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The 2014 MoFie Awards: Third & Final Round!

The 2014 MoFie Awards: Third & Final Round!

Hello Mofos! Amey here, announcing the third and final round of 2014 MoFie Awards. I had a great time blogging this year, but I also had a really great time surfing the interwebs and discovering so many amazing new blogs and bloggers. Such a variety of voices and culinary styles and recipes to discover.

Happily, these MoFies aren’t just mere accolades!  Each of our winners will receive a prize from MoFie sponsors The Raw Chocolate Co. How rad is that??

RCC-logo-vector-hires-1024x511If you see yourself here just send us an e-mail at veganmofoblog at gmail dot com with the subject headline MoFie and your address and we’ll get your prize in the post.


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saltnpepa2I mean really. Salt ‘n’ Pepa Tofu, while rocking out to “Push It”? I’m sold.

Little Vegan Bear, MoFo Theme: “Music For Your Mouth” What an epic effort! 30 posts in 30 days – plus, great music-themed culinary creations, daily YouTube videos to rock out to while you read the blog post, and food pictures that were completely drool-worthy. Clearly this person knows how to have some fun!


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molassesmug2I’ve got my eye on this Hot Molasses Mug,
a nice alternative to hot cocoa and packed with iron!

Veggatook on the age-old query: “But where do you get your protein?” Not only that, but they did it with serious style! Each post had delicious-looking recipes and great information about the nutritional value of the ingredients. Combining the joy and merits of compassionate, nutritious and DELICIOUS eating. Huzzah!


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Pane casau 024Pane Carasau from Sardinia? Yum.

From Veggie to Vegan spent the month veganizing specialty dishes from across the regions of Italy. Here’s a composite post that links to all the dishes they created, and the regions those dishes originate from. Such a great effort. Plus, FromVtoV is a bilingual blog in German and English, spreading the good word of veganism to even more readers!


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My Darling Vegan posted an A-Z series of posts featuring baked goods, veggie-riffic dinners, and tasty treats like this cashew-based Turkish Coffee Ice Cream. So many beautiful pictures and enticing recipes. Plus, so impressed with “X is for Xigua.”


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IMG_1027Vietnamese Sriracha Cole Slaw

I really loved the “Poesy and Plate” theme over at Tracy’s Living Cookbook. Each post had a poem or excerpt and then a meal inspired by that text. Such nice meals – ranging from quick evening dinners to more ambitious meals, with personal musings about the food and the poem or quote she chose to go with it. For example:

Affinity by Minnie Filson

I wonder if the cabbage knows
He is less lovely than the Rose;
Or does he squat in smug content,
A source of noble nourishment;
Or if he pities for her sins
The Rose who has no vitamins;
Or if the one thing his green heart knows –
That self-same fire that warms the Rose?




Kitchen Experiments spend the MoFo month regaling us with beautiful sweeties – waffles and fruit tarts and cookies and these totally beautiful chocolate-dipped popsicles. Plus the filling is made with hazelnut milk ice cream. I want one!


Congratulations to all the 2014 MoFie Winners
and to all the MoFo participants!

Keep on bloggin’ and we’ll see you next year! 

The 2014 MoFie Awards! Round Two

The 2014 MoFie Awards! Round Two

Hello hello! Panda here for my final Vegan MoFo 2014 post. Thanks to all for following along this year. I am in charge of the second round of Mofies and am pleased that each of our winners will receive a prize from MoFie sponsors The Raw Chocolate Co.

RCC-logo-vector-hires-1024x511If you see yourself here just send us an e-mail at veganmofoblog at gmail dot com with the subject headline MoFie and your address and we’ll get your prize in the post.

Without further ado…round two!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.34.57Veg-am, Completely Board    Dawn used old Pinterest recipes all month, veganizing them and making some gluten free.  I have a folder full of bookmarked recipes I haven’t used so I love the idea of going through them and making them for a month.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.35.22 New Orleans in Green  Melissa posted a full month of influences on New Orleans food with some recipes. A great history tour!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.35.36truffle Team and Sympatico white chocolate matcha truffles  I loved this tea theme and I think these sound amazing. Balls.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.35.48 Vegan Sweet and Simple   I found this toward the end of the month and am impressed.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.36.03photo+(173) Rissoles from Rosie’s Vegan Kitchen  Rosie did an entire month of vegan food in Wales and I loved her variety of recipes. And I love fried potatoes.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 20.36.20DSC00181-001Lemon Meringue Pie from Bite Sized Thoughts   So pretty, so fluffy, so pie.

The 2014 MoFie Awards! Round One…

The 2014 MoFie Awards! Round One…

Hey there MoFo’s! Jojo here and I’m super excited to be bringing the MoFies back atcha for 2014! Your team of MoFo organisers has been hard at work reading blogs all month (just like you have!) and after much deliberation and even a little voting we’ve picked just some of our favourites.

We also want to thank every single one of you for participating, reading and commenting throughout the month. Without you MoFo wouldn’t exist and we think you’re all amazing. We’ve all loved scrolling through our preferred readers (I’m a Digg kinda grrl these days) and devouring your posts throughout the month; whether you were posting pictures of your cats photo-bombing your food shoots, celebrating anniversaries or taking us on your vacations we’ve loved every second. Without you MoFo wouldn’t exist and we think you’re all amazing.

This is just round one, round two will be posted tomorrow and round three will be coming your way the day after that. Every single one of our winners will receive a prize from MoFie sponsors The Raw Chocolate Co. Uh huh, you heard that right, prizes! We’re kicking it up a notch this year!

