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!

18 comments:

  1. OMG! One color meal = funniest dinner party ever!

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  2. 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!

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  7. SUCH a cool idea!

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

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

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  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
    Kim

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

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

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  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!

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  14. 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!

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

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

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

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  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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