UnDiet Review + Recipe + Giveaway (valued at $300!)



For many of you, Meghan Telpner needs no introduction. She’s the inspiring, Canadian (yay!), and playful voice behind her website, Making Love in the Kitchen. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 26, Meghan made it her mission to regain her health via non-traditional methods. That’s when she rediscovered the powers of her kitchen and found healing through plant-based food, a yoga mat, and other alternative treatments. Her first book, UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health, shows you how to live well without painful restrictions. Much like my own approach to wellness, Meghan forgoes calorie counting, dieting, and deprivation while focusing on vibrant foods, nutrition information, and wellness tips she has picked up along the way.

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UnDiet is jam-packed with health and wellness tips, infused with Meghan’s authentic and inspiring writing style. It’s hard not to get excited about a healthy lifestyle when you read this book.

Some of the topics include:

  • A handy guide for storing produce (I love this because my fridge is a hot mess most days)
  • Food additives and preservatives to avoid
  • Plastics, BPA, and waste
  • 10 best reasons to drink loads of water
  • A 7-day UnDiet Meal Plan
  • Natural beauty products and cosmetic additives
  • Optimizing your time in the kitchen
  • and much more…



While this is a wellness guide as opposed to a cookbook, you will still find 40 easy gluten-free recipes sprinkled throughout the chapters. Many of the recipes can be made vegan with a simple swap like using a chia egg for a hen’s egg or maple syrup for honey. Some examples of the recipes include: Veggie Rice Wraps, Booyizzle White Bean Green Curry, Blue Green Power Smoothie, Morning Green Juice Shazaam, Spiced Apple Carrot Muffins, Super Berry Fruit Crumble, and more.

After spending a good part of the weekend with my nose in book, I got thirsty. Really thirsty. Thankfully, her Easy Ginger Ale recipe came to my rescue. I’ve never been a big ginger ale fan, but something just told me I’d really love this au naturel version.


With just 4 simple ingredients – fresh ginger, carbonated water, lemon juice, and sweetener – I had a much healthier version of ginger ale ready to quench my thirst. It’s bursting with digestion and immune-supporting ginger and lemon juice making it a fun drink that’s also good for you. I also have a feeling this would be amazing with some orange or pineapple juice mixed in! And you know, maybe spike it on one of those hot summer evenings….


Meghan’s Easy Ginger Ale

Excerpted from Undiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health. Copyright © 2013 Meghan Telpner. Published by McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

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Yield: 2 cups


  • 3-inches (8cm) fresh ginger root
  • 2 cups (500ml) soda water
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) raw honey (I used 2 tbsp maple syrup)
  • 1-2 tbsp (15-30ml) lemon juice (optional) (I used 1 tbsp lemon juice)
  • Ice cubes or frozen grapes


1. Drape a cheesecloth or milk nut bag over a bowl or jar, and grate ginger over top.

2. Once fully grated, squeeze out juice. (Angela’s note: I had about 1 tbsp of ginger juice after squeezing)

3. In a pitcher or jar, stir together ginger, soda water, sweetener, and lemon.

4. Serve chilled with a few ice cubes or frozen grapes, and add a glass straw for a party in your glass.


It’s GIVEAWAY time! (update – see below for winners)

You have a chance to win:

1. A copy of UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health.

2. Meghan’s online course UnDiet Meal Prep Made Easy (this course is vegan aside from honey which you can swap out for other sweeteners) valued at $279.

This book giveaway is open to anyone in North America and the online course is open to anyone, anywhere!

How to enter:

1. Leave a comment below.

2. For a second entry, follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram and leave a second comment letting me know you did so.

Thanks to Meghan and the folks at McClelland & Stewart for the wonderful opportunity to review UnDiet. Goodluck to all of you in the contest! Winner will be chosen at random on Thursday April 4, 2013.

Please note: The UnDiet link in this post is an Amazon Affiliate link – if you click on the link and purchase something I will receive a small percentage from Amazon which helps support costs involved for this blog. Thanks in advance!


UnDiet Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the UnDiet giveaway! Without further ado, the winners are…
1 copy of UnDiet goes to #394 – Carol E. “I’ve followed you on Facebook for ages, but I just started following you on Pinterest.”

And the winner of Meghan’s online course UnDiet Meal Prep Made Easy goes to #1512 – Jackie P. “This book looks amazing!!”

Congrats to you both! I will email you shortly to collect your information.

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Jill April 1, 2013

This book looks amazing! I hope I win :)

Trisha April 1, 2013

Thanks for writing such a fabulous book!

andrea April 2, 2013

could be life changing!!!

Cassie Pruitt April 1, 2013

Angela- I love your recipes, and UnDiet looks amazing :) I also just liked you on facebook (don’t have pinterest or instagram)

Darbi April 1, 2013

What a great giveaway! I am always looking for new recipes and her book looks fun to try.

