Thursday, July 19, 2012


We have a winner!  Ashley's entry was chosen by random.org as the winner.  Ashley, please contact me with your mailing info to forward to the publisher.

I told you that there would be more awesome cookbook giveaways this summer.

I wasn't kidding!

I was so fortunate to receive a copy of Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body and Planet by Christy Morgan so I could review it.  This book has kept me up late at night, because I couldn't put it down to go to bed.  Christy Morgan has written a book with an emphasis on healthful, whole foods, which she explains can make eating "blissful."  This book is upbeat, colorful and full of tips and advice about how to eat more in tune with your body and the planet.

Each chapter is broken down by season so that you are cooking what makes sense at each particular time of year.  I love that idea!

Most of the more than 175 recipes in this book are gluten-free and all are vegan.  Although many contain soy, the recipes are clearly marked as soy-free and gluten-free.  Although Christy uses nuts, I had plenty of recipes to choose from in my nut-free kitchen.

Tropical Three Bean Salad was so delicious!


Some of the yummy recipes in this book include:
  • Nectarine Cobbler Smoothie
  • Apple Salsa
  • Lemon-Roasted Beets, Brussels and Yams
  • Black Eyed Pea BBQ Stew
  • and Heavenly Raw Chocolate Mousse.

Are you hungry yet?

I hope so, because the publisher of Blissful Bites wants to send a copy to a lucky Welcoming Kitchen reader!  

To enter, please leave a comment saying why you'd like to win.  For another entry, like Welcoming Kitchen on Facebook and leave a comment saying that you did (or already do).  For another follow Welcoming Kitchen on Twitter or Kim Lutz on Pinterest and leave comments saying that.  

The winner will be chosen by a random number generator.  All comments must be made by noon CST, Friday, July 27.  You must have a US address to enter.

You can keep up with Christy on Twitter, Facebook and on her website, theblissfulchef.com.

Good Luck (and Happy Cooking)!
Kim

Find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes.

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30 comments:

  1. Since I am a relative newbie to eating vegan, I need all the recipes I can get! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book!

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  2. I am trying to get our family eating more veggies, I don't eat meat but rest of my family does. Looks like a great book, thanks!

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  3. I don't think I will ever be fully vegan, but am trying hard to heal with whole foods....thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. We eat vegan meals all the time since my son is allergic to dairy and eggs. The recipes sound amazing and I'd love to try them out!!

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  5. I want that recipe for the salad you've posted!!! YUM. Plus, everyone can use some bliss in their lives!

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  6. i'd like to win bc i'm trying to eat healthier
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  7. liked on fb
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  8. I'd love to win this cookbook because I love trying new recipes and fresh eats!

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  9. Those recipes look and sound delicious! I would love to win!

    glutenfreebetsy at gmail dot com

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  10. I'd like to win because I am attempting to go mostly, if not completely, vegan and would like some awesome recipes to help keep me motivated.

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  11. I like Welcoming Kitchen on Facebook :)

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  12. I follow Welcoming Kitchen on Twitter

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  13. I followed you on Pinterest.

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  14. I would love to win because Christy is my friend and I'm so ashamed that I don't already have her book in my collection! I need to remedy that ASAP!

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  15. I think the better question is why WOULDN'T you want to win! I've wanted this cookbook forever, thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  16. I would love to win because I love how the book emphasizes using real, whole foods. I've been following the Blissful Chef blog for a while and I love her work!

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  17. Have just started a diary and Gluten free way of life and finding it hard to find things whole family will eat. We aren't big meat eaters so would love some ideas on making sure we all get nutrients we need.

    follow you on Facebook too.

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  18. This is a second entry for Chelse van Rijn because of Facebook.

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  19. I would love to win a copy. I have been following her blog and love her energy/ideas and recipes. It would be interesting to get an idea of what going totally vegan would look like. Going gluten free has done a lot to heal my body, but I also know that increasing my veggie intake has also helped alot.

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  20. I'd like to win it as a gift for my sister who is oh-so-on-the-verge of becoming a vegan and just needs a little nudge like this to push her over the edge. ;)

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  21. We have many allergies in our family and are always looking for new recipes to try. I love that the recipes are broken down seasonally!

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  22. I would love to win this book! I'm always scouring blogs and looking at cookbooks for new recipes to keep us healthy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. following you on twitter now!

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  24. Great review!
    I have had my eye on this book for so long. The reviews I have heard about it are all positive.
    I love the idea of separating meals by seaons!

    Im following you on pinterest and twitter plus tweeted x

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  25. This is the Pinterest entry for Therawserenity.

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  26. This is the twitter entry for Therawserenity.

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  27. I would love to win this book as I am in recovery from an eating disorder and am re-learning how to eat for enjoyment and health. A book like this would be really helpful on my journey =)

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