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09-10-2008 06:37 AM
rabid_child
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Originally Posted by baypuppy View Post

dude, i never post on vb but i will be coming for the november pluck!



also, why does this site tell me baby kittens cry by my lack of posts? it makes me cry a little inside.



Pfft.. then post in the November potluck thread.



It tells you baby kittens cry?? lol. I guess I post so much that I make baby kittens dance. SCORE!
09-09-2008 07:28 PM
baypuppy dude, i never post on vb but i will be coming for the november pluck!



also, why does this site tell me baby kittens cry by my lack of posts? it makes me cry a little inside.
07-27-2008 08:43 PM
rabid_child
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Originally Posted by Schnootie View Post

Hey Megan, I just stumbled across this post and spied a bit on your fabulous blog (oh, the gorgeous food pictures you posted from the Potluck). I am not far from Albany, and I think it is great what you do!



Thanks for the kind words! You should definitely come out next time we get together and share some veggie eats! We're all nice folk. Or hey, any time before then if you want to come hang out in Albany drop me a line.
07-27-2008 07:07 PM
Schnootie Hey Megan, I just stumbled across this post and spied a bit on your fabulous blog (oh, the gorgeous food pictures you posted from the Potluck). I am not far from Albany, and I think it is great what you do!
07-24-2008 09:23 AM
rabid_child bp & crew came over somewhere between 1:30 and 2, and everyone else showed up some time between 2 and 3. I think the last folk left around 8 pm. There was still food for eating and good company and conversations, so we just kept hanging about
07-24-2008 08:36 AM
rainforests1 How many hours did it last? Is it for one meal or an entire day?
07-21-2008 08:09 PM
rabid_child I uploaded all the food pics to my blog http://megatarian.blogspot.com
07-21-2008 06:27 PM
megbot omg thanksgiving potluck sounds freakin awesome. Pie!! I LOVE pie. I make a kick ass mincemeat pie (sans the meat of course). Those cookies are delic with pumpkin in them too. We could have a tofurkey and everything.



I'm so excited and it's not even autumn.
07-21-2008 05:57 PM
fadeaway1289
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Originally Posted by rabid_child View Post

I'm glad you posted! Maybe I was being a little bit "mother hen" but I wanted to be sure everyone got home safely! It was great to meet you too!



The hot and humid was a bit icky. I was thinking last night after everyone left that we should plan another potluck for sometime in November and have a great big veggie thanksgiving feast together before retreating to the turkey tables of our respective families.



Thanks. Yep I made it! I think the November/Thanksgiving idea sounds great. Even better..it'll be pumpkin season! Have you ever attempted pumpkin ice cream?



I did learn a valuable lesson though on my trip......mapquest SUCKS!!!
07-21-2008 04:44 PM
rabid_child
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Originally Posted by fadeaway1289 View Post

It was so nice to meet everyone. I had a great time. You were all so nice and definetly some cool ass people! The food was delicious.

RC-Those ice cream sandwiches were unbelievable! You guys are all some talented vegan cooks. Very impressive. I am looking forward to the next potluck and this time hopefully it won't be so hot and humid out. Damn summer.



I'm glad you posted! Maybe I was being a little bit "mother hen" but I wanted to be sure everyone got home safely! It was great to meet you too!



The hot and humid was a bit icky. I was thinking last night after everyone left that we should plan another potluck for sometime in November and have a great big veggie thanksgiving feast together before retreating to the turkey tables of our respective families.
07-21-2008 04:32 PM
fadeaway1289 It was so nice to meet everyone. I had a great time. You were all so nice and definetly some cool ass people! The food was delicious.

RC-Those ice cream sandwiches were unbelievable! You guys are all some talented vegan cooks. Very impressive. I am looking forward to the next potluck and this time hopefully it won't be so hot and humid out. Damn summer.
07-21-2008 04:18 PM
megbot we're so cool
07-21-2008 11:22 AM
karenlovessnow Great pictures!! You had a nice turnout!
07-21-2008 11:02 AM
rabid_child Hm... I've uploaded them all... I don't know what the best way would be to show 'em off... but here's are the two group shots... cause some of us look dopier in one than the other..













