February’s PPK “Red” Potluck

This past Sunday, it was the Chicago PPKs monthly potluck and Diana graciously hosted the get together. Our theme this month was red/Valentine’s Day! It was a very exciting theme, but it was really hard to decide what to make!! I ended up making gluten-free beet piergoies. I used this recipe for the filling & this one for the dough. I have never had them before, so I wasn’t sure if they came out good or not. They were really easy to make and they ended up tasting pretty good. I also made the dilly sauce from Vegan Eats World to go along with them!


Diana made a delicious non-alcholic sangria. It was light, refreshing, and very red! ;)


Diana also made the muhammara from Vegan Eats World! So delisious & it made a great appetizer!


Diana also made the Borscht recipe from Vegan Eats World, which was amazing!! It was one of the best soups that I have had in a long time. I will definitely be making this recipe sometime soon! {If you don’t own Vegan Eats World, I highly recommend that you get it!}


Nissa made stuffed peppers and they were amazing. I knew that they were going to be good because on the car ride there they smelled so good!!



my plate!

For our dessert, Nissa made a sumptuous chocolate dessert that was also gluten-free!! I think that we all agreed that this was the best dish of the potluck.  It was really rich, decedent, and oh so good!

chocolate dessert

slice of dessert!

Everything tasted amazing & it was great spending time together as a group! I  look forward to potluck days not only for all the amazing food, but also being able to spend time with other like-minded people. This really helps to build a community, especially if you don’t know any vegans/or vegetarians.

The group!

I can’t wait until our next potluck! :)


  • http://www.hundreddollarveganchallenge.blogspot.com Megan

    Everything looks delicious! Mmm…pierogies! And valentine-y strawberries on chocolate cake! I am sad I missed it. I am slowly eating my way through my chocolate and blood orange mousse, which is some consolation.

    • Jeni

      We missed you! I hope that you are feeling better. Hopefully we will get together soon, maybe a restaurant meet-up soon?

  • http://Www.veggienextdoor.com Diana@VeggieNextDoor

    It was such an amazing time! I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to ride in the car along with all that amazing food.

    Mike was also mentioning to me afterwards how much he liked your pierogi dough. It tasted very authentic and I wouldn’t have guessed it was gluten free!

    • Jeni

      It was very difficult! :)
      I had such a great time too!
      I am glad that he liked it!! I love finding gluten-free recipes that do not taste like they are gluten-free!