Kale is a winter veggie and this season we’re here to EAT IT ALL! Starting with Almost Vegan Chef’s PIZZA KALE CHIPS. These are off-the-charts insanely good, and this is coming from someone who normally only likes to eat the three C’s — Cake, Cookies, and iCe cream. OK?? Legit.
Eat this immediately: Gourmellows! They’re what’s for every meal if you’re not an idiot! »
You guys, you really really really really really have to try these gourmellows from Desiderio Chocolates. Yes, gourmellow — it’s GOURMET and MARSHMALLOW made into one awkward word, but who cares, the taste is nothing short of legendary. Legendary, I say! I found them while browsing the vegan section of the adorable Abe’s Market instead of working (it’s one of the many things I do that don’t involve working), and BAM: Gourmellows:
They’re half-fudge, half-marshmallow (roughly the same composition as yours truly) and then covered in the smoothest dark chocolate I’ve ever had. It’s almost milk chocolaty. I mean, HOT DAMN! It tastes like nothing I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve eaten pretty much everything. If you don’t believe me, I’ll send pictures.
Man, I love Gourmellows so much. I’ve gotten into the adorable habit of g-chatting my boyfriend simply, “GOURMELLOW DOWN!” because it makes him sad that he’s at stupid work without delicious gourmellows and I’m living the dream!
Get at them, either via Abe’s ($14 for six, or $12.60 if you give them three friends’ email addresses, YOU ASSHOLE) or Desiderio Chocolates’ Etsy store ($6 for three). Also, their sea salt caramels are UNSANE. You like nougat? Oh, they’ve got your nougat! Oh fuck it, just get a sampler snack pack and go to town, fatty. FUCK, I see that they’ve got ROCKY ROAD, TOO. Goddammit!
Here’s the sea salt caramel:
Here’s my hand-model hand and a Gourmellow EXTREME CLOSE-UP:
I’m currently obsessed (and I mean SINGLE WHITE FEMALE OBSESSION) with Isa’s Mac & Shews recipe. It’s by far my favorite mac and cheese recipe on the planet and not only is it great as a mac and cheese, the sauce alone KILLS on a baked potato and broccoli.
You’ll make a big plate of that and then drive by Wendy’s and some sad sack will be sitting on the curb out front eating their crappy microwaved potato with radioactive death cheese sauce and you’ll roll down the window and say either:
1) Pardon me, but would you happen to have any Gray Poupon?
2) HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?! (while waving your food out the window, that part is key)
Oh, the friends you will make!
Coconut Bliss, we love you! »
So, you’ve heard, we’re headed to SXSW! Vegansaurus is ready to take over Austin and eat everything in the city and tear some shit up. I’m not exactly sure what we’re going to tear up but it’ll probably be vegan tamales from Mr. Natural. Oh! Also, I’m speaking about veganism online. Fancy! If you’re attending, please come to the panel and be my friend. We’re gonna be doing all sorts of fabulous giveaways, too. Including an opportunity to win some free fabulous stuff from Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss (which we LOVE), one of our righteous sponsors! Yes! And when we get back from SXSW, we’re gonna do a taste test with their new flavors (you can also WIN SOME RIGHT NOW), which we are crazy excited about because HOLY SHIT MORE ICE CREAM PLZ.
We are thrilled that Coconut Bliss is one of our sponsors because we are nuts about the product and think they’re the greatest best. Woo!
Naked Almond Fudge, I love you the most of all.
If you’re in the mood for even more SXSW inspired deals, check out our Twig & Leaf Botanicals 20 percent off coupon!
Product review: Food for Lovers Vegan Queso! »
Holy Guacamole*! Food for Lovers vegan cheese in a jar is fucking delicious! It tastes JUST like that bright yellow nacho cheese sauce you get at the movies** but it doesn’t make you throw up after you binge on it! It is a miracle of food science! We live in a truly blessed time, fellow vegans.
