Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Milestone Meatless Ribs

The Chefs: Abby and Frankie

The Menu: Yes, those are Frankie's Falsies ribs. Yes, they are just as delicious as we remembered them. Abby roasted these babies up and doused them in Frankie's barbecue sauce, which was absolutely perfect. She also made her signature biscuits—Abby can whip these up in about 10 minutes flat, and they are so, so good right out of the oven—with the surprise addition today of Daiya and an absolutely incredible cashew gravy. Oh heck yes. Also, there was a salad. But really, Daiya biscuits!!

The Goods: In case you were wondering what milestone we're celebrating today, it's the 500th post on Café VegNews! Yes, our first-ever blog is still running strong, and we're so happy to be able to share our weekday meals with everyone on these here interwebs. In honor of the event, Colleen made a fantastic apple crisp and Frankie made a delicious peanut-butter-chocolate pie from Alicia Silverstone's new book, The Kind Diet. Since we couldn't share the pie with everyone, we made a crazy, one-day giveaway for you! Just leave a comment with your favorite Café VegNews post by midnight tonight, and we'll randomly draw one winner, who will receive an enormous tub of Sjaak's Peanut Butter cups. They are, in a word, incredible, as you can see below.

129 comments:

birdfeed said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/06/brunch-week-banana-rabanada.html

June 19, 2009. Breakfast for lunch with fresh fruit to top it off!

happyherbivore.com said...

your recent post called mashed potatoes -- I loved the use of tortillas as calzones. tried it at home -- huge hit!

mtbVegan said...

This is one of my fav posts. I love mexican food and these tortillas look amazing! http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/homemade-vegan-tortillas.html

Amanda said...

After wasting way too much time in the office drooling over old blog entries, I have to say my favorite is yesterday's vegan cheese pizza post.

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/pizza.html

Vegyogini said...

How could I possibly choose one post as my favorite? They're all amazing! Thanks for the give-away; I'd love to win. :)

Congratulations on your 500th!

Josiane said...

Congrats on reaching that milestone!

Very very hard to choose a favorite, though the meal featured in the One Pot Wonderful post (http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-pot-wonderful.html) is exactly what I need right now. Yum!

Mulan said...

mac 'n cheese!
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/09/marvelous-mac-n-cheese.html

Just like you guys, I can't get enough of mac 'n cheese. :-)

Amethyst said...

I live in a city which has no Soul Vegetarian restaurant. So far, their Mac n Cheese is my favorite, but now that I saw my favorite post, http://www.vegnews.com/web/articles/page.do?pageId=40&catId=10, about Mac n Cheese, and that recipe looks great...I think I'll have to pull out my Soul Veg cookbook and make both...Ooooh, what a yummy challenge. I also make my own mac n cheese...I'll have to make all 3 in one day and have a taste test fest, hehe

Feed Me I'm Cranky said...

The corn fritters post! Yum!!!

Robin said...

Fresh Tortilla Friday was a great idea! Home made tortillas are so good and I liked the idea of making a desert with the tortillas.
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/fresh-tortilla-friday.html

Aleesha said...

This one: http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/best-pizza-ever.html

Pizza on naan bread with a ton of veggies? AND chocolate chip cookies? Sounds pretty amazing to me!

Krista said...

I'm sorry but I can't choose just one. I loved and hated them all because they made want to reach into the computer and eat up. But technology has not come that far yet so I was left with nothing but yummy thoughts.

Carynne said...

We have to pick one?! Not possible... ;) I do love when you profile new cookbooks, though!

debyen2000 said...

Today is the best because of your chocolate give away! Haven't had chocolate since becoming a vegan in January.Fingers crossed I hope I win!

Rob said...

Hard to pick a favorite, but homemade tortillas would have to be one of them: http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/homemade-vegan-tortillas.html

The real favorite is the one when you invite me to join you. (I'll even bring dessert!)

taleoftwovegans said...

I couldn't possibly pick just one of your posts- the food always looks so good! However, it's particularly great when you feature new products and cookbooks. -Eve

Amey said...

I remember this sweet post
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2008/10/extra-super-awesome-surprise.html
I liked it because you always talk about Frankie and we got to see her and her amazing, drool-inducing creations. Also, it's a good post to match this totally freak-crazy prize you are offering!

congratulations on 500 posts! amazing! I've been blogging for over 3 years and I'm not quite at 400 yet. Just shows what 5-posts-per-week can do for your numbers. Hoorah!

