Festive Freebie III: Reader’s Choice Cookbook Giveaway

[Disclaimer: I did not receive any free books for this giveaway. I am paying for the prize and the shipping out of my own pocket.  Happy Holidays!]


[Do you love cookbooks as much as I do?  Let me know which one you’d like to own and it could be yours!]

I know there are bloggers out there (some of them with a good deal of clout) who don’t like giveaways.  They think giveaways diminish us all because they are basically shilling for products and provide free advertorial to companies.

I don’t feel that way.

In fact, I love giveaways.

It’s not just that I love the feeling I get from offering a gift to someone and reveling in their excitement and appreciation (though of course I do love that).  I also love–almost as much as the feel-good emotion–how giveaways draw out the lurkers, allowing me to see comments from so many of you whom I’d never hear from otherwise!  So please, don’t wait for giveaways to say hello. 😉

In addition, I honestly don’t feel as if my blog or ethics are compromised when I hold giveaways because I will never promote something in which I don’t truly believe or something I wouldn’t truly use myself.  (Hmm. . .perhaps that explains why so few companies ask me to review products compared to many other bloggers out there. . . all my dietary restrictions do reduce the number of potential products I could try. On the other hand–hey, Cuisinart Food Processor people! Or Henckels knives people! Or Green Star Juicers people! Just ask, and you know I’m there for you!). 😉  Every one of the Festive Freebies so far has featured a food or product that I already use regularly and can wholeheartedly endorse–and I plan to keep it that way.

So let’s have another giveaway, I say! And today, I’m giving away something I know every one of you will love–your favorite cookbook!  I held a “Reader’s Choice” cookbook giveaway last year with great success, so I decided to repeat the idea this year. 

I’m giving away a cookbook to a lucky DDD reader–and you get to choose which one you want!  As long as it’s available through amazon.com and I can ship it to you, it can be yours.

To enter the giveaway, just tell me which cookbook you’d love to own and why you love it (include author’s name and title). That’s it! 

After midnight next Tuesday, November 30th, I’ll choose a winner at random and announce the name on Wednesday.  PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT BE CONTACTING THE WINNER–you will have to come back to check and then either leave a comment or send me an email with your full name and mailing address (sorry, but it becomes too difficult for me to track down the winner, especially if they don’t respond).  If I don’t hear from the winner by Friday, December 3, I will choose another winner, until the prize is awarded.

The contest is open worldwide. 

Good luck, everyone!  I look forward to learning about some great new cookbooks from y’all.

And to all my American friends and family–have a very Happy Thanksgiving! 😀

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  1. I’d love to own Breakfast, Lunch, Tea by Rose Carrarini of Rose Bakery – I have been to both Rose Bakeries in Paris and just love their use of fresh ingredients… I would love to make the food I ate there!

  2. I’d love to own Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison. I remember her from her “Greens” days…Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I would love to have a copy of the Garden of Eating. I discovered this and it has been on my amazon wishlist for a long time now. I also love your giveaways! I’ve learned of several new cookbooks I would love to have from them, so whether I win or not I do find out about awesome things.

  4. This is actually hard to answer…I have a list of books I’d love to have. Right now i’d have stay sat How It All Vegan! By Sarah Kramer. I’ve enjoyed Vegan A Go-Go, so I can only imagine this would be fab too.

  5. I’d love to have my own copy of The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I’ve been borrowing it from the library.

  6. Raw Food for Everyone by Alissa Cohen!

    GREAT idea for a giveaway, Ricki! Thanks!

  7. I’ve been wanting to get a little more elaborate with my cooking and would love a copy of The Conscious Cook!

  8. Awesome giveaway! I’m really wanting Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Breads. I really enjoy baking but my library hardly has any bread baking books 🙁

  9. Oh, goodness, there are so many cookbooks I want…while Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and Ani’s Raw Food Desserts cookbook are very tempting, I would have to say Bryanna Clark Grogran’s Nonna’s Italian Kitchen would be top of my list!

