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September MiniMoFo Roundup!

September MiniMoFo Roundup!

Who’s excited for October and VeganMoFo 2017? We certainly are! But, in the meantime we’re enjoying reading all this month’s MiniMoFo submissions. The theme this month, Literary Inspiration, was a tough one we know, but there have been some great submissions!

Ichiban Vegan

Jess at Ichiban Vegan took inspiration from the much loved Harry Potter series and made Hagrid’s rock cakes. She made them gluten, soy, and nut free too – so perfect for all the Hogwarts students regardless of their diets! There’s even a little photo tutorial showing you how to make them.

@ambereatsveg

Amber made a Peach Margarita Cheesecake inspired by Tom Robbins’ Still Life with a Woodpecker. I’ve never read the book, but this has certainly inspired me to pick it up!

@veganistamama

More Harry Potter now, as earlier this month VeganistaMama celebrated “19 Years Later” from the Harry Potter epilogue by making creamy onion soup and Irish soda bread and serving it in a Marauder’s Map mug!

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie took her inspiration from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and made “Bananana Dakry” (as described by Nanny Ogg). Just like Nanny Ogg, she also drew a picture of her bananana dakry, make sure to go and check it (and her kitties!) out.

@veganfeastcatering

Janet from Vegan Feast Catering chose her favourite book as a cookbook, which may be cheating a little, but it works! Her current favourite cookbook is Bowl by Lukas Volger.

Herbivore’s Heaven

Jenny found a restaurant named after a character from Kipling’s The Jungle Book – Mowgli in Manchester! She had many different dishes, including this chip butty, which had sauce that was “pure fire” – sounds like a challenge to me.

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Another Discworld submission, this time from Emma who made Jammy Devils, also inspired by the same character as Julie – Nanny Ogg! These are little biscuits with different flavoured jam in the centre.

 

We hope you enjoyed this month’s MiniMoFo, and are on your way to being prepared for October and lots of amazing food! Keep checking back for giveaways, round ups, interviews and more.

August MiniMoFo Roundup

August MiniMoFo Roundup

Summer is coming to an end, and here at VeganMoFo HQ we’ve been saying goodbye with some tasty outdoor eats in the last of the sunshine!  Let’s take a look at the highlights of August’s outdoor-themed MiniMoFo.

 

@oohsarracuda

Sarra knows how to start the day in style with breakfast and a good book in the great outdoors!  The bagel is spread with kale cream cheese – sounds good!

 

@things2eat

Here’s another MoFo’er who starts the day right!  A pineapple yoghurt bowl in the garden sounds as summery as can be.

 

@veganinbrighton

JoJo shared this envy-inducing grilled ham and cheese sandwich that she picked up in Melbourne.  Delicious!

 

@dimsimkitty

Sticking with Australia, Susan grabbed this BBQ mac and cheese burger from Brisbane vegan market. Can’t you just imagine how much mess this would make?! Something tells me it would be worth it though!

 

@diannewenz

Speaking of burgers that are both messy and delicious: how about this grilled portobello peach beauty from Dianne? You can find the recipe over on her blog.

 

@entropyandennui

Have you ever tried vegan lobster?! Follow Nicole’s lead and eat some of this in the sunshine!

 

Living the Dream @ Deer Run

Jen enjoyed this plate of vegan sushi in the great outdoors at a friend’s leaving party.  Check out her blog post to see the cupcakes she made and the gorgeous views!

 

@vegfullife

Tofu, corn and avocado on the patio?  Yes please! We’d be happy to have dinner with Kristy!

 

@juli.ane_x

Even if the skies are grey, the food can still be colourful! That peanut butter tofu looks delicious!

 

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie ate a lot of meals in the sunshine while road tripping to enjoy the solar eclipse. You can find lots more tempting photos in her blog post, but for now let’s all drool over this plate of rice and beans!

 

@ambereatsveg

Amber made the perfect picnic salad: beet, cucumber and radish salad with no honey mustard dressing.  Doesn’t it look fresh and colourful?

