Central Florida Veg Fest, Halloween Green Hot Sauce & Of Course, Dogs.

Posted: 28/10/2014 in Uncategorized
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Wow, life has been a bit crazy.

I went partially insane(more than my normal bit of insane) & wrote two posts in one day and then….well, I got busy, so there’s that.

Just this past weekend though, we took #NachoBar down to the Central Florida Veg Fest & had the pleasure of announcing a bunch of events & speakers, as well as promoting the Hell out of the stuff we do like the podcast.

The best part?

FREE FOOD ALL GODDAMNED DAY LONG.

Followed by a couple of free beers.

No one would complain about that, even my hardcore omnivorous friends.

 

Khasiyat served up some pretty awesome Indian food for their combo platter.

Khasiyat served up some pretty awesome Indian food for their combo platter.

Julie, ignoring yet another potential customer(mainly because I was yelling her name).

Julie, ignoring yet another potential customer(mainly because I was yelling her name).  Yes, the potential customer has a spoon hanging out of her mouth.

Our nachos beat the Hell out of the other vegan nacho place.

Our nachos beat the Hell out of the other vegan nacho place at the festival.

THERE WAS A BABY PIG!!

THERE WAS A BABY PIG!!

Voted best vegan hot dog cart, this didn't disappoint, except for the fact that I ate it in two giant bites.

Voted best vegan hot dog cart, this didn’t disappoint, except for the fact that I ate it in two giant bites.

We vegans like our outdoor acoustic music.  So do most other people.  Except senior citizens & assholes.

We vegans like our outdoor acoustic music. So do most other people. Except senior citizens & assholes.

So much eating.

So much eating.

SO MUCH FOOD.

SO MUCH FOOD.

I had the Draco Malsoy from a food truck called the Squid Box.

I had the Draco Malsoy from a food truck called the Squid Box.

This is the Draco Malsoy.  So much noms.

This is the Draco Malsoy. So much noms.

Fermentation class??  Of course!!

Fermentation class?? Of course!!

So much good food.

So much good food.

....from a place where you can get nails done too apparently.

….from a place where you can get nails done too apparently(& back rubs too??)

I made a friend or two.

I made a friend or two.

Pretty cool puppets.

Pretty cool puppets.

WATCH OUT LITTLE KID THE WAVE IS COMING RIGHT AT YOU!!!

WATCH OUT LITTLE KID THE WAVE IS COMING RIGHT AT YOU!!!

What to eat....maybe a bit of EVERYTHING.

What to eat….maybe a bit of EVERYTHING.

Everything it is.  Cheeseburger in Paradise, an Anzac & a Peanut Butter Brownie....OF DOOM!!!

Everything it is. Cheeseburger in Paradise, an Anzac & a Peanut Butter Brownie….OF DOOM!!!

There were even baby turkeys there!  It was too bad they were bought specifically for the event by an organization that displayed them in this cage the entire time.

There were even baby turkeys there! It was too bad they were bought specifically for the event by an organization that displayed them in this cage the entire time just to get attention for their organization, but that’s what they do at a lot of the events they attend from what I’ve seen, sadly.

The event even had horses!!

The event even had horses!!

The best part of sticking around until the end:  leftover free samples.  This plate was full when the volunteers told me to "Just take the whole thing," & empty when I was done with it.

The best part of sticking around until the end: leftover free samples. This plate was full when the volunteers told me to “Just take the whole thing,” & empty when I was done with it.

There was even a fox named Todd!!  Find his Instagram account @Toddisafox for infinite cuteness.

There was even a fox named Todd!! Find his Instagram account @Toddisafox for infinite cuteness.

That was an entirely too much fun event.  We met a ton of people including the organizers of the first Tallahassee Veg Fest that was coming up, a couple that were looking for a vegan chef in Tampa for their restaurant called Delicious Surprise that was opening soon, and a ton of other interesting people with cool tattoos.

Eating all day long was awesome, especially in the fact that you didn’t have to do the guess-work when it came to whether or not meals were vegan.  I was kind of surprised that I wasn’t more uncomfortably full at the end of it all, but running around having a great time & screaming enthusiastically at everything typically burns a lot of calories.

About the only thing that I’d do differently is bring my own plate next time.  There were a couple of food vendors working with styrofoam & that just pisses me off when there are numerous alternatives out there.

Good job Orlando, you’re doing Vegfest right!

Do you like green hot sauce?  I do, especially some of the green tomatillo sauce that I can get from a place called Burrito Gallery Express here.  It’s just so tasty & so I came up with my own easy recipe when it comes to it.

Get all of these things:

10 Tomatillos, a habanero, half of a medium red onion, a small green pepper, 1/4C of apple cider vinegar, 2T salt, 1/2t cumin, 2t fresh cilantro, 1t lemon juice & 1C of water.  Regarding cilantro, I like to add a little more to the sauce, but a lot of people are sensitive to the flavor, so take that into consideration when making this.

After you have all of the things, throw those things into a blender or food processor.

Turn on said blender or processor.

Pour the contents that were once solid into a saucepan & simmer that for about fifteen minutes.  It should go from a bright color to a darker green.  CAUTION: If you leave the sauce on the burner for too long, it will turn black.  Seriously, don’t burn this stuff.

Chill the product & serve it at your next farm to table dinner or casual soiree.

So easy, right?

Good.  Now for the pictures of pups.

Somebody's tuckered.

Somebody’s tuckered.

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Just about time for bed.

aaaaaand cuddle selfie.

aaaaaand cuddle selfie.

That’s all for this installment, enjoy the holiday coming up & your week!!

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