vegan recipe contest and i’m invited! + healthy vegan friday #40


I’m going to briefly move away from the regularly scheduled programming and share with you all some super amazing news!!

You see, I was invited to participate in the Second Annual Vegan Recipe Contest hosted by Ethical Ocean and co-hosted by Vegan Cuts.


I feel like shouting from the rooftops!

I am so honoured to be able to submit a recipe next to bloggers I have read for years and admired who simply blow me away with each one of their recipes. I could come in last and still be proud!

I decided to submit one of my absolute favourites, my Raw Chocolate-Coated Key Lime Pie and I would just LOVE it if all of you would head on over and vote for my recipe. Pretty please? Pretty please with a vegan coconut ice cream sundae and cacao nibs on top??


Description of the Contest:

The Ethical Ocean and Vegan Cuts Vegan Recipe Challenge is looking for the most mouth-watering delicious vegan recipe out there. 25 of the most talented vegan culinary masterminds have submitted recipes for the contest, and now we need you to pick your favorite!

You can vote daily (and for as many recipes as you want!). And if a recipe that you vote for wins, you’ll be entered into the Grand Prize draw for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree on Ethical Ocean OR a 1 year subscription to a Vegan Cuts’ Snack Pack. The more times you vote, the more chances to win you have!

Timing: The contest kicks off at 9am EST on Friday April 26 and ends at 11:59pm EST on May 17.

Note: People must sign-up to Ethical Ocean to vote; they can choose to unsubscribe to emails at any time.

Click Here to vote for my recipe!

Ok now we can get back to the usual Friday business of Healthy Vegan Friday!

We had 57 submissions last week! In case you haven’t seen the post or all the awesome submissions, head on over to check it out.

For those of you who don’t know, Healthy Vegan Fridays is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself, Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan and Katherine @ Green Thickies. it is a place to share your healthy vegan recipes that make use of whole ingredients and minimize the use of processed and refined foods. The recipes shared on this link up are intended to emphasis the beauty, creativity and benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet!

First through a recap of last week:

Most Popular Submissions

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups from Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating

This entry need no explanation. Chocolate + peanut butter = epic.

Mint Chip Protein Shake from Heather @ Sweetly Raw

My favourite flavour of ice cream transformed into a healthy, raw smoothie. I want!


Sweet Potato Pasta from Raechel @ rebel grrrl kitchen

A delicious creamy pasta sauce with sweet potato, cashews and pine nuts. I love sweet potato in anything- I need to try this one!

My Top Picks

Favourite Main Event: Kale and Golden Beet Salad with Tahini-Cider Dressing from Amber @ The Tasty Alternative

A kale, beet and tahini lover, this salad is just calling my name!

Favourite Sensational Snack: Roasted Carrot and White Bean Hummus from Kymm @ Will Work for Eskimo Kisses

I love the addition of carrots to this hummus and the warming spice!

Homemade Gingerbread Almond Butter

Favourite Nutty and Nutritious Sweet: Gingerbread Almond Butter from Hannah @ Wayfaring Chocolate

A spread that sounds as lovely and delicious as the girl who made it!

Now for Healthy Vegan Friday #40!

My Submission for the Week:


Smoky Collard Wrap

There are a few different components to this wrap but once you have all of them, this comes together super quickly! And oh man is it delicious! Smoky coconut bacon, anti-inflammatory hummus, carrots and sauerkraut. Mmmmmm….

And just a quick request- PLEASE put a LINK BACK to this blog party on the post you are linking. We want to try and spread the word about Healthy Vegan Friday and would really appreciate your help doing so!

So, if you have a healthy vegan recipe (or 2) to share, please add it to the list below! If not, feel free to browse the submissions and get inspired! You can also check out our Facebook page,Pinterest board and feel free to tweet about it using the hashtag #VeganFridays. Feel free to grab our button (code is on the sidebar) to help promote this even and show your vegan pride.

You don’t have to be vegan to submit, just needs to be a vegan recipe. so share that creativity of yours!

Thanks and happy Friday!

Submission Guidelines

  • maximum of 2 submissions per week

  • you do not have to be a vegan food blogger to link up, but all recipes must be 100% vegan.

  • all recipe submissions should focus on the most whole, unprocessed and unrefined ingredients as much as possible, although we will still accept recipes that make use of some processed/refined ingredients.

  • you may submit current or past recipes, just make sure they are not ones that you have shared previously on this blog hop.

  • besides recipes, feel free to submit informative posts that are aimed at promoting vegan, plant-based diets.

  • you must provide a link back to this blog party on your submitted post. You can either grab our badge to display or a clickable link back somewhere on the post you are submitting.

  • when linking up, please make sure to link back to the post you are submitting, not the homepage of your blog

Legal Disclaimer

By linking up to Healthy Vegan Fridays, you guarantee that the pictures and posts are your own and not that of someone else. You also agree to give permission to all hostesses (Gabby, Katherine and Carrie) to make use of your pictures and posts on our own Healthy Vegan Friday posts, as well as giving us permission to re-post them on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook.

38 thoughts on “vegan recipe contest and i’m invited! + healthy vegan friday #40

  1. That is super cool!!!! I voted for you. This pie looks amazeballs Gabby!
    You rock, so it’s not much of a surprise really ;p
    Super fun recipes this week – looking forward to some fun menu planning!

  2. Done, Gabby! Since I have made this one before and it ROCKS plus you asked so nicely and topped it with cacao nibs – an easy way to my heart. :) So proud of you and good luck! I like your entry best out of the others. XO

  3. That is totally cool news!!! I am heading over to vote now! I’ll try to remember to vote each day. I’m hosting a Raw Foods Potluck on Sunday, and I was already planning to make your zucchini fettuccini alfredo. I may need to make this pie as well!

    Today I linked up my Raw Chocolate Walnut Cookies. Have a great weekend!

  4. Congrats Gabby! That’s so exciting and you totally deserve it, your blog is such a great resource for recipes, advice and education. One of my favorites!! Goodluck :)

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