Top row: Christina, fadeaway1289, nykoelle

Middle row: LucidAnne, Matt

Bottom Row: baypuppy, Scott, rabid_child
07-21-2008 11:02 AM
megbot you really don't taste the olive, but it adds the necessary fat and moisture needed with a good soft chewy texture. I prefer it over any margarine spread really. You can't do all olive oil or it tastes salady



It's actually quite good to do 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 margarine/earth balance in a sugar cookie. Rolls and cuts like a charm, I get nothing but praise about my sugar cookies.
07-21-2008 10:10 AM
Tom I'm glad everyone had a great time. Sorry I didn't make it. Next time, if you're short of desserts again, I'll try my hand at vegan baklava.



Nykoelle, olive oil in a sweet cookie might be interesting. I wouldn't have thought to try that.
07-21-2008 08:38 AM
rainforests1
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Originally Posted by rabid_child View Post

Haha! Sounds like something Brett would do!!



You'll have to type up the approximate recipe for your cookies Nykoelle! They are super yummy. I actually like the puffy ones! They remind me of little scones



Everyone's food was yummy and the company was great! I'll have to upload the pics at some point this week and post them for everyone. I can't believe Brett and Scott drank basement wine!



I'm glad everyone made it up and I hope everyone checks in to let me know you got home safely! We'll have to do this again sometime!

It sounds great. I can't wait for the pictures.
07-21-2008 08:36 AM
rainforests1
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Originally Posted by baypuppy View Post

rainforests1, i think it would be fun to have a raw potluck! i play around with raw foods a lot, have a lot of raw books, and drink a lot of very green smoothies. heh heh..,,

We'd have to see what other people feel about it, but I wouldn't have a problem fasting that day if I had to. I'd go more to meet people rather than eat. If other people eat a lot of raw food, that would be great.
07-21-2008 03:34 AM
karenlovessnow
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Originally Posted by rabid_child View Post

I'll have to upload the pics at some point this week and post them for everyone.





Pictures, Yay!
07-20-2008 08:17 PM
megbot r_c and baypuppy did. I didn't.



And Megan, I tried varying that with coconut extract, flaked coconut instead of the oats, and pieces of dried pineapple and it was a wreck and pretty bad. most other varieties work. That one was a big, big flop. Just as a heads up
07-20-2008 08:14 PM
jenna did you guys get any pictures??
07-20-2008 08:12 PM
megbot Here's the usual recipe. I screwed up in that I completely FORGOT the brown sugar, and saved some of them by adding extra maple syrup. I've got this pretty perfect if I remember to add everything but I mess around with the maple syrup/sugars.



1c whole wheat flour

1c + 3 tbsp unbleached all purpose flour

pinch salt

1tsp baking powder

1tsp baking soda

1tsp cinnamon

1/2 c raw sugar

1/4 - 1/2 c maple syrup

1 c packed dark brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 c earth balance shortening

1/2 c extra virgin olive oil

6 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce

1/4 c rice/soy milk



mix the wet, add in the dry until like, just mixed. Then fold in:

2 c quick cooking oats (not instant)

1 1/4 c _____ (craisins I used, raisins or chocolate chips are cool too)



The sugar, you need at least 3/4 c of a sweetener aside from the brown sugar imo.



cooking style is important. move the oven rack to the top (don't use the bottom one, it takes a while) and put it to 400. Bake approximately 11 minutes, just watch till they're browned. The goal is to get them firm on the outside but chewy on the inside. The high temperature does that, but you have to watch them. I make them big, so it will probably be less time even if you make them smaller.



