Monday, April 25, 2011

Orphan Easter Party

My friends are rad.  I was bummed I couldn't spend Easter with my family this year (work) so I decided to throw a party!  Orphan Easter Party!  We ate, we drank and Lena Fay showed up with a Bunny Ear headband.
The spread!  Many a friend contributed to the food, others contributed drinking materials and both were appreciated!

 The plate.  'Ham', gravy, stuffing, roasted califlower, vegan sausage squares, root and kale bake, corn and avocado salad...hungry yet?  Photo by Zack Brewer.

I made the 'ham', gravy and stuffing.  For the ham, I made my seitan, except I added red food coloring, more salt and liquid smoke (a lot of it).  I boiled it as usual, then browned it in a pan and baked it with foil over it for about an hour at 350.  I baked it in the broth I boiled it in.  I flipped it halfway through baking it.  I put the broth aside, brushed the top of the seitan mounds with a mix of agave nectar and brown sugar.  I put it back in the oven til the top was nice and brown.  I made a gravy out of the broth, by adding flour and bringing it to a boil. 

 After the agave nectar and brown sugar baked onto it. 

My family's stuffing recipe, veganized!  Onions, garlic, mushrooms, spinach and crutons!

 Brit'nay making the sausage squares.  Vegan beef crumbles and Pilsbury crescent roll dough.  That shiz is vegan!

The cutie pie friends.  With Easter Fay.