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


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…


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. 




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


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?




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


The bear and the blackberry

Miss Marzipan

Not all who wander are lost


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?


Keep Calm and Eat On


The Trim Body

Earthgiven Kitchen

Kicking Back the Pebbles

More then Greens

Made of Stars

The Healthy Epicurean

Rabbit Can Cook


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.


Art and Kitchen

Relaxing Cooking

Vini Cooks Veg

The Misfit Baker

Triathlon obsession

Sugar and spice baking

Blissful Britt


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.


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:



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


Karma free cooking

The Misfit Baker

Sugar and Spice Baking