I don’t know how I managed to keep this under my hat for the last few months, but as of time time tomorrow, I’ll be sittin’ on a beach chair in a Caribbean island paradise with a fruity drink and a book! O.B. and I decided to head south for a totally indulgent tropical holiday, and I must say, it has arrived not a minute too soon!
(To further stir up a bit of envy, I’ll point out that our destination is currently 32 degrees Celcius warmer than Toronto… 49 degrees is you count the wind chill/humidex!)
I’m hoping the resort’s restaurants offer some decent vegan options, but if not, I’m more than happy to stuff myself full of fresh fruit at every meal. I’ve been subsisting off of apples, carrots, and sweet potatoes (i.e. the cheapest produce in this season) every day, so I’m REALLY looking forward to sampling some fresh Caribbean foodstuffs. There will definitely be tons of pics next week!
And secondly, I’m appealing to all of your for helping finding the perfect recipe. I’ll be helping my mother host Christmas for the extended family and I’d like to wow the clan with some vegan recipes. I’ve already picked a Sweet Potato Casserole and my new favourite bread, Lemon-Cranberry, but I’d really like a third one. I’m looking for something appetizer-ish (i.e. no desserts) and communal. My grandma expressed interest in something quinoa-based, but that’s not essential. There are a couple kids but mostly it’s a big group of open-minded flexitarians.
I’d love, love, love it if you guys could comment with some suggestions… with Thanksgiving a recent memory, I’m hoping y’all have some successful experiments in mind. (references to cookbook recipes are good too, I can just look them up).
Thanks, and see you in a week!