Ok, now for the good news for the OP and everyone else who contributed. I made this for our Fat Tuesday dinner, and it was a hit, even though my mother said, "I hope it's nothing vegetarian, since we won't eat it." Of course, this puts me in a dilemma. Do I tell them it was vegan, or do I just smile and say, "Thank you for enjoying dinner."?
Anytime I think I'm perfect, I remember that my cousin lives on an island, and I've never walked over to visit her.