April MiniMoFo

April MiniMoFo

Are you ready for April’s MiniMoFo challenge?

A lot of us are going through the changes in the seasons right now, and you know what that means? Rain. More for some of us than others perhaps, but everyone has a rainy day now and then.

So, what is your rainy day food? When the weather is damp and soggy and you’re stuck inside, what do you like to eat?

Share with us for this month’s MiniMoFo, as always, everyone can participate in MiniMoFo, and newcomers are always welcome to join in – the only rule is to keep it vegan! Use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media, and link to your blog post in the comments below so that we can come and see what you’ve been cooking and feature you in our roundup post at the end of the month.

March MiniMoFo Roundup

March MiniMoFo Roundup

Goodbye March! I think it’s felt like quite a long month – but on the other hand, I’m shocked it’s April already! We’ve done a quarter of the year already, wow! This month we gave you the MiniMoFo theme of green, partly inspired by St Patrick’s Day in the middle of the month, and partly because, we’re vegans, we should do green well, right? And we did do green well – here are some of the mouthwatering dishes you’ve shared this month:

One Sonic Bite

Have you seen any of Jennifer’s cocktails throughout VeganMoFo challenges? If not, go and check them out – she always comes up with a great vegan cocktail! And this one is no different – have you ever thought to try a grasshopper with matcha? No? Why not give it a go!

@dimsimkitty

Continuing on the drinks theme, Susan made this Cherry Pie Green Smoothie from a recipe from Greenilicious, a cookbook written by yet another VeganMoFo-er! How cool is that? I’m intrigued by the sound of a cherry pie smoothie. She also wrote a review of the book, if you’d like to check it out!

Living the Dream

Jen made a green grilled sandwich and did some green crafts (check out her blog for the crafts). This sandwich has organic greens, avocado, homemade pesto, pico de gallo, and vegan cheese in it. Yum!

@oohsarracuda

Sarra made a mouthwatering St Patrick’s Day feast – steak & stout stew, colcannon, and herbed soda bread – I could just do with a lovely warming bowl of this!

@veganfeastcatering

More colcannon, just this time deconstructed style from Janet at Vegan Feast Catering! I gotta say, they both look lovely.

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie made loads of recipes for this month’s MiniMoFo – find the links on her blog – all including spinach! Definitely a healthy month for her! This is a creamy raw spinach pasta sauce she made.

@ambereatsveg

Someone else who went all out for MiniMoFo this month is Amber, who had me extremely indecisive about which post of hers to feature! I went with this very green bowl in the end because – it’s just amazingly green! Check out her instagram for more posts.

@mrs.spaetzle

Who can say no to pasta? One of the basic food groups! But it’s even better when made into a delicious meal like this green pasta – mmm!

@crumbs.and.caramel

Yet more colcannon…why not? It’s tasty! This one tops a shepherds pie, which is a pretty ingenious way of using it. Perfect for those cold days.

@mosolyoga

Lasagne is always great, but make it spinach lasagne and turn it green and it is even more exciting! I just love how vibrant the green is in this lasagne.

@bonnie_rabbits

And what could celebrate greenery more than heaps of fresh green vegetables? Look how beautiful these are – and think of all the delightful meals you could cook with them!

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s MiniMoFo – stay tuned to find out April’s!

March MiniMoFo!

March MiniMoFo!

March’s MiniMoFo theme is: Go green! This theme is inspired by Spring, which we hope is just around the corner, but you can interpret it however you please – use any green seasonal vegetables where you are, make something festive in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, whatever you like!

As always, everyone can participate in MiniMoFo, and newcomers are always welcome to join in – the only rule is to keep it vegan! Use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media, and link to your blog post in the comments below so that we can come and see what you’ve been cooking and feature you in our roundup post at the end of the month. Happy cooking!

February MiniMoFo Roundup

February MiniMoFo Roundup

February’s MiniMoFo was all about showing love through food – and unsurprisingly, you all outdid yourselves! Let’s take a look at what our VeganMoFo’ers made for their nearest and dearest in February.

@crumbs.and.caramel

This month there have been some delicious baked goods courtesy of C&C, but there’s always room for a little savoury treat too – like this heartbeet hummus, winning the hearts of her kids! .

Food for Dissertating

There’s nothing like treating yourself to a special homemade lunch! Check out this three tier bento with chilli, chips and trimmings. Vegan sour cream should always be served in a heart-shaped pot! If you’re looking for packed lunch inspiration, be sure to check out this blog.

@vegan.raptor

Who will the slayer share this buff-ito with, Angel or Spike?!

@ambereatsveg

As Amber points out, love isn’t all about grand gestures, it can be something as simple as regularly doing nice things for your loved ones. Like bringing them purple potato fries, for example.

