It’s 1 September, which means the ninth Vegan Month of Food has officially started! You probably already know all about VeganMoFo if you follow my blog, but just in case: the Vegan Month of Food is an awesome worldwide vegan blogging marathon dedicated to celebrating vegan food. Starting this year, it’s no longer limited to bloggers: you can now participate through Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, or any other platform you can think of.
As for me, I’ll be updating this blog when I can and supplementing blog posts with photos on Instagram (which may be enough of a challenge in and of itself as I haven’t used it much and don’t own a smartphone). I hope spreading MoFo across many different platforms will be a nice way to take the pressure off blogging and to allow people to participate in whatever way they want. It also means that you can still join in even if you haven’t signed up: just use the hashtags #veganmofo and #vgnmf15!
Another new element in this year’s Month of Food is this list of daily prompts from the MoFo HQ: a different theme for each day of September. This means that lots of people will be posting about the same topic at the same time, which I think will be really fun to see.
Today’s prompt is an easy one: “show us your breakfast”! I’ve already posted this morning’s breakfast on Instagram, so here’s one from last Saturday.
Redcurrant and oat pancakes (adapted from Vegan Brunch), citrus and pomegranate soya yoghurt swirled together with pomegranate seeds on top, an apple, and fresh mint tea. Best breakfast of the week! I love making savoury brunches, but most days I need something sweet to get me out of bed. It’s usually just oatmeal porridge, so these pancakes made me happy.
Links of the day
To spread the VeganMoFo love, I thought I’d share some of my favourite posts that I’ve seen so far.
– I loved this post from Vegan Eats and Treats, partly for the breakfast ideas, but mostly for the incredibly cute illustrations of Amey’s morning routine which includes three dogs and two cats.
– Jojo from Vegan in Brighton posted a recap of the best soya yoghurts she’s tried so far while travelling through Europe. I love soya yoghurt and Alpro’s is the only one I eat regularly (those are the Mild & Creamy pomegranate and citrus flavours pictured above) so I liked seeing the different brands she’s found.
– Speaking of vegan yoghurt, Rose from Dandelion Vegan Blog posted about her experiences making cashew yoghurt. I’ve made my own soy yoghurt before, but it always comes out very thin, so I’d love to try adding cashews sometime.
– If you’d like to look at more delicious vegan pancakes, check out these buckwheat pancakes with blueberry coulis from Little Vegan Bear, these carrot cake pancakes with aquafaba from Veganopoulous, and these spelt pancakes with salted date caramel from Tartes and Recreation.
Who else is participating in VeganMoFo this year? Please let me know if you think I might not be following you yet – Happy VeganMoFo everyone! :)