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Virtual Vegan Potluck 4.0 November 2013

16 Nov

It’s here! It’s here! Vegan Bloggers Unite! is proud to be hosting Virtual Vegan Potluck 4.0! The very creative and brains behind the idea Annie, of An Unrefined Vegan, has enlisted the help of some other wonderful people to make sure the event goes smoothly. Our hope is that you connect, enjoy and spread the word about how vegan food IS delicious. Long gone are the days of tofu and iceberg lettuce, vegan food is all about taste and providing nutritional comfort. Don’t let me stop you – please, sit down, get comfy and enjoy what Annie has written below. Welcome – please be sure to have a napkin ready as the recipes might induce drooling. Virtual Vegan Potluck Logo Welcome to the 4th Virtual Vegan Potluck! This Potluck we have over 140 food bloggers taking part in this worldwide celebration of vegan eats! Rubbing elbows in the chow line with our talented home chefs are authors Kathy Hester, Robin Robertson, Ellen Jaffe Jones, Natalie Slater, and Bryanna Clark Grogan. We also send a warm welcome to cookbook publisher Vegan Heritage Press. Though there are a few changes to this Potluck, including the addition of a new category called Featured Ingredient (look for the recipes that contain beets!), the help of mentors, and instructional videos, some things have remained constant: cruelty-free food, a sense of community, and enthusiasm for sharing the creativity and deliciousness of plant-based eating. And, of course, Vegan Bloggers Unite! which has been with the VVP since the very first Potluck back in May 2012. Thank you, Lidia! To begin your plant-based culinary journey, simply click on the first blog in Appetizers and work your way through until the last, scrumptious Dessert. Each blog will link to the next in the “chain.” You can always return here if you get lost – and the November 16 Potluck’s permanent home is here. Thank you for coming and bon appetit! – Annie, An Unrefined Vegan

POTLUCK PARTICIPANTS (FINAL!):

APPETIZERS
VGNGF (Vegan, Gluten-free, & Delicious)
Spain

Rubber Cowgirl
U.S.

Glue and Glitter
U.S.

Vegan Miam
U.S.

Eat Well. Party Hard.
U.S.

Tiny Kitchen Stories*
U.S.

Eat, Live, Burp*
U.S.

That Was Vegan?
U.S.

Rachel in Veganland*
U.S.

Holcomb Hollow*
U.S.

Vedged Out
U.S.

Sensual Appeal*
U.S.

The Blooming Platter*
U.S.

Vegan Sparkles*
Australia

Cadry’s Kitchen
U.S.

Luminous Vegans*
U.S.

A. Cook in the Making*
U.S.

Tickling Palates*
India

Ordinary Vegan
U.S.

Carrie on Vegan
U.S.

Lizzie Fit
Canada

Cocina de Nihacc
Spain

BEVERAGES
Thoughts About Veganism*
Italy

Kelli’s Vegan Kitchen*
U.S.

The Compassion.i.t*
U.S.

The Veggie Nook
Canada

Veganosaurus*
India

BREADS
Sift, Stir and Savour*
Canada

Spontaneous Tomato
U.S.

The Vegan Kat
U.S.

Bite Me, I’m Vegan*
U.S.

Gormandize*
Australia

In Pursuit of More*
Canada

Oh My Potluck!*
Canada

AfroVeganChick
U.S.

Yup, It’s Vegan*
U.S.

It’s A Good Thing I Like Hummus
U.S.

SALADS
Self Health Web*
U.S.

Chic Vegan
U.S.

Hello, Veggy!*
Canada

Bring Joy*
U.S.

Made of Stars*
Australia

The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado
Canada

86 Lemons
U.S.

My Plant-Based Family
U.S.

In Fine Balance*
Canada

Gaia’s Creations*
U.S.

The New Loaf
Canada

SIDES
Girl Eats Greens
U.S.

VegCharlotte
U.S.

Mojo Central
U.S.

Keepin’ It Kind*
U.S.

Spinach Revolution*
South Africa

Foods for Long Life
U.S.

