Sunday, December 22, 2013

VGF, Carrots, VVP - updates from my yummilicious vegan life! :)


I've been MIA from my blog for over a month now because a lot has been happening in my life. All good things. :) So thought I'd give you all a quick update with lots of pictures.

In November, hubby and I organized VGF once again. This was the second time we did VGF (the first one was in Feb). It involved a lot of planning and work but in the end, it was totally worth it! :)

This article in The Hindu Metroplus clearly explains what VGF is all about.

Here are a some photos from the event:

The Food
VGF Food

The Sellers
VGF Sellers

The Demo and Visitors
VGF People

And here's the poster we created for VGF:

VGF 24 Nov 2013 Poster

We plan to have VGF a few times a year. Follow our VGF Facebook Page for more pictures and information.

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In other news, my Tropical Garnet Cocktail/Mocktail won the best beverage prize in the Virtual Vegan Potluck that was held in November. Yay! This is the second time my beverage has won a VVP prize, the first was my Hot Spiced Masala Chai last November. :)

Virtual Vegan Potluck Winner Badge

Check out this cool video announcing all the winners in the various categories on the VVP website.

I'll share pics of all the prize goodies once they arrive. :)

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Finally, I've been saving the best for last. From the beginning of December, I've started working at our local vegan restaurant, Carrots. After much thought, my hubbs came up with a designation name for me which encapsulates the various roles I've taken on at Carrots - Countess of Cuisine and Jollification. Yes, that's my official designation and will be on my business cards too. :D

I'm at the restaurant a few days a week and I'm totally loving it so far. The job, the environment, the people, the YUMMMM food! It's all awesome!!! :)

My first pet project as soon as I started at Carrots has been to work with Chefs Gurung and Ram to create a fantastic vegan buffet for New Year's Eve. I'm really proud of all the dishes we've come up with. If you're in Bangalore, this is a must-taste vegan spread! The full menu will be announced tomorrow on the Facebook Event Page.

Meanwhile, I'll leave you with photos of some of the dishes to drool over. :)

Almond Jowar Cookies
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Avial
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Cannelloni
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Cinnamon Rolls
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Grilled Tofu with Super Spicy Sweet Sauce
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Hot Chocolate
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Leek and Ginger Soup
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Obsessive Chocolative Disorder
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Cowboy Pepper Salad
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Raw Orange Ginger Tarts
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Garlicky Pesto Rolls
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Potatoes with Jamaican Sweet Sauce
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Roasted Peanut and Red Wine Vinegar Dipping Sauce
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Walnut Waldorf Salad
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Spaghetti Rolls
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Sweet Potato Pie
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

Tiramisu Cupcakes
Carrots New Year's Eve Buffet Spread

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Wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a fantastic 2014! See you all here next year. :)

*Hugs*

4 comments:

  1. OMG, OMG, OMG! the New Year's spread at carrots looks AWESOME ! Super job on this Sush!

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  2. How exciting! I've been telling everybody that my friend is doing this. Swami and I are drooling at all the pics and cant wait. The jowar cookies look simple but perfect!

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  3. WOW, Susmitha!!! How wonderful for you - - you weren't kidding, so many good things going on. I'm very happy for you. Beautiful photos, too :-)!

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  4. What an awesome event, I would love to attend one day! Gorgeous food photos, you're making me hungry!

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