Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 30: Full circle...

The last day of MoFo? Already?! This is the first year I've ever blogged every day of MoFo, the first year I've ever done pictures even semi-regularly, and somehow... the first year I haven't felt burnt out on food blogging by the end of it. Hmm.

Today I ended up more or less recreating the first day of MoFo with some slight variations! So if this sounds familiar... that's why. We're right back where we started really.

Breakfast! A whole wheat sesame bagel with plain Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese and tomatoes.

The Emperor LOVED the Tofutti, which cracked me up. I sort of tolerate the stuff... I used to be a big big cream cheese eater in my pregan days and sometimes I need something to fill that niche. But I wouldn't say I love Tofutti's cream cheese. I need to have some sort of vegetable with it... preferably tomatoes, but cucumbers are okay too. The Emperor picked off the tomato and licked the Tofutti off of as much as the bagel as I'd let him. (He ate a bit of bagel too, though.)

Snack! A Pippin apple and a soy latte at Peet's. I really had to fight the Emperor to get to have any of this apple. He was really, really into it. I've created a monster.

Mmm, lunch. We've got tempeh noodle salad, Korean spinach salad, and Samurai snack mix. As an experiment, I put a fork in the noodles and a fork in the spinach and set them both in front of the Emperor. He looked at them for a few seconds, then snatched up the spinach fork and began shoveling the stuff in. Ha ha. He's such a funny guy.

Now this is different than the first day of MoFo. This is a really fantastic dinner, mostly prepared by that wonder of wonders, my husband. (See, he can cook a LOT of stuff other than stir fries!) Trinidadian roti, urad dal with a tarka, and Punjabi-style kabocha squash.

Can I tell you something surprising? The SQUASH is the star of this show. It is so, so, so good. I tend to think of squash as a filler vegetable, but there's something really beautiful about it here. Another vegetable cooked in the same spices just wouldn't do the same job. Ah, it's really good.

And the flatbreads are phenomenal too.

And if you don't believe me, check out this bonus picture:

Well, friends... that's it! That's MoFo! Thank you for reading, and... we'll see you a little sooner than next year, nudge nudge, wink wink.


GiGi said...

great reading about you and the emperor's journey with vegan food!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Well done on all your MoFo'ing.