I finally did something I have been saying I was going to do, and joined Meet Up. I also actually attended an event! I found a group of vegans in my area and was hyped to see they would be hosting a potluck nearby. It is definitely harder to make new friends as an adult, and often feels near impossible to connect with fellow vegans, this was a great way to do both and stuff my face. Win. Win.
The potluck was held at one of my favorite stores Viva La Vegan (another win. I was able to pick up coconut bacon, which I cannot seem to find anywhere else). The theme for the potluck was “Brinner” (breakfast for dinner) which made me do the Dougie.
I made vegan quiches. I broke my own rule, that I continually brake so much, it’s insane that I consider it a rule, and brought a dish I had never cooked before. All turned out well though, and I will definitely be making it more.
I bought two pre-made vegan pie crusts from the freezer section of Clark’s, my local health food store.
The following recipe made two quiches:
- 2 cups of chickpea flour
- 3 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- salt & pepper
- a handful of chopped broccoli flourettes
- 1/4 red onion diced
- 5 slices of Yves Canadian bacon diced (this could also be tempeh bacon or a Tofurky product)Shredded Daiya cheddar
Whisk the chickpea flour, water, oil, s&p together till all lumps are gone.
Pour the mixture in the two pie crusts.
Add in the remaining ingredients.
Bake at 375 degrees in the oven for about 25 minutes (stab the center with the fork to check if it’s done, the fork should come out clean, not runny).
Slice and devour.
I was pleased with how it came out and ridiculously excited when I saw the rest of the buffet. I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of the whole spread, but I did take some of my plate…OK…plates. I did go back for seconds.
Some of my favorites included;
“Chicken” and waffle sandwiches, tofu scramble, banana pancakes, soyrizo con papa, chilaqules, potatoes, poptart pops (!!), donut pops (!!!), tamales, (more) soyrizo and pancakes and grits. Major YUM.
I had so much fun, met some great people and consumed way too much amazing food.