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The 2014 MoFie Awards: Third & Final Round!

The 2014 MoFie Awards: Third & Final Round!

Hello Mofos! Amey here, announcing the third and final round of 2014 MoFie Awards. I had a great time blogging this year, but I also had a really great time surfing the interwebs and discovering so many amazing new blogs and bloggers. Such a variety of voices and culinary styles and recipes to discover.

Happily, these MoFies aren’t just mere accolades!  Each of our winners will receive a prize from MoFie sponsors The Raw Chocolate Co. How rad is that??

RCC-logo-vector-hires-1024x511If you see yourself here just send us an e-mail at veganmofoblog at gmail dot com with the subject headline MoFie and your address and we’ll get your prize in the post.


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saltnpepa2I mean really. Salt ‘n’ Pepa Tofu, while rocking out to “Push It”? I’m sold.

Little Vegan Bear, MoFo Theme: “Music For Your Mouth” What an epic effort! 30 posts in 30 days – plus, great music-themed culinary creations, daily YouTube videos to rock out to while you read the blog post, and food pictures that were completely drool-worthy. Clearly this person knows how to have some fun!


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molassesmug2I’ve got my eye on this Hot Molasses Mug,
a nice alternative to hot cocoa and packed with iron!

Veggatook on the age-old query: “But where do you get your protein?” Not only that, but they did it with serious style! Each post had delicious-looking recipes and great information about the nutritional value of the ingredients. Combining the joy and merits of compassionate, nutritious and DELICIOUS eating. Huzzah!


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Pane casau 024Pane Carasau from Sardinia? Yum.

From Veggie to Vegan spent the month veganizing specialty dishes from across the regions of Italy. Here’s a composite post that links to all the dishes they created, and the regions those dishes originate from. Such a great effort. Plus, FromVtoV is a bilingual blog in German and English, spreading the good word of veganism to even more readers!


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My Darling Vegan posted an A-Z series of posts featuring baked goods, veggie-riffic dinners, and tasty treats like this cashew-based Turkish Coffee Ice Cream. So many beautiful pictures and enticing recipes. Plus, so impressed with “X is for Xigua.”


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IMG_1027Vietnamese Sriracha Cole Slaw

I really loved the “Poesy and Plate” theme over at Tracy’s Living Cookbook. Each post had a poem or excerpt and then a meal inspired by that text. Such nice meals – ranging from quick evening dinners to more ambitious meals, with personal musings about the food and the poem or quote she chose to go with it. For example:

Affinity by Minnie Filson

I wonder if the cabbage knows
He is less lovely than the Rose;
Or does he squat in smug content,
A source of noble nourishment;
Or if he pities for her sins
The Rose who has no vitamins;
Or if the one thing his green heart knows –
That self-same fire that warms the Rose?




Kitchen Experiments spend the MoFo month regaling us with beautiful sweeties – waffles and fruit tarts and cookies and these totally beautiful chocolate-dipped popsicles. Plus the filling is made with hazelnut milk ice cream. I want one!


Congratulations to all the 2014 MoFie Winners
and to all the MoFo participants!

Keep on bloggin’ and we’ll see you next year! 

Vegan MoFo 2014: Blue Monday Round-Up

Vegan MoFo 2014: Blue Monday Round-Up

I can’t believe it, MoFo is over tomorrow. September flew by like it was nothing! Props to everyone who participated in Vegan MoFo this year. I hope you got to blog about everything you wanted to. And if not, there’s always next year! Let’s see what the chosen few have selected to blog about today…


Well, let’s start off with DONUT MUFFINS! Yes! Vegan Mos has a mouthwatering recipe for these bad boys. Sign me up, cause they look gooood.

6913505_origLaughfrodisiac has the lead on one of the best Chinese restaurants in Philly and maybe the country, Han Dynasty. Tons of Vegan selection, I wanna try everything!

chickpea scramble in a bunI love my chickpeas, so I took a double take at Green Gormet Giraffe’s Chickpea Scramble Sandwich. What a yummy looking sandwich! Feed me! Please.

fern-buffalo-cauliflowerVegCharlotte is spotlighting Fern, a Vegan friendly restaurant out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Above is some Buffalo Cauliflower that looks right up my alley! Yums.

gladcow cheezishVegan Chai whipped up some Cheezish Macaroni from The Glad Cow Cookbook that looks cheezy-rific. Even her puppy Maia loves it!