 

@vegansneedsauce

Emily is our kinda gal when it comes to road trips! This tofu tabbouleh, hummus, veggies and pita would definitely keep the hanger at bay.

 

@littlebitbakes

Birthday cake in the great outdoors sounds wonderful to me!  Vanilla bean or chocolate, everyone?

 

Herbivores’ Heaven

Jenny devoured a lot of outdoor food on a trip to a vegan-friendly market in London. Feast your eyes on this donut!

 

Walks, Talks & Eats

Emma made these choc chip cookies for a family party, and I can imagine they didn’t last long! Check out the recipe on her blog if you want to whip up your own batch.

 

@mrs.spaetzle

And finally, the most perfect outdoor food:  ice cream!  Mrs S. picked this one up in Vienna.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in August’s MiniMoFo!  Stay tuned for September’s theme – the last one before the main event starts in October. If you haven’t already signed up for VeganMoFo, do it now!

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!

 

May MiniMoFo Roundup

May MiniMoFo Roundup

It’s the end of May, and time for our monthly MiniMoFo roundup! This month, we asked to hear all about your favourites. It’s been great seeing the different interpretations of this prompt – from favourite foods, to favourite restaurants, and more.

@lisasprojectvegan

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For Mother’s Day, Lisa went to Modern Love Brooklyn, our very own Isa Chandra’s restaurant! It’s easy to see why this could be someone’s favourite place. Grilled asparagus with cashew hollandaise? Yes please! Check out her instagram post for photos of the other courses she had – all delicious looking.

@veganfeastcatering

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Where would a vegan be without their avocado? I’m sure it’s a firm favourite of many vegans and Janet from Vegan Feast Catering is no exception. Also, how perfect does this avocado look? Jealous here!

@things2eat

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Moon’s account on instagram is packed full of mouthwatering meals, and her birthday meal is no exception (Happy Birthday!). She followed it up with a chocolate brownie, which makes it even better!

Herbivore’s Heaven

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Jenny blogged about one of her favourite restaurants, Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen in Manchester. She posted about a huge variety of foods her and her family ordered – including these prawn toasts, which she describes as “a deep fried toastie” – which definitely sounds very appealing.

@lisarturner

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Lisa’s favourite dessert is strawberry and rhubarb crisp – a classic combination, perfect for a summer fruit harvest. She’ll be posting the recipe to her blog soon, so that’s one to look out for!

@juli.ane_x

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Juli went to Kent’s first vegan pub – and this “Elvis burger” with peanut butter, pickles, and vegan bacon certainly looks like a good favourite to have. Yum!

Walks, Talks, & Eats

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Emma shared her favourite food – chocolate! This time, in the form of chocolate cake. Chocolate cake is always something we can get on board with!

Alien on Toast

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Sal shared a blog post with her current favourite foods – including Tofoo, a new type of tofu she makes scramble with. Plus, ice cream, pancakes, tea, and more – some great favourites to check out!

@dimsimkitty

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Susan also went to her favourite restaurant, Easy House Vegetarian, where she ordered yum cha, including bean curd rolls. They look intriguing and delicious!

Living the Dream

Jen from Living the Dream came through with another wonderful video sharing not one but two of her favourite things – kombucha and tiramisu! She also shares the recipe for the tiramisu on her blog. Watch the video and enjoy!

My Apologies for the Novel

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Julie shared a round up of her favourite things – including a corn & mac bake (the recipe is on her blog) and many more tasty things.

@nicolearciello

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Nicole made pepperoni pizza and pepperoni bread with her homemade pepperoni…any guesses as to her favourite food?

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s MiniMoFo, stay tuned to find out what we’d like to see in June!

April MiniMoFo Roundup

April MiniMoFo Roundup

In April we asked you what was in season, and as usual, you didn’t disappoint!  Let’s take a closer look at you MiniMoFo offerings for April.

 

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Feast your eyes on these fancy potato waffles and seasonal asparagus – perfect for an Easter brunch!

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@mrs.spaetzle

And here are some more waffles from Mrs S – these ones are flavoured with seasonal wild garlic.  You can find the recipe in the comments on this post.

