Crock Cheese Trifecta!! Smokey, with facon bits, Original, and Herb

Seitan Turkey Loaf

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Stuffing with Veggies and Gardein "Beef" Tips

Mac & Cheese

Pumpkin Saag

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Parsnips, and Carrots

Cranberry Sauce

Harvest Fritters. I pretty much invented this. They are really delicious. I'm hoping to post the recipe tomorrow.

Cranberry-Pomegranate Agar Mold with Raspberries and Black Grapes.
This really needs a PSA. Pretty, right? Rubber. Absolute Rubber. Inedible. The instructions on the Agar powder said "2 tbsp to 1 pint of liquid - heat for 5 minutes, then refrigerate to set." This yields a rubber ball. But isn't it pretty? Just don't try to eat it.

Oh man, one full counter of food. Some I don't have individual pics of because I feel like it was taken out when I was frying fritters or something. Anyway, the top row is fritters, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, pumpkin saag. The second row is Mac & Cheese, Roasted Veg, Stuffing with Veggies, Green bean Casserole, Seitan. The bottom row is Cranberry sauce, plain stuffing, and maple-mustard potatoes. Not featured (STILL!) is the multiple boats of delicious, delicious gravy.

I also managed not to get pictures of dessert, except for the apple pie I made (and posted the recipe for yesterday), and the Spicy Spritz Cookies I made, which I think I may blog about later in the week... so maybe I'll hold the picture until then!! I am so full. We also had mulled cider. And crackers. And Soyatoo whip. And Chocolate Chip Cookies. And great friends, good conversation, and we all ended with full bellies. I also have lots of dishes to do.


Stef said...

Oh wow, this spread look amazing! Will you please
post recipes of all of the items? Please?

celyn said...

What a spread! I can't believe that's PRE-Thanksgiving. I would love to see the recipe for the fritters and anything else!

Claryn said...

What an amazing spread!! Vegan potlucks are the best. Looking forward to your harvest fritters recipe :)

amymylove said...

wish i was invited!

Jacklyn said...

oh wow! so much good food..what a feast!

canuck in scotland said...

Mega! Mega! Mega! (PS Chex Mix - HA! haven't had that in a while.)

beeps said...

stef - the mac and cheese is the vegan table recipe (yum). crock cheese is the uncheese cookbook. the mashed potatoes were organic potatoes mashed with 3 caramelized onions, EB and salt/pepper. YUM.

that's what i brought/made :)

Anonymous said...

I am confused about the "omni-fied" spinach and artichoke dip?

megatarian said...

"omni-fied" was using junky processed vegan foods to make a dip -- Cali used spinach, artichoke hearts, tofutti herb and chive cream cheese, tofutti sour supreme, and daiya mozzarella! This was compared to Beeps' with tofu and nooch and stuff. It was like the whole foods natural "vegan" version, and the junky processed "omni-fied" version :)

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

All of it looks amazing!

bazu said...

ohai! I miss this spread so much, all the yummy food... mmmm...!