Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Top 20 produce must-haves for a vegan kitchen, last day of mofo

Another addition to my must have lists, and this one will be short, as I'm trying to get a post in before midnight and I miss the last day of Vegan MoFo. Vegan Mofo has been a blast! I look forward to it again next year, I loved checking out all the great blogs that participated this year!
This is my "must-have" list for produce to keep on hand!

1. Cilantro - I go through at least one bunch, sometimes two a week.  I use it in Indian food, Thai, and other Asian dishes.
2. Celery- Now, is any fridge really complete without it? Essential for making soups, awesome in stir-fries, great swirled into hummus, and good for curing lat night munchies, without hurting your waistline!
3. Carrots - For all the same reasons as above, and they help you see in the dark :)
4. Lettuce- For salads and sandwich's and to give people a reason to make fun of Vegans for eating rabbit food (this rule also works for the celery and carrots)
5. Collards, or other leafy green- Because they are super- duper healthy, and yummy!
6.Cucumbers - Pretty self- explanatory, I just love cucumbers.
7. Assorted bell peppers- for stir fry's, soups, and anything my little heart desires. One of my favorite ingredients to cook with.
8. Red onions- Mostly for salads and sammies, and when I want a sweeter, less pungent onion flavour in dishes.
9. Yellow or white cooking onions- I use it in almost every dish I cook!
10. Green onions- for sprinkling on top of of Thai food, sushi, etc.
11. Garlic- I use lots of this in many forms, raw, sauteed, my favorite is roasted.
12. Jalapeno peppers or "finger" chilis- I add these into any dish I want to give a kick, I love spicy food so that is many different things.
13. Sweet potatoes- For fries mostly, but also love turning them into a creamy, dreamy soup.
14. Good old fashioned potatoes- be it red, yellow, white or russet, almost everyone loves potatoes, whether it is deep-fried, oven fried,  mashed or boiled, potatoes are yummy and I bet everyone has some in store.
15. Mushrooms- although the boyfriend is not the biggest fan of mushrooms, I love to have them on hand, as I can never get enough. And I don't make him eat them...... Often at least />insert evil laugh here>/
16. Broccoli- My fav way to prepare it is oven roasted with salt and pepper and EVOO, if you haven't tried broccoli this way yet, you've got too! Its ahhhhmazing.
17. Organic Bananas- Always have some be it fresh or frozen, mostly for green smoothies, and they really are natures perfectly wrapped snacks!
18. Spinach- Mostly for green smoothies, or the occasional salad.
19- Apples and oranges - Not during the summer as I go seasonal but during the winter very essential to ensuring one doesn't get scurvy, and I always go Organic with the apples.
20. Pineapple- If I don't have fresh, then I have some stowed away in the freezer, for pizza and Thai style stir fry's.

Monday, November 29, 2010

My shameful secret..... Vegan mofo day 29

 I must admit to you all that I have a super shameful secret.... I make pizza waaaaaay to often, instead of coming up with new creative "foodie" inspired dishes, I'm boring and make pizza consistently at least 3 times a month..... Granted I have made many different types of pizza, these are some pictures mostly older ones that I found on an old memory card to demonstrate my pizza-insanity, the sad part is that I only take pictures of about half the pizzas I make, if I took pictures of every pizza I make and talked about I'd have to re-name my blog to be something pizza related.
 This one is an apple butter chipolte base, mozzarella and cheddar daiya, cheddar sheese, with roasted sweet potato slices, caramelized onion. Sweet, salty and smokey, one of my fav combos.
 Thai "chicken" pizza, sauce base of thai sweet chili garlic sauce mixed in with soy sauce. Red pepper slices, pineapple pieces, and "chicken" pieces. Once it came out of the oven, I added some peanuts, thinly sliced green onions, and cilantro. Really different flavor combo, I've made this pizza many times.

Tofutti cream cheese base, with mozza daiya and gouda sheese, with pan friend corn, roasted garlic, thinly sliced onion and crispy veggie bacon

Pretty standard pizza at my house, the usual "classic", translational pizza sauce base, with thinly sliced peppers, onions, roasted garlic, pineapple, mushrooms, and some fake sausage or bacon.Topped with both mozza and cheddar daiya.
One from the summer, balsamic reduction and roasted garlic EVOO with roasted garlic pieces on the dough. Then fresh san maranzo tomatoes, red ion and mozza and cheddar daiya.
 I have no clue what this pizza was, but I'm assuming it was roasted and something else. Really bad picture.

