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March MiniMoFo!

March MiniMoFo!

March’s MiniMoFo theme is: Go green! This theme is inspired by Spring, which we hope is just around the corner, but you can interpret it however you please – use any green seasonal vegetables where you are, make something festive in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, whatever you like!

As always, everyone can participate in MiniMoFo, and newcomers are always welcome to join in – the only rule is to keep it vegan! Use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media, and link to your blog post in the comments below so that we can come and see what you’ve been cooking and feature you in our roundup post at the end of the month. Happy cooking!

February MiniMoFo Roundup

February MiniMoFo Roundup

February’s MiniMoFo was all about showing love through food – and unsurprisingly, you all outdid yourselves! Let’s take a look at what our VeganMoFo’ers made for their nearest and dearest in February.

@crumbs.and.caramel

This month there have been some delicious baked goods courtesy of C&C, but there’s always room for a little savoury treat too – like this heartbeet hummus, winning the hearts of her kids! .

Food for Dissertating

There’s nothing like treating yourself to a special homemade lunch! Check out this three tier bento with chilli, chips and trimmings. Vegan sour cream should always be served in a heart-shaped pot! If you’re looking for packed lunch inspiration, be sure to check out this blog.

@vegan.raptor

Who will the slayer share this buff-ito with, Angel or Spike?!

@ambereatsveg

As Amber points out, love isn’t all about grand gestures, it can be something as simple as regularly doing nice things for your loved ones. Like bringing them purple potato fries, for example.

@mrs.spaetzle

Show some love for this hearty plate of food! Mrs Spaetzle is out to impress with these oven-baked chickpeas and eggplant cubes on top of tomato sauce and spaghetti. Yum!

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie whipped up this exciting feast for her beau, and also shared some pictures of her feline friends looking extremely snuggly! Check out her post for more food and more cats.

@ladyfunk25

Angie was well aware of the impracticalities of making a slap-up meal on a Wednesday evening, so she prepared a quick and easy Valentine’s meal that was still really impressive. Feast your eyes on that lemon pepper fettucini!

Living the Dream

Jen was back on the blog and in the kitchen this month, with an update on their post-Irma progress, and some delicious chocolate meringues.

@yixzyy

Cookies within cookies – what better way to show that you love someone?!

Herbivores’ Heaven

Jenny revealed the way to her heart – chocolate and pretzel donuts. Yum!

@veganfeastcatering

Check out these spring rolls with berry dipping sauce created by Janet- quite the delicacy!

@vegfullife

And February is not only about Valentine’s Day! Here’s a pretty spectacular birthday cookie cake, lovingly made by Kristy.

 

We love your culinary efforts! Stay tuned for March’s theme!

February MiniMoFo!

February MiniMoFo!

It’s time for the next MiniMoFo already!  February’s theme is: Food is Love. Maybe you’re planning a fancy Valentine’s Day dinner with a special someone, but we’re also celebrating non-romantic love – share your Galentine’s brunch, food gifts for the people who brighten up your day, or even edible treats for your canine companions! Show some love with some delicious food, ad let us see what you’ve created!

Remember, MiniMoFo is open to anyone – whether you’ve previously participated or not! Just make it vegan, and either use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media or post the link in the comments below to be featured in the roundup at the end of them month!

 

January MiniMoFo Roundup

January MiniMoFo Roundup

It looks like all our VeganMoFo friends are starting 2018 as you mean to go on – with all the delicious food! We’ve been bowled over by your efforts for January’s MiniMoFo, all based on the subject of ‘creating warmth.’ Take a look at what you all came up with!

 

@dimsimkitty

Susan is in the middle of a glorious Australian summer, so she got creative with this prompt – here’s her grape, pineapple, cucumber and coconut smoothie, with a warming kick of ginger!

 

Adventures in Veganism

Here’s a more traditionally warm drink – tea!  Katie tells us about her love of tea, and how scones make the perfect accompaniment to a good cuppa!

 

My Apologies for the Novel

Soup warms the soul as well as the body!  We can just imagine hunkering down with a bowl of Julie’s chickpea noodle soup and feeling instantly better about the winter and everything else too!

 

@mrs.spaetzle

And another soothing wintry soup! Can’t you just taste it?!

 

@veganistamama

Veganista Mama was really treating her kids with this tomato soup, served with grilled cheese sandwiches and garlic-stuffed hasselback potatoes. She even made her own cheese!

 

@crumbs.and.caramel

Sticking with soul-soothing dishes – any takers for this roasted garlic and vegetable stew with red lentils and savoury tomatoes?  The recipe’s available on Instagram so you can have a whirl yourself at home!

 

@yixzyy

Who doesn’t love making use of their slow cooker in the winter? Emma made this sweet potato dhal topped with roasted cashews.  Stay tuned for the recipe over at Walks, Talks and Eats!

