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Quinoa, Black Bean & Soyrizo Stuffed Peppers

Happy Friday! Who is ready for the weekend? I sure am & it’s gonna be a hot one here in So Cal. Fall is near & I am ready for sweater, boot & scarf weather, chai tea lattes & kabocha squash! But until then, we have a few more weeks at least of sandals, shorts, & sunnies. The last of summer’s produce is arriving at the markets & there is still time to make use of sweet corn, eggplant, zucchini & peppers.

If you are looking for a way to dish up the last of your peppers, I’ve got a new recipe over at Vegenista’s Kitchen. I took the red & green peppers from my latest CSA share & filled them with a spicy mixture of black beans, quinoa, soyrizo, cilantro & melty vegan cheese & they are absolutely delicious! Enjoy :) 

Chickpea Fall Issue

My absolute favorite vegan quarterly magazine, Chickpea, is out with their latest seasonal issue & it’s beautiful! Please help keep indie media alive by supporting this artisan quality zine. Read more about it below…

chickpea-magazine:

Our fall issue, the biggest issue we’ve put together yet, our lucky 13th issue, is out today!

A few features: veganizing your 9-5, rejecting the boy’s club, DIY bouillon, harvesting sea salt in south korea, cold-weather spices, mushroom hunting, practicing self-care, camping kits, exploring NYC through the eyes of NYC chefs, and much much more.

This was a major labor of love but think you guys will love it even more than we do.

See more about it here.
Buy it (in print or in digital!) here.
Submit something for our next issue (deadline 9/8!)

Roadtrip to Napa??? Oh Hells Yes! 
vegansaurus:

Isa is going on tour! Isa is going on tour! Isa is going on tour!
If you are in NYC, Nashville, Chicago, or Napa, you NEED TO GO. Here are the details from the (talented, brilliant, lovely) maniac herself:

I’m going on tour! NYC, Nashville, Chicago and Napa. I’ll be preparing a 4-course dinner on stage at City Winery, while telling the story of each dish. You’ll be eating a 4-course dinner with wine pairings. Part dinner theater, part pyrotechnic arena rock, part Borscht-belt comedy. The menu is “to be announced” but you can bet it will be amazing and since you are about to ask, there will be gluten-free options. And brussel sprouts. And cheesecake. And a few super swanky things. From my early years in Brooklyn just learning how to make my own curries, to my life in Omaha, opening a restaurant and trying to perfect a tofu cheesecake, these recipes will tell the story of my vegan life. How I went from a little girl who loved cats to a woman who has sold a million cookbooks (something like that, who’s counting?) But you’ll also learn about the intriguing properties of coconut oil, the secrets to achieving perfect grill-marks, how to make eggs out of anything and the fastest, easiest way to mince a lot of garlic. And don’t worry, no matter where you are sitting you won’t miss a thing, because there will be video screens showing the action on my cutting board. There are more details at the ticket links below. These are advanced VIP tickets, at a reduced rate, with the best seats, so snag ‘em now with the top secret ticket code “VEGANARY.”Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, and I can’t wait to feed you!PS There won’t actually be any pyrotechnics, I’m sorry!LINKS:Use ticket code: VEGANARYNYC - February 1st 2015http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/isalive020115.htmlNashville - February 4th 2015http://www.citywinery.com/nashville/isalive020415.htmlChicago - February 6th 2015http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/isa-live-a-vegan-life-in-four-courses-2-6.htmlNapa - February 8th 2015http://www.citywinery.com/napa/catalog/product/view/id/702999/s/isa-live-a-vegan-life-in-four-courses-a-live-cooking-tour-featuring-vegan-culinary-star-isa-moskowitz-2-8/

Roadtrip to Napa??? Oh Hells Yes! 

vegansaurus:

Isa is going on tour! Isa is going on tour! Isa is going on tour!

If you are in NYC, Nashville, Chicago, or Napa, you NEED TO GO. Here are the details from the (talented, brilliant, lovely) maniac herself:

I’m going on tour! NYC, Nashville, Chicago and Napa. I’ll be preparing a 4-course dinner on stage at City Winery, while telling the story of each dish. You’ll be eating a 4-course dinner with wine pairings. Part dinner theater, part pyrotechnic arena rock, part Borscht-belt comedy. The menu is “to be announced” but you can bet it will be amazing and since you are about to ask, there will be gluten-free options. And brussel sprouts. And cheesecake. And a few super swanky things. 

From my early years in Brooklyn just learning how to make my own curries, to my life in Omaha, opening a restaurant and trying to perfect a tofu cheesecake, these recipes will tell the story of my vegan life. How I went from a little girl who loved cats to a woman who has sold a million cookbooks (something like that, who’s counting?) But you’ll also learn about the intriguing properties of coconut oil, the secrets to achieving perfect grill-marks, how to make eggs out of anything and the fastest, easiest way to mince a lot of garlic. And don’t worry, no matter where you are sitting you won’t miss a thing, because there will be video screens showing the action on my cutting board. 

There are more details at the ticket links below. These are advanced VIP tickets, at a reduced rate, with the best seats, so snag ‘em now with the top secret ticket code “VEGANARY.”

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, and I can’t wait to feed you!

PS There won’t actually be any pyrotechnics, I’m sorry!

