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VeganMoFo: mac and cheese

Another cold weather comfort food is ye olde mac and cheese. The recipe we use is the one in The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook and we can't make it too often because it is so not good for you (seeing as how it involves almost a bag of pasta, a stick of margarine, and a 1/4 cup oil), but it really just hits the spot sometimes (and has even impressed a non-vegan or two). Last night was a mac and cheese kind of night, but we did make a side of dino kale and chard to try to counter the indulgence.

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Vol 3 Mini is here!

We just got our shipment of Volume 3 minis this afternoon and they turned out awesome! We're just about sold out of Vol 1 minis, so it's nice to have a new mini option. All the greatness of the bigger version packed in a smaller punch. Keeping it short as I've got lots of bookkeeping to attend to, but my VeganMoFo thought for the day is soup. This week has really turned on the chill in the air, and as much as I like fall leaves and don't care much for heat, I've apparently been spoiled by summer and am not particularly pleased that I have to put on more than a t-shirt and hoody. It would help if I...

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VeganMoFo: Sweetpea Bakery

Lucky for Portland and people who love sugar, there is Sweetpea Baking Company at SE 12th and Stark Street. Sweetpea is an amazing all vegan bakery making the most fantastic donuts, cakes and danishes (among many other things). I love going there as they always have new things to try, it's a great space to sit & eat and the owner Lisa is super nice and cares a lot about making vegan baked goods taste as good as any other baked good in the world. The chocolate petit fours with mocha and pumpkin cheesecake I picked up yesterday. Saturday is donut day and Wednesday is danish day and on Sunday they have a vegan brunch. Go there and get a...

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Jo and Mom

Been juggling work on Jo's book (it's awesome!) and a short visit from my mom. Spent the weekend formatting Jo's pages and it was so cool to re-read her stories page by page, coming all together as a whole, and seeing how they build and parallel and intersect. We're super excited about it! She sent us her mock-up yesterday (even better getting to flip physical pages), along with some really great little gifts (L, O, shell, and maybe it was just for wrapping, but loved her screen printed tissue paper). Thanks Jo! You can get a sneak preview of what the title page will be like. So the book's just about done, but had to put off wrapping it up...

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