Vegan Caliente

two vegans, one kitchen

Birthday Eats! June 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — veganshane @ 10:17 am

Yesterday was my birthday and Kala and I opted for dinner at the Triple Rock Social Club. The place is a bar owned and.operated by members of the band Dillinger Four. The place¬† serves up a lot of vegan friendly bar/comfort food, as well as having local and national bands play. Kala and I both opted for variations on the po’ boy sandwich. Mine was the Minneapolis po’boy, a mound of Gimme Lean and potatoes covered in vegan nacho sauce and Nayonaise. All this on a small bun, this is not a pick it up and eat it sammie. Kala had the BBQ-ed po’boy that was a smilar sized mound of mock duck and potatoes covered in a rich and spicy bbq sauce. Both were very tasty and very filling!



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.



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



In the zone…the calzone April 24, 2010

Filed under: Food Talk,Uncategorized — veganshane @ 8:22 pm

While this may be the second post featuring Daiya cheese, these wonderful calzones were our first test of the mozzarella.¬† Put simply ,they were awesome, so good we have in fact made them twice.¬† The process was simple, we used the pizza crust recipe from Sara Kramer’s book La Dolce Vegan! we cut the finished dough into four equal portions and rolled each out onto a floured surface until it was fairly thin, added some chunky tomato sauce, mushrooms, some Yves vegan pepperoni and a generous hand full of the Daiya.¬† We sealed it up, cut a few vent holes, and baked it at 450 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.¬† Showing off the best of Daiya’s qualities, the calzones were tasty, gooey and stretchy!¬† Oh, and they are even good cold.

What are you waiting for?  Go get some Daiya and play!


Photos by Kala


Happy Birthday Kala!!!! March 11, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — veganshane @ 11:38 am

Well its that time of year again, my beautiful wife’s birthday! Everybody¬† feel free to wish her a goood one (oh and I did not make the cake heh)



Mmmmmm cookies!!! February 20, 2010

Filed under: Reviews,Uncategorized — veganshane @ 12:28 am

Kala and I were out and about today( we picked up a deepdish pizza pan and coffee extract at Sur La Table, I am sure¬† it will be featured in a future post).¬† Since¬† some caffeine was needed stopped for some evil corporate coffee at Starbucks, we also were able to sample a new vegan and glutenfree brand of cookies: Dr. Lucy’s. We tried the chocolate chip variety.¬† The cookies are small a good snack size and very crunchy, good for dunking in some soymilk or coffee.¬† They have a flavor and texture very similar to the Bob’s Red Mill gluten free cookies of a few posts ago.¬† On the whole they provided the crunch snack I was looking for. I would like to try some of the other varieties at some point in the future.


Photos by Kala


Happy Halloween!!! October 31, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kala @ 12:54 pm


Happy Halloween everyone,¬†I hope you’re all having a spooktacular day!!!¬† I know we haven’t posted much this month, October has been crazy busy!¬† Shane and I ran our very first 5K today, the Monster Dash in Minneapolis – it was awesome, so much fun and so many great costumes to look at ūüôā¬† Have fun tonight everyone!!!





And the winner is… July 25, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kala @ 11:19 am



….Rahzh from Hungry Hungry Veganos!¬† Thanks to everyone who entered, it was fun watching the comments pile up and reading through everone’s faves.¬† I’m personally thrilled that mint chocolate chip got so many votes since it’s my personal fave!