Book Contest: American Vegan Kitchen!

That’s right, this latest giveaway is a copy of my own recently published cookbook, American Vegan Kitchen! Since it’s easy to see that I’d be a little biased about this review, here are some snippets from others. But first, check out the Eggplant Parm from the book, but made with chickeny seitan and bonus mushrooms.


From Alisa Fleming, Go Dairy Free:
“Those who have turned to a vegan diet but are missing the indulgence factor will be jumping for joy over pseudo-familiar American-style recipes like the Beer-Battered Onion Rings, Tofu Rancheros, Vegan Sausage Links, Fork and Knife Reubens, Salisbury-Style Seitan with Mushrooms, Yankee Cornbread, New York-Style Cheesecake, Double Dark Mississippi Mud Pie, and Darngood Donut Bites. But be prepared for some new and exciting adventures that shout “nouveau bistro” more than “classic diner” … Fried Avocado Wedges, Savory Stuffed French Toast with Mustard Shallot Sauce, Poblano Macaroni Salad, Chickanini Sandwiches, Pesto Lasagna with Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Mushrooms, and Vanilla Espresso Shake … just to name a few.”

This is from Mark at Soul Veggie:
“Tamasin has done a wonderful job of not only recreating much of the unique cultural aspects of many of the local cuisines and dishes from our childhoods (and indeed, American history), she’s managed to do it with considerable creativity and fun. Such recipes as “Sweet and Crunchy French Toast, “Three-Chile Hummus,” “Seitan on a Shingle” (ask your grandfather!), “Cajun Pot Pie,” and “Lime-Avocado Cream in Puff Pasty,” demonstrate an impressive spectrum of ability and recipes, let alone, one that’s vegan. Providing plenty of helpful tips such as basic recipes on making seitan, spice blends, a page of cooking resources, she even identifies which vegan beers are appropriate IN some of he
r recipes!”

Of course, some of those vegans who have blogs we know and love had something to say about the book, too.

Check out Bianca at Vegan Crunk for several recipe reviews.

Liz, who was an astonishingly committed tester, also blogged some of the dishes.

Vegan Dad has a review of the book, along with a great photo here.

Over at Weekly Vegan Menu, the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza got rated 5 out of 5 stars! There are some delicious looking photos of it, too.

Kim celebrated Memorial Day with the Incrediburgers and the brats, complete with that flavorful relish.

Still not convinced? Check out this incredible photo by the awesome, Celine! This Crispy Bottom Peanut Butter Pie has a lot to say.


Many thanks to all of you have purchased the book! It’s so fun to see what you’re making on your blogs, too. Please keep those Amazon reviews coming. I’ll post more book sightings soon, so if you’ve made something, be sure to check back. Don’t forget there are some sample recipes on this blog, too.

I’ll post the winner around June 21st, so enter now. International shipping is OK. All you have to do is tell me what your favorite thing is to grill. Then Random.org will work it’s magic. Good luck!

Oops, almost forgot to mention this!
Food Network Friday for June 18th is this recipe. To play along, veganize it however you’d like. The idea is to show Food Network how easy it would be to be vegan. Email me or post a comment here by June 18th to be included in the wrap-up.

Are you in Northeast Ohio? Come to the Coventry Street Fair, where I’ll be signing books at Mac’s Backs from 6 to 9 on June 17th. Details are in the sidebar.

And one more thing: I’ll be giving away a copy of American Vegan Kitchen on my American Vegan Kitchen facebook page, too. If you haven’t joined it yet, it would be a good time.

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74 Comments

  1. Posted June 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to grill has got to be corn! I think corn is probably one of my number one summer vegetable anyway, and grilling is yet another perfect way to cook it!

  2. Posted June 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I love to grill corn on the cob in the husks and sometimes open the husk and add some earth balance butter, salt, pepper, and garlic, close it back up and let it grill away. I also love to put some asparagus with olive oil, garlic and pepper in some aluminum foil and stick that on the grill….yum…I love summer.

  3. Posted June 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Grilled portobello mushrooms, I think, with vegan tomato hollandaise.

  4. Posted June 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    I love to grill vegetable kabobs – usually zucchini, corn, yellow squash and tomatoes.

  5. Posted June 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I loooove to grill portabella mushrooms and asparagus. For some reason, those two are just DELICIOUS eaten together! I also love to have mixed veggies in a “wok” on the grill filled with peppers, onions, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil! Mmmm! I’m not vegan, but I can eat like one! :)

  6. Posted June 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    A good veggie burger like Amy’s California burger.

    email: sue@vegantwins.com

  7. Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    portobello mushrooms! I love how tender they get.

