Pulsin Brownie Giveaway

Pulsin Brownie Giveaway

With less than a month to go until VeganMoFo 2018, we’re pleased to announce this year’s first giveaway!

We’re teaming up with Pulsin to give three lucky participants the opportunity to win a mixed box of six raw chocolate brownies. Based from Gloucestershire in the UK, you may have seen their bars in stores across the country – but never fear if not, you now have a chance to try them!

All their brownies are vegan, and also suitable for those following gluten free and soya free diets – and all very delicious! Coming in Salted Caramel, Super Berry, Almond & Raisin, Peanut Chocolate Chip, and Maca Bliss flavours you won’t get bored.

To be in with a chance of winning, you just need to do two things:

  1. Sign up for VeganMoFo 2018 by 24th August – If you haven’t already done so, the form is right here! If you’ve already signed up, then you’re already in with a chance!
  2. Make your first VeganMoFo 2018 post on your registered social media account of blog on Saturday 1st September – just make sure to use the account you signed up with, and you’ll be good to go!

And it’s that simple! There will be three winners, one from the UK, one from the Rest of the World, and one from anywhere. They will be picked randomly from the participants and will be announced on Monday 3rd September.

If you want a taste sooner, you can order from the vegan section of their online store!

VeganMoFo 2018 Sign-Ups!

VeganMoFo 2018 Sign-Ups!

Are you ready for VeganMoFo 2018? Have a look at the prompts and begin thinking of what you’re going to share.

 

In the meantime: Sign ups are open! Click here to participate. Your deadline is August 24th 2017. If you want to be included in round-ups and blog-rolls, you need to be officially registered, so make sure you don’t miss out.  Just like last year, you can sign up with your blog, Instagram, or any social media you like!

 

VeganMoFo 2018 Themes & Prompts!

VeganMoFo 2018 Themes & Prompts!

VeganMoFo 2018 is coming this September! We’re excited to get it underway, and hope you are too.

As in the last few years, we’ve created a list of weekly themes and daily prompts to inspire you – however the main goal is to post as much vegan food throughout the month as you can, and you’re welcome to create your own theme or even go freestyle! So the options you have are:

1) Weekly themes (which are listed below!). You can interpret these themes whichever way you like, and use them to inspire your posts!

2) Daily prompts (which are also listed below). These tie in with the weekly themes, but give you more specific ideas to follow. You can use all of them, or just a few!

3) Choose your own theme. You don’t need to follow any of our themes if you don’t want to – come up with your own and use that instead! So long as it’s vegan, everything goes.

4) A mixture of them all  Feel free to use the themes as a loose guideline, or choose ones you like the look of and create your own inspiration for the other days!

You can also participate on whichever platform you like – blog, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, all participation is encouraged, just follow the #veganmofo18 hashtag.

We’ll have more info on sign-ups for you soon, but in the meantime here are the prompts:

 

Saturday 1st: Introduce you! –  Tell us a bit about you, your veganism, and what you like to cook and eat!

Week 1 – Inspiration Week! (Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th)- This week is all about using different things as your inspiration for great food

Sunday 2nd: Emoji Inspired – Take an emoji and make food inspired by it! Go simple, and eat an avocado, or go all out and make one inspired by a funny face

3rd: Leader of a country, place, or group – whether you’re inspired by an ancient king, or your school headteacher, what food can you make inspired by them?

4th: Artist inspired – Art comes in many forms – how can you use it to inspire you?

5th: Inspiring cookbooks – Do you have a cookbook that’s inspired your vegan cookery? Share some food you love from it!

6th: The Anti-Vegan – we’ve all heard the statements. “But protein!”, “I could never give up bacon”, and so many more. Make a meal to counter these!

7th: Colour – In past years, we’ve had red themes, and green themes, but this year you get to pick your own colour! Use it to inspire a meal.

8th: Your own flops – Have you ever made a recipe or an idea, and it didn’t turn out so well? Use this as an inspiration to improve on it, and show us how it turned out.

Week 2: Dietary & Lifestyle Restrictions (Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th) – We love eating all the vegan food we can, but it’s good to learn how to cook for those who may have allergies or intolerances –  and challenge ourselves in the process.

Sunday 9th: Creamy without Nuts – A lot of vegan “cream” has cashews in, which is no good if you’re catering for a nut allergy. Can you make a creamy dish without nuts?

