I made Kittee's no-bake strawberry pie for a vegan potluck today. It was the easiest thing I've probably ever made that had such a strong flavor payoff. I went the extra-easy route and used a premade pie crust by Wholly Wholesome.
Save your fork...there's pah!
I took another easy route for my other dish, which is an adapted version of a salad my dad used to make. It's a creamy broccoli cauliflower salad, and it's great cold for picnics and such.
John's Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Serves about 4
1 large head of broccoli
1 large head of cauliflower
1 small red onion, chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds or cashew pieces
1/3 cup Vegenaise
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp plain soy milk
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Cut broccoli and cauliflower into bite sized florets, and wash thoroughly. In a medium sauce pan with a lid, gently steam the florets in a small amount of water over medium heat until the broccoli is bright green.
Drain the florets, and run cold water over them to cool. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the Vegenaise, soy milk, and lemon juice. Add the garlic and parsley, and stir to combine. In a large bowl, toss together the florets with the dressing, coating every piece. Don't be too rough with the florets, or they may break apart. Use your hands if you need to! Gently stir in the onions, and top with slivered almonds or cashew pieces.
Chill the salad for a few hours before serving.
Man, how I love me some vegan potlucks. So much good food shows up at these things! I'm still crashing from the sugar of three (!) cupcakes and some pineapple upside down cake.(Why's it upside down!?)
Delicious cake courtesy of Dulce Vegan:
Idalys & Howell
Ashley & Armando, the potluck masterminds:
Lori from Pleasantly Plump Vegan made the favorite of the day, a wicked mac & cheeze.
Cute Becky from Glue & Glitter came with her friend Lori. She made a delicious dipping sauce with tempeh cubes.
Laura from Eden in the Kitchen was there, as sweet as pie. I don't remember what dish she made, although everything was so delicious!
Mmmm...chick o stick cupcakes...
The last pink lemonade cuppie:
Good times, good times.