February MiniMoFo

February MiniMoFo

If you’re feeling the love in February, we’re right there with you! For February’s MiniMoFo theme, we’re embracing all things fancy – whether that’s cooking a fancy meal, or whipping something up for the person you fancy! It doesn’t need to be a romantic meal, of course, we’ll take any fancy breakfast, brunch, packed lunch, dessert, or cocktail you care to show us, whatever the occasion or whomever you’re cooking for!

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.

January MiniMoFo Roundup

January MiniMoFo Roundup

The first month of 2019 is over! We asked you your advice on beating the blues for this MiniMoFo – and you definitely delivered.

@atinyhousevegan

Nina has been cooking so much good food this month – check out her instagram for more! This is a frugal meal too – after using half a can of coconut cream for cupcakes, the other half went into this delicious soup.

@veg_domesticgoddess

Kira took on a project and made vegan pho – several steps and hours in the kitchen, but perfect to keep yourself warm and enjoying yourself on these cold days!

@ambereatsveg

Start the day with a good breakfast, and you’re on track to a wonderful blues-busting day! This southwest cauliflower scramble is just one of Amber’s creations this month, and they all look delicious.

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Jen took the “blues” prompt literally and made a granola smoothie bowl using blue spirulina, which gives it the beautiful blue colour! Featuring fresh fruit and homemade granola – definitely looks lovely!

@vegfullife

Kirsty made stuffed carnival squash with veggies and rice, and a walnut dijon cream dressing – how good does that dressing sound?

Herbivore’s Heaven

Jenny isn’t feeling the blues herself this January, but kindly for those who are, she provided us with pictures of these gorgeous waffles from Puro in Prague. With baked apples, hazelnuts, maple syrup, and whipped cream – they’d definitely do the job.

@dimsimkitty

Keeping on the sweet theme, Susan had some cheering up with friends and milkshakes –  these are butterscotch, and strawberry flavours – yum! Perfect blues busting for the Brisbane summer.

@ms.spaetzle

Back to savoury, and a lovely green pasta meal – with peas and preserved winter garlic, yum!

@imogenmichel

One sure way to beat the blues is to go for deep fried, delicious food. Deep fried pizza, chips, battered sausages, cheesy garlic bread…need I say more?

@veganblueberry

Some great advice from Blueberries on beating the winter blues – keep warm and cosy and drink delicious chai!

@emflower.x

How about some baked goods to help you beat the blues? Millionaire’s Shortbread is rich and full of caramel and great for cheering you up!

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in MiniMoFo this month – Stay tuned for February’s, coming soon!

January MiniMoFo

January MiniMoFo

Happy New Year, VeganMoFo’ers! We hope you will all have a wonderful 2019, full of happiness, good health, and all the delicious vegan food! We needed a bit of a break after September’s VeganMoFo, but we’re back in business and ready to revive our monthly MiniMoFo challenges – hopefully you’re all ready to cook along with us!

Our theme for January is Beat the Blues. January can be a tough month for people for various reasons, so let’s fill our social media feeds with tasty dishes to keep our spirits high! Maybe you’ll make something colourful to counter the grey weather (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, at least), or bake a delicious cake to boost your spirits if you’re returning to work post-holidays. However you’re beating the January blues, let us know!

As always, everyone can participate in MiniMoFo, and newcomers are always welcome to join in – the only rule is to keep it vegan! (If you have friends participating in Veganuary, why not let them know so they can follow along too?) 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 January.

Happy New Year, and happy cooking!

Week 4 Roundup!

Week 4 Roundup!

That’s it! It’s the end of Week 4 and VeganMoFo 2018 has come to an end. How sad is that? I have to say, it’s strange not waking up to a new prompt and seeing what everyone else is making, but I’ve found so many new people to follow that I’m sure I’ll see plenty of great food throughout the year. How about you? Have you enjoyed VeganMoFo this year? Here are some of the highlights of Week 4!

Day 23: Sunday Dinner

@mosolyoga

Hungarian Sunday lunch! These are smoked seitan sticky BBQ ribs – and they look perfect for a Sunday.

