It’s October 1st, which means it’s VeganMoFo time! We hope you are really excited. Don’t forget to keep posting and commenting, and use the hashtag #vgnmf17 to show up on our instagram feed too.
Here’s a reminder of our weekly themes and daily prompts for you – though remember, they’re entirely optional, if you’d like to do your own theme or just go your own way, go for it!
Week 1: Changing Vegan Perceptions (Sunday 1st-Sunday 8th)
1st: Re-inventing the veggie option – Think of a boring, bog-standard veggie option like nut roast or risotto and give it a makeover.
2nd: Junk food forever! – It’s not all kale chips and chia seeds being a vegan – show us your fave vegan junk food.
3rd: But where do you get your protein? – Make a protein packed meal.
4th: Catering – Improve on the worst catered meal (wedding, party, conference, etc) you’ve been served.
5th: Conversion meal – What would you make to convince an omni to convert?
6th: Vegan Cheese is “real” cheese! – Showcase your best cheesy dish.
7th: Original vegan: Vegan meals that aren’t trying to replicate meat/omni ingredients
8th: You do make friends with salad – A salad to win anyone’s heart.
Week 2: Behind the Scenes: (Monday 9th-Sunday 15th)
9th: Go go gadget – A kitchen gadget you couldn’t live without, be it a simple grater or a blender. Alternatively, use a gadget you very rarely use.
10th: Secret ingredient – Is there an unconventional ingredient or product you use to make a certain dish that no one would suspect?
11th: Kitchen tour!
12th: Grocery store tips and tricks
13th: Sell yourself – If you were going to market a food you make, what would it be? How would you package it, and who would buy it? (Or if you have already done this, tell us about the creative process.)
14th: Repurposing food – Show us what you do with mushroom stems, stale end bits of bread, carrot tops, etc.
15th: Spicy! – Talk us through your spice rack or cook with your favourite spice.
Week 3: Ingredient Challenges (Monday 16th-Sunday 22nd)
16th: Survival food – There’s a zombie apocalypse! What can you make from just canned or foraged food?
17th: Let’s get boozy! – Food involving booze, like beer brats, Welsh rarebit or a boozy dessert. Feel free to make a non-alcoholic version if you prefer.
18th: Chocolate – Today is Chocolate Cupcake Day, but you can make anything you want with chocolate!
19th: A dish with five ingredients or fewer (not including cooking oil and salt and pepper)
20th: Deconstructed dish – Hipster style food. Serving it on a slate is optional.
21st: Making the humble potato the star of the show
22nd: Unconventional grains – Cooking with freekeh, buckwheat, sorghum, etc – try something you wouldn’t usually!
Week 4: Entertaining (Monday 23rd-Tuesday 31st)
23rd: Fancy af – Dazzle us with your haute cuisine or gourmet dishes.
24th: Party! – Canapés, finger foods, something to share.
25th: Cook for your best friend – Tell us about your best friend and their favourite dish, make them a vegan version of it.
26th: Showstopper Dessert – Something that would earn a handshake from Paul Hollywood!
27th: Meals for the young (at heart)
28th: Brunch: the under appreciated get-together meal.
29th: History – What would you cook for your favourite historical figure?
30th: Practice run a dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or another upcoming holiday
31st: Halloween – Try not to scare us too much with your spookiest dish.