Going Vegan, Ep. 12: Dinner with Friends

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Ah, what to feed a vegan?

Alan and I headed over to the home of some friends that we know for chow and movies.

Ash is a great friend of ours who is an outgoing nurse with a thick head of strawberry blond hair who is unfazed by the vegan challenge. As we were traveling partners through India, I can attest that she is pretty much unfazed by anything.  Her date was a laid back guy who baked his own bread.  He also had a pull down screen for watching movies on, which pleased Alan, who is a rampant cinemaphile.

They have cooked (or rather, not cooked) up something wonderful.

Ash has thrown together:

  • quinoa
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • chickpeas
  • cilantro

Alan hates cilantro (“It tastes like weeds”), so we leave that off of his.

She put together a vinaigrette:

  • honey
  • apple cider vinaigrette
  • Dijon

She was so happy to oblige me in my vegan quest that I didn’t have the heart to tell her that honey is off the vegan list.  VEgans out there: substitute in maple syrup and you’ll be just fine.  Her date threw his bread into bake and whipped up some homemade hummus.  This was hands down the best hummus I have ever had.

Simple, delicious food.   The food far eclipsed the movie (some Angelina-being-Bad-Ass-in-a-car flick).   In fact, the food was so good that the next day I posted about it on Facebook.  Little did I know what drama would ensue from an innocent little post.

Never underestimate the power of social media to make a mess….(stay tuned)

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