For the past few months, I’ve caught myself enviously looking at the websites of edible cookie dough shops across the country, such as Do in NYC and California Cookie Dough, wishing there were something like that near me. As I was perusing Instagram one day, I happened to see a post for Knox Dough, and my heart fluttered. “Could it be?!”, I thought—and it was!
So, who’s in the mood for a party? You’d better believe we are! On October 6th, 2018, Knoxville Farmed Animal Save is hosting the 1st annual Scruffy City Vegan Fest at the Knoxville Expo Center from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
You know that feeling when you go out of town and have vegan food at a restaurant that is so amazing that you seriously consider moving to a new city just to be close to the best food ever? But then you remember your job, family and home and decide that it's not going to work out. So you consider buying all of the inventory, taking it home and freezing it to savor until the next time you can go back restock? If this all sounds a bit extreme to you, then I think you need to stop by a new Knoxville bakery (after it opens in October) because this is pretty much the story of how Holly Roe decided to open up a vegan bakery franchise in Knoxville.
It’s no secret that Knoxville’s availability of vegan options is growing rapidly. However, when I’m out and about running errands, I often don’t have the time to go to a sit-down restaurant for some vegan grub, and with a busy house of 6 animals, I usually don’t have the forethought to pre-pack a lunch.
You DO NOT want to miss this delicious and incredibly fancy dinner (and neither do I!) hosted by Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, TN. They've got a rockstar lineup and a gorgeous venue (check out the Dancing Bear site to see what I'm talking about!).
If you ever wish you could sit around and talk about vegan stuff in a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere, come join us on June 23rd at the Market Square Juice Bar for Knox Vegan Book Club! We’ll be talking about Sistah Vegan, edited by A. Breeze Harper.
Step aside, Purple Carrot. Knoxville has its own vegan meal service—and unlike many of its famous competitors, you don't even have to cook the meals (woohoo!). Launched in 2016, Nourish by VIVE offers prepared vegan meals for individuals and families made with fresh, natural, and organic ingredients—including seasonal and local produce according to availability.
Teaching kids how to cook and bake can be a lot of fun. It’s exciting to see how much they enjoy it, and it’s rewarding for them since they get to eat what they make. Best of all, with vegan cooking and baking, you can snack on most of the ingredients along the way because you don’t have to worry about potentially dangerous undercooked foods.