So that’s it from me this year! Keep spreading the word of Veganism and have fun while you do it 🙂


Vegan MoFo 2014: Freaky Friday Round-Up

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!

Vegan MoFo 2014: Manic Monday Round-Up

Vegan MoFo 2014: Manic Monday Round-Up

So we’re already 15 days deep into MoFo 2014! I’m sure some of you are digging for new things to blog about…no worries! There’s always something Vegan food related to talk about. Look at the variety of posts from everyone’s least favorite day, Monday.


Kendy from Miss Muffcake got her paws on the new Amy’s Black Bean & Rice Taquitos, at Target of all places! I haven’t even seen those yet, so jealous.


Melaine from Melis Bunte Studentenkuche whipped up an excellent Minestrone that looks right up my alley. It’s been kinda cold in these parts and I’ve been dying for warm soup!

img_1858Over at the Evolution of Jill, Earth Balance White Cheddar Mac & Cheese is on tap! Good stuff, I love both flavors. A little broccoli doesn’t hurt either 🙂

photo-9Banana Curl Vegan Girl has some great tips on what to do with jackfruit. This Vegan Philly Jackfruit Cheesesteak caught my eye! And they say being Vegan is boring, hee-hee.


And the winner of the tastiest looking dessert today: Vegan Cookaholic blew my mind with Blueberry Cheesecake in a Jar! Yeah, I’ll have to hit the gym right after I eat it, but it will be soooo worth it.

Enjoy the rest of your Manic Monday and keep MoFo’ing!

Ready, Set….Chopped! VeganMoFo2014 Edition!!!

Ready, Set….Chopped! VeganMoFo2014 Edition!!!

Thanks for entering this edition of Chopped! for VeganMoFo!

The contests is now closed and we’ll have the judges weigh in with their decisions later this week!!!

Hi everybody! Jess here, and I’m taking over Chopped! for VeganMoFo 2014!

Photo property of Isa. And Kirby.

I spent four weeks this summer cat-sitting at my sister’s in Brooklyn, watching some fairly fancy cable, glued to the Food Network, and catching up on what seemed like 2 years’ worth of episodes, so I feel like that makes me right for the job. Plus, I’ve got a little thing – a penchant, if you will – for putting an obsessive, vegan-spin on culinary competitions for my own personal amusement (and you know, large audiences! the good of the world! community! and the future of veganism!! and Isa! ) And most importantly, I have two of the ingredients below in my own kitchen. Right now, being all inspirational and stuff. Adorn your aprons! Down to business! This Chopped! VeganMoFo Edition stars four ingredients I think are swell. Let’s get started. Your four ingredients* for this round!:

  1. Jalapeño!
  2. Radish!
  3. Oolong Tea!
  4. Fresh Prune Plums! (I’ll explain more below)
Jalapeño! Image source:
Jalapeño! Image source:
Radish! Image source:
Radish! Image source:

aka Fraggle food

Oolong Tea! Image source:
Oolong Tea! Image source:
Fresh prune plums! Image source: my hand.
Fresh prune plums! Image source: my hand and the farmers market.

Yes, fresh! Curious? Read more about Italian prune plums here. They’re really plums!!!


*Okay, okay, if you can’t track down prune plums or oolong tea (what?!) this weekend, just get close enough with purple plums and black tea, or whatever, if you must! But it’s like on the actual series Chopped!, if you miss an ingredient, you could still win, but we’re gonna take it into account.

Your mission: Create a dinner-appropriate entree plate utilizing all four ingredients as little or as much as you want. You can also use any other items in your pantry. And unlike the television competition, you can make one plate. Or two. Or three. Or forty. Totally up to you, your dinner company and your appetites!

The rules: You must use from-scratch, vegan ingredients to the best of your ability (if it’s covered in packaged vegan cheeze and made out of trademarked faux-meat products, sorry but you won’t win.) Submissions will be judged on perceived taste, creative use of the mystery ingredients and presentation. The photograph is important, so if you’re not a professional photographer, use natural light where you can, feel free to use a real camera or fancy smartphone, and remember, flash on food photos is rarely appealing. There is no time requirement besides getting it in by the deadline below, so take all the time you need. This competition and the prizes are open to everyone, everywhere!


