Sunday, April 18, 2010

Potluck in the Park

Last weekend the Austin Food Bloggers got together for a potluck picnic. The food was all very veg-friendly, and perhaps these photos will give you some spring food inspiration.

I usually take salads to these events, but this time I made my favorite savory muffins. Everyone seemed to enjoy them.

Oatmeal Walnut Muffins from Vegan Soups for All Seasons.

Always a favorite of mine, plain ol’ raw fresh fruits and veggies.


Shredded raw Brussels sprouts with fennel. My first raw Brussels and they were fantastic!

Mango, Grapefruit, and Mint Salad – a delicious flavor combo.

Artichoke Pesto Tartlets. Put a jar of artichoke hearts in the food pro, add your favorite pesto, and spoon into filo tarts. So simple and so fabulous.

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. I wish I had taken a picture of a plated single bar because it was the most amazing shade of purple.

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad – yay!

Avocado and raw tuna?

Multicolored beet slices stacked with goat cheese and topped with nuts and microgreens. Stunning presentation.


Chocolate Chip Cookies – the big flat chewy kind.

Swiss Chard with onions and garlic. This was my favorite dish. Chard fresh from the farmers market and perfectly sautéed.

Austin Food Bloggers always rock!


Julie Lynn said...

That all looks SO yummy!! Leave it to a bunch of food bloggers to come up with such a wonderful pot luck meal. Love it! =)

Millie said...

Oh my what a feast...absolutely delicious.

Anonymous said...

Wow, everything looks delicious! You're making me drool.

Andrea said...

You're lucky to be involved with such a special group!

Michal said...

Everything looks fantastic, so fresh and spring-y! :) I wish i could be part of a potluck group like that.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

That potluck looks like it was awesome!

Anonymous said...

The spread looks delicious! So sad I missed it.

jessy said...

another great Austin food blogger potluck success! :) everything looks absolutely wonderful, especially the swiss chard, fruit salad, quinoa salad, raw brussels (i've never had them raw either and now i want to try them!), and cookies. and of course your oatmeal walnut muffins are the best, Diann! so yum! yay!

Ricki said...

That sure looks like an amazing feast of incredible dishes. The artie tarts--so simple, yet they sound just perfect (and love the color)! And I also adore Nava's soup book--I've made a couple of the quickbreads, but not those muffins--yet. :)

Jackie said...

What a wonderful spread they had. A good time must have been had by everyone.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness that spread looks amazing!!! I'm moving to Austin in January!