Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Not here. Just kidding! But seriously.

I had a (vegan) luau party last night, and so I absolutely had to post the pics before I left! Here we are, the fab (albeit blurry) four.
We had so much food, it was crazy. All of it was awesome though. ^_^

For dinner, we barbecued skewers. They were really good, and we all had fun stabbing veggies and tofu and chickenless strips onto them poles (can't you tell it's summer by my use of horrible english? haha).

BEFORE DINNER! This was an everything skewer. On it were zucchini, summer squash, teriyaki marinated chicken-less strips(haha, tricked the omni's with this one!) and tofu, mushrooms, and pineapple.
I loved the tofu the way that it was marinated (random teriyaki sauce that I made with pineapple, soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, chili, garlic, and a splash of water)! It was really, really good. In fact, when we were skewering, my VERY omni-friend said "I'll try some tofu..." (with certain hesitancy), but then after she took a bite, I asked her if she liked tofu, to which she replied, "I like tofu the way YOU make it." (*claps and cheers in her head*) Hey, I'm not tofufreak for no reason. ^_^

AFTER DINNER! haha, actually this was before I REALLY finished eating. In this picture, there are only 5 skewers. But by the time ACTUALLY finished, there were more like 8. haha.

Guess who made vegan ice cream and vegan pizzelle cookies-turned-ice cream cones! That's right! ME! ohhhhh yum! The ice cream (from V'con) flavors were chocolate and vanilla bean(I used vanilla paste so you could actually see the specks of seeds, though the picture doesn't quite show it). But anyways, both flavors are quite delicious. I think my favorite is the vanilla, though, because the chocolate used melted chocolate which didn't quite blend right which resulted in a slightly less creamy chocolate-flecked ice cream. Next time, I'll probably end up using cocoa instead of melted chocolate.

For breakfast, I made brownie waffles from V'con and also Hello Kitty waffles (from VWAV)!

These are the brownie ones, in case you couldn't tell. ;)

Meet My Melody, Hello Kitty's bunny friend. Aww, so cute!

Hello, Kitty! Hello Kitty! Here she is, in all of her waffle-y, carb-y glory.

Aren't they so cute? These are the teddy bear ones. I have no idea what his name is, although I have a feeling that I used too.

Okay, this really will be my last post until I get back from Hawaii. So for real this time, see you in two weeks!


Vegan_Noodle said...

A luau party... how fun!! Way to go on turning omnis ono tofu! I love you hello kitty waffles, so cute.

Oh, and to answer the questions you left on my blog...
1. the main ingredients are silken tofu and melted chocolate
2. i believe it is actual edible gold, i got mine at ny cake supply, but I found it online at amazon as well ( just search luster dust under gourmet food)
3. I have never made a vegan pastry cream, but I know of one on the vegan chef website, I'm going to be trying it out soon as well!

Have fun in Hawaii!

shelby said...

YUM! Everything looks delicious! Especially the waffles =)

VegTeen for Christ said...

Everything looks delicious! Was it your birthday? Just wondering because my birthday is this month also!

Also on the comment you left on my blog, you should definately try the gree tea latte(if you like green tea) its delish!


p.s. happy birthday if it was/is your birthday!

jessy said...

oh my gosh! the hello kitty + my melody waffles are too awesome! i super puffy heart hello kitty! and the skewers look amazing! mmmmmmmmm!

Liz² said...

oh man, that sounds like fun! I think you need to show me how to make pineapple tofu, too - I have a pineapple in the fridge and I never would have thought of teriyaki - genius!

Celine said...

does this comment make my butt look envious? because it is. I mean, I am.
keep on having fun, babe!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Those skewers look amazing... I bet you were in heaven after eating 8 of them! I'm always up for a new teriyaki sauce -- did you just throw it together or do you remember the portions you used? A luau party sounds so fun!

And YUM! Brownie waffles (I love that recipe) and Hello Kitty-shaped waffles (sooo cute)!

Have fun in Hawaii!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Oh, to be in high school again! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your enthusiasm and your creativity in the kitchen. What a great idea to make those cookie-cones. I'm going to have to try that one of these days. And two differend kinds of waffles for breakfast - how do I get myself invited to your next luau?

Katie said...

That looks like so much fun! All of the food looks delicious.

Have fun in Hawaii!

talieworld said...

What a great way to get omnis into vegan food, I can't believe you fooled them!
The waffles look amazing as well!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Omigosh, a vegan luau? How cute are you? Now I want to have one too!

Lauren said...

you and your friends look so cute!
and yumm for food on a stick! haha the best way to eat ;)

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