Awards and many more thanks

Before the end of the year has finished I wanted to thank a few wonderful bloggers who gave me awards recently.  I can’t believe how many awards my blog has received from other bloggers, especially since I only started it at the end of September this year.

Writing about my experiences and getting feedback from others has really helped me stay on the healthy path. I have had a few slips, but for the most part have been able to be consistently eating a plant based diet. I have also got to discover more ingredients and cooking techniques and have been inspired by others to try them. Thanks to everyone else who follows this blog for your input!

The awards I recently received include:

Sandra from Quirky Books for Shine On Award.

Kz from The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic for Super Sweet Blogging Award.

Art and Kitchen for Blog of the Year 2012 Award.

Coop Poop for Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Teresa of Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen for Blog of the Year 2012 Award.

 

Shine On Award 

The Rules:shineon

1.) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

2.) Add the award logo to your blog.

3.) Share 7 things about yourself.

  1. I am completely visual. I don’t really remember what people say.
  2. I can’t whistle, but I can pop.
  3. I have been learning Italian for 3 years. Still not completely fluent though. One day…
  4. I live at home and I’m not ashamed. Its great!
  5. Sometimes I forget my age because I don’t want to believe I’m not 20 anymore.
  6. I don’t like white silver. It makes it really hard trying to pick out engagement rings.
  7. I am going to Melbourne on friday and I can’t wait! After 6 months of being overseas you would think I would be sick of traveling but I not.

4.) Nominate 5 – 10 or so bloggers you admire.

Art and Kitchen

a beautiful day

Uberdish

The Healthy Epicurean

The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic

Relaxing cooking

a better year to a better life

Offbeat Lounge

Coop Poop

Nourishing Chow

 

Super Sweet Blogging Award

The Rules:super-sweet-blogging-award21w6451

1. Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you.

2. Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.

3. Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen (13) blogs.

Super Sweet questions:

1. Cookies or Cake? Cake

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla

3. What is your favorite sweet treat? Any vegan chocolate macadamia brownies and vegan cheesecake.

4. When do you crave sweet things the most? at 9pm every night.

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Sugar Plum is what my boyfriend calls me. Coco Malu is my stripper name (pet + street) lol.

Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen:

Petit 4 Chocolatier

Kicking back the pebbles

Table of Colors

Liv Loves Life

Cooking up a Storm

Made of Stars

Miss Marzipan

Blissful Britt

Spontaneous Tomato

Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Blog of the Year 2012 Award

The Rules:Blog of the Year Award 5 star jpeg

1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;

3. Include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Nominees:

I am nominating everyone in my community. I won’t send you a message about it because there is heaps of you, but you all deserve a star!

 

Inspiring Blogger Award

The Rules:very-inspiring-blogger-award

1. Thank the blogger who nominated me.

2. Place the award on my site.

3. Share 7 random things about myself. – As Above^

4. Nominate 15 blogs. I will leave out this one as I have nominated for others. 

 

 

 

Blog of the year 2012 & One Lovely Blog Award

I want to thank Miss Marzipan & Vina’s Delicious Recipes for nominating me one of the Blogs of the Year for 2012, Chef Doru for nominating me for One Lovely Blog Award and Relaxing Cooking for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I grateful for these guys for believing in me, as well as everyone else who follows my blog.  Miss Marzipan has lovely recipes and diy project ideas. Vina’s Delicious Recipes has amazing Bengali recipes and much more. Chef Doru cooks a variety of restaurant quality dishes that will make your mouth water. Relaxing Cooking is an Italian based blog, which is also written in Spanish and English, with heaps of delicious Italian inspired dishes.

Blogs of the Year for 2012

For this award I had to select blogs that I also thought should receive this award. So hard to choose, with so many great blogs!

