The 2014 MoFie Awards: Third & Final Round!

Hello Mofos! Amey here, announcing the third and final round of 2014 MoFie Awards. I had a great time blogging this year, but I also had a really great time surfing the interwebs and discovering so many amazing new blogs and bloggers. Such a variety of voices and culinary styles and recipes to discover.

Happily, these MoFies aren’t just mere accolades!  Each of our winners will receive a prize from MoFie sponsors The Raw Chocolate Co. How rad is that??

RCC-logo-vector-hires-1024x511If you see yourself here just send us an e-mail at veganmofoblog at gmail dot com with the subject headline MoFie and your address and we’ll get your prize in the post.

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saltnpepa2I mean really. Salt ‘n’ Pepa Tofu, while rocking out to “Push It”? I’m sold.

Little Vegan Bear, MoFo Theme: “Music For Your Mouth” What an epic effort! 30 posts in 30 days – plus, great music-themed culinary creations, daily YouTube videos to rock out to while you read the blog post, and food pictures that were completely drool-worthy. Clearly this person knows how to have some fun!

 

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molassesmug2I’ve got my eye on this Hot Molasses Mug,
a nice alternative to hot cocoa and packed with iron!

Veggatook on the age-old query: “But where do you get your protein?” Not only that, but they did it with serious style! Each post had delicious-looking recipes and great information about the nutritional value of the ingredients. Combining the joy and merits of compassionate, nutritious and DELICIOUS eating. Huzzah!

 

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From Veggie to Vegan spent the month veganizing specialty dishes from across the regions of Italy. Here’s a composite post that links to all the dishes they created, and the regions those dishes originate from. Such a great effort. Plus, FromVtoV is a bilingual blog in German and English, spreading the good word of veganism to even more readers!

 

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My Darling Vegan posted an A-Z series of posts featuring baked goods, veggie-riffic dinners, and tasty treats like this cashew-based Turkish Coffee Ice Cream. So many beautiful pictures and enticing recipes. Plus, so impressed with “X is for Xigua.”

 

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I really loved the “Poesy and Plate” theme over at Tracy’s Living Cookbook. Each post had a poem or excerpt and then a meal inspired by that text. Such nice meals – ranging from quick evening dinners to more ambitious meals, with personal musings about the food and the poem or quote she chose to go with it. For example:

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I wonder if the cabbage knows
He is less lovely than the Rose;
Or does he squat in smug content,
A source of noble nourishment;
Or if he pities for her sins
The Rose who has no vitamins;
Or if the one thing his green heart knows –
That self-same fire that warms the Rose?

 

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Kitchen Experiments spend the MoFo month regaling us with beautiful sweeties – waffles and fruit tarts and cookies and these totally beautiful chocolate-dipped popsicles. Plus the filling is made with hazelnut milk ice cream. I want one!

 

Congratulations to all the 2014 MoFie Winners
and to all the MoFo participants!

Keep on bloggin’ and we’ll see you next year! 

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The 2014 MoFie Awards! Round Two

Hello hello! Panda here for my final Vegan MoFo 2014 post. Thanks to all for following along this year. I am in charge of the second round of Mofies and am pleased that each of our winners will receive a prize from MoFie sponsors The Raw Chocolate Co.

RCC-logo-vector-hires-1024x511If you see yourself here just send us an e-mail at veganmofoblog at gmail dot com with the subject headline MoFie and your address and we’ll get your prize in the post.

Without further ado…round two!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.34.57Veg-am, Completely Board    Dawn used old Pinterest recipes all month, veganizing them and making some gluten free.  I have a folder full of bookmarked recipes I haven’t used so I love the idea of going through them and making them for a month.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.35.22 New Orleans in Green  Melissa posted a full month of influences on New Orleans food with some recipes. A great history tour!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.35.36truffle Team and Sympatico white chocolate matcha truffles  I loved this tea theme and I think these sound amazing. Balls.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.35.48 Vegan Sweet and Simple   I found this toward the end of the month and am impressed.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.36.03photo+(173) Rissoles from Rosie’s Vegan Kitchen  Rosie did an entire month of vegan food in Wales and I loved her variety of recipes. And I love fried potatoes.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.36.20DSC00181-001Lemon Meringue Pie from Bite Sized Thoughts   So pretty, so fluffy, so pie.

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The 2014 MoFie Awards! Round One…

Hey there MoFo’s! Jojo here and I’m super excited to be bringing the MoFies back atcha for 2014! Your team of MoFo organisers has been hard at work reading blogs all month (just like you have!) and after much deliberation and even a little voting we’ve picked just some of our favourites.

