I am happy to report that all three of the vegan options I brought to my work party last night WERE SUCCESS!
I made Chipotle White Bean Dip from Plant Based on a Budget:
Spinach Artichoke Dip with Garlic Cashew Cream from Glue and Glitter:
And Chewy Ginger-Molasses Cookies by Chloe Coscarelli:
Yep, that is the lonely remaining cookie from the smorgasbord. No one ever wants to be the person to take the last one! So he’s mine, all mine.
As I said, all three of the selections were very well-received. Lots of folks commented on the perfect texture of the cookies and asked for the recipe.
People also seemed to really like the spinach-artichoke dip, and I got quite a few questions about it. This was probably largely due to the fact that I put a sign on the bowl cautioning that it was nut-based, because to the naked omnivore eye, it looks just like a “normal” dairy-based spinach-artichoke dip, and I was worried that someone with a tree nut allergy would assume the dip was safe and be in for a very unpleasant surprise. My lawyerly wheels are always turning, I tell you.
Anyway, I will probably repeat all three for Thanksgiving next week since each of them scores a 4 out of 4 on my recipe evaluation test (cheap, easy, omnivore-approved, and make-ahead). To make it extra-special, I’m planning to serve the spinach-artichoke dip in a bread bowl with the bread pieces available for dipping. I actually kind of wish I were eating that right now…
What are some other fail-proof dishes for bringing to omnivore gatherings?
Have a wonderful weekend! Last one before Thanksgiving!!!