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House Warming Par-tay Food!
July 17, 2006, 11:44 am
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Matt & I had a little House Warming Party this past weekend and it was a lot of fun! I, ofcourse took the party as an opportunity to test out a lot of new recipes I have been meaning to try.

First up-Catherine’s Hummus recipe from her new up and coming book. What a hit! Everyone loved the garlicy taste and the smooth texture of this hummus. I did stick to the recipe–however, I must admit I added some roasted red peppers to half of the hummus to mix it up a little bit.

Next, Dreena’s Coconut Rasberry Squares (from The Everyday Vegan) ..well, actually I made triangles! I didn’t have the suggested 8 x 8 square pan, so I made them in a round dish. They are soo cute as triangles…and oh my goodness…the taste! They were beyond delicious and were gone within 30 minutes of the party’s start time (although, Matt admits he ate three of the triangles!).

Then we have Ben’s Black Bean Salsa from How it all Vegan. Mmmm, another hit! One person even asked for the recipe–not for him, but for his wife–so she can make it for him! haha.

Lastly, we have the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from How it all Vegan. Sadly, not a hit. They were just not what you would expect from a recipe called “cookie bars”–they were more like pieces of dry cake. They also were very bland–no sweetness at all. Oh, well. Can’t win them all!

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All of that looks amazing. Too bad I felt like crap and didn’t come. The food looks like it would have made me feel better! This is the best post yet Julie.

Comment by EatPeacePlease

Yes, what Leslie said about it looking amazing! The bars weren’t good? I’m sorry about that. It must have been a great party!!

Comment by KleoPatra

Thanks Les! What a compliment! Hope you feel better!!

kleo- It was a fun party! Sadly, he cookie bars weren’t very good. 😦

Comment by Julie

So cute! I’m moving next month and so looking forward to a housewarming party for all the same reasons. I remember having a similar experience with the cookie bars, fyi, yuck.

Comment by jess (of Get Sconed!)

jess-I am glad to know that I didn’t mess them up!! 🙂

Good luck on moving & on your party!

Comment by Julie

Jess, you’re not moving away from Portland are you? You are the glue that is making my future dreams stick… (he he, it’s really just all your food porn that’s enticing me more).

Comment by EatPeacePlease

Leslie – Nope! Just moving to a new neighborhood. I’m currently in the SE Belmont neighborhood and I’m moving to the SE Clinton/Division area – moving diagonally across the street from an independent vegetarian coffeeshop!

Comment by jess (of Get Sconed!)

Great party dishes. I’ve made those cc cookie bars and was disappointed in them too.

I’m sure your friends appreciated all the effort you put into give them good, healthy food to eat!

Comment by Megan the Vegan

all the food looks amazing! especially the triangles. happy house warming.

Comment by Vicki

Thanks Megan & Vicki! Everyone was happy that there was such a nice spread of food out. Matt was actually my biggest fan–making “mmmm” sounds whenever he took a bite of anything!

Comment by Julie




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