Are you enjoying the onslaught of awesome? VeganMoFo 2013 has begun filling the internet with a hearty helping of incredible vegan dishes and vegans dishing on products, events and more. Unfortunately the shift to September means I won’t be participating this year (work…you do get in the way), but I am already enjoying rededicating to daily reading and commenting on the participating blogs. I will be tweeting out my favourite posts all month long.
I love the themes, the challenges, and how packed full of delicious posts my blogroll becomes during the 30 day extraveganza. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you must visit the Vegan MoFo headquarters.
Although I won’t be posting every day, I have no doubt my regular posts will be inspired by all the magic happening out in the blogosphere. Today’s recipe results from that very desire to try something new.
At the end of August I was playing with dehydrating watermelon. A strange hobby to some, but the result of reducing cubes of watermelon to a chewy candy makes me feel like I possess the power of transmogrification.
After 12 hours in the dehydrator the watermelon candy has a jujube texture and tastes just like watermelon hubba bubba. So of course, I had to see what would happen if I stirred these treats into a creamy soft-serve base.
I hope all of you will let VeganMoFo push you to try something new this month, taste a new ingredient or discover a new blog. If you’re not participating by posting…commit to commenting. I can’t tell you how nice it feels to get a little encouragement when you’re in the middle of the MoFo marathon.
Also, if you’re in Toronto (or the area) I hope you’re calendar is marked for a visit to the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival (Sept 6-8). I won’t be there this year (I’ll tell you all about my adventure when I get home) but you can spend time with some of my favourite people: Gene Bauer, Rich Roll, John Pierre, Michael Greger, Heather Nicholds, Ashley Wittig…and more (check out all the details here).