Pomona’s Pectin Giveaway! Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin Cookbook, Fillmore Container Jelly Mason Jars and Gingered Lemon-Fig Preserves Recipe and More!

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I adore Pomona’s Pectin! I first bought the product at Whole Foods to make low-sugar freezer jam for my family (which is super easy and delicious), then one day I was making some vegan cheese and somehow decided to throw some pectin in! It worked fabulously! It’s a great alternative to carageenan or agar based vegan cheeses for those with health concerns or who simply don’t enjoy the flav0r of agar.

Pepper Jack Cashew Cheese made with Pomona’s Pectin! Get the recipe here

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The owners of Pomona’s Pectin and I have been fast friends ever since! Today they have asked me to share this very special giveaway with you!

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Very Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies. Recipe from Vegan Chocolate, the Cookbook by Fran Costigan! Review and Giveaway.

Very Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies

I have to say the reviewing cookbooks is one of my favorite things about being a blogger. I’m constantly blown away by the genius, creativity and beauty that I find in each book. Most of these cookbooks are really like an art form.

I knew that Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan was going to be good, but I was literally blown away by the quality of the recipes, the gorgeous photos by Kate Lewis and even the descriptive text in this cookbook. Plus it’s a 304 page hardcover, like a beautiful chocolate encyclopedia! The quality of the book makes it feel like it will last forever and take all my kitchen smudges, smears and drippings that end up on my most well loved cookbooks in good form. I’m not kidding that as a self-confessed chocoholic I literally want to make all the recipes in the book.

The book is so good that I couldn’t stop looking at it yesterday when it arrived, so I substituted it for my five year old’s normal nighttime story routine. He was just as entranced as I was, and recommend we make everything, plus add strawberries. I had to agree.

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60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls, an Instagram Story. With adaptations: White Bread, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Donuts and more.

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 So, I’ve been making these cinnamon rolls like they’re going out of style for a while now. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably gotten a bit tired of it really. It all started when a neighbor of mine brought me a loaf of “accidentally vegan” bread earlier this year. It was the stuff white bread dreams are made of, soft, fluffy and just delicious. So of course I asked her for the recipe and she gladly obliged.

For those needing the recipe right now, scroll all the way to the end of this post

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Kathy Hester’s OATrageous Oatmeals Cookbook Giveaway (Pre-Order Now!) Steel-Cut Oat Sausage Crumbles Recipe and OXO Mega Giveaway!

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I am so excited about Kathy Hester’s new book OATrageous Oatmeals! Kathy is one of my all time favorite vegan cookbook authors. Her recipes make veganism easy, yummy, afforable and accessible for everyone! She’s asked me to join in on her Pre-Order Party and let you know about her exciting and tasty partnership with OXO with a fabulous giveaway!

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Vegan Cuts Giveaway! Vegan Family Starter Kit or Dog Lovers Box!

Vegan Family Starter Kit

Vegan Cuts is offering a fabulous giveaway on my site today! One lucky winner gets to choose between the Vegan Family Starter Kit OR the Dog Lovers Box

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Under the Banner of Veganism. Deprivation Diets, Eating Disorders and Orthorexia.

Veganism is on the horizon of exploding with popularity. It seems like hopping on the vegan bandwagon is the chic’ thing to do with celebrities like Beyonce and Jay Z doing a 22 day vegan kick start last year, J-Lo recently confessing her love for the lifestyle and even Jessica Simpson going on a 2 week vegan cleanse prior to her wedding. I’m all for any publicity in the media to promote a vegan lifestyle but I think many people are confused about what being a vegan means.

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So the question is, what exactly is a vegan?

veg·an
ˈvēgən,ˈvejən/
noun
 1. a person who does not eat or use animal products.

That’s it. Plain and simple.

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Vegan Finger Foods! Cookbook by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. Review, Spinach Swirl Recipe and Giveaway!

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I was beyond thrilled when contacted by Tamasin Noyes and Celine Steen to review their newest collaboration, Vegan Finger Foods! Who doesn’t love snacking on little bites of deliciousness of every kind?!? I reviewed their cookbook: Whole Grain Vegan Baking last year and still bake out of it frequently! You can read about that review (and get a fantastic whole grain [veggie] burger bun recipe for your summer grilling) here. Now, lets have a look at some of the delights in Vegan Finger Foods!

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