Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Dinner – Ouì Ouì!

I made Quiche du Jour and Pan Bagnat, two of Urban Vegan’s test recipes for her upcoming cookbook, to take to Chase’s apartment for dinner tonight with him and his girlfriend. It was a beautiful, warmish day so I was able to take photos before packing up the foods.

The Quiche has onions, peppers, corn, and tomatoes, and a panko topping.




The testers raved and each had a nice big slice like this.


But what they REALLY went crazy for is the Pan Bagnat!


This is a lovely nicoise salad in a small boule round, and the two of them ate this whole thing!
My own contribution to dinner was a Mediterranean style stew of homemade cannelini beans, roasted tomatoes, and zucchini. I took over a big pot and was surprised they had room to eat the stew too.



Dessert was another Urban Vegan tester, another winner as well - Coconut Lime Bars that Chase described as ooey, gooey, and chewy with great lime flavor.


Sorry for such a brief post, but I have to go in to the office tomorrow - no holiday for me. I’ll be back later in the week with a wonderful new product review.

26 comments:

Jenn said...

Oh, yum. All your testing looks great!

Liz² said...

oui, oui oui to everything is right! I think the Urban Vegan cookbook just became essential purchasing, after seeing those so-well described coconut bars, miam!

Vegetation said...

Oh wow! I want some of that boule! And some of your Mediterranean stew! Yum!

Mihl said...

Stop teasing us with these beautiful foods ;p!
Everything looks and sounds so wonderful. I would have eaten a big slice of that quiche, too.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

That quiche is amazing! I want to take it off the screen, but my computer's not cooperating with me.

miss v said...

i have a love-hate relationship with tester recipes. i love them because they look so damn good... i hate them because i want the recipe RIGHT NOW! looks so so good....

Vegan_Noodle said...

I"m in the office today too :-(

But your delicious me has at least brightened my morning! Can't wait for UV's cookbook! Now how about one from aTxvegn?

VeggieGirl said...

Magnificent!!

Hang in there with work, Diann!!

jessy said...

what delicious looking tester recipes! mmmmmmm! they're all so pretty! i love your nicoise salad, and the stew looks absolutely awesome! hoooooooooray for some tasty look'n deliciousness!

shellyfish said...

Wow- I've never seen corn in a quiche before!
I love the sound of those bars! Actually, it all sounds great!

Jes said...

What a lovely dinner! The quiche looks great!

Jackie said...

What a great tasty meal, no wonder everyone managed to eat so much.

The book when complete will be amazing from what I have seen of the test recipes.

tahinitoo said...

Your photos are gorgeous!!! Let's see, you could probably get to Portland in time to make me dinner tonight, right? I'm eager for Urban Vegan's cookbook; so many creative recipes!!!

No day off for me either! No fair! My commute to work was quiet and the light rail was empty. Hmpf.

River said...

The Quiche looks so tasty and it's gorgeous!

I've never heard of Pan Bagnat before but now I want one! :)

You're such a great recipe tester, you make everything look so enticing!

Melody Polakow said...

Yum! All of it looks so good. Chase must live for Sundays!

allularpunk said...

what a feast! both the dinner tester recipes and your stew sound so delicious. i'm sure they'll keep chase going for at least part of the week! if his appetite is anything like michael's, maybe less, haha... and those bars...ooey, gooey, AND chewy? sounds like something i need, right now!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Coconut and Lime - one of my favorite combinations. Sounds like a delicious feast. One of these days, I promise, I'm going to make it to Austin and you better believe it's going to fall on a Sunday!! ;-)

Erica said...

I'm at work today as well. Wheee fun!

Andrea said...

Lucky you to be testing all that great looking food!

Gina said...

Oh man, everything looks so good! The test recipes and your own! Yummmy :)

Ricki said...

Love your Sunday dinners! Everything looks great--lucky you to be a tester!

Hannah said...

Key lime and coconut go so well together, I can only imagine how delicious those bars are!

Usha said...

Everything looks really lovely, your Mediterranean stew looks perfect for the cold snowy weather we are having right now :-)

Holler said...

What a lovely meal! Your stew looks really delicious :P

Cafe Cyan said...

Yum! That bread bowl thing looks great! How cool!

Sanja said...

That quiche looks so yummy!