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VeganMoFo 2017 Sign-Ups!

VeganMoFo 2017 Sign-Ups!

The countdown to VeganMoFo 2017 is on!  Hopefully you’re reviewing the prompts or choosing your theme and getting prepared.

In the meantime: sign-ups are open!  Click here to participate – your deadline is 22nd September 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!

Compassion Co Giveaway

Compassion Co Giveaway

VeganMoFo 2017 is starting soon and we want to make sure our lovely participants are dressed for the occasion!  We’re very pleased to announce our first giveaway in 2017, courtesy of the wonderful Compassion Co.

Compassion Co was founded by animal rights activists Andy Tabar and Paul Stellar, and all their clothing proudly conveys the vegan message.

Not only are they promoting kindness to animals – their products are also good for the Earth too! They only use either recycled or domestically grown organic cotton, and there isn’t a sweat shop in sight.  Compassion towards animals, humans and our planet?  This is a company we can all get on board with!

Compassion Co has kindly offered one lucky winner the t-shirt or tank top of their choice.

 

To enter, you just need to do two things:

  1. Sign up for VeganMoFo 2017 by 22nd September – 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 2017 post on your registered social media account or blog on Sunday 1st October – but you were already planning on doing that anyway, right?!

It really is that simple!  Participants from anywhere in the world are eligible to win.  We’ll choose a winner at random and announce the lucky MoFo’er on Monday 2nd October.

In the meantime, don’t let lusting over their online store distract you too much from your VeganMoFo prep!

New 2017 Graphics!

New 2017 Graphics!

Are you excited for this year’s VeganMoFo yet? Don’t forget, you can still sign up here if you haven’t yet!

In the meantime, we’re pleased to present brand new graphics for this year’s event. Thanks to Tansy Rees Illustration (also find her on Instagram here) we’ve got a variety of vegetables you can use to show off your participation in VeganMoFo. Use them on your blog or your Instagram, share them on Facebook or Twitter to let people know you’re involved – spread the word about vegan food!

 

September MiniMoFo

September MiniMoFo

It’s already September, meaning there’s only one month to go until VeganMoFo gets underway! To get you in the mood, here’s our new MiniMoFo challenge.

In September our theme is:  a meal inspired by a book you love.

And there’s a deadline this month – we’d love your submissions before 25th September, so we have time for a roundup before October comes around.

8th September is International Literacy Day, so we’re asking you to cook up something inspired by a beloved book.  Harry Potter fans, how about some vegan butterbeer?  Can you give Willy Wonka a run for his money and create a sublime chocolate concoction?  Show us what you’ve got!

As usual, remember to use the hashtag #MiniMoFo or post your link in the comments below, and check back at the end of the month for our roundup.

September MiniMoFo

August MiniMoFo Roundup

August MiniMoFo Roundup

Summer is coming to an end, and here at VeganMoFo HQ we’ve been saying goodbye with some tasty outdoor eats in the last of the sunshine!  Let’s take a look at the highlights of August’s outdoor-themed MiniMoFo.

 

@oohsarracuda

Sarra knows how to start the day in style with breakfast and a good book in the great outdoors!  The bagel is spread with kale cream cheese – sounds good!

 

@things2eat

Here’s another MoFo’er who starts the day right!  A pineapple yoghurt bowl in the garden sounds as summery as can be.

 

@veganinbrighton

JoJo shared this envy-inducing grilled ham and cheese sandwich that she picked up in Melbourne.  Delicious!

 

@dimsimkitty

Sticking with Australia, Susan grabbed this BBQ mac and cheese burger from Brisbane vegan market. Can’t you just imagine how much mess this would make?! Something tells me it would be worth it though!

 

@diannewenz

Speaking of burgers that are both messy and delicious: how about this grilled portobello peach beauty from Dianne? You can find the recipe over on her blog.

 

@entropyandennui

Have you ever tried vegan lobster?! Follow Nicole’s lead and eat some of this in the sunshine!

 

Living the Dream @ Deer Run

Jen enjoyed this plate of vegan sushi in the great outdoors at a friend’s leaving party.  Check out her blog post to see the cupcakes she made and the gorgeous views!

 

@vegfullife

Tofu, corn and avocado on the patio?  Yes please! We’d be happy to have dinner with Kristy!

 

@juli.ane_x

Even if the skies are grey, the food can still be colourful! That peanut butter tofu looks delicious!

 

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie ate a lot of meals in the sunshine while road tripping to enjoy the solar eclipse. You can find lots more tempting photos in her blog post, but for now let’s all drool over this plate of rice and beans!

 

@ambereatsveg

Amber made the perfect picnic salad: beet, cucumber and radish salad with no honey mustard dressing.  Doesn’t it look fresh and colourful?

