my new book! + Krups Rice Cooker Giveaway + Lemon Rice Soup


Lemon Rice Soup from Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around the World--Allyson Kramer

Lemon Rice Soup from ‘Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around the World’

UPDATE! Contest extended until May 25th, 2013. Thanks everyone!!


So, that second cookbook I was working on this past year has finally released, and I couldn’t be more pleased.


It’s a strange thing to write a cookbook, in that you spend an immense amount of time with every intricate detail of each sentence, each photograph, each ingredient… and then all the attention ceases, and it is passed back into the trusted hands of the publisher where they work their magic transforming your Word doc and uploaded files into an actual, tangible object. This takes about 6 months to a year, and then suddenly the book that you grew to know and love so intimately–but vanished so suddenly–is back in your life again. By the time it is all printed and bound, it’s so much more realistic, so much more commanding. And the pages are much easier to flip through.

When I received my advance copy of Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around the World, I admit, I was nervous. What if it looked strange? What if there were mistakes? What if nobody liked it? But, when the book arrived all snuggled tightly into its mail-friendly packaging, I tore into it and was instantly smitten. All the love I had poured into the creation of this book came rushing back to me again–and I didn’t care if there were mistakes (there will be, and that’s what Errata pages are for), or that certain people won’t like it. I am proud of the hard work I had invested to create this book. Plus, my publisher did a bang up job; I just adore the look of Fair Winds’ books.

The cookbook, as you may have gathered from the title, is a culmination of worldly eats, 100% free of gluten and animal products. Also, it’s chock full of color photos to show the end result of most of the recipes. I had such a great time writing this book, and an even better time testing the recipes (along with my amazingly helpful crew of testers). It’s available from Quarry Books, Barnes and NobleAmazonBooks a Million, and similar booksellers. There will be digital copies also available very soon for Nook, Kindle and iTunes as well.


To celebrate the birth of this little book baby of mine, I’m sharing a favorite recipe from the text with you today. I chose soup–because as much as I’d like to say that my chocolate recipes are the biggest hits around this blog, I’d be lying. It’s soup. You guys love soup, so I’m giving it to you. Plus, this is by far one of my favorite soups of all time: a play on the popular soup from Greece called Avgolemono (Greek Egg and Lemon Soup).




Oh, and because I love you, I’m giving away this lovely rice cooker from Krups today as well. Since there are quite a few recipes in Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around the World that call for rice, I thought it apropos. The contest will run until May 18th. See entry rules following the recipe.*



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From Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around the World–Shared with Permission from Fair Winds Press

*Contest open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on May 18th. To enter, please leave a comment letting me know your favorite dish from anywhere around the world; comments will close midnight May 17th EST.  One entry per person, please. 



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237 Responses to my new book! + Krups Rice Cooker Giveaway + Lemon Rice Soup

  1. Loreli woods says:

    Looks delicate!

  2. K.C. says:

    Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, zucchini, and parsnips roasted with a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper topped over mixed greens! Plus a salmon fillet topped with mango papaya salsa! Brown rice on the side.

  3. Nicole B Sousa says:

    I would have to say that right now I miss Trinidadian Doubles but I’m not sure they’re totally vegan but definitely vegetarian. I’ve always loved Indian food as well. I always enjoyed me a samosa at the Indian Restaurants. And now being vegan, a friend introduced me to “Raw Samosas”…sprouted wild rice with spinach, onion and curry filling wrapped in dehydrated coconut meat.

  4. Catlyn L says:

    Cannot wait to get a copy of your book! I really love anything Indian inspired, so flavorful and yummy!

  5. Erica Gilbert says:

    Kale salads rock and pretty much anything that’s green, green, green & clean and of course vegan!! !!

  6. Julie says:

    I love a spicy red lentil dal, I could live on it. And feel I do at times!

  7. Carmela Pringle says:

    My fave dish is something my mom used to make that she called Yellow Rice. White rice with saffron, peas, mushrooms, ham(vegan now!), onions. Very simple but oh so delicious.

  8. Sue says:

    dolsot-bibimbap is my favorite dish

  9. MMM…Living in Colombo, Sri Lanka, I loved The Green Elephant’s lunch buffet for 250 RS. The goods included: red rice or white rice, various curries consisting of anything from spiced jack fruit, to sauteed eggpant with pepper, to chickpeas with spinach nestled in fresh coconut milk. Everything was topped with fresh gotukola leaves laced with fresh shaven coconut and sliced green chillies. Side accompaniments to eat simultaneously were fresh fried pompodans, crispy fried large red chillies and sautéed small whole fish. A cup of Ceylon tea to finish the meal and all was good in life.