Fat Bottom Bakery said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/09/corn-fritters-and-caesar-salad.html

Caesar Salad and corn fritters! I can't resist a good vegan caesar. And fresh strawberries!

And oh man would I love to eat all those peanut butter cups until I make myself sick. And congrats on 500 posts!

jenny said...

My favorite recent post is Mashed Potatoes etc and my favorite past post is the Sandwich Week posts from March of 2008!

mishka said...

oh my goodness, the pizza... the pizza...!

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/pizza.html

By the way, I am dying for some peanut butter cups right now :)

Sonaranda said...

I love thai food!
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/04/oh-my-thai.html

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I love being a vegetarian, meatless ribs. I'm drooling over my comp right now. I recently discovered your blog and I love it!

kristeneileen said...

I am so proud of VegNews, the little mag & the little blog that could. It changed my life, and every friend I gift it to falls in love as well. But enough with the vegan-buttering you up.

My favorite post is http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/search/label/chickpea%20flour - mostly because it resulted in a meal my husband loved and asked me to make again less than a week later. It also was the final push - the final moment of synchronicity, if you will - that pushed me into studying the Ayurvedic arts in relation to daily food practice. This has been a gift in my life, so this is my favorite post - so far!

Cheers & Congrats,
Kristen

herbstsonne said...

Any of the posts involving breakfast!!

Kelsey said...

congrats on the milestone!! thats so exciting :]
i do have to say, i think this is the best office food and i think my favorite (its so hard to choose!) is the coconut ginger bowl. i mean, seriously, that looks incredible. http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/03/coconut-ginger-bowl.html

Eco Mama said...

I enjoy all your posts! But the vegan donut post had me wanting to come work with you guys--bad!!
xo
Eco Mama

KTBuns said...

I'm sorry, but any post you guys put up with Daiya in it has got to be my favorite!!

*salivates*

shelby h.k. said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/stupendous-tofu-scramble.html

a tofu scramble recipe from one of Sarah Kramer's books was one of the first dishes I cooked as a newborn vegan! every time i taste it it brings me back to my junior year of college. GO GATORS!

Cole said...

Without a doubt, my favorite post was the cheesy pizza post! I love anything with cheese and the pic of the pizza left me craving some for sure.

Joy said...

Pasta lover here so Kailey's entirely edible pasta rocked my socks!

Congrats on the milestone and what a délicieux milestone it is!

LucretiaK said...

How could anything beat this post?!

Kara O (kara_lynn_3118@yahoo.com) said...

Definitely this page right here:
http://vegnews.com/web/articles/page.do?pageId=995&catId=7
Where would I be without my vegan Halloween candy!?

Trista Hill said...

I think anything that has to do with burritos, like this:

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/04/burritos-muy-buenos.html

But honestly my favorite posts change all the time!

Pheebs said...

i love the homemade vegan gnocchi post!! :D

BethO said...

My favorite is THIS post because it's on my birthday!!!

Kim said...

The pizza post, because that pizza looks so darned good, and I haven't tried Daiya yet!

Lauren said...

Awesome giveaway! I need to find that cheese somewhere near me!

My fav. was when you had the lovely Kris Carr for lunch. She is my healing idol! I just adore her!

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/search/label/Kris%20Carr

Lauren B said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/05/southern-inspired-casserole.html

I went to college in South Carolina, home of many meats and fried foods... I was soo excited to see a meatless, healthy AND good tasting meal! cheers to you!

collinka said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/vietnamese-style-tofu-heroes.html

yum!!

rebecca said...

All of them are my favorite simply because they present new and fresh ideas using items that most of the time are easily found.
However, I really enjoyed the recent post that Joseph put together using items found at TJ's.
Rebecca

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/totally-trader-joes.html

Laurie Luxe said...

not the most exotic but made me so hungry looking at it haha!
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/09/underdogs.html

Emily said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/lovely-potato-leek-soup.html

Potato leek soup! My favorite!

tsinayvegan said...

I'm going to say this one... just because I have a really poor memory when it comes to blog posts. The fresher, the better. :-D

The Vegan Food Snob said...

ooooh. wow.