 

@vegansneedsauce

Emily is our kinda gal when it comes to road trips! This tofu tabbouleh, hummus, veggies and pita would definitely keep the hanger at bay.

 

@littlebitbakes

Birthday cake in the great outdoors sounds wonderful to me!  Vanilla bean or chocolate, everyone?

 

Herbivores’ Heaven

Jenny devoured a lot of outdoor food on a trip to a vegan-friendly market in London. Feast your eyes on this donut!

 

Walks, Talks & Eats

Emma made these choc chip cookies for a family party, and I can imagine they didn’t last long! Check out the recipe on her blog if you want to whip up your own batch.

 

@mrs.spaetzle

And finally, the most perfect outdoor food:  ice cream!  Mrs S. picked this one up in Vienna.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in August’s MiniMoFo!  Stay tuned for September’s theme – the last one before the main event starts in October. If you haven’t already signed up for VeganMoFo, do it now!

Vegan MoFo 2017!

Vegan MoFo 2017!

Vegan MoFo 2017 is coming in October and we can’t wait!  If you’re as excited as we are, then you can already get your preparations underway starting right now!

Like last year, we are giving you three different ways to participate:

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.

You can also participate on whichever platform you like – blog, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, all participation is encouraged, just follow the #veganmofo and #vgnmf17 hashtags.

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

Week 1: Changing Vegan Perceptions  (Sunday 1st-Sunday 8th)

1st: Re-inventing the veggie option – Think of a boring, bog-standard veggie option like nut roast or risotto and give it a makeover.

2nd: Junk food forever! – It’s not all kale chips and chia seeds being a vegan – show us your fave vegan junk food.

3rd:  But where do you get your protein? – Make a protein packed meal.

4th:  Catering – Improve on the worst catered meal (wedding, party, conference, etc) you’ve been served.

5th:  Conversion meal – What would you make to convince an omni to convert?

6th:  Vegan Cheese is “real” cheese! – Showcase your best cheesy dish.

7th:  Original vegan: Vegan meals that aren’t trying to replicate meat/omni ingredients

8th:   You do make friends with salad – A salad to win anyone’s heart.

Week 2:  Behind the Scenes: (Monday 9th-Sunday 15th)

9th:  Go go gadget – A kitchen gadget you couldn’t live without, be it a simple grater or a blender. Alternatively, use a gadget you very rarely use.

10th:  Secret ingredient – Is there an unconventional ingredient or product you use to make a certain dish that no one would suspect?

11th:  Kitchen tour!

12th:  Grocery store tips and tricks

13th:  Sell yourself  – If you were going to market a food  you make, what would it be?  How would you package it, and who would buy it?  (Or if you have already done this, tell us about the creative process.)

14th:  Repurposing food – Show us what you do with mushroom stems, stale end bits of bread, carrot tops, etc.

15th:  Spicy! – Talk us through your spice rack or cook with your favourite spice.

Week 3:  Ingredient Challenges  (Monday 16th-Sunday 22nd)

16th: Survival food – There’s a zombie apocalypse!  What can you make from just canned or foraged food?

17th: Let’s get boozy! – Food involving booze, like beer brats, Welsh rarebit or a boozy dessert. Feel free to make a non-alcoholic version if you prefer.

18th:  Chocolate – Today is Chocolate Cupcake Day, but you can make anything you want with chocolate!

19th: A dish with five ingredients or fewer (not including cooking oil and salt and pepper)

20th: Deconstructed dish – Hipster style food. Serving it on a slate is optional.

21st: Making the humble potato the star of the show

22nd: Unconventional grains – Cooking with freekeh, buckwheat, sorghum, etc – try something you wouldn’t usually!

Week 4:  Entertaining  (Monday 23rd-Tuesday 31st)

23rd: Fancy af – Dazzle us with your haute cuisine or gourmet dishes.

24th: Party! – Canapés, finger foods, something to share.

25th: Cook for your best friend – Tell us about your best friend and their favourite dish, make them a vegan version of it.

26th: Showstopper Dessert – Something that would earn a handshake from Paul Hollywood!

27th: Meals for the young (at heart)

28th: Brunch: the under appreciated get-together meal.

29th: History – What would you cook for your favourite historical figure?

30th: Practice run a dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas,  or another upcoming holiday

31st: Halloween – Try not to scare us too much with your spookiest dish.

August MiniMoFo!

August MiniMoFo!

Are you ready for August’s MiniMoFo?

Our theme is:  outdoor eats.

You can share your campfire breakfast, dinner on the terrace of your favourite restaurant, or a mug of cocoa on your commute if you’re in colder climes!

