As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been in Michigan for the past week and a half. It’s been a nice, family “vacation” but I was pretty busy the first half of it because I was finishing the Vegan Cuts Fall Harvest eBook! Just like the Summer Bash eBook, there is a mix of recipes and photos (done by me), as well as tips from some of your favorite bloggers. I changed up the design of this eBook and really love how it turned out, plus it’s free to download!
I plan on doing a photo recap of my trip in Michigan once I get home, but above is a quick look at some cool things from the Eastern Market in DT Detroit. Also, I just want to say that it’s so exciting to see vegan options in so many cities! Talking about how excited I am about each one probably makes me sound like a total goober to my friends and family here, but it just shows that veganism is becoming more and more mainstream (yay!). Another thing that I can’t stop talking about is how beautiful Autumn is here. I may or may not have taken a hundred pictures of trees.
So that I don’t spend all of my money trying out restaurants here, I’ve purchased a good amount of local produce (plus visited a WholeFoods, so sue me) and have been cooking pretty frequently. One of the easiest meals to make, without repurchasing all of your favorite pantry items, is stuffed squash. Grab some bulk quinoa, some veggies, Dried Italian Herb Mix and Tofurky Kielbasa, and you have yourself a solid meal!
Woo hoo! I’m super stoked on the great reception that “Born to Mac MoFo” has gotten. It has me excited to share these awesome Mac recipes with you, even if I might be scared that they won’t live up to your expectations. But hey, I feel as though I set a high standard for my recipes, and that means that I’m only sharing the best of the best with you!
So, one of the teaser photos that I posted in my introduction to Vegan MoFo was this terrific Smoky Mac and Cheese-stuffed Sweet Potato. To put it simply, it’s like a loaded baked potato but taken to a whole ‘nother crazy level; but, crazy in the best way possible.
In reality, you could use a Russet potato or Yukon, but the natural sweetness of the sweet potato goes perfectly with the chipotle flakes and smoky cheese sauce. Just talking about it is making my mouth water!
This is a fun dish, filled with some healthy ingredients like kale, corn and pumpkin. Talk about overdosing on Vitamin A! Feed this to your friends and family for a new twist on your standard baked potato.
Today is the first day of Vegan MOFO, and I have to tell you that it has been really hard to keep my theme a secret from you. But, now that the day has come, I am unleashing BORN TO MAC MOFO on all of the internet. I even made a snazzy logo that may turn into a sticker, if you guys are into it.
Beer & Braut Mac ‘n’ Cheeze
Basically, this month is going to be filled with quite a few ridiculous “mac and cheese” recipes, and I quote that because some of them stretch the true definition of the dish.
Mexican Mac Burrito
I have some preview photos for you, just to get your mouth watering a little. I know, I’m such a tease. Plus, you can look forward to a giveaway or two throughout the month!! You lucky duck, you.
Mac Stuffed Sweet Potato
So, get ready — although I think that I should probably direct that statement to my kitchen and/or stomach – because this is about to get AWESOME!
Need some ideas for those Labor Day cookouts, this weekend? No fear! I’m here to show you some absolutely tasty dishes to bring along with you, that are tried and true. From dips to salads to entrées, you’re pretty set. Just click on the picture or caption to get the recipe!
Squash Queso Dip
Have fun on your long weekend off and stay safe out there, everyone!