25 Bloggers to Check Out! (and the Giveaway Winner)


An Unrefined Vegan’s
Chocolate-Coated Key Lime Coconut Cream Pie

On October 2nd, I wrote the post, Popcorn Activism, A Fun Way to Help Animals. The basis of Popcorn Activism is to use movies like, Vegucated, to promote awareness about veganism. To generate interest in this idea, I hosted a giveaway of a signed copy of the book, Meatonomics.

I want to thank everyone who helped me to spread the word about Popcorn Activism. In fact, I appreciate all of you so much, that you’re each getting a shout out below. First, however; let me announce the giveaway winner.

And the Winner is…

The winner of the Meatonomics giveaway is Wolf is My Soul!! Congratulations!! Please send me an email (celestedimilla@yahoo.com) with your mailing address so I can send you your prize.

25 Bloggers to Check Out!

Now I want to give a shout out to all the compassionate people who helped me to promote Popcorn Activism. They’re all bloggers with fabulous blogs that I hope you’ll check out.

1. Wolf is My Soul 

Wolf is My Soul is a wonderful, passionate animal welfare blog. There are so many great posts on this blog that it’s hard for me to pick one out to share. So go check out the blog for yourself!

2. Ohh So Fattening!

I know that a lot of vegan bloggers love to cook and enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. Not me! I only cook because it’s the best way for me to feed my family fresh, healthy vegan food. Thus one of the things I like about Janice’s Ohh So Fattening! blog, is that she’s into quick and easy vegan recipes. If you like easy cooking too, check out her Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe.

3. Our Compass

Stacey from Our Compass has a wonderful animal rights blog. If you haven’t already done so, you’ve got to check out her Vegan Guides (they’re downloadable and free!). I’d also like to thank Karen, the lovely poet from Our Compass.

4. Veggies, Yarns & Tails

Geraldine Hartman, from Veggies, Yarns & Tails is a vegetarian and cook instructor, what’s more, she’s written two cookbooks. Her latest is The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker.

5. Silk and Spice

Sophia from Silk and Spice has been such an inspiration to me. Despite the fact that she was barely able to cook five years ago, she now creates the most delicious vegan and vegetarian food you can imagine. And her food photography is lovely too!

6. The World of Jenny Pugh

I love the variety of posts on Jenny’s The World of Jenny Pugh. Her UK Number Ones post will have you singing songs you haven’t heard in ages.

7. Coconut and Berries

Emma from Coconut and Berries is another vegan foodie. I love her recipes because in addition to being vegan, most of them are really healthy. She tempted the other day with her Leek, Sun-dried Tomato and White Bean “Risotto”.

8. Dans Mon Bedon

I can’t thank Julie from Dans Mon Bedon enough for posting Vegucated on her blog. And this is just one of the many wonderful ways she’s advocating for animals. I love her fun collection of vegan comics.

9. Beautycalyptique

I’ve been fortunate to connect with beautycalyptique, a beautiful blogger who describes herself as a geek, gamer and book nerd (she certainly doesn’t look the part!). We’ve had some awesome exchanges on my blog, and I love her cruelty-free beauty, health and more blog.

10. Thoughts That Might Just Be Useful in the Future

When I think of business these days, the abuses of the meat and dairy industries come to mind. But business, itself, is not the problem since many businesses are compassionate. Stephen Cramer who writes the forward thinking business blog, Thoughts That Might Just Be Useful in the Future, is one business dude who gives me hope in corporate compassion.

11. Sunshine and Slaughter

Jean’s Sunshine and Slaughter is a wonderful vegan blog with a variety of illuminating posts covering the gamut of vegan interests from animal welfare to vegan health. Those of you curious about the now popular, Paleo Diet, check out Why Paleo Diets Belong in the Stone Age.

12. Sherlokian’s Blog

Sherlokian’s Blog is a blog about Sherlock Holmes, movies, books and nature. This blog also promotes animal rights issues.

13. Vegan Videos

Ruthful Hawes started a page called Vegan Videos. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to locate this page.

14. Peace 4 Animals

The wonderful blog, Peace 4 Animals, stands up for animal rights. I love they’re saying, “Activism is what we do, when animals are no longer suffering, then we will relax (and have a beer).”

