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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

All vegan buffets, twice a day // Summerfest Food: Part I

Did that title catch your attention?

Seriously, folks. If you go to Vegetarian Summerfest, you will be WELL FED. In fact, that is a gross understatement. You will be gluttonous. You will be stuffed. You will never feel "hunger." Instead, you will just feel "slightly less full."

From our first meal there (which was lunch on Wednesday), I did not feel hunger.
Day One's lunch featured raw zucchini "puttanesca" in the center (honestly, I wasn't diggin' the sauce. Too watery), a raw taco to the left (would've been better with sauce), and stir-fried veggies with brown rice (classically delicious!).

All of that was followed with the gluten-free option from the pizza bar: a corn tortilla stuffed with ooey gooey Daiya mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and tomato sauce (this was really freaking good), along with more veggies (can't go wrong!) and a taste of black bean-quinoa salad.

The dining hall was pretty busy for the first day. Later we found out that around 500 of the 713 registered attendees were already there.

And now I'm not sure which meal these next plates are from. I know I missed photographing a meal or two (naughty blogger!!), so this could be the first day's dinner or the next day's lunch. Whatev -- the day doesn't matter, just show us the food!

So here's some sauteed Swiss Chard with sesame seeds on brown rice, a spinach-avocado salad from the raw bar (so simple and delicious! I think it had a tahini-based dressing), and raw chocolate pudding (avocado and date-based) with bananas.

And then there was this EXQUISITE gazpacho with pumpkin seeds on top

followed by another gluten-free not-pizza from the pizza bar, this time with cauliflower and broccoli speckled amongst the Daiya.

And this is just the beginning, folks!


  1. Wow, all of that food looks delicious, especially the gazpacho! Love your blog, glad I stumbled upon it! Would be honoured if you could check mine out as well :)


  3. Pumpkin Seeds on Gazpacho is rather a good idea.