Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fourth of July Meal on Wheels

I packed up a typical 4th of July dinner to take to my mom’s for dinner for just the two of us. I made black bean and veggie patties (mom supplied the condiments for our burgers).




Potato Salad


Mango & Avocado Broccoli Slaw


and a delicious Fresh Strawberry and Blueberry Pie in Lemon Crème!


This year a quiet celebration of good food and watching fireworks on TV was just fine for us.

23 comments:

Urban Vegan said...

Love the pie...and the burgers.

Do you buy the brocco-slaw mix at Trader Joes? I just discovered it and am hooked.

Celine said...

quiet is good. and the pie looks amazing!

Fiber said...

That pie is ridiculously cute!

VeggieGirl said...

Looks like a wonderful 4th of July meal celebration. That Strawberry & Blueberry Pie is BEYOND gorgeous!!

Paulina said...

What a gorgeous pie!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I bet you can guess what dish most caught my eye... the rainbow slaw!

(Although my eye quickly darted around to take in all your other beautiful dishes.)

Vivacious Vegan said...

Cute idea for the pie. What recipe did you use for the lemon creme?

Ricki said...

WOW does all that stuff look great! Love the burgers--my mouth is watering. And the pie is so cute!

aTxVegn said...

Dynise, we don't have TJ's in Austin. We are strictly Whole Foodies. I buy Mann's broccoli slaw. Try it in stirfries too!

Crystal, I used the pie filling from Vcon's Lost Coconut Creme Pie. I think I just added in some extra lemon juice and lots of zest, and of course no coconut.

Vegetation said...

Your pie looks amazing! And send black bean burgers my way whenever you want, yours look delicious!

Nikki Douglas said...

Everything looks incredible but the pie - oh wow! I had to show it to Mom who then asked me - uh, why didn't we have a pie like that? We had mini-cupcakes because I didn't want to be tempted by left over pie.

CeciLiA said...

oh my dawg! The pie looks so BEAUTIFUL!! You're a CHAMP at decorating pie/tarts ... EVERYTHING!

shellyfish said...

That pie is just too cute! I bet it was scrumptious, too! All the food looks great, and a quiet moment is often more meaningful than a loud celebration :)

jessy said...

mango & avocado broccoli slaw sounds so awesome! and your creme pie looks awesome, too! and of couse i was drooling over the potato salad and the burgers! mmmmmmmmmm! glad you both enjoyed the quieter 4th - sometimes it's nice to kick back and take it easy!

Kati said...

That pie is so beautiful! Looks like the pic came straight from a magazine. I love brocco-slaw, too.

Sanja said...

That pie looks so cute! Did the lemon creme firm up without the coconut?

Liz² said...

yum, yum, yum and yum! that broccoli slaw looks especially beautiful!

aTxVegn said...

Sanja, the filling wasn't quite as firm as I wanted. If you double the cornstarch, it will be almost the exact recipe from More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts, which was perfect.

Edie said...

Love the patriotic pie! Everything else looks great too.

By the way, I'm totally envious of your farmer's market. Wow!

Erin said...

Awesome holiday meal, start to finish. The patriotic pie looks delicious, even if the filling didn't firm up like you wanted. Just means it's okay to lick the plate :)

Simple and Divine said...

OMG that pie is sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! Once again I'm SO psyched to have found this blog! And now I can read all of your posts (yes, I will... RIGHT NOW) and it's like being a kid in a candystore for a healthy foodie!!!

(PS) The mango, avocado-broccoli slaw?!?!?! GENIUS! I'm a broccoli f.r.e.a.k. (proud to be. period.) and can easily eat a steamed 2 lbs :) (snacking, of course!) But avocado and mango are other faves of mine, and well, that is just pure bliss!

Café Cyan said...

Wow - your meal looks great! I love the black bean patties.

We ended up eating our stuff for the 4th on the 2nd...we couldn't wait, haha!

-Crystal

Vegan_Noodle said...

I wish that your meal of wheels had made it to Houston! Everything looks so fresh and seasonal. Oh, and that pie, looks like we were thinking along the same lines for our 4th of July desserts :-)