  10. Kim says:

    The small town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica that we visit has an amazing selection of vegan food – but I think my favorite has to be the breakfast plate from Veronica’s restaurant. Black beans and rice, patacones, and amazing carrot fritters!

  11. Christine says:

    I just love sushi and will make a deconstructed “sushi salad” of rice, nori, avocado, carrots, cucumber, wasabi, and soy sauce. I crave it all the time.

  12. Eric says:

    I love Vietnamese Buddhist food. It’s perfect for summer too; so many wonderful flavors!

  13. Jen says:

    I love Salmajero from Spain but haven’t had it since going gf.

  14. Lisa Herland says:

    My most recent favorite dish is gobi manchurian. I love cauliflower and the spices in this dish are delicious!

  15. Mary Stark says:

    Lo mein

  16. Sharyn says:

    I absolutely adore Aloo Gobi from Nepal.

  17. Emmy says:

    I’m not well traveled so I don’t really have any favorite dishes, but I need to get your new cookbook so I can find one!

  18. Anne says:

    Hard to pick one. I’m currently loving Korean food, your “Bulgogi-Style Tofu”, looks delish!! The new book looks amazing, it’s going home with me(I ‘m looking at it right now @ Barnes & Noble, lol! Well done!!

  19. Sandy says:

    Definitely anything Mexican is at the top of my list but lately I’ve been craving Indian. Curried Red Lentils with basmati rice.

  20. Kathleen S. says:

    I do love Aloo Channa Masala! Yum.

  21. One of my favorite dishes is Chile Rellenos! My mom is from Mexico and makes the best chile rellenos, but I can’t eat them anymore since it is made with eggs and cheese.

  22. Claudia S. says:

    Right now I’m on a falafel kick :)

  23. Jennifer K says:

    My favorite ’round the world is definitely Pad Thai (and happily it’s GF with the right soy sauce)

  24. Kirsten says:

    Spicy crispy green beans in China come to mind… yum!

  25. Jennifer says:

    I love tiramisu, but have never found a vegan version that looked comparable to the real thing. Some day I have to try to find a vegan tiramisu recipe and make it.

  26. Juliann Goldman says:

    I’m really into Ethiopian food right now. Spicy lentils and savory collards wrapped in soft injera!!! Yum!!

  27. kAMLESH says:

    my favourite gluten free recipe is idli/dosa. Its a south indian steamed cake/ crepe which is really good with coconut chutney or spicy lentil soups

  28. Kelly says:

    soooo hard to pick a favorite. Anything with avocado ranks at the top!

  29. I can’t wait to get my hands on your new book!

    It’s hard to pick a favorite dish from anywhere, but I really love Indian spinach and chickpeas!

  30. MizzB says:

    I adore Indian food, especially Gobi Manchurian (spiced cauliflower in a tomato based sauce) and travel many miles for good Gobi when cauliflower is in season. Alonso heart Spicy Samosas.

  31. Gloria says:

    I love INDIAN food & flavors. Give me curry or garam masala … dosas … lentils, chickpeas, greens — OH MY!

  32. Heather says:

    I love just about any meat-free dish. Something with eggplant or mushrooms is always appetizing to me.

  33. Kristin says:

    I love Pancit noodles, a Filipino dish.

  34. Jennifer says:

    Anything smothered in red mojo sauce from the Canary Islands….yum!

  35. Susan G says:

    Indian! Just found a great new buffet near my house – so excited!

  36. Lori says:

    I love Chinese dim sum and have been working to try and veganize my favorite little dishes.

  37. lunaburning says:

    I love hummus, and when I can eat whatever I want, seems like I always go for some sort of rice bowl.

  38. Kathleen says:

    A year ago, I would have said samosas – hands down. And while I still love good Indian food above almost anything else, I have recently been introduced to vegan pho. I can’t get over the broth: it’s simply magic! So I will go with pho… this time.

  39. Lindsay Margeton says:

    Thai penang curry!

  40. Gayla says:

    A thick, delicious, brothy, creamy mushroom risotto :)))

    I just flipped through a dozen things in my mind to
    come up with a favorite…

  41. Melissa says:

    I love simple rice pudding!

  42. Alex says:

    Veggies dumplings!

  43. Stephanie says:

    Vegetable coconut korma. I could eat it every day. As long as I get my green smoothie in first, which I could not live without. Congrats on the new book!

  44. Jacquie Montelauro says:

    I love anything Mexican especially Chile Relleno

  45. Devin says:

    When I think about what I crave most of the time I think of burgers and fries! Good ol’ American classics including chicken nuggets and pizza. All vegan of course :)
    Nothing gets me more excited then a good veggie burger!

