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 Post subject: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:53 pm 
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So My coworkers are deciding to have a "Thanksgiving Luau Potluck". I was totally planning on bringing an awesome pumpkin cheesecake for dessert, but now that it's Hawaiian themed, I have no idea what to do. Anyone have any suggestions?!


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:41 pm 
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Maybe a plain cheesecake with a couple tropical toppings? Like a pineapple sauce, some diced mangoes, and shredded coconut all set off to the side for people to top themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
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Isn't there a tropical style bread pudding thing in Veganomicon?

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:43 pm 
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Carrot Macadamia Coconut Ginger cake (or whatever it's called) from VWAV? Kind of a fusion between traditional and tropical....


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Pineapple right-side up cupcakes?
Pina Colada cupcakes?

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:16 pm 
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ScooterDiva wrote:
So My coworkers are deciding to have a "Thanksgiving Luau Potluck". I was totally planning on bringing an awesome pumpkin cheesecake for dessert, but now that it's Hawaiian themed, I have no idea what to do. Anyone have any suggestions?!


For sweets: toasted coconut or pina colada cupcakes (or full size cake); pineapple upside down cake; haupia (coconut pudding, thick like jello, served in chilled squares, made with cornstarch, super simple); coconut cream pie, haupia-chocolate pie, or sweet potato pie with a macadamia nut crust; banana bread; pani popo; and anything with passionfruit.

For savory, poi (mashed steamed taro), taro rolls, veganized lumpia, veganized 'chicken long rice' (the long rice is just cellophane noodles, cooked in broth with plenty of ginger and veggies), sweet and sour tofu/tempeh/fake meat, potato-mac salad, carrot pineapple salad, maui onion dip, really anything with sweet potatoes, avocado and tofu poke, coconut 'shrimp.'


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:28 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the ideas!! I think I'll make Pina Colada cupcakes. Yum!


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:46 pm 
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joyfulgirl wrote:
Pineapple right-side up cupcakes?
Pina Colada cupcakes?


The pineapple right side up cupcakes are awesome from VCTOTW!


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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:07 am 
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VegeMite wrote:
Carrot Macadamia Coconut Ginger cake (or whatever it's called) from VWAV? Kind of a fusion between traditional and tropical....

Yes! I totally want this now. It's so frickin good!

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 Post subject: Re: Thanksgiving Luau Potluck help!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:56 am 
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mixmaster_mo wrote:
VegeMite wrote:
Carrot Macadamia Coconut Ginger cake (or whatever it's called) from VWAV? Kind of a fusion between traditional and tropical....

Yes! I totally want this now. It's so frickin good!


It's definitely my fave carrot cake.


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