Saturday Garbage Plate: Happy Hanukkah!

December 4th, 2010 7:48 pm by Kelly

vegan Hanukkah potluck

A vegan Hanukkah potluck feast!
CC image via Flickr user artnoose, who notes, “Vegan potluck featured traditional foods like quesadillas and chocolate chip cookies. Not a latke to be found.”

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we’re launching right into the festive, vegan x-mas (and Hanukkah!) NOMs. I hope you like gingerbread, peppermint and soy nog, folks – ’tis the season, after all!

Also, the latest edition of The Scoop – Spay & Neuter Kansas City’s quarterly newsletter – is now online! Read or download a .pdf copy here.

I don’t have much else to share this week; criFSMas chores – not to mention the conclusion of veganmofo – have pretty much consumed all my free time. (Sigh.) So just check out this answering machine recording of my 90+-year-old grandmother chatting with one of my brother’s high school teachers a few years back. She was shocked – shocked, I say! – to learn that her youngest grandson had been forging his mom’s signature on early releases in order to cut class and go to Taco Bell.


Saturday Garbage Plate: Thanksgiving ed.

November 27th, 2010 6:33 pm by Kelly

2007-11-22 - Tofurky Day Dinner - 0046

Ghosts of Thanksgivings past. Shane holds onto a plate of our Thanksgiving feast circa 2007. The NOMs include: a Roast Tofurky baked with Caramelized Onion and Cherry Relish; roasted potatoes and carrots; stuffing; tater tots; gravy; rolls; and, for dessert, apple pie topped with vanilla So Delicious ice cream. Yum!

Only four weeks ’til X-Mas, folks! Cue: mass panic. I’m spending the weekend decorating in anticipation for next week’s holiday card photo shoot, so sorry, not a whole lot of time to chat. Let’s get to those links, mkay? Most of these involve Thanksgiving menu suggestions, which can easily be adapted for upcoming winter holiday festivities.

Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration FOR the Turkeys, 2006/2007.

Saturday Garbage Plate: Cheap/Shots

November 20th, 2010 4:49 pm by Kelly

Peach Liqueur

Peach Liqueur (recipe here).
CC image via Flickr user

This week’s Garbage Plate is sweets piled on top sweets, with some cheap eats on the side and an after-dinner mint shot acting as an oh-so-refreshing chaser. Can I get a #nomnom?

By the way, it’s not too late to celebrate a gentle Thanksgiving by going vegan and sponsoring a turkey rather than consuming one this holiday season!

Farm Sanctuary’s Celebration FOR the Turkeys:
Enjoy this footage from our 2006 and 2007 Celebrations FOR the Turkeys at our New York Shelter. Our rescued turkeys become the guests of honor and indulge in a festive feast of pumpkin pie, squash, cranberries, and other goodies made just for them!

Saturday Garbage Plate: Potato Pizza & Pizza Potatoes

November 13th, 2010 5:34 pm by Kelly

Pizza Luce's Mashed Potato Pizza

Pizza Luce’s Mashed Potato Pizza. CC image via Flickr user sivara.

Another week, another seven days of veganmofo nom-ness! Let’s get right to it, shall we?

Hey Chicago peeps! Did you know that Ste Martaen now operates a vegan food truck with Soul Vegetarian? No? Well, now you do! Keep your eyes peeled for this vegan oasis, which will be roaming the streets evenings Tuesday through Friday and all day Saturday. They even take travel route requests! Get the details here.

Saturday Garbage Plate: It’s Vegan MoFo, yo!

November 6th, 2010 5:55 pm by Kelly

Vegan cupcakes

Pink, blue and yellow pastel-colored vegan cupcakes. CC image via Paige Filloon on Flickr.

In honor of Vegan MoFo – the Vegan Month of Food, for all you rubes who have not been paying attention – our daily #nomz on Twitter is all #veganmofo, all month. Also: there are only so many vegan pizza recipes to go around.

Because I’ve had my hands full with mofo blogging, I don’t really have anything else to share with y’all this week. There are some pretty awesome contests and giveaways happening this month for VMF; I included a brief roundup as part of yesterday’s Friday Food post over at my other place, but for a complete list, check out the official thread at the PPK.

Also, have you heard about the Cooks Source kerfuffle? No? Background here; do follow the hilarity on Facebook and Twitter, if you can.

Nerd rage, ’tis a force to be reckoned with. Just ask Judith Griggs, she’ll tell you – and then charge you $130 for the privilege.