#VeganMoFo Day 10: … For a Friend

This week there’s a bunch of baking themes among the prompts, and that’s more than I can justify for just myself, so today I opted to revisit my attempt at gluten-free baking from last summer. They were a thank-you for a friend who fed the rabbits while K and I went on a weeklong road…

#VeganMoFo Day 9: What’s Creamy Without Cream?

While it’s my understanding that many nut-allergic folks can eat seeds, which might make sunflower seeds and sesame tahini fair game–not to mention coconut, which is classified as a tree nut by the US government despite being botanically quite different–I’d like to meet this particular challenge by avoiding that altogether. With rice. Creamy rice dishes…

#VeganMoFo Day 8: If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Learning to make bread is, by all accounts, a lifetime pursuit, and I’m not nearly dedicated enough to aim for greatness. But I can aim to improve over time. So this is my attempt to make baguettes. I think I’ve made them… 3 or 4 times before? And they usually turned out kind of awkwardly…

#VeganMoFo Day 7: Accidentally Purple

I love purple food, and it would be easy to make a SUPER PURPLE dinner with deliberately chosen purple veggies and “black” grains and beans that would blend in well in a photo. That is not what I am sharing today. Today I made dinner that turned out purple without entirely meaning to. I made…

#VeganMoFo Day 5: Finding New Inspiration in Old Faves

I mentioned in my Day 1 post that I’m inspired by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I’ve cooked out of her books a lot, and there are plenty of recipes I’ve committed to memory and made my own. So for today’s prompt, how could I not return to that well? But to make things interesting, I wanted…

#VeganMoFo Day 4: Color, Composition, Technique

Today we’re asked how art inspires us in our cooking. I hope this doesn’t sound too pretentious, but cooking is–at least sometimes–my creative outlet, so arguably all my food is art (and would we call that pretentious? or… timeless?). But we need inspiration for today. Here’s a lovely chickpea socca, tinted yellow with turmeric, topped…

#VeganMoFo Day 3: All the Ancient Kings Came to my Door…

I couldn’t read this prompt without getting Dan Bern’s “Jerusalem” stuck in my head. All the ancient kings came to my door They said “Do you want to be an ancient king too?” I said “Oh yes very much But I think my timing’s wrong” They said “Time is relative Or did you misread Einstein”…

#VeganMoFo Day 1: Introductions, etc.

Hey, fellow vegans and interested parties. I’m Emily. This is my … fourth? or fifth? (I don’t remember exactly) go-round on the MoFo wheel. I’ve been vegan since, I don’t know, 2011? and I’ve regretted not marking the precise day ever since I saw people on Instagram self-congratulating on their veganniversary. I DON’T HAVE ONE…