Nominees:

My Little Italian Kitchen

Modern girl nutrition

Keep Calm and Eat On

The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic

The Veggie Nook

Uberdish

Gotaste

Veghotpot

in pursuit of more

Avocados and Ales

Vedged Out

Spontaneous tomato

Made of Stars

Vinicooksveg

Chef Doru

Rabbit can cook

Dinner with Aura

The Gigglepea

Earthgiven kitchen

Relaxing Cooking

Eating whole

Food Paradise

Green bunnie

THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2012 AWARD NOMINATION  

Here are the ‘rules’ for this award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award –  http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

One Lovely Blog Award

1. Thank the person who nominated you. one-lovely-blog
2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award to your post.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees.
5. Include this set of rules.
6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

7 Things about Me

1. I come from a big italian family and have 21 first cousins

2. I use to like Ktimes so much that I went through a phase of eating them for breakfast, lunch and dinner

3. I can drive but I don’t have a license. Mergers make me nervous.

4. I like dessert wine.

5. I think tinsel smells

6. I don’t get why people like Kim Kardasians. She doesn’t seem very nice.

7. I love anything  flavored or scented of vanilla.

Nominees: 

Gotaste

Avocados and Ales

Uberdish

Vinicooksveg

Dinner with Aura

The Gigglepea

New Awards

Recently, I have been nominated by 6 more awards from Sugar and Spice BakingMiss MarzipanMade of Stars and The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic. I am so grateful to these three bloggers. They have all been big supporters of mine and I am big fans of theirs. Even though these aren’t vegan blogs they all inspire me to make healthy hearty foods and also tempt my sweet spot.

 blog has mouthwatering recipes and beautiful photos of his food. I became a instant follower  after seeing his blog. His recipes are healthy  with  influence European,  that can be appreciate by all.

Sugar and Spice Baking has lovely baking recipes for any sweet tooth. She makes a variety of traditional European sweets that use simple ingredients, but turn out looking really delicious.

Miss Marzipan blog has lots of great ideas for the kitchen and diy projects. I love her recipes, particularly her sweets, that’s not to say she doesn’t have some great savories recipes as well.

The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic blog has beautiful photos of Philippines, healthy traditional recipes and participates in creative writing and photo challenges.  It is all round inspirational and an interesting read.

REALITY Blog Award

Below are the rules for the REALITY blog award:

1. Answer the  5 questions

2. Nominate 8 other bloggers

Questions:

1. If you could change one thing, what would you change? Stop the dairy industry spreading lies about the cows milk being ‘healthy’, so that more people would understand its bad for their health, it is breast milk from a cow that is meant to nourishing a baby cow to grow, not to feed a humans; and that cows don’t need to be milked, they can only produce milk when they are pregnant.

2. If you could repeat an age, what would it be? 21 young enough to not be serious, but old enough that people take me seriously

3. What one thing really scares you? Heights, no matter how many times I try to over come this it doesn’t seem to go away.

4. What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it? I want to teach english overseas. I’m not sure how I can do this at this point in my life. Perhaps when I’m older and my future kids don’t need me so much.

5. If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?

Nominations:

Lafemmeroar

Uberdish

The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic

Vina’s delicious recipes

Travel Culture Food

Cook to love

Modern girl nutrition

Veg Hot Pot

Beautiful Blogger Award

Here come the rules for this award:

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post

2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

3. Tell 7 things about yourself

4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award and comment on their blogs to let them know

Nominees:

The bear and the blackberry

Miss Marzipan

Not all who wander are lost

Jennovafoodblog

Nourishing Chow

Eat breathe yogini

Playful and Hungry

Liebster Award

1. Add the award icon to your blog! 

2. Link to your nominator to say thank you

3. Each blogger should post 11 facts about themselves.

4. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you (in this case I have 2 sets), and create 11 questions for your nominations to answer.

5. Choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers, go to their blog and tell them about the award.

11 Facts about myself:

1. I still live at home

2. My father owns a fresh gluten free pasta business

3. My mother, brother and father are all chefs

4. I am the kitchen nazi, I can’t stand a dirty kitchen

5. I love drawing and I good, but out of practice

6. I still can’t tell my left and right, lucky I have freckle on my left hand

7. I still don’t drive, but I will one day

8. I have one more semester at uni, which is scary to know the end is near

9. I am a bit freaked out about 21/12

10. I always thought I would move city or country, but now that doesn’t seem possible

11. I use to play wow 😮 I was one of the best healing priests on my server lol

Questions from Miss Marzipan:

