Vegan Caliente

two vegans, one kitchen

The Kitties Need You! May 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kala @ 5:32 pm

I usually don’t post anything about my Etsy shop here on the food blog, but since it’s for an important cause I have to share ūüôā¬†I’ve you haven’t heard yet, on May 20 there was a horrible fire at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society that completely destroyed their cat shelter area, laundry area, offices and has left them without water, electricity, or phone service. 15 precious kitties were also lost in the fire. What they need now more than anything is money to get them back on their feet.¬† I thought the best way I could help would be to donate sales from select items from my Etsy shop. I’ve already been able to donate $24 from the sales of a Hedgehog Meadows bag to another great seller Oh Danger¬†and nifty Robot Pin to another awesome person. I’ll be donating 100% of the sales of the following items in my shop:

Queen Bee Project/Gift Bag

Sleepy Hedgehog Pin:

Garden Delights Project/Gift Bag:

Abstract Botany Pin Set:

Mod Monkey Project Bag:



On the Horizon… May 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kala @ 3:46 pm

There seem to be lots of awesome looking¬†vegan books¬†coming out this year and I thought it’d be fun to share the ones I’m¬†most excited about!¬† So here we go:

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delicious Recipes That Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds by Kelly Peloza:

Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations: Festive Menus and 150 Great-Tasting Recipes that Give Every Vegan Reason to Celebrate All Year by Alicia C. Simpson:

The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life: Cruelty-Free Crafts, Recipes, Beauty Secrets and More by Melisser Elliot:

So what did I miss?  What books are you guys looking forward to?



My new blog… veg-geek May 7, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — veganshane @ 3:53 pm

Hi folks!  I have started a new blog, in addition to this one, that will mainly be about pop culture sorts of things: movies, television, games(table top and electronic) and what ever else strikes me as worth commenting on. My first post? My musings on the current season of  Doctor Who.  So please stop on over to Veg-Geek.



Cheese Burger Pizza!!! May 3, 2010

Filed under: Food Talk — veganshane @ 6:28 pm

Way back in 2005,¬† when¬† Sarah Kramer’s La Dolce Vegan! came out I was a little dubious about the Joint Cheese Burger Pizza, the idea of pickles and mustard as pizza toppings struck me as just wrong.¬† After a bit of encouragement I tried it and loved it.¬† At the time my cheeses of choice for¬† the pie were Follow Your Heart’s Vegan Gourmet¬† Cheddar or Jack .¬† This weekend I tried it with the Daiya cheddar style and it was amazing.¬† My only major tweaks were adding jalapeno rings as well as pickles and using tempeh sausage crumbles from Vegan With a Vengence for the burger.

This was our first time using the cheddar style Daiya and it did not disappoint, it fulfilled all my expectations of shredded cheddar from my pre-vegan days.  It had the flavor of a mild cheddar, and melted nearly as well as the mozzarella style did, and it also tasted great before the cooking.


Photos by Kala


Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream May 2, 2010

Filed under: Food Talk,Uncategorized — Kala @ 5:43 pm

Simply delicious:

This is the peanut butter and jelly ice cream from The Vegan Scoop¬†and it’s crazy awesome!¬† This is the third recipe we’ve tried from this book an it’s by the far the best.¬† And it was really easy to make, you don’t have to mess with any sort of thickener because of how much peanut butter is in the recipe.¬† We used chunky strawberry preserves for the jelly and I can see how chocolate would also make a great mix in, mmmm peanut butter and chocolate!¬† So if you have this book, you need to make¬†this ice cream!¬† Unless you’re allergic to peanuts, then not so much¬†ūüôā