It was my third year of Vegan MoFo and my first having a theme: TV Dinners. Writing to a theme was fun and really made me approach my posts in a different way. More structure, more discipline. I started planning months ago and was glad of it. The theme demanded a lot of time, research and thought (ie lots of surfing the net and reading out choice information to E).
|Futile Vegan MoFo shopping. My pasta purchases while searching for pasta for a post I didn't do!|
|Vegan stargazy pie with eggplant used instead of fish heads.|
I made an effort not to make new dishes to blog unless they were for Vegan MoFo. My blog backlog still grew with our holiday and the Show, which I plan to write about. I wish I could have visited more Vegan MoFo blogs - it was easier that previous two years with Google Reader.
Yet I still discovered some great new blogs and have bookmarked heaps of recipes I want to try. And hope to repeat some of my own Vegan MoFo recipes. I have already remade the vegan doughnuts with more success on a jam filling.
|Jam-filled mini vegan doughnuts.|
Before I tell you about what recipes I didn't have time for, I will give you a list of some of my favourite tv shows that I just coudn't find the food link. Sometimes Google lets me down! Henderson Kids, Magic Roundabout, Follow your Dreams, Life on Mars, Mr Ed, The Killing, Foyle's War, The Bill, MDA, Yes Minister, Hill Street Blues. A Country Practice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game On, Grange Hill, Northern Exposure. (Must stop or I will list every show I have ever watched.)
You can see what shows I chose at my list of Vegan MoFo posts. This theme has made me reflect on the sort of telly I watch. I love intelligent drama, crime (the less blood the better), comedy and I have even come to love some of the kids shows I watch with Sylvia. - love comedy, kids shows with sylvia, intelligent drama, crime shows - british and Australian - much of it on ABC our equivalent of BBC because it doesn't have adverts and it is qyality stuffDid you notice that I really love British tv, especially when on the ABC rather than the commercial channels?
|Yummy stuff coming up - halva, orange chocolates and sweet potato muffins|
- Seven Little Australians - Corned beef seitan - stolen by Bunty when Judy ran away from school and hid in the ground of their house.
- Count Duckula - Broccoli chowder - because broccoli is his favourite food
- Get Smart - Potato salad with horseradish - my favourite scene is when Max kills a threatening tarantula with a jar of horseradish
- The Young Ones - Parsnip Risotto - after Vyvian's claim that dinner is not snow, it's risotto!
- Twin Peaks - Cherry Pie - FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper's favourite food.
- Eastenders - Alphabet Spaghetti - remembering that Billy proposed to Little Mo using this dish.
- Sex and the City - Cupcakes - just one of the foods that this show made trendy
- The Muppets - Swedish Meatballs - what else would the Swedish Chef make?
- The Goodies - Scones with jam and cream - the classic bunfight at the OK tearooms
- Downton Abbey - Treacle Tart- one of Mrs Padmore's grand desserts
- Posh Nosh - Paella
- This Morning with Richard Not Judy - Sweet Potato and Orange Chocolates - inspired by The Curious Orange
I have considered doing more TV Dinners posts but I miss my usual rambling style. I still have a few recipes yet to be blogged from the series and a few others I would love to make. Who knows, there might be a life for the theme beyond Vegan MoFo
|Random picture from the Melbourne Show|
|A sneak peak of what is to come in my holiday posts.|
I will finish with a question for you? What is your favourite television food moment or plot featuring food?
This post is part of Vegan Month of Food September 2013. This year for Vegan MoFo I am cooking recipes inspired by some favourite tv shows - and veering off topic occasionally. Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more of my Vegan MoFo posts.