This is my BFF Sheridan:
She's been vegetarian for several years, but she and her partner Drew made the vegan plunge this past New Year's. Now those crazy kids are getting hitched, and Sheridan held one of her two wedding showers this past Saturday in Jonesboro, Arkansas. All those prezzies around her turned out to be awesome-ass cookware and dinnerware.
Since I'm a bridesmaid, I co-hosted with friends Liz and Brittany. Neither of them are vegan, so my mom and I split the food duties. My mom's not vegan either, but she is an excellent vegan cook! She made these Tofutti Cream Cheese Pinwheels with black olives, pecans, and green onions all rolled up into tortillas:
And she whipped up this Ramen Noodle Slaw — a delicious mix of cabbage, crunchy Ramen noodz, sesame oil, almonds, and some other stuff:
She also made these Mexican Wedding Cookies, sweet balls of toasted coconut and crunchy cookie, rolled in powdered sugar:
I brought Black Olive Hummus from Veganomicon:
And Muhammara from The Vegan Table. If you've never tried this roasted red pepper and walnut spread, you're missing out. I make it for parties all the time. We ate this with crackers:
And finally, I brought this Red Velvet Cake from Kittee's Papa Tofu zine. It was my first time trying this recipe, but it turned out great. Moist and it held together quite well. I opted for buttercream over a traditional cream cheeze frosting because it would have taken a lot of expensive-ass Tofutti to cover this layer cake:
Liz made this super-awesome punch with pink lemonade, Sprite, and sparkling grape juice. It typically has red wine instead of grape juice, but Sher's mom is a teetotaler:
As I mentioned earlier, almost all of Sheridan's gifts were kitchen items — fancy dinnerware, everyday dinnerware, and cooking stuff. I got her a set of four Vegan Dish cereal bowls from Etsy:
I was tempted to keep the Vegan Dish bowls for myself, but that would have been mean!