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Monday Mix Up

Monday Mix Up

I hope everyone’s had a good start to the week! My round up has no set theme today, these are just some great things that caught my eye while browsing VeganMoFo posts.

Let’s start with a slice of breakfast pizza made by Kathy at Healthy Slow Cooking. I’d never tried breakfast pizza until Vida Vegan Con 2013, but I’m a total convert now.

Next up a bowl of udon noodles made by Kim Cooks Veg 4U, they look perfect for warm spring weather

Hot Vegan Chick…..Peas! made a tasty looking roast dinner complete with homemade mushroom gravy

And for dessert I’d love some of this maple pecan ice cream made by Shannon at Killer Bunnies Inc. 


Sweet Sunday Round Up

Sweet Sunday Round Up

Hey all! I’m filling in for Panda today and thought I’d stick with her sweets on Sunday theme!

First up is a very pretty slice of Shoo Fly Cake made by Angela at Canned Time

And how about a very popular type of cookie: choc chip! These are from Don’t Get Mad, Get Vegan!

These quinoa dough balls made by Juli at Foods and Everything are adorable!

And I’m thinking I need to visit Singapore to visit their first vegan ice cream cafe, Brownice! Serene from Eat Your Rainbows visited and had this lovely looking plate of brownie and ice cream (pumpkin, chocolate, and pb brownie)

Round Up: Comfort Foodie Friday

Round Up: Comfort Foodie Friday

Check it.  I’ve had a rough month/week/day, so when I went looking for round up goodness…comforting foods just kinda spoke to me.  It all started with this beautiful Moroccan faux-chicken over at VegFusion.  Are you kidding me, son?!  I totally want to buy a clay tagine and make wonderful things in it now.

After seeing that delicious goodness, I found myself gravitating towards another one pot dish with Beedi’s Szechaun stir fry.  Apparently, Gardein aided in this festival of yummy.  Alls I know is that I was drooling and wishing I had all of the ingredients on hand.

As I was clicking through MoFo posts, I came across this loverly post on Fo Reals Life about slow cooker beans.  Now, it’s still 100 degrees here, but I am waiting patiently for the fall to roll in so I can bust out my crock pot and get my bean makin’ on.

And, of course, I’m not tryna talk comfort food without talking about pizza.  I was absolutely giddy when I saw this amazing sweet and spicy pizza from Wholly Vegan.  Are you for serious?  I need that thing in my mouth!

As my final reveal, I want to show this amazing salad from The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado.  Usually, I’d glare real hard like at anybody claiming a salad is comfort food.  But…this right here…this is so close to a taco salad that the Texan in me wanted to shed a single crystallized tear.

That’s all for now, lovely people!  We’ve only got 10 days left.  Let’s make it EPIC!  Happy blogging!

The next best thing to an RSS feed bundle: The VeganMoFo OPML file

The next best thing to an RSS feed bundle: The VeganMoFo OPML file

I’d like to interrupt the regular string of vegan-tastic roundups and giveaways with some special news: this is PRACTICALLY the RSS Feed you’ve been waiting for.

Here’s the thing.

We hear ya.

We wish there was a way to publicize an RSS feed bundle like the good old days of Google Reader (which retired over the summer), but apparently that breaks the internet or something (I’m guessing) and unless anyone out there has stumbled upon another form of this we haven’t yet — and trust me, we’ve all been looking here at VeganMoFo central — there are three primary ways we suggest perusing the epic, VeganMoFo VII blogs:

1) Check the Blogrolls

Go ahead and peruse the breakdowns and categories, bookmark the ones that catch your eye and follow your favorites (whether it’s via blogger, wordpress, or whatever reader service you’re using), etc.

Here’s the gigantic list of everybody who signed up by the deadline.


This is the random, super appreciated VeganMoFo blog generator cleverly developed by the Tates, the fine folks behind Food for Lovers. Digging what pops up? Again, bookmark, follow, and add it to your own reader or favorites folder.

3) Dum dum dum…Download the brand new OPML file.

Here’s the link. It should open in Google Drive (where we have it stored), which you can then download to your computer.

Really, this is easier than it sounds:

  1. Click download.
  2. Import the file into whatever reader you’re using (I’m personally liking Feedly and The Older Reader, for two quick choices…feel free to share your go-to below!)
  3. Get ready to start reading lots and lots and lots of new blogs.

