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Good dishes for a Potluck?

Have my first ever potluck next wednesday at my yoga teacher's home and was wondering what your favorite potluck dish is.  There's a mix of veg*n and meatfeasters although teach is veggie and she politely explained she doesn't really cook meat etc., etc., (but you could the "huh?" silently going round the room!).  I won't have a lot of time between getting home from work/ready to party/finding party so anything quickish, that could be made the night before even would be dandy.  All ideas will be much appreciated, ta.
Kikilola :-*

If you have a slow cooker, make a big ol pot of chili and take disposeable bowls and spoons. In this weather people will love you. You can throw it together before you go to work in the morning and leave it all day, take it as is to your get-together and just plug it in so it'll stay warm.

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I don't know if it is considered potluck food, but you can bring some type of dip and chips/bread. 

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Make yourself a dessert too!

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I'm going to one this week as well and I was planning on making some sort of warm quinoa dish. It shouldn't take that long to make because while the quinoa is cooking you can throw together some beans and/or veggies and spices and stuff. Then just throw it all together. Also, baked ziti is a nice and quick dish to make and it's pretty cheap. I was going to make that but I don't have any Daiya right now.

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chili is a good idea yabbit! i think i will make mt taco soup and keep it warm in the crock... thanx <3

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Some good ideas, chilli would be fantastic but I don't have a slow cooker (hmm note to self:  maybe try and pick one up from the Jan sales?).  The lazy side of me ... ahem, I mean the pushed-for-time-me was thinking dips n stuff!  Falafel was another idea I thought of (oh I love me some falafel). keep em coming please.

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-Antipasta salad
-Kebabs (that might take a while though)
-Simple salad
-Tacos/burritos
-Simple pasta
-Big thing of stir-fried veggies with either noodles or rice

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i think a 7 layer dip would go over well too or even stuffed peppers from VWAV

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My favorite potluck dishes:

Yummy Lentils & Spinach (with less liquid/ more garlic; Old Bay seasoning added; all but spinach & lemon juice in the crock pot 8ish hours, then the fresh chopped spinach & lemon juice added an hour or so before serving)
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=15546.0

Chocolate Peanutbutter pie
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6772.0

Cheeze Ball
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=12960.0
(especially w/ ground cashew-cheez vs pkgd vegan cheez-- tho Daiya would prob'ly be good too-- & heavy on the liquid smoke!)

Artichoke Dip (with added roasted red bells/ garlic/ fresh basil/ cayenne)
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=7419.0

All of these are easy to make ahead, and knock-your-socks-off yummy... chili's always good, too, though, or really good hummus with olives or spinach/ artichokes or roasted garlic or roasted red bells...

mmm... now I'm hungry! dangit!  ;)

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thanks for all your suggestions.  It was a great night, loads to eat.  I took dips (tzasiki, hummus, frijolemole + guac)  and crudites but amongst the bounty these stood out:  a spinach + quinoa dish, a gorgeous red onion tart and two tasty cakes (one banana and dark choc  :)>>> and the other tayberry). 

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http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/12/mini-crustless-tofu-quiches.html

Just made these.  They're awesome and pretty easy.  I think they would be good as a finger food.

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