Vegan Anniversary & Giveaway!

Today is my one year vegan anniversary!!

One year ago today I began my journey with veganism. It has been an amazing year filled with fun foodie adventures, kitchen mishaps and many amazing meals. Thinking back I can still remember the last piece of meat I ever ate. I was prom dress shopping with my best friend and we stopped for lunch at Wendy’s, I got a chicken wrap and then I went home and threw up. Since I have gone vegan my life has been filled with excitement! 🙂

I’ve tried so many new things…

hello delicious

Got a brand spankin new job at the best vegan restaurant and shoppe on the planet…

Explored my love for food and cooking…

Lovin the chickies pate

And most importantly I discovered myself as a person. Going vegan completely changed my life. I became more confidant, outspoken and passionate. I’ve gained so much knowledge, and I am the healthiest that I have ever been. I have realized my true passions and finally figured out what I want to get out of my life. The people who I have spoken with, and the new friends I have made are amazing. I am so grateful that this path chose me!

Oh yea and im hosting my first ever giveaway – how bout them apples?! 😉

I’m giving away a bunch of my favorite goodies including…

and the winner will also receive a batch of my “Take Me on a Date Cookies!”

There are three ways to enter…

  1. Leave a comment below telling me what you like about my blog, and what you would like to see more of.
  2. If you have a blog mention this giveaway and link back. Post here letting me know you did so. Or if you don’t have a blog comment again telling me your favorite color.
  3. Tweet or share this giveaway on Facebook. Comment below with the link and letting me know you did so.

Leave a separate comment for each entry. The giveaway will end Sunday February 21 and I will announce the winner on Tuesday the 23.

I really enjoyed hearing your craziest snow day rituals on my last post, there were so many that I had never heard of! Too bad none of them worked. I think the only thing that is going to cure my case of senioritis is a little thing called graduation – which is June 6th! I’m also really excited for this ab challenge and I’m glad you are all too! I’m working on the details now but ill be getting it out ASAP.

Thats all for me tonight, im off to watch a little LOST and to eat some goodies for fat tuesday. Happy mardi gras to you!

Michal ♥

Question of the day – How are you celebrating mardi gras? Have any fun mardi gras experiences you want to share? 😉

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143 comments

  1. I recently made some changes in my life, not quite vegan yet. Pescatarian so far. But I just began my love affair with the Larabar! The cherry & apple pie are my favs so far. It makes eating raw seem so easy! As well as an infatuation with Almond Milk, the chocolate is especially delicious!

  2. Haha! So I didn’t get the amazing experience of sharing my snow day ritual so I will here… I do my epic snow dance! I twirl in a spot and sing “let it snow” using my jazz fingers like snow as I twirl, I look completely goofy but it WORKS!!!!
    Congratulations on your anniversary for going vegan! That must be truly EXCITING! so CONGRATS! WOOT!
    I’ll definitely be celebrating mardi gras with the Ellen show lol! 😀

  3. Ohmygoshness. Your giveaway looks awesome! I realize I just commented on your last post and that this is what happens when I put off blog reading but here I am again.

    Anyways, I’ll say it again – Happy Vegan Anniversary! That’s definitely something to be proud of as it’s quite different then what we’re brought up knowing.

    What do I like about your blog? Everything. You’re funny and interesting so that makes it worth reading. Plus I love seeing your delicious food pictures and creations.

    PS. I just updated my blog with a shoutout to your giveaway. 😉

  4. taleoftwovegans · · Reply

    Congrats on your first vegan-versary! I just celebrated mine this past fall, and it was so exciting! I love how your enthusiasm for things – zumba, your job, etc – just shines right through on the blog! It makes it so fun to read! 🙂 -Eve

  5. Congrats Michal on your 1 yr anniversary!!!! That’s sooooooo awesome! That’s just an amazing thing for you and I couldnt be more thrilled for you.

    Enter me: What i love about your blog…gorgeous food photos! What I want to see more of: the same! And pics of YOU!!!!