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

August MiniMoFo

July MiniMofo Roundup

July MiniMofo Roundup

July has finished already – how did that happen? We’re into August already, and just two months away from this year’s VeganMoFo, so don’t forget to prepare your cooking caps for that!

This month our MiniMoFo theme was BBQ, and here is some of the wonderful food you shared!

My Apologies for the Novel

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Julie at My Apologies for the Novel made Buffalo BBQ Chicken from The “V” Word (link to the recipe is in her post!). She says it turned out great – and it certainly looks tasty!

@rosamiex

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Rosie made a lovely colourful Korean BBQ sandwich with homemade pickled pink radishes – yum! Also, does anyone else have crockery envy for her plate?

@vegfullife

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Kirsty cooked a BBQ dinner with BBQ tofu, beans (green and baked!), and steamed corn. And watched a movie with it too – sounds like a great evening to me!

Herbivore’s Heaven

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Jenny posted a review of the Warehouse Cafe in Birmingham, UK, where they have a BBQ burger, which is topped with cheese, a grilled pineapple slice, and BBQ sauce.

@onewindowsarah

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Sarah blistered some shishito peppers to go with her spaghetti meal! I’ve never had shishitos before, but I’d be happy to try this meal for sure.

@ambereatsveg

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Amber’s feast, to celebrate an anniversary, had burgers, potato salad, beans, corn and unpictured apple pie. What a great way to celebrate!

Living the Dream @ Deer Run

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July’s VeganMoFo’er of the month Jen didn’t let her raw diet get in the way of some grillin’ fun:  check out these delicious veggies!  You can find recipes and a video with more details over on her blog.

@helloseedling

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Jo grilled up some apricot – proving you don’t need to just go savoury for a BBQ! She says they “tasted just like candy” which is a great bonus for me.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated this month, and stay tuned for next month’s MiniMoFo!

 

July MiniMoFo!

July MiniMoFo!

It’s MiniMofo time again!

In July our theme is: BBQ.

We’d like to see your amazing vegan BBQ efforts.  If you’re enjoying some good summer weather, show us what your BBQ-ing in the great outdoors. If you’re not so lucky, show us what you’re grilling up in the comfort of your own kitchen!

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

July MiniMoFo

June MiniMoFo Roundup

June MiniMoFo Roundup

In June we invited our wonderful vegan community to celebrate fruit, and you didn’t disappoint!  Here’s a roundup of the most mouth-wateringly delicious offerings we found.  As always, there was a strong showing on Instagram, so make sure you’re following all of our inspirational vegan ‘grammers!

@fifteenkeats

Over at VeganMoFo HQ we’re big fans of putting fruit on top of a treat and calling it healthy.  Jenny shows how it’s done with these pancakes.

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@vegansneedsauce

Fruit and pancakes were a popular combination, as demonstrated by Emily with these buckwheat and blueberry pancakes.  Yum!

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@rosamiex

Rosie also made her breakfast fruitier by adding frozen fruit to her breakfast bowl.  So refreshing!

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Herbivores’ Heaven

Jenny was too lazy to add fruit to her own breakfast, and instead relied on someone else to do it:  check out this banana bread and acai bowl.

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My Apologies for the Novel

Julie shares this delicious fruit smoothie, with a sneaky, non-fruit ingredient that you might not guess:  romaine lettuce!  If you’re intrigued, check out her blog post for more info.

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@littlebitbakes

There were also plenty of cakes with a fruity twist, starting with this chocolate-covered strawberry cake.

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Walks, Talks & Eats

Emma has provided you with the recipe for these strawberry white chocolate bars. Just look at that crumble on top!

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@heceme

And here’s a sensational chocolate and red currant cake with a chocolate mousse topping.  Can we have a slice, please?

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Living the Dream

Our blogger of the month, Jen, shares the recipe for Jamaican mango-banana muffins, made with local mangoes.  Living the dream, indeed!

@dimsimkitty

Unsurprisingly, strawberries were a very popular choice this month.  Susan showed them off on top of an elegant little flan.

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@veganfeastcatering

And speaking of elegant – could we interest you in this blackberry merlot sorbet?

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@juli.ane_x

And here’s another fancy dessert – these nectarines were caramelised with ginger wine and served with custard.  Incredible!

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@diannewenz

And fruity dishes aren’t always sweet, as Dianne showed us with this portobello peach sandwich.  Grilled fruit is perfect for summer!

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Veggies Save the Day

And here’s a fruity salad – you can find the full recipe for this watermelon tomato basil salad over on Amy’s blog.

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@helloseedling

And finally, here’s the next generation of vegans tucking into some fruit!

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We hope you’re all happily tucking into some fruit whatever season it is for you right now!  Thanks to all our participants for brightening our days with these photos and recipes.

 

Stay tuned for our July MiniMoFo announcement, coming soon!