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Walks, Talks & Eats

Emma has gone for a light, zesty lemon drizzle cake, which is perhaps the perfect cake for Spring.  We’ll even let her off for choosing a fruit which isn’t in season in the UK!

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Living the Dream

What do bilimbe, mamey sapote, and jaboticaba have in common? They’re all in season in the Florida Keys!  Thanks to Jen for introducing us to these fruits – check out her blog and youtube channel if you want to know what they are and what she did with them!

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@vegansneedsauce

Emily whipped up this fava bean risotto, which used fava beans in three different ways.  Intrigued?  Check out the details on Instagram!

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My Apologies for the Novel

MiniMoFo-regular Julie did her research and made an asparagus, mushroom and parsnip dish.  It was her first time trying parsnips!  See what she thought over on her blog.

April 7

 

@onewindowsarah

Even more parsnips from Sarah! They look cooked to perfection.

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Over on Instagram, Amey teased us with this seasonal wonder.  Do you know what it is?

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Almonds!  Apparently you can eat the whole husk!

 

Herbivores’ Heaven

For anyone who celebrates Easter, there’s nothing more seasonal than chocolate!  Jenny selflessly reviewed these five different bars, just for you.

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@veganfeastcatering

This is a lot of kale!  We would happily help Janet tackle this gigantic kale salad.

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@juli.ane_x

Here’s more kale from Juli – and it’s been massaged!  Veganism truly is a cruelty-free lifestyle, even our plants get the royal treatment.  Find out more over on Juli’s Instagram!

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@dimsimkitty

And finally, MoFo star Susan wins MiniMoFo by putting a vegan creme egg inside a hot cross bun and putting it in the panini press.  We’ll all be doing this next year!

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated – what a talented bunch!  Keep an eye out for May’s MiniMoFo announcement coming soon!

Final Week Roundup 2016

Final Week Roundup 2016

It’s December now, and VeganMoFo is over for another year! We really hope you’ve enjoyed this month and have both created and discovered lots of wonderful vegan food. It’s been great seeing people from all over the world post about veganism and vegan food all month long, and hopefully this month has inspired you to keep up the vegan eating!

For this final round up, I’ll include a mixture of posts that followed the daily prompts, and posts that didn’t. The prompts and weekly themes have proved an excellent way to keep things interesting and see how different people interpret them, but it’s also been fascinating to see others create their own themes and post food outside of the prompts! I’ll also include lots of posts, because it’s been very hard to choose and I’d like to showcase as much as possible!

Finally, we’d like to say thank you to everyone who participated this year – it’s been wonderful to get to know you all. This isn’t the last you’ll hear of us though – we’ve got some great plans in the works for VeganMoFo, so stay tuned and stay vegan!

Day 28: Holiday Bake Day! What are you planning on baking over the winter holidays? Do you make cake, or cookies? Or something savoury?

My Darling Vegan

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Mm, don’t these pretzel tarts look amazing? Salted sweet treats are all the rage at the moment, and mixing crispy, salty pretzels with sweet creamy chocolate ganache sounds heavenly!

Elephantastic Vegan

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Ok, so how adorable are these elephant shaped gingerbread cookies from Elephantastic Vegan? And they match the blog name too! These cookies are made without molasses, which is great if you don’t like using it or find it hard to get hold of.

SororiTea Sisters

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Jennifer over at SororiTea Sisters (what a great name!) has been blogging a month of vegan tea! For holiday baking day, she posted this “Chocolate Marshmallow Spicier Chai”, which comes with vegan white chocolate chips and vegan marshmallows – definitely sounds like something you’d bake!

Vegan Dollhouse

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Vegan Dollhouse baked this absolutely adorable Grasshopper Cake. The little kitty chocolates on the top are handmade – and flavoured with mint extract. This is definitely a very impressive holiday bake.

@pepajobo

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Rather than bake cookies or cake, Jobo baked lasagne! And Thanksgiving lasagne at that – with mushroom gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, turkey spiced yuba, kale, and all topped with stuffing. Uhm, who is hungry right now? I know I am.