@mrs.spaetzle

Show some love for this hearty plate of food! Mrs Spaetzle is out to impress with these oven-baked chickpeas and eggplant cubes on top of tomato sauce and spaghetti. Yum!

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie whipped up this exciting feast for her beau, and also shared some pictures of her feline friends looking extremely snuggly! Check out her post for more food and more cats.

@ladyfunk25

Angie was well aware of the impracticalities of making a slap-up meal on a Wednesday evening, so she prepared a quick and easy Valentine’s meal that was still really impressive. Feast your eyes on that lemon pepper fettucini!

Living the Dream

Jen was back on the blog and in the kitchen this month, with an update on their post-Irma progress, and some delicious chocolate meringues.

@yixzyy

Cookies within cookies – what better way to show that you love someone?!

Herbivores’ Heaven

Jenny revealed the way to her heart – chocolate and pretzel donuts. Yum!

@veganfeastcatering

Check out these spring rolls with berry dipping sauce created by Janet- quite the delicacy!

@vegfullife

And February is not only about Valentine’s Day! Here’s a pretty spectacular birthday cookie cake, lovingly made by Kristy.

 

We love your culinary efforts! Stay tuned for March’s theme!

February MiniMoFo!

February MiniMoFo!

It’s time for the next MiniMoFo already!  February’s theme is: Food is Love. Maybe you’re planning a fancy Valentine’s Day dinner with a special someone, but we’re also celebrating non-romantic love – share your Galentine’s brunch, food gifts for the people who brighten up your day, or even edible treats for your canine companions! Show some love with some delicious food, ad let us see what you’ve created!

Remember, MiniMoFo is open to anyone – whether you’ve previously participated or not! Just make it vegan, and either use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media or post the link in the comments below to be featured in the roundup at the end of them month!

 

January MiniMoFo Roundup

January MiniMoFo Roundup

It looks like all our VeganMoFo friends are starting 2018 as you mean to go on – with all the delicious food! We’ve been bowled over by your efforts for January’s MiniMoFo, all based on the subject of ‘creating warmth.’ Take a look at what you all came up with!

 

@dimsimkitty

Susan is in the middle of a glorious Australian summer, so she got creative with this prompt – here’s her grape, pineapple, cucumber and coconut smoothie, with a warming kick of ginger!

 

Adventures in Veganism

Here’s a more traditionally warm drink – tea!  Katie tells us about her love of tea, and how scones make the perfect accompaniment to a good cuppa!

 

My Apologies for the Novel

Soup warms the soul as well as the body!  We can just imagine hunkering down with a bowl of Julie’s chickpea noodle soup and feeling instantly better about the winter and everything else too!

 

@mrs.spaetzle

And another soothing wintry soup! Can’t you just taste it?!

 

@veganistamama

Veganista Mama was really treating her kids with this tomato soup, served with grilled cheese sandwiches and garlic-stuffed hasselback potatoes. She even made her own cheese!

 

@crumbs.and.caramel

Sticking with soul-soothing dishes – any takers for this roasted garlic and vegetable stew with red lentils and savoury tomatoes?  The recipe’s available on Instagram so you can have a whirl yourself at home!

 

@yixzyy

Who doesn’t love making use of their slow cooker in the winter? Emma made this sweet potato dhal topped with roasted cashews.  Stay tuned for the recipe over at Walks, Talks and Eats!

 

@pepajobo

Feast your eyes on this plate of comfort food!  Smoky mushrooms sound like the perfect thing to keep you warm!

 

@ambereatsveg

Amber whipped up some Creamy NoHoney Mustard Roasted Root Veg, and we really like the look of it!  Check out those colours!

 

@nicolearciello

Could anything be more exciting than mac’n’cheese pizza?!  Nicole is showing us all how pizza night should be done!

 

@juli.ane_x

Of course there were some good spicy dishes shared this month too – like these enchiladas from Juli(ane). We definitely approve of the amount of cheese on there!

 

@gogreenly318

And don’t miss this black bean and black eye pea chilli from Libby.  Cornbread croutons sound like the fanciest and most delicious thing ever!

 

@vegfullife

And BBQ dishes have a good warm kick to them as well, like Kirsty’s BBQ soy curls with ranch dressing. Yum!

 

@veganfeastcatering

Behold Janet’s saag aloo with soy curls – and an extra dusting of chilli!  Perfect for keeping the cold at bay!

 

Coastal Vegan

Clare takes us on the journey into the world of fermenting – here’s her green peppercorn mustard, and you can read more about her pico de gallo endeavour over on her blog.

 

@notfunatparties

And it’s not all savoury dishes – check out this lavender balsamic blueberry pie that Jenny made! What a work of art!

