#VeganMoFo Day 23: Autumn equinox eats!

Although in some ways similar to yesterday’s seasonal produce theme, I tried to take a somewhat different approach with the menu. I wanted to use nuts, pomegranate, and apples – all symbolic in various ways, although not especially to me, and delicious, fun challenges to base a meal around. Here’s where I landed: mushroom-walnut pate…

#VeganMoFo Day 22: Dish using all seasonal produce

This is basically how I cook every day – I shop at the farmers’ market like it’s a religion – but living in Northern California means so much great stuff is in season for a long time, even during this drought. Still, things do come and go. The end of summer tends to have beautiful…

#VeganMoFo Day 21: Desert island foods

“What three endless food supplies would you take if you were going to be stranded on an island? (Imagine your nutritional needs have been met, these are a bonus!)” Chocolate, pineapple, and nutritional yeast. Not because I think they GO together – far from it. But they each scratch a proverbial itch. Chocolate is obvious….

#VeganMoFo Day 20: Veganize an old family recipe

…Or admit #defeat while trying. My mom is an awesome cook. She can feed armies and menu plan with the best of them. Of course she taught me to cook, too–I’ve been in the kitchen as long as I can remember. (I made up my own, admittedly terrible, cookie recipe in the 1st grade.) Perhaps…

Sigh. So today’s post is a fail…

#VeganMoFo Day 19: Lunch on the go

Whenever we’ve joined my boyfriend’s mom on a day trip that involved picnic lunch, she’s prepared a lovely tofu pasta salad. So with that inspiration, I put together my own version, along with a bonus lettuce cup salad using leftovers, just ‘cause. Pasta salad included: Frozen, then defrosted, firm tofu: sliced into four pieces and…

#VeganMoFo Day 18: Honor someone who inspires your veganism

OK, look, I was going to post something suitably animal-friendly and tell you about my herbivore friends named Lilly and Ollie. Don’t get me wrong, they are fucking cute as hell, but their diet does little to inspire mine. It just seems appropriate for a vegetarian to keep vegetarian pets (also, they are ADORABLE, just…

#VeganMoFo Day 17: Make or eat a traditional local dish

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, a region well-known for food, but not of the traditional sort – or rather, the tradition is creating and integrating new traditions. So this theme is a bit difficult to grasp. At first I thought about what the Ohlone people ate–but Wikipedia states that their “staple diet…

#VeganMoFo Day 16: Favorite late summer food

You say tomato, I say tomato… This week’s tomato haul include dry-farmed heirlooms from Lonely Mountain Farm and a variety of cherry tomatoes from Tomatero Farm. I’ll make almost anything with tomatoes this time of year. They’re delicious. Tonight I decided to make a tofu frittata with cremini mushrooms and tomato slices right on top….