Giveaway – Vegusto

This giveaway is now closed. Congrat’s to Matt!

It’s no secret that I love, love, love vegan cheese. Hell, it’s made up the majority of my own MoFo this year and I keep writing cheese based round ups. My cheese love is out there in the world! Vegusto are one of my favourite brands as they make the kind of delicious cheese you can eat straight up on a cracker at a fancy cheese and wine party. If anyone would like to invite me to one of those I’m totally available. I’ll bring the Vegusto.

Vegusto, who hand make their products in Switzerland, don’t just make cheese though they also make my absolute favourite vegan sausages as well as burgers, sandwich slices, luncheon rolls and steaks. Today they’ve teamed up with us to offer one lucky UK based winner a £20 voucher (excluding postage) to spend on whatever they’d like in the online store.

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To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment below by 8pm GMT tomorrow letting us know which Vegusto product you’d be most excited about purchasing with your voucher. Please be sure to leave a valid contact e-mail address so that we can contact you if you win. The winner will be randomly selected and announced after the giveaway has ended. This competition is open to residents of the UK only.

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Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese

If you’d asked me before I went vegan what my favourite food was I would have said cheese. If you asked me now I’d probably still say cheese, just vegan of course. All of the deliciousness but with none of the heart wrenching guilt my vegetarian self was dealing with on the daily. The round up I wrote last week was focussed on this true love of mine and uh, so is this week’s, so sue me. Please don’t sue me, I have a problem m’kay?!

This first post comes from Laura at Abracapocus who wrote this seriously helpful round up of Atlanta’s vegan friendly restaurants. As a traveller I loved to amass this info, I never know where I’ll end up one day! Everything from the tofu spring rolls to the chimichanga look amazing but it was this pizza from Ammazza that really grabbed me. They make their own cashew cheese! Book me on the next flight to Atlanta, stat.

IMG_0918Whilst we’re travelling around the Southern states fellow vegan travel blogger Vegan Nom Noms hit up one of my favourite pizza spots Via 313 in Austin today. Via 313 make Detroit style pizza which is kinda like a well-oiled, crispy-crusted, deep dish ‘za. If you’ve never tried it you need to. Nicole ordered the Herbivore with vegan cheese – Follow Your Heart in this case (one of my fave’s for any melty situaton) and added extra arugula, or rocket as I would try to call it!

IMG_4199-300x225Coincidentally also located in the south is MoFo blogger The Veg Abides who wrote an epic round up of her favourite frozen vegan pizzas today. As a self confessed junk food lover she’s clearly a grrl after my own heart and I only wish there were six (yes SIX!) types of vegan frozen pizza in the UK. I think we have two. Maybe three. And only one has cheese. FML!

tofurky-pizzasEasy Vegan are killing it again and again with the Carbs and Rec theme and today’s post is no exception. Today they blew my mind with this DEEP DISH MAC & CHEESE PIZZA. Yes. DEEP DISH. Sorry for shouting but OMFG! I made mac & cheese pizza for my birthday this year because it’s my dream food and deep dish didn’t even cross my mind. I feel like I need to hand over my mac & cheese lovers pizza crown!

15124523247_a20201a6d7My pal Lindsay from Vegan Chai made one of my favourite ever mac and cheeses, the Roasted Red Pepper Mac & Cheese from Isa Does It, for Mac & Cheese Monday. She upped the pasta (just like I always do!) because pasta’s awesome and this recipe makes a whole lot of sauce. If it looks as good to you as it tastes to us the recipe’s online here, thanks Isa.

15318023432_8c1d18ecd9Jenny from Man nennt mich Öko has the right idea about Mondays and she whipped up this gorgeously creamy looking cashew based mac & cheese for her Mac & Cheese Monday post. There are even vegetables hiding in the sauce so if you’re that way inclined this might just be the mac for you.

Nordamerika_A+(2)Lastly this cartoon from Kale Crusaders made me smile when I spotted it this morning. Nooch is my jam y’all. Every day during MoFo Kale Crusaders have been posting a cartoon that fits their theme, Vegan Faux Show, including a chickpea flour omelette and ten different kinds of plant based bacon! Each cartoon includes links to the recipe (or recipes) that inspired it. Such fun!

Mac & NoochI hope everyone’s had a wonderful Monday and don’t forget to keep on MoFoing, we’re nearing the finish line and the team are already busy franticly compiling list upon list of blogs, blog posts and cats (for our personal collections!) for this years MoFies, our amazing online awards ceremony. With prizes this year! You gotta be in it to win it!

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Herbivore Clothing Company Giveaway


We are rolling into our fourth week here at Vegan MoFo Headquarters! And we’re starting off this week’s giveaways with our friends from Herbivore Clothing Company!

herbivoreHerbivore is located in the vegan mini mall in Portland, OR and has been selling vegan t-shirt, hoodies, totes, stickers, and more for years. They constantly have new designs coming out, such as the Love Like No Matter Whose message on this new grey t-shirt featuring a charming rat. I love the hand drawn design on this one. Love that rat!

herbivore tsAnd you probably recognize their iconic cow hugger design on the tote bag below.  Herbivore is generously giving away one t-shirt (ladies cut or unisex) to a lucky winner and one tote bag to a different winner. Each will also come with a selection of Herbivore stickers.

Cow-Hugger-Tote-They are currently doing weekly specials with great discounts on a single item for the duration of the week, both in store and online. Follow their Facebook page for updates. You’ll also be able to keep up to date with the new products they release, such as their new hats, cup cozies, and belts. Herbivore is a great part of the vegan community and very generous with their time and with donations for events so I am thrilled that they are participating in Vegan MoFo this year.

HerbivoreTo enter, you just need to leave a comment below about your favorite Herbivore item.   We’ll select two winners at 8 am PDT on September 24. This giveaway is open to everyone. You’ve got 48 hours to enter! One entry per person please.

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Vegan MoFo Sunday Round Up – Odds and Ends

Greetings from the much cooler southwestern USA – San Diego. Tonight’s Sunday Round Up is all about good stuff. Let’s get to it!


First up… kitties! Because …kitties!


More kitty love at My Apologies For the Novel …and hot chocolate. Kept that in my pocket until now.





Because kitties bring to mind their undying need to be wild, these mulberries reminded me of my own kitties’ because they are beautiful. A Fruity Life’s mulberries are just as pretty.




Next up is roasting prickly pear fruit. Cats to mulberries to prickly pear.  Don’t miss Vegan Eats and Treats’s Part One of her cactus encounter.




Once you’ve picked your prickly pear, go pick some almonds from your neighborhood bulk aisle and make milk.  Gorgeous photo by Sprouts and Chocolate.




After you have milk the natural inclination is to enjoy it with challah from Triumph Wellness.




Once you have your delish challah, it’s time to enjoy it with your Tempeh Bacon and Leek Quiche. From Vegetarian Snob. Because deep, deep down in all of us, there is a desire for tempeh bacon.




Just because it made me think,  Fuck Yeah Vegan Ice Cream rounds up some great signage.


Finally, this has nothing to do with food, but it is just as beautiful as the foods above, Vaelium 76 has had some great instagram posts.









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Announcing the VeganMoFo 2014 Chopped! Champion!

It’s time to announce the winner of this year’s VeganMoFo Chopped! competition! Our contestants showed up for a vibrant, well-rounded entree round with Oolong tea, fresh prune plums, spicy jalapeños and every Fraggle’s favorite, the hot-headed radish.

Here’s a listing of our fab contestants and their variety of exciting submissions, in random order:

You can check out all their photos and more on our Chopped! Contestant! Roundup!

Here we go!  After much deliberation on who really got creative and elevated their ingredients, plus much discussion on presentation, perceived taste and the use of those mighty ingredients, our judges (Julia Legume, Dan Reed & Chelsea Hoshi) came to a decision!

