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"Spring Fever": Mexican, Latin, Caribbean Potluck

  • Mar 22, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Are you "Hungry" for warmer weather? With Spring just around the corner, let's spice things up and bring the warmth to us! This potluck will be centered around vegan Mexican, Latin or Caribbean drinks, appetizers, dishes, and desserts. Cozy up next to the bar in our theater room, as you take in The Gipsy Kings playing live in concert on our big screen. In addition to beer on tap and margaritas, we'll be serving up fresh "margarita" juices. This is a good opportunity to see the Omega 8006 Juicer in action. Our patio will also welcome you with festive lights and heat. The fun doesn't stop there; one lucky person will walk away with a copy of Terry Hope Romero's Latin cookbook, Viva Vegan, and everyone will leave with a small party favor. For the kids, a pinata filled with vegan treats will add to the fun!

DETAILS:

  • 6:00 - 6:30 meet and greet, drinks, appetizers
  • 6:30 dinner
  • Please bring a vegan Mexican, Latin, or Caribbean themed dish/item to share
  • Indicate in your RSVP or in the comments below what you'll be bringing. This way, everyone can plan accordingly.
  • This is a kid friendly event. Be sure to include children in your RSVP
  • Directions to Shannon's home will be sent out TWO days before the meetup (Austin Bluffs and Dublin area)

We look forward to spending a fun and festive evening with you!

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  • Becky

    I'd love to get recipes for the nachos, the jack fruit tacos and the spinach enchiladas. YUM!

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Shannon

      I'll post links on the message board for the quinoa nachos and jackfruit carnitas. :-)

      1 · March 23, 2013

    • Ann V S.

      Wow, great! Sorry I missed this, but the recipes will be like tasty consolation prizes! :-)

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • Betsy K.

    Such a fun evening with great food, company and ambience. I think the book draw was an especially good idea. ;-) The gift bags were so clever - I didn't know about powdered soy milk, and the lotion sample makes the skin soooo soft! The recipe looks yummy. Thanks so much to Shannon, Heather and their families for all their time, effort and generosity in making this such a fun evening.

    3 · March 23, 2013

    • Shannon

      I found the powdered soy milk at Sprouts (in the aisle with all their boxed soy milks and nut milks). :-)

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • Becky

    so yummy!

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Norma

    Thanks to Shannon, Heather and your parents for putting together last night potluck....it was lively and awesome environment with good food, music and people...muchas gracias!

    4 · March 23, 2013

  • Emily N.

    Thanks to all you lovely ladies who put together last night's potluck, Leaf and I had a wonderful time getting know some of you better and enjoying some great vegan food. My dogs love the homemade doggy treats by the way, and the goodie bag was a fun treat to wake up to this morning :)

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Manuela

    Shannon, thank you so much for inviting us to your home, it was a great first Meetup experience. You, Heather and your parents did a wonderful job hosting. All the food was delicious and very inspiring. Thanks also for the party favor. The puppy will get to try one of his goodies later today.

    3 · March 23, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    I will be bringing a tamale cassarole and pico di gallo.

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Shannon

      Yummy....thanks Sharon!

      March 20, 2013

    • Manuela

      Sharon, could I have the recipe for the tamale casserole? It was delicious!

      March 23, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    We had so much fun! Great people and great food. Thank you. Sharon & Bob

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • LeRad

    sorry I missed everyone had some last minute problems.

    March 23, 2013

    • Shannon

      We missed seeing you too LeRad. I hope all is better today.

      March 23, 2013

  • Carole P.

    Sorry guys we are not going to make it tonight. We cancelled earlier. Eddie hurt his neck. See you next time. Carole

    March 22, 2013

    • Shannon

      Thanks Carole! I hope he feels better soon.

      March 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    So much fun and too much good food! Thank you to everyone for bringing such delicious food. Also thanks to our fabulous hosts Shannon and Heather putting on such a fun potluck party! : )

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had an awesome time! I hope everyone liked the Seitan fajitas!

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome food and people! Thanks for hosting Shannon!

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Don

    Great to meet new people and try new dishes.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • JL F.

    We will bring homemade refried beans, salsa, and guacamole + chips (not homemade...grin)!

    2 · February 26, 2013

    • Jay P.

      I'm bringing Caribbean Black Beans and Rice with a Coconut/Pineapple sauce. See you all there!

      March 22, 2013

    • Shannon

      Thanks Jay! I love coconut and pineapple together. Yum! See you tonight...

