Sunday, April 18, 2010

American Vegan Kitchen Giveaway!

Yep, that's right. I'm giving away two copies of Tamasin Noyes' awesome vegan comfort food cookbook American Vegan Kitchen.

Two reasons: 1) Noyes' debut book is filled with lip-smacking recipes for comfort food so comfy, it'll make you want to change into your PJs and settle into your ratty old sofa with a soft cat on your lap and steaming bowl of vegan eats in your hands. And 2) Because my daddy is the best dad a girl could ever ask for!

You see, my dad read my gushing reviews of Tami's book (from Vegan Appetite) a few weeks ago on this blog. Then he called me to ask if I'd like to give away a couple of copies if he ordered them from Amazon. Um, do vegans eat tofu? Of course I would! So daddy ordered a few copies, and I'm giving them away to two lucky random commenters on this post.

But first, I want to show y'all another reason why you need Tami's book. Just look at this hearty Seitan Goulash with Kraut over Parsleyed Noodles:

Like many recipes in Tami's book, this one starts with a base of homemade savory seitan cutlets. Sure, it's a little time-consuming to make your own seitan, but I promise it's more than worth it. I won't even buy that pre-packaged seitan anymore. Tami's seitan-makin' method is quite different from my own, in that hers involves browning the dough in a skillet and then roasting it in the oven. I typically use the boil-down-in-broth method. Now I love it prepared both ways, and I'm glad to be introduced to another method for making seitan.

The rest of the goulash combines tangy sauerkraut, diced tomatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. And the most important ingredient — beer (I used Sam Adams Boston Lager). The goulash is served atop simple whole wheat noodles adorned with parsley, soy margarine, and a wee bit of salt. A little dab of Tofutti sour cream on top, and you've got yourself one helluva meal. I ate the leftovers from last night's dinner tonight, and the hoppy beer flavor is even better the next day.

You can see this recipe and loads of other diner-style favorites (like Tempeh Stroganoff-Stuffed Potatoes, Sweet Garlicky Ribs, and Apple Butterscotch Pie) if you win American Vegan Kitchen.

Here's what you've gotta do: At the end of this post, leave me a comment letting me know your favorite comfort food. Be sure to include an email address if you don't have a blog that I can track you down on.

For extra entries, link to this contest on Facebook, and leave me an additional comment to let me know. Same thing goes for Twitter. Also, if you have a blog, mention and link back to this contest on your blog, and let me know in an additional comment. That means each person can have a maximum of four entries!

Also, sorry to all of my international friends, but I'll have to restrict the contest to U.S. residents only since my dad will be handling the shipping. Good luck! I'll leave the contest open until Thursday at 10 a.m. CST.


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Christopher said...

Hi. Just discovered your blog today. My favorite comfort food is also one that I don't get very often: Vegan Semita. For those of you who've never had it, Semita is a Central-American Pastry with a warm pineapple filling and a cinnamon/sugar covered pie-like crust. When I went Vegan, My Mom was heartbroken as most Latin women would be upon finding out that her son would no longer be able to eat all the foods she used to fix him. But, luckily, my mom has also always been into cooking new foods and adapting traditional foods, so what was initially sadness turned into excitement, and eveytime I came home, she had a new Vegan dish for me to try the greatest of which was Vegan Semita which she had adapted from my late grandmother's recipe and actually ending up liking more than the original.

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