  8. Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Carrots in a orange ginger sauce.

  9. Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I was recently pleasantly shocked by a Field Roast sausage on the grill. Holy cow. That’s my new favorite.

  10. Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Is it wrong that I now have the theme song to ‘The Jeffersons’ in my head (‘beans don’t burn on the grill’)?

    I’m with the people who say corn on the cob, which I haven’t had in aaages. Little bit of salt, little bit of margarine – mmm. Almost makes me miss TX.

  11. Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    My favorite things to grill are corn and tomatoes which are two of the best things about summer!

  12. Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Marinated portobello caps, all they way. Who needs burgers?

  13. Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely LOVE grilled pineapple and eat in on everything during the summer-veggie burgers, wraps, stir fry, mmmmm. I would love to win your cookbook!

  14. Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    My favorite (and apparently not original) is portobello mushrooms caps. Then I stuff them with pesto, cashew ‘goat’ cheese, or salsa then quarter. This has been our favored appetizer to serve to company for years.

  15. Posted June 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    I love to grill corn the most, but potatoes and tempeh are also favorites.

  16. Posted June 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    i love grilled pizza! grill the dough, flip, top it and set it heat up!

  17. Posted June 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    grilled portabello is the best thing in the universe!

  18. Posted June 10, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Vegetables. Corn, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Red Peppers, etc.
    Hey, Tami, If I win is it OK if I give it to a friend seeing as I already havea copy??

  19. Posted June 10, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Another vote for grilled portobello!

  20. nashvillebecky
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    The reigning favorite — portobellos!!

  21. Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    oooo yay! hmmm…it’s a toss between corn served with scallion oil or pineapple served with ice cream for me!

  22. Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    My (newly-discovered) thing to grill is oyster mushrooms…got the idea from Vegan Dad’s blog…delicious!

    Your recipes are very enticing!

    Happy Summer Tamasin!

  23. Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to grill is barbeque seitan with a side of grilled potatoes & squash. YUM!

  24. Posted June 10, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to grill is sweet bell peppers. I don’t know how I didn’t like them before going vegan!

  25. Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    wow..that pie is amazing! funny–the word verification for this post is “nomme”..yes, even the word verification thinks this looks delicious…nom nom!

  26. Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Portabello mushrooms and/or pineapple, both with a balsamic gravy / almond / rosemary sauce. Yum!

  27. Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    My fav things to grill are pineapple and bananas… the fire does some wonderful things to the sugars in fruits – love it!

  28. Posted June 11, 2010 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    I like to grill homemade sausages!

  29. Midnite
    Posted June 11, 2010 at 1:59 am | Permalink

    Mushrooms, hands down. Portabella, shiitake, cremimi, oyster, it doesn’t matter. Of course, zucchini comes in a close second along with corn.

    ~Midnite, harrypotter_rox(at)msn.com

  30. Erica Rose
    Posted June 11, 2010 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    oooh, corn? peppers? mushrooms? We’ll go super broad… I love grilled veggies!

  31. chellie_d
    Posted June 11, 2010 at 4:05 am | Permalink

    I know it’s boring … but I have to say, it’s tofu. With a nice tamari/maple syrup/mustard seasoning, it can’t be beat! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  32. Posted June 11, 2010 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    My favourite thing to grill is the cumin lime tofu from eat, drink and be vegan. I wrap it in foil, marinate it for a couple of hours and grill it. So delicious!

  33. Posted June 11, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    We won a copy of your book from Bianca over at Vegan Crunk not too long ago. The books terrific!!

  34. Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Grilled figs and peaches for dessert!

  35. Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    I live in NE Ohio and will definitely try to come to your book signing.

    My favorite thing to grill is gimme lean burgers. If you coat them with bbq sauce they get this yummy crispy glazed outside that is sooo good.

  36. Posted June 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    I love grilled portobello mushrooms, I think they are the best ‘veggie burger’ ever!

  37. Posted June 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Vegetables, especially bell peppers, zucchini and cherry tomatoes.

  38. Posted June 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Ooh – sign me up – my favorite is grilled pineapple with soy-ginger-miso-sucanat glaze…

    btw, I will be in NE Ohio at the end of July…

  39. Posted June 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to grill I actually just blogged about and it’s grilled artichokes! YUM!

  40. Posted June 11, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Definitely portobellos! Then regular-sized marinated mushrooms, veggie sausages and zucchini.

  41. Posted June 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I love grilling asparagus when it is in season. I also frequently grill marinated tempeh – which happens to pair quite nicely with the asparagus!! Hooray, hooray!

