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. 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 :-)

  2. kate says:

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

  3. 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..

  4. 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!

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

  6. Tyeler says:

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. Karen D says:

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

  10. Amanda says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. Mike Markert-Green says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. Emily says:

    I love Chana Masala!

  16. Leah says:

    I love pho!

  17. Zara says:

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

  18. 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 :)

  19. Acadia says:

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

  20. Stacy says:

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

  21. 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.

  22. j. o. miller says:

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

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. Ande says:

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

  26. Jen says:

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. Julee says:

    My Favorite food is always Chili!

  30. Jessica Wood says:

    Curry, hands down. :)

  31. 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) :)

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. Fidel Gastro says:

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

  36. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. Liza says:

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

  39. Taylor says:

    My favorite dish is kimchi jigae from Korea!

  40. Patricia says:

    My favorite is anything Asian inspired.

  41. Sherry Ernspiker says:

    Can’t wait to see your cookbook!

  42. 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!

  43. Susan G says:

    Any Mexican food!

  44. Mirkat says:

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

  45. 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!

  46. 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!!!

  47. 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.

  48. Laura H says:

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

  49. 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!

  50. Hannah Helms says:

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

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