10th: Baking without Gluten – If you were to bake for a friend with a gluten allergy, what would you make? Challenge yourself to bake something without using gluten!

11th: Dessert without added Sugar – Whilst we love the sugary, chocolatey rich desserts as much as the next person, some people have to lower their sugar intake for a variety of reasons. What could you make for them?

12th: Spicy without Chillies – If you couldn’t eat chillies, how would you spice your food? Can you make a curry taste good without the addition of peppers?

13th: Snacks without the Packaging – For the environment’s sake, it’s good to cut down on all the plastic packaging. Show us some snacks that don’t come trussed in lots of plastic!

14th: Low salt, full flavour – Whilst salt isn’t the evil it was once proclaimed to be, some have to cut down on it. Can you show us something savoury without the salt?

15th: Free From Day – What other dietary restrictions have you come across? Have a friend who can’t eat nightshades? Someone on the low-FODMAP diet? Show us what you make.

Week 3: Budget Week (Sunday 16th to Saturday 22nd) – This week, we’re going to prove once and for all that veganism is affordable!

Sunday 16th: Pantry Meal – Don’t go out and buy anything fresh for this meal, cook something just using the contents of your storecupboards!

17th: Super Cheap Sweets – Being on a budget doesn’t mean not having dessert. Make us something sweet, but cheap.

18th: Leftovers, day 1 – Today, make a meal with the intention of using the leftovers for something else…

19th: Leftovers, day 2 – …and now, show us how to use those leftovers!

20th: Four for $4 (or £, or €) – Can you make a meal that serves four people for less than four dollars (or your equivalent currency!) Show us how.

21st: Scratch and Dent – Have you had any good finds in the clearance section? Perhaps you bought “imperfect” produce and it turned out pretty great. Make a meal inspired by something you found reduced.

22nd: Fancy but Frugal – You don’t need to spend a fortune to impress!

Week 4: Occasions Week (Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th)- We love a good celebration! This week focuses on those special occasions in your life.

Sunday 23rd: Sunday Dinner – Did you ever have a “Sunday Dinner” tradition? Make a vegan version.

24th: Pot Luck Perfection – What would you bring to a pot luck?

25th: Birthday Bash – Would you rather others make food for you on your birthday? Or do you like to do it yourself? And what would you like?

26th: Favourite Holiday – What’s your favourite holiday ever? What do you like to make for it?

27th: TV Trays – A sit-down meal might be nice, but sometimes getting cosy with food and netflix is also needed. What’s your TV dinner?

28th: Prep ahead Picnic – If you’re going for a picnic or a roadtrip, what do you pack? What do you make?

29th: Brunch & Munch – Because brunch is so awesome, show us your brunch meals!

and finally…

Sunday 30th: Kitchen TourNow the month is concluding, show us where the magic has been happening!

July & August MiniMoFo

July & August MiniMoFo

Once again we’re combining two months into one MiniMoFo! The full VeganMoFo is coming in September, so this gives you time to plan that as well as taking part in MiniMoFo. On that note – stay tuned for more VeganMoFo announcements coming soon!

The latest MiniMoFo taps into your sweet tooth…we’re looking for Desserts. Do you like your desserts sugary sweet? Or more palate cleansingly refreshing? Would you rather cake, or ice cream? Or both? Have you eaten an amazing dessert at a restaurant? Or did you make one yourself? There are a million questions and you can answer them in the hashtag #MiniMoFo. Check back before the official VeganMoFo month for a roundup!

Because of the VeganMoFo starting in September, this MiniMoFo will finish on August 24th. This gives you (and us!) extra time to prep for the foodiest month of the year!

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 two month.

May & June MiniMoFo Roundup!

May & June MiniMoFo Roundup!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s been good to have some extra time to share food for this latest MiniMoFo – after all, the more food you share, the better! Here are some of the goodies you’ve shown us this time.

Just Bloggs

Lets start with this really fancy spinach and walnut tart. How good does it look – like a sunflower! I know I’d end up in a tangle of pastry if I made it, so I’d be happy to be the friend it’s shared with!

Living the Dream

Jen had a potluck with the Florida Keys vegan community and went all out for it – making special gluten free food seeing as one of the organisers has Celiac, read her blog and watch the video to find out all about it!

@crumbs.and.caramel

Who can say no to brownies? Sharing these “Ultimate Brownies” with your friends would be sure to make you a favourite. These are described as perfect for both the cake and fudge brownie lovers, which sounds pretty magical!

