Yes, I am a little behind on getting this up and I apologize. Phillip had originally committed to writing it, then he got writers block, so here I am. Better late…nope I am not going there.
Episode four is awesome. We had special guest Laura Carver from the Youth Empowered Action Camp in Portland. Funny thing is, we knew about Laura from the Cherry City Vegans which is a meet up club/organization she helps run in Salem, Oregon. Anzia then found the YEA camp on her own by searching Google for camps that offered vegan food. We signed her up and then found out that Laura was affiliated with the camp. It is a small vegan world we live in!
Laura came on our show to promote Cherry City Vegans hoping to attract new people both to help out with the clubs activism as well as have a support group in an area where there aren’t many other vegans compared to cities like Seattle or Portland. I would like to take a moment to give a little spotlight to YEA which is a great place for young people, 12-17, to learn to have a voice about the issues that matter to them. This year for the first time YEA will be holding a camp in New York that is for those specifically interested in animal rights. The other two camps they offer touch on different aspects of social justice. Take a minute to check out the camp and tell all your friends.
Thanks to EZ Tofu Press for giving us some presses to give away. As you will see in the episode we love the EZ Tofu Press and after using it I am sure you will wonder how you went so long with out one! To enter the raffle, watch the episode for the secret word and email us the secret word at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will pick a winner after Episode 5 airs.
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Here are the recipes from the episode:
Lebanese Marinade (sauce)
you will need skewers
-lots of fresh garlic, diced (recommend at least 6 fresh cloves)
1 cup lemon juice
4 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp paprika
a little bit of cayenne powder (optional)
1 cup olive oil
* sometimes I need to make more because it doesn’t cover all the veggies if I use a lot of veggies, so plan to double…
Veggies to marinade (they go on skewers so they need to be pretty big chunks) — you can use any or all of these, but doesn’t need to be all
squash (zucchini, yellow)
tofu or tempeh or any other protein–seitan or storebought or whatever
if they marinate overnight the taste will be way better…
After marinating, skewer them in any order and then through on the girl or in the oven.
Doubly Red Potato Salad —
6 cups quartered small unpeeled red potatoes
1 lb beets (tops trimmed) cut into bite sized chunks
1 tsp salt
1 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup fresh dill minced
18 to 24 black olives (I find kalamata is even better, I can bring these)
1/2 cup vegenaise (I can bring)
1/2 cup tofutti sour cream (optional, i think i have this and can bring, or we can double vegenaise)
the only prep is boil potatoes and separately boil beets for 12-15 min and cut into 1 inch cubes, then cool them both in fridge
Mix all ingredients together and chill or not.
The Lemon Thyme Tofu recipe may be found here.