This contest is over Hey y’all Lazy Smurf here. I can’t believe another Veganmofo is almost over! This year I’ve been making all the instagram prompts and regramming & retweeting like crazy. It’s been so fun seeing everyone’s amazing work! One of our awesome mofoers Hannah Teson who blogs over at House Vegan has been pulling out all the stops this veganmofo and she just came out with an e-book about taking autumn enjoyment to the NEXT LEVEL. It’s called “House Vegan: Fall FOMO No More” and it’s more than just your dreamy comforting fall recipes like Apple Cider Donuts and Gravy-Smothered Stuffed Seitan Sausages. It also has a plan for getting your home ready for fall, picking out movies to watch, planning activities and even recipes for Shower Melts and Fall Pie Simmer Pot to make your home smell great!
I think a lot of you would love it so Hannah has been kind enough to do a giveaway! All you have to do is post below with what gets you most excited for fall and make sure you leave your name & an email that you check. I’ll be back to pick a random winner! This is an e-book so it’s open to anyone in the world! Yay!
This Giveaway is now Closed When you are a vegan people ask you the same annoying questions over and over (ie Do you eat chicken?). But if you are a vegan that doesn’t like salad, let me tell you from first hand knowledge, that you are going to have some serious ‘splainin’ to do. People look at you, aghast, “But what do you eat???”.
Well folks, with this amazing new book by Terry Hope Romero I can easily answer now with salads like “Spring Herb Salad with Maple Orange Tempeh, or Deviled Kale Caesar Salad or Seared Garlic Chickpeas, Spinach, and Farro”. Terry’s book is full of recipes that I would actually not just eat but completely enjoy. The book has so many dressings like Chia Chipotle Dressing and toppings like Curried Cashew Pepita Crunch that you can add to any old boring salad you make to make it awesome too! Proteins like that 70’s tofu have been huge hits over on the PPK. And it’s arranged seasonally so you won’t be trying to use so-called “tomatoes” in the dead of winter. I am a salad hater no more! Here is a great and thorough review from Vegan Eats and Treats if you want to learn more and see tons of pictures.
Now if you want to win a copy from one the greatest vegan authors of our time you must have a US or Canada address, fill in your email, and answer me this question in the next 24 hours. What is the one thing that you like to add to any salad that will make it pop? Extra Rule! You can not answer with anything that someone ahead of you has already said. SO if the first comment is “Olives” you bet your ass you better not answer olives. Unless you want to lose!
I always learn a ton of things during veganmofo and find so much inspiration from other blogs. It’s amazing how everyone has the same parameters, write about vegan food every day for a month, and then takes it in so many different directions. For example, some people come up with themes like The Miss Kitchen Witch Recipe Blog doing Harry Potter inspired recipes every day. Today her Mrs. Weasley’s Vegan Bacon Butties looked pretty much to die for.
On of my most favorite things is seeing dishes prepared in ways that I am unfamiliar with and I’ve pretty much only seen jackfruit as a fruit or a meat sub so it was super cool to see this dish, Jukut Nangka, from Bali. VegFusion says that it’s “a local dish which is slow cooked young jackfruit with local spices and beans, served with red and white rice.”
I love seeing new ways to use ingredients that I make the same way every single time. In this case, these Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash sound delightful and festive. I love sweet roasted vegetables and I bet the coconut bacon adds a lot.
Some dishes I see just make me swoon, not literally, I don’t know if I’ve ever literally swooned but I think you’ll know what I mean when you see these Chilean Panqueques con manjar or Crepes with Dulce de Leche in English from Vegan Sweet and Simple. It’s the kind of food you want to marry.
And finally, I love new ways to get more chocolate into my diet AND Earl Grey Tea so I can embrace my inner Captain Picard. I wish I could embrace the outer Captain Picard…and these truffles.
Hope you all still have your mofo mojo! Only 7 days to go!
This Giveaway is now closed Bryant Terry is one of the most captivating vegan cookbook authors in the US. His books are always full of storytelling, music suggestions, and involved techniques that really put you in touch with a recipe in a more holistic way than just following directions. In that way, he’s kind of like my favorite food bloggers which makes his books a joy to read. Here is a great review of what you can expect to find inside from Beard and Bonnet who had it as her veganmofo book of the week on September 4th. I’ve heard really positive comments from everyone who has this book including our own Gabrielle who says “the dukkah cornbread is life-changing”. I love African, Caribbean, and Southern food and Bryant Terry’s use of seasonal produce and greens in almost every recipe will make it a winner for many mofo-ers out there who love to cook.
If you are interested in winning a copy of the book please have a US address, leave an email that you check in the form below, and ANSWER ME THIS QUESTION: What song would best fit your style in the kitchen. I’ll pick a winner tomorrow!
I can’t believe VeganMoFo is more than half over! It feels like it’s only just begun. Maybe that’s because for the first time in five years I haven’t been meeting my post quota. URGH! I’m happy to see so many folks persevering through. Today I saw a theme seem to emerge or maybe I couldn’t help but be struck by all the balls from all over the vegan world.
I also saw these Korean omelette rolls (????) from VEGALINA and I wanted someone to feed them to me ASAP. I had to double check that there was no egg because, Jeez, they look eggy. It’s amazing what a bit of turmeric and chickpean flour can do. I bet they tast eggy too with that black salt.
I’ve really been enjoying Olives For Dinner’s theme of cooking recipes from Vegan Cookbooks because erinwyso and I seem to have the exact same books! It’s wonderful to see so many of the recipes I’ve looked over come to life in their beautiful photography.
