Vedged Out Turns One, Gets a Sweet Book Deal and More Awesomeness!

Howdy beloved readers! It’s Vedged Out’s One Year Blogiversary today and I’m taking you on a tour through the highlights and lowlights of the year:

chocolate layer cakeInsane Chocolate Layer Cake

It’s been an amazing year! Some highlights included Forks Over Knives featuring my health transformation testimonial and featuring me on their health page.


Then we’ve had two very. awesome. Virtual Vegan Potlucks.  

macadamia nut brie en crouteSpooky Macadamia Nut Brie En Croute 

um, I’m still dreaming about that one

vegan-blt-slidersMini Jackfruit and Kimchi BLT Slider Bites 

Two words. Jackfruit. Bacon.

The top viewed post on my site this year:pizzaIndividual Vegan Margherita Pizzas with Homemade Fresh Moxarella

people go crazy when homemade vegan cheese is tastier, easier, healthier and cheaper than running to your local Whole Foods for another bag of Daiya.

The least viewed post on my site this year:maple lima beansBaked Maple Dijon Baby Lima Beans

Yeah, can’t blame my readers, doesn’t look like the most appetizing dish, does it? I swear they were good!

The cookie bars that took over Pinterest by storm:cookie barHealthied Up Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

who doesn’t love an easy to put together ooey gooey dessert?

This ALL VEGAN Thanksgiving Menu shared with beloved friends and family, including Annie at An Unrefined Veganvegan thanksgiving

Then we had that low point, with that injury (currently still injured, I’ll have another healing series coming up soon).goodbye-runningGoodbye Running, I still miss you like crazy.

But when one door closes another one opens! And now I’ve also got some awesome news, I’ve signed a book contract with Vegan Heritage Press! I couldn’t be more proud to be working with such an amazing and compassionate publishing house. You’ll have to wait for all the juicy details, but it’s official. I’m an author!

vegan heritage press

The Vegan Heritage Press family all ready includes some Vegan Superstars: the amazing and talented raw vegan chef Amber Shea Crawley, prolific vegan cookbook author and goddess Robin Robertson, recipe developer extraordinaire Bryanna Clark Grogan, vegan baking fool Tamasin Noyes, national recipe competition winner Betsy DiJulio and several new faces that I can’t wait to become acquainted with!


Oh, and I’ve all ready been a recipe contributor for Sunwarrior for some time, but now I’m joining their expert ambassador team as well! Yeah, just gotta submit that Bio. They’ve truly got the best vegan vitamins and supplements on the planet. Pure love.

Thanks for all the love and support along the way. Can’t wait to see what this next year brings!

good-clean-foodAmanda, Somer (holding Amanda’s juicy baby), Carolyn and Erika

If you want to start at the very beginning, see my very first post on Vedged Out here: 20 Reasons Why Going Vegan Sucks.

Love, Somer


Filed under Appetizers, Books, Bread, Cheez, Desserts, Films, Forks Over Knives, Friendship, Healing Series, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Main Dishes, Running, Sandwiches, Sunwarrior, Ulcerative Colitis, Vegan, Vegan Heritage Press, Virtual Vegan Potluck

50 responses to “Vedged Out Turns One, Gets a Sweet Book Deal and More Awesomeness!

  1. Jueseppi B.

    Congratulations and the best of luck with your future.

    ✿ܓ (◕‿◕)

  2. This is super freakin’ fantastic news Somer!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. Congratulations Somer! That is a very well deserved book deal. I’m so happy for you. Can’t wait to hear all the details. :)

    What an eventful year! I can’t believe VedgedOut is only One!

  4. beautycalyptique

    congratulations and awe – what a journey.

  5. MikeW

    Nicely done on all achievements. Prayer enclosed for healing up stronger than before. All the best.

  6. Catherine

    Congratulations Somer… I am SO excited for you! Couldn’t happen to a better person ♡♡

  7. Congratulations on the book deal. That’s wonderful! :)

  8. What a freakin’ crazy year, babe!! Congratulations on your anniversary and for achieving SO much in such a short amount of time. A testament to the impact you have on people ALL OVER! You know how proud I am of your book deal. Love and hugs.

  9. Amazing, congratulations on everything especially the book deal :) x

  10. Congrats on your first year and CONGRATS on the cookbook! Can’t wait for it!!

  11. Congrats! Well deserved. Your blog has always been my go to for vegan food inspiration. :-)

  12. Wow, that’s great news – I’m so happy for you! Congrats!

  13. jen

    Congratulations on your blogiversary and on you book deal! :-)

  14. JL

    ROCKSTAR! You are amazing and you are being rewarded for that by such great recognition! Woo Hoo, girl! Major, major congrats!

