Minted Green Pea Bisque, Eggplant & Cucumber Salad and Cookbook + Yonanas Giveaway!

UPDATE: Contest now closed! Thanks so much, everyone!

 

Hey lovely, loyal, and amazing readers!

Today is a very special day for me. I am happy to announce that my book Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats is available now on Amazon. No more pre-sale; this is the real deal, guys.

So, first! Huzzah!!! I’m so excited to launch this book off, and even more excited for all of the support I’ve been getting lately: the emails, the tweets, the posts on facebook. I am incredibly grateful for it all. Thank you. So so so much.

I’m really pumped about it finally being available, and hope a few people find it helpful in expanding their idea of vegan and gluten-free cuisine. It includes a really great comprehensive set of recipes, with accompanying full page photos to each recipe. Chapters include: Basics, Main Courses, Sides & Appetizers, Soups & Salads, and Desserts & Beverages. There’s even nutritional info, plus a section up front laying down the basics of a gluten-free vegan diet.

the cover

and a peek inside (pardon the glare; the book has a really nice matte finish)

Second, I’m giving away 5 signed copies of GGFVE right here on this blog. Plus! one of the 5 lucky winners will also receive a Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker. Never heard of Yonanas? I first heard about it from Samantha who did a guest post about it on The Blissful Chef’s blog. And, I thought it looked like a fun gadget for gifting. Check it out.

I’m going to open it up to everyone who leaves a comment below, and then I’ll choose 5 winners next Friday. Be sure to leave a valid email address so I can get in touch if you win. The first lucky person chosen will win 2 prizes: a signed copy of my book, plus the Yonanas.

Third, I’m sharing two recipes from GGFVE:

The first one is not only one of my favorites, but a fave of many of my amazing cookbook testers as well. I decided to go with a soup, given the popularity of the soups listed on my blog; they all get so many hits! More than the desserts even. So, I figure you guys must like soup. A lot. Plus, this recipe has only a handful of ingredients and is pretty good for you; so eat up!

Minted Green Pea Bisque

  • 1 small sweet onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 3 cups (450 g) frozen or fresh green peas
  • 2 tablespoons (12 g) minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup (235 ml) nondairy milk, plus more if needed
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Yield: 2 servings
In a small frying pan over medium-high heat, sauté the onion and garlic in the water until translucent. Season with 1⁄4 teaspoon of the salt. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the onions are caramelized, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Bring a medium-size pot of water to a boil, and then add the peas and cook until tender, about 5 minutes if frozen or 2 to 3 minutes if fresh. Drain well and then rinse under cold water until the peas are cool to the touch.
Transfer the peas to a blender and add the sautéed onions and garlic, mint leaves, nondairy milk, and remaining 3⁄4 teaspoon salt. Blend for 5 minutes or until super smooth. Add more nondairy milk if the soup seems too thick for your taste.
Warm gently over medium heat, sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper, and serve.

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The second recipe has been a favorite comfort dish of mine for a while now. I was inspired by the Korean cucumber Banchan I used to gobble up frequently as a kid and young adult. When developing this recipe, and I added a hefty twist of my own culinary voice into the mix to create this salad. The combination of the two makes an unexpectedly tasty dish!

Eggplant & Cucumber Salad (photo up top)

For Eggplant Mix:

  • 3 Japanese eggplants (about 1.3 pounds, or 600 g), peeled, halved, and cut into large bite-size pieces
  • 1⁄4 cup (25 g) chopped scallion
  • 1 tablespoon (10 g) minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (4 g) minced fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) horseradish (freshly grated or jarred, not powdered)

For Cucumber Mix:

  • 1 large English (or thin-skinned) cucumber, diced
  • 2 tablespoons (8 g) chopped fresh oregano
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil 1 tablespoon (15 ml) agave nectar

Yield: 4 servings
To prepare the eggplant mix: Combine the eggplant, scallion, garlic, oregano, and olive oil in a medium-size saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until soft, about 8 minutes.
Add the water, salt, and horseradish and cover with a tight- fitting lid. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook about 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally so that the eggplant doesn’t stick to the pan. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
To prepare the cucumber mix: In a large bowl, combine the diced cucumber, oregano, lemon juice and zest, salt, olive oil, and agave. Cover and let rest in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, allowing the eggplant to come to room temperature as you wait.
Drain the excess liquid from the cucumber mix and toss with the eggplant. Serve at room temperature or chill before serving.

