Friday, May 09, 2008

Vegfest this weekend & Grocery Outlet in town

My office is closing early today, and I'm looking forward to a very-vegan weekend.
The Portland Vegfest starts tonight, with a talk from Howard Lyman, the actual festival is tomorrow at Benson High School, and on Sunday Webly and I are recording another podcast with the Veganshizzle about the festivities. Here is a $1 off coupon on admission!

If you're coming to Vegfest, be sure to check out the Try Vegan Week table, where they're selling Temptation Ice Cream, in it's Portland debut, as a fundraiser.

Hopefully I'll have a bit of time left for relaxing like Zelda here..

And as to what I've been creating and will be creating, the newest vegetable addition in my kitchen is this January cabbage I picked up from the People's Coop farmer's market.


I used some of the cabbage in a recent almost no oil fried rice concoction - with leftover baked
Pomegranate Teriyaki tofu, cashews and more veggies. I already baked the tofu as slices, and cut into strips, baked again 10 minutes or so, and threw it into my concoction -
I loved how it looked!

Just some tempeh taco crumbles. I missed tempeh lately.


Pre-bake shot of the Sundried tomato and roasted garlic (gluten free) stuffed mushrooms I took to the farm sanctuary work party picnic last weekend.


Hey Portland, if you haven't heard - Grocery Outlet is now open in Hollywood, where the
Value Village used to be.

I was surprised by the lack of fun vegan items, but have hope for the future.

I picked up these random items: Reese's Puffs (for Tommy, as funny gift, and he had a bowl for dinner), Sicilian red wine, Horse Shampoo (I used to use this stuff when I was little, and it's animal free), organic deodorant, Queen Helene Apricot facial scrub (I like this alot), soap and Jason toothpaste.

15 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Have fun at Vegfest!!

Wow, that grocery outlet is HUGE!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I wish I was there for VegFest! Have some Temptation ice cream for me!
Also, your foods look wicked good.

DJ said...

Those mushrooms look delish - and enjoy VegFest!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Your teriyaki glaze recipe sounds like something I would love! It is officially on my "things to try" list! :) And isn't a tofu stir-fry just so much yummier with some cashews thrown in!?

I've always wanted to go to a VegFest... Maybe it will happen one day!

Animal-Friendly said...

Vegfest sounds like fun! I've always wanted to go..... I'll make it Portland one day for sure, I know it!

Maria said...

Ha... Dan and I have been eating Reeses Puffs this week!

VeganFabulous said...

I'm bummed I missed Veg Fest. I hope it was a great time!

bazu said...

Oh man, I bet vegfest was so fun. How many times in the last few months have I wished I could sneak away to Portland? And man, I SO wish we had grocery outlets out here. And maybe we do, but I don't know about them...?

jessy said...

yay for scoring all the goodies! and i had no idea that feudo zirtari wine was vegan! now i'm gonna have to get some! i need to make a trader joe's trip soon! w00t!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

jessy,

I don't know if this wine is vegan or not! I try to be careful, but this was an impulse purchase. Please research and let us know!

beck said...

reese's puffs!! my dad used to buy those for me ALL THE TIME. i cannot believe he ever let me eat that much sugar for breakfast. i can't believe they're vegan...

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

beck - it is vegan! It didn't go into this vegan, but it's on that ca-ra-zy peta list as well.

B.A.D. said...

I have always meant to ask you, did you adopt Zelda from FS?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Nope - she was a feral kitten in Brookline, MA. Hard to believe you two have yet to meet!

B.A.D. said...

Someday! When finances return and dog sitters are abundant.