Happy Humpday, y’all! We are celebrating the final stretch of MoFo today with an amazing giveaway from Vegan Cuts! For those unfamiliar, Vegan Cuts is changing the way cruelty-free shopping is done. With a wide array of amazing vegan products, the company also offers subscriptions for boxes of vegan beauty products or snacks. HELL YES!
Today, ONE lucky winner will be getting a 3-Month Vegan Cuts Snack Box Subscription! That’s $60 worth of vegan goodies for nothing! Amazing! So go ahead and leave a comment below to enter the giveaway.
All you beautiful vegan bloggers, feel free to check out the Vegan Cuts website for information on their ambassador program!
For now, though, leave a comment by Midnight (PST). Winners will be chosen at random and emailed shortly thereafter, so check your inbox! United States only.
CONGRATULATIONS to Anna “This looks awesome!!” Sho you right!
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Like many of you, I love to get a brand new cookbook and read through it. If a book I’ve been lusting after just ends up being a bunch of recipes I’m kind of disappointed. When I fork over my cash for a cookbook I want it all, great recipes are a given, so I also want to get to know the author’s approach to cooking, what inspired them to make recipes, and if dishes are really good or zomg the best ever. If you feel the same way as me you are going to love Betty Goes Vegan by Annie & Dan Shannon. After reading through it I feel like I know them. I learned how cooking through the Betty Crocker Books helped Annie figure out what made her happy in life, their love of animals, each other, and so many of their favorite movies and tv shows. I loved it.
This book is very different than the typical vegan cookbook in that the focus is on using convenience foods to easily make American classics. So you won’t find recipes for entrees like Millet with Butternut Squash and Mushroom Gravy, instead it’s more like Pork Chops made with Match ground pork, Vegan Fried Eggs (with noochy yolks injected inside tofu) and Beer, Bacon, & Pepperjack Biscuits. I love buying vegan products and supporting vegan businesses but I never know what to do with all the substitutes & this book has already come in so handy. I also love that if I am thinking of a random American entree, like chicken and waffles, I can just open the book and find an easy recipe for it. And there is a chapter dedicated to casseroles! And Annie is an olive lover! And there is a holiday chapter that even tells you how to deep fry a tofurkey! And of course if you don’t like Gardein products or whatever you can always use your own homemade seitan or tofu.
I think this would be a great book to give to the next person who asks you “do you just eat salad?”. They will be shocked! Or if your mom doesn’t know how to make food for you for Thanksgiving, or if your partner is craving a meat & potatoes kind of meal, this would be the perfect book to give them. And now you can because we are giving away 5 copies!
TO ENTER- Post below what is your favorite vegan substitution product. Is it the So Delicious Coconut Creamer in your morning coffee or the Food For Lover’s Queso you pour all over your chips? Whatever it is, let me know below and also make sure to add an email that you check and have a US or Canada address.
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One of my favorite veganmofo themes this year is Kelly Peloza’s Seitan Beats Your Meat. All month long she has been posting amazing Mad Men inspired recipes and photos and since I recently just re-watched the whole show it’s super fresh in my mind. It’s so fun to relive the whole show through vegan food!
Kelly is also a cookbook author and her newest book “Cheers to Vegan Sweets” is going to be available November 1st. All the recipes are inspired by cocktails like Bloody Mary Biscuits and Margarita Ice Cream or beverages like Apple Cider Donuts & Mexican Coffee Truffles. I’ve looked through the book and it’s gorgeous. There are full-page photographs throughout and the chapters are set up intelligently into sections like “The Café”, “The Lemonade Stand”, and “The Cocktail Lounge”.
Even though the book isn’t available until November 1st Fair Winds is giving away a copy to a luck mo-foer with an address in the US, Canada or the UK. All you have to do is tell me a cocktail or beverage that should never ever be turned into a dessert. Like a Kombucha filled doughnut. Please leave an email that you check in the comments too!
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.
We have our winners! Brier, Jessica & Aleshi we’ll be in touch soon.
We have another amazing giveaway for you today and this one is just for our European readers. We’ve partnered up with Berlin based company Veganic to offer three of our lucky readers the chance to win an amazing prize pack of cheeses. Each prize pack will contain all ten (yes, seriously!) flavours of their cheese slices.
And a bag of their amazing Pizza Cheese.
Veganic recently sent me these cheeses to review on my blog and I have to say that I’m wowed. I’m currently working my way through the packs of pre sliced cheeses and I can tell you that they all make delicious grilled cheeses as well as perfect cheese and tomato sandwiches. I actually ate almost all of the original flavour straight up out of the pack!
My local pizza place recently switched over to Veganic Pizza Cheese for their vegan pies and I was so impressed when I tried them, this delicious cheese really lives up to its name and I got to eat the best melty cheesy garlic bread I’ve ever had.
As well as being vegan these cheeses are soy, palm oil and gluten free.
You’re eligible to enter the competition if you live anywhere in Europe and were not one of the bloggers Veganic have already sent their generous cheese pack out to. To enter you just need to name a blogger who has blogged about something cheesy during 2013′s MoFo.
To enter you just need to leave a comment below with your answer by 7pm BST on the 24th. Please make sure to include a valid e-mail address so that we can get in contact with you if you win. The three winners will be randomly selected and announced after the giveaway has ended. This competition is open to anyone currently residing in Europe.
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)
Maybe it’s the continued cold weather we’ve having here (why am I wearing a coat in September? Get it together, Australia), or maybe it’s my German heritage, but sometimes there’s nothing I want more than to load up on delicious European carbs while listening to the rain outside. And with MoFo-ers all over the world, the inspiration is almost endless!
Over at Melon Collies and the Infinite Sandwich (outstanding!), Kara is starting from scratch with her home-fermented sauerkraut. Hilarious descriptions of the process and its odours aside, this looks like the perfect starting point for some serious deliciousness.
And these sauerkraut and mushroom pierogi from Vegan Kitty Patrol look like the natural choice for that cabbagey goodness.
Kyleigh from the Good Karma Kitchen has the perfect hearty follow-up dish, with these tofu schnitzels- with pretzel breading, in true German style!
Over at the Vegan Kitchen of Dr Caligari, Luca has been making some of the most creative cupcakes (sweet and savoury!) that I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to pick a favourite, but these Sachertorte cupcakes with bitter orange jam and pistachios are calling my name today.
Of course, no German round up would be complete without Mihl’s classic German desserts at Seitan is my Motor. It’s not the first time we’ve featured Mihl’s decadent treats, but this theme has to be my favourite this year. Nougatringe were always a staple feature on my German family’s coffee table, so no late night beverages would be complete without trying to cram one of these into an already over-stuffed stomach.
Mmm, I’m feeling toasty warm and comforted already!
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!
This contest is closedI think for a many of us Veganmofo is a time to do something that we would never, in a million years, otherwise do. I’m thinking of Laughrodiasiac’s vegan dessert trifle…with beyond meat beef tips or Mo’s The Winchester Oklahoma Bacon Fatty Melt Layering System. Whether you are making ice cream every day like Killer Bunnies or Eating Broccoli Soup Tacos like The Lonestar Plate, I want to know about it.
TO ENTER TO WIN this lovely cross stitch from teenytinytantrums. Comment below (with an email address you check) What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve done or read about for veganmofo? And sorry but this one is open to US only!
I have had an exhausting last few days and I would love nothing more than lay around eating soup and watching movies. Today meshell in your city did a round up of her ten favorite soups. The siesta taco soup from Betty Goes Vegan sounds like the perfect thing since it’s about sleeping and tacos, what a combo!
The only thing more comforting than soup is perhaps potatoes in all their starchy soothing glory. Eating Appalachia posted a recipe for smashed green beans and potatoes that looked like a wonderful comforting mashup.
About the only thing better than eating those two meals would be getting my mom to cook for me, especially since her meals always include fine wine. Vegan Eats & Treats posted her mom’s go to Mexican bean salad and it reminded me of picnics of the past and it made me miss my mom.
If you are going to be laying around anyway you may as well watch a ridiculous movie that you can laugh at the whole way through. Reading Don’t Eat Off the Sidewalk’s recap of Showgirls in her dinner and a movie post reminded me that I don’t even have to make people come over to watch movies with me in this day and age. We can just twitter about them and stay pajama fresh.
Movies are better with popcorn and way better with Chili-Cheese Popcorn, Your Mom’s a Vegan adapted a recipe which looks like perfect movie fare.
Maybe I’ll make it tonight. And if you didn’t get the title of this round-up please refer to the video below.