Here’s the thing: If you happen to notice a non-vegan post in the bunch or don’t like one for whatever reason, you now have the power to delete it from your feeds. You know, as if something like that would ever happen. In the past, your friendly VeganMoFo volunteer organizers did this with the official Google Bundle, but once you download this file, it’s in yours hands. The same goes if you see a blog missing — you are more than welcome and encouraged to add it to your own reader!

So, that’s that.

Please thank VeganMoFo volunteer Mary for her amazing, hard work on devouring spreadsheets and bringing that file to the masses!

International Sunday

International Sunday

Panda here this Sunday and every Sunday for your Vegan MoFo good time round up.

There’s an abundance of people joining in MoFo this year blogging in different languages and in different countries. I wanted to highlight some of them in my Sunday roundup because I love seeing vegans representing world wide.

In German is Seitan is My Motor, who is spending the month veganizing classic German desserts, such as these cinnamon rolls.

These beautiful potatoes are from the Dutch blog Plantaardigheidjes and I love how thinly sliced they are. The color is just gorgeous.

rote+emma+hasselback+02Emmas Vegoblogg in Sweden is serving up some Indian spiced pasta which sounds mighty fine.

20130908-indiskpastaFrom Vietnam is Viet Nam an Chay with a gorgeous pile of stir fried veggies. This looks so fresh and good, perfect for summer in the US.

raucuxao-1Interpretations Culinaires is blogging in both French and English and has some super looking tempeh nuggets up. If you put it in nugget form I will try it.



Baked: day 4 round up

Baked: day 4 round up

Hello hello! It’s my first year helping out with the official VeganMoFo blog and today I’ve spied lots of delicious looking baked goods.

First up are some amazing, and uniquely flavoured cupcakes at The Vegan Kitchen of Dr CaligariEggplant Parmigiana cupcakes!

And while we’re talking about savoury baking, here’s a lovely olive loaf baked by Emily at Triumph Wellness.

Onto the sweets! Let’s start with an individually-sized apple tea cake, served up by Vegan in Melbourne.

I’m sure we’ll still have room for a bite-sized pumpkin doughnut baked by Kelly at Easy Vegan.

How about a lavender lemon scone baked by Jeni at Thyme & Love. Splitsies?

And something spicy to finish us off: Mexican hot chocolate snickdoodles over at Tracey’s Living Cookbook.


A Little of This & A Little of That: Tuesday MoFo RoundUp

A Little of This & A Little of That: Tuesday MoFo RoundUp

I do declare that the seventh annual Vegan Month of Foods is off with a bang! It’s another warm day for Portland, OR and it’s got me thinking salad, cold cider, and well, someone else making my dinner. Namely, a little from each of these postings that caught my eye, thanks to spending a little too much time on the RandoMoFo generator throughout the day.

First things first, some breakfast for dinner with the Adventure Time BACON PANCAKES (that yes, call for caps locks and a catchy little autotune jam) from Paula’s amazing Tree Trunks’ Kitchen project…

Moving on to an epic & Vegan French Quarter Muffalatta Sandwich from the Miss Kitchen Witch blog

And I’m constantly digging Hipster Food’s style (and offerings!). This time, it’s a bruschetta-style play on a fried egg.

Adorable Hamantashen Cupcakes with apricot jam for Purim, thanks to Cupcakery Adventures

With a side of Three B Salad over at Grating for Godot

I like this set up.

Despite the heat I will gladly take a bowl of this In Love with Garlic soup from the folks at Fig and Basil. Make that two and a round of toast.

Add a Bee-yooo-tee-ful Eggplant Lasagna with Cashew Cheese from Luminous Vegans

But let me be honest with myself, and everyone reading this. Since my trip to Austin last winter, my heart made room for tacos, and all the talks and photos already of this Tacocleanse is driving me crazy. Here’s Smurfy’s explanatory post of what exactly is going on in Austin this month.

I mean, who’s not planning on making tacos this week now?!

Keep up the tasty work, MoFos!

Official Daily Themes & Blogging Prompts.

Official Daily Themes & Blogging Prompts.

