aloha friends! Please join me in celebrating the annual Vegan Month of Food, starting next Monday, October 1! VeganMoFo was started years ago by Isa at the Post Punk Kitchen, as the bloggers version of the National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. The goal: writing about anything and everything vegan, EVERYDAY for the month. This gives participants a chance to buff up their writing skills, learn more about vegan food, talk about their favorite spices, or just stalk new blog friends on the blogroll. Find more information on the Vegan MoFo website, and on Facebook and Twitter.
Along with many fun discoveries this month- new recipes, new blog friends, new cooking techniques- we are also celebrating the compassion and excitement inherent in vegan cuisine. As stated by the MoFo’ers themselves, “As the world catches on that vegan food really is the best choice for animals (suck it, humane meat!), the planet (bite me, melting ice caps!) and people (piss off, heart disease!) let’s show them what vegan eating is all about!
This year Manis Kitchenworks will be focusing on student and staff favorites from my two years (!) of cooking classes! I’m going to conduct a poll in my next class about what the students have loved the most and just run with it. But sure to be on the list: Baked Tofu, Quinoa Fried Rice, Coconut Quinoa Risotto, Tomato Flatbreads, Carrot Cake, Black Bean Soup, and so much more.