Happy Friday to you. It’s finally time to announce the giveaway winners!
1) Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser
I am so excited to let you know that we raised $10,073 for Hurricane Sandy relief. I am simply blown away. Thank you all for your generosity!
I created a spreadsheet with your entries and we had a total of 591 people entered for the draw. All contest winners today were selected using Random.org.
The winner of my Vegan/GF Foodie Box is #79 – Charlotte Cromwell! (Charlotte, I do not have your email so please email me press[at]ohsheglows[dot]com with your mailing addy – thanks!)
The winner of the Blendtec is #556 – Maria Vinson!
2) Blogiversary Blendtec Giveaway
Thank you for sharing your touching (and often hilarious!) “lessons to my younger self” comments. If you are ever feeling down and need a pick me up, just read through the comments. It’s amazing to see how many of us have struggled with the same life lessons.
The lucky winner of the Blendtec machine is #3659 – Alicia Woulfe!
Congrats, ladies! I will send out an email this morning to collect your mailing address. Thanks again to everyone who participated and to Blendtec for donating the two blenders.
If you’re looking for recipes today, well you aren’t out of luck. I’m sharing 3 holiday recipes over on VegNews today – Shepherd’s Stew, Mashed Potatoes (a new twist on my fav high-protein version), and my Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Have a good one! I’ll see you on Monday.
I definitely need some mashed potatoes today. I wish I could eat that picture right now!!!
haha…. that’s about what I thought, too ;)
Congrats to the winners and to everyone who donated money – YOU ROCK!!
I made your sticky toffee pudding last winter with a few modifications. I wanted to post about it…. but it was so good we downed it before I could think to take pictures. Can’t wait to do it again this winter – it was one of my favorites last season.
Thanks Laura! I agree it’s a tough one to take pictures of. ;)
They all look amazing but that sticky toffee pudding is most definitely up my alley! ^^ Also, happy (late) blogiversary!
That’s amazing – hooray for everyone who donated! And congrats to the winners. Thanks for being awesome, Angela! :)
What an awesome donation amount! Congrats on a great response and congrats to the lucky winners!!!
Congrats on the fundraising! That is awesome. And these recipes look delicious, can’t wait to try them out for Thanksgiving!
That’s amazing with how much money was raised! Congrats to the winners- I am jealous!
I need to try all of those recipes….I’m drooling at my desk!
You raised 10 GRAND!! You are amazing for spearheading this, Angela!!
Congrats on raising so much! It’s awesome you were willing to take time to help those in need. Also, I need that big bowl of potatoes in front of me right now!
Hi Angela! Just wanted to comment and say that it is so amazing that you raised over $10K for Hurricane Sandy victims. I was born and raised in NJ, and my family and best friends all still live there. I feel fortunate because no one I love was injured/killed during the storm, but some of their homes were seriously damaged. You probably heard that a few days ago a lot of the state suffered from a snow storm, which just adds to the chaos of trying to rebuild from the hurricane, especially for people whose houses are inhabitable at this point. My parents got 13 inches in their area with trees and power lines down everywhere. Some people who were without power for 10 days from the hurricane are now without power yet again. So, coming from a current San Diego resident who will always be a Jersey girl, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your efforts in helping to raise money for all of those suffering from the hurricane!! It was incredibly kind of you to host a giveaway in order to raise money to help.
Hi Nicole, Thanks for your comment! I heard about the snow storm on the news this week – what a major blow to an already serious situation, eh? It sounds like they need all the support they can right now. I’m glad to hear your family and friends were not injured. That must have been scary being so far away from them.
Awww yay I’m so proud of us for raising so much money for the victims of Sandy on the east coast!!! Amazing! And those recipes look delicious!
Wow, this is so, so incredible! Amazing work. You are inspiring.
You are soooooo talented , Why don’t you have your own cooking show by now ??
Angela, Thanks for organizing the fundraiser and the giveaway. Your blog has become a highlight in my day and I’ve made several of your recipes…most recently: Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, Kale soup which survived less than 24 hours in my home. I scarfed the entire pot except one tiny bowl shared with a friend;)
hah love it! So glad you enjoyed the soup as much as we did. :)
Thanks for your kind words! I appreciate it.
