Our Memphis vegetarian group — Food Awareness — celebrated Memorial Day with a vegan BBQ potluck at my friend Vaughan's house. Check out Vaughan's weirdly cute (and grammatically incorrect) homemade sign:
Vaughan fired up the grill, and I tossed on some Veggie Tofu Kabobs that I made using the Basic Broiled Tofu recipe from Appetite for Reduction:
We also grilled Tofurky Beer Brats, but I forgot to take a picture of those. You all know what they look like, right?
Greg brought his famous Tofu Chicken Nuggets. These keep getting better and better every time. They really taste like chicken!
Vaughan made Mustard Buckwheat, which sounds really weird and hippie-ish. But it was actually quite tasty:
And Vaughan also steamed some Mustard Greens, which we ate with Hart's homemade Ghost Pepper Sauce. Man, that stuff was H-O-T! But delicious! That stuff will put hair on your chest, for reals.
There were a few more dishes that I failed to photograph, like Andy's Pasta Salad with Tofu Feta (so proud that my non-veg friend used tofu in place of feta!!) and John's Baked Beans.
For dessert, I made Blondies using the Bella Brownie Maker machine that Greg got me for Christmas. Have y'all seen these Bella machines? Target and Amazon sell them. They're little plug-in machines (like wafflemakers) that cook brownies in eight minutes. This was the first time I've used it, and I was blown away by these brownies. They were the chewy, soft kind ... like a big ole cookie bar! I used the blondie recipe in the booklet that came with the machine, substituting Ener-G egg replacer powder for the eggs called for in the recipe.
Shay made a tasty Berry Cobbler:
Rita brought a bowl full of cherries! I love fresh cherry season!
Lara brought her mind-blowing Peanut Butter Truffles:
But Shannon wins the award for most creative grilled dessert — Banana Boats! She made a slit in a banana and stuffed them with carob chips. And then we melted them, with the skin still on, on the grill:
To eat these, we just opened the peel a little more and dug out the melty carob banana with a spoon. Fun!!