Happy Vegan Month of Food, everybody! For short, we call that MOFO, and you'll see this lovely banner on most or all of my posts throughout October (and throughout the awesome vegan blogosphere).
I was late signing up this year, so I missed the RSS feed roll. But the lovely Katie posted a thread on the Vegan Mofo blog where latecomers can post their RSS feed addresses, and people can add them if they'd like. She even made an example of me for being late. ;-) Ha! I tried to leave a comment on that post with my RSS feed, but Blogger is being crazy. So if you're interested, here it is: http://vegancrunk.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
Now, I don't even know how to work those RSS codes, so don't ask me for directions. I just check the Mofo page's blogroll for other Mofo-ers. That seems less tech-y. I like that.
I've been Mofo-ing for several years, but unlike most bloggers, I haven't done a Mofo blog theme. The goal for Mofo is to blog as much as possible. But I already blog daily Sunday through Thursday, so I figure this year, I really ought to go for a theme. Since I just ordered two awesome sandwich-themed cookbooks, I've decided to shoot for the Vegan Month of Sandwiches. I know I won't post sandwiches every day this month, but I will try to post at least one or two (or even three) sandwiches each week.
So enough babbling. Let me show you a damn sandwich already! Check out this Caprese Sandwich from Artisan Vegan Cheese!
The buffalo mozzarella is made from cashews cultured with homemade rejuvalac leftover from my gruyere-making experience a few weeks back. Now, I don't blame Miyoko's recipe, but for some reason, the cheese didn't firm up like it was supposed to. I think I have faulty agar powder. It never seems to make things thicken as they should. That's what I get for buying the cheapo agar powder from the Asian market.
But even though the cheese didn't firm, it was a perfect sandwich spread. And OMG. It tastes EXACTLY like buffalo mozzarella, which I have missed for years. I spread the cheese on some good bread from the farmer's market and topped it with fresh summer tomatoes (we still have those here!), fresh basil, and roasted garlic. And then the whole thing is drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. So tasty. So very, very tasty.
In non-sandwich news, my second booksigning is Tuesday night at the Booksellers at Laurelwood from 6 to 7 p.m. The Booksellers Bistro will be sampling my Chipotle Chickpea Chili, Butter Bean Bruschetta, and Holy Mole Chocolate-Chili Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream (all from Cookin' Crunk). If you're local, come on down!