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Month: August 2017

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!