Vegan MoFo, for the uninitiated, is a spin on NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) that originated on Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Post Punk Kitchen forums. For one month, vegan bloggers commit to blogging about vegan food at least twenty times. Started in 2007, last year's Vegan MoFo boasted the participation of more than 750 bloggers, all organized through a central Vegan MoFo website.
As awesome as that is, I am probably the last person you would want to consider a "food blogger." Although I enjoy cooking (and eating!), my laziness and full-time commuter work schedule often see me saying "aww, fuck it, I'll just have another Trader Joe's enchilada" around dinner time. Not compelling reading.
But thanks to my friends' enervating workshop, I learned I don't need to necessarily create an elaborate meal or recipe every for every single one of the twenty Vegan MoFo entries I'll be doing. Amey once blogged about her favorite kitchen linens. Katie did a whole series on awesome horror movies and then assembled the perfect menu to accompany each film. Erin created a series of dresses and dishes/recipes that complemented each other. Really, the possibilities are limitless.
Themes are a fun way to find inspiration- we voted as a group on some informal, semi-official themes for each day of the week to bring to Vegan MoFo 2013. Here are this year's alliterative daily themes (along with some of my favorite runners-up):
Mac-and-Cheese Mondays: Self-explanatory! (Mom Mondays, Metal Mondays)
TV Tuesday: Eating and watching. (Try Something New Tuesday, Taco Tuesday)
Work With it Wednesdays: focusing on a food you don't like and learning to love it! Or at least tolerate it. (Reader request Wednesdays, White Flour Wednesdays)
Thankful Thursdays: Focusing on the positive; giving to others (Thirsty Thursdays)
Freaky Friday: trade a blog with a fellow blogger for a day! (Fry Day Friday, Farty Friday)
Retro Saturdays: Dress up and veganize your favorite sardine aspic salad recipe from 1957! (Saucy Saturdays, Sausage Saturdays)
Sleepy Sundays: your favorite breakfast, brunch, and lazin' in bed snacks. (Soul Food Sundays, Spicy Sundays, Small Town Sundays)
Looks like this year's MoFo is going to be September- they're planning on switching it up every year so that the seasonal produce bloggers have to work with isn't always the same. I think I'm up to the challenge. Are you? See you then!