Sunday, August 12, 2012

200th Post Giveaway!

Hello, and once again welcome to another giveaway!  The other one was only a year and a half ago :-).  Really, it seemed like it took FO-EVAH to get to this one.   With all the Blogger problems I had last year and with my struggles with my own energy this year, I am just thankful I finally made it to 200.  Whew.

So, the major thing that I did to my blog since #100 was that I added pages at the top.  I linked all of my recipes there, and I haven't counted, but it's close to 200.  The remaining posts are things like restaurants, garden shots, awards, product reviews and such.  I'm still tweaking the Travel page and the Other Fun Stuff page, but I'm happy overall with my pages.  If there's anything that can make my blog more user-friendly, please let me know.  You can reach me at:

Soooooooo, before I show the pic of what I'm giving away, you have to suffer once again through Memory Lane: a short reminder of some of the highlights of the last 100 recipes.  No fair jumping to the end.  If you want to read any of the recipes that are pictured, just click on their captions.  Enjoy!







You made it, congratulations!  I hope that wasn't too long or boring for you.  But, it's nice to see the journey from 100 to 200, don't you think?  If you want to check out more recipes, just click on the Recipes tab above.  And again, I'm available to answer any questions at my e-mail.

Now, you ask: what am I giving away?  Here's the photo and the description below:

What we have here are:

  • Two boxes of Road's End Organics Dairy and Gluten-free Penne and Chreese, cheddar style.  You need two boxes to feed five hungry vegans.  I would also suggest adding a bit more soy milk than the box suggests for a creamier sauce.
  • Cruelty-free nail polish by Zoya.  I didn't know until after I purchased it that all the colors are women's names.  This one is Kali.  Had I know beforehand, I would have found one with my real name as the color.  But, I don't know if they could fit Supreme Amazing Modest Esmerelda Laquisha Hoppenboffer-Dippendorf on the label. Next time, I'll check it out just to be sure.  But, I've been wearing mine for a week now, and it is amazing - barely any chips!  I'm impressed.  With my small number of male commenters, perhaps, if you don't want to wear this shade, you may have a sister or mother or friend that might appreciate it.
  • On that note, I also have Rose Petal-scented soap by One with Nature.  This Dead Sea mineral soap lasts so long!  I love it, and they come in so many realistic scents.  I let my girls pick out their choices first when I come home with them.  We haven't found one yet that we don't like.
  • Finally, you get a copy of John Robbins' The Food Revolution.  I'm really looking forward to reading my copy right along with you.  It's supposed to have made a real impact on so many people who have read it.
No photo of me this year, sorry!  I know, I know, I hear your tears.  To make up for it, when I reach 1000 posts, maybe I'll let you fly me pay for my road trip out to your city and we can celebrate!  Yay!  Ha ha!

That's it!  I hope you like the gifts.  Who is this open to you may ask?

  • Anyone!
  • Followers
  • Non-followers
  • Lurkers
  • First-time viewers
  • First-time commenters
  • People who have stumbled across me by accident
  • Domestic (U.S.) people
  • International - why not? - It's only once every year and half!
If there's anyone I've missed, and you're in that category, you can also try and win.  The rules?  Easy!  Last year, I had people number their space in the comments, but that didn't work out so well.  If I ever get over 50 or near 50 comments, I'll worry about numbering at that time.  Just comment - ONCE.  You are only allowed ONE entry.  I will NOT be responding to your comments or questions on the comment space on this post.  If you need a response, I will come to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, and you need a response, e-mail me at  That's all you have to do: comment ONCE.  I will go to and pick a winner from the list.  This will be open until midnight Sunday, August 19th, 2012.  I will announce the winner on Monday, the 20th.  I need to have a way to reach you, so I can let you know you've won, and you can get me your mailing address. If you have a blog, I'll reach you there.  If not, I'll be posting the winner on my blog, as well.  If you are the winner, you can e-mail your address.

Just like last time, no pushing and shoving.  Everyone will have a turn.  Good luck!  Have fun! And thanks for reading my blog!  I appreciate all of you!


