Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy National Nut Roast Day!

Blogger of the Day: Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe

Officially it's National Nut Day but since each lucky nut gets its own individual holiday, I'm dubbing it National Nut Roast Day...which gives me the pleasure of featuring Green Gourmet Giraffe!

I'm a relative newcomer to Johanna's blog so I'm still exploring her treasure trove of yumful recipes but one love I discovered we share is nut roasts! Not only has she developed dozens of delicious nut roasts, but she also features "A Neb at Nut Roast"* posts where you can learn of, share and discuss the wonders of this marvelous meal...what binders to use, which veggies pair well, how to sauce and sandwich up the leftovers if you have any! Give me a chunk of nut roast layered between two thick slabs of bread, bedded with veggies and dripping with sauce and I'm bouncing in roasty rapture...yumza!  :)

Beyond the roasts there's so much more...Johanna shows you notes on cooking in her original home in Melbourne and in her new home in London, plus glimpses of her kitchen and garden and global gallivanting. She also provides plenty of advice and insights into ingredients, techniques and tools, as well as wit and wisdom on the joys and jangles of life. Johanna's recipes are easygoing, enticing and inspiring, and so is her wandering over to your favorite neighbor's house and joining in a casual chat on the porch on a lazy afternoon. Friendly peeps, lots of laughs and a side of music too...before you know it, many hours have pleasantly passed and it's almost past sundown! Time to hop up, run home and try one of Johanna's many irresistible dishes!  :)

GGG's Rockin' Vegan Roast Posts...
A Neb at Nut Roast (March 2008)
A Neb at Nut Roast II (March 2011)

Many of the vegetarian roasts can be easily veganized!
Use a Cooking Conversion Calculator to convert oven temps, measurements, etc.
*According to Johanna, "Neb is Scottish slang for having a peek, taking a look, a sticky beak. It literally means ‘nose’."

Happy Wombat Day too!

Do you eat vegan meatloaf sandwiches? What's your fave vegan meatloaf/nut roast?  :)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!

Blogger of the Day: DJ Karma at VegSpinz

One of my most favorite classes at university was Philosophy of Humor...for one whole smiley semester we watched comedies, swapped cartoons and laughed our academic asses off! It was the easiest and most spinningly fun A I ever shouldn't be all nose-to-the-grindstone, right? If you're lucky enough to attend UC Davis you can enroll in their Experimental College and take crazycool courses like Belly Dancing, Chinese Wrestling and Groove University, run by DJ Karma and her audiophile associates. Learn to spin in school!  :)

DJ Karma is supercreative in the clubs and in the kitchen...always cooking yumful stuff, she kicks up her artistic dishes to challenging new heights! Her Hollywoodstyle Halloweens include spooky tunnels and scary movies, crunchy ghosts and veggie coffins, cupcakes, candy corn and this killer cheesecake pie!  ;)

Today is also International Day of the Nacho...yippee!  :)

Learn about Gators, Crocs, Snakes, Tortoises and more, then Go Skin Free!

Which would you choose...cheesecake or pie? How do you top your nachos? What's the best class you ever took?  :)

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy National Popcorn Poppin’ Month!

Blogger of the Day: Stephanie at Trans-Planted

We spent the weekend watching games, watching movies, then more games and then more movies. Snacks were flying faster than Manning's footballs, especially the chips and popcorn, so I was happy to find easy cheezy poppings like this spiced up fluff from Stephanie!  :)

Stephanie trans-planted herself from the shores of California to the multicultural Malaysian state of Penang where she teaches supercute kids and explores the many facets of this vibrant land. Her vegan recipes boast a globeful of flavors...her Applesauce Quick Bread reflects her AllAmerican roots while her Banana Soft Serve glows with tropical delight! Tonight's another movie night so I'm off to poppin'...cheers!  :)

What are your favorite weekend snacks? How do you like your popcorn...salty, spicy, cheezy or sweet?  :)

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Casserole Day!

Bloggers of the Day: Annie & Dan at Meet The Shannons
Pubs: Betty Goes Vegan

Annie and Dan Shannon are the retrocool couple behind the Betty Crocker Project, vegifying Betty Crocker's oldfashioned favorites into crueltyfree comfort food classics. While they do create their own original dishes, their BCP recipes satisfy your hunger in the way that only simmering stews and sizzling skilletfries from back in The Apron Era can. This is flavorful and filling potluck and Sunday dinner kind of stuff. Casseroles are king in this cuisine, but they're not worth their weight in noodles unless they're covered in golden crunch...crushed chips, fried onions and crispy tater tots crown these marvelous meals. Scoop up a plateful, come back for seconds, then sink into your happy casserole place.  :)

Occasionally they veganize other cookbooks too...  ;)

The Shannons also feature vegan city and restaurant guides, pantry guides and fashion guides, as well as an Action Center providing links to animalfriendly and compassionate causes. Currently they are raising funds through Farm Sanctuary's Walk For can too!  :)

How does your favorite casserole roll? Do you top it with crunchies and crispies? Do you wear an apron when you cook?  :)

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