A short break from recipe posts…
Today I wanted to acknowledge the lovely bloggers who’ve nominated Coconut and Berries for blog awards these last couple of weeks. I feel terrible that I haven’t done so earlier but still wanted to let you know how much I appreciate them, even if it is late.
Sophia of Silk and Spice picked me for Blog of the Year!
Poppy of Bunny Kitchen nominated me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award
I’m not going to nominate individual blogs for these awards as there are too many I’d like to pick! If I’ve ever left a comment on your blog please count yourself nominated! Thank you again to those who picked me
It’s especially nice to receive these awards as I published my 100th post a short while ago. It may not sound like a lot to seasoned bloggers who’ve been writing for years, but it was a milestone for me. I started Coconut and Berries in the summer as a way for me to channel my passion for cooking and to keep me busy after my finals when I no longer had to spend every waking moment revising. I had no idea it would become such a big part of my life and be something I enjoy so much.
I love planning, creating, photographing and writing for the blog but most of all love connecting with all my readers, so THANK YOU for all your support! Do let me know if you make anything from the blog and send me a picture (!), or send me a message if you have any questions or requests- I’ll always do my best to respond.
I thought I’d do a little recap of Coconut and Berries’ “best bits” so far!
Way back in the summer when I was at home enjoying my garden my most popular recipes were my Chocolate-Coated Peanut Butter Banana Pops and my Nectarine Salad with Blackberries, Basil & Toasted Hazelnuts
September was a highlight for me as I took part in The Vegan Month of Food. I posted every weekday (plus a few extra days) for the month, working through my pantry from A to Z and posting a new recipe for each ingredient. You can see everything I came up with here.
My personal favourite that month was my Mediterranean Israeli Couscous Pilaf, Nutty Crusted Tofu and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
I eventually moved to Bath to start my Masters and have been cooking in my little kitchen here ever since!
I had the pleasure of photographing a gorgeous Pumpkin Pie to appear on Dreena Burton’s blog, Plant Powered Kitchen.
My most viewed post to date is still my Raw Berry Cream Brownies. This recipe has actually been picked to feature in a raw foods cookbook next year!
I almost forgot…In November I took part in the Virtual Vegan Potluck and shared another dessert! Vegan Crepes with Date & Orange Compote & Cinnamon Ice Cream.
Along the way I’ve written some product, cookbook and restaurant reviews, held a few giveaways (there’s still time to enter for your chance to win a copy of the cookbook “Super, Healthy Snacks and Treats”) and generally kept pretty busy!
December’s a busy month for everyone but I plan on sharing lots more that I hope you’ll enjoy!
I’ll be back with a recipe tomorrow