@meettheshannons

This is one famous vegan roast – it’s been featured in Country Living magazine! And now it’s gone into my Sunday dinner plans…

@tofumom

Arroz con Gandules – or Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas – anyone else eagerly awaiting the recipe for this? It looks delicious!

Day 24: Pot Luck Perfection

@vegannotjustgreens

Lots of hotel cooking going on in @vegannotjustgreens VeganMoFo posts – something I’ve learnt a lot about now! This was for a potluck barbecue!

@carrotsrestaurant

Ok, how cool is it that we have a restaurant participating in VeganMoFo? And they make cakes as delicious as this!

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Ever made sourdough bread? If you need tips, check out this blog post for some great ones. Anyone bringing bread as delicious as this to a potluck is my friend!

Day 25: Birthday Bash

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What do you want for your birthday? Cake? How about a vegan hummingbird cake? Jennifer has been posting American Cakes this month, and this hummingbird cake – banana and pineapple, with a cream cheese frosting – apparently has a hidden history!

@valerieminne

Or how about brownie cake? You can’t go wrong with chocolate, and the crackly top on this brownie is everything brownie dreams are made of!

@atxvegans

ATX Vegans post vegan food from all around Austin, TX, and the surrounding area. And wouldn’t you like this pizza for your birthday? As someone from a country where we neither have tater tots or tater tot pizza, I’m intrigued.

 

Day 26: Favourite Holiday

@teaandsympatico

On Fridays, Caroline celebrates getting through the week by renaming it…Pieday! This must be my favourite holiday I’ve discovered through VeganMoFo.

@a.panda135

We love Isa here at VeganMoFo HQ, and her Dilly Stew is one of her best recipes! Amanda is thinking of putting this on her Christmas menu…we’ll be round!

@bigtentvegan

Would you just look at this thanksgiving feast! Wow! Hopefully you can draw some inspiration from this – vegan thanksgiving food can be pretty amazing.

Day 27: TV Trays

@bonnie_rabbits

Where would a TV dinner be without pizza? In the Netherlands, you can get vegan pizza at Dominoes – even with a little “I am vegan” sticker on! Perfect for a cosy night.

Plant and Vine

Kerrie shares her recipe for an easy chana masala – complete with wine pairing advice! Can you imagine tucking into this with a glass of wine in front of a good film?

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Cindy shared something that will really help a lot of vegans – how to make tofu, from scratch! She’s been posting a lot of how-tos throughout the month, so check them out.

Day 28: Prep-ahead Picnic

Kittens Gone Lentil

“Pretty in pink picnic” was the title of this blog post – and oh wow how pretty! With a reusable sandwich wrap, pink snack bar, pink drink, and pink kindle…yeah, this is pretty great.

@ms.spaetzle

Ms Spaetzle has been doing a pasta themed VeganMoFo, which is absolutely wonderful as you can never have to much pasta. Here is her prep ahead tortellini pasta salad for a picnic!

Green Gourmet Giraffe

Johanna got a public holiday because of the football, which is a fascinating idea, and made vegan chocolate pancakes – accidentally, because chocolate milk was all she had in the house. I say that’s a great accident. With strawberries too – delicious!

 

Day 29: Brunch & Munch

Plumes World

Today was brunch day, and of course a fry up was on the cards! Hash browns, beans, sausages, and veg – this looks like a great way to start the day!

@vegfullife

How lovely and tasty does this look? “No huevos rancheros” – tofu scramble, cheese sauce, salsa, corn tortillas, and refried beans, a delicious brunch!

 

Day 30: Kitchen Tour

My Apologies for the Novel

Is anyone else jealous of Julie’s dining corner? How cosy does it look! Click through to her blog to see the rest of the photos of her lovely kitchen.

My Cat Loves Daiya

So, I had no choice but to feature the kitchen that comes with a cupboard for the cat! And look at that judgmental gaze! Who better than kitty chef to tell you how to cook?

@twohappyrabbits

The Two Happy Rabbits are off on a nine month long road trip, so showed us their camper van kitchen! I’m always in awe of what they can cook with such a limited space. Check out their post for a detailed list of what they take.

And finally – our very own Herbivore’s Heaven has been cooking through recipes from this year’s VeganMoFo! Check out her blog post here. And don’t forget – if you make a recipe you found through VeganMoFo, let us know!

