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 Vegan Eating, Living, and Travel in Colorado 

Wednesday
Apr102013

NEWS

Y'all, we have some vegan news: 

  • Jerusalem broke our hearts. 
    It turns there is butter in the rice, and yogurt in the baba ghanoush. We never add anything to the guide without first confirming its veganness, but Jeru was fibbing. (Or didn't care enough to actually check when we asked.) Bummer.  
  • But we are falling in love with Beet Box all over again. 
    BECAUSE THEY ARE OPENING A STOREFRONT! As in, their soft opening is on Saturday, April 13th. With a vegan grocery store and vegan bakery/cafe, I think we can say that Denver has officially arrived. Plants & Animals has some sweet pics.   
  • Sushi Sasa has awesome vegan food, and now a happy hour!
    First, we loved them for their vegan tempura. Then we loved them for their grilled artichoke. Now, they overhauled their menu to add little vegan optional tags to veganizable dishes, and introduced a killer happy hour. $5 canned wine, $5 grilled artichoke with miso vegan aioli, $2 avocado tempura. OH. And they have a whole mocktails list, so our edge friends aren't left out. It's heaven. Be sure to ask for the VO options to come vegan, though!
Sunday
Jan202013

HAPPY VALENTIMES

Here's where to get a special dinner with your so/bff/fwb/sisterwife/whatevs (make reservations!): 

  • Watercourse
    Denver
    Four courses plus dessert, $50 a person, or $65 with wine pairing
    Menu highlight: Smoked Orange Tofu with Spanish Rice with pimento and caper sofrito and a parsley coulis
    Full menu 
  • Leaf
    Boulder
    Three courses plus dessert, $40 a person, or $58 with wine pairing

    Menu highlight: Housemade cocoa infused tofu, creamy carrot polenta, haricot verts, demi-glace 
    Full menu
  • Tasty Harmony
    Fort Collins
    One appetizer, two entrees, two palate cleansers, one dessert, $55 per couple without wine

    Menu highlight: Grilled king trumpet mushrooms and smoked tofu "present" wrapped in leaks and covered in miso mustard glaze
    Full menu
  • Native Foods
    Boulder
    No prix fixe and no reservations necessary, but they are doing specials for Valentine's Day: Lasagne, ceasar salad, and cheesy garlic bread for $9.95, plus tiramisu for dessert!
  • Root Down
    Denver
    Four courses, $64 a person, or $94 with wine pairing
    Menu highlight: 'Chicken' Bordelaise with Wild Mushroom Sauce and Chickpea Lentil Panelle
    Full menu
  • Linger
    Denver
    Four courses, $64 a person, or $94 with wine pairing
    Menu highlight: Butternut Squash Pupusas with Avocado Aioli, Pomegranates and Black Beans
    Full menu
  • Black Cat
    Boulder
    Four courses, $75 a person
    No menu posted, but they said there would be a vegan option for each course 
  • Eden
    Denver
    Three courses including dessert, $25 per person or $20 each if there's two of you, includes one drink

    Menu highlight: Tofu tacos
    Full menu 
  • Shine
    Boulder
    No price or set menu yet, but they will have a vegan menu. Bonus burlesque show! 

Plus also, Nooch has vegan chocolate boxes! 

Saturday
Jan192013

Field Report: Jerusalem

Update: We are sad to say that we have been informed that both the rice and baba ganoush at Jerusalem are unfortunately not vegan.

Veggie combo from Jerusalem. All vegan, so good. Falafel, saffron rice, tabouleh, fatouche, stuffed grape leaves, baba ganoush, pita, hummus, FRIES:

 

Thursday
Jan172013

Field Report: Waffle of the Week

A carrot cake waffle with vegan cream cheese sauce is the waffle of the week. Hooboy:

Friday
Nov162012

Thanksvegan!

It's our Thanksvegan Recipe Roundup! Even if you're going somewhere else for the big meal, it's worth spending Thursday morning cooking so that you have leftovers all weekend. Vegans really know how to celebrate with food:

The Washington Post compared a bunch of vegan turkey substitutes (we're mainstream, y'all!):

This seitan roulade from What the hell does a vegan eat anyway? is just so fancy:

Isa at Post Punk Kitchen made a seitan loaf stuffed with leeks and shiitakes, and it looks killer:

And frankly, Post Punk Kitchen's got you covered for the whole meal. This green bean casserole is one of 13 Thanksgiving recipes:

Mushroom, Onion, and Spinach Tart with Goat Cheeze from Oh She Glows:

Delicata Squash Stuffed with Farro, Pecans, Mushrooms, and Cranberries from The Kitchn:

Seitan En Croute from Just the Food:

Beatiful Kale Salad with Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon:

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen:

Apple Cider Tofu with Butternut Squash and Roasted Pears from Vegan Dad:

Dandied Yams from Bonzai Aphrodite:

Fluffy Pull Apart Dinner Rolls from Oh She Glows:

YOU GUYS. Pumpkin Tiramisu from Chef Chloe:

Voluptuous Pumpkin Pie from Voluptuous Vegan via Post Punk Kitchen:

Don't feel like cooking? Join The Vegetarian Society of Colorado for their annual vegan feast, or order a Vegan Van meal to go by signing up at Nooch by Sunday afternoon (11/18), and pair it with a store-bought vegan roast you can get at Nooch, including Denver Seitan Company's brand new Holiday Roast! Native Foods in Boulder is also doing dinner from 12:00 to 6:00, but you gotta make reservations quick.