Lass seems to be having quite a bit of success with the threads "Vegans make good lovers" and "Let us eat cake".
RE: good lovers - The couple vegans I've known have not been better than the meat eaters I shared sheets
and mattresses with, so I can't confirm or deny the statement.
Anyway - Tapas or Antipasta (for the italian crowd) are wonderful, generally easy to make and if you serve a number of them become a meal in themselves:
I'll start with
Blinis with smoked salmon.
Butter (yes, I KNOW Seaworthy)
Sour cream (Creme Fraiche for the european crowd)
Lemon or lime
Thin slices of smoked salmon
Turn the Blinis in a frying pan with some butter to freshen them up (unless you make them from scratch - them skip this).
Put a dollop of sour cream on the blinis
A thin slice of smoked salmon on top of the cream
Top this with an asparagus top that has been very slightly cooked (or fried )al dente (truly al dente - it should still be crispy)
Decorate with a bit of dill and a tiny wedge of lemon or lime
OK - you've got a masterpiece!
If you're poverty-stricken and don't have smoked salmon - you can substitute lobster or crab (jes' sayin'
If you like salmon - here's another
A couple raw salmon steaks
finely chopped spring onions
grated fresh parmesan or peccorino cheese
Cut the salmon into small bite-sized chunks. mix the finely chopped onions and salmon in a little bit of olive oil
. Spread the cheese over
Decorate with a Basil leaf crown
(Hey - Seaworthy
- look - no butter!)
Eggplant with Ricotta
Thinly sliced grilled eggplant
Mix for the cheese: your choice, crushed basil, garlic, sun-dried tomato or anything else you can think of.
Put the eggplant slices on a bed
of paper towels, salt
heavily with kitchen salt
. Leave them for a 1/2 hour or so. Brush off the salt, fry on a lightly oiled grill
pan until you get a nice grill
pattern on the vegetable.
Put a dollop of whatever ricotta mix you have made on the eggplant at one end and roll it up.
If you like you can substitute a dry italian or spanish ham for the eggplant.
I've got lots more - but it is someones else's turn