  46. Diana says:

    Arroz con guandu (“pigeon peas”) and patacones pisados. From Panama!

  47. D says:

    Right now I am loving Mexican food. Some corn tortillas with spicy rice and beans and some avocado and fresh salsa. Yumm!

    • D says:

      And I would love to win this rice cooker :) My husband and I are always making delicious meals with rice.

  48. Rebecca says:

    My favorite dish comes from India and is a hearty Punjabi egg curry. Filled with diced tomatoes and fresh spices, hard boiled eggs are stewed in pools if tumeric and garam masala and poured on top of rice. It’s a perfect, quick and delicious meal for a busy week nights dinner!

  49. Barbara Hayes says:

    Indian foods are my current (and forever?) passion. I love chole (chickpeas in a spicy sauce) but would love a vegan version of palak paneer (spinach w/cheese cubes) or matar paneer (pease w/cheese cubes). Is there a vegan analog for the soft, mild, white farmer’s cheese?

  50. Laura says:

    I love Mexican food!!!

  51. My absolute favorite dish has got to be authentic coconut sticky rice with fresh local mango in Thailand. gah..I’m craving now!

    [thanks for the sweet giveaway, too!]

  52. Cecily says:

    I really love fried vendace and potatoes in garlic sauce from Finland… wish there was a vegan equivalent :)

  53. Bella says:

    Hey there! I would love to win the rice cooker. My family nearly depends on rice seeing how many things are not tolerated (of course gluten)! So I would love it (especially since I cant seem to get down stove top rice). Furthermore, being on a budget means getting one of these is probably out of the question for a while. I most definitely will buy your cookbook too!

    My favorite recipes from around the world seriously seem to be all Asian. So if I had to pick, it would be hard but I love all things vegan Sushi & vegan Thom Yum Soup.

    Thanks for doing this! Excited for you as I have been over the years…. ~B

  54. Lin Peng says:

    My favoriate dish used to be Sushi: shrimp tempura and white tuna roll. Unfortunately, I have decided to refrain from eating any animal related products as one of my goals for this year. As of now, I don’t have a favorite dish but my favorite ingredients are coconut milk and mushrooms. Anything with either of those two or both, then I would be fully satisfied.

  55. Chrystal says:

    Tagine or lentils and yellow rice…I could eat those dishes every day and not get tired of them. :)

  56. Heather says:

    Indian Baighan Bhartha!

  57. Angela says:

    Mexican food and hummus are on my menu weekly! So excited about the new book! Congrats :)

  58. sharon says:

    I love the taste of Korean food esp red pepper powder .

  59. Elaina says:

    I love sweets, my major sweet tooth is often my undoing!
    My most quick snack is POCKY!!! Coated biscuit sticks that come in all kinds of flavor! My all time favorite is tea flavored pocky sticks!!!

  60. Jenny says:

    I love a hot bowl of pho! Yum!!!

  61. Cindy Wymer says:

    panang curry with steamed tofu and brown rice

  62. Lisa says:

    Red Curry Vegetables and Tofu.

  63. KAYLA says:

    My favorite dish -> roast pumpkin with tahini-lemon baked favas beets & greens! My own invention… close second is vegan gf waffles with peanut butter & real maple, yum!

  64. Melina says:

    I’m Greek, I’m a vegetarian, and I’ve stopped eating eggs. I miss avgolemono so much! Today when my mom made hers, it inspired me to try yours- it was soooooooo good ! (I left out the celery). Thanks so much!

    • Melina says:

      p.s. When adding egg to avgolemono/chicken egg lemon soup, you take a bit of the cooking broth and add it to the egg in a separate bowl. I did that as well with this soup: made the gram flour paste, then whisked two ladles of the broth into the paste, then dumped the paste mixture into the broth and thus I had no bumps at all.

  65. Linda says:

    Enjoyed your vegan rendition of Avgolemono. I am Greek and I give it a A, thank you for your healthy alternative to ethnic foods.

  66. Stephanie says:

    Samosa is one of my favorite side dishes from India…
    Fusilli bucati Pomorodo from Italy!
    Carb much…

  67. Emily says:

    I love food too much to ever pick one thing. But I could eat pad thai and Xi’an traditional pork sandwiches every day for the rest of my life and not get sick of them.

  68. Caresse says:


  69. Caresse says:

    Dosa (gluten free of course) with aloo matar, rice and mango lassi!

  70. Ali says:

    I’m obsessed with Indian food!

  71. Ron Wright says:

    I just love crepes, especially orange dessert crepes with chocolate glaze on top.

  72. Colleen says:

    I am just introducing myself to GFVegan and am very excited about these wonderful recipies!

