Vegetarian Potluck

This is not a typo or an early April Fool’s joke….yes, I, Nina am throwing a vegetarian potluck party!!!   As most of us do, at the beginning of every year, I vow to eat healthier.  I have been trying to add vegetables to every lunch and dinner meal. 

I have relied on my new, costly friends the Veggie Grill and Whole Foods, to supply me with a variety of vegetarian meals and side dishes.  It is hard for me to cook vegetarian sides dishes because I hate having a lot of leftovers, so I like to take a scoop of this and a scoop of that from Whole Foods.  My favorites so far are the quinoa pancakes and some okra/corn/lima bean/tomato thing.   They have a nice variety of lentils, couscous, and Indian-influenced dishes.   I also love the spicy veggie udon noodles.  I promise not to buy something from Whole Foods for my potluck item.  I’ll cook, gosh darn it.

So please bring your vegetarian potluck dish and let’s try a bunch of new vegetarian dishes together!  Hopefully we will discover some easy, yummy recipes together that will inspire me to cook veggie dishes more often!  Who is bringing the fake chicken or fake bacon (teehee)?!?!   BTW, eggs and cheese are allowed.  Let’s not deprive ourselves that much!

Reminder on what to bring:

- One potluck item per attendee (if you are bringing a guest, please make sure to indicate what you are bringing for each person)

- If you are picking up something from the store, please spend at least $15.  We prefer you cook or bake.

- Your own serving platter and utensil.

- An alcoholic beverage for yourself and/or to share (optional).  Water and soft drinks will be provided.

- Ziploc bags or plastic containers to take home leftovers

Event address and contact info will be sent to you prior to the event.

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  • Roger B.

    What a great event! I thought every dish that everyone brought was absolutely delicious. I, too, didn't bother with dinner last night. As good as the food was, the company was better. I enjoyed everyone's company and look forward to participating in future events as well. Kudos to Nina for organizing a fun and oh-so-tasty event.

    March 10, 2013

  • Gail W.

    This was my first event with the group and I liked it so well that I joined! Thank-you, Nina, for so graciously opening up your home to us! It was vegetarian heaven! I really enjoyed meeting you all and hope to see everyone again!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't keep eating like this...

    Hats off to all for outstanding dishes and thanks to Nina for hosting. PLEASE be sure to post your recipe for the punch.

    March 9, 2013

  • Nina P.

    Meat, schmeat. I didn't miss meat during this potluck. Everything was great. I don't need Whole Foods anymore (or as much). Great to meet new members or see old buddies. I will host this again!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Pat R.

    Absolutely wonderful afternoon. All the dishes were delicious. I need recipes. I left my black and white carry tote. We went back, but no answer at the door. You were probably napping , and it was well deserved. I'll get it at another potrluck. Pat

    March 9, 2013

  • Pearl

    As always, had a wonderful time! It was great meeting old friends and meeting new ones. Every dish was delicious!

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much Nina for opening up your house, nice group of people and enjoyed myself!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Saturday morning slid past me fast, so I will be there closer to 1pm & with a tasty appetizer, look forward to meeting everyone! :)

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am going to miss this but behind schedule and won't make it in a timely manner :( Looking forward to meeting the group soon!

    March 9, 2013

  • Mike

    Hail to the Kale Salad! I can make it at about 1:30. Wait up

    March 8, 2013

  • Jody

    i'm bringing panko fried [veggie] patties on cucumber!

    March 8, 2013

  • Nancy

    Sorry but unfortunately I am unable to attend. Have a great time.

    March 8, 2013

  • Roger B.

    My girlfriend, Gail, will be bringing an avacado cheesecake. Yummy!

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I will be bringing eggplant parmesan and lemon cupcakes.....

    March 8, 2013

  • Ray S

    I change my mind about the jambalaya. I will bring a Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle.

    March 7, 2013

    • Nina P.

      what a surprise, the dessert king is doing a dessert!

      1 · March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry. Can't make it. Please have fun.

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have not received address, unsure of what I am bringing!

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need the address for this event. Thanks. I do not know why I have not received it yet...

    March 6, 2013

  • Pat R.

    Hi Nina,
    My daughter, Rhonda, is coming as my guest. She is bringing an asparagus dish. See you Saturday, is it 12:30 or 1:00? Pat

    March 6, 2013

  • Ray S

    I will bring a Veg Jambalaya

    February 13, 2013

    • Elyse G.

      would love to have this recipe!

      March 6, 2013

  • Elyse G.

    I wondered why I had not been receiving meetup reminders. Turns out I had flagged one meetup group's emails as spam (NOT this one!!!), thinking it only applied to that group, not all meetups. Fortunately, I'm back in business with meetup. Sorry to have seen this one so late. I recently got a cookbook called Jerusalem (Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi) as a gift and it BEGINS with vegetables. Recipes are Palestinian and Israeli, as you would imagine. Wonderful use of spices and ingredients we should all try more often. I know you will all enjoy yourselves at this event

    March 6, 2013

  • Roger B.

    I'll be bring a vegetarian meatloaf (with no meat, I promise!)

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    oh boy - had dates confused, didn't realize it was this Saturday

    March 4, 2013

  • Nancy

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

    March 3, 2013

  • Trish

    Would love to join. San Pedro resident.

    March 3, 2013

  • Shane

    Quinoa and kale salad

    February 28, 2013

  • Rhonda

    As much as I want to attend this Meetup, I just can't... moving this weekend and will need next weekend to finish settling in, etc. Oh happy day to someone on the waiting list! :)

    February 25, 2013

  • Michele

    I will be traveling so I can't make it after all. Enjoy!

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kale salad and carrot salad.

    February 19, 2013

  • Jody

    is seafood ok? let me know! thx!

    February 18, 2013

    • Nina P.

      Sorry Jody, seafood is not vegetarian. You can bring fake chicken or bacon though.

      February 18, 2013

  • Pat R.

    I will bring a zuchini and corn dish, my specialty. I don't know yet what my guest will bring.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will make spicy appertizer - it will be very spicy

    February 17, 2013

  • Michele

    I just found out I may be out of town. Will know for sure when I return to work on Tuesday. I was sooooo looking forward to this event. I will update my RSVP as soon as I find out so someone else can attend.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Corn Souffle

    February 10, 2013

  • Pearl

    Will make Alfresco Bean Salad

    February 10, 2013

  • nancy

    Finally something right up my vegetarian alley and I can't make it that day. Sorry I'll miss it.

    February 5, 2013

  • Stella D.

    I live in Redondo beach area, so this event is far for me. Have fun cooking and tasting.

    February 5, 2013

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  • Nina P.
    Event Host
  • Mike
    Contributor, X
  • Roger B. +1
    Contributor, X
  • Shane
    Contributor
  • Ray S
    Contributor and Dessert King
  • Pat R. +1
  • Pearl
    Contributor and Drinking Buddy
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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