Downright Vegan

These are blueberry and lemon muffins, which sound like a brilliant combination. They take just thirty minutes from start to finish, which means you can go from zero to muffin in a super short time, perfect for last minute muffin emergencies!

@bonnie_rabbits

First off, how adorable is bonnie_rabbits instagram name?! She went to a vegan festival in Rotterdam with her friends, and had “Nacho Party” nachos – umm, yes please!

@yixzyy

Emma made “pizza sticks” full of gooey vegan cheese to share! Pizza is always a great food to share with friends, and in breadstick form is even easier.

@veg_domesticgoddess

Kira went out to a restaurant with her friends, and had some lovely looking food – including buffalo vegan meat, mac and cheese, and more!

@mosolyoga

This incredible looking brunch, coupled with the beautiful dedication to her husband, makes this meal all the better. Featuring everything from scrambled tofu, to a virgin pina colada, to peanut butter cupcakes…who is up for brunch?

@cookiesnstyle

A great way to share food is to hold a barbecue! Check out the other posts on Cookies & Style’s feed for more gorgeous shots of BBQ food, great if you’re enjoying some summer weather at the moment!

@hcmerenda

Ever tried Ethiopian food? It is great for vegans! And perfect to share with friends too. How good does this look?

@ambereatsveg

Amber always shares wonderful food with us, and this is no exception. Look at the flowers! Have you ever seen such pretty sushi? She had a date night with her son, which sounds great to me.

@vegan.raptor

When your friends are Cyclops and Wolverine, can you get them to share food? Vegan Raptor can, with this acai bowl!

 

Thank you to everyone who took part, stay tuned for the next MiniMoFo!

May & June MiniMoFo

May & June MiniMoFo

For the latest MiniMoFo, we’ve decided to give you a little more time – we’re combining May & June together for one great big MiniMoFo. We’d like to see what food you share with your friends – in whatever way you interpret that. Friends online, in person, family, pets – whoever you like to share food with, we’d like to see it.

So show us your food with friends! Whether you’re spending summer picnicking, or winter getting cosy, show us how you share.

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 two months.

April MiniMoFo Roundup

April MiniMoFo Roundup

We hope that Spring has truly sprung where you are, without too many of those cumbersome rainy days. But at least you guys all have some great rainy day food up your sleeves, which you shared with us for April’s MiniMoFo! Let’s see what’s been cooking.

 

@yixzyy

Emma comforts herself with the frothiest, most delicious looking hot chocolate around! It’s almost worth having rainy days when we get to stay in with warm drinks like this!

 

@dimsimkitty

Susan is in the Southern Hemisphere, but she’s still getting rainy days too, and cheering herself up with this delicious plate – mashed potatoes, roasted green beans, tom tofu and golden gravy. I can’t get over how good that tofu looks!

 

@meettheshannons

Annie has also nailed the Spring comfort food with this sesame chicken seitan wonton soup. Perfect for a gloomy rainy day!

 

@ambereatsveg

Amber loves Spring rain just as much as Spring veg – personally, I’d take this delicious looking bowl of food over a downpour!

 

@vegan.raptor

Vegan Raptor (and Wolverine) beat the rainy day blues with this slap-up Irish breakfast in Dublin. Look at that bacon!

 

@crumbs.and.caramel

There’s nothing like making a hearty dal with the rain pounding against the window, and this offering from Bronwyn looks perfect. Check out her recipe for this red lentil and cauliflower dal with coconut milk.

 

@because.tribbles.arent.real

Like many of us, Lyn doesn’t always feel like venturing to the shops in the rain, so here’s her cherry pie, made entirely from ingredients she already had in the house. We’d all like to have such a well-stocked pantry!

 

@oohsarracuda

With the rain comes all the fresh veg at the farmer’s market, where Sarra got all the ingredients for this brown butter sunchoke soup with crispy kale and roasted hazelnuts. Yum!

 

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie made a couple of rainy day dishes for April’s MiniMoFo, but personally I can’t look beyond this bowl of potatoes, asparagus, and chicken pieces. Could there be a more comforting dish?!

 

Living the Dream @ Deer Run

Before being hit by wildfire, Jen actually did have some rain and whipped up this amazing looking potato and cabbage soup and Rubens. Here’s hoping for calmer conditions in Big Pine Key from now on.

 

Thank you all for brightening up the April showers! Stay tuned for May’s MiniMoFo theme announcement!

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!