Wednesday, December 08, 2010

New Food Pics and Cookbook Giveaway!

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake with Cooked Frosting
Well, it seems like forever since I posted some of the new recipes I've been plucking away at.  Thought I'd give you a looky loo at some stuff!

First, to cake!  The frosting can be smoothed on more precisely, I just love the look of it draping over the cake.  Think I may have posted about this Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake before, but I've since tweaked it, and well, who doesn't want to see a new photo of cake with luscious frosting like that?!


Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Cookies



These gluten-free lemony cookies have a slight crunch from the cornmeal, but with a very satisfying chewy texture. I've included more gf goodies in this book, since folks have been asking for them.
Jerk Chickpeas
Welsh Cakes










Jerk Chickpeas.  Spicy, bold seasonings, mixed up with chickpeas in a one-pot dish, ready to serve over brown rice.  Dinner is done!  Especially good with some guacamole on the side for cooling effect!











These are Welsh Cakes, which I posted about before, but have tweaked to give a baking option instead of pan-frying.  We like them much better this way, and they are also far easier to make, just scoop up batter, on to the tray, and into the oven!


 
Beans 'n Greens Soup
Beans and greens are the cornerstone of a nutrient-rich vegan diet.  Get 'em all in one bowl with this warming, delicious soup.











I developed this raw tomato sauce at the end of summer when there were glorious organic yellow tomatoes at our farmers' market.  It started out as a salsa, and I morphed it into a fresh sauce to toss with pasta.  We enjoyed this several times at the end of August, it was so light and easy for a summer's night, and yet really satisfying with all the fresh ingredients, herbs, and aromatics.

Now, did I mention something about a cookbook?  Righty!  Thought I'd do a giveaway of my own today.  Now, I know most of you have my books, but maybe there's one you don't have, or maybe you'd like to give one away for a gift.  So, I'm offering a copy of one of my cookbooks, and will choose the winner before the weekend so I can get it off in the mail to you asap!  Contest open to Canadian and US residents, one comment per person, on this post.... go!  (p.s. since I often don't have your e-mail info, pls check back by Saturday - also, I will be selecting another winner for the So Good contest, and will announce that at the same time!)

120 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE one of your cookbooks. I really need to spice up my cooking. I'm vegan but need to get more creative and one of your books would be perfect for the task!

Mina

misslarissabree said...

Oh I would love to win this!!

larissa!!

birdatthewindow said...

So exciting! I am also really happy that you're making some gluten-free recipes. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of any of your cookbooks!

Ellen R. said...

I would LOVE one of your cookbooks! As a new vegan, I have yet to amass very many.

Laura Thompson said...

Ohh! I want to try the Welsh Cakes this weekend! My Great Grandmother came to Canada from Wales in 1926.

kaycee said...

Pick me! That raw yellow tomato sauce looks incredible! I hope you post the recipe! I don't have any of your books but want them all, hopefully I win!

Take care!

Jessica said...

I also would love one of your cookbooks.:) Woo hoo! :)

Myriam said...

Oh Dreena, those recipes look fantastic, as usual! Did I tell you that I take, or more exactly "used to" take "Vive le Vegan" with me when running errands in case I stop at the market with a urge to cook something? Well, it turns out I must have left it on a counter somewhere. Glad for the lucky one who found it, not so glad for me, who also happens not to have Everyday Vegan, by the way :).

Laura said...

What beautiful pictures! They make me hungry and also are inspiring me to try to replicate the process.

radioactivegan said...

How is it that everything you make elicits grumbles from my stomach? Those dishes look so amazing! I can't wait for the next book to come out!!!

Eileen said...

I have ED&BV and love it - so I've been pining for your other books. Your recipes are great for families and almost always kid friendly.

Ingredients for Life said...

Would love to win either Vive or ED&BV since I'm always purchasing one of them to give as a gift or recommending all three of your books.

Born to be Vegan said...

Please pick me! A friend of mine recently had her 3rd baby and she has been trying to shift the whole family over to a vegetarian diet. She is very interested in veganism but she feels a like she won't know how to make anything. One of your books would be perfect to get her started and show her how easy it is. I'd love to win a copy to surprise her with - she could really use a boost right now.

Melissa said...

I have all 3 of your cookbooks and love them all. If I won one I would give it to my Mom who went vegan this year. I made your chocolate layer cake for her birthday a couple of years ago and she said it was the best chocolate cake she'd ever had!

Kelli said...

I've been lurking about your blog and cooking from your books for several years, but there are a couple of holes in my collection. Please help me complete it! =)

JASSandMoo said...

