Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Recap and a Giveaway - Vegan MoFo 2013 Day 11

Wow, we've just crossed the halfway point of Vegan MoFo! I started out intending to do at least 20 posts this month and hoping to do a few more than that if possible. So completing half the posts in the first few weeks, despite the daily distractions I've been having, what with blog hopping and drooling over the delicious goodies created by other MoFo bloggers, is something I'm really happy about. :)

For today's post, it seems apt to do a recap of all the recipes I've shared so far. Enjoy! :)

My theme for Vegan MoFo 2013 is Raw Vegan Foods.

Day 1 - Raw Almond Mylk

Raw Almond Mylk

Day 2 - Healthy Green Smoothie

Healthy Green Smoothie

Day 3 - Fruit Sweetened Almond Mylk Ice Cream

Fruit Sweetened Almond Mylk Ice Cream

Day 4 - Making Sprouts and Green Cilantro-Mint Chutney(chutney recipe by Dr.Nandita Shah)

Green Moong Sprouts

Day 5 - Raw Almond Mylk Pulp Vadai/Cracker Sandwiches

Raw Almond Mylk Vadai/Cracker Sandwiches

Day 6 - Stuffed Bajji Menasinakayi (Banana Peppers) with Walnut Cilantro Pesto

Stuffed Bajji Menasinakayi (Banana Peppers) with Walnut Cilantro Pesto

Day 7 - Creamy Tomato Basil Soup(guest post by Manasa)

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Day 8 - Raw Zucchini Fettuccine and Sun Dried Tomatoes in Cashew Sour Cream Sauce

Raw Zucchini Fettuccine and Sun Dried Tomatoes in Cashew Sour Cream Sauce

Day 9 - Raw Cinnamon Apple Crumble with Date Almond Sauce

Raw Cinnamon Apple Crumble with Date Almond Sauce

Day 10 - Melon Mustard Gazpacho

Melon Mustard Gazpacho


And now, to celebrate the success of the first half of Vegan MoFo, I'm giving away something special that I handmade just for this occassion. :D

I present to you, the Kitchen Ninja Necklace!

Kitchen Ninja Handmade Copper Pendant

For those of you who don't know, I create vegan art jewellery under the brand name Art by Susmitha. My favourite materials to work with are polymer clay, copper, silver, brass, gemstones and vegan crystal pearls (made by Swarovski). I've been making and selling my jewellery online for about ten years now.

My long time global store is on Etsy - http://artbysusmitha.etsy.com
And I've had an India specific store on ItsHandmade for a little over a year - http://art-by-susmitha.itshandmade.in

Art by Susmitha has its own pages on Facebook and Twitter. And shares a profile with Veganosaurus on Instagram and Flickr.

Kitchen Ninja Handmade Copper Pendant

I made the focal pendant of this Kitchen Ninja necklace with copper. I hand stamped and textured it with special fonts and texturing hammers. Then I fired it to obtain a beautiful rainbow patina, highlighted the letters and finally hand polished it to bring out all the details.

I added the pendant to a long hemp chord and finished it with copper components. You slip the necklace around your neck and adjust the length by sliding the polymer clay bead at the back up and down.

Since I know many girl Kitchen Ninjas and boy Kitchen Ninjas, I designed this necklace to be worn by men as well as women. :)

If you'd like a chance to win this necklace for yourself or for the Kitchen Ninja in your life, visit this link on my Facebook Page and follow the instructions.

Enjoy! :)


  1. beautiful work in the kitch on the blog and at the workbench!!

  2. I must be into soup right now, because that tomato soup and gazpacho are both standing out for me in this recap. YUM!

    1. For a second there, I read that as "I must be in the soup right now". Haha I was wondering what kind of trouble you're referring to. :D

  3. Gorgeous line up of MoFo recipes!! Halfway (phew)!!

    Love the necklace, too, Susmitha.

  4. All the dishes look wonderful. That raw apple crumble is what I want for breakfast right now! The necklace is freakin' adorable! I love that you made it unisex.

    1. Thank you.

      Yeah, I couldn't leave out the guys from this giveaway. :)

  5. Beautiful food and beautiful necklace!! You are an all around superstar!

  6. nice idea to do a recap post! I don't eat much raw food (other than salads), but I love seeing all the creative ideas raw foodies come up with!

    1. I wish I turn into a raw foodie someday. Right now I'm just trying my hand at a few raw food dishes for MoFo. :)

  7. I love your theme - raw vegan foods! I've bookmarked some of your raw recipes so I can make them when I come back home in November (I live in Oregon). This is a very beautiful focal pendant and lovely name, too ;) you are a Kitchen Ninja!!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Rika! :)

      Do let me know which recipes you try out and how you like them.