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. CammieZ says:

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

  2. rachel says:

    Mushroom ravioli or chicken tikki masala!

  3. Tina says:

    I love Pad Thai

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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! :)

  8. Jess says:

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

  9. Mary Ellen says:

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

  10. Casey says:

    my favorite dish is a really spicy veggie filled curry

  11. 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.

  12. Pricilla says:

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

  13. Ashley says:

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

  14. Ammie says:

    Thai fried rice!

  15. 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!

  16. Marcy says:

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

  17. Jen says:

    SUSHI! Any kind and all of the time!

  18. 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.

  19. TC says:

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

  20. nelle says:

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

  21. Cindy says:

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

  22. 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!!

  23. 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!

  24. Kathleen says:

    Spanish rice!

  25. 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! :)

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. Trevea says:

    This recipe sounds good I will try it soon

  29. 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!

  30. 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. :)

  31. Gabby says:

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

  32. 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!

  33. Krista says:

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

  34. MelissaT says:

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

  35. abby says:

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

  36. 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!

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

  38. 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.


  39. Pam says:

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

  40. Sara says:

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

  41. 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!

  42. Sharon says:

    My comfort food is creamy rich broccoli soup.

  43. 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.

  44. T.G. says:

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

  45. Amy V. says:

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

  46. 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.

  47. Holly B says:

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. bitt says:

    vietnamese pho is up there with my faves