Food Network Monthly Cookalong

I really enjoy doing Food Network Friday with Tami and the gang hosted on Tami's blog at so I was definitely distressed when I read that it and Vine and Dine would be going on sabbatical, possibly permanently. I totally understand that Tami has been the host for a long time and that it is something that she was ready to let go but I'm not so good with change or letting things go...I would still be watching Friends if they were still making it. After talking it over with Tami and the other participants, I decided that I would revamp and host a similar type of cookalong! I always loved the challenge of veganizing recipes from the meat and cheese heavy Food Network showing just how easy it is to take any dish and make it vegan. I also love the camaraderie of cooking along with other vegan bloggers and sharing our experiences of it.

As for the changes, I've decided instead of picking one specific recipe to veganize, I will be picking a theme each month. It might be a specific show or chef, holiday, cuisine, ingredient or type of dish. Then anyone who would like to participate can make as many dishes as they like and blog about them. This way you can cook as many or as few dishes as you like and show everyone what us vegans are made of. At the beginning of the next month, I will be posting a round up of what we all made so you can see it all in one place and then visit each blog to see how they did it, find recipes or inspiration and the theme for that month. To play along, all you have to do is send me an email near the end of the month with links to your blog posts and I will do the rest! And just like Food Network Friday, the only hard and fast rule is that it has to be vegan! I am really excited about the possibilities of this new version of an already awesome cookalong and hope you (yeah you!) will give it a shot!

Monthly Themes

June - Eat Street (Food Carts and Street Food!)

July - Grilling (Anything you can grill, inside or outside)

August - The Sandwich King (and anything sandwich-y)


  1. I am very excited about this Kelly! Fred and I are both working on losing quite a bit of weight, so we might not be able to participate for a while, but I am super excited and can't wait to join in!

    1. Can't wait for you to join in! Grilling is a healthy cooking method! I filled my grill with veggies the other night and marinated tofu, so tasty!

  2. I just found your delightful blog through Vegan Aide. I think I am going to want to play. What fun.