Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vegan Etsy Gears Up for Vegan Mofo

It's that time of year again friends! October kicks off the 5th annual Vegan Month of Food or Vegan Mofo for short. Head on over to the Vegan Mofo headquarters and sign up your blog before September 28th. The goal is to blog at least every weekday about your vegan food adventures. Lots of people come up with fun themes to follow for the month but you don't have to. Take the challenge! The Vegan Etsy Team blog will be participating, as will individual members on their blogs. Participating team members include:

My Zoetrope
Panda With Cookie
Vegans on the Move
Kittee: Craft Maker to the Stars
Miss Muffcake
Veggie Amanda (Newman Improved)
The Traveling Austin Vegan

Follow their blogs this month and see what the Vegan Etsy Team comes up with for Vegan Mofo!
And don't forget to follow the main MoFo blog for lots of giveaways including some by VET members Panda With Cookie and Sweet V Confections!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Madcap Mushrooms, Philly Style

Did you know that you can make a mushroom into a Philly Cheeze Steak? I didn't either, until our good friend Rhea over at The "V" Word showed us the light. Check out her amazing recipe, and enjoy celebrating National Mushroom Month as your tastebuds sing with joy!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A day for reflection.

Today we remember those who were lost ten years ago, and all whose lives were irrevocably changed on that day and in the days to follow. Our hearts go out to you. But we must also remember that hate can only lead to destruction. Let us remember that lesson every day, in our interactions with the earth, the animals, and each other.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

California, get ready for Vegan Speed Dating!

Veg*n dating has moved into the next millennium - literally. On Sunday, September 24th, Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco will host Veg Speed Dating, a unique matchmaking event for the vegan, vegetarian, and veg curious. The goal of the event is to give people an opportunity to meet a large number of like-minded (veg-friendly) people - where you can "meet a new vegetarian friend or find your vegan soul mate!"

September's Veg Speed Dating event will be the second in the series, and will doubtless grow and evolve as more veg*ns in the area become involved. For more info, make sure to check out the website.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Vegan Spanish Omlette

1 medium sweet potato
1 medium white potato
piece of swede about 2 inches square
piece of butternut squash about 2 inches square
1 parsnip
1 carrot
1 onion
1 stock cube
8 tablespoons chick pea flour
5 tablespoons soya milk
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
shake of cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

Wash vegetables, peel carrot, parsnip, swede, butternut squash and onion. scrub potatoes and cut off any undesirable bits on the skin. chop all the vegetables into small cubes, about 1 cm square or less.
Water in a large pan, bring to boil, add stock cube, add vegetables, and boil until soft (cooked).
Put soya milk, oil, vinegar and and 8 tablespoons of water from the cooked vegetables into a large bowl, and mix (with a hand held mixer if you have one). the consistence should be soft but not slack. add more vegetable water if needed.
Add the cooked vegetables, and mix with a large spoon, turning until all is covered and mixed.
cover a large, deep frying pan with cooking oil, and heat on a low setting. when hot, add the mix, and let it cook with the lid on, still on a low setting. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the mix looks to be solidifying, and going brown on the bottom.
Now this is the very tricky bit - loosen the omelette from the base of the pan, and turn over. Let it cook through for about 5 minutes more. When it loook firm but soft, it is ready.
Can be eaten hot or cold.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Vegan T-Shirt Day!

Happy Vegan T-Shirt day for September y'all! Here is a pic of my friend J, and her awesome vegan t-shirt. She won it in a raffle benefiting Dogs of the 9th Ward at the most recent Vegan Drinks New Orleans - and she couldn't have been more excited!

Remember, if you have any awesome pics of you and your friends proudly sporting your vegan tees, send them over! Submissions can be sent to VeganEtsyTeam -at- gmail. GO VEGANS! :D

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mushroom, Mushroom...

Mushrooms are a many splendid thing. Some are peaceful creatures...

While some are wild and fierce PIRATES!

And still others simply yearn to live free.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September is National Mushroom Month!

It's true - September is the month to celebrate your favorite fungi! All month long here at the Vegan Etsy Team blog, we'll be finding ways to revere the mighty mushroom.

To start you off, check out these vegan mushroom recipes from the fascinating website

If you have any favorite recipes, growing tips, photographs, or anything else you'd like to share, please do! Send anything you'd like to contribute to VeganEtsyTeam -at- gmail. And all hail the mushroom!