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. 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.

  2. Gloria says:

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

  3. Heather says:

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

  4. Kristin says:

    I love Pancit noodles, a Filipino dish.

  5. Jennifer says:

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

  6. Susan G says:

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

  7. Lori says:

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

  8. lunaburning says:

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

  9. 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.

  10. Lindsay Margeton says:

    Thai penang curry!

  11. 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…

  12. Melissa says:

    I love simple rice pudding!

  13. Alex says:

    Veggies dumplings!

  14. 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!

  15. Jacquie Montelauro says:

    I love anything Mexican especially Chile Relleno

  16. 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!

  17. Diana says:

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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?

  21. Laura says:

    I love Mexican food!!!

  22. 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!]

  23. Cecily says:

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

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. Chrystal says:

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

  27. Heather says:

    Indian Baighan Bhartha!

  28. Angela says:

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

  29. sharon says:

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

  30. 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!!!

  31. Jenny says:

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

  32. Cindy Wymer says:

    panang curry with steamed tofu and brown rice

  33. Lisa says:

    Red Curry Vegetables and Tofu.

  34. 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!

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. Stephanie says:

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

  38. 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.

  39. Caresse says:


  40. Caresse says:

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

  41. Ali says:

    I’m obsessed with Indian food!

  42. Ron Wright says:

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

  43. Colleen says:

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

  44. Hillary Brooke says:

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

  45. Emily says:

    traditional Chinese peking duck. amazing!

  46. 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.

  47. Erin King says:

    Colcannon from Ireland. Mmmmmmmmm potatoes.

  48. Kelly says:

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

  49. 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?

  50. 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!