 

Stay tuned for February’s MiniMoFo theme!

January MiniMoFo!

January MiniMoFo!

It’s a new year, a new month, and time for a new MiniMoFo! January’s MiniMoFo is all about Creating Warmth. For those of us in the northern hemisphere who are feeling slightly chilly at the moment, you might like to make food that warms you up and staves off the cold. If not, you might want to find other ways to heat up your food – do you use chillies, or peppercorns? Mustard or wasabi? What unusual – or not – ways do you create warmth in your food?

Remember, MiniMoFo is open to anyone – whether you’ve previously participated or not! Just make it vegan, and either use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media or post the link in the comments below to be featured in the roundup at the end of them month!

 

 

December MiniMoFo Roundup

December MiniMoFo Roundup

Welcome to 2018! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and ate lots of delicious food – and from all the MiniMoFo contributions, we are pleased to see all the baking you’ve been doing/eating!

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie got someone else to do the festive baking for her, and headed to Vegan Treats, an all vegan bakery, where she got a Christmas tree cheesecake-on-a-stick (really! Check out the picture on her blog) and this adorable reindeer cake.

@crumbs.and.caramel

Look at this beautiful chocolate fudge cake from Crumbs and Caramel, topped with frosted berries which make it oh-so-festive!

Herbivore’s Heaven

Jenny went out for a festive afternoon tea – she’s quite the connoisseur of vegan afternoon teas and is keen to point out that this was a rare hummus-free tea, a sign of a truly creative host! Doesn’t it look quaint and tasty?

@raisinsecte

Sophie made a vegan bûche des fêtes – which looks amazingly chocolatey and rich and tasty!

@notfunatparties

Jenny used the Chocolate Yoghurt Bundt Cake recipe from Isa’s Superfun Times cookbook and added mint glaze, sea salt flakes, and raspberry dust to make a beautiful Christmassy cake.

@vegfullife

Hands up who else made sugar cookies this month? A classic for the season, and Kristy’s look delicious topped with buttercream and sprinkles!

Just Bloggs

Justine’s mince pies have homemade pastry and mincemeat – with cranberries for that extra festive touch! Find the recipe on her blog.

@onewindowsarah

Sarah made vegan and gluten free snickerdoodles following an Oh She Glows recipe. Snickerdoodles are great year round, but the spices make them perfect for festivities!

@dimsimkitty

Susan also used the Superfun Times cookbook to make these cranberry spice oatmeal cookies. Cranberries keep cropping up this month and for good reason – they’re delicious!

@veganfeastcatering

Sprinkled with sugar, Janet’s blueberry scones are sparkly and beautiful. Sweet scones are a tasty way to start the day!

@ksp_vgn

Kristen’s array of vegan Christmas cookies is quite breathtaking! Where would you start first? I want to try them all!

@vegan_raptor

Eat the biscuits, you must. Vegan Raptor’s cookies seem to have been held hostage, but they look good enough to fight for.

@lisarturner

Biscotti are another holiday favourite – here are Lisa’s maple-walnut biscotti cooling before being iced. Could you wait?

@veganistamama

Veganista Mama made marzipan from scratch! And coated it in chocolate – which sounds like the perfect snack (and look at the cute snowman plate!)

@juli.ane_x

How about some savoury Christmas baking? Here’s Juli’s Christmas centrepiece – which is quite honestly beautiful! It’s a Moroccan spiced spinach and pumpkin pie and sounds delicious.

@happylittlelunch

As always, Happy Little Lunch has come through with a wonderful lunch for her kid! She’s also included little sugar cookies to decorate to fit into this month’s theme.

@oohsarracuda

Candy canes are so very festive, and stirred into chocolate chip cookies? Yes please! Sarra’s candy cane cookies look amazing.

@ladyfunk25

More cookies? Er, of course! You can never have too many cookies. These crinkle cookies are so pretty, too!

@ambereatsveg

Not only do these cookies look tasty, they also come with a history! Amber veganised her grandmother’s recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies – veganising family recipes is a wonderful way to bring people together.

@yixzyy

And where would Christmas be without some gingerbread? Emma made these tiny gingerbread men for Christmas!

Living the Dream

If you’ve been following Jen’s story this year, you’ll know that it’s been really rough for her and her family – living in the Keys and being hit very hard by Irma. That makes it even more impressive that she baked hundreds of sugar and gingerbread cookies to give out to the community! How amazing is she?

@vegansneedsauce

Just take a minute to look at that gorgeous gooey chocolate frosting. Ooooh. And doesn’t the raspberry compliment it perfectly? No wonder Emily’s cakes went down a treat at her party!

@vegandollhouse

Isn’t this a work of art?! Vegan Dollhouse’s carousel is stunning, and must have taken a lot of hard work!

