I can’t believe we are already 20 days into Vegan MoFo!
I finished out the second week of MoFo with more picnic snacks and sides and moved into week three, where I made drinks to carry along to your next picnic.
The Maple Hickory Roasted Almonds were by far one of the best snacks I have made! The maple syrup caramelized in the oven while Bragg's Liquid Aminos and hickory liquid smoke gave them a deep and smoky flavor. The became better each day. Sadly they didn’t last very long!
I made the cheesy crackers a few times because I was testing different gluten-free flour blends to see which one I liked best. Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 was the best one I have tried so far. I was also testing different fats to see which one worked better in the dough. Ultimately, vegan butter had the best taste as well. The olive oil version was really bad! But it could be the olive oil that I have is a little over powering for a delicate cracker.
Here is how I made today's version....
Twelve days into Vegan MoFo 2019 already!
It has been fun thinking up ideas for picnics and posting about them every day. I started the month off with Picnic Mains for the first week and then moved into side dishes and snacks.
A few of my highlights, including this delectable Cranberry Bliss Bar, have been - gluten-free cuban sandwich, snack mix with homemade cheesy crackers, BBQ chickpea salad, and pesto pasta salad.
I am going to start the month of Vegan MoFo with main dishes, and then work my way through the main meals, sides & snacks, and then desserts.
I will also talk about a few drink ideas, as well as picnic success equipment (hint - nothing special is needed!).
For the first picnic main, and day 2 of Vegan MoFo, here is a BBQ Chickpea Kale Salad! BBQ and picnics go hand-in-hand, and I love the extra punch of flavor the chickpeas give to this salad.
This is my third-year Mofo’ing, and I couldn’t be more excited that it is back already for 2019! This year I will be posting under Vegan Picnics on Instagram because I will be posting about all things picnicking! I've had a love of picnics my entire life, and have been amping up my picnic game in the past few years.
I even posted about Vegan Picnicking a few months ago, after coming back from a trip to Victoria, British Columbia, where my husband and I had picnics the entire week. We even had one to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary.