June MiniMoFo!

It’s MiniMofo time again!

This month our theme is: Fruit.

We’d like to hear about all the kinds of fruit in your life. Bake something using fruit, take a photo of fruit you like to eat, or use fruit in an unusual way – however you want, just post something involving fruit!

As usual, tag us on social media with #MiniMofo and #VeganMofo, or comment your post on this blog, and check back at the end of the month to see our round up.

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May MiniMoFo Roundup

It’s the end of May, and time for our monthly MiniMoFo roundup! This month, we asked to hear all about your favourites. It’s been great seeing the different interpretations of this prompt – from favourite foods, to favourite restaurants, and more.

@lisasprojectvegan

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For Mother’s Day, Lisa went to Modern Love Brooklyn, our very own Isa Chandra’s restaurant! It’s easy to see why this could be someone’s favourite place. Grilled asparagus with cashew hollandaise? Yes please! Check out her instagram post for photos of the other courses she had – all delicious looking.

@veganfeastcatering

may2

Where would a vegan be without their avocado? I’m sure it’s a firm favourite of many vegans and Janet from Vegan Feast Catering is no exception. Also, how perfect does this avocado look? Jealous here!

@things2eat

may3

 

Moon’s account on instagram is packed full of mouthwatering meals, and her birthday meal is no exception (Happy Birthday!). She followed it up with a chocolate brownie, which makes it even better!

Herbivore’s Heaven

may4

Jenny blogged about one of her favourite restaurants, Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen in Manchester. She posted about a huge variety of foods her and her family ordered – including these prawn toasts, which she describes as “a deep fried toastie” – which definitely sounds very appealing.

@lisarturner

may5

 

Lisa’s favourite dessert is strawberry and rhubarb crisp – a classic combination, perfect for a summer fruit harvest. She’ll be posting the recipe to her blog soon, so that’s one to look out for!

@juli.ane_x

may6

Juli went to Kent’s first vegan pub – and this “Elvis burger” with peanut butter, pickles, and vegan bacon certainly looks like a good favourite to have. Yum!

Walks, Talks, & Eats

may7

 

Emma shared her favourite food – chocolate! This time, in the form of chocolate cake. Chocolate cake is always something we can get on board with!

Alien on Toast

may8

Sal shared a blog post with her current favourite foods – including Tofoo, a new type of tofu she makes scramble with. Plus, ice cream, pancakes, tea, and more – some great favourites to check out!

@dimsimkitty

may9

Susan also went to her favourite restaurant, Easy House Vegetarian, where she ordered yum cha, including bean curd rolls. They look intriguing and delicious!

Living the Dream

Jen from Living the Dream came through with another wonderful video sharing not one but two of her favourite things – kombucha and tiramisu! She also shares the recipe for the tiramisu on her blog. Watch the video and enjoy!

My Apologies for the Novel

may10

Julie shared a round up of her favourite things – including a corn & mac bake (the recipe is on her blog) and many more tasty things.

@nicolearciello

may11

Nicole made pepperoni pizza and pepperoni bread with her homemade pepperoni…any guesses as to her favourite food?

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s MiniMoFo, stay tuned to find out what we’d like to see in June!

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Vegan In: London

Last month we showed you the vegan highlights of Manchester.  Now we’re turning our attention to England’s capital city, famous for Holmes, Dickens and…vegan burgers, apparently!

MoFo regulars Jojo from Vegan In Brighton and Jenny from Jenny Marie provided us with these brilliant posts about some of their recent vegan finds in the Brick Lane area of London.  You can check out there full posts here and here, but let’s see some of their highlights!

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Mooshies is the first of two burger joints that both of these bloggers rave about, and it’s not hard to see why!  We’re talking fish burgers, jackfruit, bhajis…very tempting indeed.  Here’s Jojo’s pulled jackfruit burger.

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Alternatively, you could pick up your burger at Pomodoro e Basilico, which doesn’t look too shabby either!  You can find them at Brick Lane Market, which is home to lots of other vegan options…

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…such as the Peanut Butter Bakery where Jojo got this blueberry cheesecake doughnut…

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…or this vegan chorizo roll that Jenny found.

Rainbow Cake

And if you’re looking for something colourful and sweet, follow Jojo’s lead and look no further than Vida Bakery, home of this delicious looking rainbow cake.

Clearly Brick Lane is a great area for vegan visitors to London, but it’s not the only one!  Over at Vegan London you can search by area for all the plant-based options in the city.

Whole Ingredient

And The Whole Ingredient‘s free, downloadable PDF guide to London, organised by meals (breakfast, brunch, dinner, etc). Including sections on pizza delivery places, vegan grocery stores, vegan markets and so much more, the guide is invaluable for anyone looking to eat vegan in London!

 

What are your favourite spots in London?  Any ideas for our next VeganIn destination?  Let us know!

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May MiniMoFo!

Are you ready for May’s MiniMoFo?

This month we’re giving you a lot of leeway as our theme is:  favourite.

Hit us with your favourite breakfast, lunch or dinner!  Showcase your favourite ingredient!  Celebrate your favourite local restaurant!