  10. You sure have a lot of cookbooks! I have tons on my list but at the top is asian vegan cookbook.

    i feel the same way about giveaways. i’ve had offers to do them for products i don’t feel comfortable about for one reason or another and don’t do it. i only promote products I use myself.

  11. I would love to have the babycakes NYC cookbook. Desserts that are vegan and mostly gluten and sugar free, plus supercute? Sign me up! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy thanksgiving.

  12. I want the Bon Appetit Desserts cookbook by Barbara Fairchild. I saw this book at the bookstore and fell in love with the recipes inside it.

  13. sweetkaroline says:

    Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock

    Isa Chandra Moskowitz

    I would love to get my hands on this book! I’m really trying to expand my ‘go to’ recipes by tryin new stuff out.

    p.s. i don’t understand the bruhaha about giveaways. the more the merrier as long as you’re doing it for the right reason, which you obviously are!

  14. Thanks to reading so much hype and fanfare for it around the blogosphere, I am eager to get my mitts on a copy of Viva Vegan by Terry Hope Romero.

    PS. I think giveaways are fun! And this idea is pretty special.

  15. I don’t know what to choose! Maybe I would like Becoming Raw? I hear it is very informative…complete with recipes.

  16. I am a lazy cook and tend to turn to my crockpot a lot. I’d love to have a book of easy crockpot recipes like Fix-it And Forget-it 5-ingredient Favorites by Phyllis Pellman Good.

  17. I want Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I just love everything about the morning and breakfast food. 🙂

  18. I would love a copy of The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I’ve heard it’s universally appealing and I have some picky friends.

  19. I would love to own a(nother) copy of Viva Vegan! by Terry Romero. I purchased a copy months ago and it has literally disappeared from the earth. I was eager to cook some vegan Latin dishes but alas I may have accidentally returned my own book to the public library. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  20. I would love a copy of Desserts Without Compromis or any gluten free cookbook )

  21. I’d love 500 vegan recipes by joni marie newman!
    have been trying to get any of her books without any luck so far, and I think I will like her style!!!
    Exactly my kind of thing. 🙂
    I am from netherlands, hope thats OK?

  22. i would love “how it all vegan.” i’ve heard nothing but great things about it, including that it has recipes even picky eaters (like my newby-vegan husband) will enjoy!

  23. I’d love to get a copy of Color Me Vegan by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I really love the theme of the book, and I’d love to learn some more ways to make my dinners look like rainbows! 🙂

  24. oh ricki, you are so sweet. I love giveaways too… for all the same reasons you mentioned. It’s so fun to give something away, knowing it will make someone happy… and also it IS great to see all the lurkers come out!

    The book I am most pining for now is “Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions” by Elizabeth Andoh. I’ve only JUST started exploring Japanese food, and I’m loving it.

  25. I recently came across an article, about brown bread productions in India…stating that what we think is brown bread is actually not..as it contains only 5% of wheat flour…(source:http://www.livemint.com/2010/11/11202916/Give-us-this-day-our-daily-bre.html)
    The article made me realise that I should seriously start baking my own bread from now on….
    To start my culinary journey with bread making…The Bread Baker’s Apprentice by Peter Reinhart, will be a good start…

  26. Hmmm…. that is a hard one. I think I would have to say… the new Spunky Coconut book! I just heard about it and I WANT! 🙂
    “The Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts” by Kelly Brozyna

  27. I MUST have Viva Vegan by Terry Hope Romero. I’ve heard such awesome things about it!

  28. You are too nice Ricki! Hmm so what cookbook? Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World for sure! I am a sucker for dessert cookbooks! 🙂

  29. I have been absolutely lusting after How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. I like his take on whole foods and getting to the fundamentals. I think his book would be a great for someone like me who’s just beginning to explore the kitchen!

