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Week 4 Roundup!

Week 4 Roundup!

That’s it! It’s the end of Week 4 and VeganMoFo 2018 has come to an end. How sad is that? I have to say, it’s strange not waking up to a new prompt and seeing what everyone else is making, but I’ve found so many new people to follow that I’m sure I’ll see plenty of great food throughout the year. How about you? Have you enjoyed VeganMoFo this year? Here are some of the highlights of Week 4!

Day 23: Sunday Dinner

@mosolyoga

Hungarian Sunday lunch! These are smoked seitan sticky BBQ ribs – and they look perfect for a Sunday.

@meettheshannons

This is one famous vegan roast – it’s been featured in Country Living magazine! And now it’s gone into my Sunday dinner plans…

@tofumom

Arroz con Gandules – or Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas – anyone else eagerly awaiting the recipe for this? It looks delicious!

Day 24: Pot Luck Perfection

@vegannotjustgreens

Lots of hotel cooking going on in @vegannotjustgreens VeganMoFo posts – something I’ve learnt a lot about now! This was for a potluck barbecue!

@carrotsrestaurant

Ok, how cool is it that we have a restaurant participating in VeganMoFo? And they make cakes as delicious as this!

Moving Scouse

Ever made sourdough bread? If you need tips, check out this blog post for some great ones. Anyone bringing bread as delicious as this to a potluck is my friend!

Day 25: Birthday Bash

One Raw Bite

What do you want for your birthday? Cake? How about a vegan hummingbird cake? Jennifer has been posting American Cakes this month, and this hummingbird cake – banana and pineapple, with a cream cheese frosting – apparently has a hidden history!

@valerieminne

Or how about brownie cake? You can’t go wrong with chocolate, and the crackly top on this brownie is everything brownie dreams are made of!

@atxvegans

ATX Vegans post vegan food from all around Austin, TX, and the surrounding area. And wouldn’t you like this pizza for your birthday? As someone from a country where we neither have tater tots or tater tot pizza, I’m intrigued.

 

Day 26: Favourite Holiday

@teaandsympatico

On Fridays, Caroline celebrates getting through the week by renaming it…Pieday! This must be my favourite holiday I’ve discovered through VeganMoFo.

@a.panda135

We love Isa here at VeganMoFo HQ, and her Dilly Stew is one of her best recipes! Amanda is thinking of putting this on her Christmas menu…we’ll be round!

@bigtentvegan

Would you just look at this thanksgiving feast! Wow! Hopefully you can draw some inspiration from this – vegan thanksgiving food can be pretty amazing.

Day 27: TV Trays

@bonnie_rabbits

Where would a TV dinner be without pizza? In the Netherlands, you can get vegan pizza at Dominoes – even with a little “I am vegan” sticker on! Perfect for a cosy night.

Plant and Vine

Kerrie shares her recipe for an easy chana masala – complete with wine pairing advice! Can you imagine tucking into this with a glass of wine in front of a good film?

T is for Triathlon

Cindy shared something that will really help a lot of vegans – how to make tofu, from scratch! She’s been posting a lot of how-tos throughout the month, so check them out.

Day 28: Prep-ahead Picnic

Kittens Gone Lentil

“Pretty in pink picnic” was the title of this blog post – and oh wow how pretty! With a reusable sandwich wrap, pink snack bar, pink drink, and pink kindle…yeah, this is pretty great.

@ms.spaetzle

Ms Spaetzle has been doing a pasta themed VeganMoFo, which is absolutely wonderful as you can never have to much pasta. Here is her prep ahead tortellini pasta salad for a picnic!

Green Gourmet Giraffe

Johanna got a public holiday because of the football, which is a fascinating idea, and made vegan chocolate pancakes – accidentally, because chocolate milk was all she had in the house. I say that’s a great accident. With strawberries too – delicious!

 

Day 29: Brunch & Munch

Plumes World

Today was brunch day, and of course a fry up was on the cards! Hash browns, beans, sausages, and veg – this looks like a great way to start the day!

@vegfullife

How lovely and tasty does this look? “No huevos rancheros” – tofu scramble, cheese sauce, salsa, corn tortillas, and refried beans, a delicious brunch!

 

Day 30: Kitchen Tour

My Apologies for the Novel

Is anyone else jealous of Julie’s dining corner? How cosy does it look! Click through to her blog to see the rest of the photos of her lovely kitchen.

My Cat Loves Daiya

So, I had no choice but to feature the kitchen that comes with a cupboard for the cat! And look at that judgmental gaze! Who better than kitty chef to tell you how to cook?

@twohappyrabbits

The Two Happy Rabbits are off on a nine month long road trip, so showed us their camper van kitchen! I’m always in awe of what they can cook with such a limited space. Check out their post for a detailed list of what they take.

