Top 9 Posts of 2013

2013 has been a big year for One Small Vegan. And for me. It’s amazing to see things slowly building up for One Small Vegan and I probably wouldn’t be on my way to being a holistic nutritionist if it wasn’t for the blog!

This blog is continually a work in progress, and I don’t always have as much time to devote to it as I would like, but I am continually thankful for it. And for you! While One Small Vegan is my means of sharing my passion for healthy plant-based eating and living, it wouldn’t be nearly as fun or rewarding if it wasn’t for all of you wonderful readers. I’m hugely thankful for all of your support through 2013. YOU are the reason I’ve continued this blog, through some tough personal times and major changes, and plenty of times when I just didn’t feel like posting. I am truly grateful for each and every view, like, comment, pin, share, etc.

THANK YOU!!!

Anyway, I thought I’d share with you the Top 9 Posts on One Small Vegan from this past year. Some of these are favourites of mine as well!

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  1. Basic No-Mayo Coleslaw
  2. Frozen Greens Cubes
  3. Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls
  4. Lemon Coconut Energy Bites
  5. Dark Chocolate S’mores Brownies
  6. Butternut Squash Black Bean Burritos
  7. Nacho Cheez White Bean Spread
  8. Blueberry Oatmeal Scones
  9. Easy Hot & Sour Refrigerator Pickles

That’s it for 2013. I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years! For me, tonight will be a low-key one spent with my favourite little man, my 4-year-old nephew. Then tomorrow is a big family brunch.

See you in 2014!

Have you tried any of the Top 9 Recipes? Which would you like to try?

What are you doing for New Years?

Is there anything you’d like to see more of on One Small Vegan in 2014 (original recipes, recipe reviews, restaurant reviews, product reviews, beauty tips…)?

What I Ate Wednesday #128

It’s What I Ate Wednesday time again and I’ve got some delicious random meals to share with you! Enjoy! You can check out every one else’s WIAW posts here.

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Cheesy Smokey Spicy Black Bean SoupThis amazing recipe from Vedged Out. I’ve misplaced my notes on this recipe, but I know that this soup has awesome flavour! I pureed it about halfway, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the texture, until I stirred in some leftover brown rice. Then it was perfect! This is the best black bean soup recipe that I’ve tried and I will absolutely be making it again. I also froze half the batch and it was just as good a couple months later.
Lentil & Rice Burrito – with Daiya Cheddar Style Wedge and avocado

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Berry Green Vega Smoothie – 1 scoop Berry Vega One, 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, 1 1/4 cups water, 2 frozen greens cubes, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/4 cup frozen cranberries, 3 slices frozen banana.
Warm Brown Rice Porridge – leftover brown rice heated with some unsweetened almond milk and coconut sugar. Sprinkled with raw cacao nibs. Tastes like rice pudding, but is super fast if you have cooked rice on hand!

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Avocado Toast with Balsamic Vinegar – not so pretty this time because the avocado was too ripe to slice, but still super good!
Balsamic Cucumber Salad – cucumber, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, Vega Antioxidant Oil, and fresh ground black pepper.

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Creamy Matcha Smoothie – 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder, 1 1/2 tsp coconut sugar, 4 frozen greens cubes, 5 slices frozen peach (1/2 a peach), 1/2 small avocado, 1/2 scoop French Vanilla Vega One, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup water.
Salad – Red leaf lettuce, cucumber, yellow pepper, arugula, and thinned out Nacho Cheez White Bean Spread. With a whole wheat naan bread.

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal – with almond butter
Salad Bar Salad
– spinach, romaine, cucumber, orange pepper, chickpeas, tofu, peas, carrots, green olives, banana peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette.

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Mexican Sausage Skillet – Sauteed sliced Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Sausage, yellow flesh potatoes, corn, parsley, yellow pepper. With avocado.
Salad – Mixed romaine lettuce, cucumber, lemon juice, Vega Antioxidant Oil, balsamic vinegar, cooked short grain brown rice and brown lentils, Sriracha, red grapes.