We are Cristen and Miguel. We live in Austin, Texas. We like to feed everyone. We also like to spread the word about just how delicious vegan food can be. We do this on Sundays.

Here is how our potluck works:

1. We post the theme, along with any other Sunday dinner updates.
2. You post a comment saying what you plan to bring.
3. Show up Sunday with your own plate, cup, utensils, hang out with nice people and eat good food.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 every week.

If you have doubts about your vegan chef abilities, don't worry. We've provided a list of recipe links, vegan info, and helpful resources to get you started. You can also check out our vegan cooking blog.

If you just happened across this blog and have no idea where to go, send us an e-mail (cristenrene@gmail.com) and we'll give you directions.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

This Week--Sunday, December 30

For Christmas, I got a soda siphon from my dad, along with some mixes for root beer, lemon lime soda, ginger ale, sarsaparilla, and others. I also got a grill press. I want to make grilled sandwiches and root beer floats....so I was thinking that a 50s theme would be fun! Feel free to dress the part if you want.

When I think of the 50s, I think of diner fast food (coffee, french fries, onion rings, potato chips, hamburgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, donuts, chicken fried steak, meat loaf, pies, biscuits, pudding), but you guys might have better ideas. Apparently casseroles and vodka were very popular then. I also think of Marshmallows and Jello, but they are NOT VEGAN.

Feel free to bring whatever you want that you think fits the theme.

I found these links. You can use them to get ideas, then modify them to be veganized.

Comfort Food from the 1950s

Fifties - Casserole Anyone?

The Moscow Mule - The Cocktail the Jump-started the American Vodka Vogue

Betty Crocker - Cookbook of the 50s

50s Restaurant Food - "Happy Days" or "Grease"?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This Week--Sunday Dec. 23

I don't know how many of you will be in town, but this week we're having a Christmas potluck!! Bring you're families if they're around - they'll love it.

Miguel is making tamales. I'm not sure yet what I'm gonna make.

We're also having a white elephant gift exchange. If you want to participate, bring a wrapped gift under $5 or something used from your house.

As far as food goes, here are some ideas for vegan holiday food:

International Vegetarian Union - 64 Vegan Holiday Recipes

Vegan Society - Yuletide Recipes

Bryanna Clark Grogan - Vegan Christmas and Winter Holiday Season

BBC - Vegetarian and Vegan Christmas Menus

Monday, December 10, 2007

This Week--Sunday, December 16

No Potluck this week.

If you think you'll miss us too much, and you still want some Sunday vegan cooking action...you can meet up with us here:

Vegan Cookie Exchange - Sunday from 3pm-6pm

Last week was awesome, by the way. Thanks to everyone who brought such amazing food!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

This Week--Sunday, December 9

We're having a formal!!
Bring fancy hors d'oeuvres, wear an evening gown or suit and tie, and be prepared to ballroom dance.

Monday, November 26, 2007

This Week--Sunday, December 2

The theme for this week is CURRY

Once upon a time, I wrote a blog post about how much I love curry. This Sunday will be my lucky day.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

No Potluck this Sunday

We will not be around this Sunday, so don't show up.
Go hang out with your family and eat a celebration roast or a tofurkey.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This Week--Sunday, November 18

This week we'll be cooking with seasonal vegetables.
While this theme obviously overlaps with many of the traditional Thankgiving vegetables, it doesn't limit us to making only traditional Thanksgiving foods.

Since everyone will probably be sick of Thanksgiving food soon, I figured this would be a good alternative.

Here are a few links about Eating Seasonally:
Sustainable Table - Eat Seasonal
Edible Austin - What's In Season
Pick Texas - Produce Availability
Food Network - Seasonal Produce Guide

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

This Week--Sunday, November 11

Remember the lunches at your school cafeteria?
(the 4x6 pizzas, mashed potatoes, sloppy joes, salisbury steaks, chicken fingers, and corndogs)

Well now is your chance to make it right.
This week you get to make gourmet vegan versions of your school cafeteria favorites. yummy!

If you need some ideas, there are some amazing selections on the following menus:

*Don't forget your collared shirts, closed-toe shoes, aprons, and hair nets!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

This Week--Sunday, November 4

This week's theme is PIES!

pot pies, shepherd's pies, pumpkin pies, pecan pies, pizza pies, non-meat pies, etc. etc. etc.

