Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The All-You-Can-Grab Buffet

Here's my contribution to the housewarming that we went to on the weekend. VWAV's Tofu Dill Salad Sammiches:

As Sarah described, as soon as they hit the buffet table they were being gobbled up by the obviously starving omni crowd. This wasn't the venue for extolling the virtues of vegan food, it was the kinda time and place where you grabbed what you could and growled at anyone who looked longingly at your plate. The omnis didn't even use plates, so the vegans had to forage for what they could.

Considerably less attractive than Sarah's stellar dessert were the Pumpkin Pie Brownies that I made.

But I really enjoyed the pumpkin-chocolate combo - the spicy pumpkin really set off the rich chocolate base.

For my Vwav challenge, we had One Night in Bangkok (well, two) - I made both the Brooklyn Pad Thai and the Thai Green Curry;

(The pad thai photos got lost in cyberspace. Or camera space. There's only one terribly blurry photo left. I won't make you dizzy.)

I went with tamarind in the pad thai sauce vs the lime juice. I think next time I'll try half of each, for extra extra flavour. I really liked the dish. For the curry, I'll throw in more veggies next time, like broccoli and maybe carrots. Thai restaurants always serve those fancy-cut carrots. I don't know how to do that.


Veg*Triathlete said...

Mmm! Those sandwiches look delicious! I don't know why the recipe's never grabbed my attention before now - it's the power of a picture, I guess! Good for you for making sure to fill your plates. I hate that about omni potlucks - you have to make sure to get some of what you brought or else you'll be stuck picking bits of bacon off whatever salad is left...

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Kati said...

Whoa - you ladies have an awesome new header - I love it! Food looks excellent, too.