So it's not really a secret that Chubby Vegan Dad loves football. I'm pretty sure I've heard on more than one occasion that he would totally leave me for Tony Romo if the opportunity presented itself. Thankfully, we live in the snowy tundra of Ohio and he appears to be happily married in Texas, so I think I'm safe for a while, anyway.
So despite both of our teams failing to make it to the Super Bowl, we decided to throw a big Super Bowl bash and have fun cheering on whoever was in it. (We ended up being bandwagon Seahawks fans, not because they won, but because we actually liked Richard Sherman and were in complete adoration of Derrick Coleman and his hearing loss story). Oh yeah, and the part where Coleman actually responded to the little girls and then brought their family to the Super Bowl, yeah, I was a crying, melting, mommy mess. That and I actually work for a company that works directly with others who help individuals with hearing loss, so every day I see the struggles and things people who wear hearing aids, cochlear implants and the such go through.
When I first went vegan I found myself apologizing to people that I didn't have "their" food in my home. Then a few years deep, I started wanting others to apologize if they expected me to have "their" food in my home. Now, it's pretty much an unspoken rule. If it's a party or gig we're throwing, the food we're putting out is going to be vegan. Not because we're trying to convert everyone, but because we're passionate about our beliefs and we want to show everyone how damn delicious it can be.
And I'm pretty sure my cupcakes did the trick, FYI. Anywho, we had a hoard of unhealthy junk, including: jalapeno poppers, potato skins, cauliflower "wings," buffalo chick pea cups, chips, hummus, chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel footballs and sea salt caramel "milky way" cupcakes. Thankfully our friends brought a salad to help semi-balance out all our junky hand food.
Stay tuned because I'll be posting recipes for at least the buffalo cups and cupcakes later this month, and you really, really don't want to miss them.
SO let's hear it friends, when you throw a party do you have all vegan fare? Or if you're omnivores, would it bother you to test out the vegan food?
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