Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Entering the Terrible Twos

The month of August marks my two year veganiversary!! This causes for celebration in the form of super chocolate vegan gelato served in a tulip cone, both from a recent Vegetarian Times issue. Smooth and creamy, this pudding-like gelato was perfect on its own, no extra flavors or mix-ins necessary.


Looking back, here are a few of my proudest vegan moments of the year....

1. Adopting Lucas and Petunia, two rescued pigs living at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary
2. Vegan wedding cake!!
3. Becoming more involved (currently treasurer) Society of PEACE, a local vegan outreach group
4. Going live on air to interview fellow vegan bloggers and activist/writer Mark Hawthorne
5. Helping paint the Go Vegan Art Car for ten thousand Houstonians to see
6. Winning a Veg Bloggy award from VegNews
7. Discovering that vegan baking is a powerful and convincing form of outreach!

Looking ahead, I think my vegan twos will be terribly terrific!

39 comments:

Hannah said...

Congrats on two wonderful years of blogging, and I hope that there are many more to come! :)

Theresa said...

Happy veganniversary! Here's to many more!!

VeggieGirl said...

2 years already?!?!??! My oh my, time flies!!! Hope you keep up your blog, for sure!!

By the way, that first photograph of yours was featured on the "Chocolate Chipped" site today!! How fun!!:

http://www.chocolatechipped.com/2008/08/the-artistic-ice-cream-cone-super-chocolate-gelato.html

Veronica said...

Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment, and I must say that I'm glad to have discovered your blog. It's lovely; I enjoy lurking!

Have a great veganniversary.

Ricki said...

Congratulations! That's an amazing list of accomplishments. You have some great reasons to celebrate! :)

Katie said...

Congrats - how awesome does that gelato look! I am pushing 6 years, and never had any sort of celebration. :( I think I see one in my future.

jessy said...

hooooooooooooooray for your second veganiversary! what a wonderful (and tasty) way to celebrate! that rocks so hard! superw00t! :D

Bianca said...

Congrats on two years! And what an awesome way to treat yourself. The cone looks phenomenal.

Vegyogini said...

Happy veganniversary!!

peaceful vegan goddess said...

Congratulations on your 2 year VEGANniversay! You have some wondeful accomplishments and have done tons of good with all of your activism AND baking! I'm so proud of you and all you do. Your blog ROCKS!

VeganCowGirl said...

In the words of Fred Flinstone (god, i hope someone remembers this episode)....Happy Happy Happy Anniversary, Happy Happy Happy Happy Anniversary.....

Your vegan-accomplishments are amazing! And I love the sorbet in the tulip cone.

shellyfish said...

Hourrah for you! Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more years of vegan goodness!

Holler said...

It has truly been a great year! I think it is grossly unfair that your cake decorating skill aren't on that list!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed your blog for a long time now (before I had a blogger name AKA: I am a lurker!) and it just gets better and better! You very talented!

Jenny said...

Happy Veganversary! You forgot to mention in the past year your mad cake decorating skills you acquired!

Your blog is wonderful, and I want say how helpful it was (and is!) to me when I became vegan. Not only for your beautiful foods, but for your manner and positive additude, and great spirit! Your blog is also a great way to outreach!

Go out and celebrate!

Binx said...

Happy veganniversary!

Also, you're wedding cake was awesome. Whoa.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Happy 2 Years!

That's a fantastic list. You are an inspiration. Thank you so much for doing your blog.

Nice gelato, too!

vegan addict said...

Hooray for two years of being vegan! This month is also my two year anniversary of veganism! You have definitely accomplished a lot, and you are an inspiration to more people than you know... Keep it up!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Judging by how amazing you've been at promoting the vegan lifestyle so far, I think you'll rename the terrible twos the "terrific twos".

Stacey and Sergio said...

Happy veganiversary! I need to try to make my own gelato. Those little pints of Soy Delicious can get pretty expensive!

Gaia @ Viva Granola said...

Wishing your all the greatest wishes for your Veganiversary!
Many accomplishments under your belt, you are truly an inspiration, VN!

Essie said...

happy veganiversary! the gelato looks like a great way to celebrate. :)

Megan the Vegan said...

just awesome!

Animal-Friendly said...

Congratulations- two years is such an accomplishment! I'm sure this year definitely will be terrific.

Chocolate gelato- what a perfect way to celebrate!

the little one said...

Damn. What a year! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cakespy said...

GO 2 years!!! Woo! You've really made a difference through your wonderful vegan baking...and you've done so much cool stuff. You are an inspiration!!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your achievements. So amazing to see all the things you've accomplished in just one year. I hope that I can be able to do that much as well.

B36Kitchen said...

Congrats! I love when bloggers look back on their favorite post or achievements. Its so much fun to read and remember with you!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Happy Veganniversary! It looks like it has been a great year & I'm looking forward to the next one!

Erin said...

Happy two years, and many more!

Bert said...

You've come a very long way in just 2 years! Congrats!

aTxVegn said...

Happy Vegan Anniversary to a great promoter of veganism!

Ruthie said...

Amanda ~

Cheryl told me you guys are thinking of starting a vegan knitting group in Houston. I'm totally in!!!

Ruthie

Cookiemouse said...

Congratulations. The gelato looks very tempting.

Vegan On Stage said...

happy 2 year vegan birthday!!!! your accomplishments are so wonderful and must be so fulfilling! not to mention that vegan gelato looks to die for!!!!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Congratulations on your veganniversary! You should be very proud of yourself. And you should also send me tons of that heavenly looking vegan gelato. Please???

Bex said...

August is my two year veganniverseary as well! Congrats and keep the yummy chow coming!

jd said...

Congrats on your fabulous veganiversary! It's definitely an accomplishment to celebrate! By the way, I love your list of "proudest vegan moments" - very cool :)

PS I just made some ice cream from a VT issue, too! Great minds... LOL!

Mihl said...

Happy anniversary!