One of the hardest parts of being a new vegan (or even an old seasoned vegan) is trying to keep up with all the new products out there. I must have spent over $50 looking for the "right" vegan cheese my first year being a vegan and I have over 50 vegan/vegetarian cookbooks in my arsenal but not all the recipes are the greatest. I’m the first born so I’m used to being a Guinea Pig and now I’m your Vegan Guinea Pig. So here are my recommendations and critiques. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food Cookbook Giveaway!


I’ve been a bad vegan mofo’er this week but today I plan on making it up to all of you by doing my first giveaway of the month. My new cookbook, Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food is officially available in stores and to celebrate I’m giving away a signed copy to one lucky reader.

Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food is perfect for new vegans, long-time vegans, or meat eaters trying to bring more healthful options into their diets. Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food has more than 150 go-to recipes for those looking for the tastes of home. The book opens by debunking myths that sometimes get in the way of eating vegan and introduces readers to favorite ingredients, cooking tools, and my love of quick, easy and tasty veganized comfort classics.

Dishes include Southern favorites such as Fried Chik’n Seitan, Collard Greens and Sweet Potato pie, Midwestern Tuno Casserole and Sloppy Josephs, while recipes for Black Bean Enchiladas and Fool Your Friends Tacos represent the Southwestern classics. There’s something for everyone and best of all, it is all animal-free.

To win your copy of Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite comfort food is, along with your email address so that I can contact you if you win. On October 22nd I’ll pick one lucky person using a random number generator to win. Good Luck!

120 comments:

  1. Mac n' cheez! (My email is cbtaylor@cs.ucsd.edu)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anything with carbs...mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes fries, a big old plate of pasta. I love my starches!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for doing this, Alicia! I'd love to have a copy of your cookbook!

    Well, my favorite comfort food is the Brazilian feijoada - which my husband and I had to veganize as the original recipe mixes pork and beef and we LOVE the piggies too much. We mix either vegan sausage or tofu with the black beans. In Brazil, feijoada is traditionally served with rice and accompanied by collard greens, lightly roasted cassava flour (farofa) and a slice of orange. It's such a nice dish that's not only delicious and satisfying, but it also takes me back to my childhood in Brazil. :)

    I've posted about it twice on my blog: http://brazilnut-nyc.blogspot.com/search/label/Feijoada

    Vegan hugs! ~Andrea
    an2163@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. My favorite comfort food is macaroni and cheese with caramelized onions! Yummmmm!!

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I didn't realize this was a comfort food until recently, but its my mom's sweet & sour meatballs. I hadnt had them since I went veg, but a few months ago got her sweet and sour sauce recipe to use on soy meatballs and I was comforted all over again!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I think my favourite comfort food changes, but pasta's always a solid fallback. Jacket potatoes with beans and homemade chips/fries. Deep fried stuff!

    Don't know if the draw is open to UK residents or not... I just thought I'd take the chance to ramble about stuff that's now made me hungry.

    Kip (at) messyvegetariancook.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. My favorite comfort food is roasted vegetable pizza (liandxp@gmail.com).

    ReplyDelete
  8. my favorite comfort food is mac and cheese


    Lindsay@cookingforaveganlover.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love a big bowl of tomato fusili pasta - yummm!! The book looks great!

    violet_riot@yahoo.com

    <3

    ReplyDelete
  10. My favorite comfort food is mashed sweet potatoes with a little coconut milk.

    cardamomandcastiron {at} gmail {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fried Green tomatoes and black eyed pea cakes.

    ReplyDelete
  12. My favorite vegan comfort food is pancakes!!

    vickihodge@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Homemade bread and butter. The best.

    ecvino@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. a nice hearty bowl of stew. mmmmmm.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm another mac n cheese lover when it comes to comfort food you can't beat it! I rotate a few recipes, the new farm mac n cheese, the mac daddy from v'con and a variation of the vegan explosion queso but I'm looking forward to adding your recipe too. I always add a side of broccoli and sometimes mix some peas in too - yum!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Forgot to add my e-mail jojo.winchester@yahoo.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  17. Mac 'n cheese, pizza, baked fries. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  18. peach pie!
    christina.p.nguyen@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ooh, my favorite comfort food. I'd have to say "meat" loaf and mashed potatoes. Actually I don't even think I've had that since going vegan. Hm...adding that to next week's food list!

    ReplyDelete
  20. My favorite comfort food is mashed potatoes with gravy, but only if it's in the shape of a volcano! It brings back to many memories as a kid, and makes me think about my awesome family.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love tofu scrambles with toast. Yummy, quick, and filling!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love potatoes of any sort for comfort food. made a yummy kale and baked potato soup just last week. hit the spot!

    dbquad1993@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  23. Yes, mac 'n cheez for me, too!!!! I would love to win your book! Congrats. :-)
    kimmyb1001@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. ooh so exciting!

    i'm a biscuits and gravy gal. yummmmmm

    email: little[dot]wonder[dot]me[at]gmail[dot]com

    *fingers crossed!*

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would have to say that a nice go-to meal on a cold day is any sort of pasta dish. tygerinthewoods at gmail dot com. How weird is it that the last comment was from another Eve?? Crazy! :) -Eve

    ReplyDelete
  26. oo oo pick me!! i went to barnes and noble last weekend to check it out, but they didn't have it on the shelf. boo!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Stroganoff.
    No, wait!
    Mashed potatoes and petite peas.
    No!
    Tomato soup with grilled cheese.
    Ahhhh! I hate multiple choice tests.

