As host of the party, I felt compelled to represent Canada, the host nation. So, first I made a Quebec Tourtiere - a vegan version of a meat pie, believe it or not. I mostly used Bryanna Clark Grogan's recipe, but I added a whole ton of mushrooms and a dash of cinnamon & clove, which I saw in many other recipes posted online. For the mushrooms, I chopped 'em up in the food processor, added a little soy sauce and liquid smoke, and cooked 'em and cooked 'em until all the juices were gone and they were getting lightly browned. Then, I added that to my ground up seitan and proceeded with the recipe. Before this party, I had never even heard of touriere, but this pie turned out really great and there were no leftovers!
Of course, when I think Canada, I think "maple syrup" almost immediately. So, I also made a batch of Dreena Burton's "Maple Walnut Cookies," one of my favorite recipes of all time. (Bonus, Canadian recipe author AND Canadian maple syrup!)
Mr. Vegan Eats and Treats represented Croatia, and as such prepared a big platter of sliced french bread slathered with ajvar veggie spread and topped with a slice of cucumber. Mmmm. We ate SO MUCH ajvar when we were in Croatia... and lucky for us there's a little shop nearby which sells a pretty good selection of imported Croatian foods, so it's still easy to find.
My aunt brought this Lebanese-style rice salad, which was really great (and - surprise! - she used Bhutanese red rice for extra international flair). It was so super yummy, and beautiful too! She also brought along some plain steamed broccoli and green beans, which were representing Ireland (green - get it?!). :)
My mom decided to represent Morocco and made this really great Moroccan Tempeh with Charmoula (from Fresh Food Fast)...
... and this is part two of my mom's Morocco contribution: Couscous with snap peas, red onion and mushroom... used as a base for the spicy tempeh dish. So tasty!!
We even had an international selection of beverages. My dad came representing Jamaica, who apparently has a medal contender with their one winter Olympian, and so he brought along Red Stripe beer.