Shine On Award

“This award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.”

Thanks to Sonal from Simplyvegetarian77 for passing on the Shine On Award to me. Sonal is a humorous, sweet and creative soul with a passion for world wide vegetarian cuisine. Do check out Sonal’s health tips and awesome Indian curries!


The Rules:

1  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3  Share 7 random interesting things about yourself.
4  Nominate up to 15 bloggers for Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5  Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

7 random facts:

Since I have already written 7 random facts when I received the One Lovely Blog Award here are 7 new ones, here goes:

1. I am scared of small spiders but have no problem with tarantulas.

2. I love reading books, especially sci-fi, fantasy and crime

3. My favorite food is chocolate (yes, in EVERYTHING, especially desserts and treats but I am thinking up ways of adding it to main courses too as cacao is a superfood – it is true!)

4. One of my cats is currently sprawled on the keyboard making it somehow difficult trying to type.

5. I understand a handful of languages.

6. I once had a McDonald’s addiction.

7. I never wait in queues longer than 10 people.

My nominees for inspiring, feel-good bloggers:

I have included only 6 here I know, but they are the main ones who have be a big part of my initial blogging journey so far – I am thankful for meeting you in the blogosphere 🙂

Shaun at Praying For One Day. Regardless of Shaun already having received this award 10 times, that is no reason to stop recognizing his awesome blog!!! Despite suffering from Chronic Pain Syndrome he sees the positive in everything and has an inspiring, funny, thoughtful, kick-ass blog.

Valerie at My Digital Kitchen. Check out Valarie’s gluten-free and pescatarian recipes, especially the dark chocolate cups and chickpea quinoa burgers. Her updates constantly make me drool on my keyboard!

Celeste from Honk If You’re Vegan. Celeste writes interesting posts on vegan living and shares delicious recipes – check out her Cherry Garcia Shake and Orange Chocolate Pudding.

Fari and Azitd at  Fig and Quince. Fari and Azitd post about Persian cooking and various other very interesting bits. Check out their post on how to cook the perfect Persian rice and pomegranate syrup.

Tarja at No Naugthies. Tarja creates delicious recipes which are allergen friendly. Check out her biscotti and chocolate squares.

Angela at Giving Up Sugar – a fellow sugar convert, Angela blogs about her sugar-free journey – check out her post on dealing with sugar cravings and her recipe for smacaroons.

Thanks for all your beautiful blogs!


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  2. Thank you for the award! I’ll treasure it! : ) -azita


  3. Thanks for passing on the award Caroline! I love your blog, your recipes send me into ‘drool mode’ every time.


  4. Nice to pass on the love!


  5. prayingforoneday says:

    Done..Thank you again.. x
    Added a song also..


  6. No Naughties says:

    Hello Caroline, and congratulations on receiving the Shine On Award – well deserved!!! You have a great blog and it’s always a pleasure to read your thoughts and see what kinds of recipes you’ve been trying 🙂
    Thank you very very much for awarding my blog. I’ll let you know when I’ve published the award post (please bear with me though: I’ve got quite a lot to do at the moment, but I’ll do it as soon as I can).
    Many thanks again! Have a lovely day 🙂
    Tarja x


    • Thanks Tarja 🙂 That’s one of the things I love about blogging, you get to connect with others with similar interests and your blog is great! No worries about time, it took me a week to get around to writing mine and no pressure to do so, only if you want 😉 Enjoy the weekend cx


      • No Naughties says:

        Hello Caroline, at long last I’ve managed to respond to your award nomination and I’ve posted my nominations on Many many thanks again! I hope all’s well and you’ve had a great summer! Best wishes, Tarja


      • Thanks Tarja 😀 I enjoyed reading your facts, especially since you are a horse fan – so am I 🙂 Winter is jut ending here in New Zealand and I can’t wait for summer. Long walks on the beach, hiking in the bush, here we come. Cx


      • No Naughties says:

        Hi Caroline, I didn’t realise you love horses too! You must have been riding in some amazing places over there. We’re lucky to ride on Dartmoor (a national park) every week – even though the weather is very wet at times! This summer’s been good though, but I’m sure we’ll have to dig out our water-proofs soon… Oh well, it’s still great riding there. I hope you enjoy your summer and get to ride lots!
        Tarja x
        PS Do you have your own horse?


      • I absolutely love horses and yes there are some pretty extraordinary places to ride here (I went riding in the mountains which were one of the settings for Lord of the rings – beautiful). I have only lived in NZ for nearly two years and have yet to find a regular place to go to. I grew up on a stud farm and had my own horse but have not had my own horse for 10 years, missing it. Maybe one day again 🙂 Dartmoor sounds amazing – rolling hills and green grass I imagine! And every week – that’s awesome 🙂 I will hope for a long summer for us and a mild and short winter for you. Cx


  7. Congrats, and thank you so much for the nomination! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, but I’ve been on vacation. I will say, that I’m touched that you nominated me for this. It also cracks me up that you’re afraid of small spiders, but are okay with tarantulas – how funny! Thanks again! Celeste 🙂


  8. I finally had time to accept your lovely award. I gave you a shout out in the post. Here’s the link:
    Thanks again, and have a wonderful weekend!! Celeste 🙂


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    • Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will be back to check out my new cool recipes. I really appreciate your comment, please note though, that I’m Danish and English is not my first language. So, I hope you bear with me as I am trying my best 🙂



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