Monday, May 16, 2011

The Great Seattle Vegan Chili Cook-Off

I would just like to start off saying that this truly was the most amazing event I've ever been to. Not only was I immensely happy, and surprised, to see so many vegans/ vegan-minded people organizing and helping out, but also, how many people came! By the time it was 6 o'clock, it was PACKED.

I invited my mom to come down to the event with me, as I know she is the open-minded one in my family, and I knew I'd have tons of fun with her. We drove done from Vancouver at about noon, and stopped off at Barnes and Noble to grab me a raw cookbook.
We arrive a tad early, so we helped out, setting up the electrical stuff for the crock-pots. Of course, we were counted down the minutes until we could try the AMAZING smelling chili, the mouth-watering donuts on the table, and the huge array of cornbread.

Finally at 6, we dove in, and tried all the Chili, up to level 3. We aren't super fans of mega spicy, but MAN was the chili good. Our favorite 2 were:


The brain chili was our favorite by far; it was sweet and spicy, and we can't wait to make it at home. The other was delicious because of how much mushroom was in it... but it was the corn-bread sweet-spicy waffles that did us in.
As if the amazing chili wasn't enough... there was the sweets table. By donation of course, my mom and I tried the Raspberry Glazed, and Good Ol' Glazed donuts from Might-Os, and great Cheeze Dips from Wayfare Foods. Of the dips, the Hickory Cheddar was by far our favorite, as it tasted like Smoked Gouda! Yum!

Then came the cornbread table.

We tried a bunch of different types, but my love went to the cornbread cupcakes by Julia McCracken, and also, the Cheezy- Cornbread. I was so stuffed on the deliciousness, that I'm surprised I even had room for MORE chili.

It was all-in-all a beyond amazing day. I'm sad to say so-long to all the great cooked foods, as I'm back to my raw Challenge today.
I just want to say thank you to everyone who put on this event! I can't wait for the Vegan Iron-Chef!!


  1. What a great post!! It really WAS a fun event, wasn't it? I was behind the chili tables, so didn't get to SEE all the baked goods - WOW! AWESOME!!

  2. That's so exciting! Hey, just found you through twitter and noticed that you're from Vancouver. We're visiting in June (thinking about getting a masters at UBC). Any suggestions for places we should check out?