We also want to thank every single one of you for participating, reading and commenting throughout the month. Without you MoFo wouldn’t exist and we think you’re all amazing. We’ve all loved scrolling through our preferred readers (I’m a Digg kinda grrl these days) and devouring your posts throughout the month; whether you were posting pictures of your cats photo-bombing your food shoots, celebrating anniversaries or taking us on your vacations we’ve loved every second. Without you MoFo wouldn’t exist and we think you’re all amazing.

This is just round one, round two will be posted tomorrow and round three will be coming your way the day after that. Every single one of our winners will receive a prize from MoFie sponsors The Raw Chocolate Co. Uh huh, you heard that right, prizes! We’re kicking it up a notch this year!

RCC logo vector-hiresIf you see yourself here just drop us an e-mail (many links to the address can be found here) with the subject headline MoFie and your address deet’s and we’ll get your prize in the post.

Without further ado I present The 2014 MoFie Award Winners…

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.36.09Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 19.37.14Most Ridiculous Theme goes to Hasta La Vegan for her Bizarre and Outdated Cookbooks theme which was HILARIOUS. Seriously, most of the cookbooks were ridiculous (Pineapple Party Time anyone?) and some of the recipes from those cookbooks (see above!) were even more ridiculous. Hilarity ensued almost every day and I found myself cheering when she made something that actually looked edible! Hasta La Vegan also posted 32 times during the month which kinda deserves it’s own award!

epic_650x15015300469832_d565196dac_zMost Epic Post goes to Kelly from Easy Vegan for her All the Bacon and Eggs I Have post which was part of her (totally epic) Carbs & Recreation theme. If you’ve seen Parks and Recreation you know how often food gets mentioned and if you haven’t seen Parks & Rec what are you waiting for? It’s hilarious! Ron Swanson’s “just give me all the bacon and eggs you have” line is a classic and props to Kelly for veganising this one with all of the vegan bacon and eggs she had!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.36.34OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlog That Made Us Want to Jump on a Plane goes to Mammi for her adventures in Finnish Coffee Culture. Her posts on the Finnish Coffee Table had us rapt all month and I know I seriously considered purchasing a plane ticket and popping over to eat some of the delicious treats this blogger was whipping up in the kitchen. The Åland Pancake (shown above) was a particular favourite of mine and I loved the daily random facts, I felt like I was learning something about Finland as well as gazing at food which was super cool.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.36.58IMG_3997-e1409956930397-300x225Most Epic Journey goes to Vegan Nom Noms. I know first hand how hard it is to blog from the road sometimes and Nicole kept it up all month. Nicole currently lives in Germany but she spent September road tripping across the USA, she was in Atlanta, Portland, Austin, New Orleans and a tonne of other places and she found that delicious looking box of chocolates in Anchorage, Alaska. Nice one Nicole!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.37.11Speedy_Delivery_600x900The Community Spirit award goes to Cadry of Cadry’s Kitchen for organising the Speedy Delivery Postcard Swap. We loved the idea of this international event and people were sending postcards, letters and packages all over the place. It was so great to watch!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.37.31ImageMost Mouthwatering Instagram Account goes to kippysnacks. For the first year ever we opened up MoFo participation to our Instagram friends, some people went Instagram only and some people used it alongside their blogs. I was the person re-posting some of the things that caught my eye on the official VeganMoFo Instagram account so I was all up in your pictures and one account that really stood out was Kip’s. She was posting pictures from the Vegetarian Festival in Thailand as well pictures of food she’d been eating at home in London interspersed with hostel kitties and more. Great work!

That’s it for today folks, check back tomorrow for round two!

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Beyond Meat Treasure Hunt Winners

Thank you to everyone who took part in our end of MoFo treasure hunt! We had lots of entries and are pleased to announce the grand prize winner…..Marti aka Tofu Mom!

Our runners up are Dawn and Hayley! You will all be receiving an email shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered! Below are the questions and answers. All links that were emailed were checked and if an answer was different that what I have below and could also have been considered correct, it was counted as correct on your entry. I also was not particular about real name vs blog name as long as I could tell who you were talking about.  Thanks for playing along!

1-What type of sandwiches did Jojo and Sal make that fit into the themes of both their blogs?           They made a variety of cheese toasties.

