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Week 1 Roundup!

Week 1 Roundup!

The first official week of VeganMoFo 2019 is over! Ok, week and a bit, but we figured we’d include it all in one round-up. We’ve already seen some amazing food and got glimpses into your vegan lives, and are looking forward to seeing more over the next few weeks! Some of you are following the prompts, and some are doing your own thing, and both are perfect! Here are some of the highlights…

Day 1: Introduce Yourself

One Raw Bite

Jennifer has been doing VeganMoFo for the past four years, and this years theme is all about her CSA box. Don’t know what that is? Head to her blog for a handy guide!

Herbivore’s Heaven

VeganMoFo’s very own Jenny has a Japanese theme to her MoFo-ing this year. Check out her blog to find out how creme brulee fits into it!

@teaandsympatico

Caroline’s theme for the month is books and reading…and food and drink to go with that. Sounds pretty perfect right? She starts off with this chocolate chip marzipan cookie – yum!

Day 2: Kitchen Tour

Recipes For Self Care

Look at this beautiful kitchen! The greenery especially makes it feel very cared for and lovely!

Food For Dissertating

A blog full of lunch ideas? You’ll never run out of things to make again! This is a 3 tier bento box, and you can find the recipes for all the goodies on the blog link above!

My Apologies for the Novel

Julie’s blog is pretty great, because every post ends with a cat picture! So it’s no surprise to find these cat oven mitts and pot holders in her kitchen…but aren’t they cute?

Day 3: Biscuits/Cookies

Veginspired

These cookies are chocolate mocha flavour, and look so simple to make! Just combine the ingredients and go. Yum!

The Singular Vegan

Being very “Bake-Off” themed today and using a Paul Hollywood recipe! These gingernut biscuits were veganised from his recipe, and sound perfect!

@openmikepunkrock

Here at VeganMoFo, we don’t mind if your food is bought or made – so long as it’s vegan! And this “chocodoodle” Mike bought looks and sounds amazing!

Day 4: Cake!

@veganpicnics

Hands up who loves a good picnic? You’ll never have to worry about what to take again, if you follow Vegan Picnics! This is a cranberry bliss bar, vegan and gluten free, and lovely for a picnic!

@bonnie_rabbits

Chocolate cake, whipped cream, pomegranates…what’s not to love about this cake?

@mosolyoga

Rice pudding cake sounds intriguing but delicious! Especially topped with fresh berries and nuts.

Day 5: Pastry

Vegan Ha Ha

This tabbouleh is made with millet, and is perfect for a warm summer day, with herbs and vegetables and preserved lemon for a nice tang!

Downright Vegan

Inspired by pastries seen in a bakery, these are similar to mille-feuille, but without icing on the top, and look mouth wateringly good!

Vegan Beckles

Pastry can be savoury too! These are both vegan and gluten free, and packed full of melty cheese, soft potatoes, and herbed onions. Delicious!

Day 6: Bread

@butfirstsalad

With a bread prompt, you have to make sandwiches, right? This is an almond butter sweet potato fluffernuter sandwich…ok, how cool does that sound?

@trimazingvlc

Oooh, bagels! And homemade at that. You can’t get much better than homemade bagels, can you?

@_hollyblue_

Holly made a beautiful looking bento box, featuring a gluten free vegan naan bread, using a recipe from the lovely Vegan Richa!

Day 7: Technical Challenge – Quiche

Vegans Need Sauce

Mmm, how creamy and tasty does this quiche look? A tofu base, with spinach, onion, and garlic – simple flavours but perfect for quiche!

@sbrightw3

Sarah made quiche with potatoes, onions, mushrooms & rosemary – and all those flavours sound perfect together.

@vegan.raptor

Vegan Raptor is doing a Star Wars themed MoFo…full of great puns like this “Ham Solo”! Every morning is a guessing game…can you guess what each meal is referring to?

Day 8: Afternoon Tea

Just Bloggs Vegan

Would you look at this spread! Three types of sandwich on the bottom layer, coronation chickpea vol-au-vents in the middle, and scones with homemade jam and creme fraiche. I love the amount of effort that went into this, and would definitely be happy having it at a nice cafe!

Go Vegga

Who wouldn’t want lemon drizzle cake served at afternoon tea? This was baked for a birthday – and I bet it was well recieved!

@oohsarracuda

Sarra has absolutely mastered making biscuits, and if she made these for Mary Berry? She’d be won over in an instant, I’m sure!

Day 9: Showstopper

Gonna Go Walk the Dogs

Four words. Vegan Angel Food Cake. Amazing! Using the magic of aquafaba – the liquid from cooking chickpeas – this light and fluffy cake was veganised, and looks so perfect!

@idunsyn

Angela says she’s “not very good at showstoppers” but I firmly disagree – this looks amazing! The recipe is from Chloe’s Vegan Desserts and looks like a must-make.

Amber Eats Veg

Do you want to hear the history behind this booze soaked Alabama Lane Cake? Head over to Amber’s blog, and also find out how to make it!

 

Thanks again to everyone who is taking part – tune in next week for our Week 2 Roundup!

2019 OPML File

2019 OPML File

This year, we’re trying to give you as many options as possible to follow VeganMoFo. As well as the blogrolls, and the instagram hashtag  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 2019 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!