For the giveaway: just leave a comment below letting me know you’d like to be entered and I’ll pick 5 random winners Friday, May 11th. I’ll announce them in the following post. Again, the first winner chosen will get 2 prizes!

For another chance to win a signed copy of GGFVE, I’m hosting another giveaway on its facebook page until this Friday, May 4th.

:)

 

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178 Responses to Minted Green Pea Bisque, Eggplant & Cucumber Salad and Cookbook + Yonanas Giveaway!

  1. Julie Webb says:

    I am a beginner in vegan cooking. I like your recipes!! You cook food that I like to eat. I’m so eager to learn more.

  2. Jolanta says:

    Please enter me into your giveaway! I would love to win!

  3. Kathleen Ashline says:

    I can’t wait to try the recipes in your book. GOOD JOB and Congratulations!

  4. Michelle says:

    Thanks for sharing! You are a genuine vegan inspiration :)

  5. Mary says:

    Congrats! I just ordered a copy of the book on Amazon and can’t wait to receive it and try all the yummy recipes. I absolutely love your blog! Thank you for a chance to win. :)

  6. bitt says:

    Entering for my mom because she really wants a copy after tasting that delicious soup! So glad you shared that recipe here, her friends wanted to know it too. ;-)

  7. Congrats.
    My copy is still listed as on pre-order at Chapters Indigo (since Feb 16th, good thing I’m patient). I can’t wait for it to arrive.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Just recentely found your blog from the VegNews website. I decided to go vegan after having my first child, and then my very close cousin found out she has celiacs disease. She was having a hard time adjusting to her new diet limitations, so I told her that I would go gluten-free with. Your recipes look amazing. I’m going to ask for your book for mothers day!

  9. PatHandley says:

    Vegan ice cream and fresh strawberries sound great right now! Congrats on the book!

  10. Rachel says:

    I would love to win! I have a huge collection of cookbooks and always like to read a new one.

  11. Hannah H. says:

    I never heard of the Yonana before, but now I desperately need one in my kitchen. And you book looks great! I want to be entered in the giveaway!

  12. i can’t wait to browse through the first ever vegan GF cookbook!!! :D and i’ve been dying to get an ice cream maker. how neat!

  13. Shilpa Acharya says:

    Hey girl, love your recipes. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks so much.

  14. Pam Greenberg says:

    I love your recipes. It’s so nice to find vegan GF. Would love a copy of your cookbook.

  15. Julia says:

    i just received my copy of GGFVE! it’s such a beautiful book. i am soooo excited to try the basic pasta recipe, as i have sorely missed making my own ravioli since going GF. thank you for making GF veganism easier for those of us who, like you, chose to be vegan but did not choose to be gluten-free! your website has been a great help for me in learning to accept being GF, and has helped rekindle my interest in baking after i was forced to give up wheat and other glutenous flours almost two years ago. cheers, and congratulations!

    • allyson says:

      Thank you so much, Julia for such a kind note about my book! I am so happy that you will (hopefullY!) find the pasta useful. I too missed making my own ravioli (and just fresh pasta in general), so I feel you! <3 I’m truly happy you are enjoying it so far.
      hugs,
      <3 allyson

  16. Bridget says:

    Looking forward to your cookbook; coconut asparagus soup sounds yummy!

  17. Andrea says:

    I am excited about this! Thank you for the recipes.

  18. Gwen says:

    I have been anxious for your book to come out, I have not come across many quality gf + vegan cookbooks, I already love the recipes on your blog, so I know the book will also be good. Congrats!

  19. Sarah says:

    Argh! I’m stuck waiting for June 1st for my copy here in Canada…

    Congrats to you on its release!!

  20. Mary says:

    Congratulations!

  21. Your site is inspiring! Congratulations with your new book release! Well done!!

  22. Kerry says:

    Your cookbook looks fantastic! I’ll have to try both of these recipes. I’ve also been curious about the banana ice cream. I’d love to try it!

  23. Vegyogini says:

    No need to enter me in the giveaway; just want to comment and say CONGRATULATIONS! From the depths of my heart, know how incredible you are, your wisdom, your creativity, and your recipes. You are so worthy of great success and I can’t wait to test for book #2! <3

  24. Oh my goodness, I love the idea of vegan ice cream!! It’s hard to come by and pricy to purchase :)

    Also – congratulations on your book. That is such exciting news.

