VeganMofo Round Up: We crossed the finish line!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Everything Else | 8 comments

Wow. I can’t believe that VeganMoFo is more or less over.  When I started, I set out to go around the world in 20 recipes. I’ve managed more than that! Over the course of the past four weeks, we’ve visited 24 countries, from China, to Indonesia, to South Africa, to Ghana, to Turkey, to Azerbaijan, to Brazil, to Mexico and many places in between! It’s been fun sharing my reflections about some of the countries I have visited and I’m fairly proud of the recipes I have created over the past month as well. 

So without much further ado, here’s a quick recap of the last two weeks worth of recipes! (The recap of the first two weeks of travel through Asia and Africa is here). 

Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

In Turkey I shared a recipe for a lovely Mediterranean vegetable stew. This is a great way to use your leftover squash and eggplant, especially now the weather is getting cooler. 

Sweet rolls!

Sweet rolls!

From there, we headed north to Poland, where I posted a recipe for delicious sweet rolls, with options for either jam or your own homemade cheese fillings! So good! 

Sweet & White Potato Pancakes with Mushroom Sauce

Sweet & White Potato Pancakes with Mushroom Sauce

Then we went north again to Lithuania, the place where I truly learned the difference between dark and light! My recipe for that day was some yummy sweet and white potato pancakes with mushroom sauce. 

Raw Varenyky and Vinegret

Raw Varenyky and Vinegret

Our next stop in Europe was Ukraine, the home of my paternal grandparents and a place that I absolutely love, for raw varenyky and vinegret. 

Ajarian lobiani, boiled & fried khachapuri & Georgian salad

Ajarian lobiani, boiled & fried khachapuri & Georgian salad

Then we headed to the Caucusus! Georgia is a country known for its feasts and feast we did on vegan versions of Ajarian lobiani, boiled & fried khachapuri and Georgian salad. 

Rose Ice Cream

Rose Ice Cream

Our last stop in Europe was in Azerbaijan, where we enjoyed a yummy rose ice cream. 

Potpie Brazilian Style

Potpie Brazilian Style

Then we headed to Latin America and the Caribbean! Our first stop was Brazil for a delicious empadão sem frango, or chicken-free potpie, Brazilian style! 

Panqueques con manjar

Panqueques con manjar

Our second stop was Chile, where I reflected on some of its paradoxes and shared a scrumptious recipe for panqueques con manjar (dulce de leche). Yes, delicious, vegan dulce de leche is possible! 

Raw alfajores

Raw alfajores

Then we went to Argentina for a raw, vegan version of their national dessert: alfajores! These are pretty amazing, I have to admit. 

Rellenitos de platano

Rellenitos de platano

Our first stop in Central America was in Guatemala, where we enjoyed rellenitos de platano, or plantains stuffed with black beans. This is a sweet and surprisingly delicious treat! 

Saltfish and Coconut Bake

Saltfish and Coconut Bake

Then we made a quick stop in the Caribbean to visit the gorgeous islands of Trinidad and Tobago and enjoy a vegan “saltfish” and coconut bake, a delicious breakfast, or any time, sandwich.

Mexican Pizza!

Mexican Pizza!

Finally, we headed back to Central America to visit Mexico and I shared a recipe for a great, and very easy, Mexican pizza!  

And that’s it. We’ve gone around the world in 20 24 (or more) recipes! To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would manage to finish it. It certainly has not been easy. But what a sense of accomplishment I feel now that it’s done. : ) 

I hope you enjoyed taking this VeganMoFo journey with me!

Now, the question is… how do I top this next year? 

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8 Comments

  1. I’ve really enjoyed reading your MoFo posts; your theme has been one of my favorites! For each and every post, you’ve had such beautiful photos and exciting recipes! :)

    • 😀 Thank you!

  2. Loved, loved, loved it. Thank you.

    • I’m so glad! My pleasure!

  3. I just found your blog at the end of MoFo. I’m looking forward to going back and reading through it!

    • I hope you like it! :)

  4. Hi there! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award! I hope you don’t mind, but I think its a fun thing to do and a great way to end Vegan Mofo 2014. Go check it out here

    • Oh wow! I’m so honored! Thank you so much Jasmine.

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