VeganMoFo 2019 Sign-Ups!

VeganMoFo 2019 Sign-Ups!

It’s time!

You’ve already seen the weekly themes and daily prompts, now it’s time to commit: sign-ups are open! Click here to participate. The sign up deadline is Sunday 21st July.

Remember, if you don’t officially sign up you won’t be included in our round-up posts and blog-rolls, so it won’t be as easy for our other MoFo’ers to find you. Don’t miss out, sign up today!

VeganMoFo 2019 Themes & Prompts!

VeganMoFo 2019 Themes & Prompts!

VeganMoFo 2019 is on its way! This year VeganMoFo is taking place in August and we are very excited about having some natural light when we’re taking our pictures for a change! (Apologies to our friends in the southern hemisphere who might be less enthusiastic about this time of year…)

As usual, we’re offering up three different ways to participate, from our structured daily prompts to some looser weekly themes, to completely freestyling with your own theme for the month. We don’t care how you participate, we just want to see delicious vegan food every day in August!

These are your options:

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!

And as always, you can participate on whatever social media platform you prefer – youtube, blog, Instagram, whatever! Make sure you use #veganmofo19 so we can all find your delicious dishes, and please sign up when registration opens later this month.

Here are the daily prompts and weekly themes, for those who wish to follow them:

Thursday 1st: Introduce yourself – Tell us about yourself, your veganism, why you’re participating this year, and anything else we need to know!

Friday 2nd: Kitchen tour – Show us where the magic happens!

Week 1: Bake Off Week (Saturday 3rd – Friday 9th) – show us if you could you be crowned star baker and earn that elusive Paul Hollywood handshake!

Saturday 3rd: Biscuits – give us your best biscuit/cookie!

Sunday 4th: Cake – bake an amazing cake!

Monday 5th: Pastry – sweet or savoury, what can you do with pastry?

Tuesday 6th: Bread – can anyone go one better than the famous bread lion on Bake Off?!

Wednesday 7th: Technical challenge: Quiche – let’s see if everyone can make an amazing quiche, with no soggy bottoms in sight! Don’t worry, you can use a recipe…

Thursday 8th: Afternoon tea – what would you serve up for a classic British afternoon tea to impress Mary Berry?

Friday 9th: Showstopper – pull out all the stops with your most spectacular bake!

Week 2: Pop Culture Week (Saturday 10th – Friday 16th) – take inspiration from the TV shows, fantasy worlds, and characters that you love the most!

Saturday 10th: Inspired by favourite show – whether you’d make fro-yo inspired by The Good Place or have a hankering to veganise Niko’s shepherd’s pie recipe from Killing Eve, let’s see what your favourite show brings out!

Sunday 11th: Cook for your favourite character – serve up a feast fit for your favourite character from TV/books/movies.

Monday 12th: Veganise a dish from a sci-fi/fantasy world – a glass of blue milk? A slice of lembas bread? Make it vegan!

Tuesday 13th: Food song pun – “We built this city on sausage rolls!”…give us a great pun! 

Wednesday 14th: Cook something to bring a villain back from the dark side – could your chocolate brownies have turned Darth Vader back from the dark side?

Thursday 15th: Cartoon inspired – cook for your cartoon character hero, or create a meal that would fit in a cartoon world!

Friday 16th: Perfect snacks for event TV – what do you serve up when you’re settling in for the big game or series finale?

Week 3: Seasons (Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd) – take a journey round the sun, visiting all four seasons in one week!

Saturday 17th: Winter warmer – from a hot chocolate to a hearty stew, what ‘s your go-to winter dish?

Sunday 18th: Summer cooler – what do you eat or drink to keep cool in summer?

Monday 19th: Fall colours – showcase some beautiful reds and oranges for Fall.

Tuesday 20th: Spring salad – keep it green with a light, tasty salad!

Wednesday 21st: Indoor/outdoor picnic – depending on the weather, show us your indoor or outdoor picnic treats!

Thursday 22nd: Seasonal dish – what’s in season where you are right now?

Friday 23rd: Inspired by your favourite season/seasonal celebration – the perfect excuse to celebrate Christmas in August!

Week 4: Travel (Saturday 24th – Friday 30th) – take inspiration from the sights you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made!

Saturday 24th: Road trip snack – the best part about travelling is the snacks! What would you make to keep you going?

Sunday 25th: Favourite international dish/product – what non-local dish or product do you dream about? Recreate it!

Monday 26th: A dish that transports you back to a vacation – what dish do you associate with your favourite vacation?

Tuesday 27th: A cuisine that inspires you to travel – would you book a trip to Italy just so you could get that perfect gelato? Tell us which cuisine has you eyeing up flights!

Wednesday 28th: Cocktail/mocktail – a drink for letting your hair down!

Thursday 29th: Hearty breakfast – something to set you up for a day pounding the pavement in a new city.

Friday 30th: Inspired by your favourite city – a bolognese to make Bologna proud? An Eiffel Tower constructed from eclairs?  Pay tribute to your favourite city.

and finally…

Saturday 31st: Wrap up day – what’s been your highlight of VeganMoFo? Make something inspired by a recipe from one of your fellow MoFo’ers!