  30. I would like to have your books Desserts without Compromise and Anti-Candida Feast!

    Thank you for the giveaway, Ricki!

  31. Wow, I’m so jealous of your collection! This is so generous of you, thank you, I don’t know how anyone wouldn’t like a giveaway 🙂
    Goodness, I have several books on my wishlist (shame about the student budget 🙁 ) Top is probably Celine’s 500 Vegan Recipes though.

  32. I love seeing your bookshelf – we bloggers don’t do enough browsing of each others bookshelves.

    I confess I am less keen on giveaways but I don’t mind if they are part of interesting posts as yours are and yes I would like a copy of the 500 vegan recipes by celine and joni but maybe if I was on a student budget (and lived in America where lots of giveaways go) I would be more intent on winning!

  33. There’s nothing I love more in the world than a cookbook! You have such a huge collection, I’m amazed. I’ll get there someday.

    I’d love to get my hands on “Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented” by Renato Poliafito.

  34. Even though I hate the title, I’d love Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook: Crazy Delicious Recipes that Are Good to the Earth and Great for Your Bod by Kim Barnouin !

    I’m drooling over your selection!!!

  35. fix it & forget it diabetic cookbook by: Phyllis Pellman Good

    I love to use my crockpot when I’m working or gone for the day. I have another FI&FI cookbook but the diabetic one would save not only time but also brain power trying to adjust the recipes to fit into my diabetic lifestyle

  36. Wow, your collection is enviable!! Love it! It seems weird actually requesting which book I’d want should I turn out to be the lucky one, but I think it would be “Vegan Brunch” by Isa!! I’m seriously lacking in Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast ideas!

    Yay for you for doing this!

  37. I really want to own “Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For–From Asparagus Omelets to Pumpkin Pancakes” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

    🙂 Thanks for this contest!

  38. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

    Sigh! This is a long story I will make short. In 1975 someone stole my Commune Cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon. For a long time it was just not available anywhere and then with the internet and technology it was easier to look. Still very rare but it is at Amazon.


    Why someone would steal my book is a mystery when I would have gladly loaned it. Apparently it was helped into someones backpack. I have Crescent’s other book and the Cornbread Gospels is especially great if one loves to play with variations of cornbread.

  39. Love the photo of your cookbooks. It looks similar to one of my shelves. Happy Thanksgiving. I’d love to win Jack Bishop’s A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen.

  40. I’m a big fan of The Minimalist but don’t own any of Mark Bittman’s cookbooks – I’d love to receive The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living for easy, animal-and-planet-friendly recipes! Thanks for offering this contest! 🙂

  41. Ricki,

    You are such a sweetie for doing this give-a-way! I would love to have this cookbook: Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine Recipes by Donna Washburn.
    Your cookbook bookshelf looks great!

  42. I have wanted to learn how to preserve food for the last couple of years but after my move to an area with such bounty of yummy fresh produce, the yearn to learn is even stronger. Unfortunately, I never really paid too much attention when I was younger to what my mom and grandmother were doing. *sigh* For this reason I would love the Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving – 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today, which was edited by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine.

  43. Advanced Bread and Pastry by Michel Suas, because I love make bread at home!
    GREAT idea for a giveaway, Ricki! Thanks!

  44. Tiffany Miller says:

    I would love to have the book Refresh, it’s a vegetarian cookbook put out by a Canadian Chain of Restaurants. The food is a amazing and my body loves it! I wish we had restaurants like it in Northern Canada!

  45. I have cookbook syndrome. Fortunately, I make use of the library, so I don’t have to overload my already groaning shelves! Like Mary, I have to say the book I think I’d get the most use from is the new Spunky Coconut Grain Free Baked Goods & Desserts book…. it’s the one book that would not just sit there taking up space!

  46. Elizabeth Pan says:

    I would love a copy of Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, by Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero.

