Sarasota's very own Vegan Thanksgiving Fest is this Saturday! We'd love to have you there to celebrate with us love for all creatures.
The Unitarian Universalist Church on Fruitville has kindly offered to host our Thanksgiving event and they have room for 100 people with tables, chairs, etc. Please note this event is Non-smoking!
Come at 6:30 with your food (the more the merrier) and favorite beverages so we can all begin to eat around 7. Our cooking volunteers are feeling the pressure, so if you can help somebody cook on Saturday, please let Alessandra know.
Raffle! If you can donate something to our fund raising raffle, please let us know what and bring it with you.
To make this event as environmentally friendly as possible, please bring your own serving utensils, plates and silverware. Unless you want to wash 100 plates....
Volunteers & donations needed for setup/decor and cleanup starting at 5pm that day. Help us make this a fun community event for all by pitching in to help setup/cook or cleanup.
When: Saturday November 20th 2010 at 6:30 pm
$4 children under 12 years
$8 for each person with a corresponding dish or dessert
$18 per adult without a dish
Please read important details!
Few volunteers are planning the cooking of the main dishes including: field roast, grilled tempeh, soy curls, sweet potato casserole, cranberry & orange relish, stuffing, gravy, rice and a green salad, and some non-alcoholic drinks. (menu items may change without notice)
*** IMPORTANT: To make this party a success we need you to help us by telling us what you will bring. Please update your RSVP and leave a comment with the name of the dish you plan on bringing so we can coordinate to have a good variety of dishes for all.
Select and cook a Vegan Thanksgiving dish for 8 people from the following suggested list:
* Your vegan dish should not contain any animal products (no meat, dairy or eggs). Please remember to bring a sign with name and ingredients for people with allergies.
Vegan Side Dishes:
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Veggies with herbs
Sweet Corn Salad
Or your own vegan Thanksgiving favorites!
* See recipe ideas below. Nothing requiring refrigeration please.
Vegan Dessert Ideas:
Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream
Other favorite vegan Thanksgiving dessert!
* See recipe ideas below.
Some non-alcoholic drinks will be provided but feel free to bring your favorite drinks or wine. Note: drinks will not be counted as substitute for a dish.
** Still few volunteers wanted. Let us know if we can count on you for setup and take down!
Vegan Recipe Ideas:
Vegan Side Dishes:
Cranberry green beans http://vegetarian.about.com/od/greenbeans/r/Cranberry-Green-Beans.htm
Lemony Quinoa with Butternut Squash http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2009/10/lemony-quinoa-with-butternut-squash.html
Vegan Corn Cake http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/05/sweet-fresh-corn-cake-spoonable-or.html
Harvest-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms http://www.chefchloe.com/blog.html
Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts http://www.chefchloe.com/blog.html
Apple Pie http://www.vegfamily.com/vegan-recipes/desserts/vegan-apple-pie.htm
Pumpkin Pie http://veganconnection.com/recipes/pumpkin_pie.htm
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie http://vegetarian.about.com/od/desertrecipes/r/chocpumpkinpie.htm
Chocolate Cheesecake http://www.thebittenword.com/thebittenword/2009/11/thanksgiving-2009-vegan-chocolate-cheesecake.html
Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake http://www.veganchef.com/pmpknpraline.htm
More Vegan Sources:
Vegan Yum Yum http://veganyumyum.com
Chez Bettay http://www.chezbettay.com/pages/recipes1.html
Chef Chloe http://www.chefchloe.com
Vegan Chef http://www.veganchef.com
Vegetarian Times http://www.vegetariantimes.com