Some people were missing from our list and it wasn’t up-to-date, so kittee threw together just a list of blog names – to easily find your blog just hit Ctrl + F (on PC, I don’t know how you search on a Mac) and type in your blog name (make sure you spell and captialize just as you did when you entered it). These are the titles, not the URLs. And this is up-to-date as of 8:30 CST.
This is it, the final winners of the Fifth Annual Mofies! Thanks for the memories.
Best Cooking With Kids goes to Cold & Sleepy Cooks, for her ABC theme and her daily kiddo pics.
Hottest New Ingredient goes to Vegan Culinary Crusade for Vegan Lisa’s post on Raw Caramel Chips, which introduced us to lucuma powder.
Most Epic Post goes to Three And A Half Vegans for creating an entirely edible Candlyland! Need we say more?
Best Use Of Chia goes to Spinach Pancakes from Spa Bettie. This could double as “Best Use Of Spinach”, too!
Best Around The World Adventure goes to Meet The Wikos where Erinwiko took us from Sicily to Sri Lanka and back again!
Most Fantastic How-to goes to Sugar Skull! Kristin made her blog’s namesake (SUGARSKULLS!) and held our hands through each step.
Best Theme goes to Don’t Eat Off The Sidewalk for her amazing Dinner And A Horror Movie theme. Katie kept us laughing and screaming and eating all month, while still managing to blog here and do the Iron Chef Challenges. Maybe she wins best Mofo-er overall?
Thanks for playing, everyone! Hope you had fun. Winners! Please email us to receive a little banner to display on the sidebar of your blog. And thank you to Amanda at Will Draw For Cookies for creating the banners.
The Giveaway has ended, congratulations to the winners Becca (Waffles!!), Alec (Seitan Rubens! Great for Sunday night dinner during the game), Rachel (pancakes pancakes pancakes!!!), and Nobody (my favorite it a walnut lentil loaf with some roasted potatoes. YUM! )
Doughnuts, Pie, Biscuits and Gravy, Banana Bread, Cinnamon Rolls
Almost everything good starts with flour. People always say vegan diets must be so difficult. For me, ethics and environmental concerns aside, I can’t imagine anything more limited than being on the paleo plan. I’ll enjoy my poppyseed bagel, thanks, and don’t forget the Thanksgiving stuffing or Chicago style deep dish pizza!
When I first started making homemade seitan I couldn’t get it right until someone told me to check out Bob’s Red Mill brand Vital Wheat Gluten. It truly made the difference, now I am completely free of any sausage making fear.
Bob’s Red Mill also has some of the best gluten free flours on the market. I know their all-purpose blend is the most popular one out there. Buying all those different flours can be expensive though, so I am sure you are all going to be stoked that Bob’s is giving away four 25 dollar giftcards! And they love you all so much that they are even going to pay for international shipping so today’s giveaway is open to anyone with an address!
To win just tell me what your favorite Sunday dish is. It can be anything from a long simmered seitan roast to a pumpkin pie, just make sure it includes some sort of grain or flour. Let me know in the comments by 11pm CST tonight and I will pick the winners then. Make sure you leave an email address that you check!
I really hope you already know about RandoMoFo.com. If not, you do now! It’s the coolest site, where you can just keep hitting the “next random blog” button up top and see the next MoFo blog. It’s such fun and a great way to discover new blogs. I sat down on the sofa and had some good QT (quality time) with RandoMoFo, and picked out some posts that piqued my interest – so, prepare for a Random Round Up!
This week my apple tree finally kicked into full production, so I have my eyes out for any appley recipes… and imagine my delight when I saw this amazing Butternut Squash-Apple Jam!! Doesn’t that sound crazy good? And that whole blog think. care. act. is totally amazing – she’s doing a super great theme of food from different areas of Germany for MoFo. I can’t wait to go back and read all her other mofo posts!
Another awesome blog I discovered with the help of RandoMoFo was Smooch Panda’s Sweet Creations – where she’s been featuring Japanese sweets all month for MoFo!!!! Check out her great tutorial on how to make mini mochi balls… then she has a whole other post with tips on yummy things to stuff inside your mini mochi balls.
I can’t figure out how to capture the picture, but I promise you that you need to go look at the photo and recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Kale Salad over at Swell Vegan. It looks so good, and is already bookmarked on my computer.
This picture is sort of hilarious, but I’m not one to laugh at homemade concord grape jello. Hello!! Jealous!! I love concord grapes SO much, they remind me of my awesome grandparents who always grew concord grapes. Just look at that beautiful color. From Vegan Whore.
