Here We Go MoFo: Willkommen to RAWK-toberfest!

October 1st, 2011 - filed under: The Food » Food and Health

Willkommen! Welcome to Vegan MoFo 2011, the 5th annual Vegan Month of Food! For all of October, the blogosphere will be blowing up as vegans and non-vegans alike participate in a creative celebration of plant-based cuisine. The point of MoFo is to post every. single. day. . . and I’m going to do my best, even if some days it’s simple “food porn”, a funky Instagram of something exciting I’ve eaten. Deal?

This year I’m going with a general theme, the playful and not-to-be-taken-so-seriously RAWK-toberfest. Yes, there will be lots of raw food! Also some cooked. Also some text-heavy articles. Probably lots of adorable baby pictures. Here’s an idea of what you can look forward to in October:

  • Recipes! Raw and cooked, but mostly raw. That tahini dip I’m addicted to? Yup. Those pulp crackers I’m always on about. You betchya. xGFx sugar-free pumpkin muffins??? Ohhhh yes.
  • Photos from the Farmer’s Market (such abundance this time of year!)
  • Photos from my garden & the 2011 micro-farm
  • A series of essays explaining the food experiments I’ve been conducting on myself this year, as well as a discussion of self-experimentation in general, and potentially touching on disordered eating/orthorexia in the food blogging world.
  • Answering your questions – so please ask them! Are you curious about anything vegan- or raw-related? Lay it on me, and I may just feature it in a post!
  • Pictures of vegan kids enjoying vegan eats. Because come on, who doesn’t love the little veg cuties?
  • Plus all the normal Bonzai stuff, like the Book Club, “What I” Wednesdays, and Friday’s Le Love List.

I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait! As for now, I leave you with a picture of my breakfast this morning: RAW chocolate-chili cheesecake from Divine Pie at the Portland Farmer’s Market. Word.

  • Juliet

    In the spirit of RAWktoberfest, if you were a beginning vegan, what would your initial shopping list be? What are the must haves for someone just beggining a vegan journey?

  • Selina

    Ich bin so excited!! :)

  • April

    I’m so excited to be a first time participant in VeganMoFo! Can’t wait for your tahini dip and pulp cracker recipes. Nom nom nom. Interested in what you have to say about orthorexia (I admit, I had to look that term up).

  • April

    I’m so excited to be a first time participant in VeganMoFo! Can’t wait for your tahini dip and pulp cracker recipes. Nom nom nom. Interested in what you have to say about orthorexia (I admit, I had to look that term up).

  • Sonja

    thats so exciting! I’m really glad you’ll post some recipes during vegan MoFo!

  • Kathryn B

    My first encounter with VeganMoFo! Oh, how exciting!!! Let the adventure begin!!

  • FoodFeud

    Raw, chili, cheesecake. Three amazing words. Happy MoFo! Can’t wait for more of yr lovely posts.

  • Mo

    Woo! Sounds like a fun mofo. That pie looks awesome, by the way.

  • Alina S

    Super stoked! I am very interested in hearing about your diet experimentation and changes. Also! Would love to learn some of your “quick and easy” recipes. I love (5 ingredient recipes, 10 minutes prep) and would love to see some similar (vegan) recipes!

  • Molly Frisinger

    Raw cheesecake for breakfast is a good start to mofo!

  • Laura Agar Wilson

    So excited for your posts! I can’t wait to see the recipes your going to blog!

  • Jeni T

    YAY! So happy to see you on the MoFo blog roll, I’m really looking forward to your posts, and what a way to kick off your RAWR-ktoberfest.
    Happy MoFo’ing

  • Karmalily

    That cheesecake is beautiful! Happy MOFOing!

  • Meghan

    Oh! Pumpkin! That reminds me! I was wondering the other day if you have or have seen the “cookbook” Vice Cream. I’ve owned it since December of 2007 and FINALLY made something from it for the first time this week… pumpkin vice cream! Omnomnom. Made with raw cashews, pumpkin, spices, and maple syrup! I thought of you. (And if maple syrup isn’t raw enough for ya [okay, it isn't really raw at all, but it is maple freaking syrup, so I think it gets a pass], there is a section of legit-raw recipes sweetened with dates instead)

  • Julie

    The comment “the path of the health nut rarely finds a true destination. It’s one journey after another after another” over at speaks to so much of what we see in the health food world.

    I see evidence of orthorexia frequently in my circles, and worry a bit for you when I read your (otherwise quite engaging!) blog, so really look forward to your take on this.

  • Jen

    This all sounds wonderful, I can’t wait! Bring on MOFO!

  • Meghan

    Aaron made chocolate-chocolate chip Vice Cream today!

  • Dee

    Hi Sayward,
    As always I am loving your blog. Recently I have been verging on vegan: eating mostly vegan, most of the time for about a month or two now. (I’ve been vegetarian for over 15 years with several times vegan) I feel really good about it, but have noticed the strangest thing, just in the week or so- my hair seems to be thinner, like the acutally strands which were fine to begin with are even more so. That is, when I pluck the brows, the tweezers won’t clasp the pesky little hairs, when I put my hair up in a pony tail, I’m getting it like three or four times around. I know you aren’t a hair specialist, but I haven’t done anything else different other than my diet.

    I am simply wondering if you’ve heard of this before. And might be able to make any recommendations.

    I eat whole grains, loads of veggies and all around pretty wholesome. I also take a (kids- yep, my own kids) multi-vitamin daily with b12 in it, but no iron…Any thoughts? Help- unashamedly I need my hair!

    Thank you for RAWKIN’

  • Clair Johnson

    This is fantastic timing. My meat-loving boyfriend and I just watched Forks Over Knives, and afterwards, he turned to me and said, “Let’s do it…no animal products in the next batch of groceries.”

    I’ll be needing recipes! =)