Well, that’s two weeks of VeganMoFo done – are you enjoying it? This week has been amazing in terms of the great food and stories we’ve seen and heard shared by you guys! It’s been wonderful reading about food from your hometowns, and food from all around the world too, in International Week.
Next week is Rainbow Week and we’re looking to see plenty of colourful foods in the coming days.
Below are a few of this week’s wonderful dishes and posts, be sure to check them out, and come back next week for more great food! Meanwhile, don’t forget we are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and we also have a newly released Android App for you to follow some of the great participants this year. We’re also at the tags #vgnmf16 and #veganmofo – don’t forget to tag us!
Day 7: Close to Home – Make a food from your own country, state, or hometown.
Little Vegan Bear
Little Vegan Bear made this delicious sounding Lebanese roasted cauliflower salad. Roasting cauliflower is a wonderful way to prepare this vegetable, and this beautiful looking salad, with pops of colour from pomegranate seeds, promises to be very tasty!
Kelly shared a post with not only some beautiful photographs of Ireland, but these tasty looking Irish Potato Farls. She pictures them served with vegan butter and jam, but you can also have them as part of a full cooked breakfast – how good does that sound?
Renée wrote a wonderfully informative post about a food I had never heard about before – the bunya nut. Hailing from South-East Queensland, in Australia, these nuts used to be centre of Aboriginal Australian festivals, and each cone of nuts can weigh up to 10KG! The blog post features suggestions for cooking the nuts, as well as recommended reading on many topics including Australian history.
Day 8: Far Away – If you dug straight down, where would you come out? Make something from that country!
Vegans Need Sauce
Emily found out that if she dug straight threw the earth she’d come out near-ish Madagascar. She made a pumpkin stew with peanuts and an avocado salad – both of which sound lovely!
Shannon also lives the other side of the world to Madagascar! Her pumpkin stew with peanuts is called “Voatavo sy Voanjo” and also looks delicious, served with coconut rice. It’s great to see two different interpretations of the same dish.
My Apologies for the Novel
Julie dug straight down and came out in Australia, where she made Fairy bread. Fairy bread is white bread, (vegan) butter, and sprinkles. It is a very cute food! Julie’s blog also features daily cat photos which is always a good thing.
Day 9: Something Different – Cook a cuisine you’ve never tried before. Or, one you don’t make often enough.
Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
For a cuisine she’s never cooked before, this Ethiopian meal really looks tasty! Ethiopian cuisine lends itself to veganism well, and a meal may consist of several different dishes served on a bread called “injera”. Janet shares a recipe for berbere sauce, one of the mainstays of Ethiopian cooking, and recommendations for other Ethiopian dishes to make yourself.
Moon decided to cook Jewish food, and made an apple-cinnamon kugel. It looks like delicious comfort food – perfect for the winter months!
Vegan à Montréal
Babette from Montréal made mücver, which are Turkish zucchini pancakes, traditionally made with dill and parsley, and bound with chickpea flour. She served them with a very spicy harissa, tomato salad, and a cashew-yoghurt sauce. Looks good!
Day 10: Fusion Food – Take two cuisines and make them work together.
Tartes and Recreation
German contributor Sonja combined a Bavarian style strudel with an Oriental lentil filling, making a wonderful looking savoury pastry dish filled with lentils, squash, smoked tofu, and spices.
This British blogger brings us not one but two ideas for a fusion dish! Moroccan and Indian style ratatouille – or “rats” as it was called by their mother! The Moroccan twist adds apricots, almonds, ras-el-hanout and other Moroccan ingredients, and the Indian version has chilli, cardamom, potatoes and more. A very clever variation on a classic dish.
Vegan Pastry School
Jenny from Vegan Pastry School combined two American dishes – gumbo and Cincinnati chilli. Both dishes were new to her – making this fit today’s prompt and yesterdays too! Gumbo and spaghetti is a unique combination that actually looks really good.
Day 11: Favourite Cuisine – Where does your favourite food come from?
Jess made this super cute looking Japanese omelette with mushrooms to showcase her favourite cuisine. Her blog post includes step-by-step photos showcasing how to make the omelettes (out of tofu!) which is really helpful.
Nicole enjoys Asian inspired food, such as this General Tso’s Tofu which looks amazing! A good portion of tofu surrounded by broccoli sounds like a delicious meal. More proof that tofu is most certainly not boring!
One Raw Bite
Alexa’s favourite cuisine is Japanese food, and she even has a “sushi wishlist” which sounds like a wishlist we should all have! She makes the observation that sushi is a bit like a tiny burrito, which I’d never thought of before but makes a whole lot of sense actually. Sushi is easily vegan friendly which is a great thing!
Day 12: Dream Holiday Destination – what would you eat on your dream holiday?
Kittens Gone Lentil
On the brilliantly named blog Kittens Gone Lentil, Susan writes about her love of the city Seattle. The blog post would serve as a wonderful guide to anyone wishing to visit Seattle – featuring brunch, sandwiches, pizza – and best of all, ice cream sandwiches!
Jenny went to Girona in Spain and writes up a great review of her time there. Girona has filming sites from Game of Thrones, apparently, so it’d be great for fantasy fans. The vegan scene looks pretty good too, if this croissant and hot chocolate is anything to go by – vegan croissants are always a bonus!
Kuri would like to go to London on holiday, and of course the UK is famous for afternoon tea – this cup of tea with cucumber sandwiches looks like a lovely afternoon snack!
Day 13: Feed the Alien – An alien lands on your doorstep. What are they going to eat?
Tea and Sympatico
Tea and Sympatico has the brilliant idea of finding out where the alien stands on the matter of marmite. This is a divisive issue among humans, and shared opinions with the aliens could be the start of an interplanetary alliance! She makes croissants with her marmite – only taking fifteen minutes to make, so the alien doesn’t go hungry – brilliant!
VGNGF – Vegan, Gluten Free, Delicious
Lianne from Germany blogs about sweet potato toast! And this isn’t like avocado toast – where the avocado goes on top of toast, no, here, the sweet potato is the toast. And doesn’t it look good? Topped with avocado, tomatoes, pesto, and cashews, this is definitely one to try.
I think this would win the alien over with sheer cuteness! Shannon’s heart shaped shortbread cookies with pink frosting look adorable and delicious and I can’t see how any alien could turn them down. Definitely a good idea for good space relations!