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.