Let Them Eat Vegan! {giveaway} – ENDED 5/8/12

Goooooooood morning <3 Fun news 🙂 The blog was chosen as a reader’s choice winner for best personal training blog over at Fitness Magazine. Thank you SO much to those of you who took the time to vote – I’m honored to have been included in such wonderful company.


Last week’s little photo shoot was for an upcoming issue of Fitness Magazine- exciting stuff!


Lots of food prep went down in our kitchen last night: the usual stuff for the week (chopped veggies, salsa, grains, a baby meal)

prepped food

and a seriously amazing dinner.

zucchini and chickpeas

(Sorry for the weird color. My camera died so I had to resort to the iPhone)

As you guys know, Dreena Burton is one of my all-time favorite cookbook authors. My copy of “Eat, Drink and Be Vegan” has tamari stains and chocolate smudges all over it- it’s been well-loved. Her Supercharge Me cookies are a dessert favorite and my hardcore carnivore husband loves her recipes, too. Even though they’re vegan, they never feel like they’re missing anything, because they’re satisfying and filled with bold flavors.

I also love that a majority of the recipes aren’t dependent on faux meat and soy: mostly whole foods with fresh fruits and veggies as the star of the show.


When Dreena offered to send me a copy of her new cookbook, “Let Them Eat Vegan!” I was so excited to try out some of her new recipes. While I’m still getting back in the swing of making dinners that aren’t prepped by myself and then grilled by the Pilot, I’ve only tried a few of the new recipes. I’ve made the kale slaw a couple of times, and it’s incredible.

kale salad2

When I realized we had all of the ingredients on-hand for her Almond Curry Chickpea recipe, it was an easy choice for dinner.

Creamy spiced almond butter sauce,

chickpeas and zucchini,

zucchini chickpea casserole

baked and served over brown rice.

It was absolutely perfect, and just as before, Mr. Pilot didn’t seem to mind the lack of animal protein at all.

Dreena kindly offered to giveaway a cookbook to a lucky reader, so if you’d like a copy of your own, all ya have to do is leave a comment with a recent kitchen disaster.

I’ll go first:

I set the smoke alarm off while making a salad beast. I was grilling chicken on the George Foreman to put atop the salad and before I knew it, the alarms started beeping. Livi was sound asleep and managed to stay sleeping upstairs while I opened doors and frantically fanned a pillow over the alarm. The Pilot just laughed.

let them eat vegan

I’ll pick a winner tonight at midnight EST and post it in tomorrow’s AM post.

Edited: This giveaway has ended as of 11:52 AM EST, 5/8/12. Please stay tuned for more giveaways in the future! Did you win? Find out here.

Have a great day and I’ll see ya tonight!


Yesterday’s #smoothieaday:

pbj smoothie

PB & J

-1.5 C almond milk

-1/2 banana

-1 C frozen mixed berries

-1 scoop Sun Warrior

-1 T peanut butter

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  1. Gabby on May 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I thinly sliced some tempeh, soaked it in a curry peanut sauce I made, and then went next door when they were in the oven…burning them to a crisp for over an hour. Not the smartest nor the safest thing I’ve done!

  2. Alisha on May 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    My most recent disaster was when I had to make guacamole for the next day and couldn’t find ripe avocados anywhere in my small town….it ended with a bent spoon and an hour with the blender. I made it work eventually, though!

  3. Brittany on May 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Congrats on the Fitness Magazine win lady – I definitely voted for you as you’re one of my favorite bloggers.

    I’ve tried both those same recipes from LTEV and loved them. The curried almond dressing is amazing. Dreena rocks!

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