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 Post subject: Birthday Noms
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:09 pm 
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We had a lovely vegan potluck for my daughter's second birthday. We're so lucky to know so many awesome vegan and vegan friendly families! My husband and I have never thrown a birthday party before, so we went overboard with the food (and a bit nuts), but it was fun and delicious!

Vegan nacho bar! Top row is enchilada sauce and tofu sour cream, second level is chickpea poppers and Vegnews cheese sauce, third level is corn chips and tomatoes. We had hummus (so toddler friendly!), chips, salsa, and guac. I also added olives (not pictured), because L loves olives.
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Our wonderful friends brought - green beans (stuffed with almonds and cilantro - so GOOD!), unchicken nuggets and the lovely JENNA of Good Good Things, brought a delicious pasta.
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JENNA's pasta:
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I made the Nirvana Enchiladas from the PPK blog, and it was really easy, GF and SO good:
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And we made three types of cupcakes:

Sexy Low Fat Vanilla with chocolate buttercream and topped with raspberry, the carrot cupcakes from VCTOW (with 1 cup of flour and 1Tbsp of arrowroot (thanks Supercarrot!)
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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes:
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The cupcakes were so easy, and I ended up in a baking frenzy and made 2 batches of the carrot, which were amazing. We had way too many cupcakes.

Bonus, birthday girl!
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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:12 pm 
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L is so cute, 'fulish!! I want someone to make me a nacho bar for my birthday!


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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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Meggs, if you come over here, I will totally make you a nacho bar!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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OHMYGOD, did you say green beans stuffed with almonds and cilantro?!! I MUST KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS.

Everything looks amazing!! I'm so sorry I couldn't come. <3

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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looks delicious! your daughter is adorable :)

how does one stuff green beans!?


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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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My phrasing is terrible! I meant that the green beans were made with almonds and a lot of cilantro. They were so delicious, I am so sad I didn't snag more.

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ohhh! that makes sense. stuffing things into green beans sounds pretty tedious ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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Wow, the food looks amazing and the birthday girl is beautiful!


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WOW everything looks so good! I just want to leap into that smorgasbord and be disgusting as I eat everything in sight.

L is the freaking cutest! Look at that smile. She made me smile! And I fear small children! On occasion you post stories of maternal challenges, but overall, everything about your life with L makes me understand why people choose to have kids. So sweet!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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WOW! That looks fantastic! What a great (delicious!) way to celebrate! :D

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Yay! sounds like a smashing success!


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<3 it all looks amazing tofulish! and leela is ridiculously cute as ALWAYS!


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Best birthday ever, I'm sure! Adorable!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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That nacho bar looks awesome!

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I love everything about the party -- food, decorations, birthday girl. I hope L had a wonderful time.

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Thanks for sharing - you had a beautiful spread. Your daughter is adorable and looks so happy too!

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That is a very sweet picture of L.
and a wonderful spread.. i need a nacho bar party soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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Your daughter really is the cutest. And you get bonus points for claiming that hummus is toddler friendly; my kids think hummus is made of vomit and bird droppings. So disappointing...


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Wow! Everything looks amazing. Gorgeous party for your little one!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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Thank you all so much for the nice comments! We had such a good time!

beethecookie wrote:
Your daughter really is the cutest. And you get bonus points for claiming that hummus is toddler friendly; my kids think hummus is made of vomit and bird droppings. So disappointing...


Desdemona suggested that the best toddler-friendly meal would just be a tub of Earth Balance, perhaps supplemented with a bag of crumbly cheesy crackers and veggie poofs. Which would certainly go over well with Leela!

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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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The food looks great, and your daughter is lovely!


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Leela looks so damn charming!

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Tofulish wrote:
Thank you all so much for the nice comments! We had such a good time!

beethecookie wrote:
Your daughter really is the cutest. And you get bonus points for claiming that hummus is toddler friendly; my kids think hummus is made of vomit and bird droppings. So disappointing...


Desdemona suggested that the best toddler-friendly meal would just be a tub of Earth Balance, perhaps supplemented with a bag of crumbly cheesy crackers and veggie poofs. Which would certainly go over well with Leela!


How true! Butter makes everything better, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Birthday Noms
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That party looks awesome! The food was amazing.


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The food looks really delicious.. and btw.. your daughter is really charming :)

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