Kind Health
U.S.

Robin Robertson’s Global Vegan Kitchen
U.S.

uberdish*
Canada

Lemongrass & Ginger
Australia

Roshni’s Kitchen*
U.K.

sweetveg*
U.S.

AstigVegan*
U.S.

food.body.bliss*
U.S.

peace.love.quinoa.
U.S.

A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine*
Sri Lanka

This is Thirty: The Vegan Treadmill*
U.S.

Sayana Lifestyle
Saint Lucia

SOUPS
Juicy Dishes
Denmark

An Unrefined Vegan
U.S.

The Soulicious Life
U.S.

Vegan Runner Eats*
U.S.

Veg BonVivant
U.S.

Quinoa, Kale and Exhale
U.S.

Herbivore Triathlete
U.S.

Sprouts and Chocolate
Canada

Notes from the Vegan Kitchen/21st Century Table*
Canada

On the Path to Zen*
U.S.

Soup and Such
U.S.

Canned Time
U.S.

Parsley in My Teeth
U.S.

TheWholeGeek
U.S.

MAIN DISHES
Deerly Beloved Bakery*
U.K.

Farmers Market Vegan*
U.S.

Veggiegirl
U.S.

VeggieNextDoor
U.S.

Vegan Richa
U.S.

Thyme & Love
U.S.

Karate Rice
Japan

Holistic Health Vegan
U.S.

Better with Lemons*
U.S.

Happy to be a Table of Two
U.S.

Veghotpot
U.K.

The Vegan Gypsy
U.S.

Yum for Tum*
U.S.

Veganville*
U.S.

Lindsay is Vegan
Canada

The Almost Vegan
U.S.

V for Vegan*
U.S.

Whole Food Runner
U.S.

Healthy Slow Cooking
U.S.

V is for Vegetables
U.S.

4aux4oodie*
U.S.

FB Health Coach*
U.S.

24 Carrot Life
U.S.

The Fresh Direction
Canada

Bake and Destroy*
U.S.

Vegan Adventures*
Italy

Veggisima*
U.S.

Green & Leithy*
U.K.

The Gluten Grapple*
U.S.

Watch Hatch Fly
U.S.

Honk If You’re Vegan
U.S.

Energy Neutral*
U.S.

Cubs ‘n’ Coffee
Ireland

Divine Spice Box
Canada

DESSERTS
Fried Dandelions*
U.S.

Vixbakes*
U.K.

Jason and the Veganauts*
U.S.

Delicious Knowledge
U.S.

Fitting Into Vegan*
U.S.

Too Cheap for Pine Nuts
U.S.

In Vegetables We Trust*
U.K.

Baking Backwards*
Canada

Coconut and Berries
U.K.

The Natural Foodie*
Australia

The Split Plate
U.S.

Michelle’s Tiny Kitchen
U.S.

The Sweet Life*
U.S.

Move Eat Create*
U.S.

Bridget’s Vegan Kitchen*
Australia

Including Cake
U.K.

The Chef in Disguise
Jordan

Lorimer Street Kitchen
U.S.

BlissfulBritt*
U.S.

Green Thickies
U.K.

Poppy’s Patisserie*
U.K.

VegConscious*
U.S.

Veggie V
U.S.

Kathryn Lovett’s Blog*
U.S.

VegCoach*
U.S.

Bankrupt Vegan
U.S.

Vegan Heritage Press
U.S.

Whole Pure Recipes
U.S.

Art Health and Happiness
U.S.

Vegan Up North
U.K.

*denotes the use of the Featured Ingredient

Virtual Vegan Potluck – REMINDER November 2013

6 Nov

The Virtual Vegan Potluck is Only 10 Days Away! Reminders for Participants

Finger with string tied on it.In just three days I’ll be closing down the sign-up form for the November 16 Virtual Vegan Potluck. If you haven’t signed up yet – and you keep meaning to – time is running out! It only takes a minute to fill out the form and join the ranks of food bloggers from around the world.

