Extraordinary Vegan Cookbook Giveaway

What better way to start off the New Year, but with the promise of Extraordinary Vegan* food? Chef Alan Roettinger’s cookbook promises just that and will help you get to the next level of vegan cooking. The book includes recipes from breakfast to tantalizing desserts. The introduction is short and sweet listing extraordinary ingredients—herbs, spices, fats, seeds, flavorings and sweeteners—you should have in stock. Chef Alan then includes a chapter of fundamental recipes,... Read More

Happy Herbivore Review & Giveaway

The holidays are just around the corner and so are those New Year’s resolutions. Do a goggle search and you’ll find “Eat Healthy” and “Exercise More” as the most popular resolution. If those two are at the top of your list for 2014, I’ve got just the book for you—HappyHerbivore Light & Lean by Lindsay S. Nixon. It’s a hefty book with 319 pages, chock-full of features to get you on the right track. Flipping through it you’ll... Read More

Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Review & Giveaway

Nothing says holiday season like fresh baked pies, sweet or savory. The wonderful smells of baked goods filling the house, the warm heat radiating from the oven, a cup of tea or hot chocolate to go with it. You can have  your pie and eat it too, even if you’re gluten-free and vegan, thanks to Jennifer Katzinger’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Pie* cookbook. This adorable, smaller-sized and easy to handle book contains more than 50 sweet and savory pie recipes. Featuring... Read More

Whole Grain Vegan Baking Review & Giveaway

I was so delighted to receive a copy of Whole Grain Vegan Baking* to review. Ever since I took Fran Costigan’s Chocolate Dessert class (almost three years ago!), I feel much more confident baking and making baked goods more healthful. I’m even more delighted to be doing the giveaway below. So please stick around, read the post (there will be a test at the end 🙂 ), and comment for a chance to win a copy. I’ve always loved whole grain foods, multi-grain breads... Read More

The China Study Cookbook Review & Giveaway

We’re truly living in exciting times. There are sooo many vegan cookbooks on the market nowadays, it’s almost impossible to own them all. Just when you think you have all the ones you really need want, there’s another one coming out. Case in point The China Study Cookbook,* by Leanne Campbell, PhD, launched earlier this year. Yes, it can be a companion to The China Study* book by T. Colin Campbell, her father. The book starts off with a basic introduction to... Read More

Journey Bar Product Review & Giveaway

I’ve been working on cutting out added sugars from my diet, wherever possible, for several years now. Not that I don’t like sugar, but mostly because 1) I don’t feel my best when I have too much of it, 2) I have a desk job and don’t move around much during working hours, 3) there’s too much of it in everything and that’s just not good health-wise, and last but not least, 4) I just ramped up my workout routine this year and the less sugary stuff... Read More

Pipernilli Cookies Review & Giveaway

So, we had the opportunity to try Pipernilli, “The Couture Cookie Company” cookies. We tried the Banana Chiffon, Cashmere Drops and Mocha Diva Rounds. Here’s the description of each flavor from the website: Banana Chiffon: Blending ripe Organic Bananas with vanilla and spices, our classic banana cookie is baked to soft golden perfection. Cashmere Drops: A bite of this cookie will make you think of grandma’s special sweet potato pie during the holidays.... Read More

Nayonaise & Nayowhipped Review & Giveaway

If you’re a big fan of Nayonaise, you may have already noticed Nasoya’s recipe changed a bit earlier this year. They also changed the label design on the jar and added another item to the product line, Nayowhipped. #gallery-6 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-6 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6 .gallery-caption { margin-left:... Read More

Nut Butter Universe Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Nut Butter Universe It seems the virtual book tours are gaining popularity with cookbook authors. I’m glad I could be a part of this one for Robin Robertson’s Nut Butter Universe: Easy Vegan Recipes with Out-Of-This-World Flavors*. Who could pass up reviewing a nut butter book?! I own several of Robin’s cookbooks and I love how easy and tasty her recipes are. This one is no exception. The intro of the book walks us through some background information nuts,... Read More

Sneaky Pete’s Review & Giveaway

Sneaky Pete’s yummy flavors Sneaky Pete’s Review I don’t really drink packaged beverages all that much anymore. I cut out soda well over a decade ago and started cutting out other sweet beverages a little over 5 years ago. I find that most packaged juice are mostly sugar (empty calories, and usually a lot of them) with no added benefit. Since I sit in an office all day that really matters. I try to limit my calories to delicious foods I need for sustenance—chocolate... Read More