Monday, June 09, 2008

Mmm, vegan.

I'm sorta sorta sorta back to posting. No big NYC write up yet due to a busy work life and dramatic everything else, I'm really here to say hey, it's Try Vegan Week!

Try Vegan Week!

Check out the site for information on a ton of talks, events, potlucks and more. The 80s themed Prom is Friday the 13th!

I try to spread a positive view and approach to veganism with cooking, and sure, talking about my life in Portland, since I'm mostly a shy person - but there is SO much more than that and if you're in the Portland area and want to learn more about veganism, check out some events this week.

I'm also a lucky winner of the recent Sweet & Sara Marshmallows contest. Swoon.
Time to feel faint again. Since they're produced near my sister's apartment in the NYC area, I had them delivered to her. We picked them up from the post office the day I arrived. Even my sister, Jenny, adored them.

I have to say, I actually like the straight up plain marshmallows best of all the types I've tried so far. Little clouds of gelatin-free perfection.

The first evening we were in town, my sister's boyfriend sadly had to work, so my sister and I put together this meal, since she actually leftover tofu in the fridge:
Cornmeal crusted tofu, spanish rice (Near East) , spicy black beans with roasted tomatoes, corn, jalapeno and garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes.
It was delicious, especially since we made it together. Living thousands of miles away from your sister sucks.
Speaking of sucking, sorry about the lighting, I was beat.

The night before we left for NYC, I made a last minute meal of these veggies in the fridge:
roasted maiitake mushrooms and sesame garlic scapes and asparagus.
I've missed Portland's fresh, local, affordable produce.

Another before-the-vacation meal: mixed grain rice with a chili-tofu-basil-veggie stir fry.



15 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for 'Try Vegan' Week, Sweet & Sara products (congrats on winning!), and delicious meals!!

herbstsonne said...

I was also a winner in the Sweet and Sara contest, and I have to keep myself from gobbling up all the marshmellows. So yummy! And so temptingly bite-size!

Cherie said...

Oh, that tofu looks great, a lot better than the one I made, which has uneven coating, but I guess that may be because I just used spray oil and had to be careful since it was stuffed. Making me hungry looking at all of this awesome food!

kindkitchen said...

That "put together" meal by you and your sis looks soo good!

Congrats on winning the contest:] I wish I had access to Sweet & Sara stuff here!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Wow! I am way too hungry to be looking at your blog right now. You're pictures look amazing! That cornmeal crusted tofu looks fabulous, I can just taste the crunch! Thanks for sharing.

VeganFabulous said...

Glad you are back online!!! Those marshmallows look great! I need to figure out how to get some of my own!

Bianca said...

Chili Basil Stirfry sounds wonderful, and so does the cornmeal-crusted tofu!

I've been dying to try those Sweet and Sara Smore cakes....guess I'll have to order me some!

Animal-Friendly said...

Congrats on your win- aren't Sweet & Sara marshmallows the best!

That meal that you made at your sister's place sounds great! I'm sure it was wonderful to see her since she lives so far away.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Go vegan week and congrats! I am sitting her getting hungrier by the second reading your post! Time to go eat!

Kati said...

That cornmeal crust looks especially delish...

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I hope you're enjoying Try Vegan Week! It was great seeing you last week, come visit SF soon! xo.

Katy said...

I wish Virginia had a Try Vegan week! That tofu looks yummy! That's on my menu for this week!

VeganFabulous said...

I was randomly at Red & Black cafe last night and a Try Vegan Week was in full force! It was great to see all the interested folks!

Vegan_Noodle said...

So, you have to give us all the details of vegan prom!

And lucky you winning the sweet and sara treats!

Are you gonna make it to the launch party in S.F.?

vegetalion said...

please, please, PLEASE post pictures from the 80s prom.

also, marshmallows! ooo... I want to try...