  73. Hillary Brooke says:

    I love asian food… I love to cook vegan ! Congrats on your book and thanx for the give away ! Keep cookin’ !!!

  74. Emily says:

    traditional Chinese peking duck. amazing!

  75. melinda says:

    Congrats on the new cookbook. Looking forward to making the soup recipe. I don’t know how they do it; but, simple roasted potatoes are the best in England.

  76. Erin King says:

    Colcannon from Ireland. Mmmmmmmmm potatoes.

  77. Kelly says:

    I really love Thai food right now. Sweet rice is a favorite dessert for me!

  78. Rachel Joy says:

    Rice & Milk is my favourite food. I’m amazed at the many ways it shows up around the world: Mexican arroz con leche, Indian kheer, Norwegian rice pudding…. Can you think of more?

  79. Hailey says:

    It’s a tie between Tom Yum Soup (Thai) and Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower and Potatoes, Indian). Congratulations on your beautiful new book and thank you for the giveaway!

  80. MacKenzie says:

    We love Ethiopian food! Such a yummy treat!

  81. Kimberly J says:

    My favorite dish is Dominican Sancocho! So delicious.

  82. My favorite dish would have to be, oh basically any Vietnamese food! Especially this soup (i forgot what it was called) that a Vietnamese friend of ours introduced us too where a big bowl of broth and tofu sits in a wok on the table, and you keep adding veggies to it to cook, and everyone ladles the soup into their bowls with rice noodles as the meal progresses. Its like the opposite of fondue haha! Its so much fun and communal!

  83. Becky says:

    The book looks beautiful! Lately, I’ve been really into Indian pickles, and I just discovered the wonder that is Achari Tofu. It combines everything that I love in one bowl!

  84. Dal & brown rice. Incredibly simple but so satisfying. Gotta get the spice blend just right and be sure it’s thick, not runny (for my taste).

  85. caitlin says:

    I loooove love love anything and everything thai food!

  86. Avonelle says:

    Today, I’d have to say soyrizo tacos… I start with a bit of olive & coconut oil & saute carrots, chayote squash, onion, jalapeño & red bell pepper, along with garlic, mushrooms, yellow squash, cilantro & a few spices… Don’t forget to add the soyrizo! It “just” needs to be heated through. I pile that on a nice corn tortilla, heated on the gas stove, with a couple of weeks of avocado, a squeeze of lime & a few splashes of Tapatillo Salsa… Que Rico! Simple, fast & delish. We call it refrigerator tacos, cuz whatever we have, we tend to throw in!

  87. Lisa says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful and Important book! I can’t wait to try the recipes! My all time favorite dish is probably cassoulet from the South of France. With big white glorious cassoulet beans. Thanks!

  88. Tiina says:

    My favorite Estonian food is Kringel, or Magussai. A sweet bread, usually braided with saffron as a key ingredient. A staple at major celebrations.

  89. Leesha says:

    My last meal would be salsa with ingredients fresh form the garden.

  90. Blessie Nelson says:

    If there is one food that I will have again and again, it will have to be Mutton Biryani with basmatic rice with tzatziki cucumber sauce.

  91. Joy says:

    It’s nearly impossible, but if I have to pick one favorite dish, I think it would have to be lasagna. Finding lasagna to eat became more of a challenge when I went vegan (although I’ve made delicious vegan lasagna) and now mostly gluten-free. I need to find some gf lasagna noodles now! :)

  92. Ashley says:

    My favorite dish is an Eastern Bowl from a bar I love in Portland…it’s sauteed tofu and brown rice with veggies…I love it! thanks for the giveaway!

  93. Amber says:

    I especially love Thai Food! Anything with Peanut Sauce is heaven in my mouth!

    Congrats on the new cookbook!! I can’t wait to check it out!

  94. Rachael says:

    vegetable Pad thai favorite meal ever forever.

  95. Katie says:

    I love tacos.

  96. alex says:

    Picking a favorite dish from around the world is very hard. I love any dish with kale!

  97. MelissaW says:

    Looks like I’ll have to get this book too! Just make Pad Thai for the first time and it was yummy! So, at this moment Thai food is my fave :)

  98. A simple dal is my favourite meal. :)

  99. Julie says:

    I love Saag Paneer, but can’t find a good Vegan substitue for Saag. Any suggestions? I’d love to change up every Indian dish that calls for cream.

  100. Carolyn G says:

    I think tacos!!

  101. My favorite cuisine right now is Indian. I absolutely love curries.

  102. My favorite international dish is Groundnut Stew from West Africa. It’s a peanut and tomato based stew over rice. Vegan, gluten free, and delish!

  103. Anastasia says:

    I love Borscht (Russian beetroot soup). Amazing hot in winter and cold in summer.