2- Which blogger made tofu scramble for the first time and also knitted her daughter a scarf in the very same post?  Vegan Knyquol

3-Who wrote a farewell post to Dough Bakery in Atlanta, which closed this month?    May the Veg Be With You

4-What kind of tea did Tea and Sympatico use to make a fruitcake for MoFo? Lapsang Souchong

5-What blogger made chili as a part of a week of MoFo Mystery Box Challenges?  Susie v Homemaker

6-What blogger had the best meal she ever ate with her mom in Munich and what was it?  Rouge Avocado had a German pastry

7- Who featured an orange tabby cat named George every Thursday?  Panda With Cookie

8- Whose blog taught us about Finnish coffee culture all month?   Mammi

9-What is the Humpit Classic and who ate it?  Mad Hatters Pantry had a large hummus plate with pita.

10-What are the four steps to cooking on a fire?    1-Know how to build a proper cooking fire   2-Have the right tools for the job   3-Prepare your mise en place and set up your cooking nook   4-Enjoy your meal

11- Who scored a large box of Ronald’s donuts during MoFo?    Detroit made

12- Who made broccoli gribbiche this MoFo?  Veggie Sara

13-Which 2 vegan candies were found and photographed in Honeydukes and who found them?  Sherbet lemon and cinnamon balls by Dumbledore’s Vegan Army

14- Who made a tiny 3 layer yellow cake with quarter for size comparison?  Newly Vegan

15- What was the special bean found in one blogger’s meal at Bullrito’s? charro beans

16-Who blames the Golden Girls for her cheesecake penchant in her early 20s?  A Year of Going Vegan

17-What dessert should you eat while watching Mel Brooks’s History of the World?  peach napoleon

18- How do Wes and Jessica repurpose their leftover mac and cheeze?  mac and cheese waffle burger

19- What is french curry called and who made it?   vadouvan by Rubber Cowgirl

20- What unusual berry made it into oat breakfast bars in one blogger’s breakfast post?  the incaberry

 

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VeganMoFo 2014 – Pour Some Sugar On Me

Wowzers, what a month! I feel like it’s gone super fast and I know that me and the rest of the team over at MoFo HQ have been loving every moment. We’re currently deliberating over the MoFies, watching your entries to the Beyond Meat giveaway rolling in and catching up on the blog posts we missed throughout the month. I’m sure I’ll be going on a commenting spree this week now that I don’t have posts to cook for, write and post.

I felt like I should end the month the way I like to end any meal, with dessert of course, and I’m going to start with this stunning Chocolate Mousse Torte from VGNGF = Vegan, GlutenFree, Delicious. This light, delicious looking cake is one Liane’s made countless times, including right at the beginning of VeganMoFo 2013, and I can see why. I totally want to make this cake all the time too.

chocolate-mousse-cake-8Continuing the cake theme we’ll hop over to Sprouts & Chocolate where I spotted this totally stunning Decadent Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache. As well as thinking the cake itself looks uh-mazing I adore the styling of this shot, the single candle, the paper tassel bunting, the MoFo tag. Perfect.

DSC_0007-800x756Cat from Cat & Ju also whipped up a wonderful looking cake to help a friend celebrate their birthday. This Celebration au Chocolat not only has chocolate cake and chocolate ganache but also crumbled Oreo’s and rice milk white chocolate. Can I get a hell yeah?

IMG_4596Moving on from cake but sticking with the chocolatey theme My Darling Vegan ended MoFo 2014 and celebrated the beginning of her ninth year of veganism with these Vegan Zucchini Brownies. It took me a long time to come around to vegetables in my dessert but I’m totally on board with zucchini (or courgette as we call it on this side of the pond) these days.

zucchinibrowniesIf you’re not into chocolate (I’m okay with that, more for me) maybe these Maple Walnut Sandwich Cookies would be more up your street? Killer Bunnies Inc has posted about cookies every single day this month and I for one have been loving it.

Maple-Walnut-Sandwich-Cookies-2-940x624Whilst we’re talking cookies, these Peanut Cookies from Of Vegan Cuisine Desires and Other Things… look ridiculously delicious. I would totally eat a whole batch of these bite sized treats!

Erdnuss-Cookies1_blogLastly, whilst I was wondering what the best thing to munch on whilst perusing the MoFo blogroll for the final time would be, this popcorn popped up in my reader! This Vegan Candy Bar Caramel Popcorn from Fork and Beans to be specific. It’s outa control. There are Twilight bars and Cocomels in there for gawds sake. It’s brilliant, nice one Cara! What a rad way to end MoFo.

Vegan-Candy-Bar-Caramel-Popcorn-682x10242014 has been a total blast and I want to thank every single one of you for putting in the effort to participate. I hope we’ll see you all back here next year for more MoFo fun.

PS – Don’t forget to check back on the 7th, 8th and 9th for our three part MoFie award ceremony, it’s gonna be great!

