Friday, November 2, 2007

Vegan Holiday Festival

If anyone is going to be in the Portland area on Saturday, November 3rd (tomorrow), you've got to come check out the Vegan Holiday Festival. This is the second annual VHF, and can't be missed. There's a full schedule of events, including great cooking demos, diy crafts, yoga, music as well as many hip and cool vegan companies to check out like Herbivore, Food Fight, Veg News Magazine, Blossoming Lotus and many others. I'm so excited to be a part of the festival. I'll be doing a cooking demo from 2 to 3, with lots of delicious samples. Pumpkin is on the menu!

I also have a link for a radio interview that I did this week on Kink FM. I had a great time talking with the DJ's, which was condensed down for the podcast. The link is here. There's also a great interview with Brendan Brazier, best-selling author and professional Ironman triathlete.

The radio station is also doing a poll for everyone's favorite vegan and veg-friendly restaurants in Portland. Log on to the site and cast your vote if you have a favorite!

As soon as the festival is over, I'll post the recipes on the blog. I mean really, can you ever have enough pumpkin recipes? I don't think so!

I'm hoping that I'll have some time next week to tape a couple of Thanksgiving recipes for the Everyday Dish cooking show. I don't know about everyone else, but I always love to try new dishes for Thanksgiving. It's my absolute favorite holiday. Besides the awesome food, it's about friends and family getting together and enjoying a lovingly prepared meal. Truly, what could be more incredible than sharing food (even if some of your relatives drive you crazy). We usually have a pretty big group for Thanksgiving, with lots of family flying in for the big feast. And, no, turkey is not the center of our meal (or any part for that matter). Instead we celebrate the bounty of amazing locally grown food from the Pacific Northwest. Wild mushrooms, greens, cranberries, hazelnuts... I could go on and on.

Have a great weekend! Hope to see you at the Festival.



aimee said...

Hi Julie...I'm really looking forward to your Thanksgiving episodes on EDtv! (wasn't that a movie?) And the rice pudding was everything you promised. Creamy and delicious! Thanks!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

oh how I wish to go to the festival! Looking forward to your Thanksgiving recipes - we'll be in Irvine and are supposed to bring a "warm vegetable dish"