      March 22, 2013

  • Betsy K.

    Hi Shannon, I made my chocolate cake (not the veggie one I told you about) and this is turning into the infamous cake because I messed it up for the Thanksgiving potluck too, although it did get eaten. This time I put the dry ingredients together the night before, or so I thought. Yesterday I mix with wet and put it in the oven and right away the recipe caught my eye and I'd left out all of the spices! Out it comes and I mix the spices in while it's in the bundt pan. Put it back in and then notice I left out the apple cider vinegar! Out it comes again and I mix the vinegar in, but, the vinegar was supposed to be added to the soy milk and sit awhile before adding. I think it was left in a little too long too, so I had the idea of cutting into it and seeing what was inside, and maybe getting the best parts and bringing "cake bites" ;-) but I think I'm just going to leave it as is and it can be a surprise as to what's inside. Just giving everyone fair warning! ;-)

    March 22, 2013

    • Shannon

      Oh my goodness Betsy. This has become the infamous cake. I do remember it was a hit at the Thanksgiving potluck though. No worries at all. We love surprises! See you tonight!

      March 22, 2013

  • SoldierChick

    Sorry, we have to bow out tonite :(

    March 21, 2013

    • Shannon

      Thanks for the update Kim. We'll miss seeing you tomorrow night.

      March 21, 2013

  • Loren Y.

    Bringing pineapple & black bean salsa and chips.

    March 21, 2013

    • Shannon

      Great combo of items! Thanks Loren!

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Emily N.

    I'll be bringing a raw vegan corn and avocado salad :) and hopefully my boyfriend if he can get off work on time haha. We may end up bringing some additional items, depending on how inspiration hits me! Look forward to meeting all of you with some yummy food!

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Shannon

      Thanks Emily! I'm excited to try your salad!! We look forward to meeting you and your boyfriend too.

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Shannon

    To add more food to the list.... my Mom will be making coconut lime cupcakes and coconut stuffed limes. We may also experiment with a quinoa nacho appetizer. I'll be sending out the address this evening!

    March 20, 2013

    • JL F.

      HUNGRY!

      1 · March 20, 2013

    • Shannon

      Me too! It all sounds so good!!

      March 20, 2013

  • Lisa

    We are bringing Green Chile Black Bean Enchilada Casserole and Rice. Looking forward to it!

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Shannon

      Sounds delicious! Thanks Lisa! I can't wait to try all the food being listed....WOW!

      March 20, 2013

  • SoldierChick

    Bringing Brenda!

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Shannon

      We look forward to meeting you both!

      March 20, 2013

  • Don

    Just joined the group. I'm planning on trying to adapt a polenta/tofu dish I've made to work with a large group.

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Shannon

      Welcome Don! Sounds delicious. Thanks!

      March 20, 2013

  • SoldierChick

    Has anyone volunteered guacomole, or I can bring a avocado quinoa salad

    March 20, 2013

    • Shannon

      Hi Kim! I think JL and Cynthia are both bringing guacamole. The avocado quinoa salad sounds great!

      1 · March 20, 2013

    • Shannon

      Sounds good Betsy :-)

      March 20, 2013

  • JL F.

    We had a wonderful walk-in at lunch today at Rasta Pasta. Blake is a firecracker! He doesn't use the internet so I added him to my RSVP and will call him with the address. He's bringing jasmin rice with cilantro, lime juice and beans!

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Shannon

      Cool! Thanks JL!

      March 20, 2013

  • Heather

    Hey Everyone! We are looking forward to Friday evening. I am bringing potato-chickpea enchiladas with green tomatillo sauce and cashew crema.

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Shannon

      Sounds sooooo good!

      March 19, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    Have I missed the address for this event? My husband & I are really looking forward to this event and don't want to miss it because we can't find it.

    March 19, 2013

    • Shannon

      Hi Sharon! I will be sending the address to everyone on Wednesday evening. It will be sent to your E-mail and not posted publicly. Let me know if you have any other questions once you receive it. Thanks! See you Friday...

      March 19, 2013

  • Maria L.

