Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Making Goodies for Austin Bakes for West

We've recently seen two major tragedies in our nation: the Boston Marathon bombing and then the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Just 20 miles outside of Waco, this small town has been severely impacted and over 300 families have visited a relief center since the explosion. About 200 people were hurt and 14 were killed on April 17th.

When the president of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance reached out to me for the Austin Bakes for West fundraiser that she's helping to coordinate, I was more than happy to help out. I immediately asked my husband for his help with this, and we ran out the door to grab some supplies to help spruce up the packaging. We decided to make three different treats: my favorite Spiced Pumpkin Oat Cookies, Happy Herbivore's Oatmeal Chews, and Happy Herbivore's Black Bean Brownies.

If you're in the Austin area are are looking to help, please consider signing up to bake.

The bake sale is Saturday, May 4th, 10 AM - 2 PM at eight locations in Austin, Round Rock, and Bee Cave.

Bee Cave: Whole Foods Market Bee Cave, 12601 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Central Austin: Foreign & Domestic, 306 E. 53rd Street, 78751
Central Austin: Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, 6610 N Lamar Blvd, 78757
Downtown Austin: Whole Foods Market Lamar, 525 North Lamar Boulevard, 78703
East Austin: Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Road, 78702
Northwest Austin: Whole Foods Market Gateway, 9607 Research Boulevard, #300, 78759
Round Rock: Round Rock Market Days 221 E. Main St., Round Rock, TX 78664
South Austin: Crema Bakery & Cafe, 9001 Brodie Lane, Suite B, 78748

Kelsey is a passionate vegan living in Houston, Texas, spreading the word about the benefits of eating a healthy, plant-based diet. She's also a minimalist enthusiast, a self-proclaimed financial guru of her household, and founder of The Little Red Journal.

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