  47. I’ve had my eye on Viva Vegan by Terry Hope Romero!!

  48. Oh my, I am drooling over your crammed shelves! If you are like me, you have hundreds of recipes in your books and magazines flagged, but somehow only a handful ever get made! I am branching out into ethnic cuisines and have found that I love Indian food, so the top book on my list right now is My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking by Niloufer Ichaporia King.

    I checked it out from the library and flagged nearly every single page–that’s my test for whether or not I need to own it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  49. Your cookbook collection is truly epic! I feel like veg. cookbooks have exploded in the last couple of years, and there are so many that sound really good. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t really excited for Isa’s ‘Appetite for Reduction’, because I think it sounds like it will line up with how I like to eat really well. I’m not sure it’s out in Canada yet, though. Do future cookbooks count? 🙂

  50. Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Hands down.

  51. My currently coveted cookbook is Clean Food by Terry Walters. I’ve taken it out of the library so many times, I can actually recognize all of the cooking stains on it :-). I can’t wait for Clean Start to be released either!

  52. WOW!!!! What an impressive bookcase. The book I would like to own right now is “Around my french table” by Dorie Greenspan. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  53. I would love to win a copy of Rocco DiSpirito’s Now Eat This because it’s the only thing my mother has said she wants for Christmas!

  54. Cindy Buckley says:

    I adore cookbooks and collect all kinds! The cookbook I would love to have is Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. As another poster said, it’s not available yet. I have all of Isa’s other cookbooks and they are wonderful! After previewing this new cookbook on Amazon, I see that this is another great collection of recipes with an added bonus of using fast low-fat recipes. I would love a chance to win this fantastic givaway. Thanks, your blog is fun to read, warm, friendly, and down to earth!

  55. What a generous giveaway, as usual!! I would love Elana Amsterdam’s The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, I’ve been drooling over it forever. 😀

  56. The book I am most keen to get my hands on at the moment (though there are several) is Party Vegan by Robin Robertson. I love her books and recipes, and I love menu plans and putting together themed dinners, so this book just sounds like heaven!

  57. And I thought my cookbook shelf was loaded (it is literally bursting at it’s little Ikea seams). I’d love How It All Vegan. La Dolce Vegan was the first vegan cookbook I ever bought, so I’d love to add to my Sarah Kramer collection.

  58. I would love to win, The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great, by Dr. Neal Barnard. I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and need easy recipes that I can use in the kitchen that won’t leave me exhausted and in pain. A jump start for weight loss would be a big plus, too! Happy Holidays, everyone!

  59. Lovely giveaway! I swear I’m not pandering, but I would love a copy of Sweet Freedom. You post such fantastic recipes on the blog, but I know I’d be more likely to make them if I had your book!

  60. I would like to win the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur by Kelly Peloza, because cookies rock

    rebeccastar at gmail dot com

  61. Yay, a cookbook giveaway! I’ve got my eye on “The Asian Vegan Kitchen” by Hema Parekh. Thank-you!

  62. Oh man, I would love Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz! I own every cookbook she has ever written, and she is wonderful! I want her new book! Available December 7th!!

  63. This is great! I loved getting all the new cookbook recommendations from everyone. I’ll have to say the Kansha book for myself, but I’d like to recommend The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen for others.

  64. What an awesome giveaway! I would love to get a copy of “Veganomicon,” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. I’ve tried many of the recipes that are posted online, but it would be great to be able to try more. Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Cookbooks! I have very few of them, and none of the famous ones, and I really don’t know which one would be the most useful, so here’s my choice: either
    – Sweet Freedom (your recipes have never failed me yet :)) or
    – any book you think a newbie (mostly) gluten free, vegan cook with no access to North American grocery stores and an aversion to cutesy writing should have.

  66. I would love Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.” Never hurts to have what amounts to a textbook on hand. 🙂

  67. Wow, I love your shelf of cookbooks!!
    I’d love to get The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur by Kelly Peloza. Seriously, have you seen the pictures? As I said elsewhere, everytime I see a copy of this book I want to lick the pages. No joke.