Finally, my favorite post I saw today: Smurf Tarts! I didn’t even know this was a thing! I know what my theme is going to be next year! Thanks Fiekefatjerietjesfor turning all of us on to this amazing dessert. Don’t worry no Smurf’s were harmed in the making of this post, that’s how vegan we are.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED I’m so excited that we are giving away a copy Jason Wyrick’s new book Vegan Tacos to one lucky US reader. Yesterday I did a detailed review on my blog but all you really need to know is that if you like tacos OR if you have never eaten tacos you need this book. There are plenty of substitutions for gluten free, soy free, engine-two, whole foods, or whatever diet you might be on too so it will work for anyone with access to Mexican ingredients.
Vegan Tacos covers everything from making your own tortillas, to grilling, steaming, stewing, or sauteing tacos, to making salsas, guacamoles, and even rounding of the meal with a delicious beverage and a shot of tequilla (no worm). There are dessert tacos, fusion tacos, authentic tacos, super healthy tacos, deep fried tacos, and my favorite, breakfast tacos. Jason will even teach you how to make melty Queso Oaxqaca and how to ferment your own Queso Fresco and give you tons of tips along the way.
If you would like to win a copy please have a US address and list an email that you check and answer me this question: Where was the best place you ever had vegan Mexican food? It doesn’t matter if it’s your favorite taco truck, on your last surfing trip to Baja or at your abuela’s table. Just tell me where you had it, what you had, and why it was so good. I’ll pick a winner on Monday.
I love finger foods, there is just something about eating bits of composed bites that seems so much more refined than shoveling forkfuls in your mouth from a bowl. When I found out Celine and Tami were writting a cookbook on finger foods I couldn’t wait to get a copy in my hot hands.
Upon cracking open Vegan Finger Foods the first thing I noticed was all the lovely photos taken by Celine and the very modern ideas. I had a hard time deciding what I would try because so many different recipes were appealing. I think the recipes in this book would appeal to all the different kinds of vegan diets out there. There are recipes that feature whole foods, are soy free, soy heavy, gluten free, bread based, raw, baked, complicated, easy, cupcake heavy, sugar free, comfort food, or chocolate based.
The first chapter is a short primer on finger foods and any types of special ingredients they use. Then it goes into “Veggie-Centric Finger Feasts” with recipes like “Kale Cucumber Cups” and “Snacking Chickpeas” these were all vegetable heavy and on the easier side. Next was “Stuffed and Dipped” with recipes like “Sauerkraut Stuffed Seitan Rounds” and “Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites” which I think most excited me. Then “Bread-Based Bites with recipes like “Pull Apart Pesto Bread” and “Spinach Swirls with Quicky Marinara” and finally “Sweet Little Somethings which includes recipes like “Creamsicle Ice Lollies” and “Goji Berry Cacao Bites”.
I’ve tried a bunch of recipes from the book including the Tahini Popcorn Balls, the Mexican Potato Skins, and the Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites and they have all been fantastic. Maybe my favorite has been these baked Jalapeno Poppers though. Delicious!
If you would like a copy of Vegan Finger Foods too you are in luck! Since Tami and Celine are the coolest and longtime mofo-ers they are going ALL OUT and giving away 4 copies for the US and 3 copies for the UK & ROI too. Holy Shitake! Since the latter group are probably snug in their beds right now I am also going to keep this contest open for 48 hours so everyone has a chance to enter.
TO WIN A COPY Please leave a comment below with an email address that you check and answer me this Veganmofo Question: Of all the recipes, reviews, and stories you have read over the years from Veganmofoers which one has stuck with you the most? Did you try a recipe that became a favorite years ago? Did you decide to take the taco or beer challenge this year? Are you looking forward to traveling to New Orleans after reading all about the amazing food there? Whatever it is spill the beans and leave a link if you like!
This Contest is Now Closed, See ya next year! In Austin Texas we LOVE tacos. It’s actually a condition of living here I think, certainly of being happy here! For veganmofo this year a few of us, including myself, the lonestar plate,the taco liberation front, and Rabbit Food Grocery decided to do a taco cleanse and post about it every day for veganmofo. We also thought it would be fun to make a zine and Rabbit Food Grocery is offering to give one away to anyone in the world!
The zine is a lot of fun, it starts with forward by Laura Beck from Vegansaurus and then there are tons of recipes from bloggers from Austin, games, quizzes, rants, and everything you need to get support through your own taco cleanse. There is even a certificate on the back page! And a guide to taco yoga!
Rabbit Food Grocery is a fantastic vegan store here in Austin that has everything from V-Dog vegan dog food, to Sir Richard Condoms, to Match Grown Meats, to Soy Curls and Vitamins. So if you do decide to order the zine, order a ton of other stuff too and save on shipping!
For today’s giveaway Rabbit Food Grocery is giving away one zine to anyone in the world. All you have to do is answer this question: If you were going to eat one food for a month, for breakfast lunch and dinner, what would it be? Please also use an email that you check so I can send them your shipping information.
We were going to do a giveaway for the Vegg but then the creator, Rocky, wanted to do something extra special for all of you and offer free samples for any of you veganmofo bloggers who might be interested! He will also include a free cookbook!!! I got a sample a while back and I have been using it mostly for scrambled veggs for my breakfast tacos but I’ve seen people do all sorts of things. I know French toast with it is really popular too.And it even can work as a dipping sauce.
So if you would like your own sample just write to firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know what your blog is too. You can also like them on Facebook and on Twitter.