Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Little Pre-MOFO Excitement

 I'm so excited I could just pee my pants. Don't worry, I know how to use the bathroom. MOFO is almost here and I wanted to hold off posting until October 1st--but I just couldn't wait! So I've got some stuff to blab about.

  • What's a MOFO, you ask? Well--it's the Vegan MOnth of FOod. Vegan food bloggers from all over the world throw it down about all things vegan. It's a very exciting time for us grass munchers. Many people pick a theme, but the ultimate goal is to write at least 20 entries during the month-(historically October). Some people write more.

  • I've also made philanthropy part of my MOFO-ing. This year is no different. I really want to go to Vida Vegan Con next year, and can't afford it. Instead of telling you the boring details of how broke I am because of this shitty economy, I'm going to humbly ask for help and hope that those of you who are more fortunate can help me out, because I'd do it for you. I'm hoping I can take pledges from you, my dedicated readers, use some of the money for plane fare, and give some of it away to my local food bank. Are you game? Please tell me you are. You can send your buckaroonies to at PayPal. I have 228 followers on the blog and 400+ on twitter. If everyone gave me at least $1, I could easily afford a ticket and to give plenty to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, my local food bank. I've written about how I utilize the food bank in this article.

  •  I wanted to share with y'all the first real meal I made for myself  to break that streak of the no-appetite I had a while back. I was watching an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and was inspired by a greasy spoon's use of blueberry bbq sauce. If it makes animal flesh taste good to omnivores, then it must make plant based meat AWESOME for us bad-assed vegans. Really, just leave the pig out of it. Haven't you seen Charlotte's Web or Babe? If you haven't seen either of those, shame on you.

The sauce is really a no brainer. Just take 1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries and puree it with your favorite bbq sauce. I also added a little habenero hot sauce (about a T or two) to the mix for some heat because I'm a hot sauce whore.

I think the mixture was the following: 1 pkg tempeh, 1 c bbq sauce, 1 c blueberries, 2T habenero hot sauce, 1/4 c. quick cooking oats. Blended all of it in the food processor and made 4 patties. If you exercised some caution, I'm sure these would be grill friendly, provided you cooked them on some foil. I'm not much of a rrriot grrrill girrrl because those adventures always end in disaster.
 Here are the burgers looking really purple.
 Finished product. Woah, was it foodgasm-y.
Complete plate with bullseye beet salad and muddy waters potato salad. I'll give y'all the potato salad recipe next month during MOFO.


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