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Monday, May 13, 2013

Another's Mother's Day

Hey guys. Mother’s day recap, I did not spend it with my mother. Sorry mom. Instead, Greg and I (with his parents and younger brother) went to visit Greg’s older brother, Andy, and his wife, Maritza, who are due to become parents ANY DAY NOW.
Greg made a Maud and Greg salad (I contributed 42%), which was dressed with Maud dressing: (Andrea, I finally took yr umeboshi tip!) This dressing was mostly tahini, thinned with umeboshi vinegar and water, added agave, garlic, and cayenne pepper. The salad itself was baby spinach, baby kale, red cabbage, parsley, tomatoes, bell pepper, and cucumber.


Pre-meal was a delicate teacup full of Love Your Heart Beet Soup from Blissful Bites, which I had made a day or two previously and didn't know how to finish all of. Everyone liked the soup a lot, even Ken, he just doesn’t know it yet. Here it is, just blended. We served it cold in teacups.

 
Andy made roasted garlic mashed potatoes and tempeh piccata (from Chloe’s Kitchen, about which they RAVE. I don’t have it and I’m not sure I need it, but that might change.) There was also steamed broccoli.

Greg’s plate, which was pretty indicative of everyone else's, though I didn't have any of the potatoes:


Maritza, pregnant as she was, made Chocolate Raspberry cake from Vegan with a Vengeance, which was really intense and delicious. With an M on top for either Maritza or Mother, or a W for "Whatever."


Greg also brought cinnamon babka for the non-vegans. Ooey gooey.


There was also wine and RESISTANCE (the game more than the sentiment.)
Happy day. Happy, healthy, vegan baby to Andy + Maritza.

29 comments:

  1. Holy crap, that's a feast. I'm kind of pretending to look at all the good stuff at the top of the post, but my eyes keep getting drawn to the cake. THE CAKE! Don't tell anyone, but I'd eat it first.

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    1. It was! I can't believe the amount of work they put into it, and for 8 people!

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  2. Well, this is certainly making me wish dinner were right now instead of threeish hours away. I vote W for whatever!

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    1. Whatever indeed! Eat dinner Whenever!

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  3. Wow, some really great food! It sounds like you had a great time and I love that the M could be interpreted so many ways on the cake. Very cute! :)

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    1. I think his brother said the m could also be put sideways to be a Sigma from the Greek alphabet but I'm not sure how to interpret that one :)

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  4. Gotta hand it to you, incredible post on all levels. Posts about Greg and/or his family are always worthwhile. They really know how to party down. Gotta show that little dog again.

    I'm not even going to mention how disgusting that Beet Soup looks, that's how great this post is.

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    1. Yeah, Skipper? That's G's folks' dog so unless we're out on LI, no pix. Pictures of human babies won't cut it for ya, huh?
      That's very big of you, not hatin on the soup. It really was tasty though.

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  5. What a great post!! Sounds like a really lovely Mother's Day! Your salad looks really great! I've heard great things about Chloe's Kitchen too but haven't gotten it either. I'm trying to hold off on cookbooks for a little bit ;)

    That cake looks gorgeous! I bet it was delicious, yum!

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    1. It was quite pleasant. I held off on buying new cookbooks for so long but I recently bought martha Stewart's meatless book. It's really pretty.

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    2. Oh, by the way, I've been trying to comment on yr blog but keep getting an "Access Denied Spammer's something or other" message! :(

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  6. I am very into that Maud and Greg salad, so colorful! And I've been using umeboshi vinegar at school, it's pretty amazing. I love how that feast incorporates healthy and traditional foodstuffs. Also that's a solid cake recipe, I made it years ago for a friend's birthday. Looks like fun times!

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    1. The lighting was a little off, the salad was SO pretty! I've made the cake before too, but with a different frosting recipe, it was much better this way. maritza did a great job.

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  7. Or "M" for Maud!

    Well done on your salad creation, and the beet soup. I'm weird about cold soup sometimes, so I understand Ken! We'll get there.

    You'll just have to have a mother-daughter date at somewhere delicious in the future. :)

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    1. The soup was a little thick when cold but equally good warm.
      my mom's birthday is this weekend, so I'll catch up with her then. Don't want to overload, ya know ;)

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  8. it was kens first time ever trying a beet. he is a 63 year old man set in his ways.

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    1. I wonder if he eats cereal every morning too.

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  9. Holy hell, I would sell my soul for those mashed potatoes. I love the fact that I can see the roasted garlic mixed in! Seriously, that's my kind of comfort food, and I could sure use some edible comfort right about now.

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    1. I wish I'd tried em when I had the chance! They are a great comfort food.

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  10. Or a 3! For, um...3rd time's the charm...for...um. Yeah.

    I totally want a Maud meal.

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  11. WOW; those are some good eats! I'm sorry you missed seeing your mom, but WOW (they deserved two wows).

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    1. WOW is just mom upside down (depending on yr font.)

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  12. Aw, that's great that Andy & Maritza are vegan too! Makes family gatherings over food a lot less awkward. Loving that salad--mmm umeboshi vinegar. Need to try that out soon!

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    1. Definitely! my folks are very accomadating but it's nice to talk over totally vegan food.

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  13. Oh wow the whole spread looks amazing! Especially that bad ass cake!! I have Vegan with a Vengeance and didn't even realise that recipe was in there.....I think I might have found something to do this weekend :D

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    1. Do it! It's good to have to share with people though. I'd probably eat the whole thing myself if I made it for no reason.

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  14. Yikes. I think Mother's Day has just surpassed Thanksgiving as a feast day. Everything looks so good. My husband really likes Chloe's Kitchen but I think it might be because he's kind of mesmerized by Chloe more than the food. So, did you like the dressing? I actually use plum paste not vinegar but the vinegar is pretty tasty, too.

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    1. They know how to do Thanksgiving even better :) Chloe is totally mesmerizing! We were talking about how slick her book looks compared to VWAV, for instance.
      And GAH of course I would mess up the dressing. It was tasty. maybe the plums are next in line.

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