Monday, March 21, 2011
When Rick Diamond of Book Publishing Company approached me on Twitter about reviewing vegan books on the blog I thought he may have the wrong gal! "I'm not vegan," I thought to myself, "heck, I'm not even vegetarian!". And then I went to his site... and looked at the amazing books he's offering ... and I realized I'm a LOT more into veggies and healthy eating/cooking than I give myself credit for! :) These simple to follow, fully explained (to the point of a glossary in the back of the book for newbies like me who don't know all the terminology yet!) recipes are all nutritionally broken down and look AMAZING!
I've had over a month to delight in the two vegan cookbooks I'll be offering during the HLG anniversary.
The first, The Natural Vegan Kitchen, "weaves wholesome, unprocessed foods into dishes so delectable you won’t believe they’re good for you. From nourishing comfort food to elegant celebration fare, these recipes are easy-to-understand and duplicate." So true!
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The Natural Vegan Kitchen author is Christine Waltermyer who runs an East coast Natural Kitchen Cooking School. Her talents are sung in the Foreward by Rory Freedman, author the The Skinny Bitch who freely admits eating at Burger King used to be her style of life. No more with Christine's inspiration! : )
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In the past year, especially, I have found myself turning more and more to whole foods, natural foods without preservatives or additives. (Plus, I am a firm believer in the Farm Fresh and Buying Local movements having grown up in rural New York state and knowing small farmers' struggles to stay in business!) I know that this little change in fresh and raw foods has helped my health and vitality. This cookbook will continue me on the journey with inspiring new ways to 'put things together' that I had never thought about and enjoy the delicious, healthy outcomes! I hope it will give you the same inspiration! : ) I'll share the photos here and let you know what recipes I make from the vegan cookbooks, especially on "Meatless Mondays".
Thanks very much to BookPubCo for offering the cookbooks to HealthyLoserGal blog readers during the Anniversary celebration!
Rules for all the giveaways this week:
1) Follow HealthyLoserGal blog (and if you're entering the giveaway for The Natural Vegan Kitchen, please follow BookPubCo on Facebook or @Rick_Diamond on Twitter)
2) If you're on Twitter or Facebook, follow me in one or both places (I'm @HealthyLoserGal on Twitter and "HealthyLoser Gal" on Facebook, plus have the "Healthy Loser Gal" page there, too!)
4) Tell me in the comments why you'd enjoy this cookbook and Voila! You're entered! :)
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You can enter in all the giveaways this month, but you can only be awarded one. All the separate giveaway winners will be announced on March 31st in a separate post here and it is up to you to get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6th with your mailing address, etc. : )