We want to see some sweet April Fools’ Day pranking this year, but with a vegan twist! Make a video or pics of you pranking someone and submit it to us. Get creative and have fun! Extra points if it includes a Chicago Vegan Foods product.
Post your proof to Twitter (use #ChicagoVeganPrank) or to our Facebook page. We’ll check it out, judge it harshly, and ultimately award some prizes!
Winner will receive:
* A super rare, not in stores Dandies Vegan Marshmallows T-Shirt
* A package of each flavor of Teese Vegan Cheese
* A bag of Dandies
* Fame and fortune by being highlighted on our Twitters and Facebooks (“fame and fortune” is a term we use very loosely).
Submit your entry by April 10, 2012.
Super extra points if you can prank someone like this:
A big thank you to, The Wicked Good Vegan for this awesome recipe. They look sooo good, and wicked easy to prepare. So, whether you’re in South Boston or just kicking it around Oz, try some of these wicked awesome treats!
Sorry, this is a little late folks. We’ve had a few issues here at CVF, and we didn’t get the winners of this contest out on time. We feel like we let you down, but we’re posting this anyway. Let me tell you, it’s worth the wait! This is an entry so massive that it must be seen to be believed! Ladies and Gents, I give you Chicago Soydairy Field!
A big thank you to Kristen Farr over at Suburban Vegan for submitting this behemoth. She’ll be receiving 2 packages of each Teese flavor and a bag of Dandies vegan marshmallows! You can find her full recipe on here blog here: RECIPE.
Also, thank you to our two RUNNERS UP
Ann Nunziata with:
Hang Time Chili Tacos with Double Coverage Plantain S’mores
For the tacos: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, small diced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 carrots, chopped 1 celery stalk, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 can black beans 1 can diced tomatoes Juice of half a lime Taco Shells Shredded lettuce Teese Creamy Cheddar Vegan Sauce, warmed on stovetop
In a medium pot, heat oil, and onions and salt and sweat over high heat until translucent. Add carrots, celery, and garlic and saute for a minute. Add spices and saute for another minute.
When spices are aromatic, mix in black beans and tomatoes. Cover and bring to a boil, then let simmer for 20 minutes.
When ready to serve, add the lime juice to the chili and stir well. Fill taco shells with chili and top with shredded lettuce and Teese Creamy Cheddar Vegan Sauce.
For the s’mores: 1 ripe plantain, sliced 1 teaspoon cinnamon dash of salt and pepper olive oil 16 Dandies Vegan Marshmallows 4 vegan graham cracker sheets, snapped into 8 squares
Heat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, toss plantain slices with cinnamon, salt and pepper, then coat in olive oil. Bake in a single layer until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Spread 4 graham cracker squares on the baking sheet. Layer plantain slices then marshmallows evenly on each square. Bake until marshmallows are golden, about 5 minutes. Top with remaining graham cracker squares and serve immediately.
Her recipe is available at her blog. Click the name of the recipe to check it out!
Our Runner’s-up will each receive one of each Teese flavor and a bag of Dandies vegan marshmallows!
Thank you to everyone who participated! We’ve got even bigger plans for next year’s Super Bowl. We promise to pull it off then, and you won’t know what hit you! (Is it bad if I say like Peyton Manning?)
It’s Super Bowl time! We know a lot of vegans love a good Super Bowl party, and we’re asking you to send in your best Super Bowl themed recipe ideas. Think you’re funny? Are you good at naming things? Well, think up a dish with a great name, and we’ll develop it and post it on our blog! Be sure it’s a recipe that can include any of our delicious products like the delicious and simple TEESE NACHOS featured in this post, but with a football themed name. GET CREATIVE!
GRAND PRIZE(1): TWO OF EACH TEESE FLAVORS, and ONE BAG OF DANDIES. Plus, we’ll TURN YOUR IDEA INTO A RECIPE AND FEATURE IT ON OUR BLOG!
RUNNERS-UP(2):ONE PACKAGE OF EACH TEESE FLAVOR and ONE BAG DANDIES. All we’re asking for is ideas; however actual recipes with included photos are encouraged(but not required).
Send your entries to dustin(at)chicagoveganfoods.com by 11:59PM CST on Feb. 2, 2012. Include your name, your recipe idea with a CATCHY NAME, and a recipe/photo if you have one. We’ll pick three winners and announce them on Feb. 3. Look for our featured recipe on our blog Feb. 4 and make it for your Super Bowl Party!
1 cup Dandies marshmallows plus a few more to eat while making the brownies
1/3 cup peanut butter
4-6 tablespoons almond milk
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium saucepan melt margarine. Remove from heat, stir in 2/3 cup sugar and vanilla. Whisk Ener-G with water and stir into margarine mixture. Mix in applesauce.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients in two batches. Stir in 1 cup of Dandies marshmallows and pour into a parchment covered 8×8 baking pan. In the same pan, melt peanut butter with 1/4 cup sugar, adding 1 tablespoon of almond milk at a time until smooth.* Scoop the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownies and swirl it around. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean (just make sure you don’t poke a marshmallow).
*Or you can just spread peanut butter across the brownie. It’s not as sweet and it’s prettier, but it gets drier, which is something to consider if you are not going to eat them in one day.