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Vegan Mofo 2012!

Posted Oct 02 2012 4:00am

So if you’ve been following my blog since (almost) the very beginning, you’ll know that I participated in a little something called the Vegan MoFo , otherwise know as the Vegan Month of Food .

For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Vegan MoFo is a month long blogging “event” of sorts. The idea is (to quote the website, because I am both lazy and pressed for time):

To write as much as you can all month, about vegan food. The blog entries can be about anything food related – your love of tongs, your top secret tofu pressing techniques, the first time your mom cooked vegan for you, vegan options in Timbuktu – you get the idea, right? If not, browse around on some of our round-ups and you’ll catch on fast!

All participating blogs will be collated into a single feed which people can easily follow and there will be daily round-up posts to summarize the day’s highlights. The MoFo has also expanded to Instagram this year which is music to my Instagram loving ears, all the more ways to follow in on the fun!

Check out the list of participating blogs here , and suscribe to the official RSS feed here .

Now, my theme last year was “Healthy Arab Vegan Eats”, I tackled my favourite Egyptian and Middle Eastern dishes and tried to put a healthy vegan spin on each, coming up with classics like Quinoa Tabbouleh , Egyptian Pumpkin Pie and Brown Rice Koshary to name a few.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the MoFo last year, I have to admit – it wasn’t much of a challenge, considering most of the dishes I chose were mediterranean/Egyptian in origin meaning that they featured a significant amount of veggies, beans and legumes.

So this year, in the interest of stepping it up a notch and in celebration of my recent move back home to the desert island Kingdom of Bahrain, I have decided to dedicate my MoFo theme to veganizing some of the most popular dishes in Bahraini cuisine and other neighbouring countries in the GCC (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar etc.)

I’ll also be posting a new Vegan in: Bahrain series which will include supermarket shopping guides (where to find what products) and vegan-friendly restaurant reviews for any visiting or budding vegans in the country.

Vegan Khaleeji cuisine – is it possible?

Only time will tell!

Stay tuned folks ;)



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