  15. BarefootJacq

    What a great blogiversary present! Congrats! X

  16. Yay!!! Somer, what awesome news!! That is huge! I was already marveling at how much you’ve accomplished in a year, and then you added book author to the mix as well!!! So happy for you!

  17. Congrats! Your book deal is well deserved :)

  18. Laurie

    Wow! Nothing can get you down, girl! You are accomplishing so much and are such an inspiration!! I have enjoyed following your journey :)

  19. Congratulations Somer! That book best be available our side of the pond!! :D

  20. Love this Somer – so proud of you! You are one amazing woman, and all who come into contact with your energy are bound to benefit. Can’t wait for the year that is to come! Congrats! xx

  21. Congratulations my dear, all good stuff- so excited for you xx

  22. Good stuff, Somer and congrats on turning one. Keep up the good work.

  23. Congratulations on all that you’ve accomplished! Even though, I just recently found your site, I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve come across. The recipes are great and your personal story of transformation is very inspiring. I wish you all the best in this next year to come in life and with your wonderful blog!

  24. this is super awesome news!! congratulations!!!!!
    i cant wait to hear more.. i am so excited and happy for you:) keep up the awesome work!

  25. Kudos girl you made it! You might not be anywhere where you thought you would be but don’t you love it that your right here…right now? Can’t wait to read the book :)

  26. WOW Somer you are living the dream! SO much happiness coming from me to you! Your book is going to ROCK!! CONGRATS!!!!

  27. Congrats on your book deal and first blog anniversary.

  28. cmb0096

    Wow–congrats on the book deal. That is so exciting!


  29. Congratulations Somer! What an amazing accomplishment in such a short time. Happy Blogiversary as well. Here is to another amazing year to come.

  30. Congratulations! Looking forward to your cookbook and maybe some teaser recipes along the way…? ;)
    PS….I love baby lima beans and I can totally see this recipe in a quinoa crust or stuffed in those portobellos.

  31. Congrats! I thought your book was ready (I was ready to purchase!). Thanks for inspiring so many of us :)

  32. Congratulations! What a fabulous year. I really admire you for all that you’ve accomplished and for all the inspiration you provide. And I just have to ask – how is it that you’ve been so successful with your blog? I’ve been blogging for 6 months and I only have just over 500 followers. I don’t feel bad about this, in fact, I feel pretty good about it. Still, you obviously know something that I don’t know because you have almost 8,000 followers after just a year. If there are any tips you can share I’d really appreciate it! Also, thank you for reminding me about your chocolate chip cookie bars. They’re going to be my next sweet indulgence for sure!! Keep on rockin’! Celeste :)

  33. Erin Hoffman

    Hi, thank you for your posts. How are able to lose weight and get fit eating breads and desserts?

    Thanks, E

    Erin Hoffman

    • Erin, bread doesn’t make you fat.

      I eat desserts in moderation, as in perhaps a couple of times a month. Most of my diet is based on vegetables, fruits and whole grains. This blog does high light some of the special occasion meals I eat, but if you look at my green smoothie challenge, that’s more how I eat on a daily basis, with a special occasion meal or dessert thrown in every once in a while.

  34. Congratulations! I’m so proud of you. You deserve all the good things that come to you in life. You help so many, and have great recipes! Good luck! I’m glad I followed you over the months.

  35. Congratulations on such a successful year! You rock! I’m looking forward to the release of your much anticipated book. Perhaps one day we can meet and you will be kind enough to sign my copy! ;)

  36. ohlidia

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! How exciting for you to publish a cookbook! Can’t wait!

  37. SO flipping EXCITING, Somer! You continue to be such an incredible inspiration! I cannot WAIT for your book. A huge, delicious congratulations and rock on, gorgeous girl! xxx

  38. Congrats Somer! So happy for you girl!!

  39. Congrats Somer, well done and so deserved:)

  40. So excited for your book deal! Major congrats! :D

  41. Congratulations girl, you’re amazing!

  42. Congratulations! And well done on the book deal, I’m sure it will be a great read :)

  43. You are so freakin’ amazing Somer!

  44. Congrats, Somer on your achievings & well done you, for your 1st cookbook! Yes!! That is great news to hear!!! We love you! xxx

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  46. Woweee! Congratulations! Good job with all the hard work.

  47. I’ve enjoyed watching your blog grow, Somer! Congrats on the book deal.

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