It is no secret that I adore the Food Network. It is to me what ESPN is to Fred. I love to watch so many of the shows and I definitely have my favorite personalities. Even though I no longer consume meat, I still love the many flavors and techniques I learn about on the Food Network. It is a lot of fun to re-create the dishes in a more compassionate and sometimes much healthier version. Thankfully some of my fellow vegan food bloggers feel the same way.
We are firing up the 2011 version of Food Network Friday (FNF) this month. This time I got to select the recipe. I was farting around on Facebook and Food Network posted this recipe for Chile Relleno Burgers. I have been contemplating developing my own veggie burger and I'm also toying with the idea of writing a vegan cookbook or 'zine. Well more than toying, actually. I have had a dedicated team of testers testing recipes for me for a while now. But that is for another post. There now I've said it in blog-land. This should put some fire under me to get creating again! This gives me the perfect excuse and enough time to play around with creating the ultimate spicy burger.
Back to the challenge at hand. For those of you who have been reading for a while, you already know the FNF drill. For some of my newer readers this is how it goes down. Someone picks a Food Network recipe. We each make our vegan version of said recipe and Tami over at Vegan Appetite posts a wrap up of all of the awesomeness on her blog. This month the deadline to get your recipes to her is February 10th. You can always send it earlier. She will post a wrap up on Friday, February 11th. If you haven't participated in this before, you really should. It is a lot of fun to come up with creative recreations of Food Network favs. I love seeing what everyone else comes up with! Open wide take a bite and join us in the fun!