Melissa said...

Tough to pick, but this one's a clear highlight http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2008/05/tofu-scramble-burritos.html
I'm a sucker for tofu scramble!!

xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

sactruth said...

New to your blog, everything looks good. I'll be sure to share the info w/ a friend.

Anonymous said...

I am the friend sactruth shared with, and I gotta say, I am sooo happy she did! Ribs look great, but I am a sucker for donuts...on that choc/peanut butter combo, can we get a cupcake recipe? There is a bakery in Santa Cruz that makes a great one, but it's a little far to drive:)

Jayme said...

July 28, 2009 - Fried Green Tomatoes: Because I've still never had these but I've always wanted to!

HeyitsBeth said...

My favorite post is any in which dessert is involved and the office is "in a food coma." Awesome.

K.E.N. said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/search/label/Johnny%20Depp

johnny depp cake, holla!

edith said...

there are so many can't choose. the latest one is my favorite, the vegan pizza! yumm

nora said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/09/mega-miso-soup.html

dates stuffed with dandies dipped in chocolate!

Joe Janes said...

This post here is my favorite because it involves the possibility of me getting a tub of peanut butter cups!

Kristine said...

I think my favorite this week has to be PIZZA!! So happy Daiya cheese is now available :D

Laura said...

Thanks for 500 posts of pure veggie yumminess!

Laura said...

Thanks for 500 posts of pure veggie yumminess!

JessicaTheVeganMom said...

Sorry, there is no way I can pick just one!

simple moth said...

I'm actually a new reader to this blog, but peanut butter cups and I go way way back. :)

Looking through the posts, it was so hard to choose one, but I went with the Hurry Up Alfredo just because I've been meaning to make it every night for weeks now.

Michele said...

One word: DAIYA! You introduced me to a product that has bridged a chasm between me and my family at meal time and I'm eternally grateful!

shelley said...

Your mac n' cheese recipe changed my life! All the stuff you make looks so good, it's hard to choose. I wish I had that much variety for my lunch at work! truly inspiring.

Editor said...

I still have visions of that Daiya cheese pizza. It reminded me of my favorite neighborhood pizza from my childhood in NYC. And what a brilliant idea to bring your own 'cheese'! Never would have thought of that.

Shayne said...

I also find it hard to pick a favorite. I just love seeing the photos of the yummy food you guys are eating. I look everyday to find inspiration for what to cook for dinner for my family!

Sue S said...

By far the Pizza...even my carnivore friends loved it! :)

MsChoiceAlways said...
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MsChoiceAlways said...

Cashew Fondue -- out of this world with FLAVOR!

Anonymous said...

I will go with the tortillas, ... they were "out of bounds!!!"

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/homemade-vegan-tortillas.html

Sarah F. said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2007/11/looks-like-lentils.html

Lentil soup... a staple in our house!

Daily said...

I love this magazine and ALL the recipes!

Lisa M. said...

YUM!

tdcharron said...

It's always a struggle to get my boys to enjoy vegan food until now!!! Thanks so much guys!

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/09/marvelous-mac-n-cheese.html

Mary Hodges said...

I have to say my fav is Jan 22 entry featuring Christine Pirello's Crazy Vegan Life. Love her, love her books, love her show, love her food. (but not as much as I love VegNews of course!)

ninadelamorte said...

Any post that mentions Ani Phyo and her amazing raw food desserts!

Eileen Smith said...

Well, I think this may be my favorite now. DAIYA! BISCUITS! RIBS! Seriously, if it wasn't for your blog, I wouldn't have made the leap from vegetarian to vegan. Stuff like this shows you can still eat soooo good.
My partner is from Georgia, so this gets honorable mention too:http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/07/fried-green-tomatoes-and-biscuits.html

Diane Bird said...

Falsie Ribs and cheesie biscuits look delicious. If I had to choose a favorite, I might pick Penne and Kale from Oct. 12. They all sound great.

AKM said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/world-vegetarian-day-chili.html

I'm a total chili addict! Recently ALDI actually had a great veggie chili, if you can believe it.

AND, this post was made on World Vegetarian Day, when I recommitted to being vegan again! YAY!

Here's to 500 more! (Well, more than 500, but you know what I mean, LOL!)

