GIVEAWAY – Betty Goes Vegan

GIVEAWAY – Betty Goes Vegan

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betty coverLike many of you, I love to get a brand new cookbook and read through it. If a book I’ve been lusting after just ends up being a bunch of recipes I’m kind of disappointed. When I fork over my cash for a cookbook I want it all, great recipes are a given, so I also want to get to know the author’s approach to cooking, what inspired them to make recipes, and if dishes are really good or zomg the best ever. If you feel the same way as me you are going to love Betty Goes Vegan by Annie & Dan Shannon. After reading through it I feel like I know them. I learned how cooking through the Betty Crocker Books helped Annie figure out what made her happy in life, their love of animals, each other, and so many of their favorite movies and tv shows. I loved it.

This book is very different than the typical vegan cookbook in that the focus is on using convenience foods to easily make American classics. So you won’t find recipes for entrees like Millet with Butternut Squash and Mushroom Gravy, instead it’s more like Pork Chops made with Match ground pork, Vegan Fried Eggs (with noochy yolks injected inside tofu) and Beer, Bacon, & Pepperjack Biscuits. I love buying vegan products and supporting vegan businesses but I never know what to do with all the substitutes & this book has already come in so handy. I also love that if I am thinking of a random American entree, like chicken and waffles, I can just open the book and find an easy recipe for it. And there is a chapter dedicated to casseroles! And Annie is an olive lover! And there is a holiday chapter that even tells you how to deep fry a tofurkey! And of course if you don’t like Gardein products or whatever you can always use your own homemade seitan or tofu.

I think this would be a great book to give to the next person who asks you “do you just eat salad?”. They will be shocked! Or if your mom doesn’t know how to make food for you for Thanksgiving, or if your partner is craving a meat & potatoes kind of meal, this would be the perfect book to give them. And now you can because we are giving away 5 copies!

TO ENTER– Post below what is your favorite vegan substitution product. Is it the So Delicious Coconut Creamer in your morning coffee or the Food For Lover’s Queso you pour all over your chips? Whatever it is, let me know below and also make sure to add an email that you check and have a US or Canada address.

217 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY – Betty Goes Vegan

  1. Silk soy creamer in my coffee! When I became vegan cream in my coffee was the toughest thing for me to give up, now I’d feel sick if I even tasted coffee with cream! Love you, Silk!

  2. all of the styles of field roast ‘sausage’ are amazing, I use the Italian style in pasta dishes and lasagna and i use the chipotle style in tacos!

  3. If I had to choose a favorite substitution item, it would be Daiya cheddar-style cheese. Something I use on a regular basis, though, is unsweetened soy milk.

  4. Ooo, my classic American cooking repertoire is pretty tiny so this books sounds super interesting.

    I’m going to go with the Daiya wedge because the only thing I do with it is grate it to make a delicious American sandwich: grilled cheese!

  5. I’m pretty sure I’d be lost without vegan butter (which my boyfriend lovingly makes for me). I may be vegan but I still have my “I wanna be a fatty” moments! lolol ?

    Thanks, love!!!

  6. I realize this is stated above but…. I am in love with So Delicious Coconut Creamer (plain)! I use it everyday in my coffee or tea. And speaking of salads, I LOVE LOVE adding Beyond Meat’s lightly seasoned Chicken-Free strips for a good chunk of protein. You can also add them to stir-frys, sandwiches or whatever!

  7. I love Tofurky Italian sausage…they are Wonderful in spaghetti and making sausage “dogs”!!
    and Daiya cheese and Almond MILK…..

  8. Dr. Cow’s cream cheese actually tastes like goat cheese, which was the last thing I gave up when I went vegan 14 years ago. I’m do happy to have a goat cheese substitute!

  9. I’d have to say So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk “Creamer”. I never thought I would give up half-&-half until I found it.

  10. I’m addicted to earth balance’s natural buttery spread!! Its great for cooking, baking, or just putting it on a nice slice of toast in the morning for breakfast(which is exactly what i did this morning!).
    I don’t know why a lot of people still rely on dairy products when there are so many great alternatives like this one!!

    Cruelty-free, guilt-free, and fabulous <3

  11. Beyond Meat Chicken. I rarely “substitute” as I try to avoid processed foods,but this is freakishly realistic. A nice treat.