  104. Kaycee says:

    I love Malai Kafta from India! So yummy! Can’t wait to get a copy of your new book. Congrats!

  105. Tracy says:

    I will try anything once but for sure could live on pizza for the rest of my life :-) congrats on the book!

  106. Anu says:

    I am indian so rice and dal is my comfort food. Thanks for having the giveaway! :)

  107. Jennifer Arent says:

    I love all things Mexican and Italian. It would be very hard for me to choose just one. You’re really making me think! I would have to say Tuscan Bean Soup would be my favorite go-to meal. Love your blog!

  108. Goretti Tada says:

    My favorite dish of all time is Mexican Pozole soup. So delicious!!!!

  109. Smiliana says:

    Congratulations on the book! I just found your website and think it’s wonderful! I come from a country which is neighboring Greece and we share lots of dishes in common. I miss a ton of stuff from my native cuisine but mostly a certain type of traditional bread with feta cheese that my grandmother used to make for me every time I was back home visiting.

  110. Vegyogini says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, Allyson! How fantastic that this book is finally making its way into the hands of your wonderful readers. It was such a treat to test for you again (can’t wait for next time!) and I’m looking forward to revisiting these recipes.

  111. KC says:

    I still love some home baked macaroni and cheese!!!

  112. Jennifer Anchecta says:


    I love mexican or central american food. I can always get gluten free vegan food no problem.

  113. Potato and kraut filled pierogies!!!!

  114. Sherri says:

    Tofu spring rolls with peanut sauce.

  115. Melinda says:

    Congrats on the new cookbook – I can’t wait to give it a try! I really enjoy a colorful stir-fry.

  116. Susan says:

    I can’t enter, being that I am from around the world myself, but I just wanted to say how excited I am for this cookbook! I just went and ordered it straight away. :)

  117. Hannah says:

    Because I feel homesick, I’ll say chocolate caramel slice and vegemite toast.

  118. rebecca says:

    Before and after I went vegan I have always loved simple lasagna!

  119. Rachel says:

    I love Mexican dishes!

  120. I must say my favorite food from another country is GELATO – an Italian ice cream that is SO amazing! That is all I ate on our honeymoon almost 16 years ago.

  121. Heather says:

    Pad Se Eew with tofu and veggies (no egg or fish sauce, of course)

  122. Maria Tadic says:

    Congrats on the cookbook. It must be a crazy feeling to have the finished product finally in your hands. My all time favorite food from around the world is falafel. But the good kinda…from small little authentic places – not the mass produced over processed stuff. Crispy on the outside and so soft on the inside!

  123. Stephanie Ann says:

    I love anything Indian, but Aloo Gobi is one of my very favorites.

  124. Gingered Tofu is my current fave.
    Congrats on your most beautiful book! :)

  125. Mariam says:

    Anyone who knows me knows that I love PIZZA!

  126. Nancy says:

    One of my favorites is a riff off of Vegan Yum Yum’s bean thread noodle, seared tofu and kale dish. Heaven on a dish!

  127. Danielle says:

    I am pretty simple and could eat guacamole and chips from anywhere!

  128. Doris says:

    I am African and I love that we eat tons of fish in all its form: smoked, grilled,fried,in sauce or stew with rice! etc. Healthy!

  129. Eric says:

    I just love Mexican food !

  130. CammieZ says:

    My favorite dish to eat right now is roasted cauliflower with lemon tahini sauce. So yummy!

  131. rachel says:

    Mushroom ravioli or chicken tikki masala!

  132. Tina says:

    I love Pad Thai

  133. Anne Young says:

    I have a lot of faves that are bad for me and make my stomach hurt, we wont go there. I am new to going gluten free and dairy free and am finding new recipes and new foods here and there. One of my favorites right now that isn’t too rough on my stomach is Sushi.

  134. KC says:

    I love my grandmother’s German coffee cake! I figured out how to make it vegan for a class project and it tasted just as great as her original.

  135. Alexandra says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks! My favorite dish, hands down is pasta fagioli. My grandmother makes it every fall and I can’t get enough of it!

  136. jenny says:

    so many to choose from, and like many people – probably depends on my mood and day but I could totally go for some thai fried rice! :)

  137. Jess says:

    We honestly eat rice with almost every evening meal. Cheap simple meal.

  138. Mary Ellen says:

    Pho – had a vegan version at Franchia in NYC and would love, love, love to duplicate it at home!

  139. Casey says:

    my favorite dish is a really spicy veggie filled curry

  140. My favorite dish… Hmm… It’s so hard to choose! I am pretty in love with lamb gyro I had in the Bahamas. Greek, but in the Carribean, hehe.

