Thursday, September 17, 2015

Meatless Monday Potluck Party

Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
How to combat Monday blues?
We do it by having #MeatlessMonday potluck party every week and it works!
We choose a theme and plan what we're going to bring (we can't have 6 noodle dishes, no? Nobody would be able to work after that).

We love our #meatlessmonday so far.
It's exciting, it makes us look forward to Mondays, it challenges us, and it makes us realise that meatless does not mean not good!

So here's our menu this week.
The theme is Asian.
Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
Mushrooms and veggies lettuce wraps.

Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
How adorable! Tasty too!

Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
Nam yue (fermented tofu) "pork belly", dried shiitake mushrooms, glass noodles, napa cabbage and beancurd sheets stew.

Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
Vegetarian "pork belly"!
It's amazing how they can mimick the appearance and texture of the fatty part of pork belly.

Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
Beancurd wrapped sticky rice cake and glass noodles in tomato broth.

Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
Too cute!

What did I make?
I made gado-gado, a very popular Indonesian salad.
gado gado 1
Blanched: long beans, mini napa cabbage (because I dislike cabbage), beansprouts.
Boiled potatoes and hard boiled eggs.
Fresh tomatoes & cucumber.
Fried: tempe chunks, tofu puffs, crispy sweet potato or crackers.
Dressing: gado-gado peanut dressing + lime.

gado gado 2
Yum!
I made a version without boiled egg and dressing without garlic and shallot for our vegetarian friend (dressing = crushed roasted peanuts + salt + palm sugar + lime).

And our dessert!
Our dessert was given a freedom not to follow the Asian theme, because.. cheesecake.
We want cheesecake. Cheesecake is Asian. Cheesecake is everything.
Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
It's no-bake blueberry cheesecake, with reduced sugar and no egg too!

Meatless Monday Potluck Party - 14 September 2015
So light and yummy!

Next week's theme: Japanese.
Looking forward to it :)

1 comment:

mauriceavery said...

The food looks amazing and such a fun venue!