Sunny Days in Texas

I am so excited to announce the release of our Texas fundraiser zine, Sunny Days in Texas. The zine is part of a massive effort to raise money for Sunny Day Farms, which is struggling with the recent drought and extreme heat and the rising cost of hay. I’m so excited to be able to help the animals at Sunny Day.

My recipe for jackfruit brisket is in Sunny Days in Texas. Photo by mollyjade. Licensed under creative commons

But I’m also excited about the recipes in the zine. There’s King Ranch Casserole submitted by Chris and Crystal of Food for Lovers, Ranch dressing from Spiral Diner in DFW, and, most exciting of all, the first-time-ever release of the Wheatsville Coop popcorn tofu. Popcorn tofu is so popular, it has its own fan page on Facebook. There are a total of 30 recipes from vegan bloggers and restauranteurs including Lazy Smurf, Sue at Counter Culture, Krys of Two Vegan Boys, Wes, Natala of Vegan Hope, Spiral Diner, Christy Morgan, author of Blissful Bites, Ariane Leverett of Vegan Food Porn, Mo of Mo Betta Vegan, Kristen of Sugar Skull, Kristen of Tree Wool Knits, Wheatsville Coop, and myself.

The zine will be available at Vida Vegan Con and also at the bake sale at Monkey Wrench books this Saturday. Eventually it will be available for order online as well.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the zine, and a special giant thanks to Lazy Smurf for putting it together!

Other ways you can help Sunny Day. Donate directly to their hay bale challenge. Buy something at Vida Vegan Con from Panda with Cookie and part of the proceeds will go to Sunny Day. Sponsor Team Sunny Day at the San Antonio Marathon. Or buy baked goods at the bake sale this Saturday.

Sunny Day Farms Fundraisers

Photo from Sunny Day Farms Facebook page

When the drought and heat start affecting our animals friends, what do we do? Roll up our sleeves and bake!

A bake sale benefiting the animals at Sunny Day Farms will be Saturday, August 27, from noon to 6PM at Monkey Wrench Books at 110 E North Loop. You can sign up to bake something vegan or volunteer to table on this google spreadsheet. At the same time, Sue at Counter Culture, just a few doors down from Monkey Wrench books, will be donating 10% of the day’s sales to Sunny Day. So grab a salad or sandwich before heading to Monkey Wrench for dessert. Not a baker? Come buy some goodies and spread the word about the bake sale on Facebook.

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Lots of other efforts to raise money for Sunny Day are in the works, too. There’s a group running in the San Antonio marathon in November (respect) looking for sponsors and runners.

And a group of people who will be out of town for the bake sale are putting together a zine of Texas recipes. More on this soon.

The bar has been raised. What are YOU doing to help feed the animals at Sunny Day?