Sunday, 1 September 2013

Vegan Mofo - A September Full of Food!


This month is a big month on the blog - but I'll keep it brief. Firstly, I'm back to my World Food Challenge (after a couple of months off while I was travelling overseas) and this month I'm going to be cooking up a feast of Egyptian dishes to share with you. So if you know of any delicious (and vegan friendly) Egyptian dishes I should be cooking up please let me know!

This month I'll also be taking part in the Vegan Month of Food (Vegan Mofo) which is pretty exciting. It's a big bunch of bloggers who post endlessly about vegan food for a whole month. It'll be a lot more posts than I usually do (the suggested amount of posts for the month is at least 20, which is a big task), but I've been trying to be prepared in advance to get lots of posts together to share with you all. I've decided to post to a theme this Mofo - My Spice Rack.

I'm mad about spices, I'm constantly collecting new ones to try out. As a result I've got a LOT of spices, half of which I never really use. So this Vegan Mofo I've decided to try and use my spices in ways I have never used them before to try and expand my repertoire and use up some of the spices languishing on my shelf. I'll also include some interesting information about each spice/herb so I can learn more about them along the way. Want to know what I've got on my spice rack? (In no particular order)

Turmeric
Coriander, ground
Coriander, whole seeds
Ginger, ground
Ginger, dried whole pieces
Nutmeg, ground
Cumin, ground
Cumin, whole seeds
Sweet Paprika
Hot Paprika
Smoky Paprika
Cloves, whole
Cloves, ground
Chilli powder
Chilli flakes
Chillis, whole dried
Cayenne Pepper
Cinnamon, ground
Cinnamon quills
Mustard seeds, ground
Mustard seeds, whole
Garam Masala
Chinese Five Spice
Cardamom pods
Cardamom, ground
Fennel seeds
Hawayij (Spice Mix)
Salt
Pickled Plum Salt
Black Pepper
Australian Pepperberry
Wild Mushroom & Black Garlic Salt
Indian Curry Powder
Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry Powder
Sri Lankan Meat Curry Powder
All Spice
Celery seeds
Curry Leaves
Dried Lemongrass
Nigella seeds
Fenugreek
Dried Mint
Mixed Italian dried herbs
Wattleseed
Marjoram
Strawberry Gum
Dried Dill
Black Lime Powder
"Mixed Spice"
Vanilla Beans
Peri Peri spice blend
Poppyseeds
Chaat Masala (Spice Mix)
Baharat (Spice Mix)
Ras El Hanout (Spice Mix)
Sumac
Lemon Pepper
Asafoetida
Star Anise
Lemon Myrtle
Za'atar


Not too bad a list huh? There may be others shoved at the back of my cupboard - who knows? It's a long list so there is no way that I'll be able to get through it in just one month but I'll do as many of them as I can and I guess whatever is left I'll have to try and do next year!

Hope you enjoy this month of food!

9 comments:

  1. I love your theme! Happy Vegan MoFo!

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  2. Nice to meet another vegan blogger in the Travel category for VeganMoFo!

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  3. Ooh, very much looking forward to lots of Egyptian delights!

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  4. Happy Vegan MoFo! What an interesting theme, I don't think I've ever eaten Egyptian food. I can't wait to see what you make with that fantastic list of spices.

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  5. This list looks fantastic. I'm a big spice person as well and love the theme.

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  6. Hey, slightly off topic, but where did you get your spice jars? I've been looking for a spice jar solution for a while, and I love the look of yours.

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    1. Thanks :) I bought them at my local $2 "we-sell-everything" shop, they often have glass jars of all sizes for as cheap as $1.99 each.

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