Sick on Sin Giveaway

Sick on Sin Giveaway

Can you believe VeganMoFo 2018 is ending today? September has flown by in a blur of delicious food! Thank you very much to everyone who has participated, either by actively posting or reading along, we hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have. As a thank you, we have one last giveaway to mark the final day!

Sick On Sin is run by a vegan wife/husband team out of Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). They have been making tees, pins, totes, key chains, and other fun flair since 2005. All items feature their cute original designs involving everything from pro veg messaging, animals and food to sci-fi and horror inspired. Something for everyone! Each month 10% of profits are donated to a compassionate organisation.
You can check out the goodies here:  https://sickonsin.com and follow them @sickonsin (FB & IG).

The wonderful people at Sick On Sin have generously offered a $30 gift certificate to be used at Sick On Sin to one lucky VeganMoFo participant anywhere in the world!

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is tell us: what has been your highlight of VeganMoFo2018? It could be a new blogger you’ve discovered (tell us who it is!), an Instagrammer who always brightens your day, one particular new recipe that you already know will be a game-changers, a daily prompt that you absolutely loved…anything you like!

Leave us a comment either here on the blog or over on our Instagram post and tell us your VeganMoFo 2018 highlight. We will choose a winner at random. This giveaway is open internationally, but only to registered VeganMoFo participants. It will close at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

Good luck!

Herbivore Giveaway

Herbivore Giveaway

We’re nearly done with VeganMoFo this year – I hope you’ve made, and seen (and bookmarked) some delicious food! But don’t think we’re done with giveaways yet!

We’ve teamed up with the Herbivore Clothing Company  to send one winner an amazing gift pack with the “Eat Like You Give a Damn! cookbook, a caramel candy bar, and a special sticker and patch pack – a prize worth $40!

To be in with a chance of winning, check out Herbivore’s website and shop and tell us:

What’s your favourite product sold by Herbivore?

Competition is open to registered VeganMoFo 2018 participants with a US postal address. Closes Midnight PDT.

Dandies Marshmallows Giveaway!

Dandies Marshmallows Giveaway!

Who here likes marshmallows? Hands up! Yeah, that’s a lot of hands! Well, you’re in luck, as we’ve teamed up with Dandies Marshmallows, the all vegan marshmallow company, to give two winners a coupon for some free marshmallows!

 

To enter this competition, simply tell us what’s your favorite way to eat marshmallows?

Competition is open to registered VeganMoFo participants with a US postal address. Closes Midnight PDT.

VEGAN MOFO 2018: WEEK 3 ROUNDUP!

VEGAN MOFO 2018: WEEK 3 ROUNDUP!

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to this week’s Vegan MoFo roundup for budget week, where I’ll be looking at what tricks MoFoers have up their sleeves for cutting the cost of eating (and living) as a vegan.

Sunday 16th: Pantry Meal 

Sometimes a busy life or lack of funds can mean we have to make do with what’s in the pantry for a little while but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring or unhealthy food, as demonstrated by Amber from This Vegan Lyfe

Just look at those omelettes! Such a cheap dinner to make but also easy, quick, healthy and by the looks of it, fudging tasty. I’m definitely making these next time I pick up some chickpea flour. Noms.

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Another dish that caught my eye comes from Janyce at AfroVeganChick,  who made these ‘fish’ balls. Check out her blog for the recipe, I can see these being a great alternative to falafels in our house. Can’t wait to make them!

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17th: Super Cheap Sweets

Maaaate. Feast your eyes on this strawberry meringue dessert made from discounted strawberries by Just Bloggs Vegan. As well as looking incredible, it probably costs less to make than the non-vegan version as it uses chickpea juice. Sorry, aquafaba. One of these days I’ll get used to saying aquafaba. Anyways. Vegan meringue!

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18th and 19th: Leftovers

Emma from Walks, Talks And Eats made a batch of seitan sausages ready for this prompt, making two different meals from them. Of course you can make all sorts of dishes using sausages; casseroles, pizza, toad in the hole, pasta etc. With these beauties how could you not make hot dogs, though? I wonder if she might post some to me, I do love a good sausage.

