As I mentioned yesterday, there was a vegan potluck picnic today for all the Atlanta vegan-folk--and it was pretty awesome.
All the food was incredible. Vegans really know how to cook, no?
This was my plate. My first plate, that is. I wish I could tell you what everything on here was, but I just remember how good it was. The thing in the middle, though--that's what I made.
It was a pretty simple recipe from Quick-Fix Vegetarian, the Black Bean and Rice Salad with Red Peppers and Corn. The name says it all--that's exactly what was in it, along with a chili-lime vinaigrette. It was pretty tasty...
This was my second plate. There were too many desserts there to try just one. So I tried this strawberry cream cheese pie made by Leigh of Raspberry Swirl, and this super-colorful pink lemonade cupcake, which also happened to be very photogenic (and the lemony frosting was to die for)!
I also got to meet Lori of Pleasantly Plump Vegan (who made a crazy good mac and cheeze) and Becky of Apron Strings (who brought some tasty tempeh nuggets with a tahini-miso dipping sauce). The other bloggers there were easy to spot--they were the ones with cameras sitting beside their plates! Hee hee. I got to meet some other really neat people, too. It's so nice to be around like-minded people when you can. Makes life a little nicer.
So... there was so much good food there that I ended up bringing a plate home.
Who wanted to miss out on the root beer cupcakes? The Chick-O-Stick cupcakes? The lovely pineapple upside-down cake from local vegan baker, Dulce Vegan? Or chocolate-chocolate chip cookies sandwiched with peanut butter filling? Wow--talk about sugar overload.
So... there you go. Many, many thanks to Ashley for being the brains behind this operation. I'm definitely looking forward to next time!