  68. This is amazingly generous of you! Talk about putting good karma out into the world… To purchase a gift and send it to someone you, theoretically at least, don’t even know is humbling. Thanks for the quick reality check during these often stressful holiday times! 🙂

    Ironically, I was just browsing cookbooks for my wish list yesterday. It’s tough to pick just one… but Vegan Yum Yum by Lauren Ulm really caught my eye, so I guess I’ll go with that.

  69. This is such a fabulous idea for a giveaway and your cookbook collection is seriously impressive! Once I stop moving every year, I hope to collect just as many! Right now I only carry around with me my favorite books of the moment. So I’d have to choose The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread by Peter Reinhart, as I’ve really been getting into bread baking for the past couple years and this seems to be the bread-baking bible!

  70. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I’d choose The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen.
    Have a great day!

  71. Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York’s Legendary Fat Witch Bakery

    I love to give Brownies as gifts at the holidays.

  72. What an awesome giveaway, Ricki. There are SO many cookbooks I want…hmmm…maybe 500 Vegan Recipes by Joni and Celine. I got it from the library at one point, and I didn’t have time to cook hardly anything from it before it was due back. I would love to own it!


  73. Meredith Bessey says:

    I would absolutely love Viva Vegan, as I love all of Isa and Terry’s books, and I’ve heard absolutely fabulous things about this book. I’ve never really made Latin food, and I’d really like to branch out! Thanks for the opportunity, happy holidays!

  74. What a great way to let all those lurkers speak up! Well, as I am one of them it obviously works. 😉 I would love to receive Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s ‘Color Me Vegan’ as a pre-christmas gift and I’d actually be honored if someone like you gave it to me since I love your spirit! Keep it up!

  75. I am so jealous of your cookbook collection! I am a lover of all books, really, but cookbooks are a new fun thing for me!
    I honestly don’t know what I would want most of all…maybe Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson – I’m just becoming familiar with her recipes and I really like them.
    And come on people! Giveaways aren’t ads or giving in to the man, quite the contrary. I’m all about resisting the dominant paradigm, but we are not the enemy.
    Bisous! I hope HH is ok.

  76. That is quite the cookbook collection! I hope one day my bookshelf is as well endowed 😉 I would love to have a copy of The Gluten Free Vegan by Susan Obrien or Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero

  77. I’d LOVE The vegan girls guide to life by melisser elliot.
    It looks super interesting, and is not just food.

  78. Tough choice! I’d probably go for Celine and Joni’s 500 Vegan Recipes, but I’d also love to have a copy of Nava Atlas’ Vegan Express.

  79. After having been on a gluten free diet for over twelve years, I promise everyone it does become easier! But I always love to get a new cookbook, especially those dedicated to a gluten free diet. The cookbook that I want is Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking: More than 250 Great-tasting, From-scratch Recipes from Around the World, Perfect for Every Meal and for Anyone on a Gluten-free Diet–and Even Those Who Aren’t by Kelli Bronski and Peter Bronski.
    Gluten free cookbooks always seem to have very long titles.

  80. I’d love Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s newest cookbook, “Color Me Vegan.” I love her two other titles, and this one looks amazing.

  81. I’d really like Viva Vegan by Terry Hope Romero to give as a gift to my best friend, who is currently serving in the Peace Corps in Peru

  82. Sharron Johnson says:

    I would love to receive a copy of The Concsious Cook by Chef Tal Ronnen. I did own a copy of this book which I had just bought. But I decided to give it away as part of a silent auction fundraiser for a farm sanctuary where I volunteer. (I was in charge of the silent auction). I love this cookbook. It’s beautiful, has great recipes and is a great representation of how good vegan food can be.

  83. I love The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone =)

  84. Honestly, I’d love to own a copy of Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero because a year ago, I borrowed a friend’s copy… and I still haven’t given it back! It’d be nice to return the book to its original owner, hee hee.

