My friend Sophia came over for a dinner party and a belated-birthday fun, since she'd been out of town on my actual birthday. We decided on a super summery meal - grilled veggies, grilled tofu sandwiches, and cake! We always have fun together, but it was extra fun preparing all the food together and grilling and cooking together. It's so fun to have a buddy in the kitchen, isn't it?
Our sandwiches were based on the delicious Grilled Herb Tofu Sandwiches with Sundried Tomato Pesto from The Real Food Daily Cookbook. Here's a big plate of our grilled tofu in the evening light. I love this tofu recipe so much.
We made a bunch of grilled veggies too - zucchini and asparagus. We put the zukes on the sandwiches and just nommed on the asparagus separately.
I love Grilled Asparagus so much!
Sophia is a bread wizard (but I swear, that's not the only reason I like her!) - and she brought homemade ciabatta rolls for our sandwiches! Amazing! In the end our sandwiches had the tofus, zukes, caramelized onions, sundried tomato pesto, and then some lettuce that we added after the panino press action. They were so delicious!
...and then there was cake! It was so cute - Sophia and Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats serenaded me with "Happy Birthday" and Sophia busted out this beautiful cake that she had made for me! Vegans Of The World, you know how special it is when someone else makes you a cake!
Sophia even asked ahead of time what flavors I was in the mood for and I said "Lemon and Raspberry!" When I was a little girl, lemon cake was always my favorite, and I was in the mood! Sophia's lemon cake was light and lemony and delicious - and filled with a whole layer of super-intense raspberry magic. It was so delicious. Thanks again, Sophia!