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I visited this rad farm the other day in Los Osos and got to pick some horn melon and passion fruit right off of the vine and tree, respectively. I had never seen either of these crazy things in person before (or not in person for that matter!).
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Inside shot.
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I whipped up a nice islandy smoothie for lunch today with the passion fruit, horn melon, a banana, strawberries, blueberries, OJ, and some Vega Smoothie Infusion (I am a big fan).

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I almost didn’t MoFo today because I was feeling a little busy (school and work, you know how it is), but this recipe came together so nice and easily that I just couldn’t resist. I just decided to make a quick pasta dinner, inspired by VWAV‘s  Fettuccine Alfreda (I freaking love that book, it’s definitely my go-to). I boiled some pasta, then sauteed some onion, summer squash and bell pepper in a separate pan. After the pasta was done and drained I added in about 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, maybe 1/8 cup of Braggs, a nice slug of olive oil,  some garlic powder, Italian Seasonings, and the sauteed veggies and stirred them up good. I’ve made some bad impromptu cheezy sauces before, but trust me this was a good one!

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We had a bunch of spinach from the farm at the house this week so I decided to to remake what might very well may be my favorite recipe from VWAV, Spanakopita!

I pretty much followed the recipe, except I didn’t have walnuts so I added mushrooms, bell peppers, and some soy sauce to make up for it. It totally worked for me.
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Plated.
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I’ve had some great luck so far this tomato season making sauce from scratch, at first I couldn’t believe how easy it was! My endeavor today consisted of sauteing green onions, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, and basil in olive oil while blending up a blenderful of tomatoes from the backyard. I added some paprika, pepper, and Italian seasonings to the saute, then the blended tomatoes, and simmered it down for about two hours. I finished it off by adding some sauteed Tofurkey Italian sausage.

Here’s the whole mix over some toasted Mini Spinach Pizzas from Trader Joe’s.
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Well, I’m kind of failing at VeganMoFo so far, that’s ok I guess. You’ve got to leave some room for improvement next year right? I think I’ll count my tweets as participation this year, as I’ve kind of settled on going for quantity over quality just to get back into the swing of things.
Check over there on the twitter thing << if you wanna see some pictures of what I’m talking about.
Today was awesome, I’m hanging out in San Francisco this weekend for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Today Steve Martin was cheesy and great, Gillian Welch was incredible as usual.

I got the day off to a great start with a killer cinnamon roll from the lovely ladies of Sugar Beet Sweets at the World Veg Fest, also happening in Golden Gate Park this weekend. I also got meet a couple cool PPK dudes, even felt a little starstruck and probably acted awkward, sorry about that dudes. But they were way cool. I’m definitely gonna go back and hit that up again in the morning.

But yeah, there was some great food options happening at the festival as well. I had woodfire pizza, a tempeh gyro, deep-fried artichoke hearts, a raw chocolate raspberry torte. Everything was delicious! I’ll definitely try to grab some more pictures tomorrow. Until then!

Well it’s nothing too special, but the timing is right. I made a tofu scramble other day using the recipe from the amazingly incredible Vegan Brunch.

It had red bell peppers, yellow squash, broccolli, spinach, mushrooms, and sourdough toast on the side of course.
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So just go vegan already! We’ve got scrambles, rumaki, cupcakes, doughnuts… what more could you ask for?!

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