Last weekend was a potluck vegan meetup. I went with some friends and had a nice time talking and eating the great food. I brought my black bean groundnut stew and some brown rice. It is one of my favorite dishes and quite popular with my friends and family.
Today, was ARC’s 2nd annual vegan hot dish cook-off. The event was well attended with what looked like close to 100 people. There were over 15 people competing in three different areas: official judges, number of tickets, and people’s choice. Each hot dish cost one ticket to try. A ticket cost $1 and the proceeds went to ARC.
Is your blender grimy? Is there a film on the inside of the container? My vitamix was covered in smoothie gunk and hard water stains. I had forgotten how nice it looked when I bought it. I follow the regular cleaning routine which is a drop of dish soap, some water, and then let it run for a while. The smoothie gunk still built up. My vitamix needed a deep cleaning. After thinking about it for a bit, it turned out to be quick and easy.
Tonight, I had a great dinner with a bunch of vegans from a local meetup at On’s Kitchen. I had never been to this restaurant before, so I was unsure what to get. The meetup host suggested #49: Khao Mun Gai which is meat (tofu/mock duck) server with ginger and garlic sauce. She let me sample some. It was quite good with a nice strong ginger flavor, but I was in the mood for some veggies.
Last night was CAA’s 5th Annual Vegan Chili Cook Off. This was my first chance to attend one of their chili cook offs, and I had a great time. I wanted to attend previous events, but the scheduling didn’t work out until this year.
Yesterday, was the second annual Twin Cities Veg Fest. As last year, it was held at Coffman Union on the U of M campus. I was excited to try some new vegan food. Veg Fest is all about the tasty food right? Look at all the goodies in the grab bag!