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Week 2 Roundup!

Week 2 Roundup!

Another week over – can you believe we’re already over halfway through VeganMoFo?! I hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are! Let’s look back at some of the highlights of the second week. For those of you following the weekly themes, this one was all about pop culture and there were some really fun takes on the daily prompts!

 

Day 10: Inspired by favourite show

Coastal Vegans

Clare was inspired by Jane the Virgin to make the ultimate grilled cheese – do you agree with her take on triangles?!

@oohsarracuda

Sarra takes inspiration from the greatest TV show of all time (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, duh) with Buffy Summers-time pizza and cookies good enough to make the gang forget the drug-laced dishes that evil Ted was cooking for them. Now I really want to rewatch that episode…and eat this pizza!

 

Day 11: Cook for your favourite character

@mosolyoga

Surely even Mr Darcy would find something nice to say about this shepherd’s pie? Let’s hope he isn’t prejudiced against vegan food!

AfroVeganChick

Meanwhile, VeganMoFo regular Janyce continues with her Caribbean Cuisine theme – check out this Barbadian recipe for cou-cou with lime fish!

 

Day 12: Veganise a dish from a sci-fi/fantasy world

Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle and Health Coaching Blog

Any excuse to make fun of the Star Wars prequels! Cindy took inspiration from a terrible scene in Attack of the Clones for these fancy looking poached pears.

Long Island Vegan

I still feel like dessert hummus probably comes from an alternate reality, but Long Island Vegan has almost convinced me that it’s worth trying…check out her Aldi haul review post, and learn more about the vegan scene on Long Island with her theme this month.

 

Day 13: Food song pun

Amber Eats Veg

Amber managed to stick to her theme (Southern dishes) and still incorporate a good song pun when she shared this frito pie recipe: Reach for the Pies by the Flaming Chips!

Living the Dream

VeganMoFo superstar Jen is doing an ambitious 31 days of cake this year – living the dream, indeed! Today she made a fruit smoothie cake, and just look at the colour of that batter! You can find the full recipe on her blog.

Walks, Talks & Eats

And make sure to check out this new recipe from VeganMoFo organiser extraordinaire, Emma! Biscoff rocky road sounds like the ultimate treat!

 

Day 14: Cook something to bring a villain back from the dark side

@ladyfunk25

Angie is posting all month on an Adventure Time theme, which sometimes ties in perfectly with the daily prompts. Here’s a chocolate pudding to placate the Duke of Nuts, a character who is always stealing other people’s desserts because he has a pudding deficiency. I wonder if I can get away with that too…

Downright Vegan

I’m not sure if maple walnut whisky fudge would turn us to or from the dark side…but either way, it sounds delicious! The full recipe is provided so you can see for yourself.

 

Day 15: Cartoon inspired

@idunsyn

The Broccoloids are coming for us! Angela has some interesting philosophical thoughts on how compatible these villains are with a vegan mindset, but ultimately reaches the only possible conclusion: eat all the broccoli!

Alien on Toast

Sal is posting on three different topics per week as part of her VeganMoFo theme – veganising, what I ate, and recipe testing. Her ‘what I ate’ posts are full of envy-inducing snaps of the delicious feasts she found in San Diego recently. She’ll have you booking your flights in no time!

 

Day 16: Perfect snacks for event TV

@sbrightw13

Sarah assures us that this sweet and spicy pineapple fried rice is the perfect accompaniment to any season finale, and we believe her – it looks delicious!

Adventures in Veganism

There’s a reason that popcorn is a classic snack, and vegan parmesan, garlic salt and rosemary sound like the perfect topping. It looks like somebody agrees!

 

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with in Week 3!

Week 1 Roundup!

Week 1 Roundup!

The first official week of VeganMoFo 2019 is over! Ok, week and a bit, but we figured we’d include it all in one round-up. We’ve already seen some amazing food and got glimpses into your vegan lives, and are looking forward to seeing more over the next few weeks! Some of you are following the prompts, and some are doing your own thing, and both are perfect! Here are some of the highlights…

Day 1: Introduce Yourself

One Raw Bite

Jennifer has been doing VeganMoFo for the past four years, and this years theme is all about her CSA box. Don’t know what that is? Head to her blog for a handy guide!

Herbivore’s Heaven

VeganMoFo’s very own Jenny has a Japanese theme to her MoFo-ing this year. Check out her blog to find out how creme brulee fits into it!

