Fresh Vegan Magazine Issue 3 & My Blog’s 3rd Year Anniversary

Wow, is it really June already? I can’t believe how quickly this year’s going! This month is a particularly special one for me… it’s the 3rd anniversary of my blog, it’s my birthday month AND I’ve had my first feature in a magazine!

When I started blogging three years ago, never did I imagine that I would be where I am today. It’s been such a joyful, rewarding process. Without a doubt, the most precious part of blogging has been the opportunities it’s given me to connect with beautiful, compassionate souls across the world (and yes, that most definitely includes you! )

As you may already know, this week saw the launch of Issue 3 of Fresh Vegan magazine. Sporting a fresh summer vibe, this issue is jam-packed with interviews, seasonal recipes, restaurant and product reviews, stunning photography, competitions and much more.

Fresh Vegan June 2014 Issue

Yesterday, I read the magazine from cover to cover and it left me feeling both inspired and humbled…

…inspired by the passion and sheer hard work that the contributors, interviewees and Fresh Vegan team are dedicating to the promotion of compassionate, healthy, planet-friendly lifestyles…

…and humbled by the fact that I’d been invited to contribute to this issue. I still feel such a novice when it comes to recipe development, cooking, blogging, social networking, life in general. I’m still way down there on the learning curve, but I’ll keep plodding away at it. I just feel fortunate to have access to so many amazing role models

In Issue 3 of Fresh Vegan, I share two of my all-time favourite summer recipes: Malaysian Coconut Noodle Soup with Smoked Tofu (my family-friendly plant-based version of the traditional Malay soup Laksa Lemak)

Malaysian Coconut Noodle Soup with Smoked Tofu

and for dessert, Pina Colada Dairy-free ‘Cheese’ Cake. This is one of my favourite desserts ever! It’s a no-bake dessert and so simple to make!

Pina Colada Dairy-free 'Cheese' Cake

For both recipes I’ve given the quantities in grams, ounces and cups so I should have everyone covered, whatever their measuring preferences 😉

Fresh Vegan is available as a PDF download for £3.95. If you fancy taking a sneaky peek before you buy, for a limited period the magazine can be sampled for FREE on ISSUU.

To celebrate me and my blog’s birthdays, I’ve got some fantastic giveaways coming up. The first one will launch next week so keep a look out!

Here’s wishing you all a fabulous June xx


18 thoughts on “Fresh Vegan Magazine Issue 3 & My Blog’s 3rd Year Anniversary

  1. Hi Sharon

    Many congrats on reaching 3 years – me too in May but I completely forgot about it!

    I don’t know which site I went on but I was able to read 114 pages of the magazine including your wonderful recipes and the photos are just fantastic! Well done!

    Can I say here how much I look forward to your posts, they are so friendly and interesting!

    Have a lovely weekend – it’s TVK time again xoxo

    1. Thanks Vicky ♥ And congrats to you too for reaching the 3 year milestone! I’m so glad we finally found each other in blogging world. Hopefully, if we pace ourselves, we’ll be able to stay in it for the long haul 😉

  2. Well done, Sharon. I remember you telling me that you were planning to start a vegan blog (many moons ago, it seems). How time has flown and how your contributions have improved and become more adventurous with each menu getting better than the last. Are you still doing your meditation classes at the school, and going to classes in Bath?

    1. So lovely to hear from you! And thank you for your kind words ♥ You know, I can hardly remember my life before the blog/FP/teaching. It seems like a totally different person… you know, I think it was! 😉
      I’m just finishing my 4th year of teaching the children’s workshops (I can’t believe I’ve been doing it that long!) Next week I’m taking a coach load of my students to the Buddhist Centre. They’re so excited! I’m still going to classes myself. We’ve finished the whole of Joyful Path and are now studying 8 Steps to Happiness. Such a beautiful book isn’t it? ♥ xx

    1. Thanks Kari! ♥ It’s an exciting time to be vegan/plant-based in England. The festivals are getting bigger and better, there’s loads of new vegan eateries and products cropping up and, as well as Fresh Vegan, I’ve just heard that a new vegan magazine will be hitting our shops in September! 😀
      London VegFest is on 27th-28th September at Olympia. Hope you can make it!

    1. Thanks Lauren! This cheesecake is one of my all-time favourites, and it’s so easy to make! Once the cashews are soft, it’s literally a case of blending and freezing. The dessert’s pretty large, but you could easily halve the mixture and make half a dozen individual desserts in silicone cupcake moulds. Keep them in the freezer and they’ll last at least a couple of months 🙂

  3. So amazing- those recipes look sooo delicious! Congratulations! Happy blogoversary, too! 3 years- woohoo! I look forward to keeping up with your recipes for many more

    It’s my birthday month, too! June 25th– when’s yours!?

    1. Thanks Koko! ♥ You have a June birthday too? Hey this month has just got even more special 😀 Mine’s in 2 days eeekkk!!!

  4. 3 years! Huge congratulations Sharon!
    You put so much work into this beautiful blog of yours that I’m glad you get something back 🙂 I love being part of this wonderful, inspiring community too and actually just had my 1st blogiversary!
    I’ve checked out the magazine and your recipes look fantastic!

    1. Thank you so much Emma! And big congratulations to you too on reaching your 1st blogiversary. As soon as I laid eyes on your Tumblr account I knew that you had incredible talent. I’m so happy you took the plunge and started blogging. Make sure you keep it up (but pace yourself 😉 ) as I can’t imagine blogging world without you ♥ xx

  5. Congratulations Sharon – I can’t believe its been 3 years. You’ve done brilliantly …a real inspiration.

    1. Thanks Naomi! ♥ I can’t believe it’s been 3 years! Where has all that time gone???
      I also can’t believe how long it’s taken me to write the cookbook :/ I’m still really enjoying the process, but I just need to get it finished now. My mum’s all but given up on it ever materialising 😉

  6. Silly me, I missed your birthday, right now I’m marking your birthday on my calendar, happy belated Birthday to you, lovely! I hope you had a brilliant day filled with everything you wished for! You’re amazing, fabulous and so kind! I’m grateful for your friendship and big congratulations on your well deserved milestone! I absolutely love your blog and inspired by your love for food, travel and family. I’ve peeked at your recipes, and they look absolutely wonderful! I want to make your Malaysian Coconut Noodle Soup and Pina Colada CheeseCake, this is on my list of dishes to make (you know how much I love my Asian foods, plus cheesecakes).

    Wishing you lots of love and happiness and I look forward to your new and exciting posts! xxx

    1. Thank you SO much Rika for all your kind words ♥ Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s the connection with beautiful individuals like yourself that has been the most rewarding part of blogging for me. I don’t doubt that we’ll get to meet in person one day but, until then, I’ll keep enjoying all your posts, pics and scrumptious vegan recipes! :p

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