RCC logo vector-hiresIf you see yourself here just drop us an e-mail (many links to the address can be found here) with the subject headline MoFie and your address deet’s and we’ll get your prize in the post.

Without further ado I present The 2014 MoFie Award Winners…

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.36.09Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 19.37.14Most Ridiculous Theme goes to Hasta La Vegan for her Bizarre and Outdated Cookbooks theme which was HILARIOUS. Seriously, most of the cookbooks were ridiculous (Pineapple Party Time anyone?) and some of the recipes from those cookbooks (see above!) were even more ridiculous. Hilarity ensued almost every day and I found myself cheering when she made something that actually looked edible! Hasta La Vegan also posted 32 times during the month which kinda deserves it’s own award!

epic_650x15015300469832_d565196dac_zMost Epic Post goes to Kelly from Easy Vegan for her All the Bacon and Eggs I Have post which was part of her (totally epic) Carbs & Recreation theme. If you’ve seen Parks and Recreation you know how often food gets mentioned and if you haven’t seen Parks & Rec what are you waiting for? It’s hilarious! Ron Swanson’s “just give me all the bacon and eggs you have” line is a classic and props to Kelly for veganising this one with all of the vegan bacon and eggs she had!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.36.34OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABlog That Made Us Want to Jump on a Plane goes to Mammi for her adventures in Finnish Coffee Culture. Her posts on the Finnish Coffee Table had us rapt all month and I know I seriously considered purchasing a plane ticket and popping over to eat some of the delicious treats this blogger was whipping up in the kitchen. The Åland Pancake (shown above) was a particular favourite of mine and I loved the daily random facts, I felt like I was learning something about Finland as well as gazing at food which was super cool.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.36.58IMG_3997-e1409956930397-300x225Most Epic Journey goes to Vegan Nom Noms. I know first hand how hard it is to blog from the road sometimes and Nicole kept it up all month. Nicole currently lives in Germany but she spent September road tripping across the USA, she was in Atlanta, Portland, Austin, New Orleans and a tonne of other places and she found that delicious looking box of chocolates in Anchorage, Alaska. Nice one Nicole!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.37.11Speedy_Delivery_600x900The Community Spirit award goes to Cadry of Cadry’s Kitchen for organising the Speedy Delivery Postcard Swap. We loved the idea of this international event and people were sending postcards, letters and packages all over the place. It was so great to watch!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 18.37.31ImageMost Mouthwatering Instagram Account goes to kippysnacks. For the first year ever we opened up MoFo participation to our Instagram friends, some people went Instagram only and some people used it alongside their blogs. I was the person re-posting some of the things that caught my eye on the official VeganMoFo Instagram account so I was all up in your pictures and one account that really stood out was Kip’s. She was posting pictures from the Vegetarian Festival in Thailand as well pictures of food she’d been eating at home in London interspersed with hostel kitties and more. Great work!

That’s it for today folks, check back tomorrow for round two!

Beyond Meat Treasure Hunt Winners

Beyond Meat Treasure Hunt Winners

Thank you to everyone who took part in our end of MoFo treasure hunt! We had lots of entries and are pleased to announce the grand prize winner…..Marti aka Tofu Mom!

Our runners up are Dawn and Hayley! You will all be receiving an email shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered! Below are the questions and answers. All links that were emailed were checked and if an answer was different that what I have below and could also have been considered correct, it was counted as correct on your entry. I also was not particular about real name vs blog name as long as I could tell who you were talking about.  Thanks for playing along!

1-What type of sandwiches did Jojo and Sal make that fit into the themes of both their blogs?           They made a variety of cheese toasties.

2- Which blogger made tofu scramble for the first time and also knitted her daughter a scarf in the very same post?  Vegan Knyquol

3-Who wrote a farewell post to Dough Bakery in Atlanta, which closed this month?    May the Veg Be With You

4-What kind of tea did Tea and Sympatico use to make a fruitcake for MoFo? Lapsang Souchong

5-What blogger made chili as a part of a week of MoFo Mystery Box Challenges?  Susie v Homemaker

6-What blogger had the best meal she ever ate with her mom in Munich and what was it?  Rouge Avocado had a German pastry

7- Who featured an orange tabby cat named George every Thursday?  Panda With Cookie

8- Whose blog taught us about Finnish coffee culture all month?   Mammi

9-What is the Humpit Classic and who ate it?  Mad Hatters Pantry had a large hummus plate with pita.

10-What are the four steps to cooking on a fire?    1-Know how to build a proper cooking fire   2-Have the right tools for the job   3-Prepare your mise en place and set up your cooking nook   4-Enjoy your meal

11- Who scored a large box of Ronald’s donuts during MoFo?    Detroit made

12- Who made broccoli gribbiche this MoFo?  Veggie Sara

13-Which 2 vegan candies were found and photographed in Honeydukes and who found them?  Sherbet lemon and cinnamon balls by Dumbledore’s Vegan Army

14- Who made a tiny 3 layer yellow cake with quarter for size comparison?  Newly Vegan

15- What was the special bean found in one blogger’s meal at Bullrito’s? charro beans

16-Who blames the Golden Girls for her cheesecake penchant in her early 20s?  A Year of Going Vegan

17-What dessert should you eat while watching Mel Brooks’s History of the World?  peach napoleon

18- How do Wes and Jessica repurpose their leftover mac and cheeze?  mac and cheese waffle burger

19- What is french curry called and who made it?   vadouvan by Rubber Cowgirl

20- What unusual berry made it into oat breakfast bars in one blogger’s breakfast post?  the incaberry