Here’s how to enter (please read carefully): On Sunday, September 14 at 12pm EST/9am PST, you can begin to post your entries in the comments of this thread. Please don’t post before then because a) you don’t want your ideas stolen, do you? and b) it makes it harder to go through when entries are interspersed with questions and other comments. Your link, including at least your rough recipe and a photo, can be posted anywhere, so long as it’s public and everyone can  see it  (your blog, your friend’s blog, Instagram, Facebook, your mom’s Tumblr, FlickR, etc.) All entries must be in by 2pm EST/11am PST, on Monday, September 15th.

If you’re posting on social media, you can use the tag #VeganMoFoChopped to represent!


And please make sure when you leave your comment, that a valid email is used so that you can be contacted if you win. Along with a panel of special vegan judges from across the internet and the spirit of VeganMoFo (aka the organizers in a top secret thread), I’ll announce the winner by mid-week!

Super important stuff! Your entry must contain 3 things:

  1. The title of your dish
  2. A picture of your dish (you can have more than one pic)
  3. A description of your method/ at least a rough recipe.


Please mention all ingredients used, not just the four mystery ingredients. Describe what you did as best you can so that people can recreate it if they like! A recipe would be ideal, but not totally necessary.


Our VeganMofo Chopped! Champion will receive:

~Oodles of fame, glory & the 2014 Chopped! VeganMoFo title

~A sweet prize pack from Chicago Vegan Foods

~Limited edition Vegan Iron Chef tshirt! I know, wrong show riff, but my connections only go so far sometimes.

Psssst. Mini Dandies are here! Dessert is served.
Psssst. Mini Dandies are here! Dessert is served.

If you need a little inspiration, check out these past PPK & VeganMoFo Chopped! competitions: 2012 Brunch Chopped!2012 Dessert Chopped! And if you have no idea what Chopped! is, then you can read about it here on the official site, and watch a few episodes (warning: lots of animal products, sometimes pretty gruesome looking ones, and occasionally vegan goodies like chia, vegan lobster and even vegan chefs represented!) You can also watch it on Hulu.


P.S. Isa also gets credit for writing the rules! Duh.

Wednesday Roundup: Instagram Gallery & Chopped Returns This Weekend!

Wednesday Roundup: Instagram Gallery & Chopped Returns This Weekend!

It’s a two part roundup! Pardon my late night update if you’re in North America like me, and good morning to everyone in Europe! I was busy enjoying a late night dinner of kale, sweet potato & black bean tempeh tacos with a good friend, and welcoming early September’s near evening cool here in Portland. I have been impatiently waiting all summer for this, but I certainly didn’t forget about my rounduppin’ today, don’t you worry. Now, have you forgotten about VeganMoFo? Is it the mid-week day off? That’s okay! Look, I ask because after 15+ click-throughs on, I only saw one mere update from earlier today. I saw a lot of lovely posts, no doubt, but there was so much more happening over on the Instagram hashtag! That’s definitely worth talking about, and equally enjoyable to get lost wandering through in the #veganmofo and #veganmofo2014 (they both work for our purposes, feel free to go with one or the other!)

1) With all my ranting down, let’s take a break from our regular roundup and try this out, because I’ve been searching for so long for an Instagram hashtag-taker, gallery-maker that doesn’t blow. This one comes from and I’ve highlighted a few rows of recently tagged photos. Click on ’em for more and to explore! You can also make a slideshow, OoOOoOOoo.

#VEGANMOFO Instagram gallery:

2) Moving on, I wanted to give a big heads up to your shopping lists that you just may wan to consider some flexibility this weekend if you’re feeling adventurous and enjoy some fun competition, because CHOPPED: VEGANMOFO Edition returns this Friday, September 12th!

And to give you a little edge and one less item to pick up on Friday morning when the lineup is debuted, I’m gonna break my normal NO SPOILERZZZZZ lifestyle and sneak one of the four ingredients into the conversation: jalapeños!

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We’ll see you back here Friday morning for the rules, the remaining 3 mandatory(ish) ingredients, your judges and a very special and particularly seasonally-enjoyable prize from our good friends at Chicago Vegan Foods!

Vegan MoFo 2014: Fabulous Friday Round-Up

Vegan MoFo 2014: Fabulous Friday Round-Up

Hey everyone, John here! I’ll be doing the VeganMoFo Round-Ups on Friday. I’m excited to surf RandoMoFo and pick out some of my favorites. So many great posts today, it was hard to just pick a few!