  12. Pick just one?? I think Veganaise is the one I adore most. Nothing puts that creamy tang on a tomato sandwich like Veganaise. I actually crave it, and lick the spoon too 🙂

  13. I think my life as a vegan would not be near as sunny without
    Earth’s Balance organic margarine! So many comfort dishes are veganized in my house with EB!

  14. Almond and coconut milks are my favorite substitute for cow’s milk. I use them everyday and can’t imagine life without them.

  15. Definitely Follow Your Heart Veganaise. I use it to make ranch, tartar sauce, dips, dressings etc. Also as a binder for homemade veggie burger patties. Love it!

  16. Ack! How can I possibly pick just one?!?! It hasn’t been mentioned yet, so I’ll say Dandies marshmallows! I could roast and eat a whole bag by myself – yum!

  17. My absolute favorite are the burgers from HIlary’s Eat Well, my first favorite was there chili/cumin but now I have found there greens/hemp!!! YUMMO.

  18. Although I don’t love faux meat, tofurkey bologna sandwich slices are one of my 4 year old’s favourites and definitely make lunch tines easier!

    For me, personally, it’s the French vanilla coconut milk creamer.

  19. Most certainly the daiya cheeses! I love them all. Cheese is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to give up…so this product is a dream!

  20. Its tough to choose (especially when I’m hungry now!), but its a toss up between Gimme Lean sausage, The Vegg, and Beyond Meat faux chickn strips.

  21. Hello my vegan mofo!

    My all time favorite vegan replacement for anything has got to be
    Hampton Creek Foods Beyond Eggs!



  22. ha! mine actually is So Delicious coconut creamer. I use it for soooo many things. I’ve cream in my Vitamix, ” milkshakes”, Matcha latte, chai, and pudding.

  23. The ‘substitute’ I use most often is a soy or nut milk rather than dairy. But as for my favorite…it would be some sort of non-dairy ice cream. Perhaps So Delicious, or Luna & Larry’s.

  24. I would say that my favorite vegan substitute is Field Roast Frankfurters…or wait, maybe Daiya garlic havarti cheese…or, well, Tofutti Ice cream! How can you be cruel and make me choose just one! Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon is divine!

  25. I’ve recently transitioned to a 99% vegan diet and I am loving it! I’ve found so many great vegan recipes over the last couple months, but one of my favorite vegan substitute so far is taco “meat” made from walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, veggies and spices. It makes the most delicious raw/vegan taco salad, even better than the meat version!

  26. Nutritional Yeast. I use it on everything this time of year. “Parmesan” for the top of soups, mac and “cheese”, I make toasted chickpeas with it. I love it! Plus, being a vegetarian, it is so good for me!

  27. I love love LOVE the idea behind this book and I have made so many great recipes from their blog too! My favorite vegan substitution product is definitely soy chorizo (Trader Joe’s brand is the best in my opinion). I have to place limits on myself for how often I can buy it because otherwise I would eat it every day.

  28. My family’s favourite are the Gardein crispy tenders. They’re our go-to quick meal on a night when no one feels like cooking or we have to be somewhere fast. But I also *love* Turtle Island tempeh bacon. Yum.

  29. TVP (textured vegetable protein). That stuff is awesome in just about everything…sloppy joes, chili, shepard’s pie, tacos…it brings the carnivores back for seconds!

  30. How can you not love a cookbook that has a cupcake inspired by Jean-Luc Picard? (I already own a copy – in fact, I’ve been doing most of of Vegan MoFo cooking from it! – but I’m throwing my name in the hat on behalf of my younger brother, who recently went vegetarian. He wanted a cookbook recommendation & Betty Goes Vegan was at the top of my list.)

    As for my favorite vegan substitute? Tofutti’s Drumsticks, which I’ve been unable to find anywhere in Missouri. *this close* to special ordering an entire case.

  31. I love Tofurky Sausages! All of the varieties are delicious. I eat them on sandwiches with sauerkraut and mustard for that New York feel, I like them with spaghetti and delish in soups, Gumbo style!

  32. My favorite? That’s HARD! I love Daiya cheeses, Gardein burgers, Yves hot dogs, Tofurky sausages, Wildwood creamer, Earth Balance ‘butter’ and soy milk….I can’t pick just one!

