The Menu: A perfectly cooked pasta salad filled with whole-wheat rigatoni pasta and crisp veggies including raw broccoli, bell pepper, carrot, and cherry tomatoes all marinated in a lovely oil vinaigrette. In addition to this light, healthy main, Brooke whipped up a batch of her dad's signature, superb "cheese" bread by baking Earth Balance and Parma inside a fluffy French baguette.
The Goods: It's here! Today marks one of VN's most important milestones of the year: the very first 2010 Veggie Awards brainstorming meeting! That's right, today kicks off the beginning of the process, as we mull over the many, many worthy vegan companies, products, and personalities that are making a difference in 2010. It's an exciting, impossibly difficult list to prepare, but luckily we have cake to get us through it. Ready to pick your own award-winners? Don't miss the chance to vote in the 2010 Veggie Award polls, the world's largest survey of vegetarian people, places, and products, running from August 1 to August 31.