Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cook Book Giveaway, Randomness

Hi All! Hope you're having a great weekend! Mine has been wonderful. Here is what I have done/plan to do:

Friday- Taught Body Attack, made Ellie Krieger's Creamy Corn and Vegetable Soup (Yum!), made Blondie's for the other Body Step instructors
Saturday- Body Step launch!, food shopping, work around the house, out to dinner with friends
Sunday- BEACH!

I have gotten a few requests for some Franky pictures, so here they are:




Here are a couple pics of the Blondie's


Today, I also made Tina's Buffalo Fries for Josh. Tina- he LOVED them!

Ok, NOW for the giveaway! Carrie at Sourcebooks, Inc (publishing company) sent me a copy of Peta's Vegan College Cookbook! This cookbook is set to come out on May 12. During the week of May 11, I will be doing a week of Vegan lunches from the cookbook so you can see how wonderful the recipes are! BUT- you may not have to wait!! Carrie also sent me a copy to give away to one of my fabulous readers. So how do you win? Leave a comment telling me what your favorite vegan meal is OR a vegan product you have always wanted to try. I will close the contest Monday night at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random. For more info, check out this link.

74 comments:

Jane Beall said...

I don't know many vegan recipes so this cookbook would be very helpful!

skayc1 said...

I've never tried Vegan recipes or food, so would have no Idea what my avorite would be...probably something that had green peppers, squash, eggplant, and veggies like that. I am diabetic so do watch my carbs!

Dawn said...

YES! Frank! Love that dog, what a face!
Those fries sound really good, must try that one.
I am, slowly but surely, becoming more and more vegan as the years pass on, so I would love to win that one.
Happy Sunday. I can finally say, that tommorrow I can go to the beach too! We have 80 degrees tomorrow, yahooo!

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

I love vegan spring rolls!

erica said...

my favorite vegan recipe has got to be seitan piccata! mmm.

Maria said...

Love the pictures:) I am jealous you can go to the beach! Have fun! I haven't seen that cookbook, I can't wait to see what you make. I want to eat a more vegan diet to see if this helps my health issues. I would love to win that book!

Heather said...

frank!!!! you're such a model! giselle has nothing on you!

those fries sound yummy, too! have fun at dinner!

shelby said...

That cookbook would be SO helpful to me right now. I'm a junior in HS so I'm going to need something for college soon....and if the recipes are cheap, that's another plus! I'm trying to cut down on groceries, I spend wayyy too much.

Vegan Tofu Scrambles are my favorite!

K from ksgoodeats said...

I got that cookbook as well - I'm loving the PB chapter!! Your blondies look INCREDIBLE! Yum!!

I love Frank - he always looks so blase like he's way too cool for the blog ;) I want to just give him a big hug!!

Enjoy the beach tomorrow!

Krista said...

Frank is so cute!

I love the vegan cookies I get from a fantastic (vegan) baker at our local farmers market!

thresholdofgreatness said...

Love the dog pics! Have fun at the beach! :-)

I've always wanted to try a vegan cake.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Erica,
You don't have to enter me in the contest. Just wanted to say that I love Frank!!!

Oh, and your blondies look amazing.

Last but not least...totally jealous of your day at the beach! I'm in need of a fresh ocean breeze. Breathe it all in for me!

lilveggiepatch said...

Frank!!! Looking adorable, as always.

I love vegan chocolate chip pumpkin bars... I made them at least five times this fall! I've also wanted to try out the vegan marshmallow fluff that MIA-Erin used to rave about.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am a new reader to your blog! I have a bulldog also! He is at home while I am at college and I miss him terribly. They are the cutest, but very demanding!!! =) I am not very "veganized", so I would def use this to get a little insiders edition on new recipes. BTW, awesome blog!

Esi said...

Your weekend is sounding pretty awesome!! So glad you have beach weather.