  6. p.s. cant find your Twitter name so i just tweeted it…sorry girl if you need it @ you, holla back with your twitter username 🙂

  7. aww, i’m so excited for you! congrats on your first vegan-versary (i can tell it’s been a very good veg-filled year!) it was really nice to hear how going vegan has impacted you. i truely believe that it’s a way of life.
    anywho, i love your blog and everything about it. i think i most enjoy your cute stories and when you share pictures (especially from your work. let me just say, i’m totally jealous.)
    thanks for such a great giveaway! honestly, i think i’m most excited about this one (maybe even more than a vitamix one) because i can tell the gifts come from your heart.
    have a lovely day!
    xox

  8. Michal, I am so proud of you for sticking to veganism. Isn’t is great? I feel the same reviving effects that you do! Okay, so I REALLY want to win your giveaway (obviously!). So, hmm, something you should do on your blog? Well, I love what you do! Maybe some more recipes (when you have time, of course). I love your recipes! I want to set up a giveaway soon, but things have been hectic!

    I will post your giveaway on my next blog post. I will let you know when that happens (should be within the next 2 days!). Peace and love, sista! 🙂

  9. I just found your blog but I’m definitely bookmarking it because I think it’s great you’ve found veganism at such a young age. I’d love to see a recipe page if you have any recipes; I can’t find one

  10. Happy anniversary!!! So glad to have found your blog, girl!

  11. Congrats on your 1 year! Looks like you’ve found some pretty yummy foods.

    I love your bright photos and your positivity!

  12. Congrats on the veganiversary! I love reading about your yummy vegan meals and snacks. 🙂

  13. Congratulations!

    Yes PLEASE enter me! I love your honesty, humor, gorgeous photos and kick-a new layout!

  14. Posted on my blog, will publish tomorrow 🙂

  15. i love everything!! being vegan it helps me to see what everyone else does too!!!

  16. yayyyyyyy! congrats on your anni! and hurray for a giveaway!!!

    i love that your blog has everything- your personality and great food!! plus I’ve gotten so many neat meal ideas from it!!

    thanks for having such a neat giveaway!!

  17. First of all, happy 1 year vegan anniversary!!! Veganism is a really fun, wise choice to make for youself, the environment, and the animals 🙂 Keep it up and keep being you! (because seriously, you inspire me A LOT!)

    The thing I like about your blog is that it’s in its own categories, so it’s easy to find, you link your blog to many different blogs so the readers can explore and have new findings (like me!), and you have many goodie recipes that are fun and easy to make. Something I would like to see more are your favorite grocery stores to get your food (other than FIC!:D),, your cute utencils for cooking (so I can use it as reference) and more raw recipes (pleaaaaaaaaaaseeee!!?)

    I don’t know what Mardi Gras is, so I don’t know what to say, but I would probably have lots of vegan food! 😀

    I mentioned the giveaway on my blog (may be finished with it when you see it) and my favorite color is pink, yellow, and green 🙂

    I hope your giveaway works out, girl!

  18. happy vegan anniversary! i’m not sure what day i went veg, but if i did i’d celebrate too :). i’m relatively new to your blog but what i like about it is that you seem to be equally into heart shaped foods as i am! late those date thigns you made! i’d like to see more…pictures! you can never have too many pictures, though i have to say yours are lovely already so really no need for improvement!

  19. Happy vegan anniversary to you! That’s really awesome, especially since you’ve done it the right way 🙂 I enjoy seeing your tasty vegan creations. I absolutely love your new header, I seriously want to grab that cupcake! I would also love to try that restaurant. What a great giveaway package, yummerz!

  20. […] P.S: My girlfriend Michal is having her first vegan giveaway! […]

  21. I would love to see more recipes, and of course pics of you are always cute!

  22. Congratulations!! I too just celebrated my one-year vegan anniversary early January.
    I’m pretty new to your blog but thus far I really like the personality that you write with and your reviews.
    I would love to see some more reviews, I mean, so many vegan goodies, so little time!
    🙂

  23. balancejoyanddelicias · · Reply

    congrats on the anniversary! that’s awesome that you feel invigorated by veganism! 🙂
    I like your friendly-vegan recipes and your sweet words.
    Great giveaway! thanks for sharing your anniversary with your readers.

  24. I like reading on your blog about your journey with eating and living differently. But I also like learning about new foods and new ways to eat them. I am not there as far as being vegan but I have always been in awe of folks that are good about eating clean (and a lot of veggies!).

  25. Happy Vegan Anniversary! I enjoy your blog, because it gives me ideas about Vegan options. Although I am not vegan, I am trying to lean more in that direction. 🙂

  26. I linked this giveaway to my blog.

  27. Happy VEGAN Anniversary.. how wonderful!!! 🙂 🙂 It’s a fabulous lifestyle.. you rock, dear!! Your blog is great.. I truly enjoy seeing healthy, hearty, simple recipes. Plus, your pics are super!

    Awesome give-away!