Would love to win this! (And, hello, jerk chickpeas, will you marry me?)

Quiltbug said...

I don't own Vive le Vegan! I'd love to add it to my library.

Audrey

Michelle said...

Wow! Not to sound over the top, but I would LOVE one of your books. I have Been using the recipes you post for months now. My husband isn't vegan, but he has loved them! I would love to buy all of your books, but we just finished med school & money is a bit tight:). Thanks for the opportunity. You are seriously inspiring!

dahlenw said...

Love the blog. It would be great to get one of your cookbooks!

Bethany said...

Thanks for this contest! I'd love to win one of your cookbooks.

Carla said...

I'm just missing the Everyday Vegan!! (and the new one of course - is that one included in the giveaway??)
I'll be checking back for sure.

Yoga Frog said...

I am an unwealthy foodie and a new vegan! I love your blog and all of your cookbooks are on my wish list. This is so exciting! Thank you for doing this. Joanna

Sara Thompson said...

Where would I find the recipe for the Jerk chickpeas? They look so good! I would love any one of your cookbooks (or the one with the jerk chickpeas recipe ;))

Samantha said...

Those recipes look so delicious! Chickpeas are my favourite, so any new chickpea recipe is always good!!
The only cookbook missing from my collection is Everyday Vegan, so I'm crossing my fingers... :-)

Lacia said...

I have been meaning to get ED&BV, but keep putting it off. I finally went to get it and our local bookstore no longer had it. Grr. While I'm not a vegan, I do very much enjoy your recipes and I use them to help me reduce the amount of meat and dairy I eat.

Roxan said...

Crossing my fingers and toes that I win!

Melissa said...

Crossing my fingers on this one since I don't own any of your cookbooks yet!

Robyn said...

Absolutely love all your cookbooks and I am constantly inspired by them. I use them all the time to cook for others and they are always impressed. My neighbor is transitioning to veganism and I would love to give her a copy of one of your books.

Jackie said...

I purchased eat drink and be vegan at the recommendation of my naturopath. I have bookmarks on every other page! This book is is valuable tool in my toolbox to convince my hunting, meat-eating husband that he doesn't need animal products, nor does our two-year old son.

I would LOVE to add to my secret weapons to keep convincing him through his stomach :)

Karin said...

I actually own ALL of your cookbooks an absolutely love them. :)

But I would LOVE to win one for my mother who has been working more and more vegan/vegetarian meals into her diet. She would be so happy to receive one of your books that I rave to her about all the time. ;)

Priscilla said...

This is awesome! I'd also love to win, mostly because I'm only missing your first book ;)

Inside My Mind said...

Well, I have all your books so far, so not really vieing to win this. Just wanted to say its a pleasure to be testing recipes for the new one. I have found several new favourites and am looking for more!

Donna

Caiti said...

Oh goodness...I actually don't have any of your cookbooks. I've been reading the blog and awaiting Christmas...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that there are more GF recipes! As a recently diagnosed Celiac, this is much appreciated.

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veganhomemaker said...

I would so love to win one of your cookbooks!

Lking said...

I have one of your cookbooks and love it. Would love to have another one. We have been Vegan for 6 1/2 years.
You do such a wonderful job with the directions in your books. The one I have is: The Everyday Vegan. Love it!!!

Mary said...

Oh I want that cake right now! A cookbook would be nice, too!

Tam said...

Woo hoo! I would love to win this!

:)

Twisted Cinderella said...

I would love one of your cookbooks. I actually put two of them on my Christmas Wish List I gave to Prince Charming this year! {he didn't get them :-( boo!}

natalie said...

Vegan cookbook... COME TO ME! :)

Wayward_Girl said...

I'm sad to say I don't currently have one of your cookbooks and am not currently vegan, but I sure am trying(cursed cheese addiction)!

Perhaps some new ideas is just what I need to kick myself in gear and away from the ice cream!
(Which is an odd addiction as I am highly lactose intolerant and I pay for it dearly later on.)

sue manchu said...

that cake looks amazing!

sue manchu said...

that cake looks amazing!

Garden Variety Vegan said...

That vanilla cake looks fantastic. My kid's favorite is vanilla. And we are all gluten free and vegan.

taleoftwovegans said...

I'm glad you're including more GF foods in your next cookbook - I'm so excited! I have and lovelovelove Eat Drink and Be Vegan, but I definitely need to get (or win?) your earlier books. :) -Eve

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

OH!! Pick me, pick me!
No, seriously, I DO have all your cookbooks but would LOVE to have one to share, as two of my sisters are ALWAYS asking to borrow them - especially for the gluten-free options.