My most recent favorite vegan meal (I have had quite a few) is that mix of snowpeas, asparagus, and green garlic I did a few days ago!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I really want to try tempeh!!! :) and that book of course!!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, I love the franky pictures! It makes me want to just give him a big big big biiiigg hug!!!! So adorable!!! AHHH, so cute!!

And I want to try tempeh! But I can't seem to find it in my local grocery store! I might have to train it to another area in the city to see if they have it. I don't want to drive 30 minutes to another grocery store... doesn't seem that environmentally friend at all.

lesley said...

Haha, I don't think anyone can help but love Frank after those pictures!

Beach? Sounds wonderful!!

I don't know what my favorite vegan food is, I just like new, healthy, and delicious recipes : )

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I think the best thing about Vegan cooking is not having to use oils and eggs in some baking dishes.

I've tried flax seed mixed with water instead of egg, tofu instead of oil in muffins, I've tried nature's balance margarine spread which I love.

Those fries look awesome!~

Maddy said...

i actually havent gotten to experiment with much vegan cooking so i'd LOVE to try this!

ChickPea said...

I love Ellie Krieger...but not as much as Franky!

Anne said...

I don't really know a lot of vegan recipes, but one vegan dish I love is roasted veggies (brussels sprouts, green beans, asparagus, eggplant,etc).

Laura said...

my favorite vegan recipe is anything that contains tofu and fresh veggies, such as a stir-fry!

Anonymous said...

Given the recent popularity among the blogs, chia seeds!

The Healthy Hostess said...

I love tons of vegan recipes! The one I like most right now is the blackbean/chickpea burgers!
:)

jane said...

Hmm i guess i'd have to say pasta with pesto and veggies!

glidingcalm said...

ha Erica! your puppy is so cute!!!

love the blondies too!

Anonymous said...

The artisnal nut butters!! I'm dying to try them -oh and chia pudding!-monica
rideit4@comcast.net

Kerstin said...

Awww, Franky is SO cute! The blondies and fries look delicious - yum! I've actually never cooked vegan on purpose, although I do love tofu and veggies, so I'll go with a tofu and veggie stirfry. Sounds like a neat cookbook!

Pearl said...

oh your weekend sounds so fun! have a great time at the beach!

Catie said...

thanks for the nice giveaway!! i've always wanted to try a tofu scramble!

RunToFinish said...

hehe frank is adorable.

i have been working on moving towards a more vegan lifestyle..but I still don't know how to use tofu!! this book woudl definitely help

greendogwine said...

YAY! There's my little Franklin Bean!!! Thank you! Love that sweet smushy face!

PS - the fries look great too :P

Nutritious is Delicious said...

This cookbook is awesome! I am always up for trying new things and I love being creative in the kitchen. Honestly, as simple as it may sound, I would like to try some agave nectar. However, I also want to try some Vegan MacNCheese!

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

Ooo, I love Vegan cookbooks- droolworthy and cruelty free!

Jennifer said...

vegan sushi with brown rice and avocado!

elise said...

omg, i need this cookbook! but how to narrow down my fave vegan items to choose just one?!?
...how oh how...

i guess the winner would be hummus with ANYthing else (aka EVERYthing else)

ps frank is ADORABLE!!!

Mrs. LC said...

A vegan product I've been meaning to try is tempeh - currently have some in my fridge waiting to be used sometime this week! :)

JW said...

I love the Boca Vegan Burgers. So yummy and healthy!

Red Head, Yellow Dog said...

I love tempeh!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Cool contest! My favorite vegan dish is...ooh I have quite a few...but I love what I call Garbanzofish. It's like tunafish but better!

Jinxy and Me said...

Our local co-op has awesome vegan soups!

Natalie said...

I'm actually not all that familiar with vegan recipes, which is why I'd love to get this book and try some!!!

ttfn300 said...

wow, fabulous blondies and fries! that cookbook looks neat :) and LOVE frank!!!

ttfn300 said...

ok, i totally didn't listen :) i'd have to say veggie girl's blondies for my fav vegan treat thus far!!!

cdziuba said...

