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Team Sunny Day Giveaway!

My friend, and zine contributer, Wes is running a marathon along with some other vegan folks to raise money for Sunny Day Farms Animal Sanctuary. In support of this his training I have decided to go on complete bedrest until he makes it to his fundraising goal! We came up with an awesome idea to raise some funds thanks to inspiration from Katie over at Don’t Eat off the Sidewalk.

The awesome idea is FABULOUS PRIZES from your all of your favorite Texans! 

For ever 10 dollars that you donate to the Crowdrise page you will gain an entry into the prize package giveaway. So if you donate 1,000 dollars you will get 100 entries and probably destroy the competition.

The Grand Prize Package will be a copy of the brand new Blissful Bites (read JL goes Vegan’s review and check out some sample recipes!) a copy of the Sunny Days in Texas zine, some homemade pralines made by Wes himself, some Oatmeal Cream Pies made by Sugar-Skull vegan baker extraordinaire Kristen, a Chili-Making Kit from Chili Queen MollyJade and the world’s best Vegan Queso from Food For Lovers. The Grand Prize will only be available to the US and Canada because I’ll need to ship those delicious baked goods quickly!

The Second Place Winner will get a copy of the zine, a jar of queso, and a chili spice mix and will be open to anyone worldwide.

TO ENTER: Donate at least 10 dollars to Team Sunny Day at Crowdrise. Remember, the more you donate the more chances you have to win. When they send you a receipt, forward that to me veganlazysmurf at gmail dot com and I will save them all until I do the drawing on November 13. Remember to use an email that you check often so I can tell you if you win!

Thanks to everyone for the donations and prizes! We love Sunny Day Farms and want to help those animals live out the rest of their lives in such a wonderful place.


Sunny Days in Texas: Oatmeal Cream Pies

I recently learned that at our church’s bakesales my grandmother’s nut roll was infamous. People loved it so much that it would sell out before the sale even started! I wish I would have learned the recipe so that I could have a signature dish to always bring. Here in Austin we have bakesales all the time to raise money for animals, humanitarian disaster relief, and other causes as well. I always panic until the last minute going through all my bookmarked recipes over and over again trying to find that perfect something.

Lucky for me, and every bakesale we have ever had, my friend Kristen, who blogs and Sugar-Skull never panics and always donates something amazing. For Austin Bakes for Japan she made the most adorable cupcakes ever that were such a big seller. At last weekend’s Austin Bakes for Bastrop her  Pumpkin with Cinnamon Buttercream cupcakes were my favorite item there…. and what I had for breakfast!

If you are looking for the perfect bakesale recipe, Kristen has a couple in the Sunny Days in Texas benefit zine including her Oatmeal Cream Pies. These pies are similar to the little Debbie ones, except they are way better, vegan, and not even that hard to put together. You could even make them for breakfast. If you are the kind of person that “makes things” for breakfast rather than running out the door in the last couple of seconds and demanding your coworkers pick up breakfast tacos like some people. They would also be perfect in a lunch box or of course, at your next bakesale!

Every post this month for Veganmofo will be celebrating the recipes in the zine Sunny Days in Texas, the fundraiser zine to help Sunny Day Farms Animal Sanctuary.