My friend Stephanie (Poopie Bitch) turned 30 on Friday, and she planned an Alice In Wonderland-themed tea party to celebrate on Saturday. I signed up to bring the finger sandwiches. And since I was going to dress as the Queen of Hearts, I made some surprise cookies with heart-shaped cut-outs. And then Stephanie called on Saturday morning to say that she had the flu, and she'd have to cancel the party. Poor Stephanie!
Luckily, I already had another party to attend that was scheduled to happen before Stephanie's. So I brought my food there instead. Food Awareness, our local vegetarian group, met on Saturday just after lunch for a screening of Food Inc. I brought my Cucumber & Cream Cheeze Sandwiches:
These were made with cucumbers marinated in rice vinegar, mirin, and a pinch of evaporated cane juice. The cream cheeze is Tofutti.
I also made some Tofu & Olive Eggless Salad Sandwiches using a recipe from my upcoming cookbook:
And I made these Adorable Bleeding Heart Sandwich Cookies from the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur:
These cookies were incredible! The cookie part were ultra-soft sugar cookies and they were sandwiched together with buttercream and strawberry preserves. So far, the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur has been a huge hit!
The film screening wasn't a potluck, but one of our members Amy also brought a dish — this amazing Orange "Chicken" Paella:
She used vegan chicken strips, and the rice had a really strong orange flavor. So tasty. In addition, we had Thai coconut soup, a lentil spinach stew, and lots of snacky foods. Here's a picture of my plate filled with cashews, soy nuts, my sandwiches, Amy's rice, carrots, hummus, and chips: