Eating with a Cause: 1 Week – 3 Fundraisers

My usual partner in eating, JC, is currently in Fabulous Barcelona on business, so yesterday I went to the Chili For Charity – All You Can Eat Chili Fundraiser at Sadie’s Diner (504 Adelaide Street West, Toronto) by myself. I love that Sadie’s does these events and for a variety of causes, it just makes me like them more. They’ve held these fundraisers for the Toronto Vegetarian Association, Animal Ark II, and one of my favourite groups – Toronto Cat Rescue (the organization we found Emmiecat from).

I had three bowls of delicious chili, handfuls upon handfuls of tortilla chips, entered into some TVA Raffles (I hope I win – there was a T-shirt there that was oh so soft) and heard updates on projects friends are doing. So overall, great evening.

Then on Friday there is a fundraiser for Harvest Noon Cafe – Check it out on facebook – Locally Grown: A fundraiser for Harvest Noon Cafe– The Harvest Noon Cafe in the GSU building on U of T’s St. George Campus at 16 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto.

Harvest Noon Cafe is a 100% volunteer run restaurant/cafe/student eatery, with a focus on serving food that is locally, sustainably, and organically grown. Add to that, it’s also organized (in part) by fellow blogger Willie, from Until We Eat Again.

The big one this week is on Thursday (tomorrow! I’m so excited) FoodShare is having a Recipe for Change fundraiser.

Recipe for Change

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go or if it was worth going (at least in terms of actually expecting to eat something) but when I saw a list of at least three overtly vegan dishes from various chefs I bought tickets, especially when it’s for such a great cause. Well, today I emailed the organizers and got an awesome fast response (from a fellow vegan that works at FoodShare – thanks Adrienne!) with a list of delicious stuff I could stuff my face with.

When I look at a list like this, it’s impossible to feel like I’d be missing out on something. I’m really looking forward to it.

Rocco Agostino, Enoteca Sociale, Pizzeria Libretto
Patate e Fagioli: Chickpea-White Bean Purée with Chard Sweet Potato and Tomato Confit

Doug McNish
Cornmeal Crusted Tempeh Croquette with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Donna Dooher, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Vegetable Tagine

Winlai Wong, Spice Route
King Oyster Mushroom Jiaozi Dumpling

Katherine Hall, Hall’s Kitchen
Rockin’ Moroccan Stew

Brad Long, Café Belong
Charlotte’s Vegan Meatballs on Mushroom Slaw

Abby Sabherwal, Magical Catering
Gluten Free Vegan Pasta with Legumes in Ginger-Tomato Sauce

Jesús Gomez, FoodShare
Vegan Sushi in Savoy Cabbage leaves

Sybil Pinnock, FoodShare
Jerk Tofu in Phyllo Cups

Alvin Rebick, FoodShare
Norfolk County Apple Torte

Chrystal Porter, ChocoSol Traders
Oaxacan Cinnamon Churro con Chocolate

Anne Yarymowich, Frank at the AGO
Vegan Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Icing

There will also be alcohol from vegan friendly folks:



So it’s happening Thursday March 1, 2012 – 6-9 pm at the St Lawrence Market, North Building – It’s $125 to attend, and there is still time to buy tickets!

JC returns from Barcelona tomorrow, so after I find him at the airport, we’ll be eating lovely food and supporting a great organization. Are you coming?

Take a look at some of the stuff FoodShare does or read more about it here: