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Week 4 Roundup!

Week 4 Roundup!

VeganMoFo is over for another year – hands up if you’ve enjoyed it? We certainly have, and the quality of food posted this year has been as wonderful as we’ve come to expect from our lovely MoFoers. So sit back and enjoy reading this final week’s roundup!

Day 23 – Fancy AF!

@gogreenly318

You need to follow the link and read Libby’s description of this salad – it’s clear how much thought has gone into the creation of it! Including a lesson on the “mush factor” of salads, which I will now always analyse.

@1981lisastevens

More salad today – it’s quite a fancy food it seems! This has vegan hoisin duck, five spice veg, lettuce, avocado, and kale, and certainly quells the notion that salad is boring – I’d happily eat this any day!

@laurenginger

Ah, pizza. Pizza is the ubiquitous food, it can be both super casual, and lovely and fancy too! Lauren’s cauliflower crust pizza with olives and arugula falls into the latter category, and it looks so tasty.

Day 24 – Party!

@notfunatparties

Ok, here’s an aptly named instagram handle for today! I think however, this meal would certainly be fun at parties! Jenny’s theme this month has been to recreate burgers from the TV show, Bob’s Burgers. There have been some amazing creations throughout the month and I have serious burger envy!

@veganosaurus

Veganosaurus’ theme this month has been “Conscious Colourful Consumption” and this beautiful photo highlights just how colourful nature can be. Fresh pomegranate looking like a bowl of precious jewels – perfect for her theme!

@diannewenz

I want to go to this party, don’t you? Dianne’s recipe for buffalo cauliflower bites can be found on her blog, send it to people to get them to make this for your parties!

Day 25 – Cook for your best friend

Wing it Vegan

River has a confession to make, one that might make you very shocked…she doesn’t like pumpkin spice! However, apparently pumpkin is still good, so she’s made these pumpkin-vanilla cupcakes for two…and it does actually sound (and look) like a great combo! Just look at that crispy top.

Things 2 Eat

Moon cooked for her Mr, whose favourite food is Mac and Cheese. Good choice, Mr Moon! This is her butternut squash mac and cheese, with some kale thrown in for good measure. Mmmm!

@veg_domesticgoddess

Kira’s best friend is a picky omnivore – but that’s no problem when you can make food as tasty as this! She hosted a nacho party, which is possibly the best kind of party, featuring ancho lentil tacos and cashew queso. Oh yes!

Day 26 – Showstopper Dessert

@meettheshannons

I think we have discovered a vegan magician here, because this is none other than a vegan pumpkin spice souffle! Who says you have to miss out when you’re vegan? Not us!

Seitan Beats Your Meat

These might be the prettiest cookies I’ve seen. These are Italian Rainbow Cookies, and they are very showstopping. Look at the beautiful colours! And the chocolate!

@zuckerbaby.1

The very modest zuckerbaby claims not to be very good at decorating cakes, but this showstopping dessert proves the opposite! It comes from her very own book, and has two types of ginger in it!

 

 

Day 27 – Meals for the young (at heart)

Southern Food Fiend

Katie, like many of us, associates peanut butter and jam with her childhood. Now, you can have it in a sandwich or…make it into blondies! Her baking looks delicious, and she has a link to the Isa recipe she followed, too!

Banana Curl, Vegan Girl

Laura’s theme this month has been “Magical Unicorn Rainbow Party” which is as fun as it sounds! She has had some really great posts, covering some issues that need to be talked about too. Today, she made a bento box featuring rainbows and unicorns – how happy would you be if this was your lunch?!

@happylittlelunch

All of Happy Little Lunch’s posts are suitable for the young – at heart or not! – and getting closer to Halloween they’re getting spookier and spookier…and even more fun, if that’s possible!

Day 28 – Brunch

@vegan_a_piece_of_cake

Hotel food? Good or no? Well, would you believe it, this breakfast comes from a budget hotel chain in the UK! It certainly looks tasty enough – complete with vegan sausages, hash browns, and beans. Perfect!