Without further adieu, our new VeganMoFo Chopped! Champion is….Emily of the Vegan Needs Sauce tumblr and her Channa Masala with Plums, Radish Salad and Oolong Rice

Our 2014 Winner! Vegan Needs Sauce’s Channa Masala with Plums, Radish Salad and Oolong Rice

Our judges agreed that incorporating all these flavors into a channa masala, which is a dish they already enjoy, was super special, intriguing and seemed quite balanced in terms of flavor combinations, bonus fresh herbs and that lovely tea-infused rice!

Emily wins a special sweet prize from our friends at Chicago Vegan Foods, a Vegan Iron Chef tshirt to show her vegan cookin’ pride, and the coveted title of VEGANMOFO! CHOPPED! CHAMPION!

More from Emily on her dish:

So when they announced the ingredients for the Vegan MoFo Chopped! basket, I knew I had to give it a shot. They are: radish, oolong tea, fresh prune plums, and jalapeno. It took me a little time to mull it over (look, I won’t do well on the real “Chopped”), but I decided to look to Indian cooking for inspiration and make channa masala with some plums in the spicy tomato sauce base, radish salad, and basmati rice cooked with oolong tea.”

Love it!

Big ups to Chicago Vegan Foods for donating! Check out their new mini Dandies for  your autumn treats and upcoming hot cocoa rounds!


Thanks to everyone for entering!!

Pssst, Emily, please leave a comment or tweet to us with your email address, so we can connect ya with CVF and send that shirt! – jess



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Everyday Vegan Eats Giveaway

Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu DeverHello, all! It’s time for another giveaway! This one is international, and there will be two winners!

Everyday Vegan Eats, by Zsu Dever, highlights her family’s favorites. (You may remember Zsu from the blog Zsu’s Vegan Pantry and her awesome Vegan MoFo burger theme!)

Zsu Dever - author of Everyday Vegan EatsPacked with comfort foods that warm the body and spirit, Everyday Vegan Eats has highly craveable dishes like Arroz non Pollo, Tex-Mex Migas, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, and Deli Reubens.

Gyro - Everyday Vegan EatsI did a full review of Zsu’s book on my blog earlier this year, and one of the stand-out favorites were these Greek Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce. The gyros can be made with Soy Curls, seitan, or marinated tofu. I went with the tofu, which was packed with the flavors of lemon juice, garlic, and herbs. An explosion of tastes!

If you’d like to get your hands on this book, just leave a comment below telling me about one of your favorite everyday dishes. What is a dish that you make weekly at your house?

The contest has ended!  Congratulations to Maya & Moon!  Make sure that I have some way of contacting you – either by email or by way of your blog. You have until Monday 10 am CST to enter. One entry per person please. I will pick two winners tomorrow for this international giveaway!

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Vegan MoFo 2014: Freaky Friday Round-Up

Friday, it’s Friday! Thank god ’cause this was a loooong week. Thankfully, I have MoFo Round-Up duties today, so we can start the weekend off right!

white-russian-lebowskiThe Happy Vegan has the right idea to start off the weekend, Vegan White Russians! Easily my favorite cocktail, I may or may not be The Dude for Halloween. Hey careful man, there’s a beverage here!

BeetSeitan1Allotment2Kitchen is keeping it real with Vegan BBQ Beetroot Seitan Steaks! I took a double take because I thought they were real. I’d love to test one out!

IMG_9152Floral Frosting got my attention with these amazing Espresso-Speculoos Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. What a combo! We Vegans love our Speculoos, don’t we?

2014-09-17-11.25.10This healthy breakfast bowl from Vegan In Berlin caught my eye! It might inspire me put some fruit into my daily oatmeal. Not sure how fruit in my Panda Puffs would go though :)

IMG_06431This sexy looking Coconut Cream Pie is courtesy of Another Hungry Vegan. This could be the nightcap to our Freaky Friday! Pie before bed is alright with me.

Enjoy your Friday and stay safe!

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Giveaway – The Cruelty Free Shop

This giveaway is now closed. Congrat’s to our winner PL.

