Monday, September 10, 2012

The Sanctuary Century Bakesale Tour.


You've heard  about The Sanctuary Century right?  It's a 100 mile fundraising bike-ride taking place in Portland, OR this Saturday, September 15th.

The participants are trying to gather $20K for three amazing animal rescue groups:  Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary, Hope Animal Sanctuary and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.  This year I'm super puffy chested to have five friends participating--ride like the wind, my friends!

Since there's no way in freakin' hell I'd be able to accomplish such an arduous adventure myself, I did what I'm good at and helped organize a vegan bake-sale.

These zucchini muff-cakes were made by yours truly, adapting a recipe from Jennifer Katzingers upcoming Gluten-Free & Vegan Bread.  Review coming soon, ready yourselves because it's a xgfx show stopper.
In a week's time, we rallied our friends and local community and raised more than $1400. Seriously, I sometimes hate Facebook's guts, but today I think it's the best thing ever.  Our entire bake-sale was organized and promoted online.  Kiss me Internet!

Here Sayward taunts me with her amazing dress in front of all this yummy stuff.  Dont'cha think she should give it to me, or at least trade?
We weren't quite sure what folks were gonna bake and drop-off, but we were floored to see the multiplicity of gluten-free goods that showed up.  Apparently PDX is full of XGFX movers 'n' shakers.  I really should have known this.

All xgfx!
Clockwise from top left were sticky peanut butter puffed rice treats, my chocolate cinnamon streusel topped zucchini muffcakes, Sharin's almond butter chocolate chip cookies and Petunia's lemon meringue and strawberry shortcake filled vanilla whoopie pies.  Dang, that's a mouthful--literally!  MmmmmMmmm.

Kale chips waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge.
We were also in good company with kale chips.  Sayward's up there in the plastic baggies were downright tangy and magickal.  She makes hers with kombucha and tomatoes, and Pacific Northwest Kale Chips showed up, 'cuz they love the animals too.

Even more XGFX!  Told ya!
My friends came through for me like whoa, and I really appreciate their hard work!  Jenny made savory chili cheese buckwheat corn muffins and Sharin also made rose chocolate chip cookies.

 Even more XGFX!
Sayward's pal brought ooey-gooey jalapeno cheese bread, which I loved.  Here's a tip from my experience, savories always sell out first so stock up if you're organizing, and arrive early if you're buying.

OMG + XGFX = YES YES YES.
Coconut Raspberry Almond Bars and Heart Be Still bars by Katie.  In all my years, Katie is probably the best xgfx baker I know.  These HBS bars were similar to a Nanaimo bar with a cashew cream filling.

More xgfx from more friends!
Julie whipped up Double Chocolate Muffcakes straight out of Allyson's Gluten-Free Vegan Eats (my review of this book is finally done and'll be posted in the next week or so), and Bobbi made some flour-less peanut butter cookies.  Just like my mom never did.  Aw, Mom.

Even the dog cookies were XGFX!
Amanda made some gigantic frosted dinosaur cookies, which I forgot to photograph and these zucchini paw print doggie treats.  Yes, those are pumpkin seed canine claws, and of course she grew her own zucchini.

Wheaty -to-the-max pizza rolls stuffed with homemade seitan pepperoni, sauce and cheeze all up in there.
Wheat-y stuff made appearances, too.  I sold out by making yeasted pretzel wieners and Alan, our local pizza dough whisperer, bedazzled us with his stuffed pizza roll.  I ♥ Alan.

Thanks for taking my bakesale tour, and remember, it's not too late to donate to The Sanctuary Century!  The animals need you, they really do.

xo
kittee

17 comments:

  1. What a spectacular bake sale. Warms my heart to see so many mouthwatering vegan & gf baked yums for a good cause.

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    1. Thanks Janae! We had a lot of fun, too. The Sanctuary Century is such a good cause, I hope they get a ton more $$.

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  2. Oh, that looks like so much fun, and what a spread!! The dog foot-shaped treats are especially creative, and I'd happily grab one of those stuffed pizza rolls. It all looks so mouthwateringly delicious! I'm glad that it was such a success. Also, I don't know Sayward, but could she be more adorable in that photo? Love the apron!

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    1. Sayward is very, very awesome and we had loads of fun.
      xo
      kittee

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  3. Kittee, the bake sale was amazing! I was lucky to get there early and picked up one of almost every xgfx baked good. Good thing I brought a big box! You're right, that cheesy cornbread was really great. Actually, everything was super delicious and all of you girls looked smashing in your cute dresses and aprons. It was nice to say "Hi" in person :)

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    1. Hi Nikki! Thanks so much for coming and for saying hi. I was super jittery all day--I had bakesale adrenaline like whoa. I shall be much more awesome when we get together next month. I'm gonna try to get us the recipe for that cornbread!

      xo
      kittee

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    2. The cornbread recipe is from the Baby Cakes cook book! I had to ask after I tasted it . . . ;-)

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    3. The newest one? Did she add stuff to it, or make it as is? I think I have the new one checked out from the library right now!

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  4. Holy cannoli — that looks like a sale from GF heaven. I don't think I've ever seen a finer spread, GF or otherwise. No wonder you made so much dough. (haha) The fact that you pulled it together in only a week is a testament to the generosity and talent of the vegan community! Yourself included, of course.

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  5. Everything was amazing but especially the company. I had so much fun and met so many awesome new folks. Thanks for all the hard work Kittee!

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    1. Thank you, Sayward! I had a great time, even though I had bake-sale nerves and excitement all day.

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  6. that all looks awesome and i have a new book to put on my wishlist!

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  7. Did you ask everyone to make recipe cards with prices? I was thinking about doing that at our next one.

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    1. We always ask for ingredient cards, but we like to price everything ourselves once we have everything set up, so things are consistent. generally the xgfx stuff is priced a little higher, cuz the ingredients are $$ and stuff like that.

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    2. I never even thought of that before!

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  8. YEASTED PRETZEL WIENERS WHAT!!! Those sound awesome! Those coconut raspberry almond bars look great too. Wow! So gorgeous! What a spread!

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