The other day, I got a super exciting email from the lovely people at the Health Blog Awards to say that Ginger Kitchen has been shortlisted in the 'Best Vegan Blog' category! It was one of those moments where I couldn't really believe what I was reading, an email that I never thought I would receive which put the biggest of smiles on my face. It's only been a few months since I started this blog as a way of sharing my passion for healthy food and I have loved every single minute of it. Creating recipes, trying out new ways of using food and surprising myself with how delicious plant foods can be is what I love most. I used to read other food blogs in awe thinking, I wish I could do that. Then one day I stopped wishing.
I feel like through this blog I have started on such an exciting journey and every day I am learning more and more about food, health, and veganism. I realise that I haven't spoken too much about being vegan on this blog yet, but I'm still quite new to it all and learning as I go (but I am planning a post about why I went vegan so look out for that very soon!) and I hope that in future I can share much more about this lifestyle that I have grown to love and feel so passionate about.
I still can't believe that my little space made the shortlist. Although I have been lifestyle blogging for years now, I still feel so new to the food and health community so to be shortlisted is like a reassurance that I must be doing okay.
I am so thankful to each and every one of you who reads my blog, tries my recipes and follows along with my journey. I started this blog to show that healthy eating can be simple and easy and that things can still taste super yummy while being so good for you. Now, having gone fully vegan I am so excited to create recipes that don't harm any animals and still taste really delicious.
I can't quite say how much every one of your views on this blog means to me. I would really appreciate your vote in the awards if you read my blog, it would mean the world! Thank you again, you are all wonderful.