Whatever you choose, make sure you tag us on social media with #MiniMofo and #VeganMofo, or comment on this post with a link to your MiniMoFo post!

We’ll have a roundup at the end of May where you can find out all about your fellow MoFo’ers favourite things!

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April MiniMoFo Roundup

In April we asked you what was in season, and as usual, you didn’t disappoint!  Let’s take a closer look at you MiniMoFo offerings for April.

 

Inês

Feast your eyes on these fancy potato waffles and seasonal asparagus – perfect for an Easter brunch!

April 1

 

@mrs.spaetzle

And here are some more waffles from Mrs S – these ones are flavoured with seasonal wild garlic.  You can find the recipe in the comments on this post.

April 3

 

Walks, Talks & Eats

Emma has gone for a light, zesty lemon drizzle cake, which is perhaps the perfect cake for Spring.  We’ll even let her off for choosing a fruit which isn’t in season in the UK!

April 2

 

Living the Dream

What do bilimbe, mamey sapote, and jaboticaba have in common? They’re all in season in the Florida Keys!  Thanks to Jen for introducing us to these fruits – check out her blog and youtube channel if you want to know what they are and what she did with them!

April 12

 

@vegansneedsauce

Emily whipped up this fava bean risotto, which used fava beans in three different ways.  Intrigued?  Check out the details on Instagram!

April 4

 

My Apologies for the Novel

MiniMoFo-regular Julie did her research and made an asparagus, mushroom and parsnip dish.  It was her first time trying parsnips!  See what she thought over on her blog.

April 7

 

@onewindowsarah

Even more parsnips from Sarah! They look cooked to perfection.

April 10

 

Vegan Eats & Treats

April 5

Over on Instagram, Amey teased us with this seasonal wonder.  Do you know what it is?

April 6

Almonds!  Apparently you can eat the whole husk!

 

Herbivores’ Heaven

For anyone who celebrates Easter, there’s nothing more seasonal than chocolate!  Jenny selflessly reviewed these five different bars, just for you.

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@veganfeastcatering

This is a lot of kale!  We would happily help Janet tackle this gigantic kale salad.

April 9

 

@juli.ane_x

Here’s more kale from Juli – and it’s been massaged!  Veganism truly is a cruelty-free lifestyle, even our plants get the royal treatment.  Find out more over on Juli’s Instagram!

April 11

 

@dimsimkitty

And finally, MoFo star Susan wins MiniMoFo by putting a vegan creme egg inside a hot cross bun and putting it in the panini press.  We’ll all be doing this next year!

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated – what a talented bunch!  Keep an eye out for May’s MiniMoFo announcement coming soon!

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Vegan In: Manchester

Manchester may not be the biggest city in the UK, but it’s definitely one of the best when it comes to vegan grub!  Alongside a wealth of chain restaurants in the city centre with vegan options or even separate menus, there are some great independent cafes and restaurants you should know about.  Here’s a little taster of some of the top spots in this great city –  including the Best Vegan Restaurant in the UK (according to the 2016 VegFest awards).

V Rev

That honour goes to V Rev, a vegan junk food extravaganza.  MoFo regular Jenny (formerly of Spice Box of Earth, now Jenny Mariereviewed it as soon as it reopened in new premises late last year.  Don’t those burgers look incredible?  This place is just as famous for its dessert as for the gigantic burgers.

Teatime Collective

Another all-vegan sensation is Teatime Collective, home of big breakfasts, spectacular burgers and tacos, and an incredible array of cakes and ice cream.  Here’s Jenny’s review.  (They also put on incredible Christmas dinners every year too, FYI.)

Northern Quarter

Back in 2013, MoFo star Caroline from Tea and Sympatico posted on the theme of the Northern Quarter, Manchester’s arty, alternative area which is home to dozens of vegan options.  You can work your way through all of her posts from this one, but here are a few highlights:

This and That

There is no shortage of cheap and cheerful little places offering rice’n’three, including This’n’That Cafe. One such place, Little Aladdin, recently went all vegan too!

Fig and Sparrow

Cake is also plentiful in this quarter of Manchester, and you can always find something sweet in Fig and Sparrow, a lovely cafe and shop.  (Personal tip: you can’t go wrong with a brownie from this place!)

Trof

Restaurant reviewer Vegan Olive is another great resource for vegans visiting Manchester.  You can check out her reviews here, including for this slap-up breakfast at Trof (also in the Northern Quarter).  If you’ve ever wanted to try vegan black pudding, here’s your chance!

Pasta Factory

Olive also has a review of The Pasta Factory, famous for its excellent ravioli, all-vegan alcohol menu and homemade parmesan. Yum!

The Allotment

Venturing further afield from the Northern Quarter, here’s a newcomer to the scene: 100%-vegan fine dining restaurant The Allotment.  There are more Manchester reviews to be found here on Herbivores’ Heaven.

The Garden

You can also find the quintessential British experience in Manchester, with numerous places offering a vegan afternoon tea.  This one at The Garden is a particular favourite – it’s so flavoursome, you won’t even mind the lack of scones!

