I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a year – it’s been so much fun! As much as I enjoy sharing recipes and writing posts about my plant-based journey what I love most about my blog is YOU! Yes, you, my readers and all of the people I’ve connected with through Honk If You’re Vegan. You’re like my second family and I love you guys SO much!
A BIG thank you to all of you for reading and for your support. That’s the main thing I wanted to say, but I’m also going to share my favorite posts of the year. There’s a little something for everyone here. Enjoy!
But before I get to that, I want to mention that I’ll be on vacation next week so I won’t be blogging for a while. I’ll see you all in mid March when I get home.
Now here’s my Blogiversary roundup:
Let’s start with something fun – brownies! The most searched term on my blog is “healthy brownies”, so here’s a recipe for Super Fudgy Healthy Vegan Brownies.
Go Dairy Free!
I’m a BIG proponent of going dairy-free. It’s much healthier for you (and for cows too!). And it’s easier than you’d think. Here’s a few posts on why and how to wipe off that milk mustache.
My Favorite Post
Kidnapped – Julia’s Story is my all time favorite post. It’s got a plot twist that will shock you!
Quick and Easy Plant-Based Dinners
I don’t know about you, but I like to eat tasty, healthy vegan meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Here are some easy plant-based meals that are sure to satisfy.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Chili with Kale
Amazing Sugar-free Treats
Sugar is a no-no on the plant-strong diet I follow. This isn’t a life of denial as you might think because you can make AMAZING sweet goodies without sugar. Here are some of my faves:
I Can’t Believe it’s Healthy Hot Chocolate
Dairy-Free Orange Chocolate Pudding
Transitioning to a plant-strong diet is what got me to start a blog in the first place. If you don’t know what this diet is, check out What is a Plant-Strong Diet?. And if you’re still curious, then read Is a Plant-Strong Diet Too Extreme?
Health is wealth! Here are some posts to eat your way to vibrant health.
7 Simple Steps to Superior Health
60-Second Guide to a Plant-Based Diet
After transitioning to a plant-strong diet for my health, I discovered how badly the animals that we eat are treated on factory farms. This made me want to help animals to live better lives. Here are some posts about animal welfare (you might also want to read Kidnapped – Julia’s Story that I mention above).
Compassionate Farmer Gives Up Dairy Farm
What’s Wrong With Eating Eggs & Dairy?
I blog a lot, and once in a while I even blog about blogging. Here’s what I’ve got to say about that.
Help me improve my blog!
I’d love to hear from you what types of posts you’d like to see more of (or less of) on my blog. What do you like? Is there anything that I should just stop writing about? I really appreciate your input!
Brownie photo courtesy of Miss A, girl hates milk photo courtesy of marin / http://www.freedigitalphotos.net, young sad girl photo courtesy of kmacdonald, chili photo courtesy of A Nomad’s Dream, Cherry Garcia Shake photo courtesy of The Diva Dish. strong man photo courtesy of BrianHolm http://www.freedigitalphotos.net, farmer holding cow photo courtesy of Grow Your Own, Nevada!, photo of girl with apple courtesy of Constantly Healthy, critter with birthday hat courtesy of http://www.pinterest.com/pin/169940585913645222/ and blogging photo courtesy of blog.brainhost.com.
Congratulations, and have a great vacation!!!
Hey there Celeste. Happy anniversary girl. Wow, it’s been a year. So glad we’ve connected. And I share your appreciation for the great relationships established within the blogosphere. I appreciate you.
Many blessings and to another great blogging year. =)
Aww thanks Staci – the feeling is mutual girlfriend! 🙂
Happy Anniversary !! Congratulations !!
Thank you SO much – I really appreciate the thought! 🙂
Happy 1st Blog Birthday, Celeste! I really loved this post & love your cool vegan blog! In the last year, I made many tasty recipes all from your lovely blog. 😃 cheers to you & to many years to come. Xxx Hugs from Belgium. Xxx 😃
You are such a fab blogger buddie Sophie!! I’m SO glad we’ve connected. Your blog really rocks and you are an inspiring person. You always seem so happy and positive despite your pain issues. Thanks for being a wonderful friend! Celeste 🙂
🙂 You are welcome, my beloved friend! xxx
Happy Blogiversary, Celeste! Your blog has grown so much in just one year…You’ve got lots of followers and get loads of comments, so you must be doing something right! Keep up the great work! 🙂 I enjoy all of your posts, so I can’t think of any recommendations.
Hey Michelle! Thank you so much for your thoughtful words – I appreciate it. I’m really glad we’ve connected. I also love the natural products that you make and I really hope your business takes off big time. Celeste 🙂
Congratulations of your year’s worth of great and fantastic contributions to our health and well being! Smiles, Robin
Thank you Robin for all of your awesome comments, support and encouragement. You are one awesome blogger friend and I’m so glad we connected. Celeste 🙂
Happy 1 Year! Here’s to many more!
Thanks SO much Vanessa – I really appreciate it!! Celeste 🙂
Happy belated 1 year blog birthday dearest Celeste! 🙂 Love your awesome blog and its content, so keep writing and sharing more, girl! ^^ xoxo
Thanks Violet! All the work is worth it because of the great connections I’ve made with people like you!! Celeste 🙂
Awww, that’s so sweet of you and you’re right, well worth it for sure!! I’m so happy we are blogging friends now. ^^ Rock on!! 🙂
Congrats on your birthday! I’m such a wannabe vegan, I’m really looking forward to reading your posts 🙂
I’m looking forward to more of your posts too!! The plant-based diet my husband and I follow is a sugar-free diet, so your blog really intrigued me. I have to admit that I’m not perfect at the sugar-free thing, but I’m pretty good. I hope you give my I Can’t Believe it’s Healthy Hot Chocolate a try. I couldn’t live without that recipe!!! Have a lovely day! Celeste 🙂
Happy blogiversay! 🙂 May you write many, many more posts that we can enjoy! 🙂
Thanks SO much for your thoughtful words – I really appreciate it! Celeste 🙂
Belated Happy Blogiversary! Sorry I missed it. I hope you continue to do what you do here. You do it so well!! Cheers. ~ Shannon
Thanks Shannon – I always love your presence here on my little blog. Happy St. Patty’s Day chica! 🙂
I missed your blogiversary- belated congratulations! Hope you had a great vacation!
Thanks Jayne – I appreciate your well wishes chica!! Celeste 🙂
Happy blogiversary chica! You’re one of a kind! Luv ya 😀