  85. I’d love Terry Hope Romero’s new book, Viva Vegan. I’ve had a squiz and it looks fantastic, I just know I’d get a heap of use out of it.

  86. I would love 125 Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine Recipes by Donna Washburn. That would force me to finally buy a Zojirushi.

  87. I’d love to have a copy of Viva Vegan or Appetite for Reduction!

  88. Hello from yet another lurker! 🙂

    First of all, I have to say you have a truly impressive cookbook collection!

    Being on a student budget, I rarely buy cookbooks these days – but I certainly dream about quite a few of them. 😉 I think my top wishes would be either “Eat, Drink and be Vegan” by Dreena Burton (I have loved every recipe I have found online from this book), or “500 Vegan Recipes” by Celine Steen (I have heard so many great things about this one).

    Thank you for the generous giveaway, and good luck to everyone!

  89. How fun! It was like browsing through a virtual library : )
    Being diagnosed as Celiac a few months ago and then losing my job it has been a struggle building up my gluten free pantry. BUT thanks to blogs like this and the public library I am feeling better than I have in YEARS!!!! I use a lot of Amy Hock Greens recipes.
    Anyway, there are three I saw: 1) Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, 2)The Allergy Free Cookbook and 3)The mysterious bright green book with no name that intrigues me.
    Thanks again for your blog and I hope you and your family all have a great day!

  90. I would love a copy of Desserts Without Compromise or The Spunky Coconut.

  91. Hello! I would love to win Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Desserts, please 🙂

  92. I loved this giveaway idea last year and of course I love it still. 🙂 Honestly, I’d love a copy of Desserts Without Compromise!

  93. At the top of my “must have” cookbook list right now is Refresh! I’m fairly new to vegetarian/vegan cooking, but I love the Fresh restaurants and would love to get my hands on that book.

  94. This is a nice idea for a giveaway. I like your thinking. There are so many cook books out there that I’d love to get, but if I had to pick one I’d pick Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I feel so ashamed that I don’t own this book yet.

  95. your picture is awesome, because it is like playing the “i spy” game. some i can figure out and others not so much. i am loving reading all of the comments to this thread, i just put so many of these books on my hold list at the library. if i were to win, i would ask for the allergen free baker’s handbook. horrible name, terrific book.


  96. A “worldwide” book giveaway? serious? 🙂 you’re terrific, Ricky! I’d given up to participate in giveaways, so when I read this post, my mind went: YES!! the only tiny, little bit problem is to choose a cookbook from my wishing list ;), but there is one that caught my eye because I love colorful plates and meals, actually the colors guide me when I’m preparing a meal, so I would looove to get the book “Color Me Vegan” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
    Thank you so much for opening this contest worldwide!


  97. I looove cookbooks, but one I would really love to have is the Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook: Crazy Delicious Recipes that Are Good to the Earth and Great for Your Bod.
    I’ve heard the recipes are pretty easy and the writing is funny 🙂 perfect!

  98. so my dream cookbook (the one that i’ve been looking at over and over and over again) is Mark Bittman’s “How to cook everything vegetarian.” while i eat meat, i tend to follow a fairly veg diet. i love vegetarian cookbooks because they teach people how to actually cook vegetables so that they taste good…instead of tacking them on as an afterthought to the meal.

    that being said…i’d also love to find a cookbook that walks me through the various steps of the ACD while providing resources and recipes. got any ideas 🙂

  99. Goodness, you have quite the collection of vegetarian/vegan cookbooks! It’s incredibly generous of you to host this giveaway out of your own pocket. Thank you so much!

    On the off chance that I win, I would love to have 1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson. As it stands, all my cookbooks are secondhand omni ones that I adapt recipes out of, so a vegan cookbook would be a tremendous help.