  141. Pricilla says:

    I love all curries, pho or Ethiopian food! Any or all are welcome any day!!

  142. Ashley says:

    Lately I’m loving warm thai coconut sticky rice with mango…mmm. Thanks for the giveaway!

  143. Ammie says:

    Thai fried rice!

  144. Jenna says:

    I love Ethiopian food and have recently made the jump to making my own injera. i’m definitely not the best at it yet but it’s a fun process and something worth perfecting!

  145. Marcy says:

    I’d have to say that anything curried is my favorite lately. I love most anything curried with a sauce.

  146. Jen says:

    SUSHI! Any kind and all of the time!

  147. Jim says:

    My favorite dish is an eggplant parmigiana tricked out with fresh squeezed lemon juice mixed with additional spices. It is rounded out by a homemade sauce for exceptional presentation AND taste.

  148. TC says:

    This sounds so silly but onigiri from a convenience store in Japan.

  149. nelle says:

    Pasta. Would love to make a great gluten-free noodle.

  150. Cindy says:

    I love any kind of soup! This recipe looks wonderful….can’t wait to make it!

  151. Bailey says:

    Chana masala probably rings in as champion but Pho is not far behind! I’m so excited for your new book I can’t wait!!

  152. Vicki W says:

    My diet is so limited that no culture would claim it. That said, I do go through a lot of cumin and red pepper spices. Also my rice cooker has seen better days. Thanks for the opportunity!

  153. Kathleen says:

    Spanish rice!

  154. Meg says:

    I can’t wait to get this book! :) It makes life so much easier to have cookbooks that fit your needs. My favorite is Miso soup or seaweed salad. Mmmm! I might go out for sushi at lunch! :)

  155. heidi says:

    So many cultures, so many wonderful favorites…guacamole and freshly baked corn tortilla chips, veggie lasagna, miso soup with lots of ‘shrooms, steamed veggies and tofu with orange-flavored sauce, curried lentils…
    Thank you for the opportunity, and congratulations on a book that will be the newest in my collection. It looks beautiful!

  156. Michelle says:

    It really depends on my mood, right now, the Lemon Rice Soup recipe makes me want some stuffed grape leaves and Greek salad. So I’ll call that my favorite, for now.

  157. Trevea says:

    This recipe sounds good I will try it soon

  158. Stacy L. says:

    Congratulations on your new book! I can’t wait to get my copy! My favorite dish from around the world is any legume dish from Ethiopia. My husband and I are currently in the process of adopting from Ethiopia and therefore have been exploring all sorts of wonderful dishes…the Berebere seasoning used is incredible!

  159. CMStewart says:

    Congratulations on your book!

    My favorite dish is Mexican salsa. Or Mexican guacamole. Or both, mixed together! Don’t forget the tortilla chips. :)

  160. Gabby says:

    Thai fried rice but any meatless fried rice will do!!

  161. Lauren says:

    I can’t wait to get the new cookbook and try all the new recipes! Indian has to top the list, but I guess my favorite choice would have to be gelato from Italy (pre-vegan days, however!) It also helps that the experience of enjoying it was coupled with hot, hot days and the exploration of a beautiful country!

  162. Krista says:

    So many favorites, but right now I’m loving Indian food. Aloo matar, with potatoes, chickpeas, and tomatoes, is one favorite.

  163. MelissaT says:

    Since we’re talking soup, one of my favorites was egg drop soup. I haven’t yet found a good vegan version.

  164. abby says:

    sushi is my favorite. i could eat it every day!

  165. Chris says:

    Oooo, so many to choose from. While I love my Mexican tacos, I would have to go to my Italian romance: fresh pizza with incredible homemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella with shaved basil on top. Ahhhh, it’s full of gluten and dairy, and often soy, which I am allergic to!

    Your book looks amazing!

  166. my favorite dish is vegetarian black beans and rice.. love it. Congrats on your new book

  167. Siri says:

    I simply love chille releno with baked beans and guacamole on the side. I can eat it almost four times a week, if somebody makes it for me. :-) Many Congratulations on the book release. Can’t wait for the digital copy to be downloaded onto my kindle.


  168. Pam says:

    My favorite dish is taro root soup. Yummmmm. ;-)

  169. Sara says:

    So exciting! It seems like your first book just came out last month and now there’s already a new one, wow!

  170. Marty says:

    My two fav cultural foods are Thai and Indian, perhaps a curry from either! A local Thai restaurant makes the best vegan Thai Basil Spring Rolls I’ve had anywhere. Someday I’ll replicate them.

    I’m excited about your new book because its also gluten-free! Finally a vegan and GF book, there are so few.

