Archive for May, 2010

Waffle Party In The News

Julia at Real Detroit Weekly interviewed me about the Waffle Party this weekend in Pontiac … coincidentally this weekend is also the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.  So, who knows, we may have a lot of people just show up! We have to be ready.

Also, the Press Release was printed last weekend in the Oakland Press & it’s been posted on several community boards.

Got your irons ready? Get set … GO !!!



Sweet Toppings:

Choclate Sauce, agave & maple syrup, vegan whipped topping, strawberries, blueberrie, and black berries, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, Earth Balance, flax ….

Savory Toppings:

We’re going Mexican themed here: Local guacamole  & salsas, black beans, lettuce, cilantro, soy sour cream, hot sauce, Daiyva Cheeze

Plus more …

Here is an excerpt from the interview:

How’d the idea come to be?

There’s this group of people in Pittsburgh who have been doing waffle parties since the ’90s. It sounded like a lot of fun. … I’m vegan, and I’ve only lived [in Michigan] for about a year and a half.


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From my friend over at thereafterish – she challenged readers to compose a poem from a random rhyme generator.

This is what I got from the words ‘vegan,’ yogi’ and ‘reject’ and 5 minutes of writing. I actually like it; it was fun!

Once upon a time I aspired to be vegan
Just one PETA video and I was ready to begin
Daily I gorged myself on gourmet char-grilled seitan
and freshly made salads topped with candied pecans
But one day my Yoga master, a respected old fogey
told me I had to have dairy if I wanted to be a strong yogi
Laughing in his face I continued to select
the very best rice cheeses & soymilks I could detect
He told me I was bordering on disrespect
And threatened to toss me out of this exclusive sect
So now I practice at home, a veganic yoga reject.

PS Fuzzy Baby Kitties! xoxoxo

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Waffle Party Deets

The event is also on Facebook – please RSVP by searching for Vegan Waffle Party, you’ll see one titles “Pontiac Edition” and add yourself to the guest list. It would be awesome to get fifty people out to the event! Downtown Pontiac, in a great space on N. Saginaw St, across from Bo’s, same building as Ajna Yoga Center (


Global Vegan Waffle Party Comes to Pontiac May 29

Pontiac, May 21, 2010 – A truly unique get-together will be happening in downtown Pontiac on Memorial Day Weekend. What started 3 years ago in Pittsburg as a day of awareness and fun for vegan issues, has morphed into a global movement of inspired foodies sharing the deliciousness & variety of waffles.
“Some people ask me ‘How can waffles be vegan [no eggs or dairy]?” said organizer and long-time vegan Aletha Asay of Pontiac. (vegan for 3 years, and vegetarian for 3 years before that)  “It’s easy. You just replace some of the ingredients.” But attendees won’t have to worry about making their own waffles. Asay and volunteers will be dishing up the eats. The complete all-you can eat vegan waffle bar for $10 starts at 6:30 p.m. at 48 N. Saginaw St in Pontiac (Workfly, across from Bo’s).
Included is a live DJ, film screening of award-winning documentary “The Witness” ( and an opportunity to learn more about local animal charity Tail Waggers USA. Extra monies from the event will be donated to Tail Waggers’ Spay and Neuter program.
The purpose of Vegan Waffle Party is to ‘bring people together and raise awareness about serious issues in a fun, lighthearted, delicious, and non-threatening way,’ according to “I hope that people will come away having learned some truth about animal issues and be empowered to make more compassionate choices,” Asay added.

For more information or to RSVP, search Waffle Party on Facebook.


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