Day 29: Holiday Test Run – It’s always good to practice – show off your hits and misses.

@veggiessavetheday

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Amy from Veggies Save the Day (I’ve come across some great blog names this month!) plans to make this Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta for Christmas. I’m never going to say no to pasta and this looks so creamy and tomatoey it’ll be just perfect for a special meal.

@curupita

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Curupita on instagram tested out this pecan pie from Whole Foods, which will form part of their family Christmas. How great is it that you can buy pies as delicious as this from shops these days?

@vegannotjustgreens

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NotJustGreens has been traveling for part of MoFo and came across a gelato shop with some wonderful vegan options – including this very seasonal candy cane gelato. Also pictured are peppermint mocha, lavender hibiscus, and coconut ginger. Don’t those flavours sound amazing?

@garrickstegner

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Garrick has been posting some very innovative, delicious looking meals this VeganMoFo and this looks to be no exception. Apparently, their Christmas consists of mashed potatoes, gravy, and meatballs, which sounds pretty great to me!

@olivesfordinner

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Erin posted her lunch, which was yam pancake with garlic bok choy – doesn’t it look so simple and delicious? And such a good looking photo too which is always a bonus!

Day 30: Food Gifts – Do you like to give food as a gift? Or receive? Show/tell us!

84 Acres

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Sarah posted her recipe for Easy Vegan Eggnog – I’ll leave you with a quote from her: “This creamy vegan eggnog is so thick that it basically requires booze” – yeah, that sounds pretty good to me. Made with aquafaba – the new vegan miracle food – this sounds like a great way to make a Christmassy treat.

@spabettie

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Kristina made this super fluffy and tasty looking cinnamon roll which would be great as a holiday gift. Who would turn down cinnamon rolls?

@sophigramme

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Sophie shares a gift that she loved receiving. These Québécoise strawberries were brought to her by her in-laws and look very tasty – I wish it was strawberry season again!

Allotment 2 Kitchen

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Shaheen made a wonderful post cataloging many jams and chutneys she has made over the years as holiday gifts. Pictured is Rose Petal and Rhubarb Butter which sounds – and looks – quite beautiful.

@cookiesnstyle

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Cookies&Style made this lovely oatmeal with gingerbread which looks adorably festive and warming. The spices of the holiday season are one of the best parts!

Herbivore’s Heaven

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Finally, our own Jenny managed to sneak one final post into VeganMoFo today (we’ll allow it!). She posts a monthly “Cookbook of the Month” and this month she used VeganMoFo as her own cookbook! Featuring recipes from MoFo’ers across the board her post shows just some of the amazing recipes which have come out of this month. If you’ve found any recipes you enjoy, or food which inspired you this VeganMoFo I encourage you to follow her example – let the author of the post know how it turned out and how you liked it, as it’s great to get feedback on your food, and it means you can keep in touch and find more great recipes!

 

 

 

Fourth Week Round Up 2016

Fourth Week Round Up 2016

This week we have been as thankful as ever for this wonderful vegan community:  thank you all for continuing to spread the vegan word and giving us serious food envy at every opportunity. This is the fourth, but not final, round up:  we’ve got three days of Holiday themed posts still to go, so keep on posting, reading and commenting!

Week four was all about Memories and Traditions, and you dedicated MoFo’ers came through with an exciting array of dishes, and wonderful stories connected to them.  Have a look at some of our favourites from this week, and remember to check out what the other members of our community have been up to.

Day 21:  What’s your favourite food memory?

Brand New Vegan

Anyone who enjoyed (or even just tolerated) devilled eggs in their childhood will be delighted by this vegan update on the classic.  Is anyone else really keen to try potato hummus too?

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Neat & Nutritious

Stephanie recreates the simplicity and comfort of family meals with this “tuna” noodle casserole.  Doesn’t it look good?

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L’éphémère quotidienneté des repas

I wish these chocolate donuts were part of my childhood.  And my adult life.  Wow!

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Day 22:  Silly food – what are some silly food memories/traditions that you have?

