Vegan MoFo 2011: Introduction

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

Are! You! Ready! to POLLINAAAAAAAAATE?!

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!

-Rachel