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Happy First Birthday, Little Blog!

Just a year ago I decided to take the proverbial plunge and start TWV?- you can read my first post here. As you can see, I wasn’t overly confidant that anyone would care what I had to say, ha ha. But as I look back over all the posts I’ve shared, the 220,000+ hits I’ve gotten, and most importantly- all the readers and other bloggers that I’ve “met”, I’m so happy that I took the chance. As every blogger knows, a lot of time and effort goes into this endeavor- especially if you post with regularity. Honestly, it’s also a lot of fun! And sometimes I get comments and emails that really move me, and make it all worth while.

To commemorate my first year, I thought I’d do some superlatives (yes, just like in your high school yearbook) to highlight a few favorite recipes (and maybe some you missed!) (Just click on the picture to view that post & recipe)

Most Popular:

cauliflower n cheese

Cauliflower n’ Cheese

Most Secretly Spicy:

Vegan Chipotle Sweet Potato Chowder

Chipotle Sweet Potato Chowder

Best Drinking Buddy:

Vegan Beer-Battered Sweet Potatoes

Beer-Battered Sweet Potatoes

Most Likely to Send You Into a Carbo-Coma:

Vegan Mac n' Cheese Bread Bowl

Mac n’ Cheese Bread Bowl

Class Clown:

Vegan Korean Pizza

Korean BBQ & Sriracha Pineapple Pizza

Most Likely to Fool an Omnivore:

Butternut Squash Mac n' Cheese2

Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese

Most Multicultural:

Vegan Korean BBQ (Bulgogi) Quesadilla

Korean BBQ Quesadillas

Most Transformed:

Vegan Buffalo Wing Tacos with Seitan

Buffalo Wing Tacos

Most Finger-Lickin’ Good:

Vegan Butternut-Sausage Stuffed Phyllo Cups

Butternut-Sausage Stuffed Phyllo Cups

I also wanted to share a few other tidbits with you:

Most common search phrase: Some variation of “chickpea burger”

Strangest search phrase: “Does your onion bread look like my status update?”

Most surprising-that-it-led-to-TWV-of-all-blogs search phrase: “Spaghetti”

And a huge THANK YOU to all my wonderful readers, I love you all! 🙂



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  • JL November 26, 2012, 7:42 am

    Happy blogging anniversary! This was a very delicious post!

    • Barb November 26, 2012, 7:45 am

      Thanks JL!

  • Annie November 26, 2012, 9:01 am

    Yay, Barb! Happy birthday!! Oh man, what a whole bunch of delicious “most” recipes! You done good this past year, girl :-)!

    • Barb November 26, 2012, 12:58 pm

      Why thank you! 🙂

  • Sarah November 26, 2012, 9:27 am

    I always read and laugh over the weird search phrases people use – it makes you wonder! Happy Birthday 🙂

  • Connie Fletcher November 26, 2012, 11:25 am

    Happy B-day, Barb….keep up the delicious work. Lots of your recipes are STILL my faves….butternut mac n cheese..for one….my God that stuff is addictive!!!! So….I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!!! If you could see me now, I’m doing my HAPPY HAPPY JOY dance…

    • Barb November 26, 2012, 12:58 pm

      Ha ha! Thanks Connie- I’m glad I can help make you dance!

  • Reia@TheCrueltyFreeReview November 26, 2012, 12:36 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! I can’t believe a year has gone by. Congratulations on all your success.

    • Barb November 26, 2012, 12:59 pm

      Time flies when you’re having fun, amirite?

  • Jodie Newton-Drouin November 26, 2012, 6:28 pm

    I cannot wait to make the Mac n cheese in the bread bowl! Happy anniversary!

  • Laura November 26, 2012, 9:25 pm

    Congratulations on a drool-worthy year!

  • Angie November 27, 2012, 9:35 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I am so glad I found your blog and am drooling at some of these pictures!

  • Gabby @ the veggie nook November 28, 2012, 6:20 am

    Happy birthday blog 🙂 Congrats, it’s such an achievement! And look at all the tasty food you’ve made!

  • Epicurean Vegan November 28, 2012, 11:40 am

    Happy blog birthday and congrats! I’ve enjoyed your blog and recipes so much! I’m glad you posted some of the year’s favorites—they all look fabulous!

  • Hannah November 28, 2012, 9:09 pm

    Happy blogaversary! The first one is always the hardest to get through; now the years will just fly by. 😉 And may they all be delicious as this first!

  • Melissa December 3, 2012, 3:30 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday!! Love the recap, everything looks so good. 🙂

  • Nikki December 14, 2012, 9:30 am

    Those beer-battered sweet potatoes and the buffalo wings tacos look amazing! Just wanted to stop by and tell you I nominated for the Liebster Award because I love your blog! http://aveganinprogress.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/liebster-award/

    • Barb December 20, 2012, 8:59 am

      Thank you so much!!

  • Veronica December 23, 2012, 9:21 pm

    This is the first time I’m coming across your blog, but it’s fantastic! The name is very suiting, looking at these recipes you’d never guess half of them were vegan.

    • Barb December 27, 2012, 2:31 pm

      That’s a great compliment, thank you! And welcome!

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