21 November 2011

Vegan Thanksgiving feast at Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary

Today was a gorgeous day filled with food, friends and adorable animals. I'm sooo glad I found out about Poplar Springs in time to make it to the vegan Thanksgiving potluck. For several years now they have been hosting a completely vegan Thanksgiving potluck on their beautiful property. I've started volunteering there with my brother and while our job consists of scooping up poop and distributing fresh hay it does allow us some play time with the animals.

I invited a few friends and baked up a cake and luckily the sun came out for us. After a few little hiccups (My friend got repremanded for calling it a farm and not a sanctuary, which is actually my fault because I call it "the farm" because it's shorter than "the sanctuary") we settled into a cozy picnic on the grass and flat out stuffed ourselves. Some of our favorites were the curry samosas, the spicy Asian noodles, the veggie lasagna, some amazing mashed potatoes, yummy sauteed kale and of course the cashew mac and cheese. We piled out plates high with dessert as well and feasted on pumpkin pie, cinnamon cupcakes and pecan tarts. And I must say, I think my chocolate beet cake went over pretty well! Can't wait for next year!

If anyone knows the names of any of the animals I photographed please leave a comment!

Lacey Walker | @quinoaween
Lacey is a food photographing, French speaking, English teaching, travel enthusiast. She's been known to cut a rug. She's also been known to spend all day in bed eating vegan waffles and talking to her cat Hibou. Follow Lacey on her blog and Flickr.

Photo credits: Lacey Walker