Vegan MoFo 2014 – Final Post!

Goodness me I dropped the Vegan MoFo ball last week!  There were many good reasons for this.  I was without access to my macbook from Monday-Wednesday (I’m a “write-on-the-day-of-publishing” style blogger).  Then when I had the opportunity to blog after that I just couldn’t face it.  MoFo burnout?  Perhaps.  But more likely I think it was due to third trimester burnout.  Food is a bit of a struggle these days.  I have little interest in it and can become full so ridiculously easily.  Plus, I just feel tired.  Ah well, only 7 weeks to go until due date; woo woo!

Anyway, for my final MoFo post I’m going to share with you some recent food highlights.

1. Vegan Tuck Box!

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They are the best!  I’ve signed up for the next 3 months, and I’ll probably go for an ongoing subscription.  So exciting seeing what goodies you get each month.  I haven’t been disappointed yet :) I particularly love their chocolate selections.  I should probably do a separate post dedicated to them.

2. Dreena Burton’s Chickpea Ratatouille

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Such a tasty, easy dinner.  Made all the better with Nooch, obvo.

3. A variation of Isa’s PB-Choc Chip Oat Bars.

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Again, amazing.  I just subbed the PB for sunflower butter and used raisins instead of the peanuts.

4.  This year’s London Vegfest!

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We were there for the Sunday.  Honestly, for the most part it was stressful.  Theo refused to nap so he cried the majority of the time despite our best efforts to appease him/help him to sleep.  However, when he was happy I loved browsing around the stalls.  I ate some amazing food.  The above Bahn Mi Buddha from one of the food vans (best stuffed baguette ever), and Ms Cupcake‘s cupcakes were the highlights.  Oh my, I’m still dreaming about those cupcakes.  I think I have a girl crush on her/them (is that possible?).  Darn, I wish there was an equivalent in Bristol.

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Poor Theo was so tired that as soon as the car engine was started, for our return journey home, he was out like a light.  In fact, I think he’s still recovering!

Next year, I’m going to try to go to Vegfest on my own so that I can check out some of the seminars and chat to people too.  It’s easy to feel alone when you don’t know any other vegans in person (other than through blogs).  I’ve struggled with this recently.  Veganism is a radical lifestyle choice, and sometimes I wish I knew other vegans to share it with.

And there we have it!  This year’s final MoFo post.  I’ve loved being part of it, discovering new blogs, and checking out all the vegan food porn.  Bring on next year!

Mofo ’14 – Favourite Bake Thursdays

 

I’m kind of cheating with this week’s Favourite Bakes post as it features a no-bake recipe: 3-ingredient Sunflower Butter Treats.

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I saw the recipe a week or so ago at Healthy Tipping Point and I just had to try it.  Third trimester exhaustion has hit hard, coupled with Theo not sleeping well.  Thus they seemed perfect.  They’re like rice crispie treats but healthier, and I love that they are nut-free so I can share them with Theo.

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Theo helped to make them by stirring the mixture together.  This lasted about a minute before he got distracted by the buttons on the microwave!  Give them a go… Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best :)