This week in food

This next week has so many exciting food and drink events that I have to share them with you! I am super giddy, as I think all my favorite food and drink bases are covered. Best food and drink week ever? Best food and drink week ever!

Here are all the great things going on this week. What will you participate in?

Sunday: National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day KaleAndAle.comDifferent chains are having different deals. With Dunkin, you need the app to get the free drink, but it’s worth it for coupons and the store locator alone. As is Starbucks since you can pay with your phone and find stores. Hopefully there is a chain in your area on this list.

Tuesday: World Vegetarian Day

CSA2Every Oct. 1 is World Vegetarian Day, kicking off Vegetarian Awareness Month and ending with World Vegan Day. October is my favorite month for many reasons, and this is one of them. (Bonus: My CSA returns this day!)

Wednesday: National Kale Day

National Kale Day KaleAndAle.comImagine the surprise and excitement at KaleAndAle when I learned it is National Kale Day! I have never heard of this before so I was thrilled to hear about it just in time. According to the website, National Kale celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale.

Various days: Oktoberfest celebrations

Oktoberfest KaleAndAle.comSold! I love going to German bars and having the limited-edition Oktoberfest or trying American beer inspired by Oktoberfest. I love the polka and oompapa music that is played, the prost and merriment. I’m not ashamed of my love for mustard, pretzels and even sauerkraut. I’m proud of my German heritage.

Do you know of any other happenings or will you participate in any events? Please share! And if you Instagram any of these events, tag @KaleAndAle or share on the KaleAndAle Facebook page.

Happy World Vegetarian Day: Vegan baking cheat sheet

Since today is World Vegetarian Day I wanted to share a cool graphic I recently came across.

PETA recently posted the Ultimate Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet. I know it’s vegan and today is World Vegetarian Day, but if you are vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, want to eat healthier or are out of something while baking, this chart is for you. Although it’s from PETA and has some animal facts, it’s still a cute design full of quick and helpful tips to keep nearby in the kitchen.

Except for cheese (so bad, I know!) I try to keep mostly vegan at home. If you are thinking of going vegan, I’ve found baking to be one of the easiest ways to substitute for animal products. There are so many choices for milk and butter substitutes and easy ways to replace eggs and keep moisture in baked goods, all of which are in the sheet.

Hope you find this helpful and have fun experimenting with baked goods!