    Oh, how I’d love to win the rice cooker!

  171. Sharon says:

    My comfort food is creamy rich broccoli soup.

  172. Josiane says:

    Don’t enter me in the contest, as I don’t live in the US. I simply wanted to congratulate you on the release of your book; how lovely to know that it’s now out into the world! Yay! There’s so much work and love that goes into such a creation, you have all the reasons to be proud – enjoy the feeling, and thank you for putting in all that work and love so that we can benefit too.

  173. T.G. says:

    Baklava has always been a favorite! Thanks for the contest!

  174. Amy V. says:

    I love Avgolemono and haven’t had it since going vegan. I also love a good Miso soup.

  175. CarrieD says:

    I think my all time favorite food is a delicious bowl of vegan chili. BTW, I preordered your book from Amazon and am excited to receive it in the next day or two! I know I’ll love it. I agree with you that Fair Winds does a great job and think their cookbooks are my favorite.

  176. Holly B says:

    Wow, that’s a hard choice! Lately, its been Chirashi sushi.

  177. Lea J says:

    My all-time favorite is Thai fried rice. Theres just something about that hot delicious thai basil that I can’t get enough of. Thanks for the giveaway.

  178. April says:

    It really depends on the day and my mood, but at the moment one of my favorites is a korean dish bijijeegae (romanized spelling). It’s a spicy stew made of kimchi and ground soybeans! Thanks for the giveaway!

  179. bitt says:

    vietnamese pho is up there with my faves

  180. sarah says:

    Congratulations on the new book! Funny timing – I was just going through your first book last night, picking out the soups that I want to make! My favourite dish is so difficult to pick, so I am going to cheat and just say Ethiopian at the moment….I can’t separate the injera from the delicious things you dip it into :-)

  181. kate says:

    Too many to choose from, but I would have to say Baingan Bharta- a smoky grilled eggplant dish from India.

  182. starfive says:

    How do you pick one? vietnamese spring rolls, indian dosas, nepalese curries, inarizushi, niskena (a kurdish lentil soup).. i’m sure i could keep going..

  183. Jessica Caneal says:

    Yay! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your new book! MY favorite international dish is definitely Pad Thai, hands down. For me, it is the ultimate in indulgence. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  184. Congrats on the new book, it looks fabulous! I love curry!

  185. Tyeler says:

    One of my favorite foods is falafel or a tasty mac and ‘shews.

  186. Allyson, this is FANTASTIC!! Congratulations!! :)

    My favorite ethnic food has recently been of the Indian variety! (I found this awesome Indian restaurant right around the corner from my house and now I’m addicted)! So far, I have become a BIG fan of Allo Dum and Aloo Dobi, and vegitarian Palak Paneer. OM NOM NOM!

  187. Danielle says:

    Hello Allyson,

    You are so incredibly talented! I need to get my hands on this book soon, since I am very passionate by international cuisine.

    My favorite food is an Eastern European/Turkish/Greek dish called Sarmale/Dolmas. (stuffed cabbage). My aunt tried them once with Stevia leaves instead of cabbage, and I could not forget them!! The best dish I’ve even had!

  188. Karen D says:

    Just about any curry dish (served over rice, of course :) )

  189. Amanda says:

    Congrats on the new book! I love veganized Navratan Korma…yum!

  190. Johanna says:

    wow, from around the world…i’ve been a lot of places. i had some indian food in london that rocked. they had this almond stuffed naan that blew my mind.

  191. Mike Markert-Green says:

    My favorite is a breakfast dish of scrambled tofu with potato hash burritos!

  192. Marissa says:

    It’s so hard to pick just one! I could eat vegetable sushi for every meal, but my more traditional favorite would have to be chana masala.

  193. Rochelle says:

    Lately, one of my favorite international dishes is vegan bun chay (Vietnamese rice noodle and tofu dish). It’s so light and refreshing! But, there are so many wonderful dishes that I don’t stick with a particular ‘favorite’ for very long. Thank you for the contest!

  194. Emily says:

    I love Chana Masala!

  195. Leah says:

    I love pho!

  196. Zara says:

    My favorite dish is Pad Thai (vegan version)!! Thanks so much for this blog. Its a great resource!

  197. Janet Huber says:

    Thank you so much for this lemon rice soup recipe! I don’t care for spicy food, so things like this soup and German spaetzle are my types of “worldly” foods :)

  198. Acadia says:

    My favorite dish is chana masala! I love it served over rice with mango chutney.

  199. Stacy says:

    I could eat Pho {Vietnamese soup} daily. vegan style of course! =)

  200. Terri Cole says:

    Congrats on your new book, and thanks for the opportunity to win a rice cooker!