  1. Colour or monochrome? colour
  2. Winter or summer? winter
  3. Ready-made or homemade? home-made
  4. Chocolate or vanilla? vanilla
  5. Glass half empty or half full? half-full
  6. Work or play? play
  7. Casual or formal? formal
  8. Ski lodge or tropical island? tropical island
  9. Breakfast or dinner? dinner
  10. TV or film? TV
  11. City or country? city

Questions to my nominees: 

  1. Cookies or Cake?
  2. Dogs or Cats
  3. Latte or Frappe?
  4. Beach holiday or Sight seeing holiday?
  5. Fiction or True story?
  6. Fantasy film or Action movie?
  7. Chicken, Fish or Tofu?
  8. Ipad or Laptop?
  9. Cooking or Cleaning?
  10. Playing sport or Watching sport?
  11. Roasted potato or Fries?

Nominees:

Keep Calm and Eat On

Arohanui

The Trim Body

Earthgiven Kitchen

Kicking Back the Pebbles

More then Greens

Made of Stars

The Healthy Epicurean

Rabbit Can Cook

gotaste

Avocado and Ales

What’s on my plate today

The Sunshine Award

If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you. You must answer some questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

3 fast facts about me:

1) I don’t move when I sleep, my chest barely moves.
2) I spent the first 20 years of my life hating cheese, milk, icing and cream. Then when I discovered them I had to give them up for health reasons.
3) I can’t watch tv without my computer or reading something else at the same time.

Nominees:

Art and Kitchen

Relaxing Cooking

Vini Cooks Veg

The Misfit Baker

Triathlon obsession

Sugar and spice baking

Blissful Britt

fingertips

Inspiring Blog Award

1. Display the award image on your blog (the one I have above)
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and link to their sites.
5. Notify the bloggers that they have been nominated and link to the post.

7 Things about Me:

1. I am still scared of the dark.
2. I hate that every year people give me chocolates for christmas, even though they know I have a milk allergy.
3. I would never travel to the moon, I am too scared I wouldn’t come back.
4. I am a moody, sensitive cancerian.
5. I don’t understand why sports news exists, its not news!
6. I use to have an imaginary friend called Rebella… never knew why I called her that.
7. My voice is so high, that most people think I am a kid on the phone.

Nominees:

Manningtree Archives

The Veggie Nook

My little italian kitchen

love licks pensiveness

Small Potatoes

Turning Veganese

Cant stay out of the kitchen

From Motherhood to Enlightenment

Peri’s spice ladle

Emmy Cooks

Liv Lives Life

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Below are the rules for the Very Inspiring Blog Award so please follow carefully:

1.  Display the award logo on your blog.
2.  Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.  State 7 things about yourself.
4.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5.  Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

 

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I won another award! Love to Cook nominated me for Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am very happy that so many people are enjoying my blog. I never thought it would receive so many followers. If you haven’t seen Love to Cook, check her it out. She has heaps of healthy and delicious recipes that are very unique.

Below are the rules for the Very Inspiring Blog Award so please follow carefully:

1.  Display the award logo on your blog.
2.  Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.  State 7 things about yourself.
4.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5.  Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Below are the 7 things about me.

1. I am still studying business/arts degree in marketing, italian language & cultural history (but hope to only use history degree)

2. I spent 4 months living in Italy this year and traveled for two months around Europe

3. I love reading and watching just about anything supernatural

4. I was a ballerina for most of my life

5. I can’t whistle, but I can pop

6. I have learned the violin, clarinet, trombone, guitar and piano (only one I can still play)

7. I have pyroluria

My 15 nominations:

Veghotpot

Sethsnap

Vedged Out

Emmy Cooks

From Motherhood to Enlightenment

Vini Cooks Veg

The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic

The Trim Body

Miss Marzipan

Eating Whole

What’s on my plate today

lucysfriendlyfoods

Karma free cooking

The Misfit Baker

Sugar and Spice Baking

Beautiful Blogger Award

I’m so wrapped, I’ve been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by kz from The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic. Her blog gives a positive take on life, with witty commentary, beautiful photos of the Philippines and even some tips on what to eat if you visit there.  I nominated a few other bloggers, who also have beautiful blogs and are great reads.

Beautiful Blogger Award Rules:

The idea behind the Beautiful Blogger Award is to recognize some of the bloggers we follow for their hard work and inspiration.