Vegful Life

Sausage cheese balls just sound silly and fun, don’t they?  Well, they also look delicious!

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Lisa’s Project Vegan

Lisa’s 4 year old son once decided he wanted to make turkey cookies for their neighbours to eat at Thanksgiving, rather than an actual turkey.  A great sentiment, and a really cute little biscuit!

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@odilejp

For her silly memory, Odile recreated the grilled cheese sandwiches her dad used to make for her and drown in maple syrup.  Can she convince you to try this crazy combination?

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Day 23:  Autumn/Fall traditions (or Spring if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere)

Tea & Sympatico

How do you like them apples?  Caroline teaches us how to roast them to perfection to make the most of the autumnal produce.  She’s been blogging about breakfast, so if you’re looking for inspiration, head her way.

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Walks, Talks & Eats

Autumnal dishes aren’t all about the fruit and veg for Emma.  Maybe it’s a British thing, but there’s definitely something special about cheese and onions pasties in the cold weather!

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@rosamiex

When you check out Rosie’s Instagram feed, you will love her crockery as much as her food!  She’s giving good old Brussels sprouts a chance to shine in this autumnal dish.

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Day 24:  Thanksgiving!

@rubbercowgirl

Getting the day started in style with these cinnamon rolls for breakast.

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@mrs.spaetzle

A colourful and cruelty-free plate from Mrs S!

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@diannewenz

We’re extremely thankful for Dianne’s Instagram feed, and jealous of her lucky family and friends.  This is only about half of what she prepared for their feast!  PS. Check out her Thanksgiving cheese platter too.

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Day 25:  Vegan memories – what was your first, or most memorable, vegan meal?

@zuckerbaby.1

Zuckerbaby’s mac’n’cheese obsession started in her early vegan days.  She’s now progressed to this version consisting of caramelised onions, mushrooms and smoked paprika breadcrumbs.

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@emmholmes

Yep, nanaimo bars would convince me to stick with this vegan lark too!

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Green Gourmet Giraffe

Like many of us, Johanna has spent a lifetime eating muesli, from shop-bought packets to hotel breakfast buffets and finally homemade varieties.  Check out her recipe for this banana and maca muesli.

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Day 26:  Show us your favourite cookbooks!

@kath_v_

Not a bad stack of favourites here from Kath.  Unsurprisingly, there was a lot of love for Isa on display today.

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@cocoamandyk

All dessert books?  We like your style!

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Veggie Products Review

And on a different note, the good people at Veggie Product Reviews have a sneak peek at a new Vegg product.  It’s breakfasty, it’s microwaveable and it gets an A grade from them!

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Day 27:  Changed opinion – what is a food you used to hate, but now don’t?

@chunkyonchia

Looking at this dish it’s hard to believe that anyone could ever have hated tofu.  Just look at it!

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@aufziehvoefelchen

Cauliflower was a popular choice today.  Julia is gradually coming round to it, especially when it’s roasted and served with this tasty miso-tahini sauce!

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@bigtentvegan

Finishing on a slightly different note, here’s something that nobody in the world has ever hated:  three desserts on one plate!  Yum!

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Second Week Roundup 2016

Second Week Roundup 2016

Well, that’s two weeks of VeganMoFo done – are you enjoying it? This week has been amazing in terms of the great food and stories we’ve seen and heard shared by you guys! It’s been wonderful reading about food from your hometowns, and food from all around the world too, in International Week.

Next week is Rainbow Week and we’re looking to see plenty of colourful foods in the coming days.

Below are a few of this week’s wonderful dishes and posts, be sure to check them out, and come back next week for more great food! Meanwhile, don’t forget we are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and we also have a newly released Android App for you to follow some of the great participants this year. We’re also at the tags #vgnmf16 and #veganmofo – don’t forget to tag us!

Day 7: Close to Home – Make a food from your own country, state, or hometown.

Little Vegan Bear

Little Vegan Bear made this delicious sounding Lebanese roasted cauliflower salad. Roasting cauliflower is a wonderful way to prepare this vegetable, and this beautiful looking salad, with pops of colour from pomegranate seeds, promises to be very tasty!