  25. Jessie says:

    cool cool! awesome work :)

  26. marissa says:

    I would love to win a copy of your book. And, thank you for sharing these recipes. The bisque looks spectacular. My family will dig it as well, I’m sure.

  27. Denise says:

    Oh yum! Yes please!

  28. Allie says:

    I would LOVE to win your book and/or the Yonanas machine! Thank you for providing gluten-free vegans with great recipes! :)

  29. Lauren says:

    I would love the chance to win your book or the ice cream maker!! I’m a new vegan and want to explore as many new recipes as I can! Thanks for having the contest :)

  30. Jenna says:

    I would love to be entered! I can’t wait to either win ;) or buy your book.

  31. Lauren says:

    I’d love to be entered! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  32. Chris says:

    Looks like a great book. Would love to win

  33. Sue says:

    Thank you for the contest chance. Thank you for the cookbook.

  34. Hannah says:

    Oh, I would love to be entered! Particularly if the recipes are as wonderful as that soup, which I’ve no doubt they are :)

  35. nik says:

    Yes please, I’d like to be entered into the giveaway. Many thanks!

  36. Sierra says:

    I’d love to be entered:-) Recipes look great!

  37. Emily says:

    Congrats on the book! I would love to win a copy as I have just recently realized that gluten makes me feel yucky and I’ve been a vegetarian for a while- trying to switch to full time vegan, so this book would be so very helpful! Thanks for the opportunity:)

  38. Lori Wade says:

    I would love to win. My daughter is a vegan and we just started the gluten free diet.

  39. Ashley says:

    Definitely want to be entered!! Thank you!

  40. Rebecca says:

    That soup sound amazing I can’t wait to try it. I would love to try the other recipes in your book, too :)

  41. Taylor says:

    Hello! Congratulations on your new book!
    Since making the change to being gluten-free (in addition to veganism), it’s been somewhat more challenging finding recipes – but your book looks wonderful!
    The pea soup looks pretty darn delicious as well :)

    • Taylor says:

      And on an unrelated note: you’re the first person I’ve come across who spells ‘Allyson’ the same way my sister does.

  42. Pat Caufield says:

    Your recipes are great! Please enter me too!

  43. Erin says:

    I would love to win these prizes. Your book looks amazing.

  44. Kim says:

    I would LOVE to win a copy of your cookbook! I’m always looking for great new vegan ideas!!

  45. ERICA C says:

    OOO OO pick me pick me!

  46. Chrystyna Murphy says:

    I just recently found your blog and its a real blessing! I have been vegan for about 6 months, and have been trying to go gluten free as well, but finding recipes for both is hard. I also occasionally cook for a friend with cancer and really hope to hook her onto this way of cooking as well. I have small boys and would that ice cream maker ever make my life easier! Please consider me for your contest! Have a good weekend!

  47. Annie says:

    Your book looks fantastic! Congrats!

  48. I’d *love* to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

  49. Maddy C says:

    Congratulations on the book! I would love to be entered, those mediterranean croquettes definitely caught my eye!

  50. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I’d love to try this cookbook out!

  51. Suzanne says:

    Congratulations! And thanks for keeping the ingredients simple enough to just pick up at the grocer:)

  52. Blanca says:

    The ice cream maker sounds amazing! I wanted to try some simple ice cream recipes like banana/strawberries!

  53. Blanca says:

    I’d love a copy of your book! I would love a great resource with delicious recipes for gluten/vegan recipes. I’ve been looking for gluten free recipes to see what a difference it makes on the body.

  54. Erin says:

    Your cookbook looks gorgeous and I’d love to win a copy! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this one. :)

  55. Adi says:

    This looks delicious! Congrats on the book!

    PS–that ice cream maker looks mighty sweet….

  56. You don’t need to include me in the contest since I’m already getting a copy of your book (can’t wait!!). I just wanted to say congrats! Plus I’m so glad you posted the pea soup recipe, I absolutely loved it when I made it and was sad when I couldn’t access it anymore.

  57. teepee says:

    Wow! Would love to enter your contest, thanks for the opportunity. That pea soup looks yummy.

  58. Nancy says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win your new book!

  59. Rob says:

    Congratulations on the book! I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.

  60. simone says:

    Congratulations on your cookbook!! I recently discovered your site in my quest for new meal ideas & I would loove one of your books! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!!

