The Sanctuary Century Bakesale Tour.

The Sanctuary Century Bakesale Tour.

div style="text-align: center;"img src="http://pakupaku.info/twitter.png" / br /div style="text-align: left;"You've heard  about a href="http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/TheSanctuaryCentury/thesanctuarycentury2012" target="blank"The Sanctuary Century/a right?  It's a 100 mile fundraising bike-ride taking place in Portland, OR this Saturday, September 15th.br /br /The participants are trying to gather $20K for three amazing animal rescue groups:  a href="http://outtopasturesanctuary.org/" target="blank"Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary/a, a href="http://www.idablog.org/category/projecthope/" target="blank"Hope Animal Sanctuary/a and a href="http://www.chimpsanctuarynw.org/" target="blank"Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest/a.  This year I'm super puffy chested to have five friends participating--ride like the wind, my friends!br /br /Since there's no way in freakin' hell I'd be able to accomplish such an arduous adventure myself, I did what I'm good at and helped organize a vegan bake-sale.br /br //divdiv style="text-align: center;"table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesalethree.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"These zucchini muff-cakes were made by yours truly, adapting a recipe from Jennifer Katzingers upcoming iGluten-Free & Vegan Bread/i.  Review coming soon, ready yourselves because it's a xgfx show stopper./td/tr/tbody/table/div/divIn a week's time, we rallied our friends and local community and raised more than $1400. Seriously, I sometimes hate Facebook's guts, but today I think it's the best thing ever.  Our entire bake-sale was organized and promoted online.  Kiss me Internet!br /br /div style="text-align: center;"table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesaleeight.jpg" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"Here a href="http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/" target="blank"Sayward/a taunts me with her amazing dress in front of all this yummy stuff.  Dont'cha think she should give it to me, or at least trade?/td/tr/tbody/tablediv style="text-align: left;"We weren't quite sure what folks were gonna bake and drop-off, but we were floored to see the multiplicity of gluten-free goods that showed up.  Apparently PDX is full of XGFX movers 'n' shakers.  I really should have known this./divbr /table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesaletwo.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"All xgfx!/td/tr/tbody/table/divClockwise from top left were sticky peanut butter puffed rice treats, my chocolate cinnamon streusel topped zucchini muffcakes, Sharin's almond butter chocolate chip cookies and a href="http://petuniaspiesandpastries.com/" target="blank"Petunia's/a lemon meringue and strawberry shortcake filled vanilla whoopie pies.  Dang, that's a mouthful--literally!  MmmmmMmmm.br /br /div style="text-align: center;"table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesaleeleven.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"Kale chips waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge./td/tr/tbody/table/divWe were also in good company with kale chips.  Sayward's up there in the plastic baggies were downright tangy and magickal.  She makes hers with kombucha and tomatoes, and a href="http://www.pacifickale.com/" target="blank"Pacific Northwest Kale Chips/a showed up, 'cuz they love the animals too.br /br /div style="text-align: center;"table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesalefour.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"Even more XGFX!  Told ya!/td/tr/tbody/table/divMy friends came through for me like whoa, and I really appreciate their hard work!  Jenny made savory chili cheese buckwheat corn muffins and Sharin also made rose chocolate chip cookies.br /br /div style="text-align: center;"table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesalefive.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;" Even more XGFX!/tdtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"br //tdtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"/td/tr/tbody/table/divSayward's pal brought ooey-gooey jalapeno cheese bread, which I loved.  Here's a tip from my experience, savories always sell out first so stock up if you're organizing, and arrive early if you're buying.br /br /div style="text-align: center;"table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesalesix.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"OMG + XGFX = YES YES YES./td/tr/tbody/table/divCoconut Raspberry Almond Bars and Heart Be Still bars by Katie.  In all my years, Katie is probably the best xgfx baker I know.  These HBS bars were similar to a Nanaimo bar with a cashew cream filling.br /br /div style="text-align: center;"/divtable align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesalenine.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"More xgfx from more friends! /td/tr/tbody/tablediv style="text-align: center;"div style="text-align: left;"a href="http://juliehasson.com/" target="blank"Julie/a whipped up Double Chocolate Muffcakes straight out of a href="http://manifestvegan.com/" target="blank"Allyson's/ai Gluten-Free Vegan Eats/i (my review of this book is finally done and'll be posted in the next week or so), and Bobbi made some flour-less peanut butter cookies.  Just like my mom never did.  Aw, Mom. /divdiv style="text-align: left;"br //divtable align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesaleten.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"Even the dog cookies were XGFX!/td/tr/tbody/table/divdiv style="text-align: center;"div style="text-align: left;"a href="http://inmyvegangarden.blogspot.com/" target="blank"Amanda/a made some gigantic frosted dinosaur cookies, which I forgot to photograph and these zucchini paw print doggie treats.  Yes, those are pumpkin seed canine claws, and of course she grew her own zucchini./divbr /table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"img height="467" src="http://pakupaku.info/blogger/bakesale.png" style="border: 5px dashed rgb(153, 153, 0); margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding: 20px 20px 70px;" width="623" //td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"Wheaty -to-the-max pizza rolls stuffed with homemade seitan pepperoni, sauce and cheeze all up in there./tdtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"br //td/tr/tbody/table/divWheat-y stuff made appearances, too.  I sold out by making yeasted pretzel wieners and Alan, our local pizza dough whisperer, bedazzled us with his stuffed pizza roll.  I ♥ Alan. br /br /Thanks for taking my bakesale tour, and remember, it's not too late to donate to a href="http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/TheSanctuaryCentury/thesanctuarycentury2012"The Sanctuary Century/a!  The animals need you, they really do.br /br /xobr /kittee

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