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Month: December 2016

December MiniMoFo Roundup

December MiniMoFo Roundup

We asked you to share your posts on the theme of hot cocoa in December, and this is what you gave us!


Perfect mug, perfect drink, perfect marshmallows:  they are pumpkin and candy cane flavoured!



Top tip from Odile:  top your hot cocoa with some leftovers from your latest aquafaba meringue mixture.



Hot cocoa two ways:  we know Lisa is serious about making delicious vegan treats!  They’re both made with homemade macadamia nut milk. Yes, please!


My Apologies for the Novel

Dandies make another appearance on Julie’s blog, making her homemade peanut butter cocoa mix even fancier!  And look, another great mug!



What I wouldn’t do to wrap my hands around one of these giant mugs of cocoa on a wintry day!


Walks, Talks & Eats

Emma has transformed the traditional hot cocoa and marshmallows into cupcake form.  What could be better?!  The recipe for the cakes includes chocolate milk, cocoa and melted chocolate.  This sounds like something we all need to get on board with!



Veganista Mama made the 5 minute hot cocoa from Minimalist Baker, topped with coconut whip and a mini candy cane for flavour.  Yum!  Ginger-choc-chip loaf and choc-chia pudding on the side, optional.



Garrick treats us to a breakfast take on hot cocoa:  chocolate peppermint rice porridge with coconut whipped cream and a chocolate spoon.  That’s the way to start the day!



And sticking with the breakfast theme, feast your eyes on this!  Churros with a thick, rich pot of hot chocolate for dunking.



Rosie treats us to this chocolate orange hot chocolate, with lots of cute pugs thrown in for good measure!



And getting back to cake:  Nicole’s Instagram is the place to be if you enjoy looking at delicious food while your stomach grumbles.  She has a lot of tempting baked goods on there, and she certainly didn’t disappoint with this beautiful cupcake, which is chocolate cake, marshmallow buttercream filling, chocolate buttercream on top, plus mini marshmallows, crushed candy canes and hot cocoa mix.  Delicious!



Susan is in the southern hemisphere, so this drink is far cooler than it appears!  She’s made Minimalist Baker’s chocolate super powered shake, with a helping of cashew ice cream.  It still looks so festive!


Herbivores’ Heaven

Jenny shares the best hot chocolate spot in Manchester, with several delicious, all-vegan flavours.



And another twist on hot cocoa: this chocolate mug cake looks perfect for lazy winter days!  Don’t worry, Emily’s given you the full recipe if you want to recreate it over the holidays.



We’ve had cupcakes and mug cakes, now it’s time for cookies!  Jess has reposted these hot cocoa cookies from last year, and it’s easy to imagine they’ll become a classic recipe.



Sara’s special twist on hot cocoa is…dates!  Yep, these festive drinks are sweetened with dates and topped with whipped cream.



This may look like another wintry hot chocolate, but Renee is another southern hemisphere mofo’er, so what she’s actually whipped up is a cool chocolate cherry breakfast smoothie!


Living the Dream

Sneaking in just before the deadline, Jen has treated us to this matcha white hot chocolate.  That sounds like something we have to try!  We love those holiday cookies too!



Thank you to everyone who participated.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the hot cocoa posts as much as we have at Vegan MoFo HQ.  Check back in with us at New Year for an announcement about our plans for 2017, including more MiniMoFo Challenges, the month of VeganMoFo 2017, and the winner of the cookbook.

Till then, happy holidays!

December MiniMoFo

December MiniMoFo

We hope you’ve enjoyed a well-earned break after November’s non-stop vegan food extravaganza!  Before you get too relaxed though, we’re putting you back to work with another MiniMoFo theme.


Thank you to those of you who have already completed our Vegan MoFo 2016 survey.  If you haven’t filled it in yet, please take a few minutes now – your feedback is really valuable to us, and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a cookbook too.

The initial feedback suggests that most of you would like to see a bit more from us, so we’re going to make some announcements in January about our plans for the future.  In the meantime, we’re setting you another MiniMoFo challenge!

Just like the challenges in the run up to November, this is a voluntary exercise and you can participate in any way you like.  Here’s how it works:

  • We share a challenge, you have two weeks to make and share a dish using the #MiniMoFo tag on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or comment here with a link to your blog. That’s it!
  • We’ll feature your dishes as we go and do a round-up at the end of each challenge.
  • You can participate in MiniMoFo even if you didn’t take part in VeganMoFo in November.
  • No sign-ups are required!


December Challenge:  Hot Cocoa

December 7 – December 23

Have you got a special hot cocoa recipe up your sleeve?  Do you cook or bake anything with a hot cocoa twist?  To our Southern hemisphere friends, can you treat us to an iced chocolate instead?  Get creative and show us what you’ve come up with!

However you participate, remember to help us to find your blog or social media posts by using the hashtag and sharing your links with us.  Check back in for a roundup post after 23rd!

The VeganMoFo 2016 Survey

The VeganMoFo 2016 Survey

Thank you all for participating, commenting, liking, and sharing posts this past November! We love seeing your creativity and we’re so glad to see the vegan community grow stronger as well as larger.

We want to keep growing and improving VeganMoFo, too – and we need your input to do it! Please take a few moments to fill out this 10 question survey and let us know what you think about things we’re doing well, things we could do better, and new features you’d like to see added. You can also place your vote for which month VeganMoFo 2017 should be!

