Colour, laughter and towers of legumes

Of the many layers of wonderfulness that was this week’s vegan potluck, I think we can agree on two things above all:

1. The selection was amazing! So many options, full of colour and healthy goodness.

2. We were EXTREMELY spoiled with our location.

To all of those who missed our meetup at the Summerland Waterfront Resort, I’m afraid it’s unlikely we will be able to top that venue, possibly ever. I cannot top cutlery wrapped in plush cloth napkins, ice cold water pouring from an elegant glass dispenser, or  TOWERS OF LEGUMES centrepieces, complete with charming LED candles. We won’t be able to rustle up a spacious ballroom with warm lighting, tasteful piped background music, and a movie screen descending from the ceiling on which to play a romantic foodie flick. They even had an amp to go with the projector. Indeed, we have been extravagantly overindulged and may be ruined for future gatherings.

Digging in Vegan potluck smiles

Black Bean Cupcakes and legume towers

Of the dishes, there were black bean cupcakes with sweet potato icing, enchiladas, stuffed mushrooms, roasted veggies with cashew cream, macadamia nut “cheeze” dip, almond coconut bars, a grand Mediterranean rice dish, chocolate avocado mousse, hummus, roasted squash salad, and a “depression cake” that I thought was a cake that you were to eat when you were sad.  Then I thought “Isn’t that all cake?” But actually it was called depression cake because it was made without eggs, something most people did without in the 1930s.

I will share all the recipes next  time. If you have a favourite vegan dish, please share it in comments!

I know she keeps telling us to stop saying thank you, but I don’t care. THANK YOU to Lisa and the Summerland Waterfront Resort for spoiling us so very much. What an absolute treat.

Vegan potluck 1 Vegan potluck 2



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