Over the past couple of days, I've been sharing pictures from my weekend Vegan Retreat on the Farm in Summertown, Tennessee. The retreat began Friday night with a dinner and went all day Saturday with cooking demonstrations, yoga, and a Farm tour.
On Saturday night, the retreat attendees attended the wedding reception of Rick and Rose at the Farm Community Center.
Rick is a part-time Farm resident, and he used to work for the Book Publishing Company. In fact, he was the first person I met at BPC when he would send me books to review on this blog. Now, the Book Publishing Company is publishing my cookbook, and if it wasn't for me forming a friendship with Rick, I might have never decided to send them a proposal. Rose, his awesome new wife, is a ball of positive energy. I had the pleasure of meeting her at my last vegan retreat in February, and she's just as fun as can be.
The two spontaneously got hitched on a recent vacation to Hawaii, but they held their reception with all their Farm friends back home. To celebrate, there was a lovely vegan spread prepared by the Farm's fantabulous cook, Roberta. Here's the Spinach Dip:
And an ADORABLE heart-shaped block of Uncheese!! Not sure what recipe this is, but I feel certain it's from Joanne Stepaniak's The Uncheese Cookbook:
And check out these perfectly roasted Sweet Potatoes:
When I was at the Farm last February, I demonstrated how to make my BBQ Tempeh and Carrot Sliders. Rick and Rose requested the recipe to serve at their reception!! Here's a slider stuffed onto my plate of veggie sushi (made by the retreat class), crackers, uncheese, and dip:
The night before the reception, Rick and Rose made a Vegan Wedding Cake using one of Fran Costigan's recipes from More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts. Sadly, Paul and I had to leave for Memphis before the cake was cut since we had a 3 1/2 hour drive home. I'm sure it was delectable!
Just as we were headed out the door, a few of the Farm's musicians formed a little jam session! Cute!
Anyway, that's all for my Farm Vegan Retreat recap. Back to regularly scheduled Mofo-ing tomorrow!