Vegan MoFo, Day 13: Sell Yourself!

If you were going to market a food  you make, what would it be?

When I first read this prompt, I knew exactly what I was going to talk about: canned goods. Mike and I started canning farmer’s market produce a few years ago, and I’ve spent most of the past few summers preserving foods (this summer has been the exception). Here are just a few of the things we’ve canned:

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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 4 – Eating Out

It’s Sunday evening, and I’m trying to catch up on the last few days of MoFo. We had it all planned out, but life has been hectic!

It’s time to talk about Thursday nights! For the last few months, we’ve been having Thursday night date night. Date night is the best! Here in Seattle, we have tons and tons of wonderful vegan options, but we definitely have our favorites, and we love our traditions, so we follow the same pattern every Thursday.

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Vegan MoFo, Day 1 – Your Favorite Food

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

Vegan MoFo, Day 12 – Tell us about your favourite cookbook!

Hello, world! Today, I get to talk to you about my favorite cookbook(s)! You may not understand the scale of this undertaking. We have a lot of cookbooks. A lot. Seriously. There are three shelves on our baker’s rack of cookbooks, and we’ve run out of space and started stacking them in front, too.

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It was a difficult choice. This is about 1/3 of one shelf.

For today’s prompt, I narrowed it down to three finalists: the Native Foods Cookbook, pretty much anything by Bryant Terry, or the vintage (1958!) Polish cookbook that I found in Portland last year. Every one of them was a contender for solid reasons. I am an oddity in modern American society – fourth-generation born in the U.S., but I can only claim one national heritage: Polish. Therefore, you can imagine how much fun I’ve been having veganizing recipes from Polish Cookery; I wouldn’t be surprised if my grandmother cooked from that book. On the other hand, Bryant Terry’s recipes are astounding – creative, down home cooking for a modern vegan world. Not at all the heritage I grew up with, but an amazing world of food I’ve come to love as an adult. In the end, I decided to cook from the Native Foods Cookbook, if for no other reason than I’ve been obsessively cooking from this book since we got it a few months ago, and every single meal has been phenomenal. Continue reading

Vegan MoFo, Day 7 – Make / Eat Something Inspired by a Book or Film

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (clip may be considered NSFW due to one instance of profanity)

Have no fear, Todd – your intrepid Fake Meat and True Love blogging staff has you covered! That’s right, Chicken Parmesan is, in fact, vegan…at least if you do it our way!

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Vegan MoFo, Day 6 – Re-create a Restaurant Meal

In the 80s, Wendy’s tried to position itself as the fast food restaurant with more variety and healthier choices than its competitors. Their baked potatoes, smothered in viciously orange cheese sauce and either broccoli, bacon, or more cheese was one of the ways they tried to set themselves apart:

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