I Made The Roundup Again!

Oh my goodness, I’m so stoked! My Hijiki Tofu Burgers & Carrot Ginger Dressing made the Vegan MoFo roundup yesterday!

Dojo's Hijiki Tofu Burgers & Carrot Ginger Dressing

That means that along with my Gnocchi Potato Salad with Green Beans & Quinoa, I made the Vegan MoFo roundup twice this week?! I’m super honored!

Gnocchi Potato Salad with Green Beans & Quinoa

Many people seemed to enjoy my Vegan MoFo Roundup post, where I listed a few of my bookmarked recipes. I’ll try to do another roundup at the end of the month of all the yummy things I’ll have bookmarked between now and then. It feels like I’ve bookmarked a hundred things this week alone. You MoFos aren’t showing any signs of slowing down!

Also, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to leave comments on my blog – it means the world to me! I’ve added a ton of new blogs to my permanent RSS reader list, so I hope to be able to keep up with as many of you as possible going forward. Sigh. I wish every month was Vegan MoFo!

I also wanted to share with you a cool experience I had last night. I attended a Pinot Noir wine tasting event with friends at Est. restaurant here in Sydney Australia. We had 47 gorgeous Pinots from all around the world to sample at our leisure over a 3-hour period. It was heaven! Except for the fact that all the canapés that they were serving were very un-vegan. Burgers, fish, lamb… you get the idea. At one point, one of the waiters offered me something, and I declined and mentioned that I’m vegan. The waiter told me he’d talk to the kitchen to see what they could do for me. I didn’t really get my hopes up because it was a huge event and the staff already seemed super busy trying to get everyone organized and fed. But then, about 20 minutes later, the waiter appeared with a plate of nibbles just for me! They were a bean/nut puree with lemon zest and pine nuts served on toasted flat bread. I know it’s not that much work to make vegan options, but I’m still super appreciative when people go out of their way for me like that. As you can see from the photo, it totally made my night :)

Pinot Noir @ Est.

Me, my vegan canapes, and my trusty Matt&Nat clutch (Sorry for the quality of the photo - it was taken with an iPhone in very dim light)

Vegan Month of Food 2011

12 Comments

  1. Congrats on being featured!

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    • vegangela says:

      Thanks Faith :)

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  2. YAY, so glad those made the round up. Totally deserving. And a pinot noir tasting???? Um, totally up my alley. That’s awesome that they brought out something just for you.

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    • vegangela says:

      Thanks so much Heather! The Pinot night was so awesome, you would have really loved it!

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  3. Dirk says:

    Lovely! (The food looks good too.) :)

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    • vegangela says:

      Aw thanks Dirk! :)

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  4. jun says:

    congrats!
    I’m pinning this burger & the dressing:)

    That’s very nice of them to make food just for you. It sounds delicious, too, not like just sticks of celery or something lol

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    • vegangela says:

      Hi Jun! Awesome – I just added a Pin button yesterday :) I was so happy when they went out of their way to make something special for me. They totally rock!

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  5. Allysia says:

    Congrats on the roundup, man! It absolutely makes my day when people are super accommodating about my veganism, especially when they come up with great food like that. Also, that restaurant looks very swank with the couches and all.

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    • vegangela says:

      Hi Allysia – Thanks so much! Yes, it’s a pretty swank place, which is why I also thought they might not accommodate me? But yeah, I think I said “thank you” like 30 times. He he!

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  6. Cara says:

    Okay, first of all, you are ADORABLE!!! Love the pic. Secondly, that gesture would have made my night–how cool is that?! People who do stuff like that deserve a special place in heaven :)

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    • vegangela says:

      Thanks Cara! YES, I’m so with you. There is definitely a place in heaven for people who go out of their way for others. I mean, it’s a small gesture in the grand scheme of things, but it really made my night and it shows that there are decent people out there :)

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