For those of you who have already signed up, a few reminders:

  • First of all, THANKS to all of you who have already sent in your permalinks! Receiving this info early has already made a huge difference in the organization of this Potluck.
  • If you haven’t sent me your permalinks: They must be received by midnight U.S. ET on November 9. Bloggers who do not send me their permalinks will not be included in the Potluck. (FYI permalinks will not be active until posts go live on the day of the Potluck – Nov. 15 or 16 depending on where one is in the world).
  • You can find VVP buttons (GoBack! and GoForward!) on the Resources page of this blog. You can add these buttons to your blog post and use them to link to the blog ahead of yours and after yours. (For instructions on how to link images to websites, see the How It Works page).
  • Potluck participants will be receiving the permalinks that are relevant to them (i.e., the blog before and the blog after theirs) several days prior to the Potluck. Bloggers are responsible for updating these links in their blog post with these links. Please do so prior to the event.
  • Please make sure you schedule your Potluck posts correctly so that all of our posts publish at the same time. Get the correct time for your location from the How It Works page. If you don’t know how to schedule your post, you can also find that information on the How It Works page.
  • Finally, please take a good, hard look at the November 2013 page. Find your blog and confirm that all of the info is correct – including that you are listed in the correct course. If there is an error, please email your mentor or me immediately.

If you have questions or need help setting up your posts, please email your mentor. You received their name/email addresses in the email I sent out when you signed up for the Potluck.

Appetizers: Rachael
Beverages: Keely
Breads: Kamila
Soups: Annie
Salads: Keely
Sides: Lielz
Mains: Barb
Dessert: Angela

The final list of participants will be available on the Potlucks/November 2013 page on the website late November 10 or early November 11. Until then, the list is a draft list only!

Virtual Vegan Potluck May 11, 2013!

11 May

What a fantastic honour to be hosting for the third time – just a lot of fun. Thank you everyone for making this year amazing. Big thanks go to the lady who thought this all up – Annie! Equal shout outs to Somer and Jason. Gold stars for everyone.

If you don’t know – this is a linked post where every blogger has linked the blog ahead and behind thus forming a chain. You can go from appetizers all the way to dessert! Do make sure to comment, everyone loves to hear what people visiting have on their mind.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to start you on your journey to the third Virtual Vegan Potluck! I am your host Lidia, author of Air Eater and host of Vegan Bloggers Unite! The goal of Vegan Bloggers Unite! is to literally have a place for all vegan bloggers to feel at home, see what others are doing and of course share thoughts. Virtual Vegan Potluck allows for that and more. Please feast your eyes and prepare to be amazed for the posts ahead. Luck for you all the very talented Alex of In Vegetables we trust is leading the way.

Please click below to the first link to start your potluck. Get your plates ready! Enjoy!

