Good recipes to share with friends.
Sometimes you just want something classic, like a good bean salad. This one certainly fits the bill. It has just a bit of a kick, which can be toned down for the sensitive crowds, and cranked up for the more wild parties. I like it spicy.
I love recipes that can be made a day ahead of time, too. Sometimes a potluck will be on a night where I have no time to be in the kitchen during the day. Call in a recipe like this! Not only is it relatively quick and easy (the most time consuming part being chopping veggies), but it can sit for up to two days without compromising flavour. Love it.
Sometimes I really want to have my own restaurant or café where I can share these sorts of things on a more regular basis. I’ve just returned from a small trip where I stayed at a bed and breakfast. It would be so lovely to have people to make breakfast for every morning. Whenever I imagine this future, my brain goes overboard and I’m offering people a smorgasbord of bakery items and breakfast entrees. Maybe I could have a bakery out the back to offer the remaining scones and muffins.
All that said, this dream will have to be rolled out in a couple of decades. In the meantime, I’ll write a screenplay for my amazing horror-comedy and keep perfecting my morning dishes (which I hardly share on here as breakfast potlucks are a bit more rare).
If OhMyPotluck is still around, I’ll definitely share stories with you. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Speaking of beds, breakfasts, and dreams, this track offers up something pretty dreamy. It’s called “Fahrenheit” by the Bloom Twins, who are actually twins living in London, but born in Kiev. They execute their harmonies just beautifully. Take a look.
I’ve Bean Thinking Of You Salad (Vegan)
Good for a potluck of about a dozen people
*Some white sugars aren’t vegan. If this is a concern, check veganproducts.com