Sunday, August 9, 2009

Picnic in Niantic

I catered a party this weekend at a lovely summer home in Niantic. The picture perfect setting was complimented by sunshine, fresh air, fresh flowers, and an array of vegan goodies.

The main course was a ciabatta roll stuffed with mock chicken salad and garnished with happy Black-Eyed Susans, Butterfly Bush and hosta leaves from my garden. This is one of my favorite salads to make because it tastes delicious and you'd never know it's vegan.

The rest of the menu included hors d'oeuvres of Eggless Egg Salad in Endive Leaves, Cherry Tomatoes Piped with Avocado Cream, Nasturtium Leaf Canolis with Macadamia Nut "Cheese"(RAW), Olive Tapenade on Crostini, Curried Chick Pea and Quinoa Pilaf, and a Fruit Tart with Date Nut Crust (RAW).

(Eggless Egg Salad in Endive Leaves;
Cherry Tomatoes with Avocado Cream; Dill Blossoms)

(Nasturtium Cannolis with Macadamia "Cheese";
Olive Tapenade on Crostini)

(Raw Fruit Tart with Date Nut Crust)


zoe p. said...

How beautiful! I'm intrigued by these nut "cheeses" . . . The Chocolate Lady at in mol araan has been using them a lot lately

Mary Lawrence said...

Yes, it's amazing what you can do with soaked nuts and high-speed kitchen gadgets. Thank you for the link to The Chocolate Lady's blog - that (almost) raw cheesecake looked beautiful. I'll have to give the agar-agar a try.