Hey y’all! Can you believe it’s only a week until Vegan MoFo 2013 begins? Colour me excited! (I’m British, that ‘u’ is staying, get used to it!)

I was lucky enough to attend Vida Vegan Con in Portland this spring and one of my favourite classes was the Vegan MoFo workshop run by fellow volunteers Kittee, Amey & Mo. I loved the tips these MoFo veterans shared for getting involved in and surviving Vegan MoFo. For a lot of us the idea that MoFo has to be about elaborate cooking projects is enough to stop us signing up and I don’t mind admitting that I’ve suffered from MoFo Burnout™ on more than one occasion. But, never fear, our ideas are here! During the workshop we brainstormed fun daily themes that you guys can use all of, some of, or, y’know, none of. It’s up to you! The official Vegan MoFo 2013 Daily Themes are…

Mac-and-Cheese Monday – This is pretty self explanatory and a theme I’m personally running with

TV Tuesday – Eat and Watch, cook a meal featured in your favourite movie or TV show.

Work With it Wednesday – Focussing on a food you don’t love and learning to love, or at least tolerate, it.

Thankful Thursday – Focussing on the positive and giving to others. Maybe you could bake some cookies to thank a friend, teacher or neighbour?

Freaky Friday – Trade with a fellow blogger for the day.

Retro Saturday – Dress up and veganise your favourite retro dishes.

Sleepy Sundays – Your favourite breakfast, brunch and lazin’ in bed snacks. This is another one that I’ll definitely be taking part in!

I’d also like to share ALL of the brainstorming ideas we came up with in the workshop so that you too can laugh about Bathtub Tuesday or run with Fry-day!

Monday – Mock Meat Monday, Mom’s Meals, Metal Monday, Munchie Monday, Muffin Monday, Manic Monday.

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday, Bathtub Tuesday, Tomato Tuesday.

Wednesday – White Flour Wednesday.

Thursday – Thirsty Thursday, Thursday Treats.

Friday – Fry-day, Fruity Friday, Far-mar Friday, Farty Friday (yes, we are adults), Fermented Friday, Fave Film Friday.

Saturday – Sprouty Saturday, Sautéed Saturday, Sausage Saturday, Spousal Saturday, Saucy Saturday.

Sunday – Sweetie Sunday, Sundae, Soul Food Sunday, Sassy Sunday, Spicy Sunday, Small Town Sunday, Special Sunday.

The awesome Erika at Sews Before Bros wrote a great summary of the workshop right here if you’d like to read more about it.


This year the MoFo team (with a little help from our Twitter followers) have also come up with 30 blogging prompts that you can use if you’re dealing with a case of writer’s block. Again you can use some, all, or none of these.

  • Your Origin Story (what led you to become vegan?)
  • Share your first experience cooking with tofu.
  • A food / ingredient you didn’t used to like but now you do, how did the transition happen? (Mine is pickles, Isa’s is Celery!)
  • Five vegan foods you cannot live without.
  • Five kitchen utensils or gadgets you cannot live without.
  • What was your first vegan cookbook?
  • Pick a historical figure and discuss what you might cook for them.
  • Tell us about a herb you use in a unique way.
  • Take us on a (pictoral or video) tour of your kitchen.
  • What’s your newest foodie discovery and how did you discover it?
  • Your vegan heroines / heroes.
  • Is there something you do in the kitchen that you know you’re not supposed to (knives in the dishwasher, soap on cast iron etc)
  • Hidden vegan gems in your town, city or village.
  • Veganise a local speciality / food that’s popular in your area.
  • Veganise a family recipe.
  • What’s the best vegan meal you’ve ever eaten?
  • Describe your fantasy meal, money and time are not an issue!
  • What’s your favourite accidentally vegan product?
  • How do you feel about leftovers?
  • Your top five vegan products (including clothing, cleaning supplies, make up, shoes, soap, whatever)
  • Your five favourite cookbooks.
  • Your top five store cupboard essentials?
  • Post a picture of a cat!
  • What’s the first vegan meal you ever cooked from scratch?
  • When is the last time someone cooked for you and what did they make?
  • Do a cookbook challenge! Throw cookbook names into a hat, use a random number generator to pick a page and make whatever comes up.
  • Your favourite vegan food pairings (Yes, we kinda pinched this one from Vegetarian Times!)
  • Talk about your favourite place to buy vegetables.
  • Your ultimate cooking playlist.
  • What’s your killer dish when you’re cooking for non-vegans?


If you haven’t signed up for MoFo yet I hope that these prompts might inspire you to do so – you have until August 28th! The sign up form’s right here. Go on, you know you want to!

If you have signed up but are already freaking out about how much work it’s going to be hopefully this post will help you chill out a bit! We understand that it can be hard, or downright impossible, to keep up with cooking project after elaborate cooking project for a whole month because we MoFo too. Hopefully the daily MoFo Workshop themes, and prompt questions alongside Katie’s post about MoFoing On The Go will make it all seem considerably less daunting and more fun. Roll on September!

Some 2012 Favorites

Some 2012 Favorites

Hi everyone! Jess here, popping back in, doing the friendly organizer thing. In preparation for 2013 and deciding on just what my own daily themes will be (I just can’t commit to one, but so remain in awe of bloggers that go all out for a month! Are you? Do leave a comment with your URL so we can follow along!), I went perusing the month that was October 2012: aka VeganMoFo VI. 

Here’s a mere smattering from the hundreds of posts that caught my eye from a month that featured a whole lot of warming bowls of soup, biscuits, Halloween cupcakes and winter squash, galore.

First up, Coconut Lime Ice Cream with Vanilla Beetroot Syrup for our Iron Chef Beetroot Challenge courtesy of Flaming Apron.

How inviting does this look!? Clearly, I want in and need to make this Sweet Potato Gnocchi from My Zoetrope, ala Chloe’s Kitchen.

Here’s one from one of the roundups I put together that definitely still stands out: fresh Butternut Squash Doughnuts with Apple Cider Glaze from RansomCakes. Plus, they’re gluten-free, soy free and come with a recipe.

Now, doughnuts aside, I am a sucker for an Italian dessert, and well, swooned over this fancypants dessert plate of Almond Ricotta Tart and Zabaglione Gelato over at MiscDesbris. Recipe from Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Nonna’s Italian Kitchen.

When I saw this entry for the Iron Chef Sesame & Potato duo challenge, I instantly wanted to know more (and to try them). Click on over to My Vegan Way for the Sweet Potato Dumplings with Sesame Crunch recipe and more fascinating photos.

Honestly, I’m not one for corndogs, but these Gluten-free, Vegan Corndog Mummies from Fork and Beans are clearly the cutest corndogs you’ve ever seen (Right?!)

Lastly, because I really need to get back to contemplating themes, let’s cleanse our palates with this gorgeous salad of Warm Beets & Blood Orange over at Hipsterfood.

What sticks out in your mind from VeganMoFo 2012?

Coming soon: VeganMoFo VII banners, theme suggestions, giveaway news & the blogrolls!

Haven’t signed up yet? Time is running out!

2013 VeganMoFo Signup has arrived!

2013 VeganMoFo Signup has arrived!

And…thanks to the hundreds and hundreds of folks who signed up! Even if you didn’t, you can totally post away and hashtag #VeganMoFo all you like. Enjoy!

VeganMoFo returns: Break out the snacks

Well, well, well. Who’s getting ready to blog about nooch for an entire month? Or at least enjoy a whole lot of B12 and popcorn while trying (and eating fortified nutritional yeast, of course)?

That’s right…VeganMoFo 2013 Signup is here!

And whether your theme is in the works or not (or about nooch, or you’re simply being fueled by noochy popcorn), you can sign up right now!

Simply read the following instructions on the official form and fill out as best as you can.
It’s right here. This is the signup!

And please remember, all are welcome to join in, but all content must be vegan (which means no meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, eggs or honey)!

Questions? You can read the all-purpose VeganMoFo F.A.Q. right here.

Stay tuned to this blog, VeganMoFo central, as well as the VeganMoFo Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and VeganMoFo room on the PPK boards for news & inspiration, RSS Feed files, categorized blogrolls, contests, the rumored return of the MoFies (!!), and the snazzy new 2013 logos and banners for your own blogs.

#VeganMoFo, baby!

Keep in mind….the deadline to sign up is August 28th, 2013.

See you all September 1st!