I'm no fan of babies. I prefer kittens and puppies. But I'm pretty sure my friend Stephanie's (a.k.a. Poopie Bitch) vegan baby will be pretty cool. Vegan babies are way better than the regular kind. Since she's having a cool baby, I hosted a baby shower at my house on Saturday. I cross-stitched a piece that expressed exactly how I feel about babies:
Although Stephanie can't drink right now, I wasn't about to throw a party without booze. All of us non-preggo folks sipped on these Baby Aspirin cocktails (coconut rum, triple sec, grenadine, orange juice and pineapple juice):
We also snacked on some delicious Edammame Hummus with pita chips:
This recipe is featured for May in Sarah Kramer's Go Vegan 2010 wall calendar. But it can also be found in La Dolce Vegan. Good, good stuff! Probably one of my top five favorite hummus recipes.
I also created a new cookbook recipe for the occasion — Butter Bean Bruschetta:
Toasted baguette slices are topped with a butter bean spread, tomato, avocado, red onion, and fresh basil.
And I whipped up some vegan "Save the Pigs" in a Blanket:
For these, I wrapped Lightlife Smart Dogs in my own recipe for butter soymilk biscuit dough.
And it wouldn't be a proper party without cupcakes! Since Stephanie is the cake queen, she brought over a batch of her famous Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache:
Thankfully, I have a few of these leftover to munch on for the next few days. Besides eating, we played some lame baby shower games, and then Stephanie got to open presents. She got lots of great gifts for the baby, including these awesome books (from Lindsey) to prepare her for raising the kid to be a proper vegan — Vive le Vegan by Dreena Burton and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids.
The kid is due in July. Steph and Richard are waiting until the baby pops out to find out the its gender. I'm voting for "girl" although I have a feeling that it's gonna be a boy.
On a completely different note, my boyfriend Paul just asked me to ask all of y'all to send his dad some positive healing energy. His dad went to the hospital today after either a series of seizures or a mild heart attack ... the doctors aren't sure which it was yet. Thanks guys! Positive energy is much appreciated.