~Kris said...

I love this blog! So many wonderful ideas (and recipes too!). I haven't yet had a chance to buy one of your books, so this is a most excellent giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

rachel said...

I LOVE your recipes! I would love to win one of your cookbooks!!

Rachel said...

Cookbooks are my favorite things to buy or -- if I'm lucky! -- win. One of yours would be amazing. Thanks for doing this!

Kristina said...

Would love to have another of your cookbooks. Have Eat Drink and be Vegan and use it often as my inspiration. Fantastic- always delicious!

ERNLARD said...

Jerk ChickPeas! (clever name ha!) I gotta try'em! And free cookbook! Yes please :)

Lebkuchen said...

ED&BV is one of my favorite cookbooks EVER! I also have VLV but I don't have Everyday Vegan so I'd love to win a copy! And I can't wait for your new cookbook!!

Cat B said...

Dreena, the only recipes of yours that I've made come from your blog, as I don't (yet) own one of your cookbooks. The ones I have tried are fabulous--my husband asks for a batch of your chocolate chip cookies every week!

Anonymous said...

I actually have all three of your cookbooks, and they have been well used! I have notes of who in my family likes what the best, as well, as friends. EDBV has spilled chocolate on it! And my kiddos will no longer use a store bought dressing. They love the honey mustard. But, our landlord who shares dinner with us often, has forever said, "I need to get a copy of that!" I would love to share one of your cookbooks with her. Hey, and I took some energy cookies to my dentist, and he called and asked for the recipe. So, of course, I passed all your cookbook info along to him. Thanks for all you do! Can't wait for the new one. Stepanie

Anonymous said...

I only have ED&BV (which is the cookbook we use at least once a week - it's the best!) and would be thrilled to own another one of your cookbooks. We're putting together our holiday vegan feast so it might arrive just in time for us to use it. :-)

Mrs.Jensen said...

One of your books would be the perfect ingredient for a happy holiday in my household! :)
Lindsey

Rebecca said...

Oh, I hope you pick me, I would love to have a copy of Vive le Vegan, which I borrow regularly from our library.

Holly said...

I frequently make your recipes from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan and would love an addition to my recipe books! Your recipes always are liked by others (meat eaters) and are requested during the holidays.

Lisa said...

Those jerk chickpeas look amazing! I do already own all of your cookbooks, but my recently-turned-vegetarian mother only has one of them, so fingers crossed!

Alta said...

I would love to win this. I have Vive and use it often. I love your use of a variety of whole grain flours and legumes. Great giveaway, thanks!

veganopoly said...

I would LOVE this! I cook from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan all the time, but that's my only Dreena Burton masterpiece :)

Catherine said...

I don't have any of your cookbooks, believe it or not! I'd love to win one!

Josiane said...

I'd love to add another one of your cookbooks to my collection! Or to have one I could give as a gift... I know quite a few people who would be happy to get such a gift!

ceci said...

pick me... pick me... thanks :)

Wethingtons said...

I've been good all year, I promise, and I'd love to have one of your cookbooks!

Wethingtons said...

I've been good all year, I promise, and I'd love to have one of your cookbooks!

Veg-a-Nut said...

We love your cookbooks and now that my daughter has gone vegan she would really enjoy using one of your cookbooks.

Tanya said...

LOVE your E,D&BV AND EverydayVegan book!! What a great giveaway :)

Courtney Ann Melzer said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a cookbook! :-)

Chris said...

Pick me! Pick me!

h k said...

I love your recipes. I've got your baking book and I've tried a lot of the recipes that you post on your blog.
Your recipes are really good; I can normally make my dish look exactly like yours. That doesn't happen with most others. It makes me feel like a successful chef.

Nancy said...

I don't have any of your books but would love a copy of one so the library can have a break from me borrowing their's all the time! :D

Nancy

Maree said...

I love your cookbooks. You inspire me! Happy Holidays!
Maree

Arielle said...

That cake! Oh my word... Surprisingly I don't have ED&BV anymore - my sister and I shared it when we lived together and somehow she got it when I moved away! Unfair!

Maureen said...

Every time I tell a friend about a new recipe I have tried she asks where I found it and I say ....name one of your books here. So I will definitely be giving the book to her if I win.

Robb & Nancy said...

I would love another of your cookbooks - I love the one I already have!

Vegan Chubosaurus said...

I've been coveting Vive le Vegan for quite some time!

Also, dang, that cake is gorgeous.

Kristin said...

I would love to win this! I'm such a fan of yours.

Nichole said...

