A Trio of Cookbooks Giveaway!



I never thought I’d say this, but I’m in the final days of finishing my cookbook manuscript and handing it in to my editor. After 15 months of testing recipes, writing, and shooting photography, I finally feel like things are coming together. Very, very slowly, mind you. I’ve shot about 50 recipe photographs so far, but that means I still have at least 50 recipes to remake and photograph. gulp, gulp, gulp. I’ve heard the editing process is pretty brutal, so I’m just taking it one day at a time and not looking too far ahead. The journey of getting my recipes to a place where I’m happy (and all my recipe testers) has taken much longer than I anticipated, but I didn’t want to rush the process. Quality over quantity, I say. If this is the only cookbook I ever write, I want it to be something I’m proud of. And seriously, it might be the only cookbook I ever write!

Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say hello! I might not be able to post as much as I’d like to over the next couple weeks, but just know that I’m thinking of you always and looking forward to sharing some recipe inspiration as soon as I can. Right now, every creative cell in my body seems to be on hiatus, but it will recharge soon enough. Isn’t that what red wine is for??

Now for the giveaway fun! In my mind, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good cookbook and feeling more inspired with each turning page. Today’s giveaway highlights a couple awesome vegan cookbooks that I have in my collection as well as my favourite recipe creation tool that I reviewed recently – The Flavor Bible! I’m giving away all the books below to one lucky winner. If you happen to already own one or some of these cookbooks, I’ll be happy to send you an Amazon gift card instead. You decide. The books will be shipped new directly from Amazon.

In this giveaway:

Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton

Let Them Eat Vegan! is packed with 200 plant-powered recipes for the entire family. Dreena offers notes on how to modify her recipes for those with allergies or common substitution questions. Natural vegan ingredients are abundant in her recipes, many of which I already have in my own pantry. See my full review here.

Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero

Veganomicon is truly a work of art. With over 250 recipes for any occasion, this is a cookbook I turn to often. Whether you’re in the mood for something quick and easy or something fancy and elaborate, this book will have it. There are also handy user-friendly guides for soy-free, gluten-free, low-fat, and quick and easy recipes.

The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

The Flavor Bible, described as “the essential guide to culinary creativity”, profiles ingredients and the corresponding herbs, spices, seasonings, etc. that pair well with each of these ingredients. As someone who has grown to love recipe creation, this book is a resource tool that I turn to when I’m looking for a nudge in the right direction. When I have an ingredient in mind that I’d like to cook with, I often look to this book for suggestions of other “compatible” ingredients that I can include in the dish. For my full review, see here.


To enter: Leave a comment below and tell me what you are reading right now or maybe tell me about a book you’ve read recently that you enjoyed. If you’d like a second entry you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest and leave a second comment letting me know you did so. This contest is open to anyone, anywhere and the winner will be chosen at random on Sat April 27th . Good luck!!

Please note: The links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links – 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!

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Carissa April 23, 2013

I’m reading Wife 22 right now. It’s very modern with lots of Facebook and emailing, but not in a bad way like some I’ve read. I’m really excited to finish it because I think the ending is going to be a twist…I’m just hoping it’s what I think it will be & not something else!

Teresa Young April 24, 2013

I read Wife 22 a few months ago – loved it! No spoilers from me :-)

Misty April 23, 2013

YAY! CONGRATS! I am very much looking forward to getting your cookbook in the future!!!
I am actually ready “The Plant Based Power Diet” By Leslie Beck. I am 5 years veggie this summer and felt like I was do for a refresher on why I chose this lifestyle…. still shocks me to read the correlation of animal fat and disease. That fish burger that tempted me a few weeks ago…. I laugh in the face of! :)

Marty April 23, 2013

I haven’t been reading too many cookbooks recently which is not a good thing. Time for some new ones! These look awesome! Lately I have been re-reading the Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin and discovered an author I have not read before, William Kent Krueger, who writes a mystery series that I am greatly enjoying.

Amy April 23, 2013

I picked up the Flavor Bible last weekend based on your recommendation! Interesting book. I’ve never read Let Them Eat Vegan but I’d love to check it out.

All the best with your final cookbook stages!

Jan April 23, 2013

being a mom of two little ones, it’s difficult to find a lot of time to pull meals together. i love weelicious right now. it has so many great recipes in it and i love the layout of the book….beautiful photographs.

Kaitlin April 23, 2013

I’m currently reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Great story!

As for cookbooks, I’m loving my King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion.

Charlene April 23, 2013

If you end up liking things fall apart, be sure to read the sequel , No Longer at Ease! I loved that one !

Kelsey April 24, 2013

Thanks, for the tip! I’ve read Things Fall Apart a few times (albeit for classes) and didn’t know there was a sequel.

Beth April 23, 2013

My newest cookbook is “More Peas, Thank You,” which I love. I’m also reading, “You’re Already Amazing” by Holley Gerth. Wonderful book about making the most of ourselves.

BTW, I made the Banana Bread Protein Bars last night. Do they need to be refrigerated? I find that anything with banana in it tends to go moldy quickly.

Lauren E April 23, 2013

guilty pleasure…tween novels! I just finished the Divergent and Insurgent books by Veronica Roth, easy-fun reading :)

LN April 23, 2013

In terms of cookbooks, I am (always) reading How To Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman — I learn new things every day!

