We actually had some of our best friends over last night for a vegan food and make up night so this prompt comes with incredibly good timing. Also the nails that I’m typing this post with look fabulous.
I like to use people coming over as an excuse to cook something I can’t ordinarily get away with. I’ll cook something like cannelloni which would otherwise be too elaborate or something that Kate doesn’t like but comes in too large a serving to manage by myself. Arroz Con Seitan from Viva Vegan fit the bill last night. As a handy bonus it also looks fabulous when you pull the lid off to reveal the olive and caper studded rice. As a cook you have to appreciate a dish that’s cooked in one pot but manages to incorporate so many flavors. Between the sofrito, the olives, the tomatoes… you’re just going to have a very happy tummy.
But how to accommodate my very best of bestest friends? Well I know Kate likes the Chicken Taco filling made from Linda McCartney Pulled Chicken (the very first recipe on the blog!) So why not do a little bit of a taco bar too? We had shredded lettuce, avocado, sauces, and those cute little taco shell boat things because I saw them and thought they were adorable. Combined it all made a delicious, filling, flavourful meal.