Sunday 1 September 2013

Vegan MoFo 2013


Update: scroll down for list of Vegan MoFo 2013 posts.

Today heralds the beginning of a month of Vegan MoFo madness!  Yes, after doing Vegan MoFo in 2011 and 2012, I am back for a third year.  For the uninitiated, Vegan MoFo means Vegan Month of Food.  It is a month where bloggers all over the world post almost daily about vegan food and experiences.  So for September, this blog will be vegan*.

A preview of some of the food I will feature in Vegan MoFo 2013
My 2013 Vegan MoFo Theme:  TV Dinners
This year, for the first time, I have decided to cook with a theme.  As my blog seems to be an intersection of recipes, memory and popular culture, I have chosen TV Dinners.  Hence my snazzy Vegan MoFo logo.  I will be creating a range of food that is inspired by television shows in some way.

I will be a bit fast and loose with my theme but it does not include tv cooking shows.  Generally the television shows will be ones that I know and love.  It will be fun.  It will also reflect on how eating a vegan diet doesn't mean you can't still have links with the mainstream food culture.  I will also slip in the odd post that doesn't quite fit with the theme, such as In My Kitchen, that I do each month.

Update November 2013: I have decided to continue the theme beyond Vegan MoFo - for a more updated list go to my  TV Dinners page.

List of Vegan MoFo 2013 posts:

30 September: Reflections on Vegan MoFo 2013
29 September: Vegan MoFo 2013 Quicklinks II
28 September: Vegan sushi stack for a SeaChange
27 September: Doctor Who, celery salt, and a day out
26 September: Pizza experiments with sourdough, tofu ricotta, kale, and carrot chips, and Becker
25 September: Vegan lamingtons and Mother and Son
24 September: Vegan banana fudge ice cream and Puberty Blues
22 September: Lentil and walnut roast and Happy Days
21 September: Fennel and Lentil Lasagne and The Time of Our Lives
20 September: Quince and Walnut Garibaldis, Call the Midwife and Alphabakes
18 September: Sandwiches - not so like Mrs Doyle of Father Ted
16 September: Sourdough polenta cheese bread - a recipe for The Good Life
15 September: The mystery of (vegan) Stargazy Pie in Pie in the Sky
14 September: Cheeze crackers (aka 'dog' biscuits for Bill of the Greatest American Hero
13 September: D'oh D'oh Doughnuts - vegan and baked - and The Simpsons
11 September: Corn chowder with edamame and tofu bacon (and Seinfeld's Soup Nazi)
9 September: Waldorf Salad and Fawlty Towers 
8 September: Vegan Mofo 2013 Quicklinks 
7 September: Sausages, Election and Kath and Kim
6 September: Cheesy Peas, Pasta Please and Fast Show memories
5 September: WSC Vegan chocolate cake and Peppa Pig 
4 September: Carrot chips then sweet potato chips and Broadchurch
3 September: Oreos, Child's Play and Sesame Street
2 September: In My Kitchen - Sept 2013, Vegan MoFo and new kitchen

Busy Times
I started preparing for Vegan MoFo a few months back because Vegan MoFo demands more posting than I usually do (at least 20 posts in the month) and because I had decided on a theme.  Then I found it was September not October.  Argh!  I had already arranged to host Jac's Pasta Please blog event and to go away on holiday this month.  And I was unwell for a few days over the last week of August.  Thank goodness for the pre-scheduled posts and Jac's flexibility.  

If you would like to send me a pasta dish this month featuring long pasta that would be wonderful (check the event details here).  If I am not responding at all, I am either inundated or on holidays.  And if you happen to see me down the street, I will probably look like this:

* NOTE: I am vegetarian, not vegan.  However keeping the blog vegan for a month isn't too much of a stretch for me.  I don't like the taste of eggs and am not keen on milky or creamy food.  We use vegan milk and margarine in our house.  I do love cheese but love experimenting with making vegan cheese. 


  1. I'm definitely going to struggle getting my 20 posts done! Excellent organising.

    1. Good luck with mofo amy - it is quite a challenge

  2. I don't think I'll get all my posts done and will probably run out of puff but I think it will be fun regardless :D Looking forward to your posts!

    1. Thanks Veganopoulous - I am sure it will be fun even if our energy is flagging :-)

  3. Gosh, I feel like Vegan MoFo involves fewer posts than you normally do!

    1. Thanks Hannah - I don't usually get up to 20 posts a month - though it feels like I am always writing up something!

  4. This sounds like a fun theme! I don't even have a TV! I'm trying to keep is simple with an A-Z of my pantry. Using my lesser used ingredients and regular ones in new ways. I've done a bit of prep but not enough considering it's going to be a busy month! Good luck!

    1. Thanks Emma - will look forward to your A-Z - I lived without a tv for quite some years but I still like the idea that tv is more unifying than film or books because there are so many tv events that are remembered by many - hopefully you will still recognise some of the tv

  5. I'm really looking forward to your MoFo theme Johanna. I have a short pasta dish up my sleeve already but if I get around to a long one this month I'll send it your way!

    1. Thanks Mel - would love to see a long pasta dish from you but if not then I am sure I will enjoy your short one :-)

  6. It sounds like you are totally up for the Vegan challenge. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with xx

    1. Thanks Charlie - it will be a challenge but hopefully I will get a lot posted that is still in my head (or was in my stomach)

  7. Sounds fantastic! I love seeing all the different themes that people have come up with :-)
    hahahaa yep I'll prob look the same! I'm flat out blogging once a week lately let alone every day :-/

    1. Thanks Sandy - themes are fun - I chose one this year because I have really loved some I have seen in previous years

  8. I'm so excited to see what you're going to cook up!

  9. Loving the Mofo theme, Its my first year participating so sticking with the 'official' theme but Tuesdays are TV dinners so I'm cooking recipes from some of my favourite movies. Happy mofo-ing

  10. Nice! I look forward to your vegan recipes. Way too busy this year to commit but I will miss the fun. :)

  11. I'm looking forward to your posts Johanna, and you have my admiration at pulling it off with your own busy month!


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