Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th & 5th of July activities

Last weekend was a busy one. On the 4th, I went to potluck #1, ate a bunch of delicious food, chatted w/ Tofu Mom about barbie. Our conversation on barbie is not finished, but hey it's barbie!

This pic was a bit of an afterthought, but you get the idea, picnic table full of vegan goodness. We brought drinks, cookies and rice krispie squares using Dandies marshmallows. They were good, though the krispies I used were a bit healthy tasting. Then I rushed home, made food for potluck #2, hung out w/ the doggies, then went to potluck #2. I made the black soybean sushi that's on the blue plate (contains tortillas, sushi spiced blackbean mix, cabbage, nori, cucumber, red pepper, carrot) using a recipe from Lorna Sass' The New Vegan Cookbook. The bowl on the plate contains a nut mix from trader joes that has lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, hot peppers, a bunch of nuts.

Damn! I just realized that I never got a piece of cornbread. This pic was taken early on. It was jam packed w/ food an hour later.
The condiment and baked beans table.
On the 5th, I went to the Seattle Beerfest. It was the last day of the fest, so a lot of the beers had sold out. No fears, I had done my homework and knew which were vegan. This is yours truly w/ sweaty hair pulled back. I tend to melt in the sun and it was a scortcher.

I'm not looking very lovingly at this beer because it fell in the kombucha style beer category. No, there isn't a Kombucha beer out there, but some certainly taste like it. The green thing in my mouth is a Skittle. They are now vegan in the US (just look under the ingredients for the words "gelatain free". Not all of them say it yet because most stores still have old stock).


Kobie relaxing knowing that the perimeter is secure.
If he slacks off too much, then the deer will come out and party. Which is what they did in this photo when he was at the vet a while back. And those deer raise a ruckus when they crank up the tunes, guzzle beer, then have burping contests - or is that me?


Tara said...

Wow, two potlucks in one day! Your food looks great, and that sushi recipe is interesting!
I'm always happy to see a pic of Kobie (or the cats)! I've been doing a happy dance ever since I discovered skittles were going gelatin-free! Now if starbursts would just get with the program....

For the Love of Guava said...

haha... skittles and beer???

as if you weren't already my hero...

p.s. let's have a potluck... or you know cook dinner for me!!! :) hehe...

wingraclaire said...

I've heard the expression "beer and skittles," but never knew someone who actually had both at the same time!

That black bean sushi stuff looks awesome. If I weren't here with a cat sitting on my lap I'd go look and see whether the OLD Lorna Sass cookbook has that recipe. If it doesn't, I'd better go and get the new one!

Just returned from our food co-op's annual membership meeting - had a toferky brat and potato salad with Andrea :) She told me you had a new post.... news travels fast!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Hey! I've been thinking more on the Barbie thing... got a few months 'till I need to have it finalized though, so it's all good.

And your black bean thingys look really interesting and REALLY GOOD!

Hahahaha, I have to laugh, my potluck picture looks about the same, I didn't post it 'cause everything was mostly finished so you couldn't see the yummy food. But then, we KNOW what was in all those bowls and such, so I guess I should have posted it anyway!

Good to see you again girl!

Sal - AlienOnToast said...

that sushi sounds really interesting!

i hope one day skittles will be vegan here too! I miss them.

beastmomma said...

Sounds like you had quite the yummy day. In your pictures, you have a hip and happening aura about you. It is very cool!

Rose said...

ooo is that all vegan food!? im soooo jelous!!
Thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog :)
A mad tea party would certainly be fun for a fundraiser.


Felicity said...

The potlucks sound like a lot of fun.

Over here, Skittles is a game that you play in a pub. If you drank vegan beer whilst playing, I guess that would be vegan Skittles, lol.