I am newly exposed to Vegan Cooking, since our daughter has gone VegI really need to learn a lot, hope I win. I don't have any recipes to share....yet.

LittleEagle said...

I am just now exploring vegan cuisine and this cookbook will definitely assist. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sweetie Pie said...

Your dog could not be cuter! I love the photo shoot!

I'm a big fan of alternative baking company peanut butter persuasion vegan cookies. If I ate enough of them, I think they could make a meal! ;-)

Amandaaa said...

Franky is adorable!

How nice of Carrie to give you
an extra book for a grand giveaway.

I used to work in a food magazine.
One of the perks was getting
to try all of the different
recipes. The one time, our chef
made up these amazing vegan dumplings. I have no idea what
was inside of them, and didn't
expect for them to have as much
flavor as they did. But by golly-they were just awesome!

bhealthier said...

i hope im not too late for this! I think I have 2 hours still.

Oh goodness- my fav. recipe is vegan banana bread- it is the best thing I have ever learned how to make and so awesome.

I also had a vegan cookie once in an airport and that was also amazing.

those rach. ray noodles looks so delicious as well! yummy!

awww Frank! Jack says "roof snore snort sigh" I think that means he likes the pics of Frank.

I Run for Fun said...

I always love looking at Frankie...he brings a smile to my face, the little fella!

livelaughlyss said...

Baby Cakes VEGAN Cupcakes - If you haven't tried them yet, you MUST! :)

mgaltier said...

My favorite vegan meal is guacamole with homemade dehydrated sweet tater chips.

Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks said...

My favorite vegan meal is channa masala!! I've really been getting into indian food lately. YUM!!

Jess M said...

My favorite vegan meal is pizza loaded with sauce and veggies (broccoli, peppers, onions, olives, artichokes, etc.) sans cheese of course!

Kate said...

We always make our chili vegan! Yum, what a great book!

Laura said...

my fave vegan recipe is tofu scramble with tofu, nooch, curry, turmeric, and lots of veggies!!!

Healthnutcutie said...

I have always wanted to try Amy's Indian food...ummm or Amy's Soy Mac n' Cheese...better than the real stuff!

Danielle said...

Frank is so cute!
Snobby joe's are my favorite vegan recipe!

Maren said...

favorite vegan recipe is SBITK carrot cake!! SO GOOD

Sistercooks.blogspot.com said...

My favorite vegan recipe is thai coconut curry, or my mock lara bars, or sesame noodles.... so many good recipes are vegan without being labeled as such...

Healthy Everythingtarian said...

I've been wanting to try a lot of raw vegan products - like the Raw Revolution bars as well as the raw coconut chocolate butters I've been seeing around the blogosphere!

Suzanne said...

I want to try vegan chocolate chip cookies! That cookbook looks awesome!

Megs said...

Hey, my favourite recipe would have to be a tofu scramble. I eat it for ever meal.

lilbabypug said...

Frank is just too cute! My son is the only vegan in the house and I try to cook things for him, but it's hard to come up with new ideas. I could really use this book.

kathy55439 said...

I would love for my cousin she is about to have a second baby and is always looking for new vegan recipes

wendy said...

Those Buffalo Fried look good, so I would love to try it!

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Erin of Care to Eat said...

OH FRANK!!!!!
HI BABY!!!!!

Julia said...

I've never made anything "vegan" except maybe a salad, or something that was accidentally vegan. But I do love Pure bars and Larabars. But i would love to learn some new vegan stuff, because I really need to eat more veggies!!!

Millie said...

Franky is adorable, so cute!

kelsey said...

I'm making vegan margarita cupcakes tonight!! mmmm..

Lea said...

Vegan spring roll with extra spicy dipping sauce. Holla~

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