    Heather and Shannon, I had to change my RSVP to NO because I have now a business dinner in Denver 6:3opm this Friday. I am really dissapointed because I was looking forward to my 1st Meet Up with this group, also because my husband agreed to come with me to a Vegan event. He is a junk food junkie and carnivore... He loves my vegan baking tho, but not a fan of anything that seems "healthy". I'd love to come to lunch on Rasta Pasta some time, but I've been going to Denver and Bolder to work on Wednesdays... urgh. I sincerely apologize for the last min. change. I can't wait to meet the members of this group. I will be jealous when I see the photos of the get together. I am sure will be a ton of fun.

    March 18, 2013

    • JL F.

      Hi Maria! Just wanted to pop in to say that my husband is an omnivore, too, and he really enjoys the events. When you and your husband are able to attend, let him know he won't be the only one!

      1 · March 19, 2013

    • Shannon

      Thanks for the update, Maria. I'm sorry you can't make it but we'll look forward to meeting you at a future get together. ;-)

      March 19, 2013

  • Heather

    Hi Emily, Jay, and Manuela! We would love to have you at the "Spring Fever" meetup. I changed the RSVP number to take you off the waiting list. Shannon and I are looking forward to seeing you next Friday!

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Norma

      I am Mexican ;)

      March 18, 2013

    • Shannon

      Sounds great, Manuela! Thanks!

      March 18, 2013

  • Norma

    I am looking forward....Music, music! :)

    March 18, 2013

    • Shannon

      Me too :-)! I have concert DVD's for The Gipsy Kings, Ricky Martin, Los Lobos, and Bob Marley!

      March 18, 2013

  • amanda s.

    Something has come up with the business. Ryan's business trip had to be moved sooner and neither of us will be able to attend now. Sorry for the short notice. I'm so frustrated right now. Side note; Wells Fargo is the worst bank ever... :(

    March 18, 2013

    • Shannon

      Bummer! Sorry to hear that Amanda. I hope the trip goes well though. We'll see you on the 30th.

      March 18, 2013

  • Sue

    Thanks for the invitation

    March 16, 2013

    • Shannon

      You're welcome, Sue! My sister, Heather, and I are excited to host this event! See you Friday...

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to this evening Shannon! Do you plan on sending out an address later today?

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Shannon, I am a week ahead of schedule, I just realized that today is only the 15th. oops! See nect Friday. ~C

      March 15, 2013

    • Shannon

      No worries...I've done that too ;-)

      March 16, 2013

  • Maria L.

    I am looking forward to my 1st meetup with this group! I am Brazilian, so Latin culture is rught up my alley. :-) Will think of what to bring and will post here.

    2 · March 6, 2013

    • Maria L.

      I can't wait to meet all you as well. I am really excited Shannon. I am not 100% VEGAN. My diet is mostly vegan but sometimes I do eat seafood (the only animal protein I still eat)

      March 11, 2013

    • Shannon

      No worries at all Maria. I think a lot of vegans can relate to not being 100%. ;-) You'll be in good company!

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be bringing fresh guacamole with local made tortilla chips.

    March 11, 2013

    • Shannon

      Perfect! Thanks Cynthia!

      March 12, 2013

  • Shannon

    I'll be making jackfruit carnitas

    February 26, 2013

    • Shannon

      I know, I'm shocked Whole Foods has not started carrying jackfruit yet. It makes such a great "meat replacer." Anyway, any Asian market will carry it. I know the big Asian market off of Galley and Platte carries it.

      March 4, 2013

    • Maria L.

      Yep. The asian Pacific Market on Platte has it!!!

      March 6, 2013

  • amanda s.

    Bringing mini-chimichangas and Mexican Wedding Cookies.

    2 · February 26, 2013

    • Shannon

      Can't wait to taste both! Your cupcakes were awesome at the Italian potluck.

      1 · February 26, 2013

    • amanda s.

      How did I miss this? Thank you very much! :)

      March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like my kind of get-together! Not sure what I'll be bringing as I am a new vegan, but When I decide, I'll let you know.

    2 · February 26, 2013

    • Shannon

      Great! We look forward to meeting you!

      February 26, 2013

    • Norma

      It is also my kind of get-together...

      1 · February 26, 2013

  • Norma

    Great! It sounds like fun...potluck with Latin rhythmic music! I think what it has been missing, in my opinion, is music in some events :)

    1 · February 26, 2013

    • Shannon

      Thanks Norma! I'm having fun finding music DVD's to play. I'm excited...Gipsy Kings, Los Lobos, Bob Marley - no music missing here ;-)

      2 · February 26, 2013

  • Lisa

    Sounds like so much fun! Looking forward to it.

    1 · February 26, 2013

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