Hi there! I just spent the early morning re-reading all of the amazing comments you left on Monday’s blog post for the Booda Butter giveaway. I got such great feedback from all of you on the future of this blog, as well as really supportive and sweet comments. I wish I could respond to each them, but please know that I read them at least twice and several of the messages brought tears to my eyes because they were so kind. Alternatively, some of them were very witty and made me laugh out loud. So, thank you!!!
I think we reached the record number of entrants for this giveaway…115 in total. Wowsa! The random number generator selected comments #113 and #106, Rachael and Rachel S.
Rachael (comment #113):
“I love the positivity you spread. I love that you focus on healthy vegan food. Love love love. That is all.”
Rachel S. (comment #106):
I love your detailed “What I Ate Wednesdays” and I think that you do an excellent job of using enough pictures to supplement your meal descriptions and your recipes (the photo quality is also good).
I know that you’ve done this in the past, but I don’t know if you’ve done it lately: I’d like to see an example “day in the life of” about how you manage your time specifically during an average day–especially now that your energy levels are coming back up. I’m curious about when and how much time you exercise, sleep, spend on maintaining your blog, etc.
Thanks and best wishes!”
I hope you’re not too disappointed if you didn’t win, but I am going to do one more giveaway this week, so read onto the end of this post to find out more (if you entered the one on Monday, you’ll automatically be entered to win the next one).
All of the information that all of you gave me was so helpful! I ended up making a little chart with a tally of what everyone likes, as well as suggestions for changes:
The top six things you seem to like the most about this blog are: the recipes, my honest attitude, inspiration for healthy living, adventures from my life, pictures and information about healthy living.
I should also note that two people voted for my hair. Thank you for that.
Photo Food Journal:
Since today is Wednesday, I’m sharing pictures of all of the food I ate yesterday.
Yesterday morning’s breakfast was a green smoothie with broccoli sprouts:
I’ve been trying to cut back on the amount of pineapple chunks in my smoothies, and that seems to help reduce my sugar cravings. Here was my serving amongst the various fruit bowls on my countertop:
After that chilly meal, I had a mug of Dandy Blend with some soy milk to warm up:
Lunch was a salad with a peanut butter dressing made using these ingredients:
I pretty much just whisked together the vinegars, soy milk and peanut butter until I had a dressing-like consistency. My salad had romaine, broccoli slaw, garbanzo beans, peanuts, beets and scallions:
Dessert included a Fuji apple from the fruit bowl:
and some cookies:
Dinner wasn’t too exciting, I just heated up some leftover cooked vegetables and topped it with guacamole:
I had some blueberries for dessert:
It was a good food day, I felt hungry before my meals and satisfied at the end.
Chia Seed Giveaway!
Before I go, I am doing another giveaway to celebrate 2,000 likes on my Facebook page. This one comes from Don who manages the awesome website, Chia Seeds Direct. Chia seeds are such a healthy addition to a plant-based diet (see a list of all my posts with recipes using chia seeds here) and Don offers both white and black chia and organic chia seeds. He also maintains a Facebook page here with all kinds of links and information.
The giveaway is for two readers who will each win a 2-lb. bag of chia seeds. If you left a comment on Monday’s post, then you’ll be entered to win. If you didn’t leave a comment there, you can still do so. I’ll randomly select two winners this Friday, February 15th. U.S. residents only.
Thank you, good luck and see you Friday.