  28. Great giveaway! You definitely have some of MY favorite things there!!

    I love your yummy meals..mmm!! Food porn! 😉

  29. Tweeted: LaurenGinger

  30. Hi! Congrats on your blog. I like your pictures of food–keep doing that! Awesome giveaway!

  31. Tweeted your giveaway! You are awesome!

  32. ikkinlala · · Reply

    I like the food ideas and would love to see more recipes. Happy vegan anniversary!

  33. Happy Vegan-versary!!! Wishing you many more:)

    What an awesome, generous give-away. My favorite thing about your blog is that you are just yourself in your writing. Sweet and genuine:)

    The only thing I can never get enough of is recipes…love those recipes, girl!

  34. Happy vegan anniversary, hun! It’s great to see that you found a lifestyle that you love, and that it’s treating you well. Feeling good is, after all, the most important thing 🙂

    I’m not going to enter your giveaway, because the prize has too many things I wouldn’t be able to use due to allergies BUT what I love about your blog is your creative recipes and your sweet, approachable attitude. I’d love to see more of the same, and maybe a page that has all your recipes so they’re easier to find?

  35. Happy vegan-versary! I just found your blog, actually! I know you’ve been leaving me comments but for some reason your profile link would never open for me, so I assumed it wasn’t active! Glad I finally found it- I’m adding you to my reader 🙂

  36. Happy Vegan Anniversary – that is awesome! I am currently ‘flirting’ with being vegetarian. I love your blog because it is so inspiring and informative. I am about 65 pages into Alicia Silverstone’s book – it is great!

  37. Congratulations on making it a whole year as a vegan! I know that this is not an easy feat, and you should be so proud of what you’ve accomplished!

    I love to learn about new products and recipes and wouldn’t mind seeing more of them.

    I just tweeted about it – @annaLkeller

  38. I’m not entering the competition as I’m in Australia but I just want to say congratulations on 1 year vegan and on being able to work at a vegan restaurant 😀

  39. Hey hon!!! awesome giveaway! Do i just have to pick one thing I like about your blog? Thats tough since it all rocks!!!!!! Really great pics and reads. Love it! have an awesome day!

  40. contest is linked on my blog!

  41. Yay a giveaway!

    So…what I like about your blog: So hard to choose, but I think it’s the fact that you are so friendly and always reply. It’s so cute 🙂 And all the yummy eats.

    And I agree with the other: More recipes!!! 🙂

  42. […] p.s 4: Michal has a super cool Giveaway! […]

  43. Thanks so much for the opportunity and happy one year vegan anniversary! I love getting new ideas for meals or snacks from your blog! Keep up the great work.

  44. I don’t have a blog so my favorite color is GREEN!

  45. Congrats on a year of being vegan. I love reading your blog because it goes to show how much variety you can still have while eating healthy. Love the giveaway!

  46. I am new to your blog. It looks great! I’m not sure I’m qualified to give you suggestions. But I am excited to read more! Perhaps I’ll even win the giveaway! Cool! 🙂

  47. I linked your giveaway to my blog! 🙂

  48. Congrats on your anni! – yay!
    I’d love to see you give us more reviews on products you ;love.

    xox Vera

  49. You know I love your blog. It is one of my first stops when I get the chance to go visiting other sites. You are honest and real. Don’t ever change that.

    I don’t know when I’ll have a chance to post again, but I’ll mention your giveaway when I do. Happy anniversary!

  50. Congratulations on your Veganversary! =D
    I love your blog, it’s like my sunshine on a rainy day, written by such a sweet person =) I don’t think there’s more you can do to make it better, I really enjoy it the way it is!

  51. […] is having her first giveaway for her Veganversary, check it […]

  52. Happy vegan-anniversary! 🙂

    I love that you have a positive attitude, and it shows here. And, that you aren’t afraid to write about the difficult stuff 🙂

  53. Woot! Kudos to you, Michal, on your one-year veganiversary. Fab-u-lous. I suspect you’re an inspiration to many young women (and some “old” ones too!).

    LOVE your new header.

    I think what I enjoy most about your blog is your writing style, your voice. Your sparkling personality really shines through.

    I celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday with some good ol’ raspberry-filled jelly donuts (veganized, of course).

  54. Hey, your blog is pretty sweet as is, but I think I could perhaps see more fitness related subjects to inspire us all!

    So sweet of you to do this contest!

