Going Vegan, Ep. 12: Dinner with Friends
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:
Alan hates cilantro (“It tastes like weeds”), so we leave that off of his.
She put together a vinaigrette:
- apple cider vinaigrette
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)