October 7, 2008

VeganMoFo Round Up For Tuesday 10/07

by IsaChandra

I want to remind everyone that they don’t have to blog about food they cook that day. I see a lot of posts starting with “Sorry, I didn’t cook today so…” But it doesn’t matter, don’t apologize. Just talk about food. If you didn’t cook that’s a great opportunity to talk about your favorite spatula or your garden or maybe something that has nothing to do with you. Maybe a grain or maybe how apples were represented in mythology from different cultures. Dig deep! There’s so much out there, some of it might not be that obvious but might get you to do your best writing. I hope that doesn’t sounds like chastising, because who the hell am I to chastise? I just don’t want people dropping out because they think they’re doing it wrong or something.

And now for the round-up! Lots of people are blogging about grains. I was a strictly quinoa girl through most of my twenties and then began to broaden my horizons and regret all those nights where I didn’t eat millet. Don’t let the same fate befall you. Carpe Diem! Seize the grain.

Carla at Year Of The Vegan proves that she can do more than just rice.

Lisa at Show Me Vegan prepares a scrumptious looking polenta dish with black beans, sweet potatoes and green zebras (the tomatoes, silly!)

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This is a great tip from B36 kitchen, use leftover grains in your veggie burgers. She uses millet in this creation.

Lillet and Trey describe collards and quinoa as the Starsky & Hutch of Good For You Goodness. I couldn’t agree more! Quinoa and collards love a good car chase.

Shellyfish sings the praises of bulghur and describes how she throws together a grainy salad.



  • October 7, 2008 at 8:33 pm: Peace by Pastries

    yes, i have always been afraid of making polenta, for fear that i could not do it justice…perhaps i will be brave and give show me vegan’s recipe a shot! yay grains!

  • October 7, 2008 at 9:06 pm: Jenn Lynskey

    That looks delicious. I’ve had a package of polenta sitting around for ages. I guess it’s high time I cracked it open.

  • October 7, 2008 at 9:23 pm: River (Wing-it vegan)

    All of Lisa’s dishes look so professional and delicious. Everything she makes looks like something you would order at a super fancy restaurant!

  • October 7, 2008 at 9:36 pm: lisa (show me vegan)

    Isa, thank you for the compliment! You made my day.

  • October 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm: the little one

    I’m with you on not necessarily posting on what you’re cooking that day. I’ve posted every day so far for MoFo and the only dish I had made that particular day was the Iron Chef Challenge. This MoFo’s given me a chance to post about all the stuff I’ve been meaning to. Thanks for the incentive!

  • October 8, 2008 at 1:48 am: Shellyfish

    Good grief! There’s no freaking way I could post about things I made every day…my posts would become things like “uh, here’s the apple & peanutbutter I snacked on…here’s the left-over salad I ate while waiting for my laundry to dry…”

    And can I just say that I love MoFo! I’ve never, ever posted so many days in a row, evah! Thanks for pushing me to the edge. You’re like my crazy Russian ballet teacher when I was a young – sans the mustache & camel hanging lazily out of the corner of your mouth – “You call that gud anuf? Dat is noting, I want more!”.

  • October 8, 2008 at 11:15 am: Lillet

    WOW!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for linking to me!!! This totally made my day!!!! I love Vegan MoFo!!

  • October 8, 2008 at 11:53 am: jd

    real post, chop chop.

  • October 8, 2008 at 8:15 pm: Ash

    Heh, I’m in my twenties and I’m a strictly quinoa girl, are you saying I will become a more open minded individual once I hit my thirties, Isa?