  55. aww! Congratulations! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it so much:)

    One thing I really love about your blog is that it’s about so much more than food. You’re open and transparent in alot of things sharing experiences and your ups and downs. I love that and I also like our email conversations when you reply to my comments. It makes me, as a reader, feel valued!

    Thanks for blogging and for being friggin awesome!

  56. i love your blog because (cliche coming.. wait for it.. wait for it…) it inspires me to make similar healthy, vegan choices as well – no really, it does!
    i’ve been vegan for about 3 months now; it’s not the easiest thing to do in a family of carnivores, but it’s so worth it. you have lots of great recipes, and just reading about vegan eats and a day to day life is awesome. like this giveaway 🙂

  57. annnnnd i don’t have a blog. but um, my fave color is green 🙂

  58. I love your blog so, so much and I’m so happy for your vegan 1 year!!
    (haha you should renew your vows with an all out candle lit vegan dinner!)
    I love this quote: “I became more confidant, outspoken and passionate. I’ve gained so much knowledge, and I am the healthiest that I have ever been. I have realized my true passions and finally figured out what I want to get out of my life.”
    You’re awesome and congratulations.

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  60. YAY! Michal on your anniversary!!!!.

    Enter me in the giveaway: I love the photos and product reviews on your blog…I would love to see more reviews on products and maybe restaurants.

  61. […] out this lovely girl’s giveaway! I ❤ Earth […]

  62. I love your header! v. cute!

  63. I also linked back to this giveaway on my blog 😉

  64. Happy Anniversary!!! Please enter me, too! I love your sense of humor and almost-edible photos. (Yes, that IS saliva on my computer screen.) I’d also be tickled to see more of your awesome recipes!

  65. By the way — no blog, but my fav color is indigo!

  66. I almost forgot to add it, but I mentioned your anniversary in my blog post today. Things got a little crazy around here 🙂

  67. […] forget to enter my giveaway if you havent already! It ends sunday […]

  68. I love seeing all of your healthy food ideas.

    thanks!

  69. Happy veganniversary! I love your positive energy!

  70. […] How about a Glass Dharma giveaway (here & here). A giveaway of really random cool stuff by Lil Earth Muffin. A Love To Run pendant giveaway. A kitchen gadget giveaway (always looking for more kitchen […]

  71. Happy Vegan Anniversary!! That’s so exciting! I love the enthusiasm you bring to your blog. Keep it up 😀

  72. […] Michal’s Vegan Treats […]

  73. […] giveaway ends tomorrow night – don’t forget to enter if you havent […]

  74. Mango incense? I’ve posted a link to your giveaway on my own blog–hope I win : )
    http://edayem.wordpress.com

  75. hi! yay for vegan anniversary =)

    i love your recipes + all the nutritional info / tips /definitions you always give – so helpful and there are so many ingredients that i know are “good for me” but i’m not really sure why or what nutrients they have – and your blog always fills me in! and i love the pictures as well.

    i’d love to see more recipes – maybe some more quick & easy ones for college students on the go =)

    thanks,
    natalie

  76. on a sidenote, i totally identify with a lot of your background/growing up experience… it was in my mid-teens also that i became vegetarian, transitioned into veganism, and now try to eat a high-raw diet – and i’m 19, so not too much older than you, but it is really cool and encouraging seeing someone my age also going through the same things!

  77. I liked your honesty. Congratulations on your first year. It is great to see young people making these food choices vs mainstream fast food options.
    Your site is neat, simple, clear and easy to follow, very Zen.

  78. happy anniversary!! i’m glad we all have the opportunity to share it with you. you give so much amazing energy to the community and i think that’s something we all take with us. i LOVE reading your recipes, especially because your photos are absolutely drool-inducing!

  79. Hi Michal, I’m a newish reader and I love how informative your posts are. It’s easy to read and the pictures are great! Congratulations on one year!

  80. I love the thoughtful and reflective quality of your blog, Michal! And I always love more recipes.

  81. […] Michal is giving away some raw, vegan goodies […]

  82. Linked back 🙂

  83. I am SO impressed that you have transformed yourself and educated yourself this much by the age of 17! What an awesome blog to find off of Gena’s. Your header image is adorable. Keep it up girl!

  84. I love your enthusiasm and personality! As well as your pics :-). I think I might like more recipes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  85. I love everything about your blog, Michal. I can’t imagine changing a thing! 😀

  86. Social comments and analytics for this post…

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  87. I like that your blog is so informative! I’d love to see more pictures and more recipes.

  88. runnergirl · · Reply

    I love the healthy eating (but sane) focus of your blog, but I’d like to see more product reviews!

