Vegan Delish Top 15, Baby!!!

Good morning and happy Monday!

You’re never going to believe what happened this weekend…check it out:

Vegan Delish made Apple’s Top 15 Paid Food & Drink Apps on its 3rd day of release!!! I think it actually got even higher at one point, but this was the screenshot that was captured. For all of you who have purchased the app so far for either your iPhone or iPad, I want to send you my biggest thanks because this is all because of you (thank you!). If you haven’t downloaded it yet, please check it out. This is my pet project that’s been in the works for 7+ months and it will hopefully be the way that I will continue to keep my blog going ad-free.Β And, if you like the app, I hope you will consider writing a review of it on the App Store; that apparently makes a HUGE difference in encouraging more people to download it.

Even though the app is called Vegan Delish, I really hope that its success extends beyond those of us who are already veg-friendly. As someone who really loves to inspire others, my main goal with my blog and my app is to show how easy it is to make healthy, delicious, plant-based meals at home. One of the true tests of my app came with my sister who is not a vegan. She texted me this picture of my nephew drinking his first green smoothie:

How cool is that? I consider my work done now. πŸ™‚

While my head was spinning with app stuff this weekend, I made time to make a really easy meal of steamed brussels sprouts served over lentils with a Balsamic Cream Sauce that was scrumptious.

I started with these ingredients for the meal portion:

Making the meal consisted of steaming the sprouts on the stovetop for 5 minutes, water-sauteeing the shallot, garlic and mushrooms in a skillet and cooking the lentils in a saucepan. The cream sauce tied all of the ingredients together; here’s that recipe:

To serve the dish, I put the cooked lentils on the bottom of the bowl, added the steamed brussels sprouts and then put the sauteed mushroom/onion mixture on top:

Here’s my bowl with the cream sauce on top, plus some raw chopped onion for a extra pop of texture and flavor:

This was so good, not to mention easy-peasy to make. I ended up using the rest of the Balsamic Cream Sauce on top of a salad the next day for lunch; it helped make the raw broccoli go down easier, ha ha:

Today is the one month anniversary of my thyroid cancer surgery. Several of you have asked me how I am feeling and how I am adjusting to the thyroid replacement hormone and I am beyond pleased to tell you that I continue to feel great. My energy levels are equal to where they were before surgery and I haven’t had any negative symptoms so far. For now, it seems as if all of my concerns about the adjustment process have been laid to rest. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that, yay!

To celebrate my continued good health and the release of my app, I am doing a special giveaway this week for 10 free downloads (1 each for 10 winners) of Vegan Delish. To enter, just leave a separate comment on this post telling me you did any of these things (each one gets you a separate entry):

  • Like Carrie on Vegan on Facebook here
  • Like Vegan Delish on Facebook here
  • Download the Vegan Delish app hereΒ (if you win a free download, you can always give it to a friend)

Again, if you’ve already done any of these things, just leave a comment telling me so.

Everyone is eligible to enter, but you might want to note that the app is only available to the US and Canadian markets for now and is only available on Apple handheld devices. I’ll select the 10 winners at random on Saturday, November 17th.

[Editor’s note: this giveaway is now closed].

Good luck, thank you for all of your support and have yourself a fantastic Monday. I’ll see you back here on Wednesday with another new post.



  1. Laura S. says

    Such exciting news about the app, Carrie!! I will definitely let you know my feedback, though I’m going to wait to see if I win it first…hee hee πŸ™‚

    I liked it on FB!!!

  2. Christy says


    Will the app ever be available for Android phones? The recipe looks yummy. I’m pinning it. In the meantime, I’m throwing my hat in the ring to win it for my hubby’s phone. Going to go like it on FB now!

  3. Jeanne says

    Hi Carrie!
    I downloaded the app to my ipad, love it! Just made the Balsamic Cream Sauce to put on my veggies, oh my goodness, is it delish!!!! This sauce will make anything taste good. I had to put together your own purple/pink notebokk at my house to hold all of your recipes. Your instructions are always perfect.
    Jeanne (jams325)

    • says

      Thanks, Jeanne and thank you soooooo much for the awesome review on iTunes!!! You are so sweet to make the effort and I really, really appreciate it. Your support and comments make everything I do worthwhile. Big hugs to you! πŸ™‚

  4. says

    I liked the app and you on Facebook! I love the cream sauce idea. I’m a big fan of walnuts and balsamic. But the best thing about this post is your nephew’s face. His expression screams “scrumptious green smoothie!” Congrats on all your successes with the app, your health, and your yummy recipes. Great work!

    • says

      Thanks, Cassandra! I agree, isn’t his face classic? I bet he wouldn’t be so happy if he knew that he was eating a big batch of spinach, ha ha! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment and well wishes with everything.

    • says

      Thanks, Claire! I would love to release an Android version but I have to wait and see if I can make back my costs on the Apple version first. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the support!

  5. Maraika says

    Did 3 out of 3. We love “naked” Brussels Sprouts but the sauce will really dress them up. Cheers to your good health!

  6. Angela says

    This all sounds wonderful Carrie!
    I’ve been a Facebook fan for a while now and I just downloaded the app this weekend! πŸ™‚

    • says

      Thanks, Angela!!! I am so appreciative of your support. If you like the app, would you consider writing a review of it on iTunes? Thank you eternally! πŸ™‚

  7. says

    I “liked” your Facebook page Carrie, since I like following your health progress and appreciate your healthy recipes and encouragement! I’m praying for your continued healing. And hope for mine from a new diagnosis of RA, with the help of 9+ months of eating nutrarian style!

    • says

      Thanks, Barb! I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but I heard lots of success stories from RA at Dr. Fuhrman’s Getaway last summer. Hugs to you.

  8. Deb Baker says

    Hi, Carrie. I just downloaded the Vegan Delish app. It will really come in handy. Thanks. Continued health and success to you!

    • says

      Thanks, Deb!!! I so appreciate your support. If you like the app, would you consider writing a review of it on iTunes? That would be amaaaaaazing. πŸ™‚

  9. Oly Jacobsen says

    Delicious food you are eating, Carrie. I’ve just signed up for the 2012 Holiday Challenge on Dr. Fuhrman … just the right thing to do, now that I keep on eating this way. Even though I just started a 10 day cleanse πŸ™‚
    Love to hear how well your new app is doing, even though I can’t buy it πŸ™‚

  10. Robyn :) says

    I liked Vegan Delish. I have also recommended it to a friend with an iPhone and if she has not downloaded it already I will give it to her if I win since I do not have an iPhone (yet).

    Congratulations on the 15th place!!!

  11. Debbie says

    Thanks for the great ideas – as a thyroid cancer survivor I am always looking for healthy meals – just like your FB page, thanks again!

  12. says

    YAY! That’s so great! I downloaded the app a few days ago and haven’t made anything yet, but I have flipped through it twice now, and I’m amazed at how I want to make EVERYTHING. I’m so happy for you! And thanks for creating such a great app!

  13. Alexandra says

    I liked both on fb! Thank you so much for doing what you do, you such a force of kindness and compassion in this world!


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