@teaandsympatico

Caroline’s theme for the month is books and reading…and food and drink to go with that. Sounds pretty perfect right? She starts off with this chocolate chip marzipan cookie – yum!

Day 2: Kitchen Tour

Recipes For Self Care

Look at this beautiful kitchen! The greenery especially makes it feel very cared for and lovely!

Food For Dissertating

A blog full of lunch ideas? You’ll never run out of things to make again! This is a 3 tier bento box, and you can find the recipes for all the goodies on the blog link above!

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie’s blog is pretty great, because every post ends with a cat picture! So it’s no surprise to find these cat oven mitts and pot holders in her kitchen…but aren’t they cute?

Day 3: Biscuits/Cookies

Veginspired

These cookies are chocolate mocha flavour, and look so simple to make! Just combine the ingredients and go. Yum!

The Singular Vegan

Being very “Bake-Off” themed today and using a Paul Hollywood recipe! These gingernut biscuits were veganised from his recipe, and sound perfect!

@openmikepunkrock

Here at VeganMoFo, we don’t mind if your food is bought or made – so long as it’s vegan! And this “chocodoodle” Mike bought looks and sounds amazing!

Day 4: Cake!

@veganpicnics

Hands up who loves a good picnic? You’ll never have to worry about what to take again, if you follow Vegan Picnics! This is a cranberry bliss bar, vegan and gluten free, and lovely for a picnic!

@bonnie_rabbits

Chocolate cake, whipped cream, pomegranates…what’s not to love about this cake?

@mosolyoga

Rice pudding cake sounds intriguing but delicious! Especially topped with fresh berries and nuts.

Day 5: Pastry

Vegan Ha Ha

This tabbouleh is made with millet, and is perfect for a warm summer day, with herbs and vegetables and preserved lemon for a nice tang!

Downright Vegan

Inspired by pastries seen in a bakery, these are similar to mille-feuille, but without icing on the top, and look mouth wateringly good!

Vegan Beckles

Pastry can be savoury too! These are both vegan and gluten free, and packed full of melty cheese, soft potatoes, and herbed onions. Delicious!

Day 6: Bread

@butfirstsalad

With a bread prompt, you have to make sandwiches, right? This is an almond butter sweet potato fluffernuter sandwich…ok, how cool does that sound?

@trimazingvlc

Oooh, bagels! And homemade at that. You can’t get much better than homemade bagels, can you?

@_hollyblue_

Holly made a beautiful looking bento box, featuring a gluten free vegan naan bread, using a recipe from the lovely Vegan Richa!

Day 7: Technical Challenge – Quiche

Vegans Need Sauce

Mmm, how creamy and tasty does this quiche look? A tofu base, with spinach, onion, and garlic – simple flavours but perfect for quiche!

@sbrightw3

Sarah made quiche with potatoes, onions, mushrooms & rosemary – and all those flavours sound perfect together.

@vegan.raptor

Vegan Raptor is doing a Star Wars themed MoFo…full of great puns like this “Ham Solo”! Every morning is a guessing game…can you guess what each meal is referring to?

Day 8: Afternoon Tea

Just Bloggs Vegan

Would you look at this spread! Three types of sandwich on the bottom layer, coronation chickpea vol-au-vents in the middle, and scones with homemade jam and creme fraiche. I love the amount of effort that went into this, and would definitely be happy having it at a nice cafe!

Go Vegga

Who wouldn’t want lemon drizzle cake served at afternoon tea? This was baked for a birthday – and I bet it was well recieved!

@oohsarracuda

Sarra has absolutely mastered making biscuits, and if she made these for Mary Berry? She’d be won over in an instant, I’m sure!

Day 9: Showstopper

Gonna Go Walk the Dogs

Four words. Vegan Angel Food Cake. Amazing! Using the magic of aquafaba – the liquid from cooking chickpeas – this light and fluffy cake was veganised, and looks so perfect!

@idunsyn

Angela says she’s “not very good at showstoppers” but I firmly disagree – this looks amazing! The recipe is from Chloe’s Vegan Desserts and looks like a must-make.

Amber Eats Veg

Do you want to hear the history behind this booze soaked Alabama Lane Cake? Head over to Amber’s blog, and also find out how to make it!

 

Thanks again to everyone who is taking part – tune in next week for our Week 2 Roundup!