Dyne with Your Neighbor

Do you know how it is when you work on several projects simultaneously? Sometimes it seems like forever before you begin seeing progress. But, now I am beginning to see some of the results of all the changes I have made in my life recently.

I even moved this past week. I hadn’t really planned to, but a friend offered me her empty home to use for cooking classes and community meals and within less than a week, I was living in a new location.

One of my new projects centers around home-based community meals. Have you heard of Dyne? It’s a community meals concept that uses an app as its platform. It began in Seattle and allows hosts to post what they are cooking for dinner and set the time, date and price. Then guests sign up. New people, many who have never met before, arrive at the location and share a lovely meal.

On Tuesday, I joined six other Dyners for an amazingly delicious Ethiopian meal. The host graciously veganized most of the dishes and I was in food heaven. A few weeks ago, I Dyned at another house eating a fabulous build your own taco spread. For foodies who are tired of the restaurant scene and looking for more community and variety in their meals, this is a huge blessing. There is nothing like a home cooked meal shared with good company.

IMG_20121231_105140On Saturday November 1, I am hosting my first meal. If you are in Seattle WA and would like to join us, I will give you the basic information here, but you will need to download the free app to actually register yourself.

My Gluten-Free, Vegan Autumn Celebration:

Red Lentil Soup with Deep Fried Croutons and GremolataIMG_20130219_141005
Brown Rice and Aduki Beans with Caramelized Onions
Nishime Style Vegetables with Red Kuri Squash, Parsnip and Carrot
Mixed Greens with Pepita Sauce
Poached Pears with Hazelnut Dates and Caramel Sauce


Dinner starts at 6 pm. $15 covers the meal and a small service fee. You will be sent my address (just north of Fremont in Seattle) upon registration. If you already know me, this can be a housewarming as well and a chance for you to see my new home.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

May you all enjoy cozy, shared meals in the coming weeks.