I’m so happy, oh so happy! I’ve been waiting for something like this since my last Foodie Night in October. I’ve always wanted to host an event with Vegan Pupusas and Tamales! We have a small number of tickets available for sale and they include food and drinks! This event is a small, intimate, and casual lunch where we’ll enjoy the traditional flavors of El Salvador recreated in plant-based recipe! I am honored to be able to feature Somethin’ Sweet who is a local woman-owned bakery business who specializes in Gluten-Free desserts!
I like this blog thing. If you know me, You’ve probably heard me mention that I prefer writing over speaking. It’s just that spoken words and written words are different to me. I find myself treating written words the same way I treat food; freedom of expression is more fluid through my fingers.
Not too long ago, I was in a group of amazing community-driven people which eloquently expressed themselves with bright ribbons of natural-flowing phrases. I loved it. We laughed, we asked questions, we spoke about real issues surrounding food accessibility in our community. I can’t wait to share space with them again. I pondered on how I could express ribbons of natural-flowing phrases through a meal. I wished I would have brought some of my favorite tacos with me! I day-dreamed of a 24-hour tomatillo sauce cooked slow and with an unforgettable character. I imagined a King Oyster Scallop seared to perfection in paprika butter and a pink lime wedge for a spritz of ooh-la-la. I love self-expression through foods. You tell a story, you travel through time, you release fragrant aromas that fill the room with anticipation and joy. Our words are art, whether they spoken, written, or cooked. Amen.
Do I enjoy traditionally prepared holiday meals? Yes. Do I enjoy bread stuffing and cranberry sauce for four days straight after thanksgiving? No. This year, join me for a taste-bud tantalizing AFRO-LATIN Menu prepared by my dear Chef friend Mari from AfroVeg and I. We’ve been working on this menu as soon as we felt a crisp fall breeze and cannot wait to share it with you! Imagine yourself having an aromatic jollof rice paired with yuca con mojo and an oyster mushroom curry! We will have a feast for sure; you don’t want to miss it!
I am beyond excited to be hosting my first DC Foodie Event next month! I hope to see clients, friends, and new friends for a night of Salvadoran-inspired Vegan foods and good times! I recently moved to the District and am looking forward to promoting my business as well as sharing my dream with all those who will take a bite. The event will take place at DwellDC which is a super-cool, off-the-grid carriage house with a refreshing feast for the eyes. I am beyond thankful to Dave and Holly for working with me and I look forward to creating a vegan feast and a night to remember!
I will be posting pictures on a weekly basis of all the delicious foods to be found at DC Vegan Foodie Night.
I remember the last time I had a taco salad on a lunch date with my Mom; sad times. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for a few days. What if I added roasted brussels sprouts instead of limp chopped lettuce? A little bit of this, a little bit of that… you’ve got yourself a delicious tumeric-crema dressing, slow-cooked adobo mushroom guiso, and a zesty kale salad to hug all the tastebuds with love and nutrition!
Salvadoran Desayuno Típico
I grew up eating a big breakfast on Saturdays. My dad worked in construction and would always be exhausted from working long days in the sun Monday through Friday; Saturday mornings was our celebration of a big desayuno tipico and his endless funny stories. When I stopped eating dairy and meat, I started working on a plant-based version of my favorite childhood breakfast. I can’t wait until you try it! I offer brunch bowls with seasonal fruit and cold-pressed juices.