October 27, 2008

House Of Dreams Benefit Pics And Stuff

by IsaChandra

Thanks to everyone who came out for the House Of Dreams benefit dinner Friday night! It went so well that we are going to make it a regular thing. We’ll pick a different local animal organization each time. As Michelle and I were shopping for the tchotchkes for the tables we thought that that might be a good way to decide which cause to support. If we’re going by animal figurines then pigs and bunnies are the front runners.

We’ll be putting up a new site soon, specifically for the benefit dinners, but it won’t stop there – we’ll also give you all the info you need to set up dinners like these in your community. Because we’re all knowledge spready like that.

Vegan Addict posted a review of sorts of the whole thing, so check that out, too!

Pics from Katie Sweetpea:

Cornbread stuffing with homemade sausages in a baked acorn squash. Also, smoky grilled tempeh with mushroom ragout over kale.

Kitty cat gingerbread cookie over caramelized apples with ice cream and caramel sauce. I didn’t have time to make the ice cream myself. Oops.

Salad with toasted walnuts, red bartletts, roasted golden beets and caramelized shallots

Heather and Lisa building salads

Ummmm, that wasn’t on the menu!

That’s how I look when I grill – just straight up sexy and flawless

Alan eats kitties! WTF!

Katie rocks the ice cream I stole from Food Fight

A candid shot of me and Joshy

The first rule is not to eat your own product

These photos are from GetSconed Jess:

Happy diners from the hinterlands of Washington state

Poor Kimmy and the apples. Sorry Kimmy! That was a thankless job.

Some tchotchkes

Our venerable team of apron activists



  • October 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm: AsstroGirl

    Yay for Veganism Knowledge Spready Stuff.

    This food looks incredibly awesome and so do the Apron Activists.

  • October 27, 2008 at 6:02 pm: Bethany

    what an awesome feast and a great cause! I’ve gotta make my way from Seattle down to the next one.

  • October 27, 2008 at 6:08 pm: bex

    that looks like a lot of work but a lot of fun. I was thinking “wow” and “neat” and various other terms of support then I got to the last pic. Way to salute Isa.

  • October 27, 2008 at 7:10 pm: jd

    what? no linkypoo?
    Anyway, thanks again! I just posted my entry on this moments ago, and forgot to thank you. But I said other nice things! And I probably thanked you already in person.

  • October 27, 2008 at 8:01 pm: River (Wing-it vegan)

    Kitty eater!! :P
    How fun, everybody looks so happy and all the food looks unbelievably delicious!

  • October 27, 2008 at 9:35 pm: beastmomma

    I love the term “apron activists” and you totally look bad ass.

  • October 27, 2008 at 11:00 pm: Melisser

    It looks like I missed the fuck out.

  • October 28, 2008 at 12:58 am: Monique

    I love your sexy and flawless pic. You look like you’re about to take your earrings off and mess some people up! The caption could read: Whatchu saaayin’?!

  • October 28, 2008 at 1:36 am: karla

    that is a badass picture of you, isa.
    thanks for the yum food!

  • October 28, 2008 at 4:17 am: Vegetation

    Yum! I wish I could have been there (especially for cornbread stuffing in pumpkin!).

  • October 28, 2008 at 5:35 am: JohnP

    I’m SO jealous!

  • October 28, 2008 at 9:31 am: Vegan_Noodle

    I think it’s so coll that yall are making these benefit dinners a regular occurance! And glad you will be posting some tips for those of us not lucky enough to live in Portland.

  • October 28, 2008 at 10:31 am: Julie Hasson

    I’m so bummed that I had to miss this! We were out of town. Everything looks amazing Isa!

    You really need to open a restaurant here.

  • October 28, 2008 at 10:30 pm: lisa (show me vegan)

    advice for dinners like these in my community? Awesome. I’m gettin’ my apron ready for activism!

  • October 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm: Terry

    The kitty cookie curled up around ice cream is murdering me with cuteness.

    And that kitchen…it’s mansion-sized and sparkling! Not fair.

  • October 29, 2008 at 8:56 pm: Desdemona

    How wonderful; I love the idea of doing this in my community! And I really want that salad.

  • November 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm: jessd

    still no new post? jeez.

  • November 7, 2008 at 9:34 pm: beccy

    check out the rabbit advocates if you want to do a bunny fundraiser.

    http://www.rabbitadvocates.org