Meals with friends + Vegan News You Can Use (1/6/13)

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by JL Fields on January 6, 2013

Yesterday Dave and I spent the day in Denver. We met a friend of his from high school, who he hasn’t seen in over 20 years, for lunch.

Monika, db and JL

She’s a vegetarian so City O’ City seemed like the perfect meeting place. We all shared the off-the-hook buffalo wings (seitan) and I ordered the El Jefe burger, vegan-style, with onion rings.

city o city seitan wings and el jefe burger


After lunch we went to movie (we never go to movies, must remedy that) and saw Silver Linings Playbook – loved it. From there we went to a local bookstore and picked up a few maps and books on Colorado. Then it was time to meet, for the first time, Heather of Better with Veggies. She and her husband graciously invited us to their home for dinner.

Heath of Better with Veggies and JL of JL goes Vegan

We were treated to a delicious vegan Tourtière and kale salad and we brought Cheesy Dip with Cashews and Capers with veggies and bread and City O’ City’s version of a vegan hostess cupcake.  We had such a great time and look forward to more food and fun with our new friends!

Now, on to the news…

This week’s vegan links and news




This week on the blogs

JL goes Vegan

MONDAY: 2012: The year opportunity knocked…and I answered.

The 2012 Year End Post on JL goes Vegan

TUESDAY: 2013: Let’s go vegan! (50% off one session or $100 off one month of vegan lifestyle coaching) OFFER ENDS JANUARY 9 – ACT NOW!

Go Vegan with JL 2013 offer.jpg

THURSDAY: Vegan haircare, bowling shoes, and car seats + Ideas for a more plant-based New Year and a Country Fried Seitan recipe

vegan haircare, car seats, bowling and country fried seitan

SATURDAY:  Quick Vegan Pepperoni Tortilla Pizza

Quick Vegan Pepperoni Tortilla Pizza Collage

Stop Chasing Skinny

MONDAY:  Your Stories in 2012

TUESDAY:  2013: Wishing you a year of compassion, health, and happiness beyond the scale.

Have you stopped chasing skinny? Submit your story today.

  • Sprint2theTable

    So jealous you and Heather got to hang out! I got to have her vegan Tourtière when I visited in November – it was insanely good! Now I just need a cupcake. Hopefully I’ll make it out there again soon. Would love to meet up!

    • JL

      I hope you do, Laura! We would all have great fun together – I’m sure of it! 🙂

  • Debbie

    Oh, man, onion rings! It’s rare enough for me to have my dietary weakness, French fries, but it’s been years since I’ve tasted an onion ring. Off to search for vegan recipes…

    • JL

      Yep, serious weakness for me, too, @disqus_fEZvtVXN8b:disqus!

  • That dip is sooooo good, it’s almost gone already! I’m so glad you already posted that recipe too, I’ll be stealing that one. It was so great to finally meet you last night!

    • JL

      I’m so glad you liked the dip, @betterwithveg:disqus! We’re excited about our winery adventure! 🙂

  • Sandy Smith

    Thank you SO MUCH for the heads up on the new show on Cooking Channel! It’s about time someone did this!!!!

    • JL

      You are welcome, @disqus_zxdvPjLaiT:disqus! I’m looking forward to seeing it on Hulu!

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