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.
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!
If you’re feeling the love in February, we’re right there with you! For February’s MiniMoFo theme, we’re embracing all things fancy – whether that’s cooking a fancy meal, or whipping something up for the person you fancy! It doesn’t need to be a romantic meal, of course, we’ll take any fancy breakfast, brunch, packed lunch, dessert, or cocktail you care to show us, whatever the occasion or whomever you’re cooking for!
As always, everyone can participate in MiniMoFo, and newcomers are always welcome to join in – the only rule is to keep it vegan! Use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media, and link to your blog post in the comments below so that we can come and see what you’ve been cooking and feature you in our roundup post at the end of the month.
Nina has been cooking so much good food this month – check out her instagram for more! This is a frugal meal too – after using half a can of coconut cream for cupcakes, the other half went into this delicious soup.
Jen took the “blues” prompt literally and made a granola smoothie bowl using blue spirulina, which gives it the beautiful blue colour! Featuring fresh fruit and homemade granola – definitely looks lovely!
Jenny isn’t feeling the blues herself this January, but kindly for those who are, she provided us with pictures of these gorgeous waffles from Puro in Prague. With baked apples, hazelnuts, maple syrup, and whipped cream – they’d definitely do the job.
Happy New Year, VeganMoFo’ers! We hope you will all have a wonderful 2019, full of happiness, good health, and all the delicious vegan food! We needed a bit of a break after September’s VeganMoFo, but we’re back in business and ready to revive our monthly MiniMoFo challenges – hopefully you’re all ready to cook along with us!
Our theme for January is Beat the Blues. January can be a tough month for people for various reasons, so let’s fill our social media feeds with tasty dishes to keep our spirits high! Maybe you’ll make something colourful to counter the grey weather (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, at least), or bake a delicious cake to boost your spirits if you’re returning to work post-holidays. However you’re beating the January blues, let us know!
As always, everyone can participate in MiniMoFo, and newcomers are always welcome to join in – the only rule is to keep it vegan! (If you have friends participating in Veganuary, why not let them know so they can follow along too?) Use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media, and link to your blog post in the comments below so that we can come and see what you’ve been cooking and feature you in our roundup post at the end of January.
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!
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!
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.
Can you believe VeganMoFo 2018 is ending today? September has flown by in a blur of delicious food! Thank you very much to everyone who has participated, either by actively posting or reading along, we hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have. As a thank you, we have one last giveaway to mark the final day!
Sick On Sin is run by a vegan wife/husband team out of Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). They have been making tees, pins, totes, key chains, and other fun flair since 2005. All items feature their cute original designs involving everything from pro veg messaging, animals and food to sci-fi and horror inspired. Something for everyone! Each month 10% of profits are donated to a compassionate organisation.
The wonderful people at Sick On Sin have generously offered a $30 gift certificate to be used at Sick On Sin to one lucky VeganMoFo participant anywhere in the world!
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is tell us: what has been your highlight of VeganMoFo2018? It could be a new blogger you’ve discovered (tell us who it is!), an Instagrammer who always brightens your day, one particular new recipe that you already know will be a game-changers, a daily prompt that you absolutely loved…anything you like!
Leave us a comment either here on the blog or over on our Instagram post and tell us your VeganMoFo 2018 highlight. We will choose a winner at random. This giveaway is open internationally, but only to registered VeganMoFo participants. It will close at midnight Pacific Daylight Time.
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!
Who here likes marshmallows? Hands up! Yeah, that’s a lot of hands! Well, you’re in luck, as we’ve teamed up with Dandies Marshmallows, the all vegan marshmallow company, to give two winners a coupon for some free marshmallows!
To enter this competition, simply tell us what’s your favorite way to eat marshmallows?
Competition is open to registered VeganMoFo participants with a US postal address. Closes Midnight PDT.
Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to this week’s Vegan MoFo roundup for budget week, where I’ll be looking at what tricks MoFoers have up their sleeves for cutting the cost of eating (and living) as a vegan.
Sunday 16th: Pantry Meal
Sometimes a busy life or lack of funds can mean we have to make do with what’s in the pantry for a little while but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring or unhealthy food, as demonstrated by Amber from This Vegan Lyfe
I mean, just look at those omelettes! Such a cheap dinner to make but also easy, quick, healthy and by the looks of it, fudging tasty. I’m definitely making these next time I pick up some chickpea flour. Noms.
Another dish that caught my eye comes from Janyce at AfroVeganChick, who made these ‘fish’ balls. Check out her blog for the recipe, I can see these being a great alternative to falafels in our house. Can’t wait to make them!
17th: Super Cheap Sweets
Maaaate. Check out this strawberry meringue dessert made from discounted strawberries by Just Blogs Vegan. As well as looking incredible, it probably costs less to make than the non-vegan version as it uses chickpea juice. Sorry, aquafaba. One of these days I’ll get used to saying aquafaba. Anyways. Vegan meringue!
18th and 19th: Leftovers
Emma from Walks, Talks And Eats made a batch of seitan sausages ready for this prompt, making two different meals from them. Of course you can make all sorts of dishes using sausages; casseroles, pizza, toad in the hole, pasta etc. With these beauties how could you not make hot dogs, though? I wonder if she might post some to me, I do love a good sausage.
Holy shiitake. Gonna Go Walk The Dogs’ neatloaf recipe sure is golden. What a brilliant idea to make meatloaf in the air fryer, from leftovers! I know you’re meant to have neatloaf with ketchup but I can’t help thinking this would make an amazing roast dinner, smothered in gravy.
Go Vegga Makes the most of the last bits of produce in the fridge with this wonderful crisper drawer risotto. This is a perfect dinner to make with whatever veg you have at the end of the week, and looks tasty as heck.
20th: Four for $4 (or £, or €)
Oh my days, check out this buffalo cauliflower, steamed potato fries with dill and lemon garlic tahini tartar sauce made by Libby (@gogreenly318). I mean, how good does this look?! A very creative use of humble ingredients and cheap to boot. Get in my face, immediately. Immediately!
My Cat Loves Daiya Shows us how to feed a family of 4 for up to $4 with a delicious bowl of stir-fried tofu and vegetables with rice noodles. This cost very little to make, is filling, nutritious and looks super tasty. I must remember to make more exciting stir fries like this, rice noodles are the bomb!
21st: Scratch and Dent
HahaVegan knows what’s up. If you’re skint then check what times your supermarket puts out it’s reduced produce, as it varies from store to store. I tend to go for the last one of the day (around 7pm in most supermarkets) as it’s the most they will reduce it by at that point. Our Marks & Spencer reduces stuff by up to 90%, and because they store their produce at cooler temperatures than other supermarkets, it’s still good for days! Anyhoo, check out their post about what they managed to find for some ideas of what to make.
Vegans need sauce’s Emily made an intriguing pizza with mushroom bacon made from discounted trumpet mushrooms, which is much cheaper than using store-bought vegan bacon. A great idea that I’ll be using next time I pick up a box of reduced mushrooms from the clearance section.
Another post I saw from today comes from @nomeatandthreeveg in the form of these warm pizza scrolls. Totally budget-friendly and great to put in lunch boxes for adults and kids alike.
22nd: Fancy but Frugal
Happy vegans Uses today’s prompt to make a gorgeous chocolate lava cake which I would love to cram into my face right now. Also, love the fork!
And last, but certainly not least, Jess from Ichiban vegan went all out on today’s prompt to make a frugal vegan high tea! Go check out her blog to..