    It’s hard to narrow it down to just one international favorite food! I’m a BIG fan of Mediterranean cooking, so Falafel or Hummus or Baba Ghanoush, maybe.

  201. j. o. miller says:

    My favorite go-to has to be Pad Thai. It never disappoints!

  202. Michelle says:

    I love any dish with quinoa! I’ve been using your previous book so much, it’s dog-eared! I hope I WIN and get a chance to dog-ear this new one, too! :D

  203. sara says:

    Looks like an awesome cookbook, and that soup sounds wonderful! My favorite dish at the moment would have to be braised greens tacos…amazing!

  204. Ande says:

    My favorite food is sushi! Vegan, of course :)

  205. Jen says:

    I love fresh acai blended with strawberries — I had it when traveling in Brazil!

  206. Manda says:

    enchiladas, tacos, lasagne. it’s hard to pick one and I am so happy to live in a world where I have multiple vegan recipes for all of those things!

  207. Sandi Miller says:

    I loved your first book & can’t wait to get this one! I love Thai food and anything with LOTS of veggies in it!

  208. Julee says:

    My Favorite food is always Chili!

  209. Jessica Wood says:

    Curry, hands down. :)

  210. Kimberly Roe says:

    Awesome! Trying this recipe soon! Thanks!

    • Kimberly Roe says:

      Oh and my fav dish from around the world… is Gang Phet (Thai Curry) :)

  211. Celeste says:

    My favorite dish is anything Mexican! I can’t get enough tacos, tamales, and enchiladas. Of course you can’t have any of those without some Spanish rice so that rice cooker would be awesome.

  212. Sonja says:

    I’ve never been abroad but I love Thai and Japanese dishes – like masa man curry or tofu hibachi, or an oshinko veggie roll.

  213. Michaela says:

    Congratulations on your book! It looks amazing and I’m going to start recommending it right away to my G-Free family clients.
    It’s hard to choose since vegan food is so tasty but my favorite dish is stir-fried eggplant Thai-style with basil and soft tofu over some chewy brown rice. Yum!

  214. Fidel Gastro says:

    Favorite dish? Right now it’s Masaman curry. I could bathe in it.

  215. ameyfm says:

    wowsers! It looks great! I agree with you – Fair Winds does such an amazing job. Their books are consistently just beautiful. :) I’m pretty psyched about your giveaway. I’ve always wanted a rice cooker. :)

    These days, my mind is stuck on South Indian food. UTTAPAM. I want to eat it all day, every day. Until I explode.

  216. Laurel says:

    My favorite dish from around the world is this one with a bunch of shirred spinach throughout but I stopped eating it because of the eggs. Now, however, no lemon will ever be safe again. Mwahaha.

    • Laurel says:

      erm… that would be “chiffonaded” not “shirred.” I knew there was something wrong with that sentence the minute I typed it. Doh!

  217. Liza says:

    Congrats on the second book. Once again you inspire me with your talents and dedication.

  218. Taylor says:

    My favorite dish is kimchi jigae from Korea!

  219. Patricia says:

    My favorite is anything Asian inspired.

  220. Sherry Ernspiker says:

    Can’t wait to see your cookbook!

  221. Sue Breeden says:

    A Cuban dish called Cho Cho! I love it but have never been able to recreate it! I had it at Havana Cafe in Phoenix. Yum!

  222. Susan G says:

    Any Mexican food!

  223. Mirkat says:

    Difficult to pick a favorite, but high on the list would be falafels and hummus.

  224. Stephanie M. says:

    I loved your first book — and am cooking my way through it — so I am very excited to get the ’round the world book!

    I’d love a vegan Tikka Masala. The sauce is so good, I could eat it with a spoon. (Rice, while great, is really just a vehicle for me.)

    Congrats on your new baby!

  225. sonja says:

    birchermuesli….hummus, chocolate crema with pears – not sure where it originates but the birchermuesli is swiss and the crema is either swiss or german?anyways, its really delish!!!

  226. Anita Horta Saucedo says:

    When I was young I complained to my mom when she made lentils recently I tasted it and loved it. Now it’s my fav dish.

  227. Laura H says:

    Nice! Favorite food? I do love chili or some great curry!

  228. Caitlin says:

    i’m so excited for your new cookbook, allyson! just this weekend i pulled out great gluten-free vegan eats and made the mushroom asparagus tacos and fajita soup for cinco de mayo ;) i love that this cookbook(from what i see of the excerpt page above) looks just like ggfve and i love that! it’s kind of like a part 1 and part 2.

    can’t wait to make the soup!

  229. Hannah Helms says:

    My favorite is a Bolivian vegetable soup called Locro. It’s so yummy!