Five of my good friends from college came to visit this past weekend, and I cannot tell you how--to use the words of one of those visiting friends--well nourished I feel now. Emotionally, spiritually, spiritually, physically...on all counts. Time with girlfriends is like enjoying therapy, massage, and comfort food all in one go. Actually, that is pretty much what we did: we sat around the fireplace for hours talking about love and sex and God and earrings and bad TV. We exchanged back and neck massages and stories about the glories of our entry-level jobs. And we ate copious amounts of vegan food, some healthy, some not-so-healthy, which brings me to the subject of this post.
I promised my friend Amy that I would share the recipes for this weekend. We all know by now that I do not take pictures (Seriously, we have no photos from the entire weekend--well, that's not wholly true. Everyone felt compelled to snap a picture of Dan's bar but somehow that is all we have to show for our time together, which I know realize is making it sound as though our weekend took quite a different direction than it actually did...but I digress.). We eat with our eyes first, but you'll just have to imagine, okay? If you need a recipe to pull out for your girls' (or guys') weekend or simply need to feel well fed, I hope that you will be inspired by the following spread: