Power Plates Giveaway

Power Plates Giveaway

This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to the winner!

Day 5 of VeganMoFo is all about inspirational cookbooks, which makes it a perfect time for a giveaway!

Power Plates by Gena Hamshaw is packed full of delicious meals, from smoky red lentil stew with chard, to falafel bowls with freekah and cauliflower. In fact, one of our VeganMoFo’ers wrote a full review just the other day – check it out over at Kittens Gone Lentil!

 

We are giving away one copy of Power Plates to a lucky MoFo participant! If you want to be in with a chance of winning, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Follow VeganMoFo on Instagram
  2. Comment on our Instagram post telling us which cookbook most inspires you!

This giveaway is only open to registered VeganMoFo participants. It is open to participants anywhere in the world, and will close at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

Good luck!

VeganMoFo 2018 Blogrolls!

VeganMoFo 2018 Blogrolls!

Well VeganMoFo’ers, it’s almost time! We hope you’re as excited as we are, and getting all your final preparations done. It’s going to be a busy month full of delicious food – and new online friends! A huge part of VeganMoFo is the wonderful community, and the opportunity to fill your social media (and life!) with like-minded folk. Please make sure to follow your fellow participants on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube/their blogs, and look out for anyone posting under #veganmofo18. As always, we’ll be posting weekly round up posts here as well with some of our highlights.

Without further ado, here are the people you’re going to be posting alongside this September.

Here’s your Official 2018 Blogroll, where everyone who registered for VeganMoFo is listed by category (blog, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook). Get following!

Want to see if you have any neighbours participating this year? Check out the Where in the World? blogroll, organised by country (and state in the USA).

And don’t forget that not everybody is following the daily prompts or weekly themes. Some of you are flying solo with an exciting range of Individual Themes – which one sounds the most tempting to you?!

You can also find all Instagram posts right here on the blog as well – just make sure to use #veganmofo18, and you’ll appear on our Instagram Feed!

We have an OPML file of the RSS feeds from this year’s bloggers – find it here, and if you’d like to know how to use the file, check out this post!

Thank you very much to everyone who’s signed up for VeganMoFo 2018 – let’s make it the best one ever!

VeganMoFo 2018 OPML File

VeganMoFo 2018 OPML File

This year, we’re trying to give you as many options as possible to follow VeganMoFo. As well as the RSS page, and the instagram feed linked to in our Blogroll Page, we’ve also put together an OPML file for you to download.

What this means is that you can import this year’s blogs into a blog reader – such as Feedly, and follow our blogs on there! Below, you’ll find the file itself, and a small tutorial on how to import this file into Feedly. You will need to create an account on Feedly in order to use that site!

Download the VeganMoFo 2018 OPML File Here.

  1. First, download the above file, and save it somewhere you’ll be able to find it later. Change its name, or leave it as it is, it doesn’t matter, so long as you remember what it’s called.
  2. Next, open up your Feedly and log in.
  3. Click on your account picture in the top right corner to bring up a menu

4. Next, click on the option to “organize sources”.

5. Then, click the button that says “Import OPML”

6. You’ll be taken to a page where you can upload the file you downloaded earlier. Do this, and it will import all the web blogs that are participating in this year’s VeganMoFo!

 

If you have any problems with this file, do let us know – but we’re hoping it all works. Enjoy your VeganMoFo!

2018 Graphics

2018 Graphics

We loved last year’s graphics by Tansy Rees so much that we’ve given them a little 2018 update! These graphics are here for you to use on your blog or social media to show that you’re participating in VeganMoFo – so please share away!

July & August MiniMoFo Roundup!

July & August MiniMoFo Roundup!

VeganMoFo is just around the corner, but you guys certainly haven’t been slacking! In July and August we invited you to share some delicious desserts with us, and, as always, you’ve delivered. Feast your eyes on all of these treats – but don’t let them distract you too much from your MoFo prep!

 

@oohsarracuda

Have you ever had a dessert so good that it caused everyone to fall silent? Behold Sarra’s cinnamon and vanilla shortcake with sugared blackberries and whipped cream.

 

@notfunatparties

How good does this raw strawberry cheesecake look?! Jenny was celebrating a special occasion (happy anniversary!), so she turned to Isa for the perfect dessert recipe.

 

Crumbs & Caramel

Sticking with seasonal fruits, Bronwyn made this sensational upside down cherry almond cake. Check out the recipe on her blog if you fancy a slice!

 

@rawfullyrooted

And here’s another dessert for any raw vegans out there! This watermelon cake looks so refreshing!

 

@valerieminne

Valerie has shared loads of dreamy desserts in the past two months, and who could resist this colourful raspberry and blueberry mousse?

 

@vegfullife

Here at VeganMoFo HQ, we’re huge fans of Kristy’s food -and she has outdone herself with these amazing dessert tacos! These are lace cookies shaped like tacos and filled with cocowhip, fruit, and chocolate.

 

@onerawbite

This deconstructed blueberry pie looks insanely cute – not to mention delicious! And Jennifer has promised more desserts during September, so stay tuned…

 

@lisarturner

Lisa was served this mocha ice cream with nuts and chocolate on all-vegan cruise – it sounds like she’s truly living the dream!

 

@vegan.raptor

Everyone loves dessert – and that includes the Slayer! Here’s Buffy trying to decide between two tempting desserts. Which one would you choose?

 

@emflower.x

Emma managed to get her hands on vegan mille feuille! Presumably you’re all as jealous as I am…

 

@vegandollhouse

This MiniMoFo prompt was pretty much made for Robin, as her Instagram is full of cute, colourful desserts. These cupcakes are just one example of her amazing work.

 

Living the Dream

Jen had a bit of an adventure trying to make this Elvis cake to celebrate her colleague’s birthday…we think you’ll agree that it was worth all the trouble though!

 

Herbivores’ Heaven

Jenny shared the top five desserts she’s been served, including this incredible chocolatey concoction!

 

@ms.spaetzle

There’s been something of a heatwave in Europe this summer, and you know what that means – ice cream at every opportunity! It’s basic survival, people!

 

@activereflections

Dominique is teaching her daughter an important lesson: when life gives you imperfect cakes, turn them into a trifle!

 

@idunsyn

Angela offers up these ginger cookies two ways: as they are, or transformed into ice cream sandwiches. Which would you go for?

 

@ambereatsveg

Amber usually skips dessert, but we can see why she made an exception for these deep fried Oreos. Wow!

 

Pulsin Brownie Giveaway

Pulsin Brownie Giveaway

With less than a month to go until VeganMoFo 2018, we’re pleased to announce this year’s first giveaway!

We’re teaming up with Pulsin to give three lucky participants the opportunity to win a mixed box of six raw chocolate brownies. Based from Gloucestershire in the UK, you may have seen their bars in stores across the country – but never fear if not, you now have a chance to try them!

All their brownies are vegan, and also suitable for those following gluten free and soya free diets – and all very delicious! Coming in Salted Caramel, Super Berry, Almond & Raisin, Peanut Chocolate Chip, and Maca Bliss flavours you won’t get bored.

To be in with a chance of winning, you just need to do two things:

  1. Sign up for VeganMoFo 2018 by 24th August – If you haven’t already done so, the form is right here! If you’ve already signed up, then you’re already in with a chance!
  2. Make your first VeganMoFo 2018 post on your registered social media account of blog on Saturday 1st September – just make sure to use the account you signed up with, and you’ll be good to go!

And it’s that simple! There will be three winners, one from the UK, one from the Rest of the World, and one from anywhere. They will be picked randomly from the participants and will be announced on Monday 3rd September.

If you want a taste sooner, you can order from the vegan section of their online store!

VeganMoFo 2018 Sign-Ups!

VeganMoFo 2018 Sign-Ups!

Are you ready for VeganMoFo 2018? Have a look at the prompts and begin thinking of what you’re going to share.

 

In the meantime: Sign ups are open! Click here to participate. Your deadline is August 24th 2017. If you want to be included in round-ups and blog-rolls, you need to be officially registered, so make sure you don’t miss out.  Just like last year, you can sign up with your blog, Instagram, or any social media you like!

 

VeganMoFo 2018 Themes & Prompts!

VeganMoFo 2018 Themes & Prompts!

VeganMoFo 2018 is coming this September! We’re excited to get it underway, and hope you are too.

As in the last few years, we’ve created a list of weekly themes and daily prompts to inspire you – however the main goal is to post as much vegan food throughout the month as you can, and you’re welcome to create your own theme or even go freestyle! So the options you have are:

1) Weekly themes (which are listed below!). You can interpret these themes whichever way you like, and use them to inspire your posts!

2) Daily prompts (which are also listed below). These tie in with the weekly themes, but give you more specific ideas to follow. You can use all of them, or just a few!

3) Choose your own theme. You don’t need to follow any of our themes if you don’t want to – come up with your own and use that instead! So long as it’s vegan, everything goes.

4) A mixture of them all  Feel free to use the themes as a loose guideline, or choose ones you like the look of and create your own inspiration for the other days!

You can also participate on whichever platform you like – blog, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, all participation is encouraged, just follow the #veganmofo18 hashtag.

We’ll have more info on sign-ups for you soon, but in the meantime here are the prompts:

 

Saturday 1st: Introduce you! –  Tell us a bit about you, your veganism, and what you like to cook and eat!

Week 1 – Inspiration Week! (Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th)- This week is all about using different things as your inspiration for great food

Sunday 2nd: Emoji Inspired – Take an emoji and make food inspired by it! Go simple, and eat an avocado, or go all out and make one inspired by a funny face

3rd: Leader of a country, place, or group – whether you’re inspired by an ancient king, or your school headteacher, what food can you make inspired by them?

4th: Artist inspired – Art comes in many forms – how can you use it to inspire you?

5th: Inspiring cookbooks – Do you have a cookbook that’s inspired your vegan cookery? Share some food you love from it!

6th: The Anti-Vegan – we’ve all heard the statements. “But protein!”, “I could never give up bacon”, and so many more. Make a meal to counter these!

7th: Colour – In past years, we’ve had red themes, and green themes, but this year you get to pick your own colour! Use it to inspire a meal.

8th: Your own flops – Have you ever made a recipe or an idea, and it didn’t turn out so well? Use this as an inspiration to improve on it, and show us how it turned out.

Week 2: Dietary & Lifestyle Restrictions (Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th) – We love eating all the vegan food we can, but it’s good to learn how to cook for those who may have allergies or intolerances –  and challenge ourselves in the process.

Sunday 9th: Creamy without Nuts – A lot of vegan “cream” has cashews in, which is no good if you’re catering for a nut allergy. Can you make a creamy dish without nuts?

10th: Baking without Gluten – If you were to bake for a friend with a gluten allergy, what would you make? Challenge yourself to bake something without using gluten!

11th: Dessert without added Sugar – Whilst we love the sugary, chocolatey rich desserts as much as the next person, some people have to lower their sugar intake for a variety of reasons. What could you make for them?

12th: Spicy without Chillies – If you couldn’t eat chillies, how would you spice your food? Can you make a curry taste good without the addition of peppers?

13th: Snacks without the Packaging – For the environment’s sake, it’s good to cut down on all the plastic packaging. Show us some snacks that don’t come trussed in lots of plastic!

14th: Low salt, full flavour – Whilst salt isn’t the evil it was once proclaimed to be, some have to cut down on it. Can you show us something savoury without the salt?

15th: Free From Day – What other dietary restrictions have you come across? Have a friend who can’t eat nightshades? Someone on the low-FODMAP diet? Show us what you make.

Week 3: Budget Week (Sunday 16th to Saturday 22nd) – This week, we’re going to prove once and for all that veganism is affordable!

Sunday 16th: Pantry Meal – Don’t go out and buy anything fresh for this meal, cook something just using the contents of your storecupboards!

17th: Super Cheap Sweets – Being on a budget doesn’t mean not having dessert. Make us something sweet, but cheap.

18th: Leftovers, day 1 – Today, make a meal with the intention of using the leftovers for something else…

19th: Leftovers, day 2 – …and now, show us how to use those leftovers!

20th: Four for $4 (or £, or €) – Can you make a meal that serves four people for less than four dollars (or your equivalent currency!) Show us how.

21st: Scratch and Dent – Have you had any good finds in the clearance section? Perhaps you bought “imperfect” produce and it turned out pretty great. Make a meal inspired by something you found reduced.

22nd: Fancy but Frugal – You don’t need to spend a fortune to impress!

Week 4: Occasions Week (Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th)- We love a good celebration! This week focuses on those special occasions in your life.

Sunday 23rd: Sunday Dinner – Did you ever have a “Sunday Dinner” tradition? Make a vegan version.

24th: Pot Luck Perfection – What would you bring to a pot luck?

25th: Birthday Bash – Would you rather others make food for you on your birthday? Or do you like to do it yourself? And what would you like?

26th: Favourite Holiday – What’s your favourite holiday ever? What do you like to make for it?

27th: TV Trays – A sit-down meal might be nice, but sometimes getting cosy with food and netflix is also needed. What’s your TV dinner?

28th: Prep ahead Picnic – If you’re going for a picnic or a roadtrip, what do you pack? What do you make?

29th: Brunch & Munch – Because brunch is so awesome, show us your brunch meals!

and finally…

Sunday 30th: Kitchen TourNow the month is concluding, show us where the magic has been happening!

July & August MiniMoFo

July & August MiniMoFo

Once again we’re combining two months into one MiniMoFo! The full VeganMoFo is coming in September, so this gives you time to plan that as well as taking part in MiniMoFo. On that note – stay tuned for more VeganMoFo announcements coming soon!

The latest MiniMoFo taps into your sweet tooth…we’re looking for Desserts. Do you like your desserts sugary sweet? Or more palate cleansingly refreshing? Would you rather cake, or ice cream? Or both? Have you eaten an amazing dessert at a restaurant? Or did you make one yourself? There are a million questions and you can answer them in the hashtag #MiniMoFo. Check back before the official VeganMoFo month for a roundup!

Because of the VeganMoFo starting in September, this MiniMoFo will finish on August 24th. This gives you (and us!) extra time to prep for the foodiest month of the year!

As always, everyone can participate in MiniMoFo, and newcomers are always welcome to join in – the only rule is to keep it vegan! Use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media, and link to your blog post in the comments below so that we can come and see what you’ve been cooking and feature you in our roundup post at the end of the two month.

May & June MiniMoFo Roundup!

May & June MiniMoFo Roundup!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s been good to have some extra time to share food for this latest MiniMoFo – after all, the more food you share, the better! Here are some of the goodies you’ve shown us this time.

Just Bloggs

Lets start with this really fancy spinach and walnut tart. How good does it look – like a sunflower! I know I’d end up in a tangle of pastry if I made it, so I’d be happy to be the friend it’s shared with!

Living the Dream

Jen had a potluck with the Florida Keys vegan community and went all out for it – making special gluten free food seeing as one of the organisers has Celiac, read her blog and watch the video to find out all about it!

@crumbs.and.caramel

Who can say no to brownies? Sharing these “Ultimate Brownies” with your friends would be sure to make you a favourite. These are described as perfect for both the cake and fudge brownie lovers, which sounds pretty magical!

Downright Vegan

These are blueberry and lemon muffins, which sound like a brilliant combination. They take just thirty minutes from start to finish, which means you can go from zero to muffin in a super short time, perfect for last minute muffin emergencies!

@bonnie_rabbits

First off, how adorable is bonnie_rabbits instagram name?! She went to a vegan festival in Rotterdam with her friends, and had “Nacho Party” nachos – umm, yes please!

@yixzyy

Emma made “pizza sticks” full of gooey vegan cheese to share! Pizza is always a great food to share with friends, and in breadstick form is even easier.

@veg_domesticgoddess

Kira went out to a restaurant with her friends, and had some lovely looking food – including buffalo vegan meat, mac and cheese, and more!

@mosolyoga

This incredible looking brunch, coupled with the beautiful dedication to her husband, makes this meal all the better. Featuring everything from scrambled tofu, to a virgin pina colada, to peanut butter cupcakes…who is up for brunch?

@cookiesnstyle

A great way to share food is to hold a barbecue! Check out the other posts on Cookies & Style’s feed for more gorgeous shots of BBQ food, great if you’re enjoying some summer weather at the moment!

@hcmerenda

Ever tried Ethiopian food? It is great for vegans! And perfect to share with friends too. How good does this look?

@ambereatsveg

Amber always shares wonderful food with us, and this is no exception. Look at the flowers! Have you ever seen such pretty sushi? She had a date night with her son, which sounds great to me.

@vegan.raptor

When your friends are Cyclops and Wolverine, can you get them to share food? Vegan Raptor can, with this acai bowl!

 

Thank you to everyone who took part, stay tuned for the next MiniMoFo!