 

@pepajobo

Feast your eyes on this plate of comfort food!  Smoky mushrooms sound like the perfect thing to keep you warm!

 

@ambereatsveg

Amber whipped up some Creamy NoHoney Mustard Roasted Root Veg, and we really like the look of it!  Check out those colours!

 

@nicolearciello

Could anything be more exciting than mac’n’cheese pizza?!  Nicole is showing us all how pizza night should be done!

 

@juli.ane_x

Of course there were some good spicy dishes shared this month too – like these enchiladas from Juli(ane). We definitely approve of the amount of cheese on there!

 

@gogreenly318

And don’t miss this black bean and black eye pea chilli from Libby.  Cornbread croutons sound like the fanciest and most delicious thing ever!

 

@vegfullife

And BBQ dishes have a good warm kick to them as well, like Kirsty’s BBQ soy curls with ranch dressing. Yum!

 

@veganfeastcatering

Behold Janet’s saag aloo with soy curls – and an extra dusting of chilli!  Perfect for keeping the cold at bay!

 

Coastal Vegan

Clare takes us on the journey into the world of fermenting – here’s her green peppercorn mustard, and you can read more about her pico de gallo endeavour over on her blog.

 

@notfunatparties

And it’s not all savoury dishes – check out this lavender balsamic blueberry pie that Jenny made! What a work of art!

 

Stay tuned for February’s MiniMoFo theme!

December MiniMoFo

December MiniMoFo

It’s that time of year again when for many of us the weather is getting colder and colder, and there’s a big winter holiday right around the corner.  We’re urging you all to keep warm this December with our MiniMoFo theme:

Festive baking!

It doesn’t matter which occasion you’re celebrating, or if you’re just looking for an excuse to eat treats – we want to see your baked goods!

Remember that anyone can participate in MiniMoFo, whether you registered for VeganMoFo or not – so tell your friends!  And don’t forget to use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media or post your link in the comments below, and check back at the end of the month for our roundup.

 

 

November MiniMoFo Round Up!

November MiniMoFo Round Up!

We’re happy to see that you weren’t too exhausted from VeganMoFo – lots of you embraced November’s lazy MiniMoFo theme!  Let’s check in on what’s been cooking!

@notfunatparties

Lazy food needn’t mean junk food – check out this plate of veg, rice and chick’n!  This is a lot more effort than I put in when I’m feeling lazy, so it’s extra impressive!

@vegan.raptor

Vegan Raptor took Ron Swanson for a lazy Sunday brunch. Ron has really come round to veganism – he looks ready to dive into those pancakes!

@dimsimkitty

MoFo regular Susan didn’t disappoint with this easy and delicious cheeseboard. Smoked sesame cheese sounds quite special, doesn’t it?!

@juli.ane_x

Juli travels like every Brit – too lazy to pack a lunch, you’ve got to treat yourself to a meal deal!  Fortunately Pret has plenty of options for the vegan on the go.

Coastal Vegan

Clare undertook some serious research into new ready meals from Waitrose in the UK – and one of them contains chicken pieces from the Vegetarian Butcher!  What a time to be alive!  Check out the full review on her blog.

@ladyfunk25

Angie has the right idea with this quick and easy stir fry made from whatever’s left in the fridge!

@veganistamama

Kimchi and black bean nachos sound extremely exciting!  Veganista Mama just threw these together at the last minute when she realised it was National Nachos Day – now that’s good improvising!

@vegfullife

Kristy made a big pot of goulash for her lazy meal!  This contains red lentil pasta, beefy crumbles and fire roasted tomatoes – it sounds absolutely delicious!

@ambereatsveg

Amber was feeling under the weather, so she was sticking to simple, lazy dishes, like this Asian coleslaw. Doesn’t it look sensational?!

@mosolyoga

This raw veggie bowl looks so refreshing – and so easy to throw together!

@pennyrakau

Doesn’t a fancy jar make all the difference? These PB&J overnight oats could be served in a fancy cafe, but Penny knows it takes mere minutes to whip up at home – including the homemade jam!

@mrs.spaetzle

Mrs S didn’t only make a lazy dish using whatever was in the fridge, she also invented a new meal!  Introducing “linner” – when you get home and it’s too early for dinner, but far too late for lunch.  We’ve all been there!

@twohappyrabbits

Our favourite travelling vegans threw this together on the road:  a tofu egg salad with pita, pickles and pea shoots!  Look at those vibrant colours!

@veg_domesticgoddess

Kira knows that lazy food isn’t just about having a hearty tempeh chilli in your freezer for emergencies, it’s also about minimising the washing up by using the same pan to heat the chilli and the quesadillas!

@veganfeastcatering

I can’t believe it’s still warm enough for ice lollies anywhere, but Janet’s proving me wrong by digging one of these blackberry and merlot pops out of the freezer for a lazy treat!

