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Entries in excuses to eat (15)



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. 


Chomp: Thai!

The May Chomp is all Thai! Join Plants & Animals Denver for their monthly vegan community dinner. Bring a $7-10 donation, and your own plate, cup, and utensils if you can. Deets and RSVP here. 

Also! There are bunch of other cool events happening soon:

  • 27 Social Centre Secret Cafe
    Saturday, April 28th, 11:30am - 2:30pm, 27 Social Centre, Denver
    This monthly vegan-friendly brunch is going all vegan this time, with a suggested donation of $5-12. Kids eat free! Proceeds benefit the 27 Social Centre. It ends at 2:30, so you'll have just enough time to get to the World Wide Ultra Vegan Bake Sale at Leon. 
  • World Wide Ultra Vegan Bake Sale!
    Saturday, April 28th, 3:00 - 6:00pm, Leon Gallery, Denver
    If you have plans for April 28th, you should probably cancel them because you'll want to be attending Denver's own World Wide Vegan Bake Sale. Presented by Plants & Animals Denver, this shindig will feature peanut butter cups, moon pies and twinkies, among other glorious vegan treats. If this isn't enough for you, hold on, because this will all be provided along with the sweet sounds of The Shaky Molars and Bike Theft. Detailsss.

You can check out more vegan events at the Vegan Coloradical Calendar. Get 'em on your sheduel now, you busy person!


27 Social Centre Secret Cafe!

This Saturday is 27 Social Centre's Secret Cafe, a monthly burnch with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Brunch is yours for a suggested donation of $5-12, and all proceeds go right back to the collective. Join them tomorrow and fuel up for Fancy Plants Vegan Prom!

More details at the Westword food blog

Plus, look at all the kitties on this flyer. SO MANY KITTIES.

Check out more upcoming vegan-friendly events on the Vegan Coloradical Calendar


Holy Chocomole!

I was in the mood for an afternoon snack. (Read: I wanted an excuse to eat chocolate). Since I'm half-heartedly attempting this juice cleanse (um, totes cheating for CHOMP! tonight) I thought, instead of eating the entire bag of frozen Ghirrardeli chocolate chips in my freezer, I shall be clever--I shall make something relatively healthy and disguise it with chocolate.

Cue the Hallelujah chorus and meet my snack savior: Chocomole. 

I quickly realized there is no way to make this snack look appetizing. So you'll just have to trust me.

It is described as a pudding but really is more of a mousse, and I'm wishing raspberries were in season so they and Chocomole could be friends. But I toasted up some coconut flakes and they're getting along quite nicely. And who knew avocados and cocoa powder were so tight?

The recipe is from Kris Karr's Crazy, Sexy Diet which I had been coveting for several months at Tattered Cover, before I broke my promise to myself that I wouldn't buy any more cookbooks until I had better used the ones I already had, caved, paid, and practically skipped home to use the juicer my parents bought me for my birthday the year prior for the very first time. This particular recipe makes use of avocados, cocoa powder and a few other plant-based items to make this amazing dessert. /afternoon snack. I popped a bowl in the freezer and in the meantime toasted up those coconut flakes for the top. 

Why, oh why did I wait so long to try Chocomole?


Best Week Ever

This week is going to be a good. Two brand new, monthly, all-vegan events are making their Denver debut:

1. Vegan Drinks Denver! Hosted by Vegan Coloradical (that's us!) and our friends at Plants & Animals Denver. 

2. Neat Market! An all vegan pop-up shop with local vendors and hard-to-find vegan items (soy curls, you guys!). Thanks to the pioneers at Food Fight in Portland more their support, and thanks to Plants and Animals for putting this together. Be there!