If I wasn’t in the Halloween mood already, Fork and Beans just pushed me over the edge with this amazing Vegan Chocolate Egg Cream Soda! Only four ingredients and it sounds tasty as heck.

DSC01562Next up is some delicious Mixed Flour Carrot Bread from Elephantastic Vegan. It looks like something I should bring to Omaha Vegan Drinks! Nom nom nom.

vegan-pumpkin-muffin-featuredHoly mother of god, these look good! They’re Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting from Connoisseurus Veg. I’ll take a hundred.

IMG_3082KZ Cakes decided to dip into Isa Does It and make the Pizza Bowl. I need some of that like asap!

macadamiamelk.jpgAnd last but not least, Le Gumo! has some Provamel Macadamian Milk I’d love to get my hands on. It looks divine! Can you imagine that on some cereal?

My tummy is grumbling, see ya next Friday!

VeganMoFo 2014: RoundUp #1!

VeganMoFo 2014: RoundUp #1!

Happy very first day of VeganMoFo 2014!

Personally, I’m currently representing the contingent of enthusiastic MoFoers who are scrambling and sorting through their photo archives to not only get some sort of welcome post up on their lapsed blog, but rethinking their theme and getting a wee bit overwhelmed wandering through the greatness that is However, I urge anyone else in this camp to take a take breath with me, plan something delicious from an underused cookbook for dinner, and most importantly, remember that vegan blogging and everything else that the Vegan Month Food stands for is supposed to be FUN!

And to everyone out there with an amazing theme and shiny merch ready (half-joking here) to go, keep it up! Seriously, I’m already in awe, browsing the blogs today. BUT, enough about me, let’s all get inspired from a tour of some highlights of Day #1 so far:

First up, here’s a striking guide to homemade Vegan Kimchi over on Veganlina

Next up, we have Vegan Rissoles, veganized Welsh croquettes from Rosie’s Vegan Kitchen aka Vegan-in-Wales, who’s spending the month doing just that: revamping Welsch classics with a vegan touch.

Because there’s always time for salad, here’s Danielle Joe’s Arugula-Pear Salad with Chocolate lovely!

For something heartier, I’m pretty stoked about this Vegan Burgers & Books theme in store from

With that, I cheer you this Vegan Alcoholic Girl Scout Cookie Milkshake(!!!) reblogged onto the Fuck Yeah Vegan Ice Cream! tumblr, and remind you (and me!) to split your time between writing your own fab posts and visiting others’, because that’s the magic of VeganMoFo.


P.S. And remember, you can join in on Instagram and Twitter simply be adding the #VeganMoFo and #VeganMoFo2014 hashtags for folks to explore!

The blogroll file is here!

The blogroll file is here!

Our expert OPML file creator worked as fast as possible to get this to you, so, click here to get the file that you put into Feedly or your other RSS reader:

VeganMoFo 2014 Blogroll

Please keep in mind that part of the success of getting all of the blogs correctly added to the file is that we get the correct RSS feed – some people put answers like ‘doesn’t work’ or that they don’t know their RSS url, those obviously we can spot and correct, but with 400 blogs we have to take your word that the link you gave us is correct. So if you signed up and you do not see your blog when you download the file, comment on this post with your blog name and we will compile a corrections post of the feeds that were missed, so people can add you to their feed reader themselves. You don’t have to re-give us all of the information you filled out on the form, just give us your blog address and we will look it up and fill it in ourselves. We know it sucks to see your blog missing, we will get your blog out to the community as quickly as possible, promise!

The lists that arrange the blogs by country/theme/etc. will be coming shortly, when they’re ready we’ll make another post and update the links to the right.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Happy MoFoing, everyone!

Looking Back at 2013 VeganMoFo Faves

Looking Back at 2013 VeganMoFo Faves

Hi everyone! With the start of the annual Vegan Month of Food aka VeganMoFo  just over a mere week away, I wanted to take this time to reflect on some of our own favorites from 2013.

via Teeny Tiny Tantrums on Etsy (We heart Kelly! You can buy this!)
via Teeny Tiny Tantrums on Etsy (We heart Kelly! You can probably buy this!)

