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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sunday Funday!

This past Sunday was filled with snow flurries, tasty food, and beautiful friends. In case you haven't read some of my past posts about Kansas City's Sustainability Sundays. Basically, every Sunday my friend, Dane, and I serve up vegan, locally-grown food from our houses--underground restaurant style--and talk about sustainability. It. is. awesome. We have great people come out to eat and support the cause! I serve lunch and Dane serves up dinner, so we each get a break from cooking for one meal. It's a good thing.

There was even a special guest at my lunch this week: Miss V from the blog Miss V's Vegan Cookbook! She is another KC vegan blogger, but you've probably already checked out her blog. If not, then you should!!! I was so glad to have her join in the food and festivities! Yay Miss V!

Lunch this week was one of my favorite meals: Arepas! These plump little tortilla-like cakes are stuffed with black beans, fried plantains, and Latina Shredded Seitan (actually a tester for Terry Hope Romero's Vegan Latina cookbook!). I served them with Garlic-Lime Braised Local Greens and avocado. So, so flavorful and goooooood.Dessert was suuuuper exciting....because it was the first recipe I have made from Isa and Terry's Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar!!!!!! I was so excited to get this cookbook and I was NOT disappointed! At all! I made the Spiced Sweet Potato Blondies and let me just tell you that these are perfect. There's really no other way to say it. I even got to use local sweet potatoes in them! yeah! Everyone was sooo in love with these! I used walnuts and vegan butterscotch chips in mine, and served them with a lil' scoop of So Delicious vanilla ice cream! omg.omg.omg.For dinner, Dane served up Peanut Noodles with Broccoli, and some fresh cucumber. Sweet, salty, spicy, and awesome! Dessert wasn't photographed, aka I forgot, was also fresh and tasty...chocolate-peanut butter dipped pineapple! What a treat!On another note, I just have to rave about a sandwich I put together last week, what I am deeming The Thanksgivingwich!!! This fantastic monster of a sandwich was full of all my Thanksgiving leftovers: sliced Seitan Faux Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Creamy Onion Gravy, and Sauteed Greens, all between locally-made Farm to Market Bread! Heaven in a sandwich for suuuure. Now if I had only saved some stuffing to pile on it....nah, too much. :)

8 comments:

veggievixen said...

OMG i've been wanting to try those sweet potato blondies ever since the book arrived on my doorstep. seemed too good to be true. thanks for proving me wrong.

nora said...

This is maybe the best post ever. Those arepas look phenomenal, though I've never had one before. But with plantains and black beans you can't go wrong! And those blondies are the one thing I really wanna make from the book! Your T-giving leftover sandwich reminds me of Ross's in that one Friends episode :)

Laura said...

haha YES! the moistmaker!! that's where i got the idea!! i should have added that special third piece of gravy-soaked bread! haha

Jane said...

I have to say that those fried plantains are addictive. They just might be my new favorite food!

miss v said...

everything was absolutely delicious, laura! thank you so much for inviting me - it was totally the highlight of my weekend.

both the arepas and the blondies blew my taste buds away!

Laura said...

yay miss v! i'm glad you liked it!
i hope to see you on saturday at 1 for some more tasty goodness (i'm changing the dinners to saturday instead of sunday! hope you can still make it!!)

Bianca said...

I wish I could make it to Missouri for Sustainability Sundays! It sounds like the best time ever (and the best food)!. Those aprepa things look delightful, and I MUST get the cookie book.

I made Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches too, but didn't even think to add my greens! I just used Field Roast, cranberry sauce, and dressin. But the greens would have been a nice addition.

Sweta said...

These look SO good-you have a nice treasure chest of awesome recipes!!!