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VeganMoFo 2013 Wrap Up

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I am quite sad that VeganMoFo has come to an end. I’m not even tired. As a matter of fact, I was just warming up and now it’s over.

Some of you may have noticed that I had a theme this year: Vegan Mediterranean Food. In the beginning, I made a list of Mediterranean countries. Here’s the list of 11 countries I covered during the month:
• Turkey (What do you expect? I am from Turkey)
• Italy
• Spain
• Croatia
• Israel (I am having an ongoing affair with Jewish food)
• Morocco (Tagine and lots of harissa)
• France
• Greece
• Lebanon
• Egypt
• State of Palestine

Unlike last year, I was well prepared for VeganMoFo this year. I created this special folder with food ideas which was shared between my two computers –and somewhere in the cloud too, just in case. We knew that Mum was going to visit us during the first 10 days of VeganMoFo so I had quite a few recipes which were written, photographed and scheduled way ahead of time.

While Mum was here, I spent most of my time in the kitchen, starting in the morning. It’s because the light is much better during the day, I decided to prepare tapas style cold dishes soon after breakfast so that they could be photographed better. As a result, we always had extra this and that to add our meals. I must admit, being Mediterranean food, things got pretty colourful.

While I was going through all my VeganMoFo posts, I noticed that this year I started VeganMoFo with Yotam Ottolenghi’s Tomato and Pomegranate Salad with Garlic Dressing and finished with his Freekeh Pilaf. And here’s what happened in between this crazy Ottolenghiness:

Sep 3: VegFusion received 164 hits in one day which made it second busiest day in the history of VegFusion.
Sep 4: The biggest day with 176 hits. VeganMoFo is treating me well.
Sep 14: I was mentioned in a post by Rachel. So incredibly honoured.
Sep 16: The blog views reached 20.000.
Sep 18: Emily from Triumph Wellness re-vamped one of my recipes. Honoured again.
Sep 21: I was included in VeganMoFo Friday Round Up.
Sep 25: The blog reviews reached 21.000.

One of the highlights of the event, and it is the best one ever, I met a lot of great new blogger friends, not just from Australia but from all around the world.

Lastly, thank you all for being here, following my kitchen adventures although some of them are unpronounceable. Hope to see you again next year.

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