Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vegan MoFo 2010 comes to an end.

The end of November, and the end of VeganMoFo, is officially upon us. I wish I could say I had a delicious recipe like pumpkin pie fudge to share with you, but it appears that our building manager has taken an extended vacation, and I think my package from Pangea is sitting in the office. Though truth be told, my kitchen is such a mess right now I couldn’t cook anything, or bake, or even put peanut butter on a piece of bread right now because every inch of my counter has been taken over by dirty dishes and ingredients waiting to be placed back in the pantry. Sigh. I need a cleaning fairy to come look after me. Any volunteers?

In lieu of posting a recipe, or reviewing a cookbook, I think I will just take a moment to reflect on this past month. I’ve been introduced to some great blogs via VeganMoFo and looked at way to much food porn; made soups, kale chips, purple shepherd's pie, and one masterpiece of a tofurkey bake. Shared food with friends, drank copious amounts of Market Spice tea, enjoyed the food and drinks at the Highline a little too much, ate vegan Pizza from Z Pizza, and generally had a blast with food. As we head out of November, I’m pretty proud of getting 23 posts up this month, and I can’t wait to blog, and read blogs, for VeganMoFo 2011. Until then, y’all know I will continue sharing my food and crafting adventures, as well as an occasional rant, here at Kitsch & Kitchen, and since it is my last VeganMoFo 2010 post, I finally decided to get on the MoFo bandwagon and full out that damned survey that’s been making the rounds (it’s beneath the cut). And that’s that. Peace out fellow MoFo’ers!

P.S.– Have fun baking this holiday season, but avoid overzealous use of nutmeg in those baked goods, unless you want deranged pre-teens busting down your door in search of the latest high. Happy Holidays, Bitches!


What is one food you thought you’d miss when you went vegan, but don’t?

Ice cream

What is a food or dish you wouldn’t touch as a child, but enjoy now?

Brussels sprouts. Baked so they are crispy and they pop

What vegan dish or food do you feel like you “should” like, but don’t?

Oreos. The cookies just kinda taste like cardboard….

What beverage do you consume the most of on any given day?

Market Spice Tea

What dish are you “famous” for making or bringing to gatherings?

Spin Dip and Stuffed Mushrooms

Do you have any self-imposed food rules (like no food touching on the plate or no nuts in sweets)?

Always use fresh or frozen vegetable. Never canned. Especially spinach and corn.

What’s one food or dish you tend to eat too much of when you have it in your home?

Tofurky pizza.

What ingredient or food do you prefer to make yourself despite it being widely available prepackaged?


What ingredient or food is worth spending the extra money to get “the good stuff”?

Real ginger root, as opposed to powder. Also, Vanilla Beans.

Are you much of a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?

Yup. Popcorn. Lil’ nutritional yeast and garlic salt = yum.

What are your favorite vegan pizza toppings?

Roasted potatoes. For realz.

What is your favorite vegetable? Fruit?

Kale and cherries.

What is the best salad dressing?

Olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and pepper

What is your favorite thing to put on toasted bread?

Earth Balance

What kind of soup do you most often turn to on a chilly day or when you aren’t feeling your best?

Fire-roasted tomato and black bean

What is your favorite cupcake flavor? Frosting flavor?

Tea flavored cupcakes or lavender. Orange frosting.

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Snickerdoodles! Fun to eat and fun to say!

What is your most-loved “weeknight meal”?

Soup and bread in the winter, and salad with grilled chick’n in the summer

What is one dish or food you enjoy, but can’t get anyone else in your household to eat?

Kale. Although I just got my wife to eat kale crisps, and she actually likes them! So I guess now it’s mushrooms.

How long, in total, do you spend in the kitchen on an average day?

2-3 hours

Spice you would die without?


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