Monday, April 14, 2008

Bubbling Over With Vegan Joy!

Well, I was bubbling over yesterday...but came home to two kids with coughs and sneezes so I had to save the blog post for today.  

Yesterday Amanda and I went to The Great American Meatout.  I had two main purposes for going:  1) Detroit Evolution Laboratory would be selling bottled dressing, and 2) Colleen Patrick-Goudreau was speaking.  I bought a bottle of Angela's Signature Lioness Dressing and it did not disappoint.  We had it on our dinner salad but I also managed to dip my entire dinner into this stuff, it was so good (ftr, we had smoked tempeh sandwiches, so it wasn't that weird to dip it in this dressing).  For anyone reading who has made the chickpea cutlets from Veganomicon, this dressing would be the perfect accompaniment.  It is a mustard-y, tangy sauce with just the right amount of sweetness.

I also bought Colleen Patrick Goudreau's DVD.  I needed an excuse to go talk to her at her table, lol.  She seems like a very genuine, sweet woman and I honestly HAD to thank her for her work.  I am not the type to gush over celebrities, but strangely enough I found myself so overwhelmed with gratitude to this vegan author/podcast host, that I was most certainly gushing.  Her presentation was wonderful, and even though I had heard her say all of those things before, hearing them "live" was especially powerful.  

On top of the two main reasons I went, we got to sample some great food.  The carrot-cardamom cake from Inn Season Cafe was delectable!  So needless to say, I am very glad that we went.  Driving home I felt a great deal of gratitude to all of those in our world who are examples of compassion, sustainability, and healthy living.  I was lucky to see many of those folks at the Meatout.  Thanks to them and the many others who inspire me every day, I am also compelled to do better!


keeta said...

It was such a good day! I'm going to have to get myself some of that dressing, I think she was out by the time I found her table...Just another excuse to sign up for a class! ;)

Jen said...

They posted the new classes last night! I am considering the BBQ class or maybe the vegan Italian...

keeta said...

Jen - You are all full up on MDC messages, so I'm replying here. :D

Awesome, thank you so much for the restaurant recs!! I think we will hit up La Pita today, en route to Greenfield Village. :) But we'll have to check out some of the other places at a later date, because I love to eat out!

I did see the BBQ class - Unfortunately I'm going to be out of town then, but my friend Amy is signed up for that I believe. I'm thinking of signing up for the Vegan Italian class on 6/28 though, if that holds any interest for you!