  61. Hillary says:

    Huge congrats to you on the book! I can’t wait to try that beautiful soup and maybe I’ll get lucky and win the cookbook lottery. :)

  62. Chris Shows says:

    Pea soup looks like just the ticket. Always enjoy the website, will have to try out the cookbook.

  63. francis says:

    wow this contest is “yonanas” ;p
    cant wait for the drawing Fun!!!!
    Good luck with your new book!

  64. Lauren Frymus says:

    Oh, I would love a copy of your book! As a 19 year old college student still living with my family (when not at school), I’m the only vegan and the only one with a gluten allergy! I have a hard time thinking of things to cook that everyone will like that aren’t exclusively some sort of salad or “side dish” type thing. I would love to win a copy! (I would buy one anyway… but did I mention that I’m a poor college student?)

  65. Patricia Crowley says:

    I’d love to be entered to win!! Thanks so much!

  66. Kelly says:

    Me too! Me too! Me too!

  67. Anna says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  68. Barbara Palermo says:

    I would love to be entered in this contest! Thank you!

  69. Gretchen says:

    I’m grateful for the opportunity to win. Thanks!

  70. sal says:

    that book looks awesome! would love a copy.

  71. Antoinette says:

    Congratulations on your book! I would love to win a copy ;) it looks amazing

  72. Raychel says:

    I would love to be entered in this contest! Thank you!

  73. lea says:

    Congrats on the book~ I would love to win a copy! If not I’ll have to order from Amazon but winning would be cool.

  74. Jamie says:

    I would love to be entered in the book give away!!!

  75. Marisa says:

    Ooh, ooh! I want to be entered too!!!

  76. Natalie says:

    Cookbook – yes please
    Ice Cream Maker – yes please!!

  77. wendy says:

    hmm pea soup, so simple so tasty love the mint in it , would love to win, your gorgeous book .

  78. Aisling Doherty says:

    I would love to be entered, as a vegan who’s just been diagnosed with coeliac, thank you! :)

  79. Jessica says:

    Yaaaay soup!!! I’d like to be entered in the giveaway please! Congrats on the new book, it looks superb! :)

  80. Katie says:

    i would love a copy of the book as well as the yonanas :)

  81. Whitney says:

    Is it okay if I want two? And an awesome yonanas?
    I’ve been saving for one. it’s in my amazon cart, along with your book that is already sent. no kidding ;)

  82. Tricia Edwards says:

    I would love to be entered please!

  83. Ben Roberts says:

    I’d love to be entered. Recipes and a new appliance. A few of my favorite things!

  84. kris says:

    I came across your blog recently and am very much enjoying reading it! Congrats on the release of your book! – Looks wonderful!

  85. Karin Brass says:

    I would love to be entered to win. I recently became a vegan and would love some new cooking ideas;-)

  86. Jennifer says:

    Winning is always fun!

  87. I would love to be entered! The recipes sound delicious!!!!!

  88. Kellyc says:

    I would love to be entered! The book looks amazing!

  89. SallyT says:

    I just found your blog through MapleSpice. It looks so inviting. Congratulations on the book. I’d love to win a copy!

  90. Gillian says:

    Oh yes please enter me in the giveaway. I am finding a vegan diet is very good for me as a diabetic. that eggplant and cucumber salad is on the menu for this weekend – we have both ready to pick in the garden. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to enter.

  91. rebecca says:

    I would LOVE to win a yonanas machine! I’ve been eyeing it at the mall :)

  92. lauri smith says:

    I just discovered your blog, and now your cookbook! Very excited to check it all out and I would be thrilled to win a signed copy!

  93. Fatima says:

    Ms. Kramer,

    Congratulations on your book! It is always great to have more delicious recipes available out in the world for more people to try. I was so excited when I came across your facebook page because that led me to your blog! I adapted a vegan lifestyle in October of last year and a gluten-free lifestyle earlier this year- I have never felt so alive and healthy! I always enjoy the recipes you share :) Thank you for your generosity and dedication.

  94. Jessica C. says:

    I would love to be entered! These recipes sound delicious and I’m sure I will love your new book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. veganlisa says:

    I can’t resist a big HURRAH!!!

    I’m thrilled about your book, testing for you was a dream. Plus that Yonanas thing looks incredible. I know some little ones who would get quite a kick out of that gadget.

  96. Krissy says:

    I absolutely love your blog and CAN’T WAIT to get a copy of your book!