Similar to my classic style pizza but with crumbled fake goat cheese.


Pizza cooked on a rack over a fire, at my inlaws. Classic pizza toppings.
I had many duplicate pictures of most of these pictures, but decided to save you all from repeats of my pizza craziness.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vegan mofo day 28, sharing my love of Vegan Sushi!

Even though I was very skeptical and almost afraid to try sushi for the longest time, as I hated anything "fishy" went I was an omnivore many moons ago. But for the sake of being a true "foodie" and being adventurous I made sushi and tried it for the first time, here is a picture of my first ever batch of sushi. I put carrot, avocado, cucumber. I also made my own pickled ginger, as the only ones I could find at the grocery store had lactose in them which is terribly un-vegan!


Here is my most recent batch of sushi rolls, cucumber, green onion, cilantro, avacodo, and sweet potato tempura. All this food was for two people, and some was leftover... I'm not quite that pig-ish... lol
To round out the protein portion I pan fried some cubes of tofu in about a tsp or less of oil, and added some sweet thai chili garlic sauce, which I was have on had, I also added some soy sauce, and after the sauce thickened up, I added some cilantro, green onion and sesame seeds. This was so simple, but such a yummy complement to sushi!
Plain lightly sauteed veggies with a touch of soy sauce and sesame seeds.

I love love sushi, and this one of my favorite homemade meals in ages!

Vegan mofo day 27, Diner-esque cheesesteak style sammie.

The other day the boyfriend was watching Diners, Drive- ins and Dives, off of the food n" style seitan I had in the freezer, and cut into thinner slices, frozen focaccia buns made by a semi-local bakery thetwork. Which is probably one of the most least vegan friendly shows on the food network, but I love the show for its charm. I also find it quite amazing just what Guy Fieri will actually eat!  I do wish that there could be neat "diamond in the rough" place for vegans or at least a little vegan friendly that would be crazy awesome. Anyways back to the point I was getting to in the first place....

There was a cheese-steak style sandwich on there that they boyfriend said he could really go for, so of course being the amazing girlfriend that I am, I decided to make when soon.  This was mostly made up random stuff found in my freezer.....I used some cubed "beefy"seitan I had left over, added some sauteed green peppers and onions, on top of some leftover cheddar cheezy sauce that was also in my freezer, sprinkled some cheddar daiya on top (which rules the world by the way, I don't know I ever lived before daiya came along!) I used some of mother in law's  home- canned "steak sauce", I don't really remember what's in it, but it went great on this sammie!  On the side are some oven fries covered in Salt and Pepper and nooch, with an artichoke and some home pickled items.







Aforementioned home pickled items, my pickled green tomatoes, and my MIL's bread and butters (she makes the most awesome dills, and bread and butters).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vegan Mofo day 20, Sima Sushi Resteraunt Kingston

Hey guys,
I lost my sushi restaurant virginity tonight, I have made sushi many times, but have never eaten at a restaurant before! The boyfriend and I had a nice romantic date night, watching the Santa Claus parade inside a nice warm restaurant, watching the parade through the window (such a perfect view).
We went to this place in Kingston called Sima Sushi: http://www.simasushikingston.com/
Please excuse the crappy camera phone pics, does not to this wonderful food justice! This was a nice of a few different firsts, I love to try new things!
We started off with some nicely warmed sake which I have never had before, and really enjoyed it, it goes perfecting with sushi.


They gave us each a cup of complimentary warm and comforting Miso soup (this was actually my first time trying miso soup) This was my first time trying it, and I really enjoyed it.


We had spring rolls as an appetizer, they were pretty good, nice an crispy and crunchy without being oily, but they weren't super flavourful.
 

We had two different rolls from the "maki deluxe" catergory.  
The pinks rolls were called "pink flower soy paper rolls" this was my first time trying soy paper wrappers, I much prefer nori, but these were a nice change, these rolls were filled with yam tempura, asparagus, avocado, shredded beets, and cucumber.

 The rolls in the middle were called "yam dragon" and they were filled with avocado and cucumber, and with a nice crispy piece of yam tempura on the top. These were my favorite rolls, and I have to recreate these at home as I could have eaten 100 of these!