Ooh! I haven't had a chance to pick up The Everyday Vegan yet. I have your other two and would love the complete set!

Caitlin said...

All I need is Everyday Vegan and my collection will be complete...until the new book comes out of course

Lynda said...
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Lynda said...

Oh... pick me, pick me!! I would love one of your books!!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

I actually only have ED&BV, so it would be great to have the opportunity to win one of your other books :)

Courtney said...

I don't have any of your cookbooks and I would love to have one! I have checked them out from the library before, but I want to own them!!

Courtney

Kathy N. said...

Can't wait till your next cookbook is out! All three of your books are the first I go to when looking for a great meal. You are a one of the most creative "Muses" of the culinary world!

valerie said...

I would love to win one of your cookbooks!

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

I'm always looking for vegan inspiration! I would love a new vegan cookbook.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have Vive and E, D & B and could not love two cookbooks more. I would love to finish out my collection with The Everyday Vegan. Thanks!

-Ashley

aztextpress said...

Love your books and your blog!

Meagan said...

I'm a fairly new vegan and in desperate need of some recipes so I would love to get your cookbook! I was going to ask for it for Christmas anyways!

Lara said...

I would love one of your cookbooks! And thanks for including more gluten free recipes!

Anna Josephson said...

I would love love love to win this!! I would love a copy of any of your cookbooks!

Jessica L. Caneal said...

Wow! I would really like the recipe for the jerk chickpeas. They looks so amazing. I will keep an eye out in case you post it soon :-).

jcanilly@msn.com

Samantha said...

Mmm new recipes are looking delish! I'd lovvvvee to win a cookbook :)

joy said...

OMG I really want to win this one

anna said...

Oh goodness, would love to win this book! I was just asked by the doctor to start with gluten-free, and it's been rather difficult being both V & G-Free in this town. Thanks so much for the consideration!

wingraclaire said...

Vive le Vegan! is my go-to cookbook for cookies, and I have made several batches already this "holiday" season. But hey, I could stand to develop some new favorites!

wingraclaire said...

I love the cookie recipes in Vive and would love to expand my repetoire!!!

Lauren said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to win any of your cookbooks!

Kari said...

I've had PBJ 5 out of the last 6 days...I would love to win this :)

Nicole/Muffin-Tuffin said...

Ooooh I don't have one of your cookbooks yet...but I'll just bet they are everybit as good as your blog!

Noelle said...

lovely giveaway! You had great pics of your good eats!

Ela said...

I want to win this! I'm a new vegan (celebrating my 6monthiversary on new year's eve!) and I have a vegan boyfriend and 3 year old who would love some new treats!

Audrey said...

Oh my stars! All of those photos look so good. The jerk chickpeas and lemon cornmeal cookies sound especially good.

I am would love to win one of your cookbooks. I was going to put them on my Christmas wishlist anyway!

tahinitoo said...

Ooooooh, how exciting!! I own ED&BV, but I would love to own one of your other books too!

Smug said...

I don't have any of your cookbooks yet and would love to have one!!

Pia S. said...

I'd love to be in the drawing. Although I own all of your cookbooks, my Vive is literally falling apart from overuse and is in desperate need of being replaced.

- Pia

Dani said...

Ooo, would love to own your book!

Danielle

Ali said...

I would love a new cookbook. I have ED&BV and have always wanted another!

*Autumn Tao* said...

I'd love to own a copy of Vive le Vegan!

Thanks!!
Happy Holidays.

Melissa said...

The only one I don't have is Vive la Vegan. The others are my kitchen bibles! Thanks for all your thoughtful, well-described recipes!

Krissy said...

I would love love love one of your cook books! Pick me:)

Krissy

krissyscookin.com

Amy from Iowa said...

My three little boys, husband and myself have been vegetarian for a few years, trying very hard to be vegan. Would love one of your cookbooks. We do not have any vege cookbooks in our house- so this would be wonderful! Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

My family would love to win!

moonsword said...

thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to learn more about vegan cooking and share it with my family.

Lindsay said...

I am super excited!!! A yummy GF cake AND a cookbook giveaway? Makes me feel good in my pants. I only own Viva Le Vegan and your other books have been on my list forever (FTR, the last cookbook I bought WAS Viva Le Vegan, lol). Anyway, I'd love to win. I never win these things, but if I did, it would be groovy.

Elise said...

OH YUM! Please, i really want your third book! I got the 2nd one!

EFT Video said...

I would like to have your cookbook. Pick me! Those dishes are very delightful by the way.

Meg said...

I would love a copy to give to my neighbors! :)