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!