This afternoon I headed to Columbia Heights for my first event with the DC Vegetarian Cooking Group (Facebook). It was a farmer’s market theme where people visited their local markets and created dishes using those ingredients.
My contribution was a Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad with Tofu “Feta!” I saw the recipe on Delicious TV and knew I wanted to try it out!
I went to the farmer’s market with z this morning and picked up some cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion and beautiful basil. I marinated the tofu last night before I went to z’s so the flavors of the marinade could soak in to the tofu.
I was greeted by this beautiful lady! Her name is Lea and I loved her. She was a great hostess ;)
Bread and fruit with a sweet yogurt dip (yogurt, vanilla, powdered sugar). MM!
Super cool, vintage-looking plates!
Fresh produce excites me!
Spanish omelet with potatoes and peppers. I got it while it was still hot and it was fantastic.
Fresh salad with lettuce grown from her OWN YARD! How neat!
Plate numero uno: Greek salad, omelet, greens, vegan peach and strawberry muffins.
The food and people kept piling in and I kept making room in my belly.
Plate numero dos: bread with yogurt dip, spiced pears/apples, spicy black bean and spinach, an egg-like pancake, tofu chocolate pie and grilled pound cake topped with a peach sauce.
The host (Chris) had a great backyard. I didn’t know they had yards in DC ;)
Someone popped sparkling wine and I knew it was going to be a fun time!
Then the clouds came, followed by thunder and ultimately…RAIN!
No worries…we just moved inside and had
a sweat fest more food!
I got to meet Ann, the wife of the Sticky Fingers Bakery owner. She was really cool and humored me while I was star struck for a second ;)
She brought vegan donuts so I had to try one. I had half a lemon filled glazed donut and it was heavenly!!
Steve and Saul
Me, Maggie and Andrea
Wow – All gone!!
Actually, there was a little left and someone tipped the pot so I have more! How nice! I also had
another dessert! Chocolate cheesecake with strawberries!
Tip of the day:
This was a very well organized event. I met so many interesting people and tasted some amazing vegetarian food. I am so excited that decided to go to the brunch and I can’t wait to go to the next event!!
If you’re in the DC area, be sure to check out the DC Vegetarian Cooking Group. You will not be disappointed!