The last day of Vegan MoFo is upon us (well, at least in my timezone). I dropped the ball in this last week, thanks to a combination of illness and last minute plans where we weren’t home, or half the family weren’t home, so it didn’t make sense to whip up an experiment if only half the testing population were present. I had so many dishes planned for a push in the final week, but none came to life. That’s no biggie because I’m going to keep blogging with this theme now and then. If you’re new to my blog thanks to MoFo 2014, I often blog about recipes from cookbooks. Now that Arthur and DeeW are part of the taste testing team, I don’t see any reason to quit blogging their opinions 😉
Some of the dishes I planned to make for MoFo included Italian farinate, some veggies wrapped in bean curd skin, some nut or bean balls in a sub sandwich, dosa, baked potatoes with different fillings, lasagna, ravioli made from scratch and the blueberry pancakes from Brendan Brazier’s Thrive book (a recipe I love, but the family haven’t tried it yet). Hopefully I’ll get around to making those soon.
I had hoped to put up twenty MoFo posts but only made it to sixteen (my plan was to hit my target loads in the final week. Whoops). Of those sixteen, my ‘Will My Kids Eat It?’ theme resulted in three winning recipes: chia seed strawberry jam (from the Oh She Glows cookbook), Apple Hemp Muffins (by Dreena Burton) and my stromboli. I have a few recipes I will make again, perhaps with some modifications, but mostly the recipes were kinda on the fail side.
I won a fantastic cookbook in a giveaway but hadn’t clicked on the T&C on the rafflecopter thingy, which said US residents only, waaah! Because I was unable to win the book, Dreena Burton very kindly sent me a copy of her Plant-Powered 15 eBook instead. It has magnificent recipes and I’m looking forward to trying every single one.
I’ve read so many awesome blogs this month and felt inspired to do things for my health, cooking and gardening. I drooled quite a bit at the many great food blog posts, then wished I was on holidays when I saw the travel themed MoFo blogs! I also wished I could have invited myself to the vegan parties peeps were having, or maybe having a lame party myself and inviting everyone:
I bookmarked LOADS of sites, but a quick glance at my bookmarks tells me I noted just about everything, ha! It will take me ages to go through them all (I still have stuff from 2013 to go through!)
I very much appreciate the super comments people left here for me. It’s fun ‘meeting’ people during MoFo! And I appreciate some of the more personal posts other bloggers published on their blogs, which may not have been easy for them to do. There were certainly quite a few that made me pause for a bit and re-evaluate various elements of my life and make some positive changes!
It took about half a second for me to decide on a suitable closing (opening) theme for my MoFo experience this year, bwaha. Enjoy!