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Kelly shared a post with not only some beautiful photographs of Ireland, but these tasty looking Irish Potato Farls. She pictures them served with vegan butter and jam, but you can also have them as part of a full cooked breakfast – how good does that sound?

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Tahini Kill

Renée wrote a wonderfully informative post about a food I had never heard about before – the bunya nut. Hailing from South-East Queensland, in Australia, these nuts used to be centre of Aboriginal Australian festivals, and each cone of nuts can weigh up to 10KG! The blog post features suggestions for cooking the nuts, as well as recommended reading on many topics including Australian history.

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Day 8:  Far Away – If you dug straight down, where would you come out? Make something from that country!

Vegans Need Sauce

Emily found out that if she dug straight threw the earth she’d come out near-ish Madagascar. She made a pumpkin stew with peanuts and an avocado salad – both of which sound lovely!

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@femmefocale

Shannon also lives the other side of the world to Madagascar! Her pumpkin stew with peanuts is called “Voatavo sy Voanjo” and also looks delicious, served with coconut rice. It’s great to see two different interpretations of the same dish.

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My Apologies for the Novel

Julie dug straight down and came out in Australia, where she made Fairy bread. Fairy bread is white bread, (vegan) butter, and sprinkles. It is a very cute food! Julie’s blog also features daily cat photos which is always a good thing.

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Day 9: Something Different – Cook a cuisine you’ve never tried before. Or, one you don’t make often enough.

Gonna Go Walk the Dogs

For a cuisine she’s never cooked before, this Ethiopian meal really looks tasty! Ethiopian cuisine lends itself to veganism well, and a meal may consist of several different dishes served on a bread called “injera”. Janet shares a recipe for berbere sauce, one of the mainstays of Ethiopian cooking, and recommendations for other Ethiopian dishes to make yourself.

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@things2eat

Moon decided to cook Jewish food, and made an apple-cinnamon kugel. It looks like delicious comfort food – perfect for the winter months!

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Vegan à Montréal

Babette from Montréal made mücver, which are Turkish zucchini pancakes, traditionally made with dill and parsley, and bound with chickpea flour. She served them with a very spicy harissa, tomato salad, and a cashew-yoghurt sauce. Looks good!

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Day 10: Fusion Food – Take two cuisines and make them work together.

Tartes and Recreation

German contributor Sonja combined a Bavarian style strudel with an Oriental lentil filling, making a wonderful looking savoury pastry dish filled with lentils, squash, smoked tofu, and spices.

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justbloggs vegan

This British blogger brings us not one but two ideas for a fusion dish! Moroccan and Indian style ratatouille – or “rats” as it was called by their mother! The Moroccan twist adds apricots, almonds, ras-el-hanout and other Moroccan ingredients, and the Indian version has chilli, cardamom, potatoes and more. A very clever variation on a classic dish.

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Vegan Pastry School

Jenny from Vegan Pastry School combined two American dishes – gumbo and Cincinnati chilli. Both dishes were new to her – making this fit today’s prompt and yesterdays too! Gumbo and spaghetti is a unique combination that actually looks really good.

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Day 11: Favourite Cuisine – Where does your  favourite food come from?

Ichiban Vegan

Jess made this super cute looking Japanese omelette with mushrooms to showcase her favourite cuisine. Her blog post includes step-by-step photos showcasing how to make the omelettes (out of tofu!) which is really helpful.

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@entropyandennui

Nicole enjoys Asian inspired food, such as this General Tso’s Tofu which looks amazing! A good portion of tofu surrounded by broccoli sounds like a delicious meal. More proof that tofu is most certainly not boring!

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One Raw Bite

Alexa’s favourite cuisine is Japanese food, and she even has a “sushi wishlist” which sounds like a wishlist we should all have! She makes the observation that sushi is a bit like a tiny burrito, which I’d never thought of before but makes a whole lot of sense actually. Sushi is easily vegan friendly which is a great thing!

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Day 12: Dream Holiday Destination – what would you eat on your dream holiday?