Last but not least, my fun little nephew is coming over to spend the night tonight. We’re going out for pizza, then we’ll come home and carve pumpkins and roast pumpkin seeds. I can’t wait! So, with pizza on the mind, a couple pizza links really popped out at me. First of all, there is a whole tumblr blog dedicated to vegan pizza, with the excellent name Fuck Yeah Vegan Pizza! ha ha! Check it out when you are in need of pizza porn. Then I also found Zombie Cats Eating Plants‘ excellent compendium of previous pizza posts and recipes… this bruschetta pizza with homemade cashew cheese especially caught my eye. Mmm, pizza! Have a great night… just two more days of mofo madness!
Update! We have our winners. Alyssa, who said “”I would definitely have to go with Dark Chocolate Dreams and strawberry preserves. I haven’t actually tried that yet because I’m most likely to just eat the chocolate stuff straight out of the jar, but now that I’ve thought of it I need to make it.”
And Lisa H. who said “I’m so in love with Dark Chocolate Dreams. It’s my ultimate guilty pleasure. As for a jelly, it’s raspberry or nothing.”
Looks like Dark Chocolate Dreams is the most popular with everyone! We’ll contact the winners with details. Thanks to everyone for playing!
Peanut butter! Is there anyone who doesn’t love it? I mean, besides the severely allergic.
I remember heading through the West Village on my way to somewhere or other about a million years ago and stumbling across a huge sign that said “Peanut Butter & Co.” Who wouldn’t sidestep their destination and check that out? Inside were tables and tables of grown people eating peanut butter sandwiches! So basically I am describing paradise. I had myself a pressed PB & banana that I remember to this day.
Peanut Butter & Co. has come along way since my inaugural PB&B sandwich. You can pick up luscious flavors such as Dark Chocolate Dreams and White Chocolate wonderful. Or go for autumn combinations like Cinnamon Raisin Swirl or Mighty Maple.
We’re calling tonight VeganMoFo’s All-Night PB Party! Peanut Butter & Co. is giving away two jars of peanut butter to two lucky winners. Any kind you like!
To enter the contest, just visit Peanut Butter & Company’s peanut butter page and pick your favorite variety*, then tell us what kind of jelly you’d pair it with in a sandwich. Simple!
Winners must be US only to win (sorry rest of the world!) and supply a valid email address. We’ll choose two winners randomly on Wednesday morning. Good luck!
*The only non-vegan one is the Bee’s Knees, everything else is vegan! So as usual, please keep it vegan for VeganMoFo, gracias!
The winners have been chosen!
Becoming Vegan goes to:
Megan from Down Home Vegan who said:
Agreenerlife’s simple Whatever Soup reminded me how easy it is to whip up a quick pot of veggie soup.
Speed Vegan goes to machopineapple from Macho Pineapple who said:
It’s hard to go wrong with curry: http://orangeandginger.blogspot.com/2010/11/unconventional-curry.html
Congratulations!! Please email VeganMoFoBlog@gmail.com with your names and addresses!
Thanks again to the amazing generosity of the folks at the Book Publishing Company, we are hosting one more book giveaway. Even if you don’t win, you might want to consider buying or gifting any of their awesome selection of vegan books.
Becoming Vegan by Brenda Davis, R.D. and Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.
Written by two experienced dietitians, this book will help new vegans on their path, or those who might be struggling find their way. It covers a wide variety of topics, including tips for athletes and people in all stages of life–from infants to more mature adults. I think it would be a great reference for anyone on or considering a vegan diet!
Speed Vegan by Alan Roettinger
This book shows us that quick food doesn’t have to mean fast food. Alan Roettinger helps us create delicious, quick, and satisfying meals in less time than it takes to pick up carryout. Dishes include Leek and Cauliflower Soup, Hot Eggplant and Seitan Open-face Sandwich, and Minted Chocolate Dream. Yes, please!!
One copy of each book is up for grabs. Please leave a comment linking to one of your favorite quick and easy MoFo recipes!
We’ll pick two winners at random, around 10:00 PM EST. Sorry folks, but this contest is limited to those with U.S. addresses only.
Here’s the scene, it’s 1990, you’ve just gone vegan, no one has ever heard of seitan and Isa Chandra is nowhere to be seen–you’re all alone, tits, and you’re drowning in nutritional yeast.
I’m guessin’ you’ve figured out this story is about me, right? Call it my vegan destiny, but the NFS where I worked sold The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook, and when I laid my hands on it–whoosh zoom zimmy pow–a porthole to veganism suddenly ripped through my galaxy and handed me a whole new repertoire of vegan comfort food: pancakes, yogurt, grilled cheeze, biscuits, banana bread, chili, spaghetti meatballs and cheezy crackers! Seriously, without this vegan bible, co-authored by Louise Hagler, and her equally amazing Tofu Cookery, being and staying vegan would have been much, much harder. I know I’m not the only one that loves Louise Hagler, either.
