Friday, January 16, 2009

Meet & Greet

Good evening, all! I just had a very exciting night. It was a first for me: a blogger meet-up! Caroline, Erica, Nicole and I met (how many ways can I conjugate that verb?) at Josie's for dinner. This was the first time I've broken the "blog-wall," so to speak; I was a little nervous, I have to admit! The girls were all really nice, and it was so fun to dish (pun intended!) with other people who also snap photos about 435 times a day.

So... what do you get when you put four food bloggers at a table together? Strobe-like, seizure-inducing camera flashes, foodie news and gossip, indoor photography woes... I could go on and on, but if you're reading this you probably know what I'm talking about, anyway!


The bread basket came around and we all chose seven-grain bread... sameness was sort of the theme of the night! Josie's makes delicious sweet potato hummus. It's delicious, and seems pretty simple to make (although I've already forgotten the third ingredient besides sweet potato and tahini).


The basket came back... Caroline and I split pieces of cornbread and focaccia.


We all ordered exactly the same thing for dinner: Seared Asian Marinated Organic Tofu Salad with baby arugula roasted vegetables, chickpeas and avocado.


Now, this should have been simple enough, but we all decided we did not want the balsamic vinaigrette the salad came with but rather not one but TWO special dressings... and on the side, please. Ha. Totally worth it, though, because the dressings were amazing: carrot miso and red wine wasabi vinaigrette.


The salad itself was so, so good, and it was nice to be able to dip into two different dressings. It was actually pretty big, so I bagged what I didn't finish and took it home.


We did not, of course, skimp on dessert. They were all vegan and very, very tasty.


Warm pumpkin pie with "soy drizzle" :


Ginger berry pie with oat-y crust and soy vanilla ice cream:


Chocolate pecan pie with graham cracker crust and soy ice cream. This was everyone's favorite!


But, as you can see, we weren't really in the mood for dessert.


That's it for me... I'm brushed and in bed like a good little girl. Hope you've had fabulous Fridays!

16 comments:

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

It was so nice to meet you! I had a blast. I love your photos. The one of all our dressings makes me laugh :D

sweeteatsny.com said...

i had such a great time! and that last shot of the empty dessert plates is classic.

lovinmytummy said...

How fun! You can't go wrong with Pecan Pie, so I'm not surprised that was the fave.

I wonder what your wait staff thought with all the pictures?!

emilydh211 said...

aww looks like so much fun! and the food looks great too :)

VeggieGirl said...

Soooooo exciting that you girls met up for a lovely meal!!

ourkitchenadventures said...

oh how fun! i want a blogger meet up so badly---i'm jealous! everything looks delish too

strongandhealthy said...

Yay for a blogger meet up! Great eats!

ConsiderEatz! said...

Such a fantastic meal, and so nice to finally meet everyone! Im loving these pics, too funny!

just me said...

yay for blogger meet ups! i was a little nervous for my first one too, but after that they're so fun to look forward to!!!

Sara said...

That salad looks really delicious, and unique too! Sounds like you had a great time.

megan said...

fantastic! i am so excited that y'all got to meet up :) dinner looks amazing. i would love to have eaten almost anything from that menu!

Up Fit Creek said...
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Up Fit Creek said...

Wow! That salad looks incredible. No wonder you all ordered the same thing.

Fitnessista said...

looks like so much fun! what an amazing meal!

VeganCowGirl said...

That is so cool that you got to meet up! And I WANT all of those yummy looking deserts.

HangryPants said...

I love Josie's! Next time I want to come to the meet up ... if you allow tunnel traffic. :D