Note: I will be posting all about Chicago VeganMania and the Milwaukee events on Vegan Cookie Connoisseur soon! There’s so much to blog about from last week! This post is about what we did and the places we ate at before, in-between, and after the major events!
(L to R: Amy, Mandi, Isa, Ellie)
We started out with Comet’s vegan deep fried ribs (“the best things ever”) that come with 3 dipping sauces, and some hummus.
I got the open-faced meatloaf sandwich. I’ve blogged about this monster of a sandwich before, and here it is again in all its glory:
Lemon poppyseed cupcake, one of the three desserts we all shared:
Isa and me at the end of the night:
Wednesday was devoted to school and preparing for Thursday, when Louzilla would arrive in Milwaukee and Isa’s demos at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee would take place.
I got to the airport to pick up Louzilla and we had a bus adventure back to my apartment where we dropped our stuff off, had a breather for a moment over a container of hummus, then headed over to the university.
Isa’s first cooking demo was about root veggie chili. She demonstrated chopping vegetables, talked about the different root vegetables, and made some kickass chili.
The lovely Isa chopping an onion:
Talking about root veggies:
Isa is FIERCE:
Sample of chili nomnomz:
A video where she demonstrates how to hold a knife properly and chop vegetables:
After this demo, I had class at the art museum, so Louzilla and I headed over there, just made it, then we headed back to the university after my class for Isa’s second presentation about Baketivism. I made Chocolate Peppermint Cream Bars, Ginger Cookies, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for that presentation…but more about cookies on the cookie blog soon!
That night we all piled in Lindsay’s car and went out for pizza at Classic Slice, made a list of all the establishments that have nooch shakers, and came to the conclusion that cool people sit with crossed legs.
(L to R: Christine, Ellie, John, Isa, me, Louzilla. not pictured: Lindsay and Erik)
Cheesy breadsticks and Veggie Lover’s pizza
Isa wrote me a haiku in my nearly destroyed copy of VwaV
Then preparation for VeganMania began!
Here’s some quesadillas Louzilla and Corey made amongst the mass cookie baking.
~VeganMania lalalala awesome super fun blog post about it coming soon on VCC!~
The day after VeganMania, Louzilla and I got food from the Riverwest Co-op for brunch.
My breakfast burrito:
Louzilla’s Rancheros plate:
Vegans doing what we do. Eating and taking pictures of what we eat.
That night, Lou and I went to Comet Cafe for dinner.
More ribs and tofu sammich.
Louzilla trying Comet ribs for the very first time.
We did it!
Then there was this apple pie we conquered.