Monday, August 17, 2009

Go Vegan for the Cookies!

Roasted Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
(half sprinkled with coarse sea salt)

Lots of Try Vegan Week tabling and Vegan Prom ticket selling took place over the weekend. And at every event I was at, I made sure there were free vegan baked goods.
Sharing scrumptious vegan cookies = just the type of vegan I am.

Altogether, I baked three batches of Isa's new chocolate chip cookie variations, two pans of raspberry chocolate chips blondies, oatmeal espresso butterscotch cookies, citrus coconut glitters and raspberry swirl East Coast coffeecake. Many of those are from Terry and Isa's upcoming Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. Wink, wink.
I found a little bit of extra time to chop veggies for kabobs and a giant pan of lower fat new farm mac & cheeze for the opening day Vegan BBQ. The turn out was fantastic!

At the Hawthorne Street Fair

My friend Chelsea tabled all day - she's the author of Flavor Vegan and giving a talk on Vegan Baking tonight at Hungry Tiger Too at 8pm I'm planning on checking out. She knows her flours and egg replacers intimately!

I also sold tickets for vegan prom at the 12th and Hawthorne food carts late night outside of Whiffies deep fried pies (including vegan double chocolate, chocolate creme and savory tofu pot pie), and will be doing so THIS Friday night.

That's also the night of the Vegan Pub Crawl starting at Report Lounge on E Burnside and 11th (same location as prom!!) at 9pm. Maeve and I will be breaking off and heading to the carts for 11pm to sell!
Come visit, eat vegan cookies & buy your ticket - it's the following night!

Purposely underbaked by request (whoa-oh)
espresso oatmeal roasted almond chocolate chip

Oh hey, I bought more vegetables this weekend. Hollywood Farmers Market.
Nice to stop by there! Heirloom tomatoes omg omg omg omg.

One more time! Try Vegan Week is now happening! Check out the schedule here.

Yeah, the U CAN'T TOUCH THIS! Vegan Prom is this weekend!

90s style dance off. 90s music. AWESOME prizes.
vegan food. vegan DJs.
90s pop culture icon named specialty drinks (booze and no-booze)!
There's absolutely a drink called The Carlton.
come with a date, come with friends, come solo!
dress up, dress down, dress grunge, dress to dance!


Chelsea said...

Those cookies were so good! You rock! "Underbaked" was perfectly baked. I especially liked the whole almonds and the bites of extra saltiness was a nice surprise. See you tonight!

Tina said...

Thanks for the cookies! And for the recipes. As fabulous as the cookies were, that mac & cheeze was even better.

panda with cookie said...

Why, yes I will.

MikeyLife said...

I can't believe those cookies didn't have animal products in them! Craziness!

Kelly said...

These will invade my cookie jar--can't wait for the new cookbook!

Josiane said...

Your cookies must have played their part in the success of those events: they look soooo good!
They also make for a nice preview for Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar... I really can't wait for the book to come out!

nora said...

purposefully underbaking is a beautiful thing :)

caitysparkles said...

Oh my goodness I am totally stealing the recipe for those cookies. I love you Jess.

Going vegan is the best thing I ever did.

veggievixen said...


soooo jealous of your testership & living in portlandness. cookies look awesome.

Johnny Burnham said...

I totally tipped off some people at a party to your blog and raved about how awesome it is (they are vegetarians looking for ideas). xoxo

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

DAMN girl, you are hooking the soon-to-be-vegans UP! Lucky lucky.

Erica said...

Lisa Loeb!?! Girl, i hope we are going to be treated to some "freak like me". ooh, you got me started on the jamz, darnit! :D

jd said...

There is absolutely NO WAY that I could be more jealous of all you a** holes living in Portland than I am right now!

Vegan Week, Vegan Prom, vegan DJs, and for God's sake - CARLTON?!?!


Oh! Great lookin' cookies, by the way! I swear, that cookbook has been burning a hole in my Amazon wishlist for months now...

And, PS: My "a-hole" comment was meant solely in jest. I *heart* Portland and everyone/everything in it.

Especially Whole Bowl.


Whole Bowl...

The Voracious Vegan said...

Under baked cookies are the best - the gooier and chewier the better! Love the flavors you combined to make your beautiful cookies. Your blog always inspires me and puts a smile on my face - THANK YOU!

Debra said...

great looking cookies!

East Village Vegan said...

Those cookies look awesome! I'm so excited to visit Portland soon and try all of your wonderful recommendations and reviews!

Katie said...

Thanks for all the info on "Try Vegan Week". My husband and I are trying vegan for thirty days and blogging out it. We checked out the Vegan potluck, fun times! Im assuming the delicious cookies were from you?!