15. Poppy’s Patisserie

Poppy from Poppy’s Patisserie is not only an amazing vegan chef (just check out her Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Blackberry Syrup), but she is also one of the most compassionate people I know. She is passionate about helping animals as well as street children. Poppy was so supportive of my activism idea, that she wrote her own Popcorn Activism post that featured her lovely chickens.

16. ESGEE Musings

Shakti from ESGEE Musings helped me to realize that if I wanted to promote the movie, Vegucated, I needed to tell people how they could watch it. Thank you Shakti!

17. Chilean Adventures

Gabrielle is a native Vermonter currently living in Chile. She writes the fun blog, Chilean Adventures. I love her post, Pueblitos Los Dominicos: Artisans at Work.

18. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate…Ivonne’s Journey

Ivonne from Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate…Ivonne’s Journey is one of my good blogger buddies. Together we came up with the idea of Veganween – vegans promoting veganism on Halloween in various ways.

19. Strawberry Lentils

Strawberry Lentils is a fab vegetarian food blog that features traditional Indian, fusion recipes influenced by various cuisines. Lots of yummmmmmiess on this blog like Adukku Pathiri with Veggie Filling.

20. An Unrefined Vegan

Annie from An Unrefined Vegan has been a great support for me and my blog. She’s been very encouraging and I really appreciate her! I also love her blog! She posts wonderful vegan recipes with amazing photos. You’ve got to check out her Chocolate Coated Key Lime Coconut Cream Pie!

21. Tasty Treats

Tasty Treats is a dessert blog written for a school project. It’s an amazing and well done blog. It’s not vegan, but I’m not one to judge!

22. Vegan Activist

Vegan Activist is lovely blog that stands for the autonomy and dignity of all beings, and the integrity of the ecology which sustains us all. The author, J, is currently focusing more on making art and growing organic vegan food than on blogging, but sometimes still writes a post here and there. Check out J’s art here.

23. Veganmayniac

Veganmayniac is a vegan blog that also delves into music, roller derby and films. If you’re into roller derby, check out The Underdog is Victorious.

24. The Art of Life

Paula writes a fun, inspirational blog, The Art of Life.

25. Meatonomics

If you care about your waistline, health, animals, people and/or the environment you really should check out Meatonomics. David shares lots of well researched info that the government and big meat and dairy industries don’t want us to know.


About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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50 Responses to 25 Bloggers to Check Out! (and the Giveaway Winner)

  1. Thanks Celeste for the honour of being mentioned on your blog! Every time I read your blog posts I get inspired, so much so that I’m starting to quietly “honk”! Cheers, Steve

  2. Thanks so much for the lovely words about my blog Celeste. You’ve introduced me to lots of wonderful bloggers here as well!
    Thank you for being such a wonderful animal advocate too 🙂

  3. I’m only familiar with one of the blogs you listed above — sounds like I’ve got a lot of new blogs to check out! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you so much Celeste for including strawberryLentils. Thanks for the encouragement and support you’ve offered since day one. You are a rockstar 🙂

  5. Stacey says:

    Thank you for the shout-out, Celeste, you totally rock! 🙂

  6. Another great collection Celeste.

  7. gabrielle157 says:

    Thanks so much for mentioning my blog! I really appreciate it… but I appreciated more learning about Vegucated! My partner and I watched it the day after I read your post, and he agreed to start cutting back on animal products–I can’t even say how excited I am! We’ve started to make a plan. So now you know you have influenced somebody to make positive choices on another continent.

    Now to check out these other blogs…

    • I’m so excited to hear that Gabrielle!!! That’s wonderful! Thank you for watching the movie and sharing how it went. You’ve given me inspiration to continue promoting popcorn activism. You rock chica! Celeste 🙂

  8. Thanks so much for including Sunshine and Slaughter in your list! That is so sweet of you. I’m off to read the other blogs now!

  9. beautycalyptique says:

    Celeste, you’re so kind! And the blogs are so cool – I’ve just “met” Jean of Sunshine and Slaughter. it’s a wonderful wwworld!

    /// Now please don’t think that I’m bluntly “returning favors” or something, but… you’ll see yourself featured in one of my upcoming posts – it’s been prescheduled for tomorrow since Monday 😉 so much love around 😀

    • That’s wonderful that you met Jean! Did you know that I met her too? When my husband and I were in Seattle, we met her at Plum Bistro (that place is soooo good!). Jean’s really great!

