Success!

I am happy to report that all three of the vegan options I brought to my work  party last night WERE SUCCESS!

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I made Chipotle White Bean Dip from Plant Based on a Budget:
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Spinach Artichoke Dip with Garlic Cashew Cream from Glue and Glitter:
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And Chewy Ginger-Molasses Cookies by Chloe Coscarelli:
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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!!!

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6 thoughts on “Success!

    • Thanks Cadry! I’m glad too…it has given me a much-needed confidence boost leading up to Thanksgiving with my husband’s omnivore family. They tend to be pretty reluctant about trying vegan food, but fingers crossed!

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