And finally – our very own Herbivore’s Heaven has been cooking through recipes from this year’s VeganMoFo! Check out her blog post here. And don’t forget – if you make a recipe you found through VeganMoFo, let us know!

Herbivore Giveaway

Herbivore Giveaway

We’re nearly done with VeganMoFo this year – I hope you’ve made, and seen (and bookmarked) some delicious food! But don’t think we’re done with giveaways yet!

We’ve teamed up with the Herbivore Clothing Company  to send one winner an amazing gift pack with the “Eat Like You Give a Damn! cookbook, a caramel candy bar, and a special sticker and patch pack – a prize worth $40!

To be in with a chance of winning, check out Herbivore’s website and shop and tell us:

What’s your favourite product sold by Herbivore?

Competition is open to registered VeganMoFo 2018 participants with a US postal address. Closes Midnight PDT.

December MiniMoFo Roundup

December MiniMoFo Roundup

Welcome to 2018! We hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and ate lots of delicious food – and from all the MiniMoFo contributions, we are pleased to see all the baking you’ve been doing/eating!

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie got someone else to do the festive baking for her, and headed to Vegan Treats, an all vegan bakery, where she got a Christmas tree cheesecake-on-a-stick (really! Check out the picture on her blog) and this adorable reindeer cake.

@crumbs.and.caramel

Look at this beautiful chocolate fudge cake from Crumbs and Caramel, topped with frosted berries which make it oh-so-festive!

Herbivore’s Heaven

Jenny went out for a festive afternoon tea – she’s quite the connoisseur of vegan afternoon teas and is keen to point out that this was a rare hummus-free tea, a sign of a truly creative host! Doesn’t it look quaint and tasty?

@raisinsecte

Sophie made a vegan bûche des fêtes – which looks amazingly chocolatey and rich and tasty!

@notfunatparties

Jenny used the Chocolate Yoghurt Bundt Cake recipe from Isa’s Superfun Times cookbook and added mint glaze, sea salt flakes, and raspberry dust to make a beautiful Christmassy cake.

@vegfullife

Hands up who else made sugar cookies this month? A classic for the season, and Kristy’s look delicious topped with buttercream and sprinkles!

Just Bloggs

Justine’s mince pies have homemade pastry and mincemeat – with cranberries for that extra festive touch! Find the recipe on her blog.

@onewindowsarah

Sarah made vegan and gluten free snickerdoodles following an Oh She Glows recipe. Snickerdoodles are great year round, but the spices make them perfect for festivities!

@dimsimkitty

Susan also used the Superfun Times cookbook to make these cranberry spice oatmeal cookies. Cranberries keep cropping up this month and for good reason – they’re delicious!

@veganfeastcatering

Sprinkled with sugar, Janet’s blueberry scones are sparkly and beautiful. Sweet scones are a tasty way to start the day!

@ksp_vgn

Kristen’s array of vegan Christmas cookies is quite breathtaking! Where would you start first? I want to try them all!

@vegan_raptor

Eat the biscuits, you must. Vegan Raptor’s cookies seem to have been held hostage, but they look good enough to fight for.

@lisarturner

Biscotti are another holiday favourite – here are Lisa’s maple-walnut biscotti cooling before being iced. Could you wait?

@veganistamama

Veganista Mama made marzipan from scratch! And coated it in chocolate – which sounds like the perfect snack (and look at the cute snowman plate!)

@juli.ane_x

How about some savoury Christmas baking? Here’s Juli’s Christmas centrepiece – which is quite honestly beautiful! It’s a Moroccan spiced spinach and pumpkin pie and sounds delicious.

@happylittlelunch

As always, Happy Little Lunch has come through with a wonderful lunch for her kid! She’s also included little sugar cookies to decorate to fit into this month’s theme.

@oohsarracuda

Candy canes are so very festive, and stirred into chocolate chip cookies? Yes please! Sarra’s candy cane cookies look amazing.

@ladyfunk25

More cookies? Er, of course! You can never have too many cookies. These crinkle cookies are so pretty, too!

@ambereatsveg

Not only do these cookies look tasty, they also come with a history! Amber veganised her grandmother’s recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies – veganising family recipes is a wonderful way to bring people together.

@yixzyy

And where would Christmas be without some gingerbread? Emma made these tiny gingerbread men for Christmas!

Living the Dream

If you’ve been following Jen’s story this year, you’ll know that it’s been really rough for her and her family – living in the Keys and being hit very hard by Irma. That makes it even more impressive that she baked hundreds of sugar and gingerbread cookies to give out to the community! How amazing is she?