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie made “quinoasage” which I don’t know how to pronounce, and potato tofu scramble. It sounds really good, and she did a little drawing of it too – she’s drawn a picture of each of her meals this month!

@ambereatsveg

Absolutely in AWE of Amber’s savoury french toast, it’s made with leftover garlic soup! Garlicky french toast! The best.

Day 29 – History: What would you cook for your favourite historical figure?

Coastal Vegan

Clare writes about Abraham Moss, founder of the Metrolink…ah…read her blog to find out why this is a bit of a fabrication! She headed to Manchester to find some pie to feed him – mighty delicious sounding pie too!

Hasta La Vegan

Emil has been doing his own theme this VeganMoFo, recounting his vegan experience of surgery and recovery. Which included this pumpkin cheesecake, because cheesecake is the perfect food to help you feel better!

@whoawren

Lauren had African Peanut stew – which sounds delicious enough on it’s own, but take a closer look and you can see some gorgeous fresh bread in the background…now that makes it even better!

Day 30 – Holiday Test Run

@jasmineteainmyveins

Sara describes this as “Super 70s hippie food” but I would like it whatever era I’m in! Potato and spinach casserole – baked to perfection – perfect for a nice filling holiday meal!

@theveganbirdie

How would you like some omelette? Vegan, of course, though Ekta describes this mushroom and red pepper frittata as resembling non-vegan omelette “perfectly” – and it’d be a great food to convert people to veganism!

@veganstride

This isn’t holiday themed, but who cares? It’s a mac and cheese burger! It’s vegan! It’s brilliant!

Day 31 – Halloween!

Spabettie

You could have SO MUCH fun creating these “pepper jacks” – making faces, carving pictures, whatever you’re skilled enough to do! Like a mini pumpkin – and stuffed with delicious food too! What more could you want for Halloween?

@mrs.spaetzle

Need to use up some leftover pumpkin? No worries, Mrs Spaetzle is here to help! Here’s some pumpkin pasta, I quote, “more pumpkin than pasta” – perfect for any on sale pumpkins!

@rosamiex

You need some sweet treats to complete your Halloween, and Rosie has you covered with these chocolate cornflake cakes. Click through to her profile to see the spooky sweets she topped them with!

 

That’s it from our final week’s roundup! Thank you all so much for taking part this year, and don’t forget our monthly MiniMoFo challenges will be continuing soon…stay tuned for what’s next!

Vegan MoFo 2017 Week Three Roundup

Vegan MoFo 2017 Week Three Roundup

Hello, hello hello! Week three of Vegan MoFo was all about ingredient challenges! Here’s a look back at some of the posts that caught my eye this week.

October 16th – Survival food

Tracy’s living cookbook

Not gonna lie, when I saw the Zombie Apocalypse Cheesy Potato Enchilada Casserole Tracy made, I did a little squee. It looks absolutely delicious and is made from mostly pantry staples and freezer food. Bring on the impending doom, I’m going to Tracy’s for dinner.

October 17th – Let’s get boozy!
Go vegga

Kelly made this warming Spiked Maple Molasses drink with aquafaba whipped cream! I don’t know about you but this looks like the perfect Autumnal evening drink. Mmmmm, maple.


Ichiban vegan

Jess made a Boozy Apple Pie Sundae and it looks incredible. If you fancy making this homemade bourbon vanilla ice cream with hard cider wet walnuts, have a mooch on Jess’s blog for the recipe.

 

October 18th – Chocolate

One raw bite

Alexa and Jennifer over at One raw bite made a chocolate sauerkraut cake! I’m all for including more sauerkraut in my diet and if that can be done by eating cake, everyone’s a winner. Check out the origins of the cake and the recipe on their blog.

