Going Back to the Future! Goodbye to Vegan MoFo 2013!

Doc on Cadry's KitchenMan, time really flies!  How is it possible that we’ve reached the end of another Vegan MoFo?  It’s time to make like a tree and get out of here.  I just need my husband Doc to harness the electricity from a lightening bolt, and I’m on my way back to good old 2013. 

But before I go, let’s take a look back at all of the times and places we’ve been…  (If you want to read more about a dish, simply click on the name or picture!)

Polenta with artichokes & bell pepperI went to 1986 to share polenta with an artichoke topping family-style…

Chocolate Chip Double DoozieAnd to 1987 for everyone’s favorite sandwich made with chocolate chip cookies and frosting – the Double Doozie.

Puffy Nachos with Spicy Black BeansWe ventured to 1991 for fried Puffy Nachos covered in spicy black beans and creamy vegan queso, as inspired by the nachos I used to get at our local taco spot, Tasty Tacos.

Keeping the taco party going, we traveled to 1992 where I made taco salads in crisp, tortilla shell bowls.  (Get the recipe here!)

Breakfast BurritoIn the year 2000 I noshed on breakfast burritos stuffed with a tofu scramble and bacon seitan in remembrance of my old touring children’s theatre days when taquerias with early hours were the best surprise.

Freshly squeezed orange juiceIn 2003 I had a hydrating glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and enjoyed the simplicity of sweet memories with my best friend.

Bacon wrapped cashew cheese stuffed datesIn 2005 I snacked on seitan bacon wrapped dates, stuffed with cashew cheese.  They were a vegan version of the appetizer I used to get at Fatty’s in Eagle Rock, which I just learned closed its doors for good this past weekend.  (Thank goodness I still have the time machine on lease!)

Baked Tofu & Kale Chip BowlAnd finally, in 2009 I enjoyed a healthy helping of tofu barley bowls with kale chips that were inspired by a favorite of mine at Flore Vegan Restaurant in Los Angeles.

My Vegan Story - CadryAs if all of that time travel wasn’t enough, I took the DeLorean to Southern California to share My Vegan Story with Kristy of Keepin’ It Kind.

The V List CollageI also ventured across North America for The V List.  For these video interviews I met with David in Iowa, Ketty and Becky in Georgia, Jackie and Kristy in California, Sarah in Washington, and Lisa in Toronto, Ontario.  (Click on their names to see their video interviews, or see them all in one place on the video page.) 

I want to thank all of the interviewees who took part in The V List and shared their time and talents.  Thank you to my husband, David, who works for a living shooting and editing videos and then came home to spend his nights and weekends doing the same with me for Vegan MoFo.  I really couldn’t have done it without him.  (Plus, he even agreed to dressing up as Doc in our Back to the Future-inspired movie pictures.  Now that’s a good man!)  Finally, thank you to everyone who has read or commented this month.  Getting to connect with all of you is what makes this yearly tradition so sweet!

I’ll see you in the future!

Congratulations to Shari for winning the Nut Butter Universe giveaway!  I’ll be contacting you soon for your address!

38 thoughts on “Going Back to the Future! Goodbye to Vegan MoFo 2013!

    • Aw, thanks, Abby! That’s so great to hear! I’m really glad that you enjoyed it. Vegan MoFo is one of my favorite times of the year. There’s such a whirlwind of excitement. I’m always eager to see it arrive and sad to see it go. Although, I will be happy to take a little breather! :)

    • Thanks, Janae! It was super busy, but so much fun as always. It feels like the vegan blogging world’s version of Christmas. It’s a lot of energy and excitement, and by the end it’s kind of exhausting. However, when the next year comes around, you can’t wait to do it all over again. Do you think you’d do MoFo some year?

  1. That picture of David is so great! I had so much fun reading all your MoFo posts Cadry! I really enjoyed all the interviews and of course the food. Thanks again for inviting me to be a part of it and for encouraging me to join MoFo. I’m sad that the DeLorean is being put away. Perhaps you’ll take it out every now and then for a joy ride? ;-)

    • I’m so glad that you decided to MoFo! I loved all of your posts, Ketty. I might be inclined to take the DeLorean out for a joy ride every now and again. I mean, who could resist? ;)

    • I know!! This one just seemed to fly by! I had so many more things on my list of times/foods I wanted to revisit. I’m glad you’re going to continue your theme on occasion past MoFo!

  2. that wig is super cool ;)
    loved your theme cadry.. those nachos are calling my name. made your scramble already with some added spice and conned hubbs into making some every weekend;)

    • Ha! Yes, now I can be prepared for how David will look someday when he has white hair… and works as a scientist. ;)

      Oh, that’s great that you made the scramble! I’m glad that you enjoyed it and have conned your husband into doing the work in the future!

  3. Those pictures crack me up! More wigs, I say! I really enjoyed reading the posts – I almost wish it could be Mofo every month (though we might all go a little odd trying to keep up the volume of posts!) And I had to go out and make my own double doozie!

    Thanks for the shout out yesterday – I did a little dance of happiness on that!

    • Thanks, Joey! It probably wouldn’t take too much arm twisting to get David to wear more wigs. He has always loved costumes.

      That’s great that you made your own Double Doozie! Did you do chocolate chip cookies or another kind?

      You’re welcome for the shout-out! Very well deserved! :)

  4. Fantastic job this year Cadry! I really enjoyed reading your posts and I’m always impressed with David’s video skills. Thanks so much for putting so much effort into it, your hard work is greatly appreciated!

  5. My friend, you and David must be so tired – but hopefully also so thrilled with the amazing MOFO you just accomplished. Thank you for putting in all the extra effort to keep us all enthralled and entertained. xoxox

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