I loved this restaurant, the ambiance was amazing, the food was fresh and tasty and presentation was great too! I definitely want to go back soon.

Here is some awful quality pics of the Santa Claus parade so you can relieve your childhood, and get into the Christmas spirit.














Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vegan MOFO day 17 Top must haves for my Vegan fridge!

Hey guys! Here is my top 20 vegan "must-haves" for my fridge. Not in any specific order of love or use, just as to how it pops into my scatter - brained head!
If you feel like I have missed any important "must-haves" haves for a vegan fridge, let me know in the comments, what is a must have in your fridge? I'd love to know!


1. White miso paste - I use this in everything from cheese sauce, to popcorn, to soup bases, to stir frys, ads the "umami" flavor to everything you put it in.

2. Dark soy sauce or tamari with no preservatives- I prefer the darker more flavorful kinds, without preservatives, great for stir fries, fake beef recipes, and to serve with sushi.

3. Organic Natural peanut butter- so much tastier then peanut butter with added crap into it! My favorite kind is the kirkland signature brand from Costco.

4. Black olives - essential for any vegan that used to love the briny flavor of cheese, adds a nice pop of briny savory flavor to anything its in. I buy this in HUGE jars at costco for pretty cheap. A big jar lasts for several months.

5. Earth Balance- Essential in any vegan's fridge, buttery wonderful delicous-ness! For baking and all your buttering needs. My favorite kind is the orginal.

6. So Nice unsweetened soymilk- my favorite brand of soymilk, the least "beany" I have ever tasted and doesn't curdle when added into hot food or liquids.

7. Ketchup - Lame I know, but who doesn't love ketchup right?

8. Vegan mayo- homemade preferably (recipe for my vegan mayo) or veganaise

9. Vegan soy yogurt - (my recipe for homemade soygurt) or plain unsweetned from the company sol cuisine

10. Plain yellow mustard- for everything from sandwiches, to salad dressings, to marinades, to cheeze sauces.

11. Whole grain dijon mustard- used in my homemade honey dijon dressing, and my fav for sandwiches


12. Red curry paste from Thai kitchen- I would be at a loss for fast meals without this, as it makes amazing thai inspired soups and, stir fries and curries.

13. Raspberry or strawberry jam- Pretty self- explanatory, love it on toast with earth balance, or to make a raspberry salad dressing.

14. Extra firm tofu- a total must for every vegans kitchen, it can be anything you want it to be. You can bake, fry, saute it. Blend it into a smoothie for protein or make tofu ricotta out of it! Your imagination is the only that is holding you back from making tofu the best thing in your fridge!

15. Soft tofu - I prefer soft tofu for smoothies, and its good for replacing eggs in certain dishes, and for making homemade vegan mayo, click here for the recipe

16. Tahini - sesame seed paste, I use it to make salad dressings, and to flavor cheezes, and such.

17. Homemade vegan goat cheese- still perfecting this recipe and when I do, I will definitely share it!


18. Black bean sauce- This stuff is super potent and very salty and has a "different" flavor that not everyone likes, but I personally love it, a little goes a very long way, and it is great in stir fries and Asian cuisine.

19. Maple Syrup- I would not be able to live without my maple syrup fix, if it wasn't so expensive and much healthier I would drink it by the cup- ful! Great for salad dressings and marinades as well as on pancakes and waffles and the like.

20. Vegan Worcestershire sauce- Definetly as essential ingredient for every vegans kitchen I prefer the Wizards brand from edward and sons its awesome from imparting a "beefy" flavor when you need it!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vegan mofo High protien, sugar free banana walnut muffins!

Hey guys!
This is a simple healthified, banana walnut muffins. Stay tuned tomorrow for my must-have list for the fridge!
These muffins are a favorite around here and are great for breakfast or for a nice light snack, they are fluffy and moist and not too sweet, and of course tasty! Makes 12 medium sized muffins.


I usually pair one of these muffins, with a green monster for breakfast!
The nurtirionals are pretty impressive as well:
Each muffin has only 220 calories, 6.5 grams of protein, 4.5 grams of fiber, less then 1 gram of saturated fat, 5.2 grams of healthy fats.