Good morning Aussie friends, we have a fun one just for you today! As I’m sure you know The Cruelty Free Shop has brick and mortar locations in both Melbourne and Sydney but luckily for Aussies living elsewhere they have an online store too. They stock everything from cruelty free cosmetics to cheese and from shoes to shrimp, all vegan of course.

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They’re constantly adding new products, hello raw macaroons, and they’ve teamed up with us to offer one lucky winner a $50 voucher to spend either in store or online.

To enter leave a comment below before 8am AEST tomorrow telling us which new-to-you product you’re most excited about trying from The Cruelty Free Shop. Please be sure to leave a valid contact e-mail address so that we can contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced after the giveaway has ended. This competition is open to residents of Australia only.

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Julie’s Original Giveaway


Today is the day to get your gluten freedom on! I am so pleased to have a giveaway from the great Julie Hasson of Julie’s Original Gluten Free Baking Mixes!

-1You already know of Julie from her hit cookbooks such as Vegan Diner and Vegan Pizza, and she also has a new casserole book coming out this fall. You may have been lucky enough to eat at her Native Bowl food cart in Portland, OR, before she and her husband sold it this past spring to focus on their new baking mix business.

These mixes are a perfect pantry staple for those who are gluten free and those who need to bake up a quick cake for the gluten free friend’s birthday. There are a lot of questionable recipes floating around the internet that can be hit or miss, but with a box of Julie’s Original you’ll know you’re getting consistent quality.


Her website has a whole recipe section, so don’t think you’re just limited to plain white cake or chocolate brownies with these. You can make a lemon raspberry bundt cake or chocolate cherry almond brownies and many more. Follow the Julie’s Original facebook page to see where she’s sampling and where you can buy a box.

Julie’s Original is offering a box of her gluten free baking mix (white or fudge brownie) to 2 different readers today. To enter, you just need to leave a comment below about which of her recipes you’re looking forward to trying the most. We’ll select two winners at 8 am PDT on September 20th. This giveaway is open to US residents only. You’ve got 24 hours to enter! One entry per person please.

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Thursday Rounduppin’

Hello, hello, you lovely VeganMoFo-ers!!! Jess popping in with an assortment of picks and some bonus Instagram selections from my regular hashtag-clicking-sprees. You know how it goes. I started today’s roundup early this morning while “working from home”, aka seriously enjoying the double Rosies on The View and eating a plum muffin for breakfast. Pleasant stuff.

First up, via Instagram #VeganMoFo wandering, we have Shannon the @anotherhungryvegan hitting up Watercourse Foods in Denver for Buffalo & Memphis BBQ Cauliflower Wings. I want in on this and continue to be content with this saucy, battered cauliflower craze!

Another Instagrammer, Cassie @veganinsanity, serves up a hearty bowl of Smokey Barbeque Chili I can practically smell from here! Yum.

Well, it’s rainy in Portland once again (ba da bum, the season has be-gun) and these Sunshine Pancakes from Green Gourmet Giraffe are helping put a smile on my face and mood. So charming.

Speaking of Portland, this happened around the corner from my apartment and my cats are feeling left out, because dang, yum. Joni’s Seitan Burgers up on Panda with Cookie. They’re George approved. That’s really all you need to know.

What did you do today? Because Beetroot Massacre went for a 3 hour hike and then threw together this satisfying Tempeh Stir Fry with Black Bean Sauce:

I love beer-y, cheesy happenings and now want to try out this Velvet Beer Sauce from Down the Rabbit Hole. It’s time to get my hands on some lactic acid, ASAP.

Back to Instagram hopping, because it’s just so easy to get lost in, we have Stephanie @neatnnutritous with a seriously appetizing dish of Smoky Peppers, Creamy Cashews & Crisp Squash:

Our last featured MoFo-er for today is Babette, who’s baked up some bomb looking Very Vanilla Raisin bread over at Vegan in Montreal. What a perfect breakfast!

Keep it up, folks!! 

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