Vegan MoFo, Day 10: Secret Ingredient!

Today’s challenge in Vegan MoFo-land is to talk about an unconventional ingredient or product that we use. Well, there is one secret ingredient that we discovered last year that we use just about every day. We’re talking about San Juan Island Sea Salt‘s Popcorn Blend (or “yellow salt” as we like to call it around the Fake Meat and True Love house)!

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Vegan MoFo Day 7 – Original Vegan

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

Vegan MoFo Day 1 – Re-Inventing the Veggie Option

Hello, and welcome to the vegan month of food (MoFo) for 2017! For the next month, we will be entertaining you with stories of our vegan food adventures. Sarra and I love coming up with great food ideas – we play off of each other so well and always come up with great ideas to share with you! This year, we are going to try something new for us – in addition to following the daily prompts, we will have a theme of our own to follow each week. For the first week, we’re doing tacos! They’re the perfect food – portable and delicious.

The prompt for day 1 is “Re-inventing the veggie option”. For this prompt, the goal is to give a makeover to a boring, standard veggie option…and what’s more boring and standard than the veggie and hummus tray? Almost every restaurant has one, and many times, it’s the only vegan option. So, how do we turn this boring staple into an exciting meal worthy of your attention? Well, turn it into a taco, of course! Here’s how it went down.

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Vegan MoFo, Day 6 – Comfort Food

Well, we’re still a day behind here, but we don’t want to stop bringing you our adventures in delicious food. Today’s topic – comfort food. Sarra was raised in Texas, while I grew up in New York, so we both have different (but equally firm) ideas of what comfort food is. To Sarra, nothing is more comforting than a plate of gravy-soaked carbs and fat, but I usually just want to stick a large quantity of “meat” in between a couple of slices of bread.

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Vegan MoFo, Day 5 – Late Night Snack

Late nights are for easy, satisfying snacks. When we’re out of steam after a long day and we’re relaxing at home in front of the television, we crave the comforting, carbohydrate and fat laden treats of our childhoods, but lack the energy to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen. What’s a vegan to do?

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Vegan MoFo, Day 2 – How to Make Friends

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