Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vegan Celebrations in Los Angeles


The City's first Vegan Bake Sale at the Los Angeles City Hall Farmers Market was a sweet success. Hundreds of baked goods--ranging from banana bread to brownies to blueberry pie cupcakes-- sold out in less then three hours. The Los Angeles River Keepers benefited from the proceeds and bake sale customers learned that vegan cooking is delicious and nutritious.

Fun vegan events continue throughout Los Angeles, especially in September, with 30 Days of Celebrating Vegan. The events include a potluck in our district on Monday, September 7, Labor Day at 4 p.m. at the Milagro Allegro Community Garden Potluck.

Event: Slow-Food Eat In Milagro Allegro Community Garden Potluck
Time: 4pm
Place: Milagro Allegro Community Garden
115 S. Ave 56
Los Angeles 90042
www.hpgarden.org
RSVP to hpeatin@gmail.com

I thank all the bakers, donors and supporters who supported the Vegan Bake Sale and the 30 Days of Celebrating Vegan events.

They are: Councilmember Jan Perry, Susan Hutchinson and Georgia at the Farmers Market, Gary Loewenthal, Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale organizer, Whole Foods Market on Arroyo in Pasadena and Colleen Patrick Goudreau, author of the award-winning The Joy of Vegan Baking.

A list of all the wonderful people who donated baked goods:

Chocolate Clusters, Danielle Allen, Alhambra, CA

Mexican wedding cookies, Chef Jeroen Ashton, Daniel's Choice

Zucchini bread, Pearl Joan Baez, Pasadena, CA

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats, Trina Jacona Biery

Jungle Juice, Raw Cane Juice, Sam Farmer, Raw Cane Super Juice

Power VEGAN Healthy Bars, Chef Juan Gonzalez, Los Angeles, CA

Raw Carob-Coconut Haystacks, Hop Hopkins, Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Cranberry Muffins, Dela Jimenez, Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Dela Jimenez, Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl

Cranberry Cookies, Dela Jimenez, Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl

Monster cookies, Monster Kat, Handmade Store On A Bike

Tamalitos urbanos, Miguel Luna, Urban Semillas

Chocolate and vanilla swirl cupcakes, Celene Magallanes, Community Development Department

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes, Annie Morrissey, Highland Park

Cookies N’ Cream Cupcakes, Annie Morrissey, Highland Park

Vanilla Mini-Cupcakes with Sprinkles, Annie Morrissey, Highland Park

Maple Walnut Brownies, Kellee O’Rourke, Office of Councilmember Bernard Parks

Chocolate Cupcakes, Kellee O’Rourke, Office of Councilmember Bernard Parks

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Mary Rodriguez, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge

Banana Bread, Mary Rodriguez, Office of Councilmember Tom LaBonge

Berry cobblers, sweet potato pie, Shae Seward, Cobblermania

Sweet potato pie, Shae Seward, Cobblermania

Rosemary cookies, the shojin restaurant (Little Tokyo)

Mini banana muffins, Heather Slater, Simply Sweets

Banana bread, Manuel and Chela Valencia, VPE Public Relations

Chai-spiced almond cookies, raspberry oatmeal bars and brownie pops, Monica Valencia, Office of Councilmember Ed P. Reyes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Lupe Vela, Office of Councilmember Ed P. Reyes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lupe Vela, Office of Councilmember Ed P. Reyes
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