About a month ago, my friend Nick suggested a Vegan Food Swap night in which a few of our culinarily-inclined friends would get together and split up dishes so we'd each have leftovers to last several days. Not really a potluck, just a food trade.
We gathered at my house on Thursday night (after American Idol, of course!) to dole out the servings. Here's the group (from left to right) — Me, Stephanie, Hart, and Nick:
I made the BBQ Tempeh Pizza that's going in my cookbook:
It was okay, but I'm going to tweak the recipe to include more barbecue sauce. And I want a thicker crust.
Hart brought what he called a Carrot Souffle:
When he first signed up to bring vegan souffle, I balked. Everybody knows you can't make a vegan souffle! But turns out, it was more of a casserole. It was sweet and carrot-y and full of goodness.
Nick brought a huge batch of his Veggie Pate:
This is filled with all kinds of nuts and mushrooms and veggies. It's perfect for sandwiches, but I've been eating it by itself, like stuffing. Yum, yum!
Stephanie (Poopie Bitch) totally outdid herself with this amazing Veggie Meatloaf:
So comforting. And I'd been craving "meat" loaf lately, so it couldn't have come at a better time. She also went beyond the call of duty and brought these cute little White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter Cuppies:
And some kick-ass Whole Wheat Beer Bread:
Our first swap was a huge success. Thanks to my talented friends, I've had plenty of leftovers to get me through the weekend. And that means I haven't had to cook a thing! I'm pretty sure we'll be making this a monthly event.