The creators of this marvelous product are from Texas (get a rope! sorry, it’s a reflexive reaction brought on by being raised by a television in the ’80s) and so you know they know what’s up when it comes to all things fatty and tasty. Except this shit isn’t really that fatty, but it tastes so rich and creamy! I would buy several jars so you can experiment with nachos, burritos, nachos, enchiladas, spicy mac ‘n’ cheese, and more nachos.
MAKE MEGA NACHOS. How you do this is: you get a cookie sheet, you dump one to two bags of tortilla chips on it, you cover that in a shit-ton of beans, vegan burger crumbles, jalapeños, chopped tomatoes, whatever. Then pour say, several jars of this queso on it and bake at 400 F for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and dump on buckets of vegan sour cream and guacamole (or just slice entire avocados on it if you’re rich, you rich fucker!) and then eat it all and feel both proud and disgusted (the best combination of feelings). MEGA NACHOS!
Those are not my MEGA NACHOS but I want them very badly.
*I feel like this is something Megan Rascal would adorably say.
**And I imagine state and county fairs and all that good wholesome Amurrican shit but I don’t know, I’ve never been because my parents hate me/America.
Harvest Home and Vegansaurus dessert party! You’re coming! »
This is a reminder! Next Friday, Mar. 11 is the vegan dessert party for Harvest Home Sanctuary! Y’all better be there to eat many delicious vegan desserts and party with the excellent people from Harvest Home Sanctuary.
RSVP here and read the last post for more details and put it on your calendar and get ready to EAT and meet other rad vegans making it happen and doing it to it and all that. Yes.
[adorable owl cupcake via *sfw*]
Oyster mushroom and corn chowdah TONIGHT at 20th & Valencia! »
SF Relais soup stand is BACK for another go! Tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 9, they’ll be at 20th and Valencia Streets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and ready to take your hard-earned monies (under $5! deal!) for a giant bowl of the good stuff. Delicious. If you want to keep abreast of their happenings in the future, follow them on twitter and get prepared for tasty vegan soup and stew in the Mission on the regular! Man, I love being vegan in the SF Bay Area. Life is good. Except for when it’s shitty. LIFE!
GIVEAWAY OVER! Davey won! Woo! Vegansaurus Giveaway: 5 Free Sundaes or Shakes at Maggie Mudd! »
So, the deal is, we hella bought too many of these groupons. And now we have WAAAAAY too many of these coupons that get you 5 free shakes or sundaes at Maggie Mudd (delicious!) and no time to use them all. This expires February 28th, 2011 so you’re gonna have to get to eating fast. Which you might want to do anyway because Maggie Mudd is hella for sale (BUY IT!!) and so WHO KNOWS WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING!?
For a chance to win FIVE of those bad boys, let us know your ideal weight. The bigger the better, folks. This ain’t Weight Watchers*. Winner chosen AT RANDOM WITH SPECIAL FAVOR GIVEN TO BIGGER NUMBERS. J/k, we use random.org so whatever. This will end on Friday, January 21st, because you need to be using these coupons STAT!
*That said, if it were, the people at Weight Watchers would be FUUUUUCKED. And probably a whole lot happier.
Get on it: Underground restaurant Lazy Bear does vegan! »
San Francisco’s Lazy Bear underground restaurant usually serves omni-fare, but they also love us veggies, so this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22 and 23, the dinners are all vegetarian and vegan upon request! If you’re missing Brassica Supper Club, this might be the most suitable replacement yet. For more details, like their secret Mission location and making dinner reservation, go here. So secretive!
That’s a photo of a test recipe for this weekend’s dinners: It’s charred carrots with carrot glaze, kalamata olive purée, melted fennel, and chicories fresh and powdered, so you know they’re gonna get fancy on your asses.
When I put out a call last week for a vegan cherpumple, little did I know, Megan at Down Home Vegan had already made it! It looks like the most awesome pain-in-the-ass EVER and I want it. Megan, you are a mad genius and I want to give you so many high fives, you have no idea. CHERPUMPLE!