I cannot believe it has been 1 year since Sara and I started The Friendly Fig. It’s been so much fun putting together our thoughts and recipes… and e-meeting so many of you. I feel like I know you guys!! Whether we are friends on the blog, IG, or even FB for some of you, it’s just so great to connect with people who have like-minds and morals. I still can’t believe our traffic some days… I’m like wait, people are reading this and commenting?!
Okay people, if you have been following along and know me… you know I do not like vegan cheese. I think it tastes fake and just doesn’t compare to the real thing… so I just omit it from my diet all together.
Holy shit, I take it all back. ALL HAIL MIYOKO’S GOURMET CHEESE PRODUCTS. This amazing and kind company sent me over some samples, and I couldn’t stop myself from inhaling them. No joke. So, I’m here to give a brief review for anyone who may also have trouble finding a good vegan cheese, or you know, someone who just wants to add to their favorites.
Chunkie Dunkies – you heard of ’em? If not, thank God you found your way here to read up.
Chunkie Dunkie makes cookies, brownies, and biscotti that are Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Kosher. You won’t find flour in these bad boys – they are made with whole raw nuts! Dina, the founder and a raw vegan chef, challenged herself to make the very best tasting healthy cookies around, and I’ll say that she has succeeded.
One year ago today, my life changed in the best way possible. I looked into what’s hidden behind the food on the shelves in Stop & Shop. I made myself open my eyes wide for the beautiful souls who share this Earth with us. I took one good hard look at the world around me and decided that I wanted something more out of life. I wanted to do better. I wanted to be better. I wanted to do more than just exist. I’m so happy to say that this year has really been a game-changer for me, and I am so excited to share some of my thoughts and musings about it.
You guys know I am a total sucker for GIF posts, so did you expect anything less?
I’m super excited to run this giveaway, because it’s with a good friend of mine! Danielle and I met while I was an intern at Hasbro back in the day. We’ve kept in touch over the years, and I’m so glad we did – we have a lot in common, especially when it comes to natural/organic living. Danielle is an Independent Rep for Miessence, an Australian-based company who believe in health, wellness, and living purely. When Danielle asked me to review their Complete Protein Powder, I was honored! I mean…
- Certified organic
- Sprouted and biofermented
The list goes on. I’ll be 100% honest up front and say that I am not a fan of protein powders, typically. I just never enjoyed the taste/aftertaste, so this is something pretty new for me. But hey… why not give it a try and give some away to an awesome reader who may LOVE the extra boost of protein? So here we are. Let’s do this.
It is with great pride and sheer terror that I announce the addition of the newest little Figlet to our crazy party. I’m writing to you today as a mother of two – and I don’t mean my cats. Baby Brierley, the sequel, arrives in September!
2014 has been an incredible year for all of us here at the Friendly Fig. Aside from tackling our own personal missions, we freaking started this blog! Seriously… who knew we would have so many followers, readers, and new friends? Of course, I hoped at least a few people would read what we had to say… but you guys are the bomb. We could not be any more grateful than we are!! We love you all – in the most non-creepy way ;)
To celebrate the year’s end, we thought it would be cool to countdown our top 20 posts. Whether you’ve been a fan since day one or are new to our kind corner of the internet, you’re bound to see a few favorites. And aside from that, it’s interesting for us to see what the hell you guys liked the best – we don’t want to serve you bum posts, duh!
We’re celebrating today! If you are, too, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! We will be back tomorrow with a fun local post. If you’re from New England, you won’t want to miss out :)
For now, here’s a sweetheart in a stocking. LOVE!
xx Bianca, Sara & Kate
Did we say two winners? Well, we meant three. Congratulations to Leah Pederson, Meagan Traficante, & Caitlin Studley! We are so excited to announce that you are our winners of the Nerina giveaway. An e-mail has been sent to you.
Thank you to all who participated – so happy to have so much support. If you weren’t a winner this time, you can head over to purchase Nerina, here. Be sure to come back soon – we’re always planning cool giveaways! xx Bianca, Sara, & Kate
As many of you may know, I have recently published my very first novel, Nerina: A Story of Mermaid Meets Man.
With the holidays here, I thought it would be fun to giveaway 2 copies – perfect for fantasy/fiction readers and stocking stuffers! It’s super easy to enter – we just need your name and email address. Don’t worry, not for a mailing list – just so we can contact you if you win.
Continue reading to learn more and enter, mermaid lovah.