Cath in Ottawa April 23, 2013

Ooh – lovely, thanks!

I just finished Barbara kingsolver’s new book Flight Behaviour. Well worth a read!

Anna April 23, 2013

I’m reading Women Food and God by Geneen Roth. It’s incredibly real and insightful…helping me gain a new perspective on my relationship with food and recovery from an eating disorder. The way we eat is an indication of how we view and treat ourselves. All of us deserve healthy and delicious meals! Would love to try these new cookbooks to do just that :)

Jill April 25, 2013

I read Women, Food and God a couple years ago and it really helped me turn the corner in my recovery

Emily R. April 23, 2013

I just finished the audio book version of Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and am about to start The View on the Way Down by Rebecca Wait.

Pat April 23, 2013

I am reading GONE GIRL. Its very interesting and cannot wait to finish it. Just finished reading the COCONUT OIL MIRACLE – very enlightening.

Lori April 23, 2013

I read Gone Girl and loved. Couldn’t put it down!

Jen G. April 23, 2013

I’m currently reading “Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays” by Bernadette Barton. As an ally living in the same state as Ms. Barton (Kentucky), I find it fascinating and heartbreaking.

Tiffany Kim April 23, 2013

Yippee! COOKBOOKS! Right now I’m reading my way through a stack of academic journal articles on foreign brides in South Korea (I know you envy me.) ;)

Ellen April 23, 2013

Do people in S Korea still have arranged marriages? Many years ago I wanted to marry a Japanese man but his family arranged a marriage for him instead. I was devastated.

Alyssa April 23, 2013

I’m so looking forward to your cookbook!! I just ordered “More Peas Thank You” so hopefully I’ll be reading that soon. I can’t wait for yours, best of luck finishing it!

Jessica April 23, 2013

I am currently reading The Power of Habit. Great book breaking down why we do things the way we do them and how to change them.

Nat Smith April 23, 2013

Im LOVING The everyday happy herbivore! Every single recipe I have made has been wonderful! I dont have any of these books in the giveaway so i hope i win!! Thank you!!!!

Linda DC April 25, 2013

I am reading RAW Gourmet By Nomi Shannon,really like the idea of raw but am doing Vegan at the moment,so these books will surely help me.

Alyssa April 23, 2013

I also follow you on pinterest :)

Natasha April 23, 2013

I just finished reading The Purification Bible, which is a FANTASTIC read!

Amber April 23, 2013

I am reading Rick Steve’s ITALY because I am headed there on vacation in JUNE!!!

Emily R. April 23, 2013

I follow you on Twitter (lemonslush), Instagram (lemonslush) and Facebook (eautumne)!

Jessica April 23, 2013

I follow you on FB.

Sarah April 23, 2013

Vegan Pregnancy…. preparing myself for an upcoming pregnancy *hopefully soon*

Tara April 23, 2013

I would love to win this. I’m currently reading The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier, my plant-based guru!

Natasha April 23, 2013

I am following you on Facebook!

Philippa Bergmann April 23, 2013

One of my favorite books is “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Rusell. Excellent allegorical fiction.

Claire April 23, 2013

Currently reading a biography of David Foster Wallace: Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story by D. T. Max

Angelique April 23, 2013

My favorite recipe book right now: Vegan Eats World. Love it!

LisaR @ Who Stole My Baby? April 23, 2013

Right now, I’m reading The Round House. It’s really interesting and well-written – I’m enjoying it quite a bit! Congrats on your book :)

Manasa April 23, 2013

I just started reading Vegetarian cook book for the Eat Clean Diet – by Tosca Reno.
I immensely enjoy all her cook books!

Jenn April 23, 2013

I’m reading Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis and a great history about the early women settlers in Alaska.

Diane T April 23, 2013

Thank you for the update on your cookbook – I am very excited about it!!! I would love to win these books!!

Sarah April 23, 2013

I follow you on FB already :)

Tanya McGill April 23, 2013

I am reading Undiet by Meghan Telpner.

Ceil April 23, 2013

I am reading: The End of Overeating and Betty Goes Vegan (from the library). I’ve taken Veganomicon from the library a couple of times…I also like Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I’d love to win these to keep them on my cookbook shelf (I have a budget for cookbooks that I have exceeded this year…)

Diane T April 23, 2013

I follow on instagram, pinterest and twitter!

Dena Sexton April 23, 2013

I am re-reading ‘Eat to Live’ and Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet…..

Jenn April 23, 2013

I also already follow you on the social media options!

Irina @ Chocolatea Time April 23, 2013

I’m currently reading the Steve Jobs autobiography! I also recently purchased a book on running and am excited to start reading it :)

Sarah April 23, 2013

I am reading This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Trooper

Leslie Campbell April 23, 2013

“Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin; “Help, Thanks, Wow” by Anne Lamott; and Kneadlessly Simple – a beautiful book about making/baking no-knead breads.

Annette April 23, 2013

Eat and Run by Scott Jurek!

Des April 24, 2013

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Book Thief with my daughter who is learning about WWII. Also just read Eat to Live again because it has helped me feel more healthy than ever!

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