Farmer’s Market Brunch!

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!

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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.

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I was greeted by this beautiful lady! Her name is Lea and I loved her. She was a great hostess ;)

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Bread and fruit with a sweet yogurt dip (yogurt, vanilla, powdered sugar). MM!

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Grill prep!

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Super cool, vintage-looking plates!

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Fresh produce excites me!

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Spanish omelet with potatoes and peppers. I got it while it was still hot and it was fantastic.

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Fresh salad with lettuce grown from her OWN YARD! How neat!

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Plate numero uno: Greek salad, omelet, greens, vegan peach and strawberry muffins.

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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.

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The host (Chris) had a great backyard. I didn’t know they had yards in DC ;)

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Someone popped sparkling wine and I knew it was going to be a fun time!

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Then the clouds came, followed by thunder and ultimately…RAIN!

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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!!

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Fruity Sangria!

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Steve and Saul

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Me, Maggie and Andrea

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Wow – All gone!!

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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!

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COMPOST!

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Tip of the day:

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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!

 

Thanks everyone!!

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