The only obvious non-vegan ingredient in typical pies is the butter or margarine in the crust. This can be easily substituted with vegan margarine. At least one of these brands can be found at most grocery stores:

  • Earth Balance
  • Smart Balance (only the "organic" kind in green container is vegan - says 100% vegan on the top)
  • Soy Garden
  • Willow Run (comes in sticks and can sometimes even be found at Fiesta Grocery Store, watch out with portions b/c it is very salty)
Here is an easy recipe for vegan pie crust.

Monday, October 22, 2007

This Week--Sunday, October 28th

It's Halloween time and the potluck theme for this week is...[insert favorite scary synonym here].

{creepy, spooky, ghostly, spookish, ghoulish, gruesome, hair-raising, unearthly, disturbing, dreadful, eerie, frightening, frightful, macabre, menacing, nightmarish, ominous, shuddersome, sinister, terrifying, horrid, monstrous, loathsome, odious}

Also, don't forget to dress up!!! If you don't have a costume yet, come with an idea and we'll help you make one at the potluck.

Additional Notes:
*I added a new section to the right, which provides a list of animal products.
**If you have questions about whether or not something is vegan, please ask me.
***Here is a list of vegan candy.

Monday, October 15, 2007

This Week--Sunday, October 21

In case you don't know, Iron Chef is a quirky Japanese cooking show that is dubbed in English and shown on the Food Network. In each episode, famous chefs duel to create the best dish that is centered around a common ingredient. The commentary is very dramatic and amazing. Unfortunately, the featured ingredient is usually something like angler fish, lobster, eel, squid, etc.

This week, we're having our own iron chef (minus the dramatic contests, intense panel judges, fancy kitchen setups, cheesy announcers, and meat). For us, it will just be delicious vegan food around a campfire.

This week....the theme is.....Iron Chef Pumpkin!

Make anything you want, as long as one of the ingredients is pumpkin.
If pumpkin seeds (or nuts of any kind) are used in your creation, please make a mental note of it so we can notify our friendly folks with nut allergies.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

This Week--Sunday, October 14th

Theme = Finger Food!

yay. no forks allowed. We're eating with our fingers.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

No Potluck this Sunday

We'll be in Marfa.

See you guys next week.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This Week--Sunday, September 30

This week we're having a soup and salad bar.
We're making broccoli cheese soup (vegan version, of course).

Please bring a soup, salad, or salad topping. Please post what you plan to bring, so we have a variety of things. The goal is to make salads that aren't boring like this:

If you're unsure of what to bring, here are some things we absolutely need:
Bunches of spinach
Several heads of lettuce (the good kind, not iceberg)
Lots of nuts
Vegan salad dressing (Annie's Goddess Dressing, which is sold at places like Wheatsville and Central Market is great).
Basalmic Vinegar
Olive Oil

If you'd rather make something, you can find good salad/soup ideas here or here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This Week--Sunday, September 23

We're making Tacos this week.

Miguel and I will make beans, rice, corn and flour tortillas.

Bring a taco filling.

yum yum.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

No Potluck this Weekend

We'll be listening to Bob Dylan instead!

See you guys next week.


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Another Vegan Potluck in Austin

For anyone who's interested in attending 2 vegan potlucks in one weekend....check it out:


This Week -- Sunday, September 9


We'll supply the potatoes, you bring your favorite topping.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

This Week--Sunday September 2


Bring a side or something to grill. Also bring your own cup, plate, utensils.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pictures from Past Sunday Dinners

I definitely forgot to take pictures of some things, but here are the ones I could find:

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Potluck Rules

I have a new rule that will help us and help you. It will help us reduce the amount of cleaning we have to do afterwards and it will help you eat without waiting for a plate to be washed first.

This new rules is:

Bring your own plate, fork, cup.



Monday, August 20, 2007

Sunday Breakfast Dinner--August 26

This week we're going to have breakfast for dinner.
So now is your chance to make a veganized version of your favorite breakfast food. yay!

Miguel is making biscuits and gravy. I'm making vegan migas (or vegas). We'll also have waffle batter and a make-your-own waffle station.

Here is a list of vegan breakfast recipes.
Here are some more recipes.

But first, everyone should go to the Hot Sauce Festival.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

sunday the 19th in the pm:

garlic mashed taters
brown gravy
steamed broccoli

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sunday Dinner: 8-19-07

Hello. Welcome to our Sunday dinner blog!
Miguel will post the dinner theme soon. I think it involves mashed potatoes and gravy, but I'm not sure. I'll be out of town until Sunday night so everything is up to him.

If he doesn't post the theme, feel free to make/bring whatever the hell you want. We hope to see you there!!

I'll add more links to this blog later. Right now I'm going to sleep.