Thursday, October 2, 2008

VeganMoFo: Veggin' Out for Animals & the Economy

In recognition of World Vegetarian Day (Oct. 1) and World Farm Animals Day (Oct. 2), Society of PEACE encouraged all Texans to eat out and show our support of local vegan/vegetarian/veg-friendly restaurants. Additionally, it's probably not a bad idea to get out and support our struggling economy right now. So even if you're not located in the lone star state, get out there and support your favorite veg restaurant!

I picked up take-out from Field of Greens, a mostly vegetarian casual restaurant that can veganize almost everything on their menu. Even though I tried to encourage myself to try something new, I couldn't help getting my tried and true favorite.... the california club. Composed of toasted whole wheat bread, soy ham & tempeh, avocado, and veganaise with well-seasoned fries on the side.
And even though John isn't home yet from work, I picked him up an Eden Burger. Soy ham (subbed for soy chicken since it has whey in it), barbeque sauce, shitake mushrooms, and basil crusted bean curd on a whole wheat bun.
I don't often get dessert at Field of Greens (since I usually make my own!), but to celebrate Veggin' Out days, I ordered the chocolate cake. And after asking which chocolate dessert was better, the cake or the tofu pie, the FOG staff added in a small sample piece of pie! I think my vote (as well as the staff member I talked with) goes to the cake.
Speaking of voting, I must get back to flipping between the vice-presidential debates and Project Runway. More mofo tomorrow!

24 comments:

Ricki said...

I'd say both the pie AND the cake look fantastic! Must go drop into the debate myself. . .ours in Canada is going on simultaneously! (How to choose, how to choose. . ?)

Nikki Douglas said...

These sandwiches look incredible and chocolate cake is so good. What a great meal.

Amey said...

mmm! those sandwiches look delicious. I wouldn't mind eating one right now.

also, love your debate-project runway divided priorities! Ha ha.

Cody said...

I want fries...

Getting a sample of the pie is pretty awesome. Even if it wasn't as good as the cake.

Ruthie said...

My only problem with FOG is that most of the food on the menu wouldn't be very hard to make at home, and would be a lot cheaper, too.

I've become pretty much anti-going-out-to-eat.

I did find out that I L-O-V-E Fadi's though. I've been dreaming about their cabbage salad. Soooo good.

I may be anti-going-out-to-eat-except-for-Fadi's.

tofufreak said...

That Eden burger looks amazing!!!!!

the desserts look scrumptious too
though i think yours look better :D

the little one said...

Project Runway - Yeah Baby! I have to watch the episode. It is taped. Supporting restaurants that serve vegan food is super and so yummy!

Veg-a-Nut said...

It is nice to be able to go out and have a nice vegan meal prepared for you. There are limited choices in my neck of the woods. Everything is about 20 miles one way. We do have a Chinese reasaurant that will veganize a dish or two for me, but that is about it. We used to have a Greek restaurant and it was great, but they have now changed their recipes and have dairy in their falafel, pita, and hummus. Yes, hummus. Dumb!! How I dream of a vegan restaurant opening up near me!

...barbara... said...

yummy...
i miss north american vegan eats....
and it is for such a good cause....
hope things get better....

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I miss being able to go to a restaurant and order a sandwich or a burger. Really... I have some options here (and use them quite often), but sometimes it's the little things what we miss...

shellyfish said...

You lucky lady having such a wonderful vegetarian restaurant near you! That cake looks so good...drooling...

Amy said...

Wow. That cake looks FANTASTIC!!!

VeggieGirl said...

Love the "Veggin' Out" idea in Texas!! Great stuff!! And great food :0)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I think my favorite vegan food is chocolate mousse pie. I just wish there were a restaurant around here that served it-- I' eat out EVERY day!

What'd you think of the debate?

aTxVegn said...

We're having an *Eat Local Week* here with restaurants featuring local grown foods. Your FOG looks like a nice takeout place - with great desserts!

Jes said...

Mmm that sandwich looks amazing! Avocado should go on everything!

megan said...

That burger looks delicious! I've been craving a good, fully loaded veggie burger lately.

jessy said...

gotta love a veg'n out day, fo 'sho! dan & i are veg'n out tonight - taking a bit of a break from cooking. the sammie and the burger both look soooooooooooooo goooooood! and those fries = mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Bethany said...

That club looks so good. It's making me hungry for lunch, which will probably be leftovers, not bad, but not a yummy sandwich made by somebody else ;-).

good idea about getting out and supporting local veg restaurants. I'm going to Pizza Pi, a vegan pizza place in Seattle this saturday.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

You have enough cake to share with me, you realize....

Bianca said...

That is one heck of a burger you got there! I wish Field of Greens was here! I do have the Field of Greens cookbook (though I'm not sure if it's related to the restaurant).

Rach-ums said...

Looks tasty! Sounds like a great place too. Did you enjoy the debate? I watched it with my dad, but we didn't agree on much. :)

Animal-Friendly said...

Both of those sandwiches look delicious! And how kind to let you sample both desserts- good thing you can never have too much chocolate.

Stacey and Sergio said...

We went to FOG on Saturday and I got the California club! Good stuff! Sergio loves the fajitas. Too bad they can't get vegan chicken.