APPETIZERS
In Vegetables We Trust
United Kingdom

Fried Dandelions
United States

Vegan Richa
United States

Saving the World One Bite at a Time
United States

That Was Vegan?
United States

Vegan Sparkles
Australia

Vedged Out
United States

The Singin’ Vegan
United States

Oh My Potluck!
Canada

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes
United States

Earthgiven Kitchen
Canada

Anne Sture Tucker – Balanced Living
Canada

A Week from Thursday
United States

86 Lemons
United States

The Little Red Journal
United States

Delicious Knowledge
United States

Better Bites
United States

EatPrayBake
Canada

Lemongrass and Ginger
Australia

The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado
Canada

Holistic Health Vegan
United States

My Kitchen Apothecary
United States

Juicy Dishes
Denmark

BEVERAGES
Veggie4AYear
United States

Veganosaurus
India

Gazing In
United States

Gormandize (with A-dizzle & K-bobo)
Australia

Almost Raw Vegan
Canada

We Go Authentic
United States

Fitful Focus
United States

Turning Veganese
United States

BREAD
Spontaneous Tomato
United States

My Good Clean Food
United States

Pass the Veggies
United States

Bankrupt Vegan
United States

The Misfit Baker
Canada

Bite Me (I’m Vegan)
United States

SALAD
Farmer’s Market Vegan
United States

Luminous Vegans
United States

The Vegan Gypsy
United States

Barefoot Essence
United States

Emmy Cooks
United States

Yum for Tum
United States

Veg Bon Vivant
United States

Mojo Central
United States

In Pursuit of More
Canada

The Veg Bar
United States

The Veg Coach
United States

uberdish
Canada

Canned Time
United States

Gaia’s Creations
United States

SIDES
Cauldrons and Cupcakes
Australia

An Unrefined Vegan
United States

Chop Serve Eat
United States

Too Cheap For Pine Nuts
United States

Quinoa, Kale and Exhale
United States

Vegan Fling
United States

Glue and Glitter
United States

willow & thyme
United States

Veggie Queen Adventures
United States

Veganishy
United States

SOUPS
Lorna’s Tearoom Delights
United Kingdom

sweetveg
United States

Fitting into Vegan
United States

Eat. Breathe. Balance
Canada

Soup and Such
United States

House Vegan.
United States

Karate Rice
Japan

MAIN DISHES
On the Path to Zen
United States

My Plant-based Family
United States

Veghotpot
United Kingdom

Rachel in Veganland
United States

Agent Minty
Canada

Veggisima
United States

Made of Stars
Australia

Poppy’s Patisserie
United Kingdom

The Cruelty-free Review
United States

The Road to Serendipity
Australia

Mermaid Café
Canada

http://thymeandlove.com
United States

http://forealslife.com/
United States

Jason & the Veganauts
United States

The Vegan Green
United Kingdom

The Vegan’s Husband
United States

The Little Foxes
United States

VeggieGirl
United States

Blue-Eyed Bookworm
Canada

Eat, Live, Burp
United States

The Savvy Sister
United States

The Beach House Kitchen
United Kingdom

V is for Vegetables
United States

vegan miam
United States

Move Eat Create
United States

Honk If You’re Vegan
United States

Veggie Next Door
United States

Veggie V’s Vegan Adventure
United States

Healthy Hypocrite
United States

The Vegan Pact
United States

The Split Plate
United States

The Essential Vegan
Canada

The Joyful Pantry
United States

DESSERT
Sugar Coated Vegan
United States

Afro Vegan Chick
United States

Vegan 404 [filet not found]
United Kingdom

SpinachRevolution
South Africa

The Food Duo
United States

An Ode to Mung Beans
United Kingdom

http://tinykitchenstories.com/
United States

Happy to be a Table of Two
United States

Sift, Stir and Savour
Canada

The Veggie Nook
Canada

The Little Green House
Australia

Sensual Appeal
United States

Mama et de Bebe Hawk
United States

The Vegan Kat
United States

Deerly Beloved Bakery
United Kingdom

Cake Maker to the Stars
United StatesThe Hungry Lifetarian

Sophie’s Foodie Files
Belgium

Keepin’ It Kind
United States

The Soulicious Life
United States

Gypsy Roller’s Veggie Kitchen
Canada

Lucy’s Friendly Foods
United Kingdom

Healthy Slow Cooking
United States

Cheerfully Vegan
United States

Kelli’s Vegan Kitchen
United States

The Healthy Flavor
United States

The Almost Vegan
United States

Herbivore Triathlete
United States

Herbivorous Geek
Australia

Blissful Britt
United States

Being Vegan
United States

Carrie on Vegan
United States

Self Health Web
United States

It’s a Good Thing I Like Hummus
United States

In Fine Balance
Canada

Queens of the Wild Frontier
United Kingdom

Baking Backwards
Canada

Broccoli Addict
Poland

vixbakes
United Kingdom

The Hearty Herbivore
United States

foodiEcology
United States

Cocina de Nihacc
Spain

Juice, Jam & Joy
United States

Virtual Vegan Potluck – November 2012!