  89. I really enjoy reading about products you like… then I notice the items in stores!

  90. i think you’re doing a great job already! more great recipes would be wonderful too. 🙂

  91. I love your recipes! Happy anniversary 🙂

  92. Happy Vegan Blog Anniversary! I love the way you are so honest and genuine in your words. I feel like we are having a real conversation. That takes talent in the blogging world. You are engaging and funny, keep up the great work! I totally enjoy your food, comments and humor.

  93. I love your reading about your different vegan recipes! happy anniversary!

  94. congrats!!!
    i loooove your photos :]

  95. my favorite color is blue!

  96. tweeted! @carrothead

  97. i just luv your zeal for life, vegan goodies are to die for even tho im not vegan!

  98. Congratulations on your one year vegan anniversary! Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway. Your blog is so captivating and your meals and ideas are great inspiration. Love it!

  99. I love that you talk about how veganism has changed your life both inside and out! It’s inspiring!

  100. Hey I love seeing your meal ideas

  101. I love seeing what you eat!

  102. I love you’re blog! Great pics! Keep it up

  103. what I like about your blog? you’re positive, which in turn, is inspiring. I loved this recap post, reminded me a lot of the little over a year I’ve been vegetarian 🙂

  104. […] is your last chance to enter my giveaway if you havent yet […]

  105. t’m also new to your blog…but i’d love to see more original recipes!

  106. i don’t have a blog…but favorite color has always been blue.

  107. hey girlie!! i linked your post back from my blog :] thanks for the comment girl! and love your bloggie :] ill definitely been keeping up with ya!
    take care ❤
    becca

  108. i love your blog…my favorite part of it is your fabulous food pictures! please enter me.

  109. also, i don’ really post on the blog that i have, so ill tell you that my favorite color is blue

  110. Hey I like the new food ideas and bars/reviews! I’ll link your giveaway in my next post, tonight!
    http://www.justjac.wordpress.com

  111. I like hearing about what you eat…as a newbie, I am totally scared to try new things…mostly ’cause our food budget is pretty small.

    I would love to see how you plan out your meals….and how you manage to stay on target.

  112. And finally, I do have a blog…but, it has not been used as a Raw Food Blog…it was my Homeschooling Blog (well, as long as I was actually homeschooling.)
    So, my favorite colors are purple and green! 🙂

  113. Brandi B. · · Reply

    Can’t wait to see if I win–what I love is the pics of the great eats–would like to see some quick links to some of your favorite topics

  114. I just came across your blog and it’s fabulous! I love hearing about your adventures in veganism, being a new vegan myself (will be 2 mos. in 1 week). Your food motivates me to try new vegan-friendly foods that I never knew existed. Would also love to see any of your favorite websites you frequent. Thx!

  115. mh, I love all the yummy food, your possi vibe, & your advice on veganm -ism. (:

  116. I just found your blog!
    And to be honest right off the bat, what I felt and liked was your passion! You are enjoying what you are eating, and also your writing skills are pretty sweet!

    Thanks for sharing this positivity! Also, raw recipes please!!

    -Amy 🙂

  117. hope it is not too late to enter!

    my fav thing about your blog is the little snippets of info about each food, like food facts… and the recipes! i like learning about each food rather than ‘just throw this in, throw that in’, etc. more beautiful pictures!

  118. favourite colour… black!

  119. Just found your blog and I love it! I really like seeing things from a vegan perspective, it’s inspiring.

  120. Congrats on your 1 year!!!! 🙂 great giveaway!
    One thing I really like about your blog is that you leave very sweet comments on others ( I could learn something from you!)

  121. i like your meal&snack ideas as well as your overall energy! love the info and pictures

  122. Congrats on the anniversary! I wrote about your awesome giveaway on my blog. Thanks again.

  123. you have my dream job! great blog, i love your upbeat attitude. you have great picts, make them bigger!! keep it up!

  124. Yay congrats!!! 🙂
    What I love about your blog is your tips, they are very helpful to me. I also like your food reviews, I’ve tried various things which I loved!!!

  125. I have just learned about your blog and find it so interesting.

  126. I love that you have similar tastes in food as me and I love your meal ideas. Would love to win as these are some of my faves too! Happy vegan-versary

  127. embellishboston · · Reply

    I love your raw vegan recipes and reviews! Thanks for writing such a great blog 🙂

  128. Hey, I just had my vegan anniversary a few days ago! I love reading your blog. I want to see more recipes!

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