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Holy shiitake.  Gonna Go Walk The Dogs’ neatloaf recipe sure is golden. What a brilliant idea to make meatloaf in the air fryer, from leftovers! I know you’re meant to have neatloaf with ketchup but I can’t help thinking this would make an amazing roast dinner, smothered in gravy.

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Go Vegga Makes the most of the last bits of produce in the fridge with this wonderful crisper drawer risotto. This is a perfect dinner to make with whatever veg you have at the end of the week,  and looks tasty as heck.

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20th: Four for $4 (or £, or €)

Oh my days, behold this buffalo cauliflower, steamed potato fries with dill and lemon garlic tahini tartar sauce made by Libby (@gogreenly318) . I mean, how good does this look?! A very creative use of humble ingredients and cheap to boot. Get in my face, immediately. Immediately!

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My Cat Loves Daiya Shows us how to feed a family of 4 for up to $4 with a delicious bowl of stir-fried tofu and vegetables with rice noodles. This cost very little to make, is filling, nutritious and looks super tasty. I must remember to make more exciting stir fries like this, rice noodles are the bomb!

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21st: Scratch and Dent

HahaVegan knows what’s up. If you’re skint then check what times your supermarket puts out it’s reduced produce, as it varies from store to store. I tend to go for the last one of the day (around 7pm in most supermarkets) as it’s the most they will reduce it by at that point. Our Marks & Spencer reduces stuff by up to 90%, and because they store their produce at cooler temperatures than other supermarkets, it’s still good for days! Anyhoo, check out their post about what they managed to find for some ideas of what to make.

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Vegans need sauce’s Emily made an intriguing pizza with mushroom bacon made from discounted trumpet mushrooms, which is much cheaper than using store-bought vegan bacon. A great idea that I’ll be using next time I pick up a box of reduced mushrooms from the clearance section.

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Another post I saw from today comes from @nomeatandthreeveg in the form of these warm pizza scrolls. Totally budget-friendly and great to put in lunch boxes for adults and kids alike.

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22nd: Fancy but Frugal

Happy vegans Uses today’s prompt to make a gorgeous chocolate lava cake which I would love to cram into my face right now. Also, love the fork!

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And last, but certainly not least, Jess from Ichiban vegan went all out on today’s prompt to make a frugal vegan high tea! Go check out her blog to see the lovely scones, finger sandwiches and biscuits she made.

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That’s all from me for now, looking forward to seeing what everyone posts for the final week of Vegan MoFo 2018.

@Rosamiex

Truffle Pig Giveaway

Truffle Pig Giveaway

We know all of our dedicated VeganMoFo participants love good food, and what better food is there than chocolate?! With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with the incredible team at Truffle Pig to giveaway one of their most delicious sweet treats!

Truffle Pig is an all-vegan chocolatier based in Sheffield in the UK, creating an array of delicious goods. They’ve currently got popping candy chocolate frogs for the Harry Potter fans amongst us, and pumpkin spice truffles for anyone who can’t get enough of the seasonal spices at Starbucks! As someone who has ordered a LOT of treats from Truffle Pig, I can confirm that everything they make is really delicious, and wins over vegans and non-vegans alike.

The good people at Truffle Pig have kindly agreed to donate one honeycomb bar to a lucky winner! Here’s how you can get your hands on it:

Comment here on the blog or on our Instagram post and let us know which Truffle Pig product is top of your wishlist! (You can view the full range on their shop right here.) A winner will be chosen at random.

This giveaway is only open to registered VeganMoFo participants who are resident in the UK, and it will close at midnight BST.

Good luck!

Hurraw! Balms Giveaway

Hurraw! Balms Giveaway

Hello everyone! We are into week 3 of VeganMoFo 2018, and it’s time for another giveaway.

We’ve teamed up with Hurraw! Balm to give a lucky winner a pack of lip balms. Perfect for the up and coming winter months to keep your lips feeling lovely!

Hurraw balms come in a huge variety of flavors – from Root Beer to Licorice, and everything inbetween, and so for this giveaway we’re asking you:

If you were to create your own flavor lip balm, what would you make it?

Comment your answer here or on our instagram post!

This giveaway is open to registered VeganMoFo participants in the USA only. It will close at Midnight Pacific Daylight Time.