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Year Supply of Beyond Meat Final MoFo Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED

It’s the last official day of Vegan MoFo 2014 but things aren’t finished here at MoFo headquarters. Stay tuned for the upcoming Mofie Awards in the next few days. And stay tuned for the giveaway we have today! Beyond Meat has offered to give away a year supply of their product to one lucky winner!

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You’ve probably seen and sampled Beyond Meat chicken free strips and their newer product, the beef free crumbles, at your local natural foods grocers. They’ve also had a big presence at recent food conventions such as Expo West that was all the rage on twitter and instagram this past year.

 

bm1If you haven’t yet tried them this is the chance! The year supply will be 52 free coupons for one lucky winner! I’ll also choose 2 second place winners who will receive 10 free coupons each. With such a large prize, I decided that we should take Vegan MoFo 2014 out with a fun treasure hunt!

Hopefully you have been reading and commenting on blogs for the entire month. Below is a list of questions about posts different bloggers have made throughout this past month for Vegan MoFo. Your mission, if you should choose to accept it, is to find the answer to each question by checking out the main MoFo blogroll. All questions are pulled from blogs listed on this blog roll and all questions come only from blogs or tumblrs. I know a few Facebook or Livejournal pages accidentally made it onto the list, but they are not included in this treasure hunt.

You have until Friday, October 3, at 8 AM PDT. Send your list of answers and the links to the blog post to veganmofoblog at gmail dot com. DO NOT post your answers in the comments section here. I will choose the winners after the deadline. If no one finds all the answers I’ll go through the numbers and choose from those who have the most right answers. One entry per household please. This is for US residents only. The questions are as follow….

1) What type of sandwiches did Jojo and Sal make that fit into the themes of both their blogs?

2) Which blogger made tofu scramble for the first time and also knitted her daughter a scarf in the very same post?

3)Who wrote a farewell post to Dough Bakery in Atlanta, which closed this month?

4) What kind of tea did Tea and Sympatico use to make a fruitcake for MoFo?

5) What blogger made chili as a part of a week of MoFo Mystery Box Challenges?

6)  What blogger had the best meal she ever ate with her mom in Munich, and what did she eat?

7) Who featured a cat named George every Thursday?

8) Whose blog taught us about Finnish coffee culture all month?

9) What is the Humpit Classic and who ate it?

10)  What are the four steps to cooking on a fire?

11) Who scored and photographed a large box of Ronald’s donuts during MoFo?

12)  Who made broccoli gribbiche this MoFo?

13) Which 2 vegan candies were found and photographed in Honeydukes and who found them?

14) Who made a tiny 3 layer yellow cake with quarter for size comparison?

15) What was the special bean found in one blogger’s meal at Bullrito’s and who found it?

16) Who blames the Golden Girls for her cheesecake penchant in her early 20s?

17)  What dessert should you eat while watching Mel Brooks’ History of the World: Part I?

18) How do Wes and Jessica repurpose their leftover mac and cheeze?

19) What is french curry called and who made it?

20) What unusual berry made it into oat breakfast bars in one blogger’s breakfast post?

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Vegan MoFo 2014: Blue Monday Round-Up

I can’t believe it, MoFo is over tomorrow. September flew by like it was nothing! Props to everyone who participated in Vegan MoFo this year. I hope you got to blog about everything you wanted to. And if not, there’s always next year! Let’s see what the chosen few have selected to blog about today…

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Well, let’s start off with DONUT MUFFINS! Yes! Vegan Mos has a mouthwatering recipe for these bad boys. Sign me up, cause they look gooood.

6913505_origLaughfrodisiac has the lead on one of the best Chinese restaurants in Philly and maybe the country, Han Dynasty. Tons of Vegan selection, I wanna try everything!

chickpea scramble in a bunI love my chickpeas, so I took a double take at Green Gormet Giraffe’s Chickpea Scramble Sandwich. What a yummy looking sandwich! Feed me! Please.

fern-buffalo-cauliflowerVegCharlotte is spotlighting Fern, a Vegan friendly restaurant out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Above is some Buffalo Cauliflower that looks right up my alley! Yums.

gladcow cheezishVegan Chai whipped up some Cheezish Macaroni from The Glad Cow Cookbook that looks cheezy-rific. Even her puppy Maia loves it!

So that’s it from me this year! Keep spreading the word of Veganism and have fun while you do it :)

 

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Premium Chocolatiers Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

For our final Vegan MoFo giveaway of 2014 we’re thrilled to have a gift pack from Premium Chocolatiers!

chocolate_heavenPremium Chocolatiers is an online retailer that makes a variety of specialty chocolates and truffles. You may have heard of their Kickstarter campaign several months ago to bring about the NoNo’s Milk Like Chocolate Candies. Similar to an M&M, the NoNo has a candy layer over a thin layer of chocoalte but with a marshmallow inside. According to the Laziest Vegans, they are “melt in your mouth”.