Amanda said...

I like this one!
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2008/10/pumpkin-pasta-bake.html

briana said...

share the eat well guide with non veg friends, check out the sustainable table & the meatrix!
http://www.gracelinks.org/

CHEERS! hooraaay Veg News! Keep up the great work

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

My favorite was Free-up-the-Fridge Friday (05-01-09)! I enjoy the fact that even Cafe VegNews cleans out the fridge -- in style.

Shelley said...

Out of all your wonderful posts, which I LOVE to read, to be honest this post has to be the most exciting, your 500th post! That's quite a feat and so excited for all those involved in making it happen. Keep your great blog a coming.

Caitlyn H said...

It would have to be the homemade tortilla post. It inspired me to start making them rather than buying them.

Alicia said...

I love the Totally Trader Joe's post
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/totally-trader-joes.html
Anything that has guacamole in it has my vote!
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

kkmc said...

Thank you for bringing this blog to my attention with the drawing. Everything looks so tasty... but I'm partial to the gluten-free sugar-free ones.

kkmc said...

Leaving my email address this time so you can contact me with my prize! (Do they have carob pb?)

6p00d834519bf469e2 said...

As a born and raise Mediterranean girl, I sure love to make my gnocchis - the way my Great-Grand-mother taught me when I was just a child! :-)*)

Therefore, here is my favorite post
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/homemade-vegan-gnocchi.html

Carrie™ said...

Because today is so chilly, I'm thinking about that Beefless Stew with Mashed Potatoes that was posted in Sept. That's comfort food at it's best!

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/09/beefless-stew-and-mashed-potatoes.html

deekaybee said...

Is there a recipe for Frankie's ribs somewhere? Or is it Frankie's secret? I'm getting hungry.

PB and Jess said...

This is my favorite: http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/02/come-n-get-it-curry.html. It has just about everything I love, including Brussels! Yum :)

Jennifer said...

I love every post. They make me very hungry and motivate me to cook at home. But my recent favorite post was the gnocchi b/c I've always been obsessed with it and it's hard to find a vegan version pre-made. http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/homemade-vegan-gnocchi.html

kalevin said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/02/cheese-week-muy-mexi-casserole.html

Mexi Casserole ROCKS!! There was also a burrito post this month that I loved!! I made casserole and burritos for weeks!! Yay!!

lieus78762 said...

Your blog always makes me a) incredibly hungry, b) envious of all the cool and yummy stuff you get for free, and c) wish I had more time to cook.

One simply recipe I can luckily make time for is vegan pizza with the amazing Daiya cheese. http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/best-pizza-ever.html

Anonymous said...

Congrats and thanks for your giveaway. I'd LOVE to win, so hope the vegan gods are with me. Also thanks for just being here with all your support for us and the animals. You're the best!

Teddy B said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2008/05/super-soba-noodles.html

it's waaayy too hard to pick only one.. but I love soba noodles and anything asian inspired. YUM

Teddy

VeganMe said...

Breakfast Bonanza..being from the south..this breakfast ensemble makes it easy to adapt to the abundance of hearty foods that I was once accustomed to in my former life.

Sarah said...

Vegan pizza. Always vegan pizza. Especially with Daiya.

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/pizza.html

Aimee said...

I love to see what raw food creations you nosh on and the Johnny Depp cake sealed the deal for me about the favorite post!

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/search?q=Roxanne%27s+raw+Revelry

Kathy said...

BRAVo to VegNews! Love all the yummy pics in the cafe.

Kathy, www.healthy-happy-life.com

:) keep it up!

Michael said...

mmmm....cashew gravy....yum!!!

Jody (vegancookbookchallenge) said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/shiitake-sake-scallopini.html

That is just an incredibly creative and yummy sounding dish! Often, I wish you would post recipes.

Lynn said...

I have to agree with "Birdfeed", the French toast with fruit will get me everytime. Thanks for the great ideas.
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/06/brunch-week-banana-rabanada.html

bazu said...

fresh tortilla friday was my favorite post! it made this former californian all giddy with nostalgia. =)

tim said...

Do you ship to New Zealand?

Tammy said...

