Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yellow Party!

This summer, we had our house repainted. After much deliberation, we settled on this marvelous yellow. We love it. So, to celebrate, we had a yellow party today. Everyone brought a yellow dish to share, and wore whatever yellow they had in their closet. Happily, I had an excuse to wear my bright yellow t-shirt from Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Here's a close up of my yellow meal... details below:

Kristy's Yellow Squash and Potato Soup... veganized, smooth, and delicious. Kristy also brought her famous, and beautiful lemon squares. But they are not vegan. So, I wasn't sure about the ethics of posting non-vegan food porn. Perhaps I will try out the vegan lemon bars from Joy of Vegan Baking.

Of course there was lemonade.

Laura veganized her grandmother's corn casserole dish. How rad is that? I feel so grateful to my sweet and loving friends for their willingness to veganize their dishes. This was a very cool bread-pudding type of casserole with a very clear and true corn flavor. Savory, but reflecting the natural sweetness of the corn. Really nice.

I made one of my very favorites, Torta di Ceci (aka Socca). So delicious. I swear, I can seriously chow on this stuff. Nutty, slightly eggy, savory, crusty on the outside, creamy on the inside...

No, this is not a yellow picture! Do not adjust your screen! I made a yellow salad with goodies from this morning's farmers' market: lemon cucumber, yellow bell pepper, golden beets (steamed), yellow beans (steamed), fresh corn, and bright yellow cherry tomatoes. I mixed up a simple vinaigrette with shallots, red wine vinegar, lemon, S&P, and olive oil.

In the back is a big tray of delicious yellow watermelon cubes.

Lemon Bundt Cake from "Joy of Vegan Baking" - what a great cake. Turned out great, with a light, airy crumb. The cake baked perfectly, released easily, and tasted great.

What really made the cake so delicious was this Lemon Sauce, also from JoVB. Mmmmmm

Now I want to have parties celebrating every color in the spectrum!


  1. Anonymous11:59 PM

    OMG! One color meal = funniest dinner party ever!

  2. Anonymous12:31 AM

    I love this idea - I think I will try a similar thing though it will get dicey when it comes to blue and purple. Food looks amazing!

  3. I totally love love love the colour of your house! And the corn casserol looks amazing!!!

  4. YELLOW IS MY FAVORITE COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :0D

  5. Anonymous6:53 AM

    What a brilliant (as in "brilliant yellow") idea! I love it. Now you've got me thinking about other colors and parties. . . :)

  6. Wow, what a fun party! I love yellows houses and rooms, it's so invigorating. Oh, and at first I thought that bowl of salad was Kraft Dinner.... I should have known better :)

  7. SUCH a cool idea!

  8. Anonymous8:15 AM

    How fun are you guys?! Love the theme and the food looks fab :)

  9. A+ and golden star are sent your way. what a cool idea!

  10. Hi Amey
    Kim Shirley here. Ran into Jeremy last night at El Palomar as we gathered to celebrate Dino. He mentioned your blog. THe food is so so so beautiful! I can't wait to try out some of these dishes.
    I'm glad you are still producing such beautiful things for our world. Keep it up!
    Take care

  11. And we were all yelllooww! You know that song? Anyway, great theme! I vote you start doing a color party every up: purple!

  12. Looks fun and delicious! I really want to try Torta di Ceci--it sounds so good.

  13. What a fabulous looking party! I love the yellow theme - very fun. Good for you for choosing such an awesome color for your house, too. People around here tend to stick with a lot of white - boring!

  14. Anonymous7:19 AM

    With Olympics parties and now the yellow party, life at your house must be so fun! I love all the creative yellow dishes you and your friends came up with!

  15. I just love theme dinners and yours is so colorful in a fun way! And the house looks wonderful.

  16. What a cool idea for a theme!! Og and I love the yellow color on your house!!

  17. Your parties are so cool! I want to come to one! Very cool of your friends to veganize dishes too!

  18. That is so much fun! Love the idea. I can't believe the salad with all those yellow veggies, it looks awesome. The paint on the house is really nice too!


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