I’m lucky to have a lot of foodie-vegetarian-beer-loving-friends. Lauren, (who you may know from the blog Vegology) hosted the 4th (semi-annual?) Vegetarian Beer Dinner at her house on Saturday and it was so much fun. Seriously, a party where I can eat everything? Yes please. There were 7 courses of delicious vegetarian food plus 7 beer pairings and everyone knocked it out of the park!

Alex and I made Channa Masala which is my favorite Indian recipe to make. (Ok fine, it’s literally the only Indian recipe I’ve tried.) I was glad it wasn’t too spicy for everyone since I tend to like things pretty spicy and sometimes I forget that it can get a little out of control.


We weren’t exactly sure what beer to pair with it but we settled on the Hardywood RVA IPA. I’m usually not a big fan of IPA’s but it was pretty good!

Lauren started things off with vegan nutballs which were like meatballs but meatless… obviously. It wouldn’t be a vegetarian party without nut meat. We also enjoyed “veggie” pigs in a blanket, delicious mozzarella skewers, a roasted corn salad, and other delicious bites! As soon as Brittany posts the recipe for her vegan + gluten free apple crisp she made for dessert, I’ll let you know! That was definitely a crowd favorite!

After an amazing dinner and lots of delicious beer, we ended the night with s’mores around a fire.

Does it get better than that? I think not.

What was the best part of your weekend?