That, and on my last day in Hilton Head I've devoted nearly two hours to scouring other VeganMofo bloggers looking for this week's Fab Five Friday recipes. (All while I should be packing. I was about two seconds away from hauling my laptop to the beach, but decided I'd probably end up with sand in the keyboard and crabs in the motherboard).
So without further ado, here are my picks (in no particular order) for this week's Fab Five VeganMofo Friday. And thanks again to all you VeganMofoers for making it so difficult to pick!
No. 1: Veggie Converter's recipe for bacon cheeseburger soup. Um, can we say holy yummy? It doesn't matter that I'm in 80-degree, sunny, beach weather, Veggie Converter just took two of my favorite things and made them ridiculous easy to eat: bacon and cheeseburgers, in liquid form. And mad, mad bonus points to Veggie Converter for using a lentil-rice blend as the "burger" meat. You rock!
No. 2: Growing up Veg's recipe for vegan spaghettios. Are you kidding me? For the last four years my husband and I have (lazily) sought already-made, straight-from-a-can, reminiscent-of-our-childhood vegan spaghettios, without success. And while I knew it was probably pretty easy and quick to make our own batch, I never really went to the trouble of doing it (I have a bad habit of mixing up tomato paste and tomatoe puree). Growing up Veg took all the guesswork out for me (thank you), so now my daughter won't be deprived of a traditional childhood meal.
No. 3: Operation Veggie's veganized spinach and pepperjack hot pockets. Who doesn't like spinach and pepperjack cheese all wrapped up in a flaky, crust of deliciousness? Crazy people, that's who. And I'm not crazy, so you better believe this Chubby Vegan Clan is going to be testing out a few delicious hot pocket recipes of our own. Maybe you'll even be lucky enough to see a few next week, when I take on dinners for VeganMofo.
No. 4: Awkward Vegans' recipe for tempeh chili. Apparently, I'm craving some serious soupage for my chilly departure from the beach (well, that might make sense, except I think it's actually been hotter in our Ohio hometown than our beachy getaway). The Chubby Vegan Clan seriously digs chili, but I have yet to ever make a tempeh version (which is silly, because I love me some tempeh)! I think I have some smokey barbecue and maple tempeh calling my name for this recipe.
No. 5: My Fab Five VeganMofo Friday wouldn't be complete without a dessert and Bite me (I'm Vegan)'s Caramel Coffee Cake seriously fits the bill. In fact, Bite me (I'm Vegan) had me at hello (or caramel, whichever). This cake looks moist, fluffy and covered in just the right amount of caramel. But let's be honest, can you ever go wrong when you pour caramel all over something?
Think you have a recipe that I'm absolutely insane not to try (or feature!)? Email me at email@example.com and you just might see your dish featured next Friday!