Wednesday, 14 September 2011

CLOSED Win Vegan Cookbooks Five to be won Giveaway #52 Ends 9th October


Cast aside any thought of denying yourself gastronomic pleasure – any visions of brown rice, brown lentils and even browner nut roast – any pre-conceptions about deprivation and emptiness – and enter the charismatic and flamboyant world of vegan cookery, with its endless spectrum of flavours, textures, scents and colours.

The nut roast is studded with golden toasted walnuts, brazils and cashews, partnered not by a dull gravy made with Marmite, but a vibrant plum and cranberry chutney.

The lentils might be slate green rather than brown, combined with silky roasted peppers, coriander, pickled lemons, pine nuts and raisins to create a lively, earthy Middle Eastern salad. Now be honest – does any of this sound in the least bit dreary, let alone ‘brown’?!

In this book, food writer and private chef, Isabel Hood, sets out to prove that the glass, far from being half empty, is full to the brim, full to overflowing with mouth watering possibilities.

Whether you are a fully fledged vegan or a beginner just dipping your toes into the water, this collection of vegan recipes will introduce you to a whole new world of exciting dishes based on fruit and vegetables, pulses and grains, nuts and seeds, pungent herbs and warm aromatic spices – prepare to be DAZZLED!

I just reviewed the Vegan Cookbook here and have already found a fab tomato sauce, a couple of soups I wish to try and a whole new view of vegan food and recipes. There are a great array of Mexican meals, Thai green Curry and a Moroccan chickpea dish.
This book is great if you love experimenting with herbs and spices and Need 2 Know Books have offered five of you a chance to own a copy. Its simple to enter.

Just follow the ABC to enter

A. Follow the blog
via Google Friends Connect over on the right hand side.

B. Leave a contact
either an email address or twitter ID, you can't win if I can't tell you you did.

C Leave a comment
Comment on another review and tell me you have.

 Bonus entries
(Optional)
You can do any or all of the following for bonus entries - just make sure you have done ABC first and leave me one comment per entry so that they're all counted !
1. My favourite reads are the ones that tell me about you.

So tell me a joke, a rant, a funny or sweet story about your little one, what sort of day you are having, anything you fancy just please don't say "Enter Me" it makes me snigger!!
2. Tweet the giveaway,
Win 1 of 5 Vegan Cookbooks enter here http://tinyurl.com/623cjhg  #GTDO
3. Comment on another review leave me some extra comments on my reviews up to 5 and I'll give you a bonus entry for each one !
**Leave a separate comment for each one**

UK Only
Ends midnight October 9th
Winners must email their details within 7 days, after which all unclaimed prizes will be redrawn

69 comments:

  1. following you on gfc

    ianmaciver@onetel.com

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  2. Did ABC! Comment here: http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/vegan-cookbook-essential-guide-review.html?showComment=1316006190958#c4267015732329911944

    @trainsniffer GFC= Sam Sellick

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  3. Done the ABC :) and commented on the original review for this product! I showed my boyfriend the book after I saw it on your blog this morning, and he got a bit carried away (he's a veggie!) and has already started choosing recipes from the book he'd like me to cook him haha! He's cheeky like that! Always finding pages in my cookbooks bookmarked for dinners in the week :)

    Good luck everyone!

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  4. Did ABC. :)

    Commented here: http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/vegan-cookbook-essential-guide-review.html?showComment=1316011188919#c612027500661841326

    gothicmidnightrose[at]googlemail.com

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  5. Hello! I follow your blog via google-connect , natalie holland.

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  6. You can find me on twitter @fluffyblueberry

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  7. I have commented on your blog here: http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/philadelphia-fish-pie.html?showComment=1316014622916#c1676066626206493287

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  8. something about me...well, one of my sons is intolerant to cows milk, the other is allergic to it. Me & my husband love dairy, but have to avoid around kids - so, I'm always looking for new meals that are dairy free, (hence, why vegan is great!). My son just turned 5 and his birthday cake was dairy-free - but it was still great and it was chocolate :).

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  9. I follow you on twitter and tweeted about your giveaway @fluffyblueberry

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  10. Hi! I follow your blog via GFC
    I left a comment on Heinz’s creamiest condiment is set to be your new favourite mayonnaise....or your money back!

    @Dorothee77

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  11. I have tweeted about the giveaway
    @Dorothee77

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  12. I also left a commennt on Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash Review
    @Dorothee77

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  13. Follow by GFC.
    Commented: http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/provamel-yogurt-recipes.html?showComment=1316110709722#c2690794671716211025

    @beachrambler

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  14. I have tweeted as @beachrambler

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  15. ABC - Have commented on your great Jumbo Waver review, and my twitter name is @laurafoxgill

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  16. I'm not sure if this will deserve an extra entry but it gets groans when ever my boyfriend tells it!

    A man walks into a butchers and says 'I bet I can reach the meat on the top shelf'. The butcher looks up, considers the bet, and replies 'No way, the steaks are too high!' (aha)

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  17. Hi! I am following you on google friend connect!

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  18. You can reach me on twitter @avocadosandwich

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  19. Following with GFC as M.
    Twitter name is @maisietoo
    Commented on 'Mrs Crimbles revamp and new Cranberry Macaroons'

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  20. I have tweeted.
    @maisietoo

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  21. Please can you enter me into the competition. Here's a joke- How do you tease fruit?

