All stories are better if you read them in Sophia Petrillo’s voice
Our intrepid bloggers have been dating for just four weeks. Everything is new. Everything is terrifying. Despite the anxiety, Mike doubles down on the terror and invites Sarra to his house for a home cooked meal. Now, you have to keep in mind that at this time, Mike was still an omnivore. So, what does an omnivore that is falling madly in love with a vegan do about cooking dinner? Well, in this case, he selects the most easily veganizable dish he can think of!
Salad is the prompt for today. Tacos are our theme of the week. So, it would be logical for us to make a taco salad, right? Nah. We’d rather make salad tacos! Lucky for us, our friends over at The Taco Cleanse have us covered. After all, what would taco week be without at least one recipe from The Taco Cleanse. We became friends with the brilliant minds behind The Taco Cleanse a few years ago on one of our trips to Austin, and they’re just as nice as they are good with a taco!
Today’s challenge is to create a vegan meal that is not trying to replicate an omnivore recipe. Given the abundance of produce that we can get at our local Farmer’s Markets, this should be a snap! It’s still taco week, of course, so I updated a recipe we’ve been toying around with for a while now – the okra taco! Continue reading →
Converting an omnivore. It seems like quite the insurmountable challenge. It seems that so many people are set in their ways, that nothing is ever going to change, that we’re completely helpless. If you think that’s the case, remember this – most of us were omni once. But you know what, here we are, enjoying Vegan Mofo, swapping recipes, sharing stories with our vegan counterparts. We got there once, and I think we can convert even more folks. Here’s how we’re going to do it!
It all starts at the Farmer’s Market. Thursday afternoons in Lake City are Farmer’s market days, and even though today was the last market of the season, we were determined to find the best our local growers have to offer.
Garlic and zucchini blossoms – does it get any better than that?!
Well, tonight’s dinner was not the rousing success I was hoping for. The mission was to improve upon the worst catered meal I’ve had. I’ve had some pretty bad catered meals, but the worst was the stewed eggplant I used to get at professional society meetings – bland and flavorless, served over some dried out quinoa and sitting next to some limp vegetables.
Like many of our meals, this one started at the Farmer’s Market. We picked up some beautiful, multicolored Thai eggplant, vibrant green beans, fresh flowering quinoa, and the biggest heirloom tomato we’ve ever seen.
As I mentioned yesterday, we’re going to be talking a lot about pizza this first week. It fits in nicely today, because we could make a lot of friends with pizza. Pizza and friendship go hand in hand – “Let’s grab a slice of pizza on our way” is one of sweetest phrases you could hear from a friend. But even more so, the surest way to a new friend’s heart is to make them a pizza from scratch. Continue reading →
Greetings and salutations, and welcome to our edition of Vegan MoFo 2016! It’s been a while, so we hope you’ll bear with us as we dust off the old keyboard and bring you some of our latest and greatest ideas in vegan cooking and eating.
There’s going to be a lot of pizza over the first week of MoFo because Sarra’s favorite food in the whole world is, in fact, pizza. There is something about a big, flat slab of carbohydrates smothered in delicious toppings that just sets the mouth to tap dancing. It doesn’t matter what you put on it, she loves it (as do I). Continue reading →