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Foodbuzz 24,24,24 Goes Vegan

by Meghann on March 28, 2010

I <3 Foodbuzz for several reasons.

1 – They link food bloggers from all over the world

2 – They throw one hell of a festival (can’t wait until November!)

3 – They pay for the lovely ad on the right of this window (—>) that essentially covers all of the great food as I eat as well as my race addiction.

4 – They have this really awesome program called Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 in which they document 24 meals in 24 hours on the 24th (err.. 26th) each month.

I’ve applied for the 24, 24, 24 a few times, but have yet to have an idea accepted. Booo…

I still have my fingers crossed that one day it will happen, but for now it was fun to live vicariously through a couple of my favorite bloggers who had a pretty kick ass idea accepted and were kind enough to invited a friends to join in on the festivities. πŸ™‚

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Their idea? A Seven Course International Affair Gone Vegan!

Lindsey and Ryan designed an amazing seven course international vegan tasting menu that incorporated seven dishes from seven different countries. They personally planned the menu, hand selected all the fresh, organic ingredients, and cooked each course from scratch. These ladies need a big round of applause! πŸ™‚

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I started the evening with a pumpkin ale home brew that Lucas had brought for the group.  

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There is something about knowing that a beer is homebrew that just makes it better in my head. πŸ™‚ This beer was full of flavor and went down very easily. Too bad they ran out other wise I would have happily had another one. πŸ™‚

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Time to bring on the FOOD! πŸ™‚

For full recipe and details from all the dishes please refer to Lindsey or Ryan’s blogs. πŸ™‚

First Course: An Italian appetizer of Tomato Basil Bread Crostini with a Bruschetta consisting of tomato, basil, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, cannellini beans and a sweet balsamic reduction.

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Second Course: A French vegan version of a Nicoise Salad.

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Third Course: An African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup

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Fourth Course: A simple palate cleanser of a Moroccan Mint Sorbet with coconut water, coconut milk, lime and fresh mint.

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Fifth Course: Mexican Vegan Tamales with Masa and a Black Bean, Salsa Verde, Corn and Green Chiles Filling (my favorite!!)

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Sixth Course: Jamaican Jerk Seitan with raw Plaintain Chips (All the guys’ favorite πŸ˜‰ )

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Seventh Course: An All American, Vegan and Raw classic dessert of S’mores (Pure2Raw twins recipe!).

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And last, but not least!, a Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie cake in honor of Katy’s 23rd birthday!!!

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She was so surprised! Happy birthday Katy!! πŸ™‚

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The night was full of food, friends, and laughter. I am truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. πŸ™‚

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Twas a great night!

1 Michelle March 28, 2010 at 12:40 am

caitlin’s husband in the back..classic

2 Jessica @ Dairy Free Bety March 28, 2010 at 12:40 am

Wow… looks like an awesome night!! So many yummy foods! I look forward to all the recipes!! πŸ™‚

3 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 28, 2010 at 12:40 am

Wowie!! I can’t believe all of that was vegan. It looks like you were spoiled silly with delicious food and fun friends. I have always wanted to participate in 24, 24, 24…just too busy to apply. Hopefully once school is over I’ll rack up some ideas.

4 Caitlin March 28, 2010 at 12:50 am

Epic

5 Erin March 28, 2010 at 12:57 am

This looks like SO much fun and deliciousness! Foodbuzz is awesome and so is the blogging community in general. What a gorgeous vegan feast. πŸ˜€

6 midgetkeeper March 28, 2010 at 1:05 am

Everything looks so delicious and fun!

7 Lin March 28, 2010 at 2:57 am

wow i want to eat all of those delicious looking foods. i totally want to make some vegan jerk seitan! i only know how to make asian vegan food (i’m such a stereotype haha ) but those pictures are giving me lots of inspiration.

8 britchickruns March 28, 2010 at 3:23 am

WOW! They made all that food from scratch!? And they’re NOT professional chefs?? Crikey, you got spoiled girl!What an amazing night, espec that peanut soup… I need to look that up!

9 healthyappletite March 28, 2010 at 4:46 am

Wow! This looks amazing what an excellent idea!!

10 M March 28, 2010 at 7:29 am

Love your dress!

11 Jenna March 28, 2010 at 7:50 am

Looks like funnnnn!

12 Heather March 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

that looks like an absolutely fabulous night! what a fun group of girls (and boys!) πŸ™‚

13 Brittany March 28, 2010 at 9:28 am

What a fun 24,24,24! I was just telling Ashley how jealous I am of how many Orlando food bloggers there are. I need to come visit!

14 eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 28, 2010 at 9:31 am

Ah looks so amazing. Good food and good friends…not sure if it gets much better!
XOX
S

15 eatavegan March 28, 2010 at 9:44 am

Sounds fantastic! And so many different exciting flavors going on — the sweet potato and peanut soup looks phenomenal!

16 Lesley March 28, 2010 at 10:03 am

Your outfit (dress? skirt/top?) is really cute. Looks like you guys had lots of fun!

17 Ali March 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

That looks like sooo much fun! All the food looks amazing. I love when bloggers get together. Makes me realize we need a Boston blogger meet up soon!!!

18 fitandfortysomething March 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

What a great night indeed! What creative chefs and what a night to have been a part of:)

19 *Andrea* March 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

what a great night!!! the dessert looks so delicious and reminds me of when i made s’mores as a girl scout back in the day πŸ˜‰

ps your arms look super toned in the pics!!!!!!!!

20 Lexi March 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

What a fun event! I need to branch out & try new food personally. You do a great job of that.

I’ve always wanted to try seitan, but it isn’t sold in my grocery stores…boo!

Have a great weekend! (Also very cute outfit! You look precious.)

21 kirsten March 28, 2010 at 11:37 am

you girls are all so pretty πŸ™‚

22 theprocessofhealing March 28, 2010 at 11:48 am

You took some amazing pictures!!! The picture of Caitlin and her hubby at the top is PRICELESS!

23 Kelly March 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Wow that looks like such a good time, and everything looks so good!

24 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm

wow that’s an awesome 24,24,24 idea! I’m jealous that I couldn’t be there. How fun would that be? Every single dish looks fantastic and delicious.

Your hair is so cute in these pictures!

25 Lauren March 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Love all these pictures! Looks like so much fun

26 Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm

How completely awesome! What a great idea and a fun way to do it!!

27 cara March 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

wow that looks like a lot of fun, and the food looks extra amazing. Especially the peanut sweet potato soup. mmm.

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