Our beloved Terry Hope Romero brings it YET AGAIN with these Olive Oil Tamales with Asparagus & Mushrooms! Man, I love tamales so much. I love all foods that contain other foods because that’s twice the food, which means it’s twice as good—do the math. I would eat this preceded by a bounty of spring rolls and followed with a gang load of veganized Slutty Brownies. Food-within-food party, commence!
Oakland’s Hella Vegan Eats is hella delicious and you need to hella be eating it right now! »
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had the absolute pleasure of eating as much food from the Oakland-based Hella Vegan Eats as humanly possible. Seriously, I’ve been surviving almost exclusively on their bounty of deliciousness. I’ve buried myself in mountains of tamales and eaten myself out in mere minutes! Please forget that you ever read that sentence! On to the food!
Let me give you a list of all the OUTSTANDINGLY AMAZING food I’ve been eating. Nothing has been short of the best g-d thing I’ve ever eaten and here’s the list: Navajo Fry Bread topped with deliciousness like quinoa, sweet potatoes, and other such yum; Orzo with Butternut Squash “Cheddar;” Cranberries and Shaved Brussels Sprouts; Spiced Apple Fritters (HOLY FUCK), and Vanilla-Chai Horchata. And then there are the tamales. OH THE TAMALES! Oy, they are so magical! Perfect masa stuffed with fillings like Spicy Black Bean, Al Pastor, Thai Peanut, or Green Mole. Seriously, so many fresh veggies—including things like purple cauliflower! so pretty!—and tender homemade seitan. I can’t even tell you HOW FUCKING GOOD THIS FOOD IS. Sorry, I am excited, and also very sad that I have none of it left and am forced to eat a stupid-ass massaged kale salad for dinner and be sad. [Ed note: Those tamales are the m-fing best, Laura does not lie! —Meave]
Right now, you can only get Hella Vegan Eats at events, or have them cater your parties (DO THIS), but they are currently in La Cocina’s incubator program and are working toward a food truck, and then world domination. I’m in! I will fight in whatever crazy vegan army they need me to, and you totally want me on your side, because not only am I certifiably nuts with nothing to lose, I can stuff tamales even faster than I eat them. For every tamale I eat, I will stuff two. We can’t lose!
[Photos from Yelp because I ate everything too fast to take pictures because I don’t fuck around when it comes to eating.]
Reader JP shares this photo of Soyrizo, tofu, black bean, potato, Daiya, and jalapeño tamales. Family traditions made vegan!
Rest stops for beavers, delicious trichinosis, hating on bacon, Tamale Fest and more in this week’s link-o-rama! »
Vegan Tamale Fest at Papalote on Saturday!!!! Yes! That’s tomorrow, Dec. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the 3409 24th St. at Valencia Street location. Bay Area vegans, you are obligated to show up and eat as many tamales as you possibly can. Then, buy more to take home and freeze. Where there’s demand, there’ll be supply!
Wir liebe euch, beavers! Berlin cares about its minuscule beaver population—made up of younger beavers who’d left the rural colony to seek their fortunes in the capital—so much that the city built them a rest stop in the Spree river. Consider my heart warmed.
Let’s be friends on Facebook, anti-bacon vegans.
Sweden’s burning of 3,000 wild rabbits as an alternate to heating oil is the number-one “Oddball News Story” of 2009? You crazy (asshole) for this one, Time.
If asked to design a USB stick that was “neutral in appearance and lack[ed] emotional appeal,” would you cover it in real animal fur? No? That actually makes you sick to your stomach? Get out of my aesthetics.
I use that “the world is fucked" tag for almost every link-o-rama, because of things like this slide show of Ringling Bros. “trainers” using electrical shocks to “teach” baby elephants “fun circus tricks.” Humans are the best!!!
Dang it you guys, San Francisco is running out of sourdough bakeries. I have no idea, but it’s true. Looks like 2010 is the year of getting some starter and learning to make your own sourdough loaves.
People used to get trichinosis all the time from eating pigs; now they get it from eating bears. BEARS. Also walruses, deer, cougar, and wild boar (Pollan!). The solution, according to a scientists at the CDC: keep eating bear! Just use a meat thermometer, OK?
Animal studies have shown that diets lower in protein lead to longer lives. Is this a net win for us who don’t eat meat, or a net loss because all the fucking studies were performed on fucking animals who didn’t sign up to live in a lab on reduced rations? Yes, I’m even against experiments on fruit flies. It’s called compassion, asshole.
The Drakes Bay Oyster Farm was caught farming clams in a harbor seal refuge. Good move, guys; is there anything stupider than angering Marin environmentalists?
Vegansaurus contributor Zoë Stagg discusses cruelty-free (Christian) holidays with Eve of the SF Appeal at VidSF!
Finally, how about a recipe for vegan caramels laced with cardamom from Manifest: Vegan? Sounds amazing.
First annual Vegan Tamale Fest at Papalote’s tomorrow! »
Vegansaurus already loves Papalote, and with the news of the first annual Vegan Tamale Fest, the love, it is growing. As Broke-ass Stuart points out, there are tons of confirmed attendees on Facebook. B-AS also says something about vegans farts stinking but I think that might be something about vegans having regular bowel movements because of the healthy food we eat. Lots of omnis are so fucked-up internally that they forgot what a good, solid shit feels like. JUST A GUESS. Finally, many apologies.
Anyway, my name has just been added to the Facebook event! Let the obesity begin! Or, continue!
The fine print: It’s tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. until they run out. Only at the 24th Street location! So sad, too bad, other location in the middle of nowheresville, USA. Population: losers! OH SNAP.
Has anyone tried these vegan tamales from SF Vegan Tamales that Kevin over at MissionMission is going on about? The tamales look amazing but their website is a Myspace page. NO EXCUSES, HIPPIES. I know you know someone who has access to a computer, three minutes and a Hacky Sack®,* at least get a g-d Blogger account!
Anyway, when I figure out how to get my hot little hands on a tamale, I’ll let y’all know. Or you tell me.
*Would also accept "devil" sticks** in place of a Hacky Sack. You know, something for you to busy yourself with while they make your blog!
**Actual conversation just now with Jonas:
me: what are those sticks that hippies love called?
they play with them in the park
Jonas: diablo*** sticks
me: thank you!
Jonas: NO I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THEM
I CAN’T TEACH YOU
***Jonas speaks hippie in a number of languages.