Thursday, October 28, 2010

Theme for VeganMoFo 2010

Get the drum roll ready, for I'm about to announce the theme this blog will follow for the PPK's VeganMoFo 2010!

Are you EXCITED?

Are you READY?

Here it is . . .

The theme for 2010 will be . . .

The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook: Over 300 Delicious Low-Fat Recipes You Can Prepare in Fifteen Minutes or Less

Here is the official page for the book on the McDougall web site.

Here is the Amazon page, where you can "look inside" the book.

And here is the page where you can sometimes find the book as low as a buck plus shipping.

I've owned this book since it was first published, buying it the day it was released. I like it, but really haven't used it as much as I would like, thanks to a family that loves repetition and prefers to eat the same meals week after week without deviation.

Well, next month I'm going to shake them up a little! I'm still going to follow our basic menu plan:
Sunday - burgers
Monday - anything goes (Chili, stew, baked tofu, etc. My choice)
Tuesday - rice and veggies
Wednesday - potatoes
Thursday - pasta
Friday - pizza
Saturday - pasta

but mix it up a little. On Sundays, instead of a veggie burger or leftovers for me and turkey burgers for them, I'll be making various other sandwiches.

Tuesday's veggies and rice will no longer be accompanied with just soy sauce and the occasional fried tofu or TVP.

Wednesday's hash brown meal for the guys was a spin on Clara Cannuciari's Poorman's Meal.

It's either plain hash browns with nooch or a leftover
McDougall meals day for me of. Now I'll do other, healthier, things to the hash browns.

Thursday and Saturday have been pasta days for decades. My picky son always insisted on plain old Ragu sauce on his, so after the pasta cooked I would put his in another pot and add the sauce and to ours I would add McDougall friendly additives. These meals are sometimes accompanied by crusty Italian bread, sometimes made with white or semolina flour from the bakery, sometimes home made with white whole wheat flour and oodles of garlic. Now this tradition will continue!

And every Friday will continue to be pizza day. If you look back to last year's VeganMoFo posts you'll see I always had pizza on Fridays, and it was always the same old whole wheat crust, tomato sauce, and some kind of cheezy topping (real mozzarella on my son's). Luckily Mary McDougall has 4 pizza recipes in this cookbook and my husband says he'll eat anything I put in front of him when it comes to pizza. Let's see if he still feels this way when the pizza contains pineapple! LOL

So, I already have my list of recipes I'll be using and still have to type them all up in MasterCook, because except for one or 2 I haven't tried any of these recipes yet. That's the purpose of this challenge, to try new recipes, right? Besides posting them here in this blog I'll also try get them on my Recipes Used in VeggieSue's Veggie Adventures Blog page, plus on the two McDougall groups on , McDougall 12 Day and McDougall Weight Loss Plans, where we discuss how well (or not) our quest for thinness is going. Why not join us in either of those 2 lists for more McDougall talk when VeganMoFo is over? Or now. We're always looking for fresh blood. :)


  1. This is a great is a great idea! I kind of bombed out on last year's Vegan MoFo after just a few posts, but I'm determined to be more with it this year. I'd decided to work on Jeff Novick's SNAP meals (I'm waiting for the video to be delivered any minute!) but I may expand it to include some recipes from the McD Quick and Easy book, too to help round the menu out some. I too have owned the book since it first came out! Well, maybe not the day it was published, but pretty soon afterward. Anyway, thanks for the idea!

  2. I originally planned on doing SNAP recipes, too, but I've been eating them for so long now they're old hat and getting a bit boring. In fact, at this moment I have a container of Longevity Soup and another of the potato cauliflower curry leftovers in the refrigerator from earlier this week that we'll finish off for lunches over the weekend.

    Another thing I was thinking of doing was the Unprocessed Foods Challenge that Mrs. D/Bob started over on the mothership, as Letha calls the official forums, but that might make for boring reading for VeganMoFo. LOL