Full Circle Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser at Sanctuary Brewing Company

Full-Circle Farm Sanctuary Sanctuary Farm Fundraiser

Last Sunday my family and I volunteered at a fundraiser for Full Circle Farm Sanctuary. Sarah and William managed the table while I videographed the event. The even was held at Sanctuary Brewing Company, which happens to have vegan food and beer!

This event was fantastic. There was an awesome turnout, the chili and beer was super delicious. Carolina Catskins was a special musical treat. Everyone was very nice and we made several new friends. I met Laura Theodore (Jazzy Vegetarian) and her husband, the owner of Sanctuary Brewing Lisa McDonald, and many other amiable vegans.

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Visit Full Circle Farm Sanctuary to learn more about their incredible nonprofit and to make a donation

When in the Asheville/Hendersonville area visit Sanctuary Brewing Company

Learn more about Laura Theodore

The very groovy band was Carolina Catskins

Also in attendance The Gentle Barn

video by neofilm and VeganBySeason.com

Roasted Veggie Kabobs with Tofu

Roasted Veggie Kabobs with Tofu

Welcoming the upcoming warm season and its bounty, outdoor adventures and perhaps a little summer break are these veggie kabobs. Simply seasoned, a colorful blend of vegetables is roasted on kabobs, just like off the grill. To round these off for a meal is protein packed tofu cubes deliciously seasoned to perfection.

DIY Pizza Kit

DIY Vegan Pizza Kit

Prepare yourself (and your grill) to receive two personal size par-baked pizza crusts with all the fixin’s. Toppings include our house marinara sauce , thinly sliced red onion, artichoke hearts, steamed asparagus and roasted red peppers. We also include a healthy portion of our very own dairy-free Alfredo sauce. All you have to do is layer with the marinara and veggies, heat (can be done on grill or in the oven), dress with “cheese” (e.g. cashew queso!), slice and eat. This selection would make for a fine meal for two or a nice appetizer come party-time!

Aloha Edamame

Aloha Edamame

Steamed edamame pods are dressed with the artisan pink salt crystals of the blue Pacific ocean surrounding the Hawaiian Islands; a simple twist that keeps the dish theme-worthy. You know the drill on this one – just peel, eat and repeat

Hawaiian Pizza Pockets

Hawaiian Vegan Calzone

This Hawaiianized classic starts with a handmade pizza crust, smoothed with a barbecue-style sauce. Add to that chunks of golden pineapple, juicy tomatoes, crisp broccoli and sweet onion, wrapped up into an easy “on the go” pocket of goodness. Can’t ya just hear the faint sound of a ukulele rising in the background?

Tropical Black Bean Burgers

Tropical Black Bean Burgers

Tender black beans are at the heart of this scrumptious burger that includes crunchy bits of green bell pepper and pungent red onion. But the very best part is an outrageously delicious sauce of creamy housemade mayo, orange juice, agave nectar, Dijon mustard, soy sauce and flecks of green onion. Topped with slices of freshly grilled pineapple. Mmm! Mmm!

Chickpea Salad Change-up

Chickpea Salad

In order to create an autumnal profile for this oh-so-accessible and versatile  vegan dish, I have added some seasonal ingredients that not only result in a delightful taste experience but really help to ring in the season of fall – my most favorite of all! Hope you enjoy!!


2 15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed (reserve some liquid if organic for a lower-fat version)

1/2 c. celery, diced

1/2 c. chopped pecans

1/3 c. dried cranberries

1/4 diced red onion (optional)

3/4-1 cup vegan mayo

1 TBL. Dijon mustard

1 TBL. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Thoroughly mash chickpeas with a potato or bean masher until no whole beans are left (alternatively can be done in the food processor on pulse. Do not over-process). Add mayo (if desired, replace any amount of mayo with chickpea liquid for a lower-fat version), mustard and lemon juice. Stir in celery, onion (if using), cranberries and pecans. Salt and pepper to taste. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

One could certainly improvise with any one or combination of fresh or dried seasonal herbs for a customized taste experience. The key is to keep tasting and adjusting to your liking. For fullest flavor allow to chill at least one hour before serving, preferably overnight. Enjoy on crackers, as a sandwich spread, salad feature, or wrap filling. Please feel free to share your results and/or recommendations in the comments :)!

Sweet Potato Burgers

Sweet Potato Burgers

These burgers come together beautifully with crispy Panko-crusted outside edges and a tender, delicious sweet potato and white bean inside. Bursting with flavor as well healthful vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein, these little burgers come with freshly handmade bread buns. Pile on lettuce, onion, even avocado and indulge!