One Raw Bite

Jennifer’s lazy post was one that she hadn’t got round to posting for eight months!  This review of Philadelphia restaurant Circles appears to be worth the wait though – just look at the pad thai!

My Apologies for the Novel

I didn’t think anyone would manage to combine our MiniMoFo theme with Thanksgiving, but Julie proved me wrong!  Her post combines a quick and easy mac’n’cheese with a hearty Thanksgiving plate.  You can find out more on her blog.

Herbivores’ Heaven

There’s nothing better than a good lazy brunch, and over at HH you can read about not one but two all-vegan, all-you-can-eat buffet brunches!

Living the Dream @ Deer Run

Jen gives us another post-hurricane update along with a recipe for bread that’s so lazy, you can make it in your crock pot while you run around doing a million errands!

 

Not such a lazy month after all!  Thanks to everyone who has shared a recipe or picture this month.  Stay tuned for an announcement on December’s MiniMoFo theme!

November MiniMoFo

November MiniMoFo

You might be exhausted after a whole month of food blogging and snapping, but there’s no rest for the wicked:  MiniMoFo is back!  This time it should be easy-peasy though – you’ve got a whole month to make just one post, and the theme is:

Lazy!

You can interpret this however you like. It could be your favourite convenience food, your favourite spot for a leisurely coffee, a meal that your flatmate makes for you while you’re lazing on the sofa, your easiest recipe…so many possibilities!

Whatever angle you choose, just remember to use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media or post your link in the comments below, and check back at the end of the month for our roundup.

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The VeganMoFo 2017 Survey

The VeganMoFo 2017 Survey

Thank you to everyone who made VeganMoFo 2017 so special – everyone who posted, shared, liked and commented!  We hope you’re all coming away from October not only with more vegan recipes up your sleeves, but also with some new online friends and more like-minded people filling up your social media!

We want VeganMoFo to be the best it possibly can be, so we’d love to hear your feedback and comments and find out what you want for next year. So we’d love it if you could spare a little time to fill in our ten question survey and tell us your thoughts – you can also let us know which month you’d most like VeganMoFo 2018 to be held in!

Even if you didn’t register for VeganMoFo 2017, we’d still love to hear from you – registered participants, latecomers who joined in and spectators who were happily liking and commenting are all welcome to give us feedback.

And to show our appreciation, we’ll randomly select one respondent to win the in-print vegan cookbook of their choice!  This prize will be available internationally.

You can find the survey here!

The survey is open from now until midnight GMT, Thursday 16th November.  We’ll contact the winner and announce the month for VeganMoFo 2018 shortly afterwards!

Will’s Vegan Shoes Giveaway!

Will’s Vegan Shoes Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to our winners, @mrs.spaetzle and Not Fun at Parties.

It’s the last day of VeganMoFo, and you’re probably ready to put your feet up and have a break! Not so fast, though – we have a giveaway that will have you up and about and strutting your stuff on the street!

Will’s Vegan Shoes is an amazing ethical fashion brand that’s been around since 2012.  Their mission statement is to produce fashionable footwear that harms neither animals nor people in the process. Over on their website you can find a huge range of shoes for men, women and children, along with accessories like belts, wallets and stylish satchels.

 

Will has been kind enough to offer gift cards to two lucky winners – €100 to a European resident, and $100US for someone from the rest of the world!

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is tell us:  what has been your highlight of VeganMoFo 2017?  It could be a new blogger you’ve discovered (tell us who it is!), an Instagrammer who brightens your day, one particular recipe you can’t wait to try, a theme you’ve really enjoyed following, a daily prompt that you loved…anything you like!

Leave us a comment either here on the blog or over on the Instagram post and tell us your VeganMoFo 2017 highlight. We will choose a winner at random. Of course, this giveaway is open internationally but only to registered VeganMoFo participants.  It will close at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

Good luck!

Veganomicon Giveaway!

Veganomicon Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to our winner, Accidentally Meatless.

2007 was a busy year for vegan goddess Isa Chandra Moskowitz.  Not only did she launch the first ever VeganMoFo, but she also released one of the greatest cookbooks of all time, Veganomicon, co-written with fellow vegan hero Terry Hope Romero.

Isa and Terry have marked the latter anniversary by releasing the Veganomicon 10th Anniversary Edition (published by Da Capo Press).  The new edition has updated some of the classic recipes you already know and love, along with 25 completely new dishes!

 

The kind people at Da Capo Press have donated one copy of Veganomicon 10th Anniversary Edition for one of our lucky participants!

All you have to do is answer this question here on the blog or on Instagram:  what’s your favourite Isa and/or Terry recipe?  This competition is only open to registered VeganMoFo participants in the USA and Canada.  It will close at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

Good luck!