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April MiniMoFo

April MiniMoFo

Are you ready for April’s MiniMoFo challenge?

A lot of us are going through the changes in the seasons right now, and you know what that means? Rain. More for some of us than others perhaps, but everyone has a rainy day now and then.

So, what is your rainy day food? When the weather is damp and soggy and you’re stuck inside, what do you like to eat?

Share with us for this month’s MiniMoFo, 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.

March MiniMoFo Roundup

March MiniMoFo Roundup

Goodbye March! I think it’s felt like quite a long month – but on the other hand, I’m shocked it’s April already! We’ve done a quarter of the year already, wow! This month we gave you the MiniMoFo theme of green, partly inspired by St Patrick’s Day in the middle of the month, and partly because, we’re vegans, we should do green well, right? And we did do green well – here are some of the mouthwatering dishes you’ve shared this month:

One Sonic Bite

Have you seen any of Jennifer’s cocktails throughout VeganMoFo challenges? If not, go and check them out – she always comes up with a great vegan cocktail! And this one is no different – have you ever thought to try a grasshopper with matcha? No? Why not give it a go!

@dimsimkitty

Continuing on the drinks theme, Susan made this Cherry Pie Green Smoothie from a recipe from Greenilicious, a cookbook written by yet another VeganMoFo-er! How cool is that? I’m intrigued by the sound of a cherry pie smoothie. She also wrote a review of the book, if you’d like to check it out!

Living the Dream

Jen made a green grilled sandwich and did some green crafts (check out her blog for the crafts). This sandwich has organic greens, avocado, homemade pesto, pico de gallo, and vegan cheese in it. Yum!

@oohsarracuda

Sarra made a mouthwatering St Patrick’s Day feast – steak & stout stew, colcannon, and herbed soda bread – I could just do with a lovely warming bowl of this!

@veganfeastcatering

More colcannon, just this time deconstructed style from Janet at Vegan Feast Catering! I gotta say, they both look lovely.

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie made loads of recipes for this month’s MiniMoFo – find the links on her blog – all including spinach! Definitely a healthy month for her! This is a creamy raw spinach pasta sauce she made.

@ambereatsveg

Someone else who went all out for MiniMoFo this month is Amber, who had me extremely indecisive about which post of hers to feature! I went with this very green bowl in the end because – it’s just amazingly green! Check out her instagram for more posts.

@mrs.spaetzle

Who can say no to pasta? One of the basic food groups! But it’s even better when made into a delicious meal like this green pasta – mmm!

@crumbs.and.caramel

Yet more colcannon…why not? It’s tasty! This one tops a shepherds pie, which is a pretty ingenious way of using it. Perfect for those cold days.

@mosolyoga

Lasagne is always great, but make it spinach lasagne and turn it green and it is even more exciting! I just love how vibrant the green is in this lasagne.

@bonnie_rabbits

And what could celebrate greenery more than heaps of fresh green vegetables? Look how beautiful these are – and think of all the delightful meals you could cook with them!

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s MiniMoFo – stay tuned to find out April’s!

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!

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!

January MiniMoFo!

January MiniMoFo!

It’s a new year, a new month, and time for a new MiniMoFo! January’s MiniMoFo is all about Creating Warmth. For those of us in the northern hemisphere who are feeling slightly chilly at the moment, you might like to make food that warms you up and staves off the cold. If not, you might want to find other ways to heat up your food – do you use chillies, or peppercorns? Mustard or wasabi? What unusual – or not – ways do you create warmth in your food?

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!