MoFo Monday and World Vegan Day!

Mandi November 1, 2010 10

Today is the best day of the year for any devoted vegan foodie. Not only is it World Vegan Day, but it is also the first day of Vegan MoFo (The Vegan Month of Food).  Every Monday for the month of November I’ll be posting a recap of the food I have eaten, links to recipes, blog love and maybe even my own recipes if I decide to live on the wild side. If you have a recipe you want to share here, please email me – I’d love to feature you!

Since today is the first day of November I don’t have much to share with you food-wise. However, I did make one of my Big Ass salads today:

I pretty much put every vegetable in my kitchen in this bad boy. Kale (the most beautiful kale I have ever seen, FYI), Rainbow chard, carrots, red jalapeno, mushrooms, avocado, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. I typically make my own dressing, but lately I have been using Lucini Italia’s Fig and Walnut Vinaigrette which I lovelovelove! (Lucini Italia is the company that makes Cinque.. the amazing chickpea frittata that I use as pizza crust.)

The other day I made the coconut, black bean and corn soup from Vegan Yum Yum. It turned out more like a chili, but that is okay because it was delicious! I will definitely be making this many more times this winter, although I will probably use fresh beans instead of canned. Canned beans give me the yuckies.

On a related note, can someone please ask Lauren Ulm (Vegan Yum Yum) to start blogging again? I need new yum yums!

If you are looking for some great blogs to follow this month, here is a list of my faves (I urge you to check out the blog roll and discover your own!):

Amanda Eats

Angst Loves Spinach

Bites and Pieces

C’est La Vegan

Cupcake Kitteh

Get Sconed!

Glue and Glitter

I Eat Trees

Lazy Smurf’s Guide to life

Manifest Vegan

Melomeals

Seitan is My Motor

Sweet Pea Baking

The Urban Housewife

Vegan Wheekers

Go have a wonderful World Vegan Day, you crazy kids!

10 Comments »

  1. Allyson November 2, 2010 at 12:23 am -

    VeganMoFo! woohoo! That Big Ass salad is something to celebrate!!

    Thank you so much for listing my site alongside all of these great blogs… <3 I LOVE all of your posts.

  2. Keri - I Eat Trees November 2, 2010 at 1:52 am -

    Thank you so much for including me in your faves list! I’m honored! Happy MoFo!! <3

  3. Brandipuppy November 2, 2010 at 2:16 am -

    I completely agree with you. I wish Lauren Ulm would start blogging again.

  4. Natalie November 2, 2010 at 3:59 am -

    I agree about using canned beans in place of fresh. Nothing like home cooked beans!

    Happy World Vegan Day & MoFo'ing!

  5. Mo November 2, 2010 at 4:16 am -

    That is one epic salad!!!

  6. Natalie@AngstLovesSpinach November 2, 2010 at 4:49 am -

    thanks for the “shout out,” Mandi! And I ALSO would like Lauren to start blogging again! I keep checking back to no avail!

  7. jess scone November 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm -

    check you out, with your fancypants vinegar! : )

  8. Mihls November 2, 2010 at 4:41 pm -

    Your big ass salad looks big time awesome!

  9. Kim Garr November 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm -

    Thanks so much for including me in your list! And that soup looks really tasty – I wish the heat wave we're having would go away so I can enjoy some hearty food again!

  10. Vanessa Formato November 5, 2010 at 3:04 am -

    That soup sounds great. I'm off to look up the recipe right now, in fact :)

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