Kittens gone lentil

Susan has researched into truly fair trade chocolate and has been reviewing some beautiful looking vegan bars featured on the Food Empowerment Project’s chocolate list. Take a look at her blog post and read more about the Food Empowerment Project here.

 

October 19th – Five ingredients or fewer

Two Happy Rabbits

What a gorgeous dish Graeme and Cally made for today’s challenge, they even made their own pasta from scratch. Check out their recipe for Homemade Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Chili, and try not to drool.

Vegan tho

Natalie made a vegan version of a childhood favourite dinner, Corned Beans Hash. This version using refried beans instead of corned beef looks so much nicer than the original, I’m adding this to my list of MoFo recipes to make on a cold, rainy day.

 

October 20th – Deconstructed dish
@ladyfunk25
Angie took apart the ingredients for a banh mi and made a cracking salad. Just look at the grill marks on that tofu! Nom!

@vegansneedsauce

Emily made a gorgeous ‘unstuffed’ stuffed pepper: a beet ball atop a grilled slice of bell pepper with fresh herb gravy and a smear of roasted cauliflower puree. How delicious does that sound? And it looks impressive, too!

October 21st – Potato

Gonna go walk the dogs

Janet lives in California so has access to great produce all year round, as demonstrated in her Four Seasons Buddha Bowl, featuring slow roasted potatoes. Look at those beautiful colours! How dreamy does her Grilled Peach Tahini Sauce sound?

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@Elephantasticvegan

Bianca’s easy vegan gnocchi ticks all the boxes, a simple yet elegant dish that looks so delicious. A great use of the humble potato.

@raisinsecte

This potato sauerkraut soup with sausage crumbles is right up my street! Who else fancies a bowl of this beautiful soup?

 

October 22nd – Unconventional grains

@vegfullife
Kristy made a wheat berry salad with some lovely summery flavours, a nice change from a pasta salad and great to make in advance for meal prep.

Fake meat and true love

I’ll admit that I’d never heard of the grain Sarra and Mike used in their Italian wedding soup; triticale. They found this relatively unheard of grain at a farmer’s market, and enjoyed their soup with some rad looking ham & cheese buttermilk biscuits. What a perfect dinner! Save some for me next time, ok?

That’s all from me for this week, looking forward to seeing everyone’s posts for the final week of Vegan MoFo 2017!

VeganMoFo 2017 Week Two RoundUp!

VeganMoFo 2017 Week Two RoundUp!

This week, our theme was “Behind the Scenes” which has been brilliant because really, we’re all nosy at heart, and we’ve loved seeing the background behind all your food!

October 9th – Go Go Gadget! 

@moth.spit

We’re starting with Ene, who made mustard with a hand blender! Now isn’t that ingenious? Creating food from scratch is very satisfying, and I bet this tastes really good.

One Raw Bite

Jennifer shared her very pretty looking cocktail shaker (but made sure to reassure us that it isn’t actually her most used gadget!). Go and check out her blog, where she has a recipe for a cherry cocktail that sounds oh so good.

@crumbs.and.caramel

Crumbs and Caramel have some amazing looking desserts on their instagram – have you had a chance to check them out yet? This banoffee pie is from Isa & Terry’s Vegan Pie in the Sky cookbook, so you could even make it yourself if you wanted! (Or make it for me…please?)

October 10th – Secret Ingredient

Just Bloggs

Here we have a history of one of the most innovative recent vegan discoveries – aquafaba! Now, this is one that really gets people talking (especially non-vegans). It’s certainly pretty magical though – who would have imagined that vegan meringues could be this easy?

@ladyfunk25

Angie’s secret ingredient is avocado…in a smoothie! It sounds strange when you first hear it, but actually makes a lot of sense. I mean, avocados are lovely and creamy, right? Apparently it gives the bowl a lovely rice pudding texture – this is one to try.

KZ Cakes

KZ’s tomato soup with grilled cheese looks so lovely and warming and comforting! It sounds like just the meal you want to cheer you up on a cold, grey day.