1 Nov

Hello! Welcome to the SECOND Virtual Vegan Potluck. Please, relax, sit back and be prepared to enjoy an incredibly feast for the eyes. There are 103 participating bloggers! All of the recipes are vegan. VBU! is happy to be hosting again. Of course a big thanks goes out to Annie, Somer and Jason for working so hard to get this idea off the ground. A round of applause please! With no further adieu, please, raise your glass and enjoy! Cheers!

HOST SITE Vegan Bloggers Unite!

Appetizers

The Veg Bar USA

That Was Vegan? USA

The Cruelty-Free Review USA
Queens of the Wild Frontier UK

Vedged Out USA

The Soulicious Life USA

Quinoa Kale and Exhale USA

Jason and the Veganauts USA

No Food With A Face Australia

40 Fit in the Mitt USA

The Vegan Kat USA

VegHotPot UK

The Misfit Baker Canada

Barefoot Essence USA

Earthgiven KitchenCanada

Lemongrass and Ginger Australia

Positively Vegan USA


Beverages

Don’t Switch Off the Light Australia

Lorna’s Tearoom Delights Scotland

Veganosaurus India

Air Eater Canada


Breads

Spinach Revolution South Africa

V is for VeganUSA

Afro Vegan Chick USA

My Plant-Based Family USA


Salads

In Vegetables We Trust UK

Sophie’s Foodie Files Belgium

Spontaneous Tomato USA

Cadry’s Kitchen USA

Veggie Nook Canada


Side Dishes

Keepin’ It Kind USA

Vegan RichaUSA

AppleCoconutLove USA

The Singin’ VeganUSA

Glue and Glitter USA

Kelli’s Vegan Kitchen USA

Good Clean Food USA

Cook to Love USA

The Almost Vegan USA

Soups

Elephant Belly USA

Vegan by Proxy USA

Happy To Be A Table of Two USA

Frugal FeedingUK

neolovesoulchild USA

Live.Learn.Love.Eat Canada

Vegan Gypsy USA

Cocina de Nihacc Spain

Cauldrons and Cupcakes Australia

Emmy Cooks USA

Main Dishes

Cheerfully Vegan USA

V is for Vegetables USA

Astig Vegan USA

In Pursuit of More Canada

My Sister’s Pantry USA

Chef in Disguise Jordan

The Vegan’s HusbandUSA

Living in a Lollypop World USA

Saving the World One Bite at a Time! USA

Tiny Kitchen StoriesUSA

Vegan Monologue USA

Juicy DishesDenmark

Compassionate & Passionate Cuisine Portugal

Vegan 404 (filet not found)UK

OMGosh I’m Vegan USA

Canned Time USA

Luminous Vegans USA

Oh My Potluck! Canada

A,B,C, Vegan USA

VegCharlotteUSA

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes USA

Earth-friendly Sara USA

Desserts

Fried Dandelions USA

The Little Red JournalUSA

VegetarianVenturesUSA

Bite Me (I’m Vegan) USA

Fridge ScrapingsAustralia

Bacon Is NOT An Herb USA

Gormandize with A-Dizzle & K-Bobo Australia

In Fine Balance Canada

Vegan Sparkles Australia

The Science of FoodCanada

The Sweet Life USA

Turning Veganese USA

SweetVeg USA

The Joyful PantryUSA

Veganville USA

Vegan Fling USA

Anne Sture Tucker – Balanced LivingCanada

An Unrefined Vegan USA

Too Cheap for Pine NutsUSA

Veggie V’s Vegan AdventureUSA

It Must Suck Being VeganCanada

Cupcakes and Showtunes USA

A Tablespoon of Liz USA

Gazing In USA

Blissful Britt USA

The Healthy FlavorUSA

Mama et de Bebe Hawk USA

Thank you!

16 May

Thank you everyone for being so kind about VBU hosting Annie’s Virtual Vegan Potluck. I loved helping and I am already looking forward to next year!

What a fantastic gathering of clever people! So many great ideas, so many wonderful new ways of looking at everyday ingredients. Love the colour, spices, and over all creativity that people have. This is exactly why I created VBU, to have a vegan community and for vegan bloggers to be proud of their creations and have a central meeting spot to be inspired.

