I attended a Vegan potluck over the weekend. My plan had been to bring an incredibly tasty quinoa edamame salad, but I accidentally over toasted the quinoa, and I used too much lemon, so it' wasn't good enough to share, and I couldn't start over because I didn't have backup ingredients, and I was cooking while my son was taking his nap.
Anyway, I dug around the house and eventually decided to make the cholent (stew) from "Veganomicon." It turned out wonderful, as usual, so I packed it up in a crock pot and set off. I get there, and no one wanted to touch it because the Morningstar Farms Griller strips looked too convincingly like beef, and people thought it wasn't Vegan. I eventually had to loudly announce the the stew really was Vegan, not a misunderstanding.