I really love most of the posts, sometimes wish you shared recipes (hint, hint)... the post that sticks out most recently is the one regarding Daiya on pizza... really anything Daiya lately...have been really wanting to try it! I think your pizza post may have given me the nudge I need to just go ahead and buy it! Thanks!

trinanddave@hotmail.com said...

"Cold-Fighting Curry" from Dec 15, 2008. You needed a fill-in, and yours came through. The lunch looked GREAT!

ZenVeg said...

Making your Pumpkin Muffins today, can't wait.

Laura said...

That pizza post from Tuesday was amazing:

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/pizza.html

Since I have recently moved into a house with wall ovens, I am really looking forward to making pizza of my own!

trentgrooms said...

Burrito Blitz was my favorite post in the past few months. Burrito= Good and Good = Love. I loved these things!!! I recommend that everyone try these. Go Vegnews!

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009_07_01_archive.html

MarkTwain said...

Little pizzas with the big name:
http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/03/omigosh-okonomiyaki.html

Amy said...

Mac n' cheese! My only other favorite combo is pb and chocolate!

Angela Pearson said...

The recipes posted are awesome! I especially like the gluten-free and soy-free recipes or ones I can easily make gluten-free and soy-free. I wish you would post more of those, at least the soy-free recipes. The chocolate chili recipe, which I made with Quorn crumblies, earned me a first prize placing in a recent chili cook-off! Keep up the good work.

Rachel said...

mac n cheese hands down!

Anna said...

I like your recent post on pizza with Daiya, have been wanting to try some soon (hopefully tomorrow)

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/10/pizza.html

jerilee said...

My very favorite ones are anything with cashew butter or cashews in them. But then again, the Mashed Potatoes, etc. blog did it too and so did the Hurry Up Alfredo. It's been forever since I've had Alfredo! Can't forget the Portobello Perfection with the aioli .......... ok, so they're all good! Thank you for all of them and contrats on 500. We'll celebrate at 1000 too!

Nicole K said...

Today's pic...I make biscuits but never put gravy on them. But cashew gravy? Oooooh that has to be made TONIGHT! Yum!
I went to Alicia Silverstone's book reading in Danville, CA, ( the recipes are great FYI )and a culinary student made the carob cups in her cookbook, they were good but the cups you are giving away look great! AND my weakness. Yummy!

Alex said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/search/label/mac%20%27n%27%20cheese

When my and I first became vegan, I wondered whatever would we do without mac and cheese. So, "ta da"! Now we can have it whenever we want!!

Juliet said...

When you introduced Daiya cheese! That stuff is miraculous! Congrats, VegNews!

Timothy E. Putnam said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! My favorite thus far has been the visit from Amy's Kitchen. Delicious! So what exactly does one have to do to get a visit from such culinary goddesses?

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2008/08/amys-indian-buffet.html

Elizabeth said...

Probably the mac'n cheese!

Janis said...

Extra-Cheexy Baked Ziti!

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/08/extra-cheesy-baked-ziti.html

Jennilicious said...

Yummy! I love any posts with Frankie's ribs. Been meaning to come up with a version myself.

Owner said...

http://cafevegnews.blogspot.com/2009/09/carrot-stew-and-garlic-bread.html

Caitlin said...

There's not much that I don't like to cook and eat, so I'd say that whatever I'm in the mood for that night is my favorite recipe.

Prairie Political Ponderings said...

Any of the blogs about Daiya cheese are the most intriguing, as we have yet to try it! And we are waiting to get it in our area!!! (or order it form Vegan Essentials!)

We would really love winning the peanut butter cups, though I do make them myself, but rarely!

Erika said...

Mmmm, I vote for the yummy yellow curry & cupcakes!!...curry is just great, warms you up inside, and we could all use a little more vegan cupcake varieties!! mmmm

Colleen said...

My fave cafe Veg News post(s) are the Raw Weeks. I am still trying to become disciplined enough to transition to a raw lifestyle, and I loved the idea of doing it for a short time...kind of like practice!!

Anonymous said...

CAN'T PICK JUST ONE. ANYTHING WITH VEGE'S IN IT IS PERFECT WITH ME.

Full Moon said...

My favorite is mashed potatoes. Yum!

Michal said...

its so hard to pick just one! i think that these simple salads look so tasty and quick too!

GV said...

Hmmmm..... Yummy

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