Friday, October 02, 2009

Everything Fakin'

In celebration, preparation and flavorful hallucination for tomorrow's Fakin' Fest in Portland, OR, I wanted to give some hollas to many of the fakin' entries in my flickr account. As a smokey, salty fanatic, there's a lot.

Cheezy biscuits, potatoes, kale, black beans and homemade tempeh bacon.

Super club with homemade tofu bacon.

Mini grilled cheeze with homemade tempeh bacon and Galaxy rice cheeze.
Their rice varieties are much tastier and meltier than their Vegan ones.

Raw gnocchi with pea shoots and eggplant bacon from Grezzo, in Boston, MA

Chocolate chip waffles, collards & Lightlife Fakin' Bacon

Boring salad greens, with homemade tempeh bacon.

Homemade tempeh bacon, roasted potatoes, avocado and cinnamon dusted apple slices

Super brunch with pancake and homemade tempeh bacon.

Crappy photo, but let's give some love to TLTs on Dave's Killer Bread.

And a side of fresh, local melon? More love.

Vegan Brunch Frittata, homemade tempeh bacon, pita crisp

Vegan Brunch Peanut Butter Waffles, homemade tempeh bacon

Lunch at work! Featuring greens with homemade tofu bacon.

From the last day of Veganopolis' life in PDX - buffet pasta with Fakin Bacon

One of my habitual favorite things to order in PDX: side vegan caeser salad with tempeh bacon from Hungry Tiger Too.

Aka, when it's not brunch or I'm not repeating 'TATOR TOTS' in my head.

Case in Point: The Vegan Club with tots (back when it wasn't yet on the menu!)
from Hungry Tiger Too.

This was also before they made their own tempeh bacon.

Marionberry waffles with homemade tempeh bacon

Cremini sandwich with a side of homemade tempeh bacon. Huh? But I'm sure it was delicious!

And the mandatory plug:

If there's light rain, we'll be meeting under the covered gazebo area. We may wait it out or move to a nearby residence, depending on how many people are there.

If there's heavy rain, the event is cancelled and will be rescheduled indoors at a later date.
Since you know, it's fall.

There are prizes (donated by Lightlife!) for Most Creative, Best Dish & Best Gluten Free dish - and Best Fakin' Haiku!

The suggested $5 donation goes entirely to Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary.

Luke lives there!

Fakin' Ideas I've had in my head:
  • Alder smoked salt, cocoa and chili grilled tempeh or seitan
  • Southern style summer rolls with eggplant bacon, kale, yam and creamy, spicy dipping sauce.
  • Eggplant bacon wrapped bundles of smoky greens.
  • Tempeh bacon wrapped, battered, mac & cheeze squares. (inspired from the Food Network)
  • Fake bacon adorned chocolate chip cookies
  • Fakin bacon and dark chocolate cornflake bars
  • Mac & Cheeze topped with a mixture of breadcrumbs & fake bacon. Mac & Cheeze is so my potluck regular, though..


herbstsonne said...

OMG. Please come to my house and cook for me? That all looks amazing! And I miss Dave's Killer Bread like whoa!

sgcorrie said...

The cocoa smoked bacon intrigues me.

vijita said...

OMG! I want to come so badly.

The Voracious Vegan said...

PLEASE share your recipe for homemade tofu bacon!!! OH PLEASE!

The way I know that Portland is my soul mate city is the fact that it has an entire festival devoted to vegan bacon. I mean come on, for real??? Portland, we've never met but I love you.


Jen said...

jess, your food porn is exquisite! all hail all things facon!

Cherry Blossom Girl said...
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karmalily said...

Man, that super club sandwich looks great!

Cherry Blossom Girl said...

We're so there-- and please post any recipes you have! Those pictures....yum!

gwgjoan said...

Sooo much fakin bacon!!! Another reason to be jealous of Portland.

Jeni Treehugger said...

I totally drooled on my keyboard - your blog should carry a "Risk of electrocution" warning.
I would love your Tofu Bacon recipe and so would Luke.

Bianca said...

Portland truly is better than heaven! Fakin' Fest...that sounds like a dream come true. Why do I still live in Memphis? Sigh...

nora said...

okay, those slabs of tempeh on that salad near the end are HUGE! wow haha

the tempeh bacon on top of the pb waffles sounds amazing. aren't omnis really into combining pb and bacon on sandwiches? yours is like a non-repulsive version of that!

kimmykokonut said...

sounds like it's going to be a great time! i'll be spending family time before matt runs the pdx marathon but i'll be dreaming of fakin'!

Debra said...

It looks soooo good! My kids would be all over it!!!

Anonymous said...

Thatsa whole lot a fakin' bacon and it all looks delicious. fakin' bacon and chocolate together? uhh, yes and yes and yes please!

caitysparkles said...

OMG. I think I need to live in Portland. Hahaha. I also need to try Tempeh Bacon. That looks absolutely amazing!!

Sal said...

woah that is a lot of awesome looking fake stuff! yum

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Woah. I am so frickin hungry right now. It all looks so great!

Anonymous said...

I've never been able to warm up to tempeh, but I've also never tried it in a baconized version. Do you have a go-to recipe for turning tempeh into delicious tempeh bacon?

Also, I'm with The Voracious Vegan, that tofu bacon is alluring.

Jennifer said...

What a great blog you have! I was just surfin' vegetarian blogs and thought I would swing by!~

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

You are a Fakin' master!

kim kardashian said...

haha. the food really looked the genuine.

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