Friday, January 29, 2010


I've been babbling about the fun I've been having testing for Vegan in the Sun over the past few months, and, awesomely, I was just told T got a book deal. So now we can all expect a vegan Caribbean cookbook on the shelves sooner or later. Woohoo! This is great because so many of these recipes have been really new to me, and I expect they'd be new to a lot of you, too.

Now that she's got the deal, T hopes to be making three recipes per day for the month of February and needs some more testers. If you'd like to try your hand at some recipes, please drop her a line at barbadianvegan @ yahoo . com.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pack it Up, Pack it In

Of all the food I ate in Barbados, I think my favorite (non-homemade) things were conkies and doubles. So I was super excited when T posted her conkies recipe and I got to test it for her upcoming cookbook, Vegan in the Sun.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The earthquake his Haiti on Tuesday.

We started discussing a fundraiser* on Wednesday.

Since then...

Over forty people have volunteered to bake.

Over 200 people have RSVPed yes.

About a dozen local businesses and individuals have committed to donating to the cause including:

Candle Cafe
Sweet Avenue
Terry Hope Romero
Panda Witch Cookie
Mrs Tattoed Geek
And more!

Over 20 vegan bake sales have been planned to benefit the Haiti relief effort.

And we're just getting warmed up. If you want to participate, say the word.

People are awesome. Thank you.

* Sunday, January 31, 11:30 AM - 6 PM. Moo Shoes, 78 Orchard Street, NYC. Be there!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bake Sales for Haiti

As promised, here are the details for the upcoming NYC bake sale:

Sunday, January 31, from 11:30 AM to 6 PM, we'll be selling treats and raffling off handicrafts at Moo Shoes (78 Orchard Street, between Delancey & Broome, right near the Essex/Delancey F, J, M, Z stop and the Grand Street B, D stop).

The proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders.

We've done this bake sale thing before. If you'd like to see how that turned out, click over here.

If you can't make that one, SuperVegan & Vegan Drinks are having a bake sale at Angels & Kings between 7pm and 9pm on Thurs., Jan. 28th.

Not in NY and wondering if there's a bake sale near you?

Portland Vegan Bake Sale For Haiti: Sunday January 31st, 2 PM to 5 PM, People’s CoOp upstairs, all proceeds going to Mercy Corps.

Omaha Vegan Bake Sale For Haiti: Sunday January 24th, noon to 2Pm at McFosters.

LA Vegan Bake Sale For Haiti: info here -

SF Vegan Bake Sale For Haiti: Saturday, January 23rd in Patricia’s Green (on Hayes Street at Octavia Street), from 11 AM to 4 PM. More info here:

Sacramento Vegan Bake Sale For Haiti: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 10:00 AM - 3:00PM, R5 Records - 2500 16th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818. Benefiting: Red Cross: Haiti Relief and Development

Orange County Vegan Bake Sale For Haiti: Sat 1/16 noon- whenever 2814 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA .Contact with any questions or advice!

DC Vegan Bake Sale For Haiti: info here-

Miami Vegan Bake Sale For Haiti: Date is set for 1/31, more details to come. Contact

If you want to get involved with one of those, or see if people in your area are discussing starting one up click here.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fundraising for Haiti

You all don't need me to tell you about the devastation in Haiti right now from Tuesday's earthquake. It's fucking dreadful and makes me want to cry.

This is just a heads up that there's going to be a bake sale in Brooklyn or Manhattan to raise money for emergency aid soon. As soon as I know the details, they'll be here. There are also bake sales happening in Portland, San Francisco, LA and maybe other places. I'll collect some links and throw them up here as well.

Stay safe,