Sunday, April 11, 2010
Recipe Round-up: Spring Tea Party
For my 30th birthday a few years ago, my sister gave me a Mad Hatter vegan-friendly tea party. She really should have gone into party planning, because she is awesome at it. The photos in this post are from that party, more decorations than food.
I've been wanting to have another tea party ever since. I'm actually not a fan of tea, and I don't like hot beverages. Tea, well, it all pretty much tastes the same to me, unless I dump a truckload of sugar into it...and that's just not the best idea. I prefer lemonade or limeade. BUT! But, I totally love all the things that accompany a tea party: cucumber sandwiches and other little sammies, scones and jam, green salads, and desserts like Carrot Cake and Strawberry Shortcake.
Vegan Yum Yum's fancy-looking Cucumber Tea Sandwiches.
The Lunchbox Bunch's Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwiches.
Vegan Yum Yum's Pressed Avocado, Hummus, and Cucumber Sandwiches.
mooflyfood has these Dainty Cucumber Sandwiches.
Vegetarian Resource Group of Tucson Arizona posted this Vegetarian Tomato & Cucumber Sandwich.
EGGLESS SALAD SAMMIES
Vegan Wolf's Egg Salad Sandwich Spread.
FabulousFoods.com has a Vegan World Eggless Egg Salad.
The Blooming Platter's Vegan Egg Salad.
Lee Busch via the Post Punk Kitchen shared this Tofu "Egg" Salad.
I Married An Omnivore's Vegan Egg Salad Sandwiches has a little bit of vegan cheddar cheese which I've not seen before.
Chez Bettay's Mocking Egg Salad.
[Short-cut: Whole Foods and Trader Joe's both sell pre-made vegan eggless salad in the deli sections.]
Chez Bettay's Banana Mayo Suprise Tea Sandwich. I think the surprise is chili peppers...which certainly surprised me when I read it!
The Blooming Platter has some interesting recipes! I really like the idea of this Strawberry Chutney on Grilled Baguette Slices!
SCONES AND CREAM
Eating Well2's version of Clotted Non-Cream.
Sweet Sassafras' Vegan Cream Scones with Pear and Cardamom.
Peace by Pastries has an interesting Lemon Ginger Scones recipe.
Vegan YumYum's Lemon Maple Scones with Vegan Clotted Cream.
i Heart wellness has a Pumpkin Vegan Scone that looks good for more than just the fall.
Everybody Likes Sandwiches has this delicious sounding Pear & Ginger Vegan Scone.
Veganicious' Orange Chocolate Chip Scones. YUM! These sound particularly good to me right now.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz via The Daily Green offers us a savory scone recipe, Vegan Tomato Rosemary Scones.
Vegan Yum Yum's uber-delicious-looking Kale Salad with Orange-Blackberry Vinaigrette....OOOH!
The Discerning Brute shared a Raw Kale Salad w/Avocado & Tomato recipe.
Go Dairy Free- Kale Salad w/Orange Ginger Dressing
Kristen's Raw features this Fennel Orange Kale Salad
I'm drooling over Vegan Yum Yum's BLT Salad....I've got to try this one for sure, and I'm not waiting for a tea party to do it!
Manifest Vegan's Fruity Kale Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing looks divine.
The Blooming Platter has a unique Vegan "Cheese" Ball with Smoked Almonds, Scallions, and Olives.
The Blooming Platter's Vegan Cucumber-Dill Spread, Dip, or Sauce
TEA PARTY MENUS
Steph's Cup of Tea has a tea party menu containing Mushrooms on Toast, Cucumber-Rosemary Sandwiches, Maple Blueberry Scones, Vegan Clotted Cream, and Choc-Dipped Apricots.
Mia F of Associated Content had some ideas for a Vegan Mother's Day Tea Party that can be used just about whenever. On the menu: Cucumber Sandwiches, Tomato Avocado Sandwiches, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread, Vegan Cranberry Orange Scones, Vegan Banana Nut Muffins, and Vegan Fruit and Nut Cookies.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau at Compassionate Cooks has a little Afternoon Tea ebook for sale featuring this menu: Mexican Wedding Cookies, Classic Currant Scones, Eggless Egg Salad Sandwich, Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwich, and Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke and Pesto Sandwich.
Isa Chandra's Vegan Brunch cookbook has a good bunch of recipes perfect for tea parties: Carmelized Vidalia Onion Quiche, Tofu Benny (eggless benedict), Potato Spinach Squares, Coleslaw Potato Salad with Cumin Seeds, Tempeh Sausage Pastry Puffs, Chesapeake Tempeh Cakes, Apple Rosemary Scones, and Garden Herb Spread, just to name a few.