@vegansneedsauce

Just take a minute to look at that gorgeous gooey chocolate frosting. Ooooh. And doesn’t the raspberry compliment it perfectly? No wonder Emily’s cakes went down a treat at her party!

@vegandollhouse

Isn’t this a work of art?! Vegan Dollhouse’s carousel is stunning, and must have taken a lot of hard work!

@hcmerenda

Crinkle cookies again, because I just love crinkle cookies. Helen made two varieties – chocolate mint and chocolate cardamom. Yum!

 

Thank you everyone who took part in this month’s MiniMoFo – it’s been packed full of some delicious bakes! Stay tuned to find out all about January’s MiniMoFo…

Robin le Riche Giveaway!

Robin le Riche Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED!

The vegan community is not short of some amazing creators – both in food, as we’ve seen through VeganMoFo, and in art! Robin Le Riche is one of those vegan artists, creating cartoons with vegan, feminist, and anti-fascist messages. Based in Norfolk in the UK, his work features well known cartoon characters such as Barbie, the Ninja Turtles, Pokemon and Care Bears!

We’re lucky enough to have a bundle of some of Robin le Riche’s goodies to giveaway to one happy winner.

If you’d like to win this amazing prize, just answer this question: What cartoon character do you think should go vegan?

You can answer either here or on Instagram. We will choose a winner at random. Competition is open to registered VeganMoFo participants and is international. It will close at midnight Pacific Daylight Time. 

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!

The Goose and Rabbit Giveaway!

The Goose and Rabbit Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to our winner, @jennxvegan!

What do you carry your shopping around in? Whatever it is, I bet it isn’t as cute as this tote bag! First you need the bag, then you have the perfect excuse to go out and fill it up with all the vegan goodies you can find! It’s a great talking point too – do your bit for vegan activism and spread the word for us. So, we’re giving you a chance to win this lovely bag – just read below!

The Goose and Rabbit is a great Etsy shop where you can find pins, stickers, T-shirts…and totes!  There are three totes to choose from, each emblazoned with a vegan-friendly slogan.

We’re giving away this cute ‘Stop eating babies’ bag thanks to the lovely Roisin from The Goose and Rabbit!

If you would like to win, all you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Instagram post and answer this question:  what vegan slogan would you most like to see on a bag?  (You can get ideas from The Goose and Rabbit’s Etsy page!)  This competition is open to registered VeganMoFo participants internationally – you’re all welcome to get involved!  The competition closes at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

 

 

 

 

The Cruelty Free Shop Giveaway!

The Cruelty Free Shop Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to our winner @zuckerbaby.1!

Our Australian MoFo’ers probably need no introduction to The Cruelty Free Shop. You can find them in Melboure, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane, as well as online.  The shop was started  back in 2001 when Jessica Bailey wanted to make going vegan easier for people by doing all the label-reading and research herself and providing a nice easy one-stop online shop for the Australian vegan community.  In 2012 she opened the first of their supermarkets in Sydney, and stores in three other cities soon followed.

Not only do they sell a huge range of vegan food, but you can also get your hands on health and beauty products, clothes and accessories,books, and the beloved Vegan Mystery Box!  Oh, and their Christmas stock is already in too!

The lovely team at The Cruelty Free Shop have donated a $50 voucher to one lucky winner!

To win the voucher, you just need to comment on this blog post or over on Instagram and tell us:  what would be the first thing in your shopping basket if you won?  We’ll choose a winner at random. This competition is only open to registered VeganMoFo participants in Australia.  The competition closes at midnight Greenwich Mean Time.  Good luck!

VeganMoFo 2017 Sign-Ups!

VeganMoFo 2017 Sign-Ups!

The countdown to VeganMoFo 2017 is on!  Hopefully you’re reviewing the prompts or choosing your theme and getting prepared.

In the meantime: sign-ups are open!  Click here to participate – your deadline is 22nd September 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!

August MiniMoFo!

August MiniMoFo!

Are you ready for August’s MiniMoFo?

Our theme is:  outdoor eats.

You can share your campfire breakfast, dinner on the terrace of your favourite restaurant, or a mug of cocoa on your commute if you’re in colder climes!

As usual, tag us on social media with #MiniMofo and #VeganMofo, or comment on this post, and check back at the end of the month to see our round up.

August MiniMoFo

July MiniMoFo!

July MiniMoFo!

It’s MiniMofo time again!

In July our theme is: BBQ.

We’d like to see your amazing vegan BBQ efforts.  If you’re enjoying some good summer weather, show us what your BBQ-ing in the great outdoors. If you’re not so lucky, show us what you’re grilling up in the comfort of your own kitchen!

As usual, tag us on social media with #MiniMofo and #VeganMofo, or comment on this post, and check back at the end of the month to see our round up.

July MiniMoFo