October 11th – Kitchen Tour

Two Happy Rabbits

Just look at this outdoor kitchen! If you’re ever considering travelling and taking a portable kitchen, definitely read this blog post for advice. And whilst you’re there, check out all their other meals and marvel at how they were created outdoors!

Little Vegan Eats

Okay, so this kitchen looks pretty much straight out of a magazine. Hands up who is jealous? Maybe it’s the most beautiful kitchen I have ever seen.

@pennyrakau

Penny posted a shelfie…get it…shelfie…selfie….ha ha! with her cookbooks. How many do you recognise? How many do you own?

 

October 12th – Grocery Store Tips and Tricks

Gonna Go Walk the Dogs

Here we have some great advice – find a farmers market with local produce! If you’re lucky, you’ll have a farmers market nearby with produce as beautiful as this. Just have a look at those amazing carrots!

@steffers_the_gnome

Steph offers advice for anyone travelling – if you fly with Alaska, you can get a vegan picnic pack on the plane! That’s great, for an industry that’s still pretty behind with vegan options. I’d eat this, for sure.

@the_bearded_vegan

On his own theme, The Bearded Vegan cooked up loaded nachos with quinoa, kamut, black beans, Daiya cheeze sauce, and loads more. My mouth is watering just looking at this photo!

October 13th – Sell Yourself

@rosamiex

Rosie would sell pizza, such as this pictured vegan meat feast pizza – featuring homemade soy chicken, chorizo sausage, and lots of cheese! Who says vegans miss out? I’m missing out on this pizza right now though.

@mosolyoga

I think this idea sounds really, really delicious. Sweet vegan snack balls in a recycled paper box, with flavours suitable for adults and children. And they’re so pretty too!

@filthyrichvegan

Filthy Rich already “sell themselves”, ah, so to speak, and took the opportunity to share their vegan muffins! Don’t you think these flavours look really tasty?

October 14th – Repurposing Food

Seitan Beats Your Meat

Now, how comforting does this recipe sound? Tofu noodle soup in homemade bread bowls. The bowls are best a few days old so they hold up to the soup better, which means they’re great for any bread you have leftover!

VeganHaHa

Continuing on the bread theme, we have a classic dessert here – bread and butter pudding! If you’ve never had it before, you should definitely try it! Sure, it sounds a little strange in principle, but it’s so good in reality.

Herbivore’s Heaven

Jenny has been spending VeganMoFo talking about being vegan in Italy (don’t you wish you had a months worth of Italian food to write about?!) and today has some really special gelato on her blog! Actually, keep checking out her posts because there has been a lot of special gelato so far this month.

October 15th – Spicy!

Ichiban Vegan

Would you look at the colours on this? That’s what you get when you combine sweet potatoes with some lovely spices like turmeric, smoked paprika, and more. Check out Jess’ blog for the recipe, and a funny cat too!

Vegansk For Alle

It might not be spicy, but it sure is good. This mississippi mud pie has an oreo biscuit base and a lovely creamy topping (just look at it!).

@masalavegan

With an instagram name of “Masala Vegan”, you’d be expecting lots from their spices, after all, how else would you make masala? And you’re not going to be disappointed. A proper spice tray, full of whole spices – it’s beautiful isn’t it?

 

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.

Walks, Talks, & Eats

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

july1

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

july2

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

july3

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

july4

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

july5

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

july6

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

July MM

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

may1

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

may2

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

may3

 

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

may4

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

may5

 

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

may6

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

may7

 

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

may8

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

may9

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

may10

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

may11

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.

 

Inês

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

April 1

 

@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.

April 3

 

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!

April 2

 

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!

April 12

 

@vegansneedsauce

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

April 4

 

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.

April 10

 

Vegan Eats & Treats

April 5

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

April 6

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.

April 9

 

@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!

April 11

 

@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!

April 8

 

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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