Corinne Cricco April 1, 2013

Want it! Want it! This book looks great- cannot wait to try the ginger ale now that the NEW JERSEY winter weather is leaving (thank goodness!)

Lauren April 1, 2013

The book looks beautiful and colorful. I’m curious about her approach and wonder what is “un” about the diet. :)

Mary April 1, 2013

Oh boy, I could sure use some help and support with the help of this prize to
Get me back on the track to good health and vitality… fingers & toes crossed ;)

Amy April 1, 2013

I can’t wait to try this ginger ale recipe! This book looks like an awesome addition to anyone’s home library.

Madeline Clement April 1, 2013

This book looks absolutely amazing. I share a similar story to Meghan so its very nice to be able to identify with others who have found success in this lifestyle.

I hope I win! :)

Rebecca April 1, 2013

I would love a copy of this book!

Gina April 1, 2013

This book looks amazing!

Liz April 1, 2013

This is amazing! I would love to win.

Amy April 1, 2013

I recently heard Meghan’s UnDiet talk live. I enjoy her fun, cheery, and colorful approach to tackling health challenges and optimizing health. I am excited to take a peek at her book too… I think it comes out tomorrow? Today?

Samantha April 1, 2013

Awesome giveaway! Can’t wait to try the ginger ale, I LOVE ginger! Liked your on facebook and pinterest!

Miche April 1, 2013

Oh my goodness… I am running out to get a couple of the missing ingredients from my kitchen so that I can make this this afternoon :) I have been hooked on those Ayala’s herbal sparkling waters lately, and this sounds heavenly! I’m so excited about the give-away too :D!

Sami April 1, 2013

what a neat giveaway, angela! :)

that ginger ale recipe looks delicious.


jenny l. April 1, 2013

i love your site, thanks for the giveaway drawing!

Susan Fleming April 1, 2013

Everytime I make your detox salad I am so glad I found you! Now I’ve found another great Canadian gal to follow! Thank you!

LEANN April 1, 2013

I listened to your interview on CBC and went directly to the site. Looks quite interesting- can’t wait to check it out further!

Sami April 1, 2013

i’ve liked you on facebook :)

jenny l. April 1, 2013

I now follow you on pinterest!

Karen :0) April 1, 2013

This sounds like a great program!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :0)

Miche April 1, 2013

I have been following you on Facebook and Pinterest for a while now (been locked out of my Instagram account for a while, and I have been too lazy to figure out my password to follow you there lol) does that still count for an entry?

Ginny April 1, 2013

That Ginger ale would have been a life saver with morning sickness! Can’t wait to try it & use it next go around! Hope I win the book :)

Sami April 1, 2013

i’m following you on instagram! samialyssa31 :)

Joanna April 1, 2013

I’ve just recently discovered Meghan and think she’s great. This book would be a great addition to my bookshelf.

Ellen April 1, 2013

Angela, I pre-ordered a copy of Meghan’s book yesterday after spending all afternoon reading her website. I discovered a link to her website after seeing her comment on your Twitter feed – so thank you! Her passion for food is as infectious as yours. Not to mention you both love your glass straws! While I already have a copy on the way, I would love to give the book to a family member who has been suffering from Crohn’s for years. Moreover, the UnDiet Meal Prep Made Easy course would be an extra special treat!

P.S. I just followed you on Facebook. :-)

Sami April 1, 2013

i’m following all your pinterest boards!

Joanna April 1, 2013

Annnnd….I already follow you on FB, Pinterest and Instagram :)

christine Treece April 1, 2013

What a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen :0) April 1, 2013

I follow you on Facebook and Twitter! :0)

Anna April 1, 2013

Sounds interesting!

sheelah April 1, 2013

Cookbook looks awesome!

Anna April 1, 2013

I am a follower on pinterest.

Eizabeth April 1, 2013

This looks great! And I can’t wait to try the ginger ale!

mary April 1, 2013

love your blog! your green goddess salad dressing is our new favorite!

Megan April 1, 2013

I am going to go buy some ginger to make this soda today!! I quit drinking diet soda a few years ago because of the shady ingredients, but every once in a while I get a craving for it still so this sounds awesome.

Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking April 1, 2013

I would LOVE to try the Un Diet!

Susan Fleming April 1, 2013

Pinterest…..I’m now following you……. :)

Stephasaurus April 1, 2013

I’d love to win this giveaway! Meghan’s book sounds fantastic!

Anneliese April 1, 2013

I love Megan Telpner! I would love to win this giveaway.

Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking April 1, 2013

I liked you on facebook too!

Diunni April 1, 2013

Thanks for offering this giveaway!!!! Would love to win!!!

Manette Gutterman April 1, 2013

Following you on Facebook!

Emily April 3, 2013

Can’t wait to try it!!

Stephanie April 2, 2013

Thanks for doing a giveaway! This looks awesome!

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