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But they also make other bagged candies like their mini peanut butter cups and No Wheys, which are caramel and peanut nougut squares encased in milkless chocolate. You can even order straight bars of their milkless chocolate.

Premium Chocolatiers has kindly donated a bag each of NoNos, Peanut Butter Minis, and No Wheys! for us to give away to one lucky winner!

To enter, you just need to leave a comment below about which of the Premium Chocolatiers products you’re looking forward to trying the most. We’ll select a winner  at 8 am PDT on September 30th. This giveaway is open to US residents only. You’ve got 24 hours to enter! One entry per person please.

 

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Last Sunday Round-Up of Vegan MoFo 2014

It has been nothing less than fun! All you Mo-Foers, we are in the final lap of Vegan MoFo 2014, and the end is so very near! Last week I came down with a nasty bug, which put a huge dent into my personal MoFo blogging, but believe it or not, I’ll be able to make all my burger posts, which goes to show that tribulations can stall the MoFo, but it doesn’t have to completely halt it.

Take heart, and even if you’ve had some personal issues this month, the last lap is happening now, so stick with it and get those posts done.

This is my final MoFo Round-up. It has been a blast and I have loved seeing all the wonderful and really mouth-watering offerings you have all shareed. It makes me feel secure in the fact that veganism is not just here to stay, but is flourishing midst all the creative juices that flow among you amazing vegans (and those cooking vegan this month – keep it up!)

With that in mind, and a bit of a party atmosphere that I’m sensing on the brink, let’s see what you have had to share today:

Firstly is the list maniacs of The Food Duo who have made it their mission to regale us with lists every single day this month. Today they are sharing their list of their favorite adventures for Part II of their Veg Fest UK 2014.

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This just makes it very clear that I do NOT attend as many veg fests as I should. In fact, I think the last one was in Austin more than a decade ago! Anyone know if San Diego is getting one any time soon?

Next up is House Vegan. This post really had me in turmoil as to which picture to feature from it… Halloween…Cadry’s Card Swap…Peanut Butter & Co. ..or kitties! the dilemma! Spare me, won’t you and just go check it out?

In the end, I chose the Trader Joe’s Halloween cookies because my kids have been dragging out the Halloween decorations. It is their opinion that as soon as Autumn Equinox happens, it is officially Halloween season. Not Fall. Halloween season. Officially renamed, take note.

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Now I feel bad. I didn’t choose the kitty. No worries, because East Meets West Veg has a photo series of adorable Chewy stalking and attacking her Amy’s Veggie Loaf dinner. Took that company a bit too long to make it vegan, but when they did…man oh! man! Delish! Can’t blame Chewy for wanting some of that!

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Getting back to fall- themes, Adventures in Vegan Bento runs down how to make Crockpot Apple Butter. With the apple season right here and now (or around the corner for the warmer states), no better time to get to your local organic orchard for some apple picking. That alone is cause for a party! Bring on the cinnamon!

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Finally, bringing it all full circle, it is party time! Freude am Kochen put on this super amazing looking vegan dinner party. I want to be invited to her next bash, please! She has a full series of photos delighting us with all the spectacular pomp and circumstance. Even if Google translate fails you, those photos are worth a thousand words.

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That does it for me, folks! I’m outta here and back to my own blog to finish up my last few MoFo posts. I’m looking forward to the following weeks when I will be ubber busy commenting on all your posts that I missed doing during the actual fun-and-crazy time that us vegans have come to affectionately term Vegan MoFo.

Vegan Hugs to all,

Zsu

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Giveaway – Animal Rescue Bar

This competition is now closed. Congrat’s to Bobbie!

We have a great giveaway for you today from compassionate vegan company Animal Rescue Bar who’ve teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a whole box of their nutritious peanut crunch bars.

The people behind Animal Rescue Bar donate 50% of their profits to non-profit animal rescue organisations including Compassion Over Killing, Mercy For Animals and The Pig Preserve which we think is super cool. They’re a great company and you can buy their delicious sounding bars online from Vegan Essentials.

unnamed (1)To enter leave a comment below before 6pm EST tomorrow telling us what your favourite non-profit animal rescue organisation is. Please be sure to leave a valid contact e-mail address so that we can contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced after the giveaway has ended. This competition is open to anyone living in the US of A.

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