Here is what's in it and how to make it:

Wet (I blend it my blender or food processor to make sure that the dates are super smooth):
- 1 1/4 chopped pitted dates
- 1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk (or other non-dairy milk)

Bring soymilk to a boil, then add dates, take off heat and cover, let sit for about an hour to soften the dates, otherwise the muffins will be too dense and heavy.

While your waiting for the dates to soften, get the dry mixture ready and then set it aside:1 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup soy protein
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup quick cook oats
2 1/2 TBSP aluminum free baking powder
Combine the date and soymilk mixture in your blending appliance of choice with the following ingredients:
2 TBSP energy egg replacer
 4 large overipe bananas
5 g of powdered stevia (5 single serve packets of stevia)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBSP melted earth balance
2 TBSP maple syrup

Blend till very smooth, and at the last second add
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl, with the dry ingredients and slowly mix until combined, but be careful not to over mix as it will result in tough muffins.

Once mixed add 1/3 cup walnuts and gently combine
Bake at a 350° (preheated) oven, for 15-20 mins, test with toothpick to make sure comes out clean.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vegan Mofo day 13, My top 30 vegan must-haves for my pantry

Over the course of the next few days, I'm going to be making some vegan "must-have" lists, for my kitchen, to give you guys a peak inside what happens in my kitchen!

Tomorrow I will make my top must- have list for the fridge!
This is my top 30, must haves for my pantry:

1. Nutritional yeast- I put this on so many things, and use it in so many things, its an absolute staple in any vegans kitchen. When I first went vegan, I hated this stuff, but now I could eat it straight up! It just makes everything more savory and yummy!

2. Sweet garlic thai chili sauce- Basically a stir fry sauce or a dip for spring rolls, pot stickers, etc. really yummy stuff!

3. Vital wheat gluten- For making homemade seitan and fake meats. Essential for the vegan who wants to extend their creativity or make cheap, amazing fake meat.

4. Maldon grey sea salt- Couldn't do without this, its much less "salty" then your average plain old sea salt, it has a deep flavor and makes everything more flavorful then when using regular sea salt

5. Good organic balsamic vinegar- It is very worth spending a little more money getting a good quality, no crap added and preferable organic brand of balsamic vinegar as a little goes a really long way. My favorite brand is the one from kirkland signature (the costco brand)

6. Good organic extra virgin olive oil- Speaks for itself, I like a good buttery, rich creamy EVOO, a good brand is from kirkland signature as well (the costco brand)

7. White balsamic vinegar -I usually add this along with white wine when I use it to deglaze something or make a sauce, it adds an extra level of tartness. I also use it many salad dressings.

8. Brown or green lentils- great for tacos, burgers, daal, basically in any place you would use TVP. I really love lentils they are so versitale and have so much flavor.

9. Xanthan gum- is awesome for instant thickening. I usually I use for making soy ice cream, as I don't like making the cooked version, as it takes longer and you loose the benefits of using fortified soymilk. Its also great for gluten free baking.

10. Qiunoa- Speaks for instelf, tasty and a complete protein, can't go wrong with this.

11. Good quality vegetable broth cubes- Occasionally I make my own veggie broth, but it just so handy to have it in my pantry, I prefer the cubs, opposed to the liquid as you can add it into seasonings for extra flavor. I use it in everything from soup, to pasta sauces.

12. Cocoa powder- Essential for a chocoholic and I am definitely one, I also use it some fake beef things.

13. Creamed coconut- I use this instead of coconut milk in Indian and Thai curries. It's a lot cheaper then coconut milk.

14. Coconut milk- I use this for vegan whipped cream, and anywhere evaporated milk or heavy cream is required.

15. Brown basmati rice- Great for Indian food.

16. Brown sushi rice- For Asian foods.

17. Nori sheets- For sushi and anytime a "fishy" flavor is required.

18. Black salt- adds an "eggy" flavor to tofu scrambles, and fake egg sandwich's

20. Assorted dry beans- speaks for itself, cheaper then canned, and without the BPA worry

21. Dates- Great sugar substitute in baking and for making homemade larabars

22. Dark chocolate- Again needed for any chocoholics, so a must have for me

23. Stevia- Awesome substitute for sugar, and such with no calories

24. Evaporated cane juice- healthier then bleached white sugar.

25. Jarred crushed tomatoes- I used jarred instead of canned, because of wanting to avoid BPA

26.
Shelf stable vanilla soymilk -for coffee

27. Maple syrup- One of my favorite things!

28. Coconut Oil- what isn't this stuff good for? You can use it for candy making, moisturizing, fudge, etc. Essential for any vegan kitchen.

