The next Milwaukee Vegan Bake Sale is coming up fast on Saturday December 3rd. This time around, 50% of the money raised will go to the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center, a no-kill shelter that is preparing to purchase and move to a new facility to house more animals. The other 50% will go to the gracious hosts of the bake sale, the Urban Ecology Center.
To get a feel for the way it works, the history and the woman behind the vegan bake sale, check out Kelly Peloza's excellent blog post.
There are two ways to get involved. First, if you have a favorite vegan bakery item that you love to make, PLEASE share it with the rest of us by contributing to the bake sale. Sign-up is simple and there are even links to recipes if you want to bake, but don't know where to begin. You can find the sign-up form online here.
Second, and my favorite, is you can get involved by showing up and buying amazing vegan baked goods and sharing them with friends and family (or keeping them all for yourself)!
Here are the details:
Milwaukee Vegan Bake Sale
Saturday December 3, 2011
Urban Ecology Center's Riverside Park branch
1500 E. Park Place on the East Side of Milwaukee
(they are located on the #15 bus line or there is a nice parking lot)
10AM - 5PM (unless they sell out before that)
Facebook Event Page
Milwaukee Vegan Bake Sale Facebook Page
OK, this may be information overload, but now you know everything there is to know about this fantastic bake sale. Share some great vegan bakery and raise money for some compassionate organizations!
The Ste Martaen Vegan Food Truck from Chicago will be back in Milwaukee for a visit Saturday afternoon, November 12th starting at approximately 1:30pm. Below you'll find a tentative schedule and menu.
You can text your additional stop requests directly to them at 312-857-4393. Also, be sure to watch Twitter @stemartaen or Ste Martaen on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates on schedule.
S Kinnickinnic Ave &S California St
Bay View Milwaukee,WI 53207 2:00PM –2:10PM
N Prospect Ave &E North Ave
East Side –Whole Foods Milwaukee,WI 53202 2:20PM –2:35PM
E Capitol Dr &N Oakland Ave
Shorewood,WI 53211 2:45PM –3:00PM
1221 E Brady Street
East Side –Brady Milwaukee,WI 53202 3:05PM –3:25PM
E Center St &N Fratney St
Riverwest Milwaukee,WI 53212
Chicago Cheesesteak $10 –A mammoth hoagie filled with seitan,grilled pablano peppers,and onions topped with a Ste Martaen three cheese sauce (Soy Free)
Curried Chik’n over Coconut Rice $10 - Curried chick’n (soy protein) simmered in tomatoes and onions over rice cooked with coconut milk (GF)
Buffalo Wings $10 - Vegan chik’n (soy protein) on sugar cane “bone”smothered in fresh made buffalo sauce (GF) (Nut Free)
Milwaukee Wings $10 – Maple glazed bbq vegan chik’n (soy protein) wings on a sugar cane “bone”(GF) (Nut Free)
BBQ Chik’n Pita $7 – Vegan BBQ chik’n (soy protein) topped with shredded Ste Martaen cheese
Buffalo Chik’n Pita $7 – Spicy vegan chik’n (soy protein) served with a creamy dill sauce (Nut Free)
Basil Focaccia Sandwich $7 - marinated and baked tofu,sliced Ste Martaen cheese,grilled peppers &onions on fresh baked Basil Focaccia bread
Gluten Free Mac and Cheese $6 (GF)(Nut Free)
Mac and Cheese $5 (Nut Free)
Pecan Pie $5
Soul Veg Specials
Greens &Corn Bread $6
Garvey Burger $8
FYI:Ste Martaen cheese is cashew based and gluten/soy free.
The Riverwest Co-op, a fantastic all-vegetarian cafe and grocery store is celebrating 10 years of serving the community!
The party will be on Sunday November 13th from 5-8pmat Falcon Bowl, right by the Co-op at 801 E. Clarke Street. I was informed by the folks at the Co-op that the dinner provided will be all-vegan (with a secondary meat option for others). This will include squash stuffed shells, crostini, vegan ceasar salad, and vegan pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies.
In addition to stuffing your face, you will be able to listen to music provided by the Western Starlanders and take part in a silent auction to raise money for installing a walk-in cooler for the cafe and store.
The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids over 12 (kids under 12 are free). You can buy tickets online here. You can find more information on their Facebook Event page or on the Riverwest Co-op site.
It's time to start planning for Thanksgiving again and there's one place where you can eat everything on the menu: the M.A.R.V. Vegan Thanksgiving event! (That's the Milwaukee Area Resources for Vegetarianism.) This has been one of those events I never miss. I think it's my love of a good buffet and the fact that regular Thanksgiving with my family is never the vegan extravaganza I'd like it to be.
This year's event is at Wil-O-Way Underwood park in Wauwatosa. This is a really nice facility--they try to move the location every year to make sure to hit different sides of town. It's always the weekend before Thanksgiving, so this year that's Saturday November 19th.
Here's how it works: If you plan to bring a dish to pass, adults pay $7 and children 5-12yrs pay $3. If you choose not to bring a dish, tickets are $13 for adults and $6 for children. You need to RSVP by printing out this form and sending it in. The organizers will call you to ensure that the dish you're bringing is indeed vegan.
The night of the event, arrive early. It opens at 5pm and dinner starts at 5:30pm. It goes first-come, first-served. Everyone receives a colored ticket and they call out the colors in order of arrival to get in line for the buffet. M.A.R.V. provides Simple Soyman tofurkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and usually chili as well. As if that's not enough, next you'll move on to a huge buffet of all the great entrees brought in by all the guests, from salads, side dishes, main dishes and desserts.
A lot of people attend this event--I'm always surprised by how many there are and how many I've never met! The other good thing about the large number of attendees is that you get to try tons of different vegan dishes. It's a great event to bring a non-veg friend or family member to--I like to bring my mom and she has never been disappointed. Since it's such a big event, it works well for people who want to meet others or people who'd prefer to disappear into the crowd.
If you'd like to attend, make sure to RSVP soon. Or, if you have any questions, you can call a M.A.R.V. representative at 414-962-2703.
Hope to see you there!