Friday, 15 July 2011

Vegan Wedding Food

Last weekend I attended a friend's wedding.  I was a little worried about being able to eat vegan, but fortunately the venue were very accommodating.  This is what I got:

  • A mixed salad with lots of different types of leaves, tomatoes and peppers with delicious dressing.  The only problem with this is - it was huge!  I know vegans need to eat more food than omnivores, but if I'd packed away all of it, I'd have popped out of my dress!
  • Pea and asparagus risotto.  This was the same as the vegetarian option, minus the cream/cheese that formed the base for their risotto.  I'd be interested to know what was used to make this, because it tasted very rich (although not creamy).  Anyone have any vegan risotto recipes?
  • Mango and lemongrass... jelly? with fresh berries.  Except it was firmer and more solid than jelly, so I'm not sure what to call it.  But oh wow, it was good.  I was too full to eat all of it, but just the smell was heavenly.  I wanted to bottle it and send it to Original Source so that they could make a fabulous vegan body wash out of it (I'm somewhat in love with their existing products, particularly the mint and lime flavours).  I know it's a long shot, but does anyone have any recipes for really intensely flavoured vegan jelly?
Unfortunately, I was too hungry to wrestle the camera out of my boyfriend's hands for long enough to take pictures.  Next time I'll take my own little camera and go to town.  Turns out we do have a picture of the magic wonder of deliciousness, unfortunately only after I'd half-demolished it:

Share your experiences with vegan food at special events?  Bonus points if you were smart enough to take pictures.

Vegan bolognese (lentils, mushrooms and bell peppers)

*Boil 100g red lentils.
*Fry onion and garlic, add roughly chopped mushrooms and bell pepper and sautee for a few minutes.
*Add 1 can chopped tomatoes and the cooked lentils.
*Season with oregano, basil and a small amount of chilli.
*Serve with spaghetti.