29. Good whole Coffee beans(organic and fair-trade certified)- helps to wake me up in the morning, and helps to make the morning grumpies go away.

30. Energy Egg replacer- a whippable egg replacer that is a good substitute for egg whites.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Potato leek soup recipe, ultimate fall comfort food!

As much as I hate saying goodbye to the wonder that is summer.
Farmers market and beautiful fresh produce, and wonderful smelling, pretty flowers! And barbecuing, lounging on the deck with a cold drink and a good book.


And early fall produce is pretty awesome too!



But there is just something about the chill in the air, and the crunch of the colorful leaves underfoot. That makes creamy comforting soup, the best thing ever! This is a recipe for a super simple, easy soup. that is very comforting and delicious!


This soup was really tasty and ridiculously simple to make.

How to make it and how to do it:

Saute these veggies in oil till golden and soft

1 tbsp roasted garlic oil (optional, EVOO or sunflower works well too)
1 big stalk celery medium diced
1 medium sized carrot medium diced
2-4 cloves of garlic finely minced (depending on how garlicky you want it.)
3 large leeks, thinly sliced and washed really well

Add these ingredients in order and cook down till reduced

3 good quality vegetable bouillon cubes
1/2 cup white wine
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp white miso paste


Add 8-10 cups of water (depending on the thickness you would like) and add the following ingredients and simmer all together.

5 cups peeled, small diced potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Simmer slowly until the potatoes are soft and tender, let it cool down a bit before blending.


Add 1/4 cup of soaked cashews

Blend till velvety smooth and enjoy :)
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I garnished the top with green onions, Daiya mozza, and just a drizzle of roasted garlic oil.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

CSN stores Giveaway - winner announced

Hey Everybody!
Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway, there were over 500 "entries"! Awesome!
Here are the results:
I had so much fun with this giveaway, I hope I'll get to do another one soon!


1-35 35 entries- Sheree Britt

Congrats! I hope you enjoy your early Christmas present!

Friday, November 5, 2010

CSN stores Giveaway - deadline EST 12am, Butternut squash soup recipe

Thanks to everyone who has entered my giveaway so far! The deadline is tomorrow, midnight EST. So there is still time to enter! Please read all the different ways to get lets of entries in the guidelines: Giveaway link.

I made this awesome butternut squash soup, infused with fresh rosemary, coconut and roasted garlic. I know it is a very strange combination of flavors, but trust me, somehow they work and it made for a delicious and velvety smooth soup.
I posted the recipe below the picture of the soup which I garnished with, fresh rosemary, shredded coconut, toasted pumpkin seeds, and crispy cubes of butternut squash, which I fried up in a little roasted garlic infused oil.
Very simple soup, and perfect for fall weather.



How to make it and how to do it:

Saute these veggies in oil, till golden and soft:

1 tbsp roasted garlic oil
1 big stalk celery medium diced
1 medium sized carrot medium diced
1 medium sized yellow onion medium diced

Add these ingredients in order and cook down till reduced

2 good quality vegetable bouillon cubes
1/2 cup white wine
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp white miso paste
1 head of roasted garlic


Add 8-10 cups of water (depending on the thickness you would like) and add the following ingredients and simmer all together.

1 large butternut squash chopped into pieces
1 tbsp chopped rosemary needles
1 cup coconut milk or 1/3 cup creamed coconut
salt and pepper to taste

Once squash is soft and tender, let it cool down a bit before blending.

Blend till velvety smooth and enjoy :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CSN stores Giveaway, Butternut squash soup recipe

Thanks to everyone who has entered my giveaway so far! The deadline is tomorrow, midnight EST. So there is still time to enter! Please read all the different ways to get lets of entries in the guidelines: Giveaway link.

I made this awesome butternut squash soup, infused with fresh rosemary, coconut and roasted garlic. I know it is a very strange combination of flavors, but trust me, somehow they work and it made for a delicious and velvety smooth soup.
I posted the recipe below the picture of the soup which I garnished with, fresh rosemary, shredded coconut, toasted pumpkin seeds, and crispy cubes of butternut squash, which I fried up in a little roasted garlic infused oil.
Very simple soup, and perfect for fall weather.