Kittens Gone Lentil

On the brilliantly named blog Kittens Gone Lentil, Susan writes about her love of the city Seattle. The blog post would serve as a wonderful guide to anyone wishing to visit Seattle – featuring brunch, sandwiches, pizza – and best of all, ice cream sandwiches!

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Herbivore’s Heaven

Jenny went to Girona in Spain and writes up a great review of her time there. Girona has filming sites from Game of Thrones, apparently, so it’d be great for fantasy fans. The vegan scene looks pretty good too, if this croissant and hot chocolate is anything to go by – vegan croissants are always a bonus!

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@kuri_thevegan

Kuri would like to go to London on holiday, and of course the UK is famous for afternoon tea – this cup of tea with cucumber sandwiches looks like a lovely afternoon snack!

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Day 13: Feed the Alien – An alien lands on your doorstep. What are they going to eat?

Tea and Sympatico

Tea and Sympatico has the brilliant idea of finding out where the alien stands on the matter of marmite. This is a divisive issue among humans, and shared opinions with the aliens could be the start of an interplanetary alliance! She makes croissants with her marmite – only taking fifteen minutes to make, so the alien doesn’t go hungry – brilliant!

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VGNGF – Vegan, Gluten Free, Delicious

Lianne from Germany blogs about sweet potato toast! And this isn’t like avocado toast – where the avocado goes on top of toast, no, here, the sweet potato is the toast. And doesn’t it look good? Topped with avocado, tomatoes, pesto, and cashews, this is definitely one to try.

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@asynja

I think this would win the alien over with sheer cuteness! Shannon’s heart shaped shortbread cookies with pink frosting look adorable and delicious and I can’t see how any alien could turn them down. Definitely a good idea for good space relations!

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First Week Round Up of 2016

First Week Round Up of 2016

Week one of VeganMoFo 2016 is over! Hasn’t that gone quickly? We’ve seen some wonderful food this week and the rest of the month promises to be just as great.

The first weekly theme, for those who are following along, was Treat yourself (and others) and it’s certainly been a treat reading everyone’s posts this week. Below is a selection of our favourite posts from this first week of VeganMoFo 2016.  Make sure you’re following us on social media to see the posts we share and promote on a daily basis too.

Remember you can check out the weekly themes or daily prompts here – although you’re welcome to follow your own theme too! This week’s theme is International Week and we’re fascinated to see all the food from around the world. We’ll be back with a round up at thesame time next week!

Day 1:  What’s your favourite food?

@tofuhead_

Finnish contributor Heini shared this cabbage casserole, which is just perfect for the cold weather some of us are experiencing now.  If you’ve never tried Finnish cuisine, please note that it’s traditionally served with lingonberry jam.

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Vegan Nom Noms

There were a lot of nachos to drool over at Vegan Nom Noms.  Have you heard of magical potato carrot cheese?  If not, get yourself over there, stat!  Just look how good these are.

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The Offbeat Herbivore

Unsurprisingly, mac and cheese is a big hit in the vegan community and popped up quite a bit on day one.  Shout out to OBH who gave it a fun autumnal twist with her cute pasta shapes.

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Day 2:  What’s your go-go ‘impress me’ meal?

KZ Cakes

KZ does not mess around when it comes to feeding her nearest and dearest.  When you see the Ethiopian feasts, empanadas and red wine seitan dishes she produces, you’ll be desperately hoping to get an invite!  Gazing lovingly at this cake will have to suffice though…

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Allotment2Kitchen

Shaheen over at A2K likes to get back to her roots with a sensational Welsh menu when she’s out to impress.  She’s got laverbread, puddings, pies, and even a big tower of Welshcakes all ready to wow her dinner guests – not to mention some ferocious Welsh dragons!

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Vegans Need Sauce

Homemade gnocchi is always going to impress us.  Over at VNS, this is just a regular weeknight meal – that’s perhaps the most impressive thing of all!

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Day 3:  What’s your easy cook meal?

