Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Better Than Vegan Cookbook Giveaway


This giveaway is closed. Congrats to our winner, Dawn!

I have heard so many good things about Better Than Vegan by Chef Del Sroufe so I did not pass up the opportunity to review it when the chance came my way.

First of all, let me just say that it is a beautiful book.  The full sized colored pictures makes me want to prepare everything I see!  I have long been a fan of cookbooks that don't jam 3 and 4 pictures on one page and this one fits the bill.  It's well laid out and easy to read.

The biggest problem I had with this book is knowing where to start first!  I went with simple to begin and chose the Tangy BBQ Baked Beans.   Mmm!!  It will go perfectly with the cornbread recipe I will share with you at the end of this post!

I am particularly anxious to try his Cauliflower Puree.  He uses it as a base in several recipes, such as to make a creamy sauce, and it just sounds wonderful!

Would you like to win a copy of this cookbook?  It is simple to enter - all you have to do is leave a comment and answer this question:  Do you follow a plant-based diet?  The giveaway will close June 30 and a winner will be announced on July 1st.

Cornbread

Serves 8

I love cornbread with soup or chili for lunch or dinner, or even with some apple butter on it for a quick breakfast. Applesauce is a good substitute for eggs and oil in baking and you won’t taste it.
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons Best Date Syrup Ever (page 83)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture by scooping the flour to the side of the bowl with a spoon, and add the date syrup, applesauce, and almond milk to the well. Then gently fold the liquid mixture into the flour mixture. Spoon the batter into an 8 × 8 inch square nonstick baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean. Let cool before serving.

19 comments:

  1. Yes! I follow a whole foods plant based diet. Your cookbook looks amazing! I cannot wait to see it. I will ask my local library to purchase your book so others are exposed to it as well! Thank you! Cathy Vonderhaar

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  2. Yes, my family follows a low-fat, plant-based diet. We have lost a lot of weight by eating healthier.

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  3. I am vegan, and transitioning to WFPB. I'm not perfect, but I'm getting better!

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  4. I've followed a plant based diet for four years.I feel great!

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  5. My family follows a whole food plant based diet! It makes a world of difference in how we feel!

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  6. I follow a whole foods plant based diet and have never felt better!

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  7. My family follows a plant based diet. I struggle with my 15 yr old daughter who always says there is nothing to eat in the house. She just told me that she wasn't raised eating this way and it isn't easy. I told her no, change is not easy....but she is making it awful hard!!!! Anyways, Yes...my hubby, and 14 yr old follow this, 15 yr old a bit and 10 yr old is struggling as well but at least he tries what I make!! :)

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  8. Yes, plant based in our home. Or at least most of us. My 15 yr old daughter is awful about trying things that aren't what she is used to...I am struggling badly trying to make things that will be tried and true! My hubby is on board, as well as 14 yr old. My 10 yr old struggles but at least tastes what I make for dinner!! :)

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  9. OH I would totally LOVE LOVE THIS COOKBOOK!!! Do you follow a plant-based diet? Yes, I follow a plant-based diet. YEAH!

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  10. I used to follow a plant-based diet but haven't in the past few years as I struggle to balance my own dietary concerns with family demands. Victoria Ess

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  11. No, but I am working towards it.

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  12. We try to eat healthy as in organic but we do still eat meat and cheese. It'd be great to find some day to day plant based alternatives. You guys seem to be doing such a great job at it!!

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  13. I do! and some family members are on their way as well

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  14. I do :) Been vegan almost 3 years now and loving it.

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  15. I do not but I have a friend who does and have been interested in learning more. I did a quick search and came across your blog!

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  16. Yes, please!!!! I'd LOOOOVE a copy and would use it often.

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  17. I DO eat a plant based diet now and I'm lovin' it! The only thing I regret is not discovering this info years ago! Thanks for the opportunity to win a cookbook!!

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  18. Bev Munroe - got your message - this is your entry!

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