    Banananananananananana!

    @maisietoo

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  22. following on GFC - @loumathema

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  23. commented on Disney princess Magic wand game! @loumathema

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  24. have tweeted - @loumathema

    http://twitter.com/#!/LouMathema/status/115521761675706369

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  25. Following on GFC as nickandkatherine
    e-mail nickandkatherine(at)talktalk(dot)net
    I commented on: Heinz Squeeze & Stir Review

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  26. Something about us. I am a UK homeschooling mum of 5. Today has been difficult, kids always asking for sweets when I want them to eat healthily. So much noise, I had a headache by 10am. On the flip side, this eve has been great, my 2nd youngest accompanied the youngest to bed and joined in with story time. When I next looked they had both crashed out - fast asleep next to each other, sweet. I daren't take a picture in case the flash wakes them.
    Twitter ID: @mumoffunkids

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  27. I tweeted as @mumoffunkids
    http://twitter.com/#!/mumoffunkids/status/115873732395925504

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  28. I commented on:
    Philadelphia Fish Pie
    @mumoffunkids

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  29. I follow via GFC

    I commented on Philadelphia Fish Pie

    @kiki_725 on twitter

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  30. Following the blog via Google and commented on the Provamel Yoghurt Recipes page.
    http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/provamel-yogurt-recipes.html?showComment=1316517719634#c6647283238745188256

    Would love to win this book as a vegan of over thirty years I just love new cookbooks.

    carynep@yahoo.co.uk

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  31. Following as Dita Kelly on twitter and posted comment:

    http://giventodistractingothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/vegan-cookbook-essential-guide-review.html?showComment=1316804559073#c2537578139831726191

    Fingers crossed as it just turned vegan this month and have lots to learn!

    I can be contacted at ditakelly@hotmail.co.uk

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  32. A Following on GFC Kate Cunningham
    B Contact @01592_katie
    C Have commented on COunting costs of meningitis

    giventodistractingothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/counting-costs-of-meningitis.html?showComment=1317110759292#c1939490808120287880

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  33. Oops put all A_C on one comment so here is B again

    Please enter me. Contact @01592_katie

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  34. C Have commented on COunting costs of meningitis

    giventodistractingothers.blogspot.com/2011/09/counting-costs-of-meningitis.html?showComment=1317110759292#c1939490808120287880

    @01592_katie

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  35. Have tweeted @01592_katie

    twitter.com/#!/01592_katie/status/118599071266123776

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  36. Something about me. I'm currently on a two year career break which finishes in 55 days, not that I'm counting! Got a big holiday coming up before I get back into the swing again.
    @01592_katie

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  37. Following on GFC.
    @Isis1981uk
    I've commented on: Not Just Toddlers We're Little One-ders

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  38. 1..2..3... a...b...c it really was that easy! please enter me into this fab giveaway! have commented on the orignial review of this book

    @maxineflossy

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  39. Why was the German vegetarian scared?

    He was afraid of the wurst!

    (I'll get my coat ...)

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  40. ha I just laughed Nursey... put your coat back you can stay!

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  41. I'm following with GFC and have commented on Dominos Gourmet pizza
    @janesgrapevine

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  42. And I've tweeted
    @janesgrapevine

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  43. I'd be really interested in this book - like most people, I'm trying to eat less meat nowadays and so we're having a few vegetarian meals each week.

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  44. I am following with GFC and have comments on Olives from Spain. @judithsbooks

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  45. My daughter is almost Vegan, so this book would be helpful when I cook for her.

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  46. I have commented on the original book review on here.

    theonlybonster@hotmail.co.uk

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  47. Retweeted

    @bonesjones

    Win 1 of 5 Vegan Cookbooks enter here tinyurl.com/623cjhg - hopefully she'll give me one...

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  48. Already following you via GFC.

    I've commented on your post about Store twenty one and swinging sixties

    @piperanddaisy

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  49. follow blog, have commented on dominos gourmet review.
    @clareandtribe

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  50. I am following via GFC (Alice Hindley)

    I have tweeted the giveaway on Twitter
    tweet me @aesop57

    I have commented on the Dominos Gourmet Review

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  51. I'm following via GFC

    you can tweet me @NazMse

    I've made a comment on the Sanex Zero% post.

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  52. Am following you on GFC- twitter @sheridarby

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  53. following on gfc
    @lillyfer85
    commented on Moon Dough Supermarket

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  54. commented on Heinz’s creamiest condiment is set to be your new favourite mayonnaise....or your money back! @lillyfer85

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  55. about me - well today i have spent the day sorting out my wardrobe and packing things up that i have sold on ebay, trying to claw some much needed funds in for christmas @lillyfer85

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  56. commented on Branston Peanuts & Crackers yummy @lillyfer85

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  57. Following on gfc & commented on mypad thai

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  58. Hi, I follow on GFC
    coppelia100@btinternet.com
    I have commented on Store Twenty One Swinging 60's

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  59. already follow @andreamiles2

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  60. Following commented on the Gourmet pizza
    email on my blog

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  61. Such a great information and I've been looking for this..

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