We’d like feedback from anyone and everyone! If you didn’t participate in VeganMoFo but follow us on social media, if you officially or unofficially participated, or something else. It’s all good! We are interested in any and all ideas and perspectives.

As a thank you, we will randomly select one respondent to win a cookbook of your choice. This prize is open internationally. If you are under 18, we’ll need your parents permission to mail you the prize. You can choose any in-print vegan cookbook, not just the ones pictured here.

The survey is open from now until 6pm EST on Sunday, December 18th. A winner, as well as the month for VeganMoFo 2017, will be announced on January, 1st 2017.

Thank you again for making VeganMoFo such a special and awesome part of the vegan community!

Final Week Roundup 2016

Final Week Roundup 2016

It’s December now, and VeganMoFo is over for another year! We really hope you’ve enjoyed this month and have both created and discovered lots of wonderful vegan food. It’s been great seeing people from all over the world post about veganism and vegan food all month long, and hopefully this month has inspired you to keep up the vegan eating!

For this final round up, I’ll include a mixture of posts that followed the daily prompts, and posts that didn’t. The prompts and weekly themes have proved an excellent way to keep things interesting and see how different people interpret them, but it’s also been fascinating to see others create their own themes and post food outside of the prompts! I’ll also include lots of posts, because it’s been very hard to choose and I’d like to showcase as much as possible!

Finally, we’d like to say thank you to everyone who participated this year – it’s been wonderful to get to know you all. This isn’t the last you’ll hear of us though – we’ve got some great plans in the works for VeganMoFo, so stay tuned and stay vegan!

Day 28: Holiday Bake Day! What are you planning on baking over the winter holidays? Do you make cake, or cookies? Or something savoury?

My Darling Vegan



Mm, don’t these pretzel tarts look amazing? Salted sweet treats are all the rage at the moment, and mixing crispy, salty pretzels with sweet creamy chocolate ganache sounds heavenly!

Elephantastic Vegan



Ok, so how adorable are these elephant shaped gingerbread cookies from Elephantastic Vegan? And they match the blog name too! These cookies are made without molasses, which is great if you don’t like using it or find it hard to get hold of.

SororiTea Sisters



Jennifer over at SororiTea Sisters (what a great name!) has been blogging a month of vegan tea! For holiday baking day, she posted this “Chocolate Marshmallow Spicier Chai”, which comes with vegan white chocolate chips and vegan marshmallows – definitely sounds like something you’d bake!

Vegan Dollhouse



Vegan Dollhouse baked this absolutely adorable Grasshopper Cake. The little kitty chocolates on the top are handmade – and flavoured with mint extract. This is definitely a very impressive holiday bake.



Rather than bake cookies or cake, Jobo baked lasagne! And Thanksgiving lasagne at that – with mushroom gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, turkey spiced yuba, kale, and all topped with stuffing. Uhm, who is hungry right now? I know I am.

Day 29: Holiday Test Run – It’s always good to practice – show off your hits and misses.




Amy from Veggies Save the Day (I’ve come across some great blog names this month!) plans to make this Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta for Christmas. I’m never going to say no to pasta and this looks so creamy and tomatoey it’ll be just perfect for a special meal.




Curupita on instagram tested out this pecan pie from Whole Foods, which will form part of their family Christmas. How great is it that you can buy pies as delicious as this from shops these days?



NotJustGreens has been traveling for part of MoFo and came across a gelato shop with some wonderful vegan options – including this very seasonal candy cane gelato. Also pictured are peppermint mocha, lavender hibiscus, and coconut ginger. Don’t those flavours sound amazing?



Garrick has been posting some very innovative, delicious looking meals this VeganMoFo and this looks to be no exception. Apparently, their Christmas consists of mashed potatoes, gravy, and meatballs, which sounds pretty great to me!



Erin posted her lunch, which was yam pancake with garlic bok choy – doesn’t it look so simple and delicious? And such a good looking photo too which is always a bonus!

Day 30: Food Gifts – Do you like to give food as a gift? Or receive? Show/tell us!

84 Acres


Sarah posted her recipe for Easy Vegan Eggnog – I’ll leave you with a quote from her: “This creamy vegan eggnog is so thick that it basically requires booze” – yeah, that sounds pretty good to me. Made with aquafaba – the new vegan miracle food – this sounds like a great way to make a Christmassy treat.




Kristina made this super fluffy and tasty looking cinnamon roll which would be great as a holiday gift. Who would turn down cinnamon rolls?




Sophie shares a gift that she loved receiving. These Québécoise strawberries were brought to her by her in-laws and look very tasty – I wish it was strawberry season again!

Allotment 2 Kitchen



Shaheen made a wonderful post cataloging many jams and chutneys she has made over the years as holiday gifts. Pictured is Rose Petal and Rhubarb Butter which sounds – and looks – quite beautiful.




Cookies&Style made this lovely oatmeal with gingerbread which looks adorably festive and warming. The spices of the holiday season are one of the best parts!

Herbivore’s Heaven


Finally, our own Jenny managed to sneak one final post into VeganMoFo today (we’ll allow it!). She posts a monthly “Cookbook of the Month” and this month she used VeganMoFo as her own cookbook! Featuring recipes from MoFo’ers across the board her post shows just some of the amazing recipes which have come out of this month. If you’ve found any recipes you enjoy, or food which inspired you this VeganMoFo I encourage you to follow her example – let the author of the post know how it turned out and how you liked it, as it’s great to get feedback on your food, and it means you can keep in touch and find more great recipes!