Friday, November 28, 2008

We were all MUCH thinner before we came to dinner....

.....Let's just say that after Thanksgiving, I feel quite a bit less than stellar. Hoho, whaddaya know? I have a headache, stomachache and nausea. I NEED THE GYM. ASAP. Aaand I'll prolly be detoxing until Christmas.

BUT ANYWAYS, ONTO THE FOOD! (sorry bout the horrible pics. lighting was AWFUL!)


Asparagus and White Bean Pesto Tart
Everyone loved this pastry! I used more pesto than the recipe actually called for and it was absolutely great!
Homemade Appetizer Tray: Candied Pecans, Caramelized Onion Dip, and Fall Crackers

Making fall crackers was a fun thing to do with one of my cousins. We both enjoyed the scent of the herbs and spices emanating from the crackers. :) Hannah's caramelized Onion Dip is BEYOND AMAZING! Everyone who tried some enjoyed it! I highly recommend it!
Spanakopita from VWAV
Roasted vegan curry half chicken
I found this at the health food store where I (sadly) could not find a tofurky roast. It was pretty good!
Close-up of the "drumstick"

Apple Pie
I've had this crazy insatiable craving for apple pie, so Thanksgiving was the perfect excuse!
Pumpkin Pie
Yummers is all I've got to say :)
Apple Tart
I love making apple tarts for their simplicity!!!

I'd say Thanksgiving was a success! My family and family friends all enjoyed the veg food and were quite amused to know that the dip, the pumpkin pie, and the spanakopita all had tofu! They were all open minded (with the exception of my brother lol...) and all had a great time.

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!



22 comments:

shelby said...

Wooo! What great food! I'm glad you had such a great Thanksgiving!!

Send me some of that pie girl!

Brooke said...

gorgeous display of foods! the asparagus tart and caramelized onion dip look fantastic! :)

Bethany said...

what a beautiful feast! very great presentation. I'm glad you had a great time and that they loved the food.

Liz² said...

I hope you feel better soon! at least your feast looks amaaazing (apple tart apple tart!), and I can't believe your roast had bones, woah. :O

Maya said...

great food. beautiful tart. :)

Virginia said...

looks like an awesome meal!!!

River said...

That is some feast!! Everything looks so fabulous! I'm loving the asparagus tart! The apple tart is so pretty! What recipe did you use for the crackers?

Allison said...

You never cease to amaze me...

And P.S. I did actually like the tofurkey that my sister made for Thanksgiving. Whoduthunk??

DJ said...

That all looks really delicious - I especially like the look of the appetiser tray and the spankopita... yummy!

Anardana said...

Ooo! Apple tart is simple? It intimidates me!

Becca said...

hha, I know what you mean. I think EVERYONE overeats on Thanksgiving, lol. All your food looks gorgeously presented and tasty looking btw:]

Veg-a-Nut said...

You really out did yourself for Thanksgiving. Everything looks so good. That apple tart is amazing! I also need to make Hanna's carmelized onion dip. YUmmers for sure!

vegetalion said...

the asparagus/pesto tart sounds incredible - and I can't get over how gorgeous that apple tart looks!

Lauren said...

aww your thanksgiving foods look great! especially that apple pie..i had a huuuuge craving for an apple-y dessert for thanksgiving as well!

Hannah said...

Looks like one amazing feast you had! I'm glad that you included my onion dip, and enjoyed it so much. :)

Vaala said...

Wow, what an impressive feast you had! It all looks delicious (although that "chicken" looks a little scary!).

I'm glad we don't celebrate Thanksgiving 'cause we eat so much at Christmas I don't think I could cope with two of those holidays so close together.

Navita said...

as usual...u were promt and helpful. Thanks for the recipie dear :)

Katie said...

I think it's so cool that your family & friends support your veganism... I'm kind of an "undercover vegan" (experimental, I guess, is a better word) because I think my parents would flip out of me a little if I went full-out vegan. Someday...

Sagari said...

delecious foods

mad about udon said...

Yay! I'm glad everyone liked your food. By the looks of things, I can't imagine how the couldn't!

Sharon said...

Wow, the apple tart looks like a flower - beautiful.

And delicious eats, what fun!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

I'd like to give a big fat AMEN to the title of your post! Hahahahaha.

The asparagus tart looks sooo amazing! Yum. I love how you made your own crackers, too. Fancy fancy. I definitely have to laugh that you call the apple tart simple -- it looks so intricate and complex to me!