Thursday, October 27, 2011

Food I Didn't Make

I have this friend named Cindy, and she's always selling something. First, there was Arbonne makeup, and now she's selling Premier Designs Jewelry. I hosted her first party a few months back when she was just launching her business, and if three guests at my party signed up to host their own show, I got so much jewelry free. So my friend Shay signed up because she's awesome.

Look! It's Shay being awesome!

Her party was tonight, and since I knew she was making yummy vegan snacks, I skipped dinner. The star of the show was this Homemade Vegan Pizza with Spinach, Kalamata Olives, Pesto, and Vegan Rella:

Shay even made her own crust, pesto, and tomato sauce! Her sauce, which was just the right balance of sweet and savory, was made with fresh tomatoes, shallots (omg, I forgot how much I LOVE shallots!), and marsala wine.

She also made a fine batch of Hummus! You can never go wrong with hummus. Never.

And some ultra-awesome Banana Bread. I might have been mistaken, but I think there were chocolate chips sprinkled in. I swear I found one or two. The texture of this bread was just amazing. Soft, squishy, fresh.

Our friend Mike also contributed a massive batch of his Homemade Chex Mix:

This giant bowl was only a portion of what he brought. Of course, that meant I got to take some home (I scored some leftover pizza too!). The Chex Mix was flecked with Cheerios, mixed nuts, and pretzels. Yummy!

I scored a whole free dinner out of this jewelry party, plus at the risk of sounding cheesy, a few hours with some awesome friends. Oh, and some jewelry!

14 comments:

Babette said...

Great food. The hummus looks so creamy... and I didn't even know there still was VeganRella. I haven't seen it in ages.

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

Omg, hummus AND pizza AND b-bread? Swoon.

The Health Sleuth said...

that pizza looks better than any vegan pizza i've had or bought, even at restaurants. and yes, shallots are the shiznit! we use them all the time :D

JohnP said...

That pizza!!!!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

That pizza look pretty much perfect. What a fun night!

Jenny said...

Random observation: you and your friends all have cool names...Bianca, Cindy, Shay, Sheridan...the list goes on.

laceylovesfood said...

Chex has D3 in it from sheep's wool :( i was basically devastated when I found at that most general mills cereals are fortified with d3. I'm on the hunt for a natural version.

Sheridan said...

Oooh! That pizza looks yummy!!

Michelle said...

OMG...that pizza...OMG!

emmathackerfatcore said...

That pizza looks so good!

Tender B. said...

Give my compliments to the pizza chef. It looks great.

Erin said...

The pizza looks perfect!

Sanni said...

where is the recipe?

saveyrgeneration said...

that pizza looks awesome, minus the Vegan Rella. shit's nasty.