Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vegan Cooking Party

Want to celebrate a birthday in a unique way?  Why not have a cooking party with Well on Wheels as your host?  We create a menu together, I show you how to make the recipes, you get to eat and enjoy good food with your guests.  This is what a group of friends did recently and I was happy to be a part of it.  We started the meal with a lovely salad of Baby Spinach and Heirloom Tomato Gremolata.  This was quick, easy to make, and a big hit with everyone.

The main course was Ratatouille with Butter Beans and Polenta.  We made the polenta from scratch by gently boiling some corn meal in water with some seasoning, then poured the mixture into a pan to cool. 

Alternating slices of polenta were stacked with the Ratatouille and Butter Beans, then garnished with basil chiffonade and chopped parsley for a pretty presentation.

For dessert I did a gluten-free vegan Chocolate Pudding Cake and served it with fresh figs and raspberries.  The cake was ooey gooey in the center and firm on top.  Even though it doesn't make for a pretty presentation (it's tough to get the slices out without them oozing into a big chocolate mass on the plate!), it still tasted good. And the fruits added a nice sweet contrast to the rich chocolate.

I hope this new foray into gluten-free vegan cooking becomes an adventure for all those attending!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your menu seems delicious but, being a chocolate dessert lover, that chocolate pudding cake looks so decadently luscious.