LINKS:
Use ticket code: VEGANARY

NYC - February 1st 2015
http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/isalive020115.html

Nashville - February 4th 2015
http://www.citywinery.com/nashville/isalive020415.html

Chicago - February 6th 2015
http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/isa-live-a-vegan-life-in-four-courses-2-6.html

Napa - February 8th 2015
http://www.citywinery.com/napa/catalog/product/view/id/702999/s/isa-live-a-vegan-life-in-four-courses-a-live-cooking-tour-featuring-vegan-culinary-star-isa-moskowitz-2-8/

Farm Sanctuary & Veggie Grill Fundraiser
San Diego friends! I invite you all to come out to Veggie Grill at the UTC Mall in La Jolla for a night of delicious vegan food & fundraising. 
Present this flyer or mention the fundraiser and 50% of your food & beverage purchases will be donated to Farm Sanctuary, in support of the upcoming "San Diego Walk for Farm Animals."

The Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser Event
WHEN: Tuesday September 23rd, 4pm - Close
WHERE: Veggie Grill UTC // 4353 La Jolla Village Drive #H28 La Jolla, CA 92122 // 858.458.0031

Please join us & spread the news! :)

Farm Sanctuary & Veggie Grill Fundraiser

San Diego friends! I invite you all to come out to Veggie Grill at the UTC Mall in La Jolla for a night of delicious vegan food & fundraising. 

Present this flyer or mention the fundraiser and 50% of your food & beverage purchases will be donated to Farm Sanctuary, in support of the upcoming "San Diego Walk for Farm Animals."

The Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser Event

WHEN: Tuesday September 23rd, 4pm - Close

WHERE: Veggie Grill UTC // 4353 La Jolla Village Drive #H28 La Jolla, CA 92122 // 858.458.0031

Please join us & spread the news! :)

Peachy Green Superfood Smoothie

Hello! Can you believe it is September already? My how this year has flown by! As summer draws to a close, I am desperate to get my fill of one of my favorite summer delights…the almighty PEACH!

Hop, skip & jump on over to Vegenista’s Kitchen for a new recipe…my "Peachy Green Superfood Smoothie"…full of delicious nutrition, antioxidants, superfoods, peaches, & more!

What’s your favorite way to eat a peach? Get ‘em while you can! 

Vegan Tacos: Authentic & Inspired Recipes for Mexico’s Favorite Street Food 

Hey, hey! Happy Taco Tuesday! There’s a brand new vegan cookbook hitting the shelves TODAY, & I am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour to promote the launch of “Vegan Tacos: Authentic & Inspired Recipes for Mexico’s Favorite Street Food.” I mean…a whole entire book dedicated to one of the world’s most beloved handheld foods? You betcha! “Vegan Tacos” was named one of VegNews Magazine’s “Most Anticipated Cookbooks of 2014,” & author Jason Wyrick was recently named one of One Green Planet’s “5 Up & Coming Vegan Chefs Whose Names You Should Know.” Needless to say, you’re definitely going to want this in your collection, as it’s AWESOME. Plus, tacos! Just sayin’.

As part of the blog tour, I am sharing a book review & recipe for my all time favorite ~ "Guacamole Tacos" ~ over on Vegenista’s Kitchen. So head on over, check it out, then pick up your copy of "Vegan Tacos"& get ready to take “Taco Tuesday” to a whole new level. Then fire up your grill, blend up some margaritas, get your hands on some masa harina, mash some avocados, & make some tantalizing tacos! And be sure to keep your eyes on the blog-o-sphere as a whole group of bloggers have joined the “Vegan Tacos” blog tour. Look out for more recipe shares, interviews, giveaways & more! 

OLÉ!

As I’ve spent the weekend reading my review copy of Jason Wyrick’s “Vegan Tacos” I’ve had tacos on the brain! So I whipped these up for breakfast with what was on hand - yellow onion, pinto beans, patty pan squash & zucchini slow sautéed in garlic infused oil & lots of spices, topped with wilted spinach, roasted peppers, & a simple avocado & lime smash. Oh & hot sauce of course! Wish I could say the tortillas were homemade, but not today! Mmmm, mmmm good! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my book review & recipe share! (at vegenista’s kitchen )

As I’ve spent the weekend reading my review copy of Jason Wyrick’s “Vegan Tacos” I’ve had tacos on the brain! So I whipped these up for breakfast with what was on hand - yellow onion, pinto beans, patty pan squash & zucchini slow sautéed in garlic infused oil & lots of spices, topped with wilted spinach, roasted peppers, & a simple avocado & lime smash. Oh & hot sauce of course! Wish I could say the tortillas were homemade, but not today! Mmmm, mmmm good! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my book review & recipe share! (at vegenista’s kitchen )

Buckwheat Salad with Yogurt Cardamom Dressing

There is a new recipe at Vegenista’s Kitchen! It’s a wonderful sweet & savory ayurvedically inspired buckwheat salad that I created in conjunction with Laura from Food: A Love Story for the Sophia Leadership Camp for girls. I was recently interviewed by one of the camp attendees & you can read that here

Get this delicious “vata reducing” recipe & read more about my experience playing “chef” for a week here - http://vegenistaskitchen.com/buckwheat-salad-with-yogurt-cardamom-dressing/

How rad is this limited edition "Meat Free Morrissey" Tee!!! Love, love, love! There is an awesome tote bag too that I just ordered! Can’t wait to “tote” it around town. 

Please support Blood Tight Apparel!They are UK based, but offer free shipping & have beautiful & thoughtful designs. 

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It is so important for us to tell other people that you can live a cruelty free life and not ‘miss out’ as people so often assume.

We hope Blood Tight Apparel will become an outlet for people to spread the word of veganism & encourage others to show compassion.

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