Nadia on her birthday with her son Dylan
My older sister Nadia celebrated her birthday this week and she decided to do something a little different: she held a competition for the best vegan recipe. We were all asked to make a vegan course of our choosing and her favorite one would receive a prize. Mark and I got excited about it and decided to create her two favorite things: cookies and pizza. Now, I love cookies and pizza, so I didn’t care if we won or not, I was still going to be happy.
The hubby’s amazing Vegan Potato & Pistacio Pizza
Mark watched the Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate Pizza edition to get inspired. He combined two different pizzas he saw and made it vegan. His created a Whole Wheat Potato Pistacio Pizza with fresh basil and italian parsley. It was so delicious! I was certain he was going to win, but my sister declared my Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies the winner (Get the recipe here). Mark won a runner up and my sister Sarah won 3rd place with her savory Curry Soup.
Chef Sarah’s Savory Curry Soup
￼Nadia’s husband Eugene ordered her chocolate birthday cake from Mr. Natural in Austin. It had the most delicious icing I’ve ever had on a vegan cake. I really recommend Mr. Natural’s baked goods.
Vegan Birthday Cake from Austin’s Mr. Natural
It was a wonderful idea for a birthday dinner. We got share recipes and try new ones out. Mark and I will be making his Potato Pistacio again soon and I’ll be sure to share the recipe with you!
Update: Check out a new version of my Vegan Potato Pizza Recipe! It only took me three years to post it ;)