  97. Karen Herrera says:

    We would LOVE to be entered! My 2 year old and I have been vegan for a bit over a year now. We found out he has various food allergies and at the same time found out my mother had cancer. With all te research I did regarding both we have decided that being vegan is beat for us and our health. It was a blessing in disguise and we would so enjoy the book as well as the neat I’ve cream maker! Thanks for the opportunity !

  98. Emily says:

    Wow, thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. Congrats on your book release!

  99. Breena says:

    Oh I love that you have full page pictures of all your recipes (I must admit, I’m a bit of a visual-recipe-browser… so the cookbooks with more pictures see way more action!).

    I already have your book on preorder, but I thought the yonanas gadget sounded just awesome when I first heard about it, so I can’t pass up a chance to try and win one, so I’d like to enter. ^-^

    Congrats on your book (and getting it out early too!), it looks just beautiful.

  100. Julie Hasson says:

    I am so excited about your new book Allyson! Congratulations!!

    I have heard all about the Yonanas, but never tried it. I’d love to be included in the giveaway: )

  101. Mary Kate says:

    I would love to be entered into the giveaway! The book seems amazing and so does the yonanas ice cream maker!

  102. Christine says:

    Yay! I’m so happy you posted these recipes; they were definitely among my favorites from testing and I’ve been itching especially to make the soup again but couldn’t remember exactly how. Congrats on the book coming out!

  103. Julia Loeb says:

    I’m just becoming vegan and gluten free and am looking for some ideas. The cookbook looks beautiful

  104. Melissa says:

    Congrats on the release of your book! It looks like another book that I have to my growing library of vegan cookbooks.

  105. Deborah Stelzle says:

    Loved the first book Blissful bites the second sounds delicious

  106. Krista says:

    I would love a copy of your book! My boyfriend just went gluten free, so I’m trying to cook good things for him.

  107. I would love love LOVE love love to be entered. Thanks for the recipe as I was just talking about how I haven’t used eggplant in a recipe FOREVER! Oh, and if you have not checked it out yet, did you see Yonanas recipe for Chai Spice Yonanas??? http://www.yonanas.com/post/2011/12/27/Chai-Spice-Yonanas.aspx. That is the first thing I would make with my Yonana and I would share…. PROMISE!!!

  108. Erin says:

    FUN! I would love to be entered ;)

  109. Your new book sounds and looks fab Christy! I have 5 sisters with families who would benefit. My youngest Sis Mame, is gluten-intolerant, and she’s married to a meat-eater, so she’s a bit lost. Thanks again for all you do and share! :)

  110. Danielle says:

    Hi Allyson!

    First of all, congrats on your book release! I bet you’re on top of the world!

    I’d like to win, if it’s all possible! Thank you!

    Daniela

  111. amey says:

    what an epic giveaway! congrats on your book being fully alive and out in the world!!!! I already pre-ordered my copy, but if I win your excellent contest, I will give the extra copy to my cousin who is vegan and GF. Plus, YONANAS!

  112. Eggplant salad looks good! I am going to make it this weekend

  113. Ashley says:

    I’m BANANAS for Yonanas! I’d love to be entered! Thank you!

  114. I would love to be entered, I have heard so much about yonasas ice cream maker.

  115. Shontae Alston says:

    I would like to be entered into the contest!

  116. Kat says:

    what a great giveaway! i’m so excited to check out your book :)

  117. Randall D Clem says:

    Would love to have these prizes. Fingers crossed. Thanks

  118. I would love to add your cookbook to my ever growing collection of vegan cookbooks!!

  119. Steph says:

    Your blog and recipes have been an amazing resource for me over the last few years. I knew that eating delicious food was still possible following a vegan gf lifestyle after I started trying your recipes. I would love a copy of your new cookbook… I’ve been anxiously awaiting its release! Hope I can wait till next Friday ;)

  120. Magali says:

    Congrats!!
    I will certainly buy a copy of your book very soon (as soon as the budget will allow it).
    Please enter me for the contest!!

  121. cel says:

    This giveaway is BANANAS! Love it!

  122. Josiane says:

    Congratulations! It must be so satisfying, after so much work, to finally see your book out there!
    Thank you for offering is a chance at winning a signed copy – I’d really love to have your book. Actually, I know I’ll buy it soon whether I win or not, as I want a copy for myself and another one to give to a friend.
    Thanks also for sharing the bisque and the salad recipes: they sound delicious – just like all of the recipes in the book, I’m sure. I can’t wait to try the raviolis pictured on the cover!