Dalia Kinsey

On her youtube channel, Dalia treated to this quick, easy and healthy lemongrass basil tofu stir-fry.  Stir fries were very popular on this day, unsurprisingly!

 

Rock My Vegan Socks

We can always count on Kimmy for something healthy and delicious, and here is a quick and easy lentil bruschetta…but using baked sweet potatoes instead of toasty bread!  What a great twist!

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The Divine Ms. K

An easy breakfast is essential for those of us who struggle to get going in the morning.  Here’s a tasty bowl of granola from The Divine Ms. K.  Why not try her seasonal tip and use some pumpkin puree instead of peanut butter in your next batch?

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Day 4:  Where do you eat when you want someone else to cook for you?

@betsykatemullins

Every vegan probably suffers from falafel fatigue at some point, but this is enough to restore anyone’s faith in that vegan staple!  Betsy shows us all how it’s done by getting this Middle Eastern feast delivered and enjoying it at home in her PJs.

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Living The Dream

Jen at LTD is one of our busiest MoFo participants:  she’s participating on youtube, Facebook and on her blog, all while running a B&B!  She enjoys the raw vegan special at Food For Thought.  Anyone for lasagna roll-ups?

 

Vegan Knyquol

North American MoFo’ers may be familiar with the ‘How to order Vegan’ advice from Taco Bell, but if not, Vegan Knyquol has you covered.  This looks quick, convenient and tasty!

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Day 5:  Tell us what you’re midnight-snacking on!

@inradtaste

Over on Instagram, Loz introduced us to this brilliant idea:  a spoonful of peanut butter and a healthy (?) dose of Choc Shot.  As she says, you don’t need to limit this to midnight snacking!

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Flicking the Vs

Joey at FtVs is balancing her MoFo duties with student life, so her recipes this month all have a student-friendly, quick and easy theme.  That doesn’t make them any less impressive though, as demonstrated by this sandwich to fuel her late night cramming sessions.

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@garrickstegner

Here’s an indulgent late night snack from Garrick on Instagram.  We truly live in a magical time with so many vegan ice cream options.  Anyone for cherry choc chip?

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Day 6:  Comfort food

Blueberry Blossoms

Blueberry Blossoms knows that convenience is key, so she’s relying on some good supermarket finds to feed her:  a tin of soup, a packet of veggie fingers and a toastie filled with smoky cheese.  Quick, easy and comforting!

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Green Gourmet Giraffe

Carbs are always comforting.  Johanna from GGG showcases her homemade sourdough fruit bread with poppy seeds.  Imagine a slice of this slathered with chocolate and macadamia spread!

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@oohsarracuda

Sarra found a way to elevate the good old comforting sandwich with these sausage, biscuit and gravy sandwiches.  Good Texan style comfort food!

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Vegan MoFo 2014: Blue Monday Round-Up

Vegan MoFo 2014: Blue Monday Round-Up

I can’t believe it, MoFo is over tomorrow. September flew by like it was nothing! Props to everyone who participated in Vegan MoFo this year. I hope you got to blog about everything you wanted to. And if not, there’s always next year! Let’s see what the chosen few have selected to blog about today…

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Well, let’s start off with DONUT MUFFINS! Yes! Vegan Mos has a mouthwatering recipe for these bad boys. Sign me up, cause they look gooood.

6913505_origLaughfrodisiac has the lead on one of the best Chinese restaurants in Philly and maybe the country, Han Dynasty. Tons of Vegan selection, I wanna try everything!

chickpea scramble in a bunI love my chickpeas, so I took a double take at Green Gormet Giraffe’s Chickpea Scramble Sandwich. What a yummy looking sandwich! Feed me! Please.

fern-buffalo-cauliflowerVegCharlotte is spotlighting Fern, a Vegan friendly restaurant out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Above is some Buffalo Cauliflower that looks right up my alley! Yums.

gladcow cheezishVegan Chai whipped up some Cheezish Macaroni from The Glad Cow Cookbook that looks cheezy-rific. Even her puppy Maia loves it!

So that’s it from me this year! Keep spreading the word of Veganism and have fun while you do it 🙂