Meet Jerry James Stone’s gorgeous avocado gazpacho, with basil, cilantro, tarragon, chiles, limes, and heirloom tomatoes! And JJS wants yours to be the tastiest kitchen of the summer, he’s put together a page with all his vegan recipes! And they are glorious. Go, read, eat with your eyes, and get ready for a bountiful season of sunshine and delicious home cookery.
Check it out! One of you took the June Challenge! This is Natalie’s avocado, which she made into guacamole. Natalie says:
My new food wasn’t terribly interesting, but it was a major fear food. Before developing an eating disorder I LOVED avocados. Chop one in half, add some salt and pepper, give me a spoon, and I’d be a happy camper. Sadly, they now scare the shit out of me—fat content and whatnot. I challenged myself last night in honor of your challenge to have some guacamole with my bean burrito, and it was delish. and I didn’t die. So all is well in the world. And who knows, maybe soon I’ll be snacking on avocados again.
Natalie! We’re so proud of you! It takes a lot of courage to fight a food fear, when your brain has decided that the thing you really want to eat will only harm you. Congratulations, and may your future hold many more avocados.
Let us know when you take the June Challenge! Be adventurous! Food is wonderful.
Denver Avocado Takedown report: Vegans rule! »
I’ll tell this story mainly in photos.
I spent the whole weekend cooking. 250 cupcakes. Notice the *free* case of Avocados from Mexico (TM) in the background. This is the pile I started with.
Thanks, Kitchen Robot, for pureeing the green stuff so well!
Oh hell yeah. Mini avocado-lime cupcakes, based on a recipe from Big Vegan (review here), and decorated to adorable perfection (thanks YouTube!). I made my own colored sugar. It’s dead easy: Mix sugar with food coloring in a bowl; use a spoon. DONE!
If there was a prize for presentation, we woulda won. That’s my husband Danny in his new Vegansaurus shirt. Note the awesome sign he colored for us. Note the lights and cupcake tree. Yup. Also note that the Vegan Van was next to me. Love it! There was a vegan to my left as well! And so many more! Somehow we took over!
This is a plate of only the vegan food on hand. Out of 23 entries, 13 had vegan options. HOLY SHIT WE OUTNUMBERED THEM! One chick with non-vegan cupcakes was totally apologizing to me.
That’s me near the center with the Vegansaurus shirt peeking from my apron, waiting to hear about first place. Eek!
In the end, the judges gave third place to a vegan dish, and the people gave vegans both first and third places. WE WIN!
I got to go home with a zillion leftover cupcakes, an avocado apron, totebag, and peeler, and an awesome good time. Dudes, it was a glimpse of the future: WE OUTNUMBERED THEM! VEGAN WAS NORMAL!
Some recipes will be online soon; I’ll update with a link.
Strawberry “crab”-stuffed avocado from our favorite, Vegan Feast!
Featured on Fit Sugar (I KNOW) with 10 other vegan avocado recipes! I will eat all of them in one sitting because I am amazing.
Vegan avocado frozen yogurt! »
I’m a little down today and all I want to do is eat vegan avocado frozen yogurt. This looks to be the bomb, except I’d probably use a good-tasting sugar replacement that’s not gross Stevia. Or maybe I’d just use sugar. Yeah, that’s what I’d do. UGH LET’S EAT AND WATCH TV AND NOT DO ANY WORK FOREVER, deal?
Avocado on toast with sliced apples. The only thing that could make this better is if it were deep fried.
[via yack attack!]
Whoa, check out reader Seana’s glorious Mexican repast:
1) Potato and kale enchiladas, adapted from a PPK recipe
2) Spicy roasted tomatillo enchilada sauce
3) Mexican rice, courtesy of Herbivoracious
4) Refried beans from a can (courtesy of Amy’s).
DANG! Start with the internet, add your personal culinary talents, and combine until PERFECT. Nice job, Seana!
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Tim is trying to engage your Vegansaurus in some sort of polyamory by luring us the the East Coast with his dinner. All the potatoes and tofu fried with onions, poblano, grape tomatoes, and avocado “[we] can eat,” he says.
You guys we’re not really into sharing much besides food and our boundless wisdom but for fried avocado we could be persuaded.
[Send me your food porn, if you’ve got it!]