Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tester fun + a question

I'm still on a roll with testing for Isa's newest book, so here's a taste (har) to keep you excited!

Tamarind BBQ Tempeh & Sweet Potatoes (Isa tester)
Tamarind BBQ Tempeh & Sweet Potatoes

Potato Celeriac Soup with Brussels (Isa tester)
Potato Celeriac Soup with Brussels

Tortilla Soup (Isa tester)
Tortilla Soup

Chickpea Piccata (over mashed potatoes and arugula) (Isa tester)
Chickpea Piccata over mashed potatoes and arugula

Brussels Sprouts Potato Hash (Isa tester)
Brussels Sprouts Potato Hash

Tempeh & Black Eyed Pea Meatballs and Olivada Marinara with gf pasta (Isa tester)
Tempeh & Black Eyed Pea Meatballs and Olivada Marinara over gluten-free pasta

Speaking of GF pasta, I am totally in love with Ancient Harvest Quinoa's gluten-free pasta. It holds up equally well in stove-top pasta dishes as well as baked casseroles. The elbows and the spaghetti are my favorite. And it doesn't give you crazy poops the next day! I just wish they made lasagna noodles. Anyone got a recommendation for other GF pasta to try?

I'm working on a post about vegan knitting. Any questions about vegan knitting, or yarn, or anything else you'd like to see in the blog, please leave a comment and let us know! I'm curious to see what sort of direction readers expect/want from this blog. We kind of started it as a chronicle of our first baby steps as vegans. It's still important to us to help out newbie vegans as much as possible (Mom, Dad, come on, you know you can do it!), but also that we explore other topics as well. So let us know!

Friday, February 5, 2010


We haven't blogged in FOREVER. Eeps. Sorry. That's going to change soon. Mostly it's because I used to do all my blogging while at work (productive use of company resources mmmyes), and now I've changed positions and am super fucking busy during the day, and pooped when I get home. I promise though, we'll be better. XO!

Well with that out of the way, I wanted to point y'all in the direction of some awesome things going on this month.

Vegan valentines

First of all, on February 12th there's this awesome Vegan Valentine's Dance thingy being put on by a bunch of great people and featuring food from TONS OF PEOPLE including the fabulous ladies at both Sugar Beat Sweets and Fat Bottom Bakery! The price is a little steep but you get lots of free shit and since everyone vegan in the Bay Area knows each other, you're bound to see at least a couple peeps and guzzle beer at the same time! Also I've been to a different event in that same building, and I gotta say, the Brower Center is like California in that it knows how to party. It's pretty and big and super awesome.

SF vegan bakesale

Speaking of Valentine's Day and baked goods, the next San Francisco Vegan Bakesale is the following day, February 13th! Come stock up on sweets for your honey agavebunny, as Valentine's is the NEXT DAY FOOLS ack ack I totally have no idea what to get my BF, ideas plz!!!!! I'm probably going to bring persimmon walnut chocolate chip blondies again yo, so come eat that shit up before I do and gain more winter weight oops.

Speaking of bakesales, check out Fat Bottom Bakery's review of the first ever East Bay Vegan Bakesale, complete with photos of cute people and dogs, here! (I'm the hottie in the blue hoodie and braids.)