I vary it in the fall by subbing in canned pumpkin for the apple sauce and adding 2tsp pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon, and make them with cranberries or something autumny and dried. Molasses works instead of the maple syrup in that well.
07-20-2008 07:03 PM
rabid_child
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Originally Posted by nykoelle View Post

your cupcakes didn't make it home with me. My boyfriend ate them all in the car. Think he mumbled something about blueberries being good as he started his 3rd



Potluck was good. Next time I'm not going to go ride before hand, I was still hurting from the heat. Bri's not talkative but he thought everyone was interesting and the food was good. I enjoyed myself greatly. Thanks for having us



Haha! Sounds like something Brett would do!!



You'll have to type up the approximate recipe for your cookies Nykoelle! They are super yummy. I actually like the puffy ones! They remind me of little scones



Everyone's food was yummy and the company was great! I'll have to upload the pics at some point this week and post them for everyone. I can't believe Brett and Scott drank basement wine!



I'm glad everyone made it up and I hope everyone checks in to let me know you got home safely! We'll have to do this again sometime!
07-20-2008 05:35 PM
megbot your cupcakes didn't make it home with me. My boyfriend ate them all in the car. Think he mumbled something about blueberries being good as he started his 3rd



Potluck was good. Next time I'm not going to go ride before hand, I was still hurting from the heat. Bri's not talkative but he thought everyone was interesting and the food was good. I enjoyed myself greatly. Thanks for having us
07-20-2008 09:40 AM
baypuppy aww, good point, RC....



anything that is "weird" is to be blamed on the heat.







like my dense cupcakes. nevermind that i forgot the oil when i made them and had to get them back in the bowl to add it
07-20-2008 09:07 AM
rabid_child
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Originally Posted by nykoelle View Post

I screwed up most of the cookies. They're dry. The other half of them are delicious though, so hopefully that'll make up for it.



The slaw is delicious too. So I'm 1.5/2 heh. I'm going to get chips too, it's impossible to screw chips up THAT badly :-)



I believe Fadeaway is going to bring some ~milks, so dry cookies can be dunked back to life! No worries. My chocolate chip ones for the ice cream sandwiches came out a bit weird because it was SO HOT in my kitchen that they were starting to melt before I could get them into the oven, despite having refrigerated the dough. Egg replacement can be a bit finicky too at times.



My first bowl of yeast didn't proof this morning for some reason, but the second one did (same bag of yeast). WEIRD. I've got a rosemary foccacia in the works now Hope it turns out ok in the end. It seems to be rising just fine.



YAY 3 HRS TIL POTLUCK!
07-20-2008 08:54 AM
megbot I screwed up most of the cookies. They're dry. The other half of them are delicious though, so hopefully that'll make up for it.



The slaw is delicious too. So I'm 1.5/2 heh. I'm going to get chips too, it's impossible to screw chips up THAT badly :-)
07-20-2008 07:17 AM
baypuppy
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Originally Posted by rabid_child View Post




Also, screwed up vegan food is better than perfectly cooked dead animals.



oh, that should be added to a vegan gospel. is there one yet? (DR and I have been watching a PBS series on the early christians for some reason....)





rainforests1, i think it would be fun to have a raw potluck! i play around with raw foods a lot, have a lot of raw books, and drink a lot of very green smoothies. heh heh..,,
07-19-2008 11:02 PM
megbot
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Originally Posted by rabid_child View Post

I don't think I'll complain if we have to have a potluck do-over later this summer or this fall or something.



Also, screwed up vegan food is better than perfectly cooked dead animals.



lol. definitely.



I think I'll keep the zucchini and make a chili for the week. So far, the slaw has come out good. Going to brave something in the morning.



PS: Dark Knight was awesome.
07-19-2008 09:56 PM
LucidAnne whew...okay...so I'm *working* on getting there tomorrow!! (*i got your email RC, thanks )

Hopefully my legs and blood pressure will be working well enough to come... in the meantime, i am making food anyway....



I have Cashew Sesame Noodles and Panzanella salad ( i will leave the pinenuts on the side, so that the nut-alleregic can eat it).

Since there may be lacking in desserts (heehee)...i might be able to whip up some cookies or a quick cake. It depends on my energy tonight though!



Im soooo excited!
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