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Cookbook Giveaway Straight From the Earth

Cookbook Giveaway Straight From the Earth


As we round out our fourth week of Vegan MoFo 2014 I’m pleased to bring you another cookbook giveaway for Straight From the Earth by Marea Goodman, published by Chronicle Books.

-1Straight From the Earth is written by the woman who founded Earthbound Farms and is a vegan cookbook that focuses on using fresh produce. With recipes like Mixed Chicory Salad with Avocado, Garlic Croutons, and Pine Nuts and Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower with Carrots, it is an excellent cookbook to have on hand to use up some of those never-used-it-before veggies you get in your CSA box.

It’s not just veggies, though, as there are also recipes such as Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies and Very Chocolatey Chocolate Brownies for your sweet tooth. With 100 recipes covering breakfast to dessert, this would be an excellent cookbook for someone who is veggie curious and looking to expand their diet. And what seasoned vegan can’t use more creative recipes for a perfect vegetable potluck dish?

Chronicle books has kindly donated one copy of Straight From The Earth for us to give away today.

To enter, you just need to leave a comment below about your favorite fresh vegetable. We’ll select a winner at 8 am PDT on September 28th. This giveaway is open to US residents only. You’ve got 24 hours to enter! One entry per person please.

Everyday Vegan Eats Giveaway

Everyday Vegan Eats Giveaway

Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu DeverHello, all! It’s time for another giveaway! This one is international, and there will be two winners!

Everyday Vegan Eats, by Zsu Dever, highlights her family’s favorites. (You may remember Zsu from the blog Zsu’s Vegan Pantry and her awesome Vegan MoFo burger theme!)

Zsu Dever - author of Everyday Vegan EatsPacked with comfort foods that warm the body and spirit, Everyday Vegan Eats has highly craveable dishes like Arroz non Pollo, Tex-Mex Migas, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, and Deli Reubens.

Gyro - Everyday Vegan EatsI did a full review of Zsu’s book on my blog earlier this year, and one of the stand-out favorites were these Greek Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce. The gyros can be made with Soy Curls, seitan, or marinated tofu. I went with the tofu, which was packed with the flavors of lemon juice, garlic, and herbs. An explosion of tastes!

If you’d like to get your hands on this book, just leave a comment below telling me about one of your favorite everyday dishes. What is a dish that you make weekly at your house?

The contest has ended!  Congratulations to Maya & Moon!  Make sure that I have some way of contacting you – either by email or by way of your blog. You have until Monday 10 am CST to enter. One entry per person please. I will pick two winners tomorrow for this international giveaway!

Vegan Eats World Giveaway

Vegan Eats World Giveaway


I can’t tell you how excited I am for this new cookbook Vegan Eats World from Terry Hope Romero. Last year I attempted to be a recipe tester but I was injured and I honestly couldn’t do anything. I would look at the recipes and read about them in the tester forum and think someday, they will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine. I did convince my non-cooking partner to tackle the seitan pho and it was the best I’ve ever had. And pho is one of my most favorite foods, I search it out. Her coriander spiced seitan is the best I’ve ever tried and the broth was so richly spiced and delicious that I can still remember it a year later. 

Terry knows food. The Veganomicon, written by Terry & Isa came out quite a few years ago now and it is still often praised as the greatest vegan cookbook of all time. I have made countless recipes from it, the book taught me how to cook. Then Viva Vegan came and my mind was blown again if you have it and you haven’t made the tempeh pie, seriously do it tonight. So I have been waiting for this one since the moment it was announced.

I think Terry is the perfect person to try and tackle…um…the whole world because she is such a nerd. She really gets into the critical elements of the different cuisines, you will learn how to make preserved lemons, cabbage kimchi, dukkah, and other condiments. She also has tons of building blocks like lemon and olive chikpea seitan and baked tofu. Then there are the recipes from potato pierogi with fried onions to chickpea crepes to veggie bulgogi or golden tandoori tofu all of the best cuisines are represented. You can tell from reading the recipes that she loves to research and make everything as authentic as possible but usually with a vegan twist. She isn’t just veganizing recipes but often reimagining them combining the best ingredients with vegan cooking techniques. A few weeks ago Isa posted her Tofu Scramble Bahn Mi, and I looked at it and thought, this is what vegan food should be like.

I said I would could write this giveaway ’cause I can gush about Terry all day long, but I know you want this book as much as I do so instead I will end it here with the giveaway:



Two copies will be shipped to your US or Canada address if you can tell me: What food do you like the best that is not native to your country? So if you live in the US you can say poutine but if you live in Canada you better not! You have until Nov 1st at noon to enter.