Vegan MoFo 2011: Introduction

Vegan MoFo 2011 - Vegan Month of FoodVegan MoFo is finally here! I am THIS HAPPY!


For all of you first time visitors, welcome! I’m Rachel, and this is my first time participating in MoFo, and my first year being vegan. I can’t wait to be overwhelmed by all of the great food and ideas.

My theme for this year is clean food. I’m trying to keep it real (non-processed) and healthy. I’m trying to reduce my refined sugar intake, and maybe take off a few pounds I’ve acquired lately eating cupcakes and pizza. Winter is coming. I need pants that fit!

I hope to try some recipes from the book “Clean Food” by Terry Walters. I like the obvious simplicity of her recipes, and her combinations of seasonal and macrobiotic ingredients.

I’m also getting more involved in the veg community here in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. I think C-U is a great place to be vegan, as the Midwest goes. We have friendly veggie people, great restaurants, and an awesome Vegan Meetup Group.

You can expect a mix of healthy food, recipes, stories, and restaurant highlights throughout the month. See you later!