Late one day in August, fulfilling my constant need to just a little bit busier than I can handle, I signed up for Vegan Mofo. A few days later Jason and Eden went out of town for the weekend and I was suddenly just parenting on kid again. I recognize this is only true after you’ve had your second (or third or forth), but one kid is so easy! Nash didn’t crawl and had finally stopped the inconsolable crying and so for that brief window in time he was about as easy as a baby could be. I sat him on the floor, surrounded him by toys & books and I begun my glorious weekend in the kitchen. 

In that weekend that Jason and Eden were gone, I made (and photographed) Stuffed Acorn Squash, Turkish Coffee Ice Cream + an unusable Rocky Road Ice Cream, Date Oatmeal Scones  (two batches due to some trial and error), Goji Berry Power Cookies (also, two batches…or was it three?). Oh yeah, and I made some unusable beet burgers and un-photographable tacos. And you know what one of the craziest things about that weekend was? I’m pretty sure I spent more one-on-one time with Nash than I had in the previous 8 months. 

Throughout the whole weekend I was trying to convince myself not to do this Vegan Mofo thing. It was absolutely crazy to think I could make, photograph, and write up 26 recipes in a month. I barely managed two recipes in the entire month of August. I have two little kids at home, a husband who travels at least a week out of the month, and I was already so tired. It was totally crazy. 

And I’m so glad I did it. 

Some really amazing things came out of this blogging madness – things I can talk about later – and due to the ridiculous amount of time I spent on my website this month, I have finally become comfortable with the new name.  October will have a lot fewer food recipes but some really cool stuff coming your way including a brand new cookbook giveaway, another installment of Raising Vegans, and sone amazing Halloween-centric Round-ups. But before we jump in, let’s take one last look at this past month…

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Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash


Broccoli Pepper Stir Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce


Turkish Coffee Ice Cream


Oatmeal Date Scones


Eggplant and Caramelized Onion Pizza


Carrot Orange Fennel Soup


Cacao Goji Power Cookies


Chocolate Hemp Hazelnut Smoothie Bowl


Coconut Inca Berry Chocolate Truffles


Smoky Jalepeno Cheddar Cheese


Winter Kale Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


Miso Noodle Soup


Smoky Macaroni & Cheese


Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Pumpkin Peanut Curry

Pumpkin Peanut Thai Curry


Salted Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies


Almond Rosemary Chocolate Bark


Sweet Potato Chorizo Hash


Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Sweet Sesame Ginger Sauce


Mini Vanilla Cheesecakes with Mixed Berry Compote 


Baked Wasabi Ginger Potato Chips


Watermelon Mojito


Yellow Split Pea Soup


Fudgy Zucchini Brownies

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Thanks, Vegan MoFo! It’s been fun.