1. That’s amazing how much money was raised! Way to go!
2. Congrats on being featured on Veg News!
Wow, congrats on the success of the fundraiser Ange, that is amazing!! And sticky toffee pudding…. that is the stuff dreams are made of! ;)
Those recipes sound incredible! Just pinned all three!
Oooo, that stew looks so yummy!!
YOU ARE AMAZING! Wow 10 grand!!
I can’t wait for the right cold night to try the stew. It looks like perfect comfort food.
congrats on raising that amount for the Snady relief. It’s truly admirable.
Just now, I ventured to your website for fabulous holiday menu ideas; and low and behold, you are featuring some pretty dishes!!! Yay! And super bravo on the relief collection. I’d say amazing, but you seem like a Type A perfectionist, so I would not expect anything less, thus it is not amazing. Instead, I shall say fabulous. Simply fabulous. Thank you for your compassion. It’s a breath of fresh air!
Congrats to the winners, congrats on your blogiversary, and WAY TO GO with your fundraising efforts!!!
Omg, I have to try out that Toffee Pudding Cake (with a few modifications to make it completely healthy). Thank you for showing us! Haha, I am very jealous of the contest winners, and of course congratulations on the amazing effort you put into the fund raising.
I’ve been looking for something like this Stick Toffee Pudding. But also been thinking to try to steam a pudding rather than bake; which renders more cakey. Have you ever tried this?
Congrats on the fundraising!
That’s so awesome! You surpassed your goal by a whole lot! Congrats!
I wanted to let you know that I used a modified version of your lentil walnut loaf for a Vegan Fall Feast Workshop I ran yesterday and it was a huge hit! I’ll be e-mailing them the recipe and linking them back to your site. Thanks for your great food and all that you do!
I have a challenge for you! I know you’re smart and you can do it! December 15th is my holiday potluck for the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve where I work as a Docent, its a fancy word for volunteer! I’m the only vegan and I need to make a dish for 10 people I was looking through your recipes and wanted to know what you thought would be best? I have to compete with like 30 grandmas and their secret recipes! So if you could help me come up with some ideas I’d be SUPER grateful! :) I’m making your homemade rolos for dessert!
Wow! Amazing job. The photos of your food are amazing as always. That toffee looks sinfully delicious!
Your recipes look amazing! I, too, am blown away that you were able to raise over $10,000. What a fabulous idea. I’m sure many people will be blessed by the donations.
Sticky Toffee Pudding sounds amazing. I mean..the soup looks good, but let’s face it. Toffee pudding trumps soup every single time.
congratulations on the fundraising!!! your hard work for such a great cause is very admirable.
i made the bean version of your mashed potatoes last year and LOVED them (as did my family)…i was planning to make them again, but how would you say the lentil version compares, taste-wise?
Hi Heather, I would say I prefer the lentil version has a slight upper hand only because I found their taste is completely undetectable. The only thing I would do differently next time is try mashing it by hand instead of using the processor. Glad the previous recipe was a hit last year! Let me know how this one goes if you try it out.
The sticky toffee pudding looked so good that I made it that night! And it was absolutely delicious. At first I served it with the soy ice cream but then I used the coconut whipped cream instead and it was even better. All the non-vegans that tried it loved it also!
Im so glad you enjoyed it Leyla!
That stew is hands down the best stew I have ever tasted! So fresh, yet rich and comforting. It was a hit in my household! I can’t wait to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow :-)
I made the stew last night and it was oh so very yummy in my tummy! The flavors just melded together so well and I loved using herbs de provence. Those made all the difference in the flavor and taste. Thanks for yet another terrific recipe Angela!
I made the stew for dinner tonight and it was delicious. Thank you!
Has anyone made the stew in a crock pot?
I am IN LOVE with the shepherd’s stew, it’s sooooo delicious. I’m headed home for thanksgiving and am making an alternative veg meal – I’m wondering if you think it might be possible to toss it into a baking dish, and put a pot pie crust on top, and bake it while the meat-eaters’ turkey sets? Would you cut the stovetop cooking time down? Many thanks!
Hi Angela, Eric and Adriana,
I have been following your website, Facebook and purchased your cookbook prior to Christmas and have adopted a plant based diet too. I have been creating many recipes myself and have enjoyed so MANY of yours too. I understand you often look to your viewers and followers for testers to new recipes. I would be privileged to be included if you need another candidate.
Wishing you all the very best!