Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24

On Saturday night, I joined chefs Ryan and Lindsey for an International Affair Gone Vegan!

 

 

Thanks to Foodbuzz, these lovely ladies were selected to prepare a seven course vegan meal for other area bloggers to enjoy.

 

The Attendees:

  • Lindsey and her husband, Ross
  • Ryan and her boyfriend, Evan
  • Caitlin and her husband, Kristien
  • Angela and her husband, Eric
  • Me and my friend, Mark
  • Meghann
  • Ashley and her boyfriend, David
  • Katy W. and her husband, Lucas
  • Katy H. and her husband, Adam
  • Evan’s brother’s fiancee, Dana
  • Kelly and her boyfriend, Anthony

 

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It was Mark’s first time at a “blogger event” so I warned him about the crowd and the fact that everyone would be camera/photo crazy. He didn’t seem to mind! (Note the fact that Mark is NOT wearing a helmet like in every other photo.) 

 

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Bring on the food!

 

First Course: An Italian appetizer of Tomato Basil Bread Crostini with a Bruschetta consisting of tomato, basil, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, cannellini beans and a sweet balsamic reduction.

 

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This may have been my favorite! I went back for seconds…

 

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Second Course: An African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

 

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I need this recipe, stat!

 

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Third Course: A French vegan version of a Nicoise Salad.

 

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It had green beans, potatoes, olives, and tempeh. This was the first time that I have had tempeh that I actually liked it! Maybe I cooked it wrong before?

 

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Fourth Course: A simple palate cleanser of a Moroccan Mint Sorbet with coconut water, coconut milk, lime and fresh mint.

 

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Fifth Course: Mexican Vegan Tamales with Masa and a Black Bean, Salsa Verde, Corn and Green Chiles Filling

 

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Sixth Course: Jamaican Jerk Seitan with raw Plaintain Chips

 

(Somehow, I missed a picture of it.  I borrowed these two from Angela!)

 

Seventh Course: An All American, Vegan and Raw classic dessert of S’mores (Pure2Raw twins recipe!).

 

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Then, a secret dessert came out… a birthday cake for Katy H!!

 

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Lindsey made her top secret vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe in cake form. It was pretty epic!

 

Everyone seemed to have a great time! The boys chatted about homebrewing beer, and the girls discussed future marathons. Typical.

 

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It was fun to finally meet Angela and her husband after reading her blog for quite a while.

 

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Ashley brought Bondi Band samples for everyone to try. Mine says, “Will Run for Beer!” I can’t wait to try it out when it gets colder!

 

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Thank you,  FOODBUZZ! And a big thank you to Ryan and Lindsey for sharing a wonderful vegan meal with us! Who knew that vegan food was so awesome!?

 

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It was EPIC.

 

❤ MegaNerd

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