I was a little overwhelmed by the Melbourne World Vegan Day celebrations yesterday at The Convent, and forgot to take pictures. I did manage to part with a lot of cash in a very short amount of time, and meet up with some faces familiar and new (it was really nice to meet you Tahn!). I had a good time chatting to people, but I was a little disappointed with the hot food that was on offer, and the amount stalls were charging for it. $8 for a pissy little plate of felafel and the most garlicky salad I've ever encountered was just not good enough. I'm glad I went though, mostly because I rode on my own from Coburb to Abbotsford on a really nice day. It reminded me how much I love riding and how little I actually do it.
Anyway, now that VeganMoFo is over, I thought I'd keep up the momentum and share with you this incredible, rich and satisfying Bolognese I made a few nights ago. TVP and green lentils make up the 'meat', while carrots, zucchini and silverbeet give it some vitamins. A very generous splash of red wine helped to make it very rich. I topped it off with sprinkle of 'parmasalmond' (ground almonds, nooch, salt and sesame seeds).
What did you think of World Vegan Day?