The Versatile Blogger Award And Vegan Funnel Cake

August 16, 2010 by Keri

Yes, vegan funnel cakes!  Saturday night I made a test recipe from Hearty Vegan for funnel cakes!  I haven’t had one of these since Disney World, and let’s just say that was a long time ago.  You won’t believe it, but in a mere 10 minutes we went from being funnel cakeless to chowing down on this fair-food classic.  Because I have a lot of whole wheat pastry flour on my hands, I tried a whole wheat version as well.  And yes, I know that doesn’t make them even remotely healthy.

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Here’s what funnel cake looks like when you think you’re going to just sprinkle a little powdered sugar from the bag, but it dumps.  I know we’ve all done that with some ingredient or another!

Last week, I was so excited to receive a Versatile Blogger Award from Celine at Have Cake, Will Travel.  I didn’t even know what a Versatile Blogger Award was, but I was still honored!  The rules are:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award.
  • Share seven things about yourself.
  • Give this award out to 15 other bloggers that you think are fabulous, interesting and deserving.
  • Contact each of the bloggers you chose.

So first of all, thank you so much, Celine!  It means so much to me that you thought to pass it on to me.  I love your blog and, of course, your cookbooks!

Seven Things About Me:

  • I’m an only child, and I love it.  I was never one of those only children begging for a sibling.
  • I have a lot of organizational quirks.  If I can’t do something right, I don’t want to do it at all, and I have to work from beginning to end.  I’m also slow to use a new “toy” or gadget until I know how to use it properly.
  • I rarely save things for sentimental value.  I don’t like clutter and if I don’t want it anymore, I don’t want it in my house.
  • It makes me physically ill when people near me bite the food off their forks.  Just thinking about the sound of teeth on metal is going to make me hurl a little.
  • I had a childhood obsession with penguins.  If it had a penguin on it, I had to own it.  I still sleep with the little stuffed penguin my grandma gave me when I was 5, but most of the rest of it has been given away or sold in garage sales.
  • Being around rude or angry people makes me extremely anxious.  I feel like they could “go off” at any moment.  I’m also extremely uncomfortable when people quarrel in front of me.
  • I’ve had knee surgery and have one wicked scar, plus two metal screws in my shin.  Unfortunately, they hurt every day, but I just try not to think about it.

Okay, now to pass on the blogger love.  I won’t cop out and say just check out my blogroll, but just know I have way too many blog friends and inspirations to list only fifteen!  Plus, I know some have already received the award from others… I present the Versatile Blogger Award to:

Boy, I sure hope you’re not much into counting…

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I Eat Trees is a blog featuring my adventures in all things vegan. My favorite recipes, snack food finds, and restaurant trials are all on the menu so enjoy!


  1. awww!!!!! Thanks!! I am so flattered. I never win awards..

    • Keri says:

      You’re welcome!! 🙂 And I when I put it I was thinking, “I bet she gets a million of these things…”

  2. Danielle (Runs on Green) says:

    Thanks for the award!! It’s scary how similar we are…organizational quirks/clutter/PENGUINS (my favorite animal), and of course the whole vegan thing 🙂

  3. Thank you for the award! You are TOO kind!

  4. Dianne says:

    Funnel cake! I got sick from one of those five years ago (at least) and haven’t wanted one since…

    • Keri says:

      My husband said someone at his office told him that also! As a kid, mine was fruit snacks. I got sick on them once and never wanted to see them again!

  5. bitt says:

    Thank you!

    Hee hee fried whole-wheat funnel cakes. No not healthy for you, but compassionate to the animals!

    • Keri says:

      You’re welcome! 🙂 Yeah… let’s go with that. It was neat to know they can be made at home, though!

  6. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Aw, thanks, sweets! This means so much to me. I will post this on my site within the next couple days!

    That funnel cake looks to die for!!!

  7. Lauren says:

    Thanks so much! I am so honored!! 🙂 XOXO

  8. Thank you so much for the award! My blog is blushing. =)

  9. Awwww Keri, your blog is beautiful (and you too!). I’m so touched that you thought to include me :).

  10. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    thanks for the award! i feel proud to be in the company of those other 14 ladies..they are all awesome!

    “I’m an only child, and I love it. I was never one of those only children begging for a sibling.”–ok good b/c that’s the way it’s looking for skylar LOL. by choice on our part!

    • Keri says:

      You’re welcome! 🙂 I know we get a bad rap, but only children can be some pretty awesome people. I think we really tend to know ourselves well!

  11. Vegmom says:

    Awww Thank you Keri… sorry I’ve been choosing sleep over computer time the past week and just getting back to thank you…

    And those funnel Cakes! WOW!! You are so incredibly awesome!

    • Keri says:

      You’re welcome!! 🙂 Sleep is a better choice. I need to learn to make that one. 😛 And thank you!

  12. Michal says:

    Keri thank you so much for giving me this award! 🙂 You are so kind and a wonderful person!

  13. Guy Goyen says:

    It is cool that you posted about this. I found you on yahoo and I had been searching for information about this. Nice website, thanks for the info.