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VeganMoFo and an Upcoming Move – swell

VeganMoFo and an Upcoming Move

This will be my first year participating in VeganMoFo, and the third year of its existence.  Kittee over at Cake Maker to the Stars has the lowdown and HUGE list of this year’s participants, but basically it means I will be blogging every weekday (at least) for the month of October about vegan food, which is, obviously, my very favorite kind!  Expect lots of what-I-ate-today, recipes and ideas, new zine experiments, health-related and general rambling posts.  Also I’m planning a mini-series on green smoothies and how they’re my favorite thing, oh, EVER!  See?

I’m excited and a bit nervous, as I’ve never committed to blogging this much before, but I’m really hoping it will give me a big kick in the pants to get back to some regular blogging even after all is said and done.  How I will be able to live my life NOT in front of my computer in October is a bit of a daunting concept, but I’m going to try and find some balance.

Just in time for October, we’ve finally got some real fall weather here in Minnesota!  So tonight I made my first attempt at an idea I have for the zine #2: Balsamic Kale and Pecan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

It turned out pretty well, and my special ladyfriend approved, but I’m gonna see how a couple things can be switched up a little the next time I make it.  It seems that ideas for the new zine are centered around mini-obsessions with particular ingredients: ooh! sweet potatoes! or yum! pumpkin seeds! I hope that’s a good thing, and doesn’t end up being the how-many-dishes-can-she-make-with-the-same-three-ingredients-cookzine.  Well, it is just the start of figuring out some ideas, after all.

Also, sometime during the early part of VeganMoFo aka October, I’ll be moving this blog to a new domain, so fingers crossed that will go over smoothly.  I’ve noticed a lot of vegan people are moving to their own domains soon, which I think is pretty fancy and special!  This will help me clean out some old crap, get a little more organized, and have some more creative control over my little “internet baby.”  My good and talented friend Elliot is helping me out with all the technical stuff, so he deserves all the praise when it happens :-)   And lots of vegan treats, which he is kindly accepting in exchange for his work.

I’m up too late for my own good tonight, so I will leave things at that.  Hope you are all well, and getting ready for vegan food overload next month!

No Responses to “VeganMoFo and an Upcoming Move”

  1. Megan says:

    Oh man! So stoked about zine #2, especially if it includes sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds. :)

  2. Jes says:

    That sweet potato looks super killer! And zine #2 and your own domain are super exciting too. Happy fall!

  3. Oh my! That sweet potato is a work of art! I’m excited about mofo. I finally signed up this year too…every year, I forget to sign up in time.

  4. This looks great! Love sweet potatos but I have never thought of stuffing them.

  5. Nora says:

    make a zine all on sweet potatoes, chickpeas, bananas, peanut butter, and oats. those are my 5 favorite foods, and i’m convinced that there are countless combinations within them that work like magic :)

    your stuffed sp looks soooo good! and i just bought your first zine for a friend for her bday!

  6. Courtney says:

    Yay–I am so happy to read that you will be participating in MoFo! So many lovely wonderful posts to look forward to :-)

    Zine number 2 sounds good to me…you seem to be obsessed with good ingredients! And good luck with the move…I am glad to hear you are not physically moving for real, lol!

    Courtney

  7. Gia says:

    “I hope that’s a good thing, and doesn’t end up being the how-many-dishes-can-she-make-with-the-same-three-ingredients-cookzine.”

    Using seasonal ingredients in new and different ways is a GREAT thing! It’s ok to use the same ingredients if they are seasonal and coming from local sources, because it is realistic and sustainable.

  8. Judy says:

    Great looking sweet potato – I have never thought to stuff one, that’s a good idea.

  9. mihl says:

    All your plans for Vegan MoFo sound great!

  10. Lexi says:

    Another zine!! So excited about the blog posts, too – and that sweet potato looks mighty fine.

    I also would love to see you soon, in between your bloggin’ and cookin’ and good-food-creatin’. Si!

  11. Oh man, it’s Vegan MoFo time again? I swear the past 2 years I said I’ll participate next year…

    Good luck on having your own domain (I wish I actually KNEW what that meant though).

  12. Kala says:

    That sweet potato looks amazing, can’t wait for your new zine!

  13. amanda says:

    Dude, I decided to jump on the MOFO wagon. I know it’s been a long while since I’ve blogged, but darn it, I’m gonna try.

  14. Mama Veg says:

    Wish I had one of those fancy blender. They really do make a difference in so many dishes.

  15. kimberly says:

    this is a great post. i really enjoyed reading about your gradual shift to veganism. i became vegan last summer and i’ve just begun blogging about the foods i make. i, too, think it has been a great fit for me and i don’t think i will ever go back to eating what i used to. i love all the different foods i get to make now.

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