Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Vegan Mofo #29 - Recipe Roundup!
Alright, here it is folks, my final Vegan Mofo post of 2012. It’s been so much fun, and I’ve really enjoyed not only reading everyone else’s posts - although admittedly I haven’t been able to read as many as I did last year - as well as post for you all the wonderful things I’ve made. I’ve also loved reading and receiving your comments and I’m glad I could inspire you to make some of the sandwiches I featured.
Over the course of this Mofo season I’ve realized a few things and learned a few hard lessons. One is that while I do love sandwiches I certainly can’t eat them everyday. I’m a bit disappointed that I wasn’t able to make all the sandwiches I’d had written down on my list, and I’m disappointed I couldn’t make enough to post 2 sandwiches a day through mofo. I’m also sorry that I wasn’t able to achieve posting a full 31 times during this month but the past couple of weeks have been busy and my stomach really couldn’t take any more sandwiches. Next year if I pick a theme I’ll have to pick one with more variety, and start to prep it a little bit earlier then this year. The other thing I learned is that I much prefer burgers, sandwiches and wraps that rely on simple pantry-staple ingredients. I prefer my sandwiches to be made of pure vegetables or nuts, legumes, grains. I don’t mind tofu, or tempeh, and while I think seitan is just fine every not and then I’m not overly fond of burgers or sandwiches that rely to heavily on vital wheat gluten. I also discovered that more often then not the simplest sandwiches are the most delicious, and by far the most satisfying. Most of the time I found that they kept me full, and sated without leaving me feeling sick or lazy afterwards.
So this has been a fun Mofo of discovery and I’ve had the opportunity to try a few new books, as well as try a few I’ve had lying around here for a while that I never seem to use. It also gave me the opportunity to try a whole bunch of new sandwiches and become inspired.
For my last post of the 2012 Mofo season I thought I’d do a countdown of my top 10 favorite sandwiches I tried out this month. It really wasn’t easy to choose because I dearly loved almost all of them, but I did my best to pick the ones that really blew my mind, there were several contenders but for one reason or another they didn’t quite make the cut.
Coming in at #10 - Celine & Joni's Butternut Lentil Burgers
#9 - Chloe's Double Double Drive-Thru Burgers
#8 - Isa's Tempeh Ruben
#7 - Celine & Tamasin's Protein Happy Quinoa Wrap
#6 - Celine & Joni's Meatfree Balls
#5 - Celine & Tamasin's Tofu Pomegranate Pockets
#4 - Terry's Eggplant Torta Sandwich
#3 - Celine & Tamasin's Navajo Tacos
#2 - Celine & Joni's Hawaiian Benedict
And coming in at #1 is - Jenny & Heather's Black Bean and Corn Mini Burgers with Smoky Paprika Cashew Cheese
So there you have it, my top 10, like I said it was a hard choice to make but I really think these were by far the best. There were a lot of close seconds but these ten really brought a whole new meaning to the word Sandwich. Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading my Mofo adventure as much as I have had in embarking on it, and in reading yours. Hope to see you around next year!
PS: Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has a safe and fun time, and I'll be back tomorrow with a Halloween themed post.