And this month we’re celebrating Vegan MoFo
For those of you that are new to this shindig, Vegan MoFo is a month-long event where bloggers are challenged to write as much as they possibly can about vegan food. The signed-up bloggers aim to blog at least 20 times during the month. That’s a serious amount of cooking and writing to squeeze into the working day! Just read a few of their posts though, and you’ll soon feel their enthusiasm and passion for vegan cooking. It’s contagious I can tell you!
There are literally hundreds of bloggers taking part in this event, and I was really pleased to see that some of my favourites have signed up, including Emma from Coconut & Berries. She’s only been blogging for a couple of months but the array of foods she’s created so far is astounding!
These days, I’m lucky if I manage to blog 10 times a month, so I clearly wasn’t going to be a contender for this year’s Vegan MoFo. However, I do want to champion this great event in my own small way. As well as blogging some of my favourite recipes this month, I also be reviewing new cookbooks and running giveaways.
Last month, I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Home-Cooked Vegan Comfort Food by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman. With the summer drawing to a close and the evenings starting to get dark and chilly, I’m already starting to think about cooking more warming, comfort meals, so this cookbook has definitely come along at the right time!
In this cookbook, the authors have a specific mission in mind – they want to help you to win over your meat-loving family members and friends by sharing their “secret weapon” recipes In the main meal section, dishes include ‘Barbecue Ribs’, ‘Sweet and Sour Meatballs’, ‘Slow Cooker Russian Chicken’ and ‘Beefy-Cheesy Mac’. The authors have managed to ‘veganize’ dishes that I never dreamt possible!
While the cookbook is American, the measurements have been given in grams as well as cups, which is helpful. However, a number of the recipes do call for ingredients that aren’t readily available in our UK supermarkets, such as tempeh, seitan, vital wheat gluten flour and liquid smoke. Local health food stores may stock these products, otherwise they can easily be purchased online, including from Amazon.
So who would this book appeal to? In my opinion, it’s best suited to vegans that already know their way round products like tempeh and seitan, and enjoy eating vegan meat substitutes. It could also come in very handy when your meat-loving friends and family are popping over for dinner. Or maybe your partner is one of those ‘die hard’ meat eaters and you want to start sharing meals with them rather than eating separately all the time. There are literally hundreds of recipes in the book to inspire you!
Are you intrigued by the sound of this book? Would you like to check it out for yourself? Well, the publishers have kindly given me a second copy to give away on my blog
I’m running this giveaway using Rafflecopter as it makes the administration so much easier, plus it gives you plenty more chances of winning! If you’re new to Rafflecopter, you can access a quick demo via this link. It’s pretty easy… you simply ‘log in’ by entering a name and email address (which won’t be published anywhere) or via Facebook, then you follow the instructions.
The main way to enter the giveaway is to leave me a comment below, answering the question featured in the Rafflecopter. Make sure you tick the box in the Rafflecopter to register that you have done so!
There are a number of additional ways you can enter in order to increase your chances of winning. You will find these listed in the Rafflecopter. All entries will be verified prior to the winner being selected.
The giveaway is open to residents in the UK, USA and Canada
The closing date is Monday 30th September 2013 at midnight GMT.
Good luck everyone!
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