Twenty years later, and I still crush on this book. It’s that good. That’s why I’m so thrilled and delighted at the opportunity to interview Louise Hagler. Are you with me? Getting excited?
Thanks to Luna & Larry, not only can you help me come up with some amazing questions to ask her, but you can eat delicious Coconut Bliss ice cream at the same time. I’m not kidding, I have 2o Coconut Bliss kits ready to ship out, each kit contains two pints of ice cream and a re-usable bag to carry them on your next vegan adventure. Here’s where you come in, comment on this post with your most awesome questions for Louise, and I will pick my 20 favorite, who will all win cool, creamy, blissy, heavenly, coconutty pints of yum. I’m giving you until Monday to comment and then it’s all over. I can’t promise the interview will get published during MoFo, but I’m gonna try–I’m not about to rush the lady who figured out that freezing tofu makes it chewy and neither should you.
Cook on my vegan bubs,
Can you please re-tweet, cross-post, and basically pom-pom this entry to death, so we get lots of good MoFo participation for this interview?
P.P.S. The ice cream offer is only open to those MoFies in the United States or Canada, but you could win for your favorite blog or something!
Okay, I know some of you are probably thinking “Enough already!” with all this Thanksgiving Take Over of the vegan blogiverse, but for those of you who are still dreaming of mashed potatoes & gravy, you can see a huge round up of many vegan Thanksgiving delights over at Quarry Girl’s blog.
I promise not to do an all-thanksgiving-roundup, but you have just GOT to see this amazing “Tofurken” over at VegSpinz... a combo of all the most popular vegan protein sources, all combined into one opulent roast. It is amazing.
On the other hand, maybe you are one of these readers living in the Southern Hemisphere, and craving fruits and cucumbers and ice cream. Well, check out this beautiful blueberry ice cream from Gourmet Caravan (super cute blog header, btw!!)
If you are one of those people who is planning your endless holiday baking projects, why not start with these sugar cookies from Islaborg, or check out Millie’s blog for a whole mofo of cookie recipes?
Or perhaps you are in the mood for something completely different. How about Cambodian Kroeung Tempeh Pan Fried in Banana Leaves??? For Realz.
CONGRATS to Winnie and Krista! We’ll be contacting you soon.
I’m trying to transition to veganism. I’ve been vegetarian for more than 10 years, but would really like to cut all animal products out of my diet for health reasons and environmental reasons.
This is a perfect book if you are transitioning into veganism or know somebody who is doing so.
Vegan in 30 Days will make sure that you reach your goal of becoming vegan in a healthful, fun, and successful way. Filled with incredible insight and dozens of practical tips, this book is a complete resource for making the transition to a vegan diet.
Included are over a dozen starter recipes of flavorful, easy-to-make dishes. Weekly assignments keep you actively involved in the process and lists of resources help keep you motivated. Guidelines for social engagements, i.e. hosting or attending a dinner party or eating out in restaurants, show how to make others aware of your diet without offending them and their dietary preferences.
The book focuses on whole foods and offers the options of transitioning completely in 30 days or taking the same amount of time for each phase.
To enter please tell us about a person you wish would transition into veganism. The giveaway ends at MIDNIGHT tonight (Pacific time) and the two winners will be chosen at random. Please be sure to leave your email and blog info when entering.
Sorry, but it’s only open to people in the domestic U.S.
Good luck everybody!
Today’s roundup is brought to you by a do-it-yourself attitude and a thrifty way of life! I’ve noticed a lot of homemade spice mixes and the like over the course of this MoFo. I saved a few and thought I saved more. So, if you happen to know I’m missing some please leave a link in the comment so I can add it later.
First up, the wonderful Bryanna Clark Grogan did a recent blog with an amazing number of spice mixes. I’m talking bacon salt, Cajun seasoning, Old Bay, and more!
Jodye at ‘Scend Food has been making gomasio. To be specific…garlic-mustard seed gomasio. Oh yeah!
Now, this wouldn’t be a spice mix roundup without a little parm action, so check out the vegan parm at This Evolutionary Life.
Spice mixes aren’t the only homemade goodies I’ve got my eye on. Joanna Vaught made an extraordinary pumpkin syrup. No more coffee shop lattes!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, what could be better than gravy from scratch? Absolutely nothing! Except maybe EASY gravy from scratch. Try Megatarian’s cashew gravy! It’s super delicious and so, so simple to make.
Nothing goes with gravy like a good homemade biscuit or a roll. John P, once again, delivers with some of the tastiest looking rolls I’ve ever seen.
That’s all for now. Feel free to send more spice mixes my way. Happy Thursday to all! Hope everybody is having a great one.