Going back through the past year of An Unrefined Vegan posts is a lot like looking through photos from the 1980s: a bit embarrassing, funny (in a not-so-good way), entertaining and enlightening. But as a nearly day-to-day chronicle of my food choices, it’s interesting to see where I was and how far I’ve come along. In some cases, I want to go back and redo (or undo) and in fewer cases, I’m pretty impressed with myself. Hard to believe I’ve made it through a full year of blogging.
To say thanks for the people who come ’round to visit my blog – many of whom have become friends – and to celebrate turning a big one year old, I’m going to be giving away a copy of one of my favorite cookbooks – but I’ll be doing that in early November – between Vegan MoFo and the Virtual Vegan Potluck, there’s just way too much going on right now. So, please stay tuned for that. It’s a fantastic cookbook (perfect for the season) and a great resource both for plant-based newbies and old hands at vegan cooking and I’d love to share it with someone.
To take a look back with me…One year ago today: C’mon Baby, Don’t Fear the Vegan
Happy Birthday! May you have many more (I just celebrated my 4th!). And run from that scary frog cake…lol!
Wow! Four years?! An eternity :-)! Yes, the cakes are rather horrible, aren’t they?
The colors…. yikes.
Happy birthday! I can’t believe your blog is so young – I assumed you were a seasoned pro from the look of it and the amazingness that was the Potluck. May you have a lovely cake-filled day to celebrate. 🙂
Rank amateur through-and-through, my dear!! Glad it doesn’t show too much ;-). Thank you and yes, I do plan on imbibing today.
BRING OUT THE VEGAN CAKES!! Happy Birthday to your amazing blog!! You sure have come a long way, although that salad dressing looks great from post number one!!
Thank you, my dear! A bit embarrassing to look back, but hey, I’m still making that salad dressing ;-)!
Goodness, gracious me! How doth the time fly. Congratulations on reaching this important milestone. As ever, all the best. Isobel
Congrats! I love reading your posts. And miss you tons.
Thanks, Debb! Miss u, too.
Happy birthday my dear!! You’re doing greats nd I love it!
Happy birthday my dear!! You’re doing greats nd I love it!
Congratulations! I love reading and trying your recipes! Thank You!
Thanks, Andrea! Appreciate hearing that :-).
Happy first birthday! I turned one back on October 16th but forgot to mention it! I only just realised it when you said you were one…best get a birthday post out of my own ;). I started off my blog in ignorant bliss and pilfered photos from all over the net until I realised that I was ripe for suing! Suddenly I learned which end of a camera to point and if I am being honest, that’s as far as I came with the photos but the journey has certainly made me a better person and like you, my readers are now my “dear constant readers” who put up with my ranting, my long monologues and my endless quest to find meaning in 4 acres of neglect. Its rewarding and adictive and cathartic and run. I am SO glad that I found you through Somer because this blog is one of smeagol’s preciouses ;).
🙂 – let’s see some celebrating, hon!!
Happy Blogiversary my friend I CAN’T believe you are 1 🙂
You rock my socks!
Choc Chip Uru
Yep – a big girl now!
Congratulations! 1 year is a big deal. I have been reading/subscribing to your blog for maybe 6 months, but I have explored your earlier posts too 🙂 Thank you for all that you do! I know it must be time consuming to blog and take pictures of what you eat, but do know that it is appreciated–I look forward to your posts and recipes!!
That means a whole heck of a lot, Courtney! Never thought I’d last one year – never thought I’d get anyone to read what I write! It’s the coolest!
Congrats! Such a wonderful reason to celebrate!
Thanks, JL! There were a few times when I wanted to just walk away, but it has been worth it!
Yay congrats 🙂 One year of blogging/progress, I bet it sure does feel good!
I made it! Thanks, Bridget!
Happy Blogday! 🙂
Yay! Thanks! I had TWO desserts today to celebrate!
Amazing, Happy Birthday Annie! A big milestone for sure…and I love your first post! Here’s to another year coming up! You are an inspiration to many – keep it up girl! X
Heehee, made me blush to read my first posts! Thanks, girl!
Happy Birthday! I’m certainly glad you’ve kept at it and hope you’ll keep going. LOVE to read you.
Thank you, my friend. If I could keep blogging through the year I had, I should be good to go for a long while ;-)!
Happy Blogabirthday! One year old… hooray! : )
Yay! I can’t believe you’ve only been doing this a year! I thought you had been blogorama for, like, ever. Rockstar!
Smoke and mirrors, my friend.
Happy birthday! You’re looking pretty refined to me! 😉 I hope you are treating yourself to a birthday cake!
I’m can’t believe I’m so horribly late to the party, but I brought streamers, kazoos, glitter, vegan chocolate cake and hugs and kisses. Will you forgive me? p.s. I think your first posts are terribly endearing. xoxo
Happy Blog Birthday! Love your blog, and love the wonderfulness that is YOU.
How’s that cookbook coming along? 😀
Much love, and really good vegan cake xoxo
Happy Blogiversary!!! I bet you’ll have FORTY more!! =)
Congrats on your one year bloggiversary, Ann!! 🙂
Lucky for us that you got started and have kept up such an inspiring site! I’m going to try that salad dressing you posted on day 1. 🙂
Congrats & happy blog-o-versary! My 3 year is coming up in November & I cannot believe it. My blog has taken on a life of its own since inception & it’s been a wonderful journey. So awesome to have you as part of the community 🙂
Hi, Melissa! Thanks! Three years is amazing to me! Hope I can stick it out that long ;-).
Happy Blog Birthday! Your such an inspiration as a blogger and a person, hope you have many more fun years spreading the vegan love and giving us all those mouth watering recipes 🙂 x
Well done Annie, and a very happy first anniversary! My’80s photos seem to have all mysteriously got lost, odd that…
Nawww, YAY, happy HAPPY blogiversary, Annie! We’re SO GLAD you decided to join the blogosphere. You’re an endless source of inspiration. xx
Hooray! Isn’t it funny how fast time flies- and how much can change in such a short period of time? My 1-year is actually next month, how funny that we started so close to the same time!
It seems like a lot of us started around the same time. I love it!
Congratulations! Like many others, I would have never guessed your blog to be so young. You write like such a pro, and your pictures are gorgeous!… I’m look forward to another unrefined year 🙂
Happy blogiversary! May many more delicious years be ahead of you 🙂
Happy Blogiversary! The vegan community is blessed to have your amazing contributions. 🙂
Thanks, Kristy! So wonderful to have connected with kindred souls :-)!
Congrats congrats! I’m so happy that you started your blog–if you hadn’t, I’d never have “met” you and that would be a real shame. Keep rockin’ the blog, baby!
Thank you, my dearest dear!! Funny how close one gets/feels to blogging buddies :-). Wonderful funny, of course!
Absolutely. I feel so lucky!
Congratulations on year one!! 🙂
(I feel the same way– it’s embarrassing for me to look back at some of my older posts… but just remember that they all still have recipes that are useful to / appreciated by others!)
That’s true – thanks for giving me that perspective :-)!
congrats on year one! and many more to come!! I just adore your blog and think you’re such an inspiration, annie! Happy (belated) blogobirthday!
Thank you so much, Rachel. You know I love you to pieces – feel as if we have been in this together from the beginning. xoxo
I feel just the same way! It makes me tear up to see you say that, Annie! Much blogolove! <3