 

So whether you want a big breakfast, delicious cake, fast food or fine dining, Manchester has you covered!

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April MiniMoFo!

It’s time for April’s MiniMoFo!

This month our prompt is simply: in season.

As always, you’re free to interpret this anyway you like.  We’re looking forward to seeing some regional variations, not least between our northern and southern hemisphere mofo’ers.  How can you make your local fresh produce shine?

Remember to tag us on social media with #MiniMofo and #VeganMofo, or comment on this post with a link to your MiniMoFo post!

Check back at the end of the April for a mouthwatering seasonal roundup!

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March MiniMoFo Roundup

March has come to an end and it’s time to round up this month’s wonderful recipes! We asked you to create stuffed and filled foods which has been interpreted in some lovely ways by our MoFo’ers.

My Apologies for the Novel

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Julie made vegan stuffed pasta shells! Using different types of vegan cheese and sauces (including a chipotle vegenaise!) these sound and look like great comfort food.

@onewindowsarah

march2

The first of this month’s sweet potato recipes comes from Sarah, who made a simple but tasty looking lunch, stuffing potatoes with arugula, olives, tahini, lemon, and hot sauce. Mmm!

Vegan Yack Attack

march3

Jackie from Vegan Yack Attack also used sweet potatoes this month! She made burrito-stuffed sweet potatoes, filled with beans and rice, salsa, and guacamole. What a great idea!

Herbivore’s Heaven

march4

Jenny wrote about her visit to a pasta restaurant! That’s right, a restaurant dedicated to pasta – and it has vegan options. She had a mushroom ravioli for a main, followed by chocolate ravioli. Yes, chocolate ravioli!

Walks, Talks & Eats

march5

Emma did some baking for this month’s prompt and made Bourbon Biscuit Brownies. Brownies stuffed with filled chocolatey biscuits – chocolate galore!

@thehale_vegan

march6

The Hale Vegan made stuffed bell peppers – filled with red quinoa, beans, taco seasoning, and topped with salsa, avocado, vegan cheese and cilantro. Some great flavours here!

@veganinbrighton

march7

Jojo made this amazing mac-and-cheese toastie! What could make vegan mac and cheese better, but putting it in a sandwich? And toasting it? Heavenly!

@diannewenz

march8

Dianne shared her recipe for lentil stuffed eggplant. Don’t they look so cute and tasty?

@piesforpdx

march9

Vegan bakers Pies for PDX made cheezy broccoli potato hand pies to sell at a charity bake sale – I bet they went down a treat!

Living the Dream

Pieorgi

Jen never misses a MiniMoFo prompt, and this month she delivered with these cheezy bacon pierogi and some sweet little hand pies.  You can check out the recipes on her blog.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s challenge – and keep an eye out for April’s prompt, coming soon!

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March MiniMoFo!

It’s time for March’s MiniMoFo!

This month we’re looking for all kinds of stuffed and filled foods.

We’d like to see all kinds of interpretations of this prompt – will you make savoury food? Sweet food? Something in between? You could stuff a cupcake or a courgette, fill a cookie sandwich or a dumpling – whatever takes your fancy.

As always, tag us on social media with #MiniMofo and #VeganMofo, or comment on this post with a link to your MiniMoFo post!

At the end of the month, we’ll post a round up featuring many of the month’s best creations – check back to see them all!

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February MiniMoFo Roundup

In February we asked you to cook up something red for the most romantic month of the year – and here’s what you delivered!  If you’re looking to expand your vegan social media network, make sure you check out the accounts we’ve featured.

@tofuhead_

Heini tested this new strawberry and raspberry Alpro fromage frais.  Bonus points for the red background too!

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@beautifullybohemian

Sticking with strawberries and raspberries, have a look at this smoothie bowl from Randi. How cute is the little man on top?  She also shared this strawberry shortcake – recipes for both are up on her blog.

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My Apologies for the Novel

Julie made a series of red dishes from the classic vegan cookbook Isa Does It:  banana berry scones, peach raspberry cobbler and this strawberry and cream bread pudding.  Yes, please!

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Lisa’s Project Vegan

VeganMoFo’s blogger of the month, Lisa, was on form as usual with these raw strawberry tarts.  They look so neat and perfect!

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Living the Dream

The good people at our favourite vegan B&B went all out for their guests on Valentine’s Day with some double chocolate waffles done strawberry shortcake style and these mini bundt cakes with colourful sprinkles.  Their guests were very lucky indeed!

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Walks, Talks & Eats

If you’re in the mood for something savoury, look no further than these pizza sausages from Emma.  Did you know it was National Pizza Day in February?

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Herbivores’ Heaven

And yet more pizza from Jenny – a roundup of some of the best pizzas she’s tried, including this frozen one.

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@veganfeastcatering

If healthier food is your thing, then fear not – don’t you feel virtuous just looking at this veg for juicing?

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated.  As usual, we love seeing your creative efforts.  Stay tuned for an announcement this week about March’s MiniMoFo theme!

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