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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62 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo and Vegan Comfort Food Book Giveaway!”
I’d love to get my mitts on the cookbook as always looking for recipe inspiration
very very tasty looking
This book looks awesome, I’d love to find some vegan recipes that my family might actually give a go!
potato and leek soup
I’m one of your favorites?! Wow, thanks so much Sharon 🙂 I’m so pleased you’re enjoying my posts and Vegan MoFo!
I’d love to win a copy of the book- It sounds ideal for the colder months especially when we need warming, hearty food, and great for feeding those who think vegan food = salad .
Definitely Emma. You’re right up there at the top ♥
I hope your move to Bath has gone smoothly. When you’re settled in we’ll have to meet up for a drink x
Sweet potato and red pepper soup, yum
Curry has become one of my comfort foods 🙂
Same for me too! Curry has turned into my year-round comfort food 😉
I’m not entering the contest since I already have a copy of the book, but I simply wanted to say that I was a recipe tester for that book, and everything I’ve made from it was great! Quite a few of those recipes are now in regular rotation here. Good luck to everyone entering the contest, and if you’re not the lucky winner, go ahead and get the book: you will certainly enjoy this addition to your bookshelf!
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this book ♥ I’m really looking forward to working my way through the recipes. I’m especially looking forward to trying my hand at making seitan. It’ll be my first time 😀
Which are your favourites from the book?
A beautiful thick hot soup with rice or mixed cereals in it… Straight to the heart!
Yum! That sounds so good! Soup season is definitely on the way. I’m planning to make barley & mushroom soup this weekend 😀
Pasta in every shape… Can’t escape my italianess!
Oooh I love comfort food! I really miss being able to go to Souley Vegan in Oakland, CA.
My favorite comfort food is actually from there! It’s the Toasty Crispy burger, which has bbq tofu, fried tofu, pickles, and other stuff.
In general, I love vegan mac and cheese!
That Toasty Crispy Burger & sides sounds absolutely delicious! I’ve been meaning to try bbq tofu at home for ages. I must get round to it one day!
I love vegan mac & cheese too! Which is your favourite recipe?
Sweet Potato mash ♥
Looks great! Could always use some fresh ideas a d inspiration 🙂
Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I am entering it!
So pleased you’re entering! 😀
Do make sure that you fill in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the blog post so that your entry is registered x
My favorite comfort food is Macaroni n Cheeze!
I haven’t had Macaroni Cheeze in ages! What’s your favourite recipe? Have you published one on your blog? If so, please do send me the link. Thank you! ♥
I like my most recent one. It’s on my blog: http://veganmiam.com/recipes/vegan-tiburon-cheese, I call it Tib & cheese!
Your mac and cheeze looks scrumptious! I’m going to have to hunt out some of that Violife cheese!
Favourite comfort food? Mac and cheese!
My favorite comfort food is miso soup 🙂
My fav comfort food is cupcakes. I can’t get enough of them!
I think my favorite comfort foods are pizza and cheesy casseroles!
A nice hot bowl of lentil soup with veggies and warm spices is the ultimate culinary comfort!
pizza. cookies. chocolate. tea.
My favorite comfort foods are pizza, lasagna, and burritos. Very carb-y.
almond butter! and cereal.
Mac & Cheese made with Daiya and Follow Your Heart cheeses. No healthy veggies allowed!
Mac and Cheese is my favorite comfort food 🙂
Pizza! definitely pizza 🙂
Pastina with vegan butter, superthick lentil soup, fresh hot cornbread or homemade nut butter on a thick slab of homemade bread all work for me. 🙂
I love warm oatmeal
Brownies (vegan of course – because who puts salmonella in the most tasty batter on earth?)
Vegan mac n’ cheese!!
Mac and cheez is the best comfort food….
Brownies….pasta….potato chips….can’t decide which is best.
My favorite comfort food is tomato soup
Most of my comfort foods are soups. I think Ribolita is my favorite.
It may sound weird but nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of warm oats with banana and pb, or a big bowl of crunchy cereal! I grew up eating so much cereal :p I also used to love this spaghetti dish my mom would make, spaghetti scrambled with eggs and parmesan, not sure how to recreate that one :\
A good hearty soup, banana bread, ice cream….all vegan of course!
My favorite comfort food is mexi-bowls with rice and beans, salsa, tomatoes, peppers and guac! ^_^
Definitely vegan shepherd’s pie!! Yummy!
smashed potatoes and roasted cucumbers (like roasted stew but with cucumber and dill and vegan butter) – so tasty! and i found the most tasty recipe for a cake with dried coconut, vanilla and cherries. or walnutpâté on fresh bread! theres so much out there! i would be happy to win the book and to find more possibilities 🙂
Enchiladas. Or pizza!
I love homemade vegan lasagna with a good glass of wine!
home made soup
I love pizza!
Soups of any kind.
Bean & lentil stew – ingredients depend on what’s in my dry store, usually a mixture that I soak overnight then cook up a huge pan the following day. Portion out and freeze some for when I want a quick comfort fix.