  1. Wow, those recipes all look amazing, I plan on trying each one, and I cant wait....and I really want to heres crossing my fingers :)

  2. Congrats on the 200 posts! yay! and great giveaway -- i love the pink color! and what a delicious bunch of recipes! i'm tied between the pumpkin pecan bread and the black tie cheesecake:) haha do you notice a theme? :)

  3. Congratulations on 200 posts! There is a lot of delicious looking food in this post! I am looking forward to trying the Breakfast Links and Pink Strawberry cakes.

    All the best for the next 100 posts!

    PS - don't worry about entering me into the comp. I am not sure that the competition. I am not sure the penne and chreese would enjoy the journey to Perth, Australia :)

  4. Congrats on reaching 200! Your food looks so good...mmmm. I love the beet and sweet potato salad. I think it was you that first got me onto raw sweet potato actually, yum yum yum. I hope you stick around for many more to come.
    Thank you for all the lovely comments you've left me, I know I'm not the best with comments but I love reading your recipes and am very happy to have 'met' you :) xxx

  5. Awesome that you have reached 200 posts!
    Yummy sandwiches! I am going to try the tofu tango this week:)
    How neat that the nail polish is named after daughters middle name is Kali :)
    Your name is pretty rad too :P

  6. Your recipes sound really good. I would love to win some of those prizes. I've never tried the boxed vegan mac 'n chreese, the nail polish, or *read* John Robbins' book! Needless to say, I think I would greatly enjoy all of them. Congratulations on reaching 200 posts. I'm now off to check out some of those recipes!

    My email address is: justaudrey(at)live(dot)com

    You can also reach me through my blog:

  7. Congratulations on reaching 200 posts, Blessed Mama! Your recipes always look scrumptious and I love the idea of indexing them this way. I remember when you posted the recipe for the Loaded Cinnamon Rolls. I was drooling at the thought of them (and that tantalizing photo) and now you’ve got me doing it again! :) Since maple is one of my favorite flavors, the Maple-Glazed Seitan Roast sounds very appealing. And who could resist a nice hot comforting bowl of Bean and Facon Soup?

  8. Congratulation, congratulation and more congratulations! You've reminded me how much I love that tofu ranchero recipe! That's on the done list -and on the to-do list? Black tie cheesecake!

    Hope the energy comes back in time for the next 100 posts!

  9. First, let me say congratulations on persevering to 200 posts — that's quite the collection of recipes you've got there. Next, let me remind you I know your real name, so the fake one won't fly with me.

    The pages worked out really well, and I like your categories. The travel one is such a good idea, maybe I'll copy it. :)

  10. Congrats on the 200 posts :) The recipes look super yummy, especially the desserts!

  11. its wonderful to recapture all your great homemade meals...loved it BM...keep them coming.

  12. I'm glad you posted the recap. I remembered a couple of things I had forgotten to try! Thanks for the giveaway, and good job with creating so many great posts. Better than me because I rarely provide original recipes. I will send you a little gas card whenever you decide to visit 6 blessed vegans in Arkansas!

  13. Super excited for you :) what a great milestone!

    Oh, and I totally hope I win this giveaway!!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Congrats on your 200 post, but if I win pass the prize to the runner up... i know that you say international ok, but it is expensive sending things to NZ :-). Good luck to all other readers!


  15. Yea for you! Everything looks amazing! I would love to win!
    theveganvariety (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Congrats on your 200th post! Your food looks amazing! mynebbie(at)gmail(dot)com ~Wendy (don't know why my name shows up as 'unknown')

  17. I just wanted to share with you that thus far I've made your basic white loaf bread and your loaded cinnamon rolls and my family has LOOOOOOVED them! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing recipes!!! Oh, I just realized I have your corn muffins in the oven right now; yay!

  18. Yay for 200 posts! What an accomplishment. It'll be a loooooong time before I'm there ;)

    Also, I don't usually eat breakfast for another two hours, but you've got me staaaaaaarving.

  19. Now why would anyone jump to the end of a post filled with drool worthy vegan foods? :D

    Congrats on hitting 200! :)

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  21. You've hurt me with the images in this post. Lol.

    Yummy looking meals and desserts taking place from beginning to end.