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. MacKenzie says:

    We love Ethiopian food! Such a yummy treat!

  2. Kimberly J says:

    My favorite dish is Dominican Sancocho! So delicious.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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).

  6. caitlin says:

    I loooove love love anything and everything thai food!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Leesha says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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! :)

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. Rachael says:

    vegetable Pad thai favorite meal ever forever.

  16. Katie says:

    I love tacos.

  17. alex says:

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

  18. 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 :)

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

  20. 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.

  21. Carolyn G says:

    I think tacos!!

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

  23. 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!

  24. Anastasia says:

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

  25. Kaycee says:

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

  26. Tracy says:

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

  27. Anu says:

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

  28. 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!

  29. Goretti Tada says:

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. KC says:

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

  33. Jennifer Anchecta says:


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

  34. Potato and kraut filled pierogies!!!!

  35. Sherri says:

    Tofu spring rolls with peanut sauce.

  36. Melinda says:

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

  37. 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. :)

  38. Hannah says:

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

  39. rebecca says:

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

  40. Rachel says:

    I love Mexican dishes!

  41. 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.

  42. Heather says:

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

  43. 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!

  44. Stephanie Ann says:

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

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

  46. Mariam says:

    Anyone who knows me knows that I love PIZZA!

  47. 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!

  48. Danielle says:

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

  49. 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!

  50. Eric says:

    I just love Mexican food !