Goodness me I dropped the Vegan MoFo ball last week! There were many good reasons for this. I was without access to my macbook from Monday-Wednesday (I’m a “write-on-the-day-of-publishing” style blogger). Then when I had the opportunity to blog after that I just couldn’t face it. MoFo burnout? Perhaps. But more likely I think it was due to third trimester burnout. Food is a struggle these days. I have little interest in it and get full so ridiculously easily. Plus, I just feel exhausted. All I want to do is sleep/veg on the sofa. Ah well, only 7 weeks to go until due date; woo woo!
Anyway, for my final MoFo post I’m going to share with you some recent food highlights.
They are the best! I’ve signed up for the next 3 months, and I’ll probably go for an ongoing subscription. So exciting seeing what goodies you get each month. I haven’t been disappointed yet :) I particularly love their chocolate selections. I should probably do a separate post dedicated to them.
2. Dreena Burton’s Chickpea Ratatouille
Such a tasty, easy dinner. Made all the better with Nooch, obvo.
3. A variation of Isa’s PB-Choc Chip Oat Bars.
Again, amazing. I just subbed the PB for sunflower butter and used raisins instead of the peanuts.
4. This year’s London Vegfest!
We were there for the Sunday. Honestly, for the most part it was really stressful. Theo refused to nap so he cried the majority of the time despite our best efforts to appease him/help him to sleep. However, when he was happy I loved browsing around the stalls. I ate some amazing food. The above Bahn Mi Buddha from one of the food vans (best stuffed baguette ever), and Ms Cupcake‘s cupcakes were the highlights. Oh my, I’m still dreaming about those cupcakes. I think I have a girl crush on her/them (is that possible?). Darn, I wish there was an equivalent in Bristol.
Poor Theo was so tired that as soon as the car engine was started, for our return journey home, he was out like a light. In fact, I think he’s still recovering.
Next year, I’m going to try to go to Vegfest on my own so that I can check out some of the seminars and chat to people too. It’s easy to feel alone when you don’t know any other vegans in person (other than through blogs). I’ve really struggled with this recently. Veganism is a radical lifestyle choice, and I just wish I knew other vegans for support and empathy. Nevermind.
And there we have it! This year’s final MoFo post. I feel a bit sad that it’s ended. I’ve loved being part of it, discovering new blogs, and checking out all the vegan food porn. Bring on next year!