Author Archives: AndyDufresne

About AndyDufresne

I live in Portland, Oregon, where I blog about the goings on 'in my vegan garden'. One month a year, my garden blog is transformed by the 31days of vegan food craziness known as Vegan MoFo. Come say hello and tell me how cute my pups are!

Giveaway: Vegan Cuts!!!

Congratulations to our two winners: Beth, who won Giveaway#1 and saves money on as much organic tahini at the dollar store as she can! and Sarah, who won Giveaway #2 and once bought a $60 container of coconut oil for … Continue reading

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Iron Chef Roundup #3: Hot Peppers, Sunflower Seeds, and Grapes

This week I posed the challenge of using three key ingredients in a unique dish for Vegan MoFo Iron Chef.  I am really impressed by all the entries this week using hot peppers, sunflower seeds, and grapes. They all sound … Continue reading

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Iron Chef Challenge: #3

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for me to post this week’s secret ingredients for the Iron Chef Challenge. Participants will then use these ingredients in a unique dish, blog about the dish, and post a link to the recipe … Continue reading

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Iron Chef Roundup: #2

Okay, so maybe potato and sesame as key ingredients were not so challenging.  Easy “challenge” or not, you all really rolled up your sleeves and delivered with this one.  I would love to Veganolution made two dishes: a Sweet Potato … Continue reading

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Iron Chef Challenge: #2

Chopped was fun last week, wasn’t it? Man, those entries looked amazing! We will now return you to your regularly scheduled Friday programming. The weather is a little on the gray-side here in the Pacific Northwestern United States, so as … Continue reading

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Iron Chef: The Beet Roundup

As suspected, beets know no boundaries.  We’ve spanned cuisines and countries in this one.  This challenge even had some folks switching over from the beet haters side. Some interesting ideas tackled this week:  beets to make pink bread and pasta. … Continue reading

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Iron Chef Challenge: #1

Welcome, everyone, to another year of Vegan MoFo Iron Chef!  Katie, who usually hosts this competition, has put her faith in me this month. Fridays during the month of October will feature Iron Chef Challenges, wherein participants will use the … Continue reading

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Giveaway- Beans, beans, and more beans!

And our three randomly selected bean-loving winners are: Veronica, Peggy, and Kalamckala.  Check your email, you three, and congrats! I’m willing to bet you, faithful Vegan MoFo readers, go through a substantial amount of beans in a month.  Wouldn’t it … Continue reading

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Rescue Chocolate Giveaway on Pitbull Awareness Day

A magical random number generator has decided that Kelly Garbato is the winner of scrumptious chocolate goodness.  Congratulations, Kelly!  Thank you to everyone that shared their pittie stories!  I loved reading them. Rescue Chocolate (“the sweetest way to save a … Continue reading

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Thursday Round-Up: Second Annual Apple Post

I can’t help it.  I have apples on the mind, yet again, during MoFo, and it looks like plenty of you do too.  For those of you who haven’t begun thinking of every possible way to use an apple, I … Continue reading

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