Toasted coconut and mango muffins

It’s the very last day of VeganMoFo today and it’ll also be my 20th MoFo post. I’ve been out a few times this week and eaten a few old favourites which I’ve already blogged about, so nothing of interest there.

So out of desperation for something to write about – I made muffins! These are tester muffins for Isa’s brunch book and I’d made them before as testers and really liked them. I very rarely bake – it’s too precise for me and goes against my usual “pinch of this, pinch of that” attitude! I also don’t really like sweet food much and I’d always far rather fill up on main courses than eat muffins in between meals. But I’ll get an occasional urge for something nice to eat with a cup of tea and today was that day.

The really nice thing about this recipe is that it uses dried mango so you can have a lovely sunshine muffin flavour even on the last day of October when it’s dark and cold.

I’ve really enjoyed doing MoFo this year but the hardest part about it has been keeping up with all the wonderful posts on all the other blogs out there. There are so many creative, intelligent vegan bloggers out there and my google reader has been bulging at the seams with brilliant ideas, gorgeous photographs and delicious looking recipes. So even though I’ll be back to my usual rate of blogging from now, I’ll be busy catching up with all the great recipes I’ve missed!!

VeganMoFo: Lentil daal burger

This is another test recipe for Joni‘s burger book. I haven’t blogged about all of them but I reckon this is my 30th test burger! Burgers are usually Friday night favourite but we had a shuffle around this week and had the burgers on Sunday. I always have an urge to serve burgers on a bun but it’s not always necessary, and some burgers, like these, would go very well with something like rice or vegetables instead.

I made a very simple spinach and potato dish to go with them which was just onions, mustard seeds, cumin, chilli flakes, boiled potato, spinach and lemon juice all cooked together.

These made a lovely meal and the good thing about most of the burgers is that they freeze very well. I have quite a few assorted burgers in my freezer and now have 4 lentil daal burgers to join them!