Sacred Feast

April 17, 2010 07:28

One of my goals this year is to introduce people to a new way to eat, basing it on a vegetarian diet.  Over the last couple of months, people keep asking me, "how are you doing it?  Can you help me?"

So, I've decided to start inviting people to my house, cook them a good meal, give them recipes and cooking tips, and have some fun.  My hope is, that through these "Sacred Feasts", we might be able to celebrate the fact that, starting with small lifestyle changes, we can be get our health back, renew and strengthen relationships, and enjoy all that God wants to give us.

I'm hosting my first "sacred feast" tonight.  I've got five friends coming over, and I'm excited!  We're starting out with several easy appetizers, including grilled polenta, caponata in phylo shells, and marinated olives.  All served up with a nice Prosecco.

Next, a salad made from lettuce from my garden (yea!), mixed with a classic vinaigrette.  For the main course, Pasta Primavera with roasted vegetables.  I'm pairing this wish a good Italian white wine named Vernaccia.  The grapes used to make this wine come from the area around the beautiful Tuscan hill town of San Gimignano.

Dessert will consist of strawberries with a splash of basalmic vinegar.  Although this sounds weird, don't be afraid to try it, along with a little freshly ground pepper.  I know... strange.  Try it.  With the strawberries, everyone can nibble on a couple of chocolate biscotti.

I'll let you know how it all went!

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