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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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…
…such as the Peanut Butter Bakery where Jojo got this blueberry cheesecake doughnut…
…or this vegan chorizo roll that Jenny found.
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.
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!
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!
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).
That honour goes to V Rev, a vegan junk food extravaganza. MoFo regular Jenny (formerly of Spice Box of Earth, now Jenny Marie) reviewed 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.
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.)
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:
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!
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!)
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!
Olive also has a review of The Pasta Factory, famous for its excellent ravioli, all-vegan alcohol menu and homemade parmesan. Yum!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!