alive again today

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)


I spy Daiya wedges!

reblogged from quarrygirl:

(as always, click the photos to enlarge and see captions.)

i hit up natural products expo west for a couple hours today and had a blast! i didn’t get to see everything, not even close—-talk about vegan overload!—-but i did sample some great new and classic products. most exciting were the little gardein sliders i posted about earlier, the temptation soft serve machine at the chicago vegan foods booth, and some insane new flavored vegenaise varieties from follow your heart. (i’m talking horseradish and tartar sauce!) mind blowing. ALSO, austin-based queso makers food for lovers (one of my favorite brands ever) has come out with a new killer chipotle mayo and will soon be releasing a fat free country gravy. already having fantasies about that. if the gravy is half as good as the queso, i know i’ll be adding it to practically every meal. 

one booth i didn’t make it to today, and i’m so bummed, is eat pastry. they make fantastic vegan cookie dough and have recently sent me samples of their new sugar cookie flavor. outta this world.

i know this isn’t as in depth as my previous expo west coverage, but i thought you all would enjoy a few snaps.

Pesto Chicken Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce & A VEGAN JUNK FOOD COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!


People! Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite cookbook, Vegan Junk Food by Lane Gold!

Jalapeno Bacon Poppers. Boston Cream Pie. Butterfinger Chunk Cookies. Spring Rolls. Beer Brat-Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms with Steak Fries. Mocha Cheesecake Brownies. Mac and Cheese Bake. Tortilla Chip Soup. Sweet or savory, from appetizers to desserts, this cookbook has got it all!

INCLUDING AN ENTIRE CHAPTER DEDICATED TO PIZZAS AND BREADS! You heard me right, folks! Baked Ziti Pizza. Spicy Onion and Sausage Pizza. Eggplant Parmesan Pizza. Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza. Rosemary Garlic Potato Pizza. Barbecued Tempeh Pizza. Pizza Dough Garlic Rolls. Pizza Rolls. Do it yourself Vegan Ricotta and Cheese Sauce. AND MORE! Behold the culinary wonders of Vegan Junk Food.

When I saw the pizza & bread chapter, I knew I had to hit Adams Media up for a review copy, and they were nice enough to comply. Though Vegan Junk Food was released in mid-December, and I first contacted the publisher way back in November, it wasn’t until late January that I received my copy. The book’s been so popular, you see, that the first run sold out. Yay vegan junk food!

I haven’t had time to try out many of the recipes yet, but this past weekend the husband and I made the Pesto Chicken Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce. A.MAZE.A.BALLS!, y’all! The garlic sauce - actually pureed white beans - tastes like garlicky mashed potatoes. I could seriously eat it as its own meal, it’s so yummy.

All of the recipes look so delish that we had trouble choosing just one, but our lack of ingredients helped to narrow it down. (Seriously, we were short of one or two ingredients for nearly every pizza recipe. THE LUCK.) The Black Bean Taco, Thai, and Meatball pizzas are next up on our list!

The good news for you: Adams Media sent me three copies of Vegan Junk Food, so I have two to give away!

To enter to win, REBLOG THIS POST and describe your favorite VEGAN JUNK FOOD in the notes/comments. Can’t pick just one? Reblog multiple times (always with a different answer) for additional entries (but please, don’t be obnoxious about it. No spamming!) Likes are nice but don’t count.

The contest is open until Monday, February 27 at 4PM CST. I’ll choose one winner randomly and the second winner will be whichever entry most strikes my fancy. I love ALL the vegan junk foods, so don’t feel like you have to suck up by answering “pizza”!

Since I’m shipping these myself, the contest is open internationally. Remember to leave your ask box open so I have a way of contacting you. Once I announce the results, the winners have 72 hours to respond, after which time I’ll choose another winner. Good luck!


oh my god i cant pick….

tacos. vegan tacos. i eat that shit allllllll the time