@hcmerenda

Crinkle cookies again, because I just love crinkle cookies. Helen made two varieties – chocolate mint and chocolate cardamom. Yum!

 

Thank you everyone who took part in this month’s MiniMoFo – it’s been packed full of some delicious bakes! Stay tuned to find out all about January’s MiniMoFo…

December MiniMoFo

December MiniMoFo

It’s that time of year again when for many of us the weather is getting colder and colder, and there’s a big winter holiday right around the corner.  We’re urging you all to keep warm this December with our MiniMoFo theme:

Festive baking!

It doesn’t matter which occasion you’re celebrating, or if you’re just looking for an excuse to eat treats – we want to see your baked goods!

Remember that anyone can participate in MiniMoFo, whether you registered for VeganMoFo or not – so tell your friends!  And don’t forget to use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media or post your link in the comments below, and check back at the end of the month for our roundup.

 

 

November MiniMoFo Round Up!

November MiniMoFo Round Up!

We’re happy to see that you weren’t too exhausted from VeganMoFo – lots of you embraced November’s lazy MiniMoFo theme!  Let’s check in on what’s been cooking!

@notfunatparties

Lazy food needn’t mean junk food – check out this plate of veg, rice and chick’n!  This is a lot more effort than I put in when I’m feeling lazy, so it’s extra impressive!

@vegan.raptor

Vegan Raptor took Ron Swanson for a lazy Sunday brunch. Ron has really come round to veganism – he looks ready to dive into those pancakes!

@dimsimkitty

MoFo regular Susan didn’t disappoint with this easy and delicious cheeseboard. Smoked sesame cheese sounds quite special, doesn’t it?!

@juli.ane_x

Juli travels like every Brit – too lazy to pack a lunch, you’ve got to treat yourself to a meal deal!  Fortunately Pret has plenty of options for the vegan on the go.

Coastal Vegan

Clare undertook some serious research into new ready meals from Waitrose in the UK – and one of them contains chicken pieces from the Vegetarian Butcher!  What a time to be alive!  Check out the full review on her blog.

@ladyfunk25

Angie has the right idea with this quick and easy stir fry made from whatever’s left in the fridge!

@veganistamama

Kimchi and black bean nachos sound extremely exciting!  Veganista Mama just threw these together at the last minute when she realised it was National Nachos Day – now that’s good improvising!

@vegfullife

Kristy made a big pot of goulash for her lazy meal!  This contains red lentil pasta, beefy crumbles and fire roasted tomatoes – it sounds absolutely delicious!

@ambereatsveg

Amber was feeling under the weather, so she was sticking to simple, lazy dishes, like this Asian coleslaw. Doesn’t it look sensational?!

@mosolyoga

This raw veggie bowl looks so refreshing – and so easy to throw together!

@pennyrakau

Doesn’t a fancy jar make all the difference? These PB&J overnight oats could be served in a fancy cafe, but Penny knows it takes mere minutes to whip up at home – including the homemade jam!

@mrs.spaetzle

Mrs S didn’t only make a lazy dish using whatever was in the fridge, she also invented a new meal!  Introducing “linner” – when you get home and it’s too early for dinner, but far too late for lunch.  We’ve all been there!

@twohappyrabbits

Our favourite travelling vegans threw this together on the road:  a tofu egg salad with pita, pickles and pea shoots!  Look at those vibrant colours!

@veg_domesticgoddess

Kira knows that lazy food isn’t just about having a hearty tempeh chilli in your freezer for emergencies, it’s also about minimising the washing up by using the same pan to heat the chilli and the quesadillas!

@veganfeastcatering

I can’t believe it’s still warm enough for ice lollies anywhere, but Janet’s proving me wrong by digging one of these blackberry and merlot pops out of the freezer for a lazy treat!

One Raw Bite

Jennifer’s lazy post was one that she hadn’t got round to posting for eight months!  This review of Philadelphia restaurant Circles appears to be worth the wait though – just look at the pad thai!

My Apologies for the Novel

I didn’t think anyone would manage to combine our MiniMoFo theme with Thanksgiving, but Julie proved me wrong!  Her post combines a quick and easy mac’n’cheese with a hearty Thanksgiving plate.  You can find out more on her blog.

Herbivores’ Heaven

There’s nothing better than a good lazy brunch, and over at HH you can read about not one but two all-vegan, all-you-can-eat buffet brunches!

Living the Dream @ Deer Run

Jen gives us another post-hurricane update along with a recipe for bread that’s so lazy, you can make it in your crock pot while you run around doing a million errands!

 

Not such a lazy month after all!  Thanks to everyone who has shared a recipe or picture this month.  Stay tuned for an announcement on December’s MiniMoFo theme!