Vegan MoFo Day 14: Milwaukee vegan bake sale #2 – recap!
Sunday, November 14, 2010 1 Comment
After a marathon couple of days doing the one-woman event planner thing and getting totally dissed by a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel photographer who was very insistent that I was not actually the person who organized the bake sale, I woke up this morning sick as a dog. As such, making, photographing, writing or reading about delicious vegan food hasn’t really been on my radar screen — I didn’t even change out of pajamas or leave the couch today, let alone go outside or spend my usual 3-4 hours in the kitchen. To be perfectly honest, most of my caloric intake has consisted of leftover Autumn Clouds, Naked Juice Gold Machine, and tangerine flavor Emergen-C. Now that’s what I call a mise en place!
Fortunately, I have some photos from yesterday to share, and a final list of everything that was for sale! I didn’t get a chance to photograph everything before it sold out, especially because the first hour or two was almost unbelievably busy, but I tried to capture as much as I could.
What we had on hand yesterday:
chocolate-dipped pretzel rods
rolled in peanuts, plain, or rolled in coconut
chocolate chip cookie bars
(using Ener-G as the egg replacer)
with or without Ghirardelli chocolate chips
whole wheat chocolate chip pecan cookies
blueberry chocolate thumbprint cookies
chocolate fudge oatmeal cookies
with or without raisins
raw gluten-free truffles rolled in coconut
chocolate shortbread scones with caramelized bananas
peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate ganache
raspberry jelly donut cupcakes
» spicy Wisconsin-grown pickled green and yellow wax beans
» pickled Wisconsin-grown hot banana peppers
» pickled Wisconsin-grown carrot and daikon radish
» tart Wisconsin-grown cran-applesauce
» magic chocolate bundt cake
» chocolate chip peanut butter cookies
» pumpkin pie brownies
» chocolate mint cupcakes
» walnut and cashew caramel turtles
As you can see, veganism clearly involves a lot of denial, disappointment, and dietary hardship. When it comes to dessert, all we can really do is suck it up and settle for chocolates, scones, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, candy, and truffles. And alfalfa sprouts, or whatever it is we actually eat.
I can’t wait to do another bake sale — look for more information on the main page of the site for the next one; I’m hoping to do a spring-themed seed swap and seedling sale along with the usual assortment of volunteer-baked treats.
THANK YOU to the amazing volunteer bakers: Sarah, Dyan, Frank, Katie, Erin, Lissa, Mandi, Amy, and everyone’s favorite Kelly!
Tonight’s dinner, courtesy of omni boyfriend, the best vegan cook I have ever met: balsamic farfalle pasta, pan-seared broccoli and spinach with toasted cashews, grilled Simple Soyman herb-style tofu, maple and brandy-glazed roasted chestnuts!
And now, off to watch The Walking Dead, chug NyQuil, and hope I feel better in time for work tomorrow.