How to make it and how to do it:

1 tbsp roasted garlic oil
1 big stalk celery medium diced
1 medium sized carrot medium diced
1 medium sized yellow onion medium diced

Add these ingredients in order and cook down till reduced

2 good quality vegetable bouillon cubes
1/2 white wine
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp white miso paste
1 head of roasted garlic


Add 8-10 cups of water (depending on the thickness you would like) and add the following ingredients and simmer all together.

1 large butternut squash chopped into pieces
1 tbsp chopped rosemary needles
1 cup coconut milk or 1/3 cup creamed coconut
salt and pepper to taste

Once squash is soft and tender, let it cool down a bit before blending.

Blend till velvety smooth and enjoy :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CSN stores Giveaway, Deadline Friday!

Hey everybody!

I have an amazing opportunity for you guys, a $65 gift card giveaway at CSN stores (they gave some really awesome stuff). Their coffee table selection is the best out there for sure! Although they carry many other amazing things too, so much to choose from!
I will use a random number generator online to pick a winner.
The deadline to enter is Friday Nov. 5th at EST. I will announce the winner on Saturday.

Here are is how to enter the giveaway: Do one or all of these, the more you participate the more
chances you have to win this great giveaway (which is only open to US and Canadian residents).
Please tell me what you have done, so that I can check it out! Thanks!


1. Leaving a comment with your email and name, this will give you one "entry" per day that you comment. Please only leave ONE comment, to explain by which way you have entered this contest. The "entries" is the number of times your name will be entered into an automated number generator.

2. By using the facebook "Like" button on the right side of my blog, will get you 5 extra "entries" to win.

3. By using the facebook "Share" button on the right side of the blog you get 10 extra "entries" to win.

4. By "Liking" my Facebook page through facebook itself, this is the link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/What-your-Momma-didnt-know/104021099663577 - for 15 extra "entries"

5. Link to my giveaway through your own blog will get you 5 extra "entries" every time you link to my giveaway.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CSN stores giveaway, perfect for vegan MoFo!

Hey everybody!

I have an amazing opportunity for you guys, a $65 gift card giveaway at CSN stoes (they gave some really awesome stuff). Their coffee table selection is the best out there for sure! Although they carry many other amazing things too, so much to choose from!
I will use a random number generator online to pick a winner.
The deadline to enter is Friday Nov. 5th at EST. I will announce the winner on Saturday.

Here are is how to enter the giveaway: Do one or all of these, the more you participate the more
chances you have to win this great giveaway (which is only open to US and Canadian residents).
Please tell me what you have done, so that I can check it out! Thanks!


1. Leaving a comment with your email and name, this will give you one "entry" per day that you comment.

2. By using the "Like" button on the right side of my blog, will get you 5 extra "entries" to win.

3. By using the "Share" button on the right side of the blog you get 10 extra "entries" to win.

4. By "Liking" my Facebook page through facebook itself, this is the link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/What-your-Momma-didnt-know/104021099663577 - for 15 extra "entries"

5. Link to my giveaway through your own blog will get you 5 extra "entries" every time you link to my giveaway.

I hope you all had an awesome Halloween!


Monday, November 1, 2010

CSN stores giveaway, perfect opening day for vegan MoFo!

Hey everybody!

I have an amazing opportunity for you guys, a $65 gift card giveaway at CSN stoes (they gave some really awesome stuff). Their coffee table selection is the best out there for sure! Although they carry many other amazing things too, so much to choose from!
I will use a random number generator online to pick a winner.
The deadline to enter is Friday Nov. 5th at EST. I will announce the winner on Saturday.

Here are is how to enter the giveaway: Do one or all of these, the more you participate the more
chances you have to win this great giveaway (which is only open to US and Canadian residents).

1. Leaving a comment with your email and name, this will give you one "entry" per day that you comment.

2. By using the "Like" button on the right side of my blog, will get you 5 extra "entries" to win.

3. By using the "Share" button on the right side of the blog you get 10 extra "entries" to win.

4. By "Liking" my Facebook page through facebook itself, this is the link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/What-your-Momma-didnt-know/104021099663577 - for 15 extra "entries"

5. Link to my giveaway through your own blog will get you 5 extra "entries" every time you link to my giveaway.

I hope you all had an awesome Halloween!