  123. Traci says:

    I would love a copy of the new book!!!

  124. Wow, looks like a wonderful book and scrumptious recipes! I can’t wait to try the bisque… been looking for a way to use peas. Greta giveaway too – I’d love to be entered.

  125. jc says:

    i would love to be entered! thank you

  126. Olena says:

    Really excited about these recipes!!! Hope I could win something!

  127. Liliana says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I hope I win! :)

  128. Caitlin says:

    oh..that minted pea bisque was one of my very favorite recipes i tested. i will have to make it again soon ;) (along with the cinnamon cauliflower) i would love to win one of those ice cream treat makers! i’ve heard so many rave reviews about them!

  129. Malena Hansen says:

    Oh my goodness, I would love to be one of the winners! Homemade ice cream…yum…my 5.5 year old triplets would flip out! :)

  130. valerie s. says:

    Big congrats, Allyson! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your book. So great that someone has created wonderful recipes for my two new paths in life, a gluten free life AND a vegan life. Hats off to you, be proud!

  131. Amy says:

    Your book looks so beautiful! I love the matte paper and the huge photo. Congrats! (And I’d love to win one). :)

  132. Chelsea D. says:

    Oh I’d love to be entered!
    So excited for your book. My friends recently made your Lavender Vanilla Bean Scones for my bridal shower and they were a BIG hit with everyone in attendance!

  133. I’d love to be entered! I followed your blog long before I went gluten-free, and then when I was making the transition your blog helped show me how delicious gluten-free could be. I would love to have your cookbook as well and that ice cream maker would be lovely. I have an entire cookbook devoted to vegan ice creams but, alas, no ice cream maker!

  134. Keri says:

    please enter me! love your recipes!

  135. Jamie Hunter says:

    Congrats! Can I pleased be entered! I’d love to win a copy. :)
    Thanks!

  136. Mojdeh says:

    First of all congrats on publishing your beautiful book! Also thanks for all the inspiring recipes on this blog. I’ve just started going gluten free and almost daily yours and a couple of other gluten free blogs to get ideas to what to cook and entertain with.
    Please add me to the draw as well, would love to have a copy your cookbook :)

  137. Romi Nicole says:

    wow looks so yummy! there are so many layers to being vegan, obviously less cruelty to animals and avoiding being a part of those horrible industries, but also you get to experiment and try new things, and then be really proud of yourself when you achieve something this good!
    would love to win and get one step closer to achieve that :)

  138. Erica Gilbert says:

    I would love to win a signed copy. My daughter and I both have celiac so we have to eat gluten free but are also vegan so this book is perfect for us!

  139. Alison says:

    Oooh! Yonanas! Sounds perfect for this summer!

  140. Cintia Bock says:

    I would love, love, love to get the copy and the yonana!! Can’t wait to try these 2 recipes!

  141. amilyn says:

    thank you for all you do! im new at this and need lots of help! and i need lots of cookbooks! especially signed ones..

  142. Jody Haller says:

    How exciting! I would love to be entered for the giveaway. Also, I am SO making that salad for dinner tonight. Thanks for all you do to make our bellies happy!

  143. christina says:

    Thank you for the recipes! I have been a vegan for going on 8 years and a vegetarian before that. I am thankful for new recipes when I find them and would love an opportunity to win a copy of your new cookbook as well as a yonana (My two teenaged daughters, who are also vegan, would love it, too :)
    May your book be a success and guide more people to a healthy and animal friendly lifestyle :)

  144. Gloria says:

    I’d like to be entered to win!!

  145. Jon-Michael Huber says:

    Yonanas, Yonanas, Yonanas. I like saying that word too. I’d like to be entered…. Yonanas.

  146. Kimberly Louis-Jean says:

    This is so exciting!!!! I’m fairly new to Gluten Free cooking and would love to be entered to win one of the prizes!! I’ve tried some of your recipes before from this blog and from them I just know this book will be a huge hit. :) Thank you!

  147. Laurel says:

    Bisque, Salad, Dessert Machine and signed copies of the amazing Allyson’s spectacular book. Wowee! I want, no need, mint leaves only these hard headed Texans around here are so, so Texan! Grrr. On another note the book cover looks amazing – much better and brighter than the stand in. Yonanas. It’s like the perfect college dorm accessory.

  148. nicky says:

    enter me, please! :) your blog is so awesome and has inspired me to try out a bunch of my childhood and pregan favorites that i never thought i could make vegan or gluten-free!