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

7 Things About Myself

1.  My two great loves are my dogs Albie and Bella. Albie is a one year old white german shepherd. I got him when I was really chuckly, so you can imagine how much of a baby he has become. Bella is my 6 year old maltese x shih tzu. I adopted her from my brother (who abondoned her) when I got Albie and they have become best friends. They have really changed my life.

2. I am nearly finished my Business/Arts Degree, majoring in Marketing, Italian and Cultural History. Why so many majors? I worked in sales and thought I could market products better then our bosses, I wanted to get back to my roots and learn my language and history because I love anything historical. Although I was first fell in love with Ancient history in high school, I have learned to appreciate Australian history and learn the real history, behind the myths and legends in which our country has been built on.

3. I come from a family of chefs. My mum, dad and brother are all chefs and specialize in Italian food. Did I learn from them? No, they always worked, but I been influenced by them and have tried to find my own way with cooking. I prefer to make health, traditional recipes, than the normal crowd pleasers.

4. Both sides of my family originate from Calabria in Italy. They all speak their language, except for my of my generation, which is a shame. But we all try to keep our culture through family and food.

5. My boyfriend is serbian. He speaks his language with his family and I one day hope to learn serbian as well. He can’t cook to save himself, but he’s a great dishwasher. He has 3 gorgeous nieces and nephew. I call them the mini Marcos, because they all look like they are his kids. I love spending time with them and listening to the cute things they say.

6. My favourite movie is Down with Love. It’s just beautiful.

7. My guilty pleasure is hot chips.

The Beautiful Bloggers:

 Uberdish

Peris spice ladle

Kicking back the pebbles

Travel Culture Food

Rabbit can cook

Made of Stars

Gotaste

Sunshine Award…got nominated again!

Whatsonmyplateblog nominate me for Sunshine Award. I’m really pleased another blogger found my blog interesting enough to nominate. Whatsonmyplateblog has a amazing blog about Indian food. I really recommend you check her out and be inspired by her home cooking.

Since I already nominated 10 blogs, here’s the link to previous post. I’m so happy I can nominate a few more blogs that I love and inspire me.

Rules:

If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you. You must answer some questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

Here are the questions:

1. Who is your favorite philosopher? Leonardo Da Vinci

2.What is your favorite number? 2

3. What is your favorite animal? Flamingo because they are so pretty and dogs because they have so much love to give

4. What are your Facebook and Twitter? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-Blissful/111209375701136?ref=hlhttps://twitter.com/vggreco

5. What is your favorite time of day? 10am (early enough to have the whole day ahead of me and late enough to of slept in)

7. What is your favorite physical activity? walking my two beautiful dogs and occasionally some pilates

8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? vanilla soy latte, lychee juice and coconut water (from the cocount)

9. What is your favorite flower? tulips

10. What is your passion? Cooking, eating and researching history

My Nominees:

Cant stay out of the kitchen

Gazing In

Awesome Vegan Blog

Turning Veganese

Lafemmeroar

Love Licks Pensiveness

eatbreatheyogini

Small Potatoes

My Little Italian Kitchen

Avocado & Ales

The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award

Rabbit can cook nominated me for the Sunshine Award. I’m am so happy that people have taken an interest in my blog, even though its still very new, and that someone thought it was special enough to nominate. Thanks again Rabbit!

Rules:

If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you. You must answer some questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

Here are the questions:

1. Who is your favorite philosopher? Leonardo Da Vinci

2. What is your favorite number? 2

3. What is your favorite animal? Flamingo

4. What are your Facebook and Twitter? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-Blissful/111209375701136?ref=hlhttps://twitter.com/vggreco

5. What is your favorite time of day? 10am (early enough to have the whole day ahead of me and late enough to of slept in)

7. What is your favorite physical activity? walking my dogs

8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? vanilla soy latte

9. What is your favorite flower? tulips

10. What is your passion? Making, creating and finding healthy and delicious vegan foods and studying history

My Nominees:

Asian Vegan Eats

Made of Stars

Playful and Hungry

cook to love

Nourishing Chow

Food Paradise

Keep Calm and Eat On

moderngirlnutrition

From Motherhood to Enlightenment

Earthgiven Kitchen