June 19, 2012 by Jessica
Ryan and I had a great weekend enjoying some of the fabulous things our new city offers. On Saturday we went to the Vegan Iron Chef’s Scrambletown. This tofu scramble competition actually let the audience taste the scrambles! We probably should have gotten some pictures of the scrambles, but the pressure was on to try them before they ran out. Although I do wish we had more pictures to share with this blog post, I’m not sorry that we decided to focus on eating!
Ryan bought a few raffle tickets, and although he proclaimed that he never wins these things, we walked away with two prizes The first was a generous “breakfast bag” that was stuffed full of goodies including a packet of the amazing Vegg vegan “egg yolks”, a Skinny Bitch cookbook, Stash tea, a whisk, Bob’s Red Mill products, and more! We also got a Dave’s Killer Bread tee shirt. We enjoyed eating the delicious bread donated by Dave’s, and Ryan is looking forward to sporting his new shirt.
Our Scrambletown raffle haul!
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May 30, 2012 by Ryan
This is New Belgium’s Belgian Style IPA. I have heard of this combination of Belgium style with traditional IPA hops referred to as “White IPA”.
New Belgium Belgo
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May 4, 2012 by Jessica
As recent arrivals to Portland (we have been here since just before midnight on April 21st), Ryan and I are excited to soak-up the local flavor.
Homegrown Smoker, a food cart in Portland, OR that serves amazing vegan BBQ, is expanding their operation from one to two carts via a successful Kickstarter project. Ryan and I were enthusiastic backers of the project. Today Homegrown Smoker 2 is opening in NE Portland at NE 20th Ave & NE Everett St. I can’t wait for their tasty slow smoked BBQ and comfort food on east side of the Willamette! If you are in Portland, you should go check it out! I can’t wait for lunchtime…I know what I am having! Of course I still need to decide what to get first.
Loafaroni and Totally Baked Beans from Homegrown Smoker 1
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March 30, 2012 by Ryan
Butte Creek IPA
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March 22, 2012 by Ryan
Biere De Mars is part of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Series of beers. I have to admit that a number of years ago before I really appreciated beer, I tried a New Belgium Fat Tire Ale at a party. I was excited. It was a beer with a bike on it, and everyone seemed to like it. I didn’t though – I thought that it tasted pretty bad to be honest. Since then I have always just looked away when seeing the New Belgium beers in the beer aisle. Jessica wanted me to pick up a seasonal spring beer to try out. I noticed the bottle and thought that I should give New Belgium a second chance.
New Belgium Biere De Mars
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March 17, 2012 by Jessica
This St. Patrick’s day are you looking for a good vegan alternative to stouts processed with isinglass or other animal products? Although it’s not Irish, Deschutes Brewery’s award winning Obsidian Stout is makes St. Patrick’s Day brew!
Deschutes Obsidian Stout
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March 13, 2012 by Jessica
This is my mom’s recipe. It was one of my favorite foods when I was growing-up – in fact it is still is!
About 55 minutes – 30 active
My Mom's Potato Cheese Soup
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March 12, 2012 by Jessica
This gravy is my brother David’s recipe. Although he is not a vegetarian, he came up with this gravy to bring for Thanksgiving at our house. He uses it to top his famous garlic mashed potatoes, but it can be used on a wide variety of vegetables or vegetarian proteins. Recently my brother and I made a batch together when he came over to spend the afternoon.
Takes about 15 minutes
Serves 8 – 12
Vegetarian or Vegan by using vegetable oil instead of butter
David's Mushroom Gravy
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March 12, 2012 by Ryan
I was walking around the North American Handmade Bicycle Show with my friend Blair, when he spotted a booth selling Oskar Blues beers. He started sprinting towards the booth, and told me he loved the Mama’s Little Yella Pils and that I had to try some of their beer. I decided to try their Scotch Ale, and I was not disappointed!
Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale
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March 10, 2012 by Ryan
While on our recent trip to Portland Jessica and I enjoyed a number of exclusive beers only available at the Deschutes brew pub. We did not have an Inversion IPA because it is more widely available. However, it was nice to come home and find out that our local Whole Foods started carrying Deschutes Inversion IPA.
Deschutes Inversion IPA
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