  149. Jenifer Hoffman says:

    Please enter me in the cookbook giveaway. I am so excited about the cookbook!!!

  150. Carrie says:

    You are my inspiration!! can’t wait to try the recipes!!

  151. jessica says:

    although i ordered a copy of your book yesterday, i would LOVE to win a signed copy… and pass along the copy i ordered to my mother for mother’s day! i think if there is any cookbook that would “turn her on” to gluten free, vegan cooking, it would be yours! not to mention, i would LOVE for her to make something jess-friendly next time i go over to dinner! BUT… if i don’t win, she is getting a copy anyway :)

    and… thank you for inspiring me to use the bag of peas that have been sitting in my freezer for a few too many weeks, anxiously awaiting a venture to my stomach. i will be making this recipe this week! i will let you know how it goes.

  152. Elna Clark says:

    I would love a copy and an ice cream maker. Recently gluten free and over a year vegan!

  153. Chandra Knudsen says:

    So excited for you and for the release of your book! It is surely going to be a great addition to the life of any gluten free Vegan.
    Best wishes!
    Chandra

  154. yummy soup!!! Oh and that yonanas machine would be great in our household. We’ve been doing no sweets and desserts so this would come in handy. Great looking book!

  155. Aimee Miklovic says:

    I love eggplant! And gluten free recipes. And saying yonanas.

  156. Tuuli says:

    Congrats, and count me in – I need this book!

  157. Beth says:

    What a cool giveaway- enter me, please… and thanks for the recipes!

  158. Amanda says:

    Congrats on your new book – it’s beautiful! What a great idea to combine eggplant and cucumber.

  159. Jennifer Sikes says:

    I think this would be the perfect book to read and tag recipes while snuggling up with my pups. Fingers Crossed! :)

  160. andrea says:

    Yay! Just ordered the book and am excited to see all the new recipes. thanks!

  161. Michelle C. says:

    That’s an awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting it.

  162. Linda Lane Sheridan says:

    I ordered the book and will get it Saturday, and I can’t be more excited! I have been following your blog for quite awhile. A vegan for the animals for the past 9 years, but I gave up gluten a year ago on the advice of my gastroenterologist. Your blog has been a gift, and I thank you! If I win, I will give it to my 82 year old mom. She is still learning and growing, and I am so proud of her. Thank you, Allyson!

  163. gail joyce says:

    I wish I would have seen this before I ate lunch because I would have made me some of that pea bisque! Luckily there is always dinner to look forward to. Good luck with the book Allyson!

  164. Christie Norris says:

    These recipes look great!! Thank you for your work!! Keep doing what you’re doing to better people’s health and the planet.
    I would love to enter your giveaway :)

  165. Gil says:

    please be includ me in your Yonanas Giveaway.
    love your blog!

  166. I can’t WAIT to get my copy!
    I had no idea you included nutritional info – I love you even more now (if that’s possible).

    The soup looks gorgeous! Could be the perfect use for my new orange mint plant :D

    Matt is OBSESSED with banana soft-serve. Truth be told, I’m tired of the food-processor method – I’d love to try the Yonanas machine!

  167. tenya says:

    I’d like to be entered!

    Also, the eggplant and cucumber salad recipe looks delicious and refreshing!

  168. Tara says:

    Congrats on your beautiful book getting published! I’d love to be entered into your giveaway, and I’d also love to make that soup!

  169. Andrea Maria says:

    I’d love to be entered, thanks! Looks like an awesome book, congrats!!

  170. I would love to be entered in this contest! I am a vegan yet I don’t know too much about gluten-free cooking. I would love the opportunity to learn more an try some great recipes!

  171. Congrats on the new book, it looks amazing. I’m new to the gluten-free lifestyle, so I would love to win a copy! Plus, I think I’d go bananas for a Yonanas (sorry, I couldn’t help myself). :)

  172. Roz Allensen says:

    Awesome recipes today!!! May I please be included in your Yonanas Giveaway! Thank you very much!!!!

  173. Taylor says:

    I would love to win!! You have amazing recipes and I love trying them out!

  174. Cassey Glentzer says:

    I can’t wait to try out all these recipes…!!
    Being vegan and having a gluten intolerance makes it extremely hard to think of meals of the fly… It’s nice to know the “food bible” won’t be too far away…!!

  175. Rhonda says:

    I would love a chance to win! Your blog is one of my favorites!!