  100. I would LOVE to own “Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef” by Shauna James Ahern. I was recently diagnosed with celiac, and I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about the book. Thank you so much for this creative, generous giveaway, it’s brilliant. Have a very happy holiday! =)

  101. I’d like to win whatever vegan cookbook you think is most helpful for an Anti Candida Diet. I have lost of wonderful vegan cookbooks but none that I feel are helpful in my battle against candida.

  102. A Vegan book giveaway?!?! Lovely!

    Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry.

  103. I don’t have candida, but my mother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and this is one time I do NOT want to follow in her footsteps. I’ve been vegetarian, and am now moving forward to being a vegan, and have been researching substitutions from scratch on the internet. I have been “veganizing” my old recipes and grew up loving ethnic foods. I do a lot of cooking in various size crockpots and often carry my food with me since I often leave the house early and arrive home late several days a week due to teaching, rehearsing and then performing music. I love to cook on weekends and even when I’m traveling abroad. What would you suggest for me?

  104. I would love to have Isa’s Appetite for Reduction!

  105. I would love a copy of Ani Pho’s new book, Ani’s Raw Food Essentials.

  106. I’d love to win Local Bounty: Vegan Seasonal Recipes by Devra Gartenstein, because I love the concept of eating seasonally, but most localvore cookbooks focus far too much on animal products. Thanks!

  107. I would love to own Veganomicon by Terry Hope Romero and Isa Moskowitz! I’ve recently been revisiting some recipes from Vegan with a Vengeance and am reminded of how good they are, so I would love their other cookbook. I’m probably the only vegan out there who doesn’t have it yet!

  108. I would love the Candida Albican Yeast-Free Cookbook by Pat Connolly. I’m trying to get rid of Candida, parasites..you name it! I need all the help I can get

  109. The one book I haven’t bought myself yet is David Lebovitz _Ready for Dessert_ . I have a gluten free diet, but I can convert any recipe with an all purpose mix I use as long as I weigh it against the measurements called for. It works like a charm every single time.

  110. The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam.

    i think this one is definitely at the top of my wishlist right now… I’m all about almond flour and have celiac disease so a gluten free almond flour cookbook is a dream. and that cake looks amazing. :] thank you.

  111. i would love to win dreena burton’s eat, drink, and be vegan~!

  112. I would love to have Isa’s Appetite for Reduction, or Local Bounty: Vegan Seasonal Recipes by Devra Gartenstein, or Ani Pho’s new book, Ani’s Raw Food Essentials…I love cookbooks and can’t wait to get these and if I am able to win any, all the better!!!

    Thanks and hope things improve for you…happy MoFo!

  113. The cookbook that has been on my wishlist is… Appetite for Reduction by Isa Moskowitz. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway!

  114. Wow, wow and wow! This is probably the best blog post ever. ;-). I love the spirit of giving too!

    Elana’s ‘The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook’ is high on my wish list this year, as I’ve just discovered how fab almond flour is.


  115. Johanna Jabora-Scott says:

    I would love to try Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry. As it gets colder, some healthy comfort food would be nice 🙂

  116. It just got released, but I’d like Isa’s new book: Appetite for Reduction. Being busy in school again has not been conducive to my normal healthy eating and exercising routine and it’s starting to show…time to reign it in!

  117. This is a very, very bad question to answer. Any one who knows me knows I love flipping through cookbooks and there is quite a few listed on my need to have in my book collection list. And I’m going back and further between a couple of really good raw food books right now, as I’m high raw, including the new one from Alissa Cohen. But I stumbled upon this one book a few weeks ago and so far only seen it listed on amazon or her website and it looks like it would be good to have, so I would have to say Pure Pleasures: Luscious Live Food Recipes from the Glowing Temple Kitchen by Natalia

  118. I know I completely missed this giveaway but had to comment and say that I love seeing your shelf of cookbooks!! Mine isn’t quite that big but it’s getting there. 🙂


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