Beverages

My Foot is a Desert, my brother Abe McCowan’s final MFA Thesis Exhibit + Vedged Out Catering Menu and Recipes

All photos in this post courtesy of Chelle McCall

Menu for the Show

For all the recipes for the show, please click here

Salads:

  • Curried Brown Rice Salad with celery, cranberries, green onion and cashews
  • Ultimate French Green Lentil Salad with radishes, red onion and capers
Appetizers: 
  • Stacy’s Pita Chips and Homemade Hummus
  • Organic Corn Tortilla Chips and homemade Fire Roasted Salsa
Vegan Cheese & Cracker Platter:
  • Pepperjack Cashew Cheese & Wheat Thins/Gluten Free Cracker option
  • Macadamia Nut Brie
Snack Cups:
  • Filled with Sesame Sticks, Coconut Shreds, mini vegan chocolate chips, tamari pepitas, pistachios, golden raisins, wasabi peas and amazing corn snack
Vegetable Tray:
  • Assorted Olives, Cucumber, Grape Tomatoes, Broccoli, Celery Sticks, Baby Carrots, with Cashew Vegan Ranch Dressing
Fruit Tray:
  • Strawberries, Watermelon, Grapes, Pineapples, Blueberries, Kiwi & Pears
Desserts: 
  • Gluten Free  & Regular Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  • Gluten Free & Regular Vegan Lemon Bars
Beverages:
  • Iced Water
  • Homemade Ginger Ale Lemonade

Frosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint and a Virtual Vegan Potluck Crash Course

Close upFrosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

I’m bringing you a throwback recipe today, the one I created for the very first (and epic) Virtual Vegan Potluck. Unfortunately, even though I pre-scheduled my post to go live with everyone else’s, I showed up more than 8 hours late to the party because the time clock on the blog was wrong. Oops.

I’m sure my friend Annie (mastermind behind the VVP) was pulling her hair out over the lateness of mine and several other posts, but somehow she forgave me and invited me to help her run the event that is now cool enough to have appeared at #28 on the PPK top 100 for 2012 list.

Lemon, strawberries and mintLemon, Strawberries and Mint

For you bloggers who haven’t signed up for the Virtual Vegan Potluck yet, I encourage you to do so. Having over 100 bloggers from all around the world contribute courses from beverages to desserts makes for an incredibly cool event. What if you’re not a VEGAN? Doesn’t matter, all that matters is that the dish you “bring” is 100% vegan. Besides, there are tons of cool giveaway prizes for participants this round!

So here’s a quick crash course: 

1- Sign UP (sign ups for the May 11th 2013 potluck closes on May 6th)

2- Get your 100% vegan post ready to go

3- You’ll get an email letting you know where you are in the lineup (i.e., what bloggers comes before and after you do in the potluck)

4- You’ll link to those bloggers before and after you in your post (don’t worry, we’ll let you know how and even give you some cool buttons)

4- You’ll pre-schedule your post to go live at the same time as everyone else’s

5- You’ll feel like a rockstar for participating

Easy as Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie….

For those that want more detailed info about how it works, click here.

In the blender

Frosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

  • 3 C. fresh or frozen strawberries
  • juice and zest from one lemon, I peel the zest in a long thin strip with a vegetable peeler
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1-2 packets truvia (stevia), or other natural sweetener to taste, depending on how sweet your strawberries are
  • 1 C. water (2 C. if using frozen strawberries)
  • 2 C. ice (omit if using frozen strawberries)

Method: Blend til smooth.

Frosty Strawberry Lemonade with Mint

Wanna see what I brought last round? Head on over to Virtual Vegan Potluck Blog to see my winning appetizer post featured there. Anyone have any ideas of how I can top it this year? Ideas, pretty please?

macadmia-nut-brie-en-crouteMy November 2012 VVP contribution,

The Macadamia Nut Brie En Croute