  33. Such a tough question! I think I’ll have to say field roast apple sage sausages. I was never particularly a fan of sausage pregan, but these are SO GOOD.

    1. Random reply here – I LOVE that ice cream! I’m not a big cherry person, but that’s the creamiest non-coconut ice cream I’ve ever had! Somehow, it even trumps the other Soy Creamy flavors!

  34. Before I started my vegan journey, my favorite meal was street tacos. Thank goodness I can still enjoy them by using tempeh in place of the ground beef. I season the tempeh just as I would ground beef and it’s AMAZING!!!!!

  35. Funny, I don’t really think of these items as substitutes, just as what I eat! My most used and loved would be So Delicious creamers, almond milk, vegan cheese, Tofurky slices, and Gardein Crispy Tenders.

  36. This is tough- there are so many great products. Daiya, Gardein, Field Roast, Beyond Meat, Veganaise, Earth Balance, Almond Milk, Tofutti Cream cheeze… I really can’t pick just one. I just returned from the store where I bought Field Roast so I guess I could say that. I use plenty of grains and tofu, but it is nice to have so many options.

  37. Ooooh! I used Gardein Crispy Chik’n Patties, Yves Canadian Bacon and Pepper Jack Daiya to make my husband a variation on the vegan Double Down. I also love nooch forever. Can’t wait to check this book out!

  38. Field Roast anything on everything at any time of day. Though I did make my own roast recently that competes, Field Roast will always be my first love.

  39. Avocado! Nothing fancy, but it has such a neutral taste that I use it in any recipe that has a creamy factor, like mock tuna salad or chocolate pudding. Avos4life!

  40. I love almond milk in my oatmeal, coffee and just about anything and everything you could possibly think of! My daughter who is 28 has been vegan for the last 14 years makes her owm almond milk!

  41. It is so hard to choose a “favorite” but since transitioning my daughter, Tofurky lunch “meats” have been a life saver, especially b/c her class is a nut free class. But, I also LOVE Uptons Seitan line. It is really great to have especially when I am making a meal for my meat eating family.

  42. This was a really tough one, but I’d have to go with Soy Free Earth Balance. All my other subs are great, but this is by far the most versatile – and I love to bake!

  43. My go to vegan substitute is Trader Joe’s Chickenless Strips. I sauté them or microwave them and put them in salad, stir fries, pasta dishes, tacos, even sandwiches. A total meat loving friend told me she couldn’t tell they weren’t chicken when I served them to her in a salad. Great texture and good taste, but bland enough to absorb whatever sauce or dressing I’m using.

  44. Field Roast’s Celebration Roast. Under a pile of mashed potatoes & gravy, you have the best comfort food in the world, and it fits in perfectly with the theme of this giveaway!

  45. This is lame but I love Earth Balance. It’s just so good and works just like butter whether it’s for toast, cookie batter or a baked potato!

  46. Chocolate almond milk is a godsend when I NEED CHOCOLATE NOW. Veganaise is also an amazing substitute in just about everything!

  47. Chickpeas! They are so versatile! You can mash them up with a fork and mix in vegan mayo, chopped celery, and chopped onions for “chicken” salad. Mashed chickpeas, vegan mayo, celery, and relish tastes more like “tuna” salad. Falafel, chickpea burgers, chickpea mash, … I even found a chickpea recipe for faux cookie dough dip! Yum!

  48. my favorite substitution is agar agar flakes for gelatin. I went veg at 5, and discovering agar agar 16 years later was like opening up a whole new world.

  49. Most substitutions, from cheeze to mock-meat, I only use occasionally. So, I’d have to say Earth Balance margarine and almond milk are my two subs I couldn’t live without.

  50. Daiya Pepperjack Cheese! Oh my! I put it on my brown rice, make quesadillas for carnivores, and put it on my lentil tacos. I think I may be loving this stuff! 🙂

  51. I’d say nutritional yeast, but we use it so much around here it’s not a sub as much as it’s own thang. I think my favorite = the most used substitute so it’d be coconut oil. Great in baking, in frying when recipes call for bacon fat or lard, and even as a moisturizer and deodorant!

  52. Definitely Daiya cheese. The shreds, cream cheese, slices and blocks are all amazing, especially the Jalapeno Havarti. I brought it to a work party once, and all the omnis were amazed.

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