      And I’m tickled that you’re featuring me in an upcoming post – thanks so much!!! Certainly a lot of love around and that’s a beautiful thing!!

      Celeste 🙂

  10. Congrats to Wolf is My Soul (great blog name, btw)!!

    Girl, I got your blogging back 😉 – thanks for including me in this list of awesome blogs!

    • If you were ever wondering just how much I love your food photography – just remember that I featured one of your photos on this post!! I’ve been wanting to make your version of Key Lime Pie forever. I just haven’t gotten to it yet. Thanks for all your support – I appreciate it! Celeste 🙂

      • I noticed 😛 and I’m very flattered. I was pretty happy w/ that photo at the time. It was one of the first that I thought was “good.” It was really the pie that was good!! The camera loved it, hehe.

  11. Thank you so much for mentioning me Celeste! That’s very kind of you! Congrats to Wolf is My Soul! How cool!

  12. Poppy says:

    Oh Celeste, you always make me feel all warm and fuzzy with your wonderful, kind words. I so appreciate that you have taken the time to shout out to all these bloggers and write a personal piece on each.

    Thank you.

    I will have to sit down with a cuppa over the weekend and check out all these new blog discoveries!

    Poppy 😀

  13. Julie says:

    Wow! Thank you for putting me on the list, I didn’t expect this when I read my email this morning! You made my day 😉

  14. Sophie33 says:

    These are all great & tasty blogs, Celeste! I am off now exploring a few new blogs to me! Thanks.

  15. Thanks a lot for mentioning my blog! I look forward to checking out these interesting bloggers from your list! 🙂

    Just a note, I know you certainly didn’t mean any offense, it’s just that since I’m transgender I’m in a bit of a quandary about pronoun usage (“she” “her” etc). I don’t really know what I’d like to be called but in the meantime if you could find a way to write about me without using gendered pronouns or by using plurals (“they” “their”) that would be awesome! 🙂

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, it was great to discover your blog and I’ll certainly be checking back to find out what you’re up to! I appreciate your cheerful and positive outlook. Honk! Honk!

    • Hi J! Thank you for your comment and support! And I’d be happy to write about you without using gendered pronouns. Thank you for sharing your preference with me! I’ll do that right now. Celeste 🙂

  16. Anna says:

    What a nice collection, thanks so much.

  17. jennypugh says:

    Thank you so much for including me in your list Celeste!!! It’s such an honour, and it was my pleasure to support such a worthy cause. I’m looking forward to following new people mentioned in your list. I love your blog and your posts, they’re always so interesting. I hope you have a lovely weekend! 😀 xx

  18. sophiazerg says:

    You’re awesome, Celeste! Thanks for the shout out. I will now sit and relax and peruse all these amazing blogs. Wild Friday night over here! 😉

  19. Vicky says:

    Hi Celeste! This list is awesome since I’m looking to find more blogs to read. I’m vegetarian but eat mainly vegan so I’m always searching for new recipes to try.

    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

  20. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I’m definitely going to check out Meatonomics – that’s very interesting.

    Great post, full of joy 🙂

    • Thank you for stopping by my little blog Noeleen – I really appreciate it! I hope you do check out Meatonomics, it’s one of those books that I think everyone should read. I also just checked out your site and read about you. You are one inspirational chica! Your story is amazing, thank you for sharing it! Here’s the link if anyone reading is interested: http://wordsfallfrommyeyes.wordpress.com/about/
      Celeste 🙂

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

        Celeste, how generous & kind of you! Thank you 🙂

        Meatonomics definitely seems a worthwhile read, though presently I have two books I am taking forever to get through. I will see though, as I do need more education in that regard.

    • I get it!! So many books, so little time 🙂

  21. Adam Hughes says:

    Thank you so much Celeste for the mention 🙂 I am going to have to do a Mention post too i think, And I will definitely Feature your Fabulous blog 🙂

    • My pleasure Adam!! There are so many wonderful bloggers, like you, that are working hard on behalf of animals and such, and I want to do whatever I can to promote them. None of us can make much of a difference on our own, but together we can change the world!! Have a lovely week! Celeste 🙂

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