Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Veggie Stir Fry~

Now, sadly, I don't have any pictures of the recipe I am posting, but I promise the next time I make it, I will post some ;) 

If you've ever met me (or if you know me through Etsy) you know that I LOVE stir fry.  I think it is delicious.  I'd make it every day if I could. 

Here are the ingredients I usually use: (I usually make enough to feed one person for like 4 to 5 meals.  You can suppose, then, that this will easily feed 4-5 people for one meal.)

2 russet potatoes
Broccoli (2 to 3 large heads)
3 carrots (or one package of those matchstick carrots)
Bamboo shoots
Soy sauce (or tamari sauce)
Brown sugar (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon red pepper powder
Rice (brown or white - about 3 cups uncooked)

*You can add or subtract veggies based on what you like.

Cook the rice while doing everything else, especially if you are using brown rice.  It will take longer to cook the rice than anything else.

Cut up the veggies and throw them together in a large wok (or large pan if you don't have a wok).  Pour about a 1/2 c. of soy sauce in a bowl.  Mix it with the brown sugar and red pepper powder.  Stir them together and pour them over the veggies.  Cook the veggies until tender, then pour over the rice and Enjoy!

Monday, July 15, 2013

June "Summer Fun" Challenge Voter

July "Summer Christmas" Challenge

You are cordially invited to play, get more involved with the team, get inspired, share your talent, take advantage of some free promotion... get ready for July's team creative challenge!

July's Challenge

Our theme is Christmas in July!  It may be the middle of summer, but that doesn't mean we can't spread a little Holiday Cheer!  You are welcome to join in with any item you feel represents "summerchristmas".  The theme is very subjective.  It can be ANY item that you feel fits that theme!  Any color, style, shape or any other thing that fits that theme is welcome to be entered!

Each month's challenge entries will be listed on the blog and put up for public vote, the winner receiving an ad for their shop on the team for the entire month following. :) Every 6 months, all 6 winners from
the last series of challenges will be put up for a vote together, the
top vote getter winning a grand prize! Yay!

Please join in our creative celebration for this month! Here's how to


*Challenge Guidelines*

~Participation is open to any EtsyVeg team member.

~If you want to participate, you must enter you item in the official thread in our Google Group or EtsyVeg team Etsy forums.

~Each member may enter one item. Entry involves simply posting the
link to an applicable item in your Etsy shop in June's monthly
challenge forum thread and tagging that item with the tag
"summerchristmas" (all one word, without the quotations). You must
also have your entry tagged with the official team tag, "etsyveg team."

~If an item entered in the challenge sells before the end of the
month, please send a convo to the EtsyVeg Etsy shop, including the
link to the sold item, so that it can still be included.

~Deadline for entry is July 31st.

~All entries will be featured in a treasury on the EtsyVeg blog at the
beginning of next month, to be voted on by the public (EtsyVeg members
can vote, too). The top vote-getter will be awarded with an ad for
their Etsy shop on the top of the blog sidebar for the entire month
until the next winner is chosen. At the end of six months, all winners
from the past six months will be up for vote on the blog again, this
time eligible to win a grand prize gift!

~All EtsyVeg members (not just participants) are encouraged throughout
the month to initiate forum threads about the challenge, make
treasuries by doing a tag search for "etsyveg team" with
"summerchristmas" and putting only those items in the treasury, or to
generate other types of promotion. (If you do any of these, please let everyone know
so that we can all post or click to keep it going!)

~Please direct concerns or questions to Maggie of magglepie, or send an email to


The EtsyVeg Monthly Challenge is meant to inspire, recognize, and
promote team members and our shops; to spread the word about vegan/
vegetarian lifestyles and living consciously; and to raise awareness
about the ease of eco-friendly living and the rights of animals to
live free of exploitation.

~*Happy creating!*~