Reading other vegan blogs and being struck by other people’s designs, creations, skills, writing and most importantly, being awed by their vegan culinary endeavors and purchases (all the UK vegan cheese never fails to get to my heart), is such a swell way to draw inspiration for your own projects and bloggin’ shenanigans. It’s an ever-growing, ever-impressive community that’s constantly changing and doing more and more (again, especially with vegan cheese, hello Miyoko-effect <3!).


Let’s dig right in…

Franzbroetchen, Seitan is My Motor

One of the most mentioned by my organizer colleagues was the month of jaw-dropping classic German desserts by Mihl at Seitan is my Motor. There were so many bakery-case starring pastries and detailed recipes that you should have a go at!

Here’s a couple more to pique your fancy, trust me:

Slice of Apfelkuchen, Seitan is my Motor


Try out some Tschechischer, Seitan is My Motor

Now, if you’ve been paying attention to the vegan internets this past year, it should come as no surprise that the newsworthy, tortilla-stockpiling TACO CLEANSE out of Austin, TX not only tops my own list of memories from 2013, but everyone else’s at VeganMoFo-land.

Tacos, people. Tacos. Sandwiches are so dumb (IMO, at the moment).

Maria’s Tacos on Taco Cleanse Day 27, Lazy Smurf

The Lazy Smurf breaks down the Hows and Whys on her blog here.

via Lazy Smurf

Now, I’m not really one for leisurely math, but TACO CLEANSE + all their new vegan food carts (including taco carts, of course) + Capital City + Sweet Ritual pretty much cemented Austin’s status as THE VEGAN CITY TO VISIT IN THE USA…AND BEYOND. What other vegan city in the USA is this exciting right now?!

Vegan diners & bloggers from all across Austin (and again, beyond, in honor of this delicious cultural phenomenon) took part in the TACO CLEANSE, which naturally thought to include dessert:

Chocolate Taco special at Sweet Ritual, via Rabbit Food Grocery

As someone who’s liked Austin’s vegan taco scene so much they’ve pushed to help move a certain Vida Vegan Con there for 2015, wanting the TACO CLEANSE to return is an understatement. It’s a way of life, right?

Speaking of Mexican goodness, Cadry of Cadry’s Kitchen took us “Back in Thyme” all month long for an always-creative look back at cooking in her own life, often giving a revamped take on some of her all-time favorite food memories and dishes, including these Puffy Nachos:

Puffy Nachos & Spicy Black Beans, Cadry’s Kitchen

Family-style Taco Joe’s!

Jeremy’s Taco Joe’s, via Vegan Eats & Treats

I can’t quite let tacos go yet…

Another wonderful VeganMoFo spirit comes our friend and fellow organizer Amey. Last year, she took a Noshtalgiac look on her blog, Vegan Eats & Treats!, with drawings, heartfelt stories and just as many appetizing creations. The two featured here come from the tale of family-style Taco Joe’s:

via Vegan Eats & Treats

Okay, another one of my favorite personalities in the vegan community lately is Randi of Laughfrodisiac. She had the charm and zest to do a whole month of Veganizing Friends recipes, I kid you not. One of the most memorable of the month, for both Randi and her readers, was Rachel’s monstrous English Trifle:

Rachel’s English Trifle, via Laughfrodisiac

From the blog: “My main theme for VeganMoFo 2013 is to veganize some of the dishes featured on one of my all-time favorite TV shows, “Friends”. As those of you not living under rocks should know, Monica was a professional chef, so we have some interesting & fancy dishes coming up in the next few weeks. However, I had to start  not with one of Monica’s amazing creations, but with perhaps the most famous dish of the ten years of the series’ run…and perhaps the most famous TV dish of all time (yes I went there): Rachel’s English Trifle, or the Thanksgiving Cockup“.


The thing is, I was just talking about Friends, of all thingswith another vegan pal last night, who I really need to point that way.  Read all about it and get the recipe here!

Moving on, because I’m currently inside a chilled coffee shop, regretting my choice of iced coffee and wishing I had a mug of coffee and these to dip in from Veg-Am:

Apple Butter-Filled Donut Holes, via Veg-Am

All right, I’ve got to bring it back to Mihl for one dessert!

Nougatringe, via Seitan is my Motor

So, keep in mind: If you’re looking for inspiration & great reads, just spend some time checking out the ‘VeganMoFo’ tags on any of these blogs!

And hey, you’ve got three little days left to officially sign up and participate in whatever form you like. See ya there!