VeganMoFo Roundup 8: Places In The Heart

I’ve been feeling a little homesick lately, so this MoFo round up is an homage to missing things.

First up is the place I’m missing…Brooklyn! I lived there for for most of my life. I can remember a time when the only vegetarian restaurant in the borough’s most popular entree was plain lentils and rice. Oh how times have changed! Vegan à Montreal reviews Boneshakers, an establishment I’ve yet to visit. I’ll make sure to change that next time around. Oh, and if you don’t speak French, here’s the English translation in convenient link form.

If you grew up in Brooklyn, surely you’ve eaten mandelbrot, which is essentially Jewish almond biscotti. It means “almond bread” and it’s often called mandel bread in bakeries. This Vegan House veganizes her grammy’s recipe with glamorous results.

Most people don’t think of Brooklyn as being right by the ocean, but it is! I was a beach baby, hanging out at Brighton Beach almost daily, or in my teen years, nightly. I miss being able to take a short walk to the ocean, so Not A Rabbit‘s cute ocean tableau in teacups eases that heartache. These are all edible cupcakes!

Windy City Vegan covers a food that she’s been missing, packaged vegan mac & cheese. Joni to the rescue with a fabulous looking mix you can make yourself.

And last but not least, VeganMoFo roundupper AndyDufresne has a really fun theme this MoFo, “Veganizing Family Recipes.” What a fun idea and just a perfect anecdote for homesickness! Check out In My Vegan Life for the recipes. Today’s is Dad’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons.

Happy MoFoing!

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7 Responses to VeganMoFo Roundup 8: Places In The Heart

  1. Aw! Even with my part behind the scenes, I’m excited as ever to have been featured in a roundup! Tear.

  2. kittee says:

    Those bon bons were good! I ate them all.


  3. GiGi says:

    Love this post nostalgic delectables. . I’m an ex-Brighton Beach Baths baby- grew up in Brooklyn. Ex Brooklyn vegans rule. My heart is teary.

  4. This is very odd. I actually have a very similar recipe and my blog is called “The Life”. Odd.

  5. Megan says:

    I hope you get over the homesickness soon! A few months after moving to Germany I got really homesick from Australia… but somehow, finding some familiar foods helped me though. (I have to give a shout-out to my Mum for sending me vegemite and Twinings tea!) I imagine that those peanut butter bonbons would have had much the same effect, though… 😉

  6. louzilla says:

    That rainbow in a teacup. LOVE IT.

  7. Mo says:

    Love this post, Isa!

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