Quinoa stuffed crimini capsSeptember is rich in food celebrations, my favorite being Mushroom Month. I’ve been promising myself that I would post a bunch of mushroom recipes during this month, but who doesn’t love a good breakfast? With both National Waffle Week and National Pancake Day in September, we get an opportunity to dig into the breakfast theme.

Then there’s the fact that I have a love affair with potatoes and it’s their month too. I make potato chips all the time and French fries when I’m feeling frisky. As a professional cook, I’ve made my share of mashed potatoes. Did you know there are over 150 varieties of potatoes in the world, and that they hail from Peru?

Vegan Mofo 2015Don’t let Vegetarian Awareness Week slip by you. As vegans, this can be the week to shine with photos of some of your favorite veggie dishes. And don’t forget to check in on #veganmofo (Vegan Month of Food) throughout the month where vegan bloggers will be busy sharing tons of food porn.

On to the daily celebrations. I’ve culled the list down and it does seem a little thin this month, but I’ve listed a few of my favorites. Cheese pizza doesn’t seem like something a vegan would celebrate, but with the choices available now, there’s no excuse not to eat pizza with your favorite vegan cheese (gluten-free crust optional). It’s been proven over the years that I love coffee ice cream and several places serve up vegan coffee ice cream combinations. Snack a Pickle Time escaped me last year, so it is included below. I love the briny crunch of pickles and the tangy bite of the vinegar.

And of course, I’ll be celebrating National Coffee Day every single day! In my neck of the woods it’s still a little too hot in September for mulled cider, but I’m sure in other parts of the country it might be snowing or at least blustery, so drink a mug for me!

Pick your favorite food observance and let us know what food holiday you enjoy celebrating. Remember, we love photos too! Share them on Instagram and tag the Kitchen Shaman.

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National Breakfast Month
National Mushroom Month
National Organic Harvest Month
National Papaya Month
National Potato Month
National Rice Month
Whole Grains Month

September 7-13: National Waffle Week
September 7-13: Vegetarian Awareness Week
September 21-27: National Wild Rice Week (4th Week)

September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day
September 6: National Coffee Ice Cream Day
September 7: National Acorn Squash Day
September 8: National Ants on a Log Day
September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day


September 13: National Peanut Day
September 13: Snack a Pickle Time
September 16th: National Guacamole Day
September 19th: International Eat an Apple Day
September 21: International Banana Festival
September 22: National Ice Cream Cone Day
September 26: National Pancake Day (March 3rd is IHOP Pancake day)
September 29: National Coffee Day
September 30: National Hot Mulled Cider Day