Thank you Annie for bringing people together with your wonderful idea.

I have left several comments on people’s blogs asking if they’d like to contribute a post. I’m sorry to the ones who are not vegan blogs, I hate to be a nay sayer, but I do have to stay true to my mandate of vegan bloggers; I’m sure you can understand.

For those who would like to contribute, please click on the top right corner where it says, “How to Submit HTML…” and drop me a line. I do require the following:
– HTML of post
– Blog name/URL
– Short bio
– Facebook/Twitter/etc links you want in the article

The article can be about anything, it doesn’t have to be about food, it doesn’t have to be recent; the only mandate is that you’re vegan and a blogger.

Thank you so very much for all the kind words, it is greatly appreciated and I can’t wait to see your posts!

Virtual Vegan Potluck!

11 May

When Annie of An Unrefined Vegan emailed me asking what I thought of her idea to make a Virtual Vegan Potluck I was excited. What a smart idea. It’s a great way to get people together and literally go through a whole meal starting with appetizers, beverages, salads, breads, mains, sides, soups and desserts. Fantastic! For sure this will give people a great insight into a) what to make for dinner and b) the creativity that is involved in vegan food.

As the host site, I’m more than happy to be the jumping point for this fantastic idea.

How does it work? Annie has designed buttons for each blogger to use (or links) at the end of the post that indicate a direction. The reader starts here on VBU, then clicks the directional button to go forward onto the next site, which happens to be Air Eater in this instance. I swear it was a coincidence. Then the reader can navigate through the circle of bloggers and there you have it. A whole meal set out in various blogs.

Please join me tomorrow at 9:30am EST when I kick off the first (of what I hope is annual) Virtual Vegan Potluck! (I’m going to use the hashtag #VVP2012 when tweeting)

Guest Blogger: An Unrefined Vegan – Vegan Virtual Potluck

23 Apr

Ann from An Unrefined Vegan has a fantastic idea below. I hope everyone can participate!

Napkins, Dishes

This idea has been kicking around my head for the past couple of weeks now, born of a few comments between Shira (In Pursuit of More) and me – when I invited myself over to partake of one of her inspired dips and she graciously welcomed me to come on by.  Sadly, of course, that was not possible.  Though we share a continent, there were too many miles between us for me to have made it there in time for the main course, let alone the hors d’oeuvre.  But it got me thinking: wouldn’t it be nice to gather this warm community of eating, baking and cooking bloggers for a feast?  One day where we all come together to share favorite recipes as if we were really sitting down – plates balanced on knees, juggling glasses – to eat together?  A virtual vegan potluck.

Here’s what I’m thinking: participants would select a course out of the usual suspects (beverages, appetizers, salads, soup/stews, sides, main course, breads, desserts – any I’m forgetting?) and on the date selected, they would publish a post of their recipe with photos.  A “button” would guide readers to the preceding post and the following post.  A blog circle.  The circle would be set up so that it starts with the appetizers and moves through the courses.  Perhaps there would also be a “host” site that is not participating in the potluck, but just serves as a launching point for the event.  A bit of HTML here and there (provided by me and inserted by you into your post) would tie us all together.

What do you think?  Would you like to join me in a virtual vegan potluck?  I hope so!  Please let me know by emailing me at anunrefinedvegan@gmail.com – and tell me what course you’d like to contribute (no need to include the exact dish).  Check out my page Vegan Virtual Potluck for more details and for info and developments – and by all means, spread the word and invite other food bloggers!

Let’s say the deadline for committing to the potluck is April 30, with the potluck itself being held on May 12.  I’ll list the blog names on the Vegan Virtual Potluck page so that everyone knows who is ahead and who is behind them on the list.  I’ll post a couple of buttons to decorate your sidebars if you like and the HTML code will be available there as well.

There’s no limit on the number of bloggers participating and hey, if you aren’t an every day vegan, no worries.  Just prepare something animal-free for the potluck.  I’d love to have eaters and cooks of all kinds.

Hope to see you at the Potluck!