#FoodYearLinkup – February 2016

Now of all the months of the year, I think February is my favourite. For starters it’s got my birthday in (the 22nd in case you want to tweet me a quick “happy birthday” 😉 , but from a foodie perspective I really think it’s got some of the best days – Chinese New Year, Pancake Day and Valentines day – there’s so many recipes I want to create to share with you all for these days but sadly I don’t think I’ll have time for them all!

As always I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone else’s creations too.

Food Year Linkup February 2016

My pick from January

Veganuary and Breakfast Week definitely seemed to be inspiring everybody in January with plenty of ideas shared for both. I’ve particularly enjoyed reading the huge variety of vegan recipes, I’ve always looked at vegan food as quite limited and unvaried, but I really was wrong. I think it’s subconsciously rubbing off on my as I’ve found myself creating quite a few vegan meals over the course of the month. Here’s a few of the recipes from last month that I found really inspiring…

6 inspiring vegan recipes

From left to right, top to bottom

Kabocha Squash Stuffed with Black Quinoa from Corina at Searching for Spice

Mini Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Cakes from Kate the Gluten Free Alchemist

Sweet Potato Chilli with Brown Rice and Avocado Salad from Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie

Vegan Chocolate Orange Macarons from Angela at Only Crumbs Remain

Curry Laksa from Persephone at Persephone H

Wholewheat Vegan Cheese Scones from Midge at The Peachicks Bakery

A real showcase of the variety of food you can eat on a vegan diet and a reminder than is doesn’t have to be super healthy all of the time (I mean look at those chocolate cakes and macarons).

So what’s the theme this month?

As always, I’d love you to come and link up any foodie posts relating to the events in the Food Blogger’s Calendar for February. After a few quiet months for events, there’s loads of really inspiring events in February so I hope your creative juices are flowing.

5 February – World Nutella Day

7 February – British Yorkshire Pudding Day

8 February – Chinese New Year

8-14 February – Bramley Apple Week

9 February – Shrove Tuesday

14 February – Valentine’s Day

29 February – 6 March – National Salt Awareness Week

29 February – 13 March – Fairtrade Fortnight

If there’s an event missing from the calendar that you’d like to link up a post for, that’s absolutely fine, just make sure you let me know what the event is in the comments so I don’t get confused 🙂 .

To join in with the #FoodYearLinkup…

  1. Click the “add your link” button and add your link with a picture to entice everyone to come and have a look.
  2. To make my life easier I’d appreciate it if you could leave me a quick comment letting me know which event you’re linking up for (it helps me to tweet them at the right time).
  3. Join me in visiting the other linkers making sure you comment on at least one (I’m more than happy for you to link up several posts, but if you do you should go and comment on at least one other post for each one you link).

I’d also love it if you’d add the #FoodYearLinkup badge to your post so your readers know where to come to find lots of other fun foodie posts (you’ll find the code towards the bottom of this post).

Throughout the month I’ll be tweeting every entry and if you tweet me (@CharlottesLK) using the #FoodYearLinkup hashtag to let me know you’ve linked up I’ll make sure I include you in the tweet. I’ll also be pinning every entry on my dedicated #FoodYearLinkup board and may include my favourites in round up posts for a selection of events throughout the year. The tweets and round up posts may also include images from your post. If you’d rather they didn’t then just let me know in the comments.

So what are you waiting for? Link up up right here…

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Linkup Badge Code

To add the #FoodYearLinkup badge to your post, simply copy the code below into the text editor of your post (any problems, let me know and I’ll do my best to help).

Food Year Linkup Badge

Before I go…

I’ve been busy adding events into the calendar so make sure you take a look and see what’s new.



  1. This looks a good month! I’ve posted a couple – one for Yorkshire Pudding Day and one for Bramley week but will be adding lots more!

    Thank you.

  2. I linked my pancake day recipe! 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my kabocha squash recipe! I love the sound of Yorkshire pudding day and Nutella day. I’m not sure I’ll have time to make anything for them in time but I will certainly get inspired!

    • No problem, it sounded really delicious. I’m just putting the finishing touches to a Nutella recipe, fingers crossed I manage to perfect it in time!

  4. Thanks for featuring my vegan chilli! This month I’m linking up my Bramley Apple Breakfast Pancakes for Bramley Apple week AND Pancake Day (well, and Breakfast Week but that was last month!) Eb x

  5. Bonjour – love this idea for a link up. My chocolate croissant pudding with nutella/chocolate spread – just in time for #NutellaDay

  6. Thank you so much for including my Vegan Chocolate Orange Macarons in your round up Charlotte 🙂 I’m still on the chocolate front this month for Valentine’s day and have linked up a chocolate brownie with hidden bits! Totally agree that it’s a great month for food.
    Angela x

  7. Lovely round up of recipes Charlotte, the stuffed kabocha squash is on my to try list. Just linked up with my Pink Peppercorn Shortbread for Valentines. Thanks for hosting x

    • It’s on mine too, I just have to figure out where to get one from as I’ve not seen one in my usual shops!

  8. Oooh! Thank you for including my scones they were really yummy! I also love February between pancake day, chinese new year and Elodie’s birthday (she is 3 on the 19th) we have quite a lot of celebrations! Just going to add my apple pancakes too!


  9. I have added my Apple & Raisin pancake recipe and just realised that its Bramley Apple week too… not sure these would work with Bramley apples but its definitely worth a try!!

    They are dairy, egg, nut & soya free and can be adapted to be gluten free too so suitable for pretty much everyone!

  10. Hi Charlotte, just added my Parsnip Apple Berry Crumble.

  11. I’ve entered Strawberry Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream for Valentine’s Day.

  12. Just jammed in a really late Shrove Tuesday entry! No worries if it’s too late for a Tweet!

  13. Simple Almond Hearts for V-Day!! Thanks Charlotte 🙂

  14. So many foodie days in February! Thank you for hosting this lovely linky x

    • I know! It’s such a shame I don’t have time to blog for all of them. They need to move a few to July, there’s nothing going on then!

  15. Thank you so much for hosting! I’ve added my recipe for sweet potato cottage pie for National salt awareness week. It’s baby led weaning friendly which means it’s low in salt! x

    • Thanks Roisin, it sounds delicious. I especially like the idea of adding a bit of chilli to the mash for an extra kick. Thanks for joining, I hope to see you here agin soon x

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