  42. Posted June 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    By far my favourite thing to grill is potatoes and corn on the cob. Carbs, nothing beats em.

  43. Posted June 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    veggie kabobs

  44. Jill
    Posted June 12, 2010 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    Right now it’s asparagus. I have a “griddler” and I love grilled peanut butter, banana and jam quesadillas. And having just found some Daiya cheese, I”ve been grilling lots of grilled cheese sandwiches.

  45. Posted June 12, 2010 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this recipe and for all the links here! Helpful enough for me!

  46. Posted June 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    June 21st is my birthday!!

    I am just loving the photography. It is really food porn.

  47. Posted June 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    I love to grill figs. Ripe figs straight from the fig tree. Nothing added to them, just grill them and the sugars caramelize. Just incredible.

    And my birthday is 21 June!!

  48. Posted June 13, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    My favorite things to grill are onions, artichokes and corn :) Yay for grilling season.

  49. Posted June 13, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I love grilled seitan sausage (via Vegan Dad’s recipe) or seitan riblets (via FatFree Vegan Kitchen), and eggplant when it’s in season. Yum!

  50. Laura
    Posted June 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    It has to be a toss-up between corn and onions. I wish I had a grill !(apartment sans balcony living)

  51. Posted June 14, 2010 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Brussel Sprouts or Asparagus! Yum!

  52. Posted June 14, 2010 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    Corn. Simple, sweet, in the husk corn. I really think no other food is more suited for grilling than this versatile grain. (Seriously, just pick it from the field/garden, and stick it WHOLE on the grill!)

  53. TracyP
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing to grill is marinated veggies – yum!

  54. Lee Ann
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    I love grilled vegetables, especially portobello mushrooms – they are transformed into something else altogether.

  55. Caroljean
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to grill is portabella mushrooms as well as potatoes grilled in foil pouches with a little galricand braggs for seasoning on both.

  56. Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Grilled asparagus is the best…..brushed with olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Yummy!

  57. Erika
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    potatoes brushed with garlic earth balance and franks hot sauce

  58. Posted June 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Corn would be my absolute favorite. I even remember the first place I had grilled corn – my grandma’s house – and how exquisitely good it was.

  59. HannaIsn't
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    We grill peaches. The not-quite-ripe ones really improve on the grill. Your cookbook looks fantastic, btw!

  60. HannaIsn't
    Posted June 15, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    BTW, may I e-mail my contact info to you instead of posting it here? Thanks!

  61. Posted June 15, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Maybe it is boring, but I just love to grill homemade veggie burgers!

  62. Posted June 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I love grilled corn on the cob along with grilled portobellos!

  63. Posted June 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    You guys like grilling as much as I do! Vegan grillers unite! Thanks for all the comments and keep ‘em coming.

    HannaIsn’t, just check back here after the 21st to see if you won. And if you do, I’ll ask you to email me your mailing address. OK?

    Thanks,everyone!

  64. Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    grilled corn on the cob! yum!

  65. meg
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    Would have to be grilled pineapple–definitely my favorite way to have this summer fruit.

  66. Posted June 16, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I love to grill ‘hobo packets’ with all sorts of veggies & herbs. Just have to be sure to cut them so all are finished together. Leftovers over rice…so good!

  67. Posted June 17, 2010 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    I love to grill potatoes! I cut them into chunks with some onion and earth balance then sprinkle on about 2 t each of dried parsley sage rosemary and thyme wrap it all up in aluminum foil and grill (turning some) for about 40 minutes! Soooooo good!

  68. Posted June 18, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    My favorite things to grill are peaches and pineapple, brushed with earthbalance and brandy!

  69. Posted June 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    I think I may need to change my vote to ribz! They were soo good!

  70. Posted June 19, 2010 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    I love to grill chimichurri coated tofu.

    xo
    kittee

  71. HannaIsn't
    Posted June 19, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Kitchen Witch, does the brandy on your grilled peaches cause a flare-up on the grill? Does it taste alcoholic when it is done?
    Anyone have some other liquid that they’ve tried in place of brandy/other alcoholic stuff?

  72. Posted June 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Oh man, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’m going to have to say aparagus. It just takes on such a different life compaired to other cooking methods. It brings out the best in the flavor and texture of this spring fav.

  73. Posted June 21, 2010 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    We love grilling portobello mushrooms. Yum…

  74. Posted June 21, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for trying. The contest is closed and #12, mirbrewer is the winner. Congratulations.

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