Sunday, August 12, 2007

Houston Vegan Potluck

That's right, you read the title correctly. A vegan potluck in Houston! When I first became vegan I thought I might be the only one in the city, but there are actually quite a few of us. The Houston vegan meetup group hosted a potluck last night at a gracious member's home. There was a wonderful variety of vegan food and it was a good time chatting with other Houston vegans. Here is a peak at plate #1:



The food includes (from the left): chickpea patty (which I brought, see below), Ethiopian food with injera bread, veggie sushi, mini-sandwich with hummus and deli "meat", three different kinds of tofu, and beans with veggies dogs. I gobbled up all the food and went for seconds, which included a Santa Fe green chile casserole and General Tao's tofu. Yum!! Here's plate #2:

And of course, who can resist vegan desserts. Here are the desserts I sampled, a vegan cheesecake, some kind of tart (must find out, it was delish), and chocolate cake. I was stuffed by the end of the night.



Here are the dishes I contributed, including Moroccan Chickpea Patties from Vive Le Vegan, served with Sesame Mustard Tahini Sauce. These were delicious and I thought the spices added a unique flavor, we will definitely be making them again. I also brought the Maple-Mustard-Glazed Potatoes and String Beans from VWAV that I've blogged about before. Love those, they are the perfect potluck food.



And of course I had to bring a dessert. I tried out Vivacious Vegan's recent post, the Best Vegan Brownies Ever. I have to say I must agree with the name! I used pecans instead of walnuts and topped them with some powdered sugar. They disappeared from the plate very quickly, a good thing because I'm trying (regardless of the dessert plate you saw) to cut back on sweets since this past week full of cupcakes.



The evening was a great experience. I can't wait for my next vegan potluck (which I think will be in September!), it is such a nice way to discover new types of food, share recipes, and meet new people.

11 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

that's so great that you got to attend a vegan potluck in Houston of all places, haha - that would be so much fun; and the food looks great!! especially those brownies that you brought - I saw the recipe on Vivacious Vegan's blog when she posted it the other day, and wow do they look enticing :0) Here's to more vegan potlucks!!

Vegan*asm said...

Yay! I'm so glad the potluck went well. It looks like there was alot of really great food. Did someone actually make ethiopian food? Or was it from Blue Nile? Either way, yumm! Those brownies look so moist and awesome.

bazu said...

How wonderful! There's nothing more fun than getting together with other vegans- I've met so many awesome Syracuse people that way. Everything looks good, but I can't stop staring at the Ethiopian food (with injera!) and your chickpea patties. Yum.

springsandwells said...

oh cool!
our santa cruz branch of vegan meetup is having a pot luck at the end of the month and I am really looking forward to it. I hope it's as yummy as yours was!
:) Amey

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Those brownies look amazing! and I have had thoughts of starting up a local vegan potluck club -- I'm a bit jealous of all these gatherings I read about. Thanks for sharing your experience! :)

Johanna3 said...

What a great experience.

thanks for comment at my blog.

Emmie said...

I wish I could attend a vegan potluck here in Sweden. All the food looks great (and I am drooling especially over those brownies) and I want to hang out with veg people too!

One day I'll have a bookcafe filled with fantastic vegan and vegetarian cookies, cakes and sandwiches and then my days will be filled with meeting fellow veggies and enjoying life.

Vegan Yummies said...

everything looks delicious! how great you got to go to a potluck and meet other cool vegans!

KleoPatra said...

SO much great food SO little time. Wow, i am very envious, but more than that, totally happy you partook in this event. AWEsome!!!

Vivacious Vegan said...

I'm so glad you liked the brownies! I'm addicted and I seriously have to stop making them. It's not healthy to eat brownies every single day. Aaaaggh!

Celine said...

yum!!! I have to move to Houston. :D