    Whether or not I win a free copy, I would consider selling your book in my vegan store if you send me a publisher contact.
    manager at sidecarforpigspeace dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Nothing makes me happier than a good scoop or two of mashed potatoes, made from scratch not instant. Then followed by a big slice of homemade apple pie. erica e-mail:edraincnay@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Definitely burritos, or anything vaguely Mexican that involves a lot of beans, onions, and peppers. I could live off a diet of that forever!

    my email is: yackobucci@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. My favorite comfort food is a simple bowl of garlic mashed red potatoes. Roasted sweet potatoes do it for me too though. :)

    conesandleaves at yahoo dot com!

    Congratulations on your book!

    ReplyDelete
  31. kasha bars :) almond butter, oat bran, kasha, dates, and maple syrup! YUMMMM

    ReplyDelete
  32. Congrats on the new book -- I've heard great things about it! My favorite comfort food is a bean burrito -- my nana makes them for me whenever I visit and it just tastes like home.

    lorena (dot) ruggero (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  33. My favorite comfort food is Pasta Fagoli. Yummy white beans, tomatoes, and bow tie pasta.

    ReplyDelete
  34. My favorite comfort food is pasta fagioli. Tomato, white beans, and bow ties. Yum!

    katherine.ditzler@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. mac n cheese or mashed potatoes. i also love french fries and hush puppies (still need to make a vegan version of the latter though)

    ReplyDelete
  36. My Mum's Apple Betty is my favourite comfort for sure! It's like an apple crisp, but made in a pottery dish with a lid. We veganize it for my brother's family by replacing the butter with coconut oil, and adding coconut and many nuts to the topping. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Au gratin potatoes, sage stuffing, and grandma's homemade buttermilk biscuits.

    rachel_thome@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. Leek and bean cassoulet with biscuits from Veganomicon (but mac 'n cheez is really high up on the list, too).

    Tzippy

    BlwnNThWnd at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I think probably frito pie with a side of tater tots or mashed potatoes and gravy with southern fried tofu. Mmmm

    ReplyDelete
  40. A big warm bowl of creamy tomato basil soup on a cold, snowy, winter day. If I don't win, I still plan to get a copy! jmaffeipa@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I like anything vegan! All vegan dishes are good, truly! You know why - no blood.
    Thanks for putting together the book, Alicia! The world needs it.
    Comfort food: vegan porridge with some ginger and black pepper - good for a cool day or after a long day....
    Any kind of soup...
    French fries too :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Congratulations on your book.

    I would have to say my favourite comfort food is also garlic mashed potatoes - or a big bowl of Thick and spicy pumpkin soup.... mmmmmm

    ReplyDelete
  43. Congratulations on your book!

    My favorite comfort food is mac and cheese. I do not make it too often since I can eat the whole pan in a sitting.

    email is t0futbol at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Cornbread stuffing!

    morepoeticjustice AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I lived in Texas for 9 of my most formative years - ages 6 to 15 - so I always crave southern eats when I need comfort food. My favorite, go-to comforting meal: mashed potatoes with lots of salt, pepper, and gravy; seasoned, pan-fried Cedarlake chops (also with lots of gravy); sauteed greens with garlic and red pepper flakes; freshly-baked biscuits with Earth Balance. Mmmmmm.

    ReplyDelete
  46. My favorite comfort food (vegan or not) is warm/hot pizza! I like mine with a lot of sauce and a lot of toppings (pineapples, mushrooms, green peppers - oh my!) I don't know if pizza is a trademark comfort food or not, but it certainly comforts me.

    ReplyDelete
  47. My favorite comfort food, or drink, in this case is a milkshake. It has always been my go to drink. Mine are usually a cross between a fruit smoothie and a milkshake! Vegan of course :)

    ReplyDelete
  48. Potatoes (mashed or not) and gravy.
    heinivarri(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Dark colored leafy veggies are known to have a wide range of nutrients. Eating such food is good for digestion and brings out all essential nutrients our body requires.
    -----
    The Right Place. The Right Time

    ReplyDelete
  50. My favourite vegan comfort food is roast vegetables. I'll chop up a whole tray of potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrot, pumpkin and a whole clove of garlic (in foil), sprinkle it with some olive oil, salt and pepper and roast it until it is lovely and soft in the middle and crispy on the outside, then I'll eat it with a random selection of sauces on the side. Yum! (I use the garlic if I make a sauce/hummus from scratch, or save it for a sauce/dish the next day or so - making some is a good way to have it on hand for the day afterwards!)

    there.getting at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Tings! I LOVE Tings. :)

    mandy_vandeven(AT)yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. My current favourite comfort food has to be smooth fennel soup... with ciabatta bread for dipping and cleaning out the soup bowl. Mmm.
    Not sure if I qualify for the giveaway because I live so far away, but a vegan comfort food book sounds awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  53. My favorite comfort food is probably anything with pasta.
    laura.jinks@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Scalloped potato's, hard to find vegan though!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Any kind of vegan topping on whole wheat pasta.
    devorah@merwitz.org

    ReplyDelete
  56. Sunflower seeds!! a bit weird, but I LOVE them.

    bubogloves (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. Veronica in MassachusettsOctober 16, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Pre and post veganism it's all about the three P's for me; Pasta (in just about ANY form from marinara sauce to mac n' cheese), pizza and pancakes.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Black bean burger with guacamole!

    katecompra@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I have a really odd comfort food. Mine is Kale and tahini and sauteed tofu. Its something I ate as a kid and always brings back good memories=) But I also love mashed potatoes with roasted veggies on top. Soooo good!

    ReplyDelete
  60. My Vegan comfort foods are Potato Salad (made with Veganaise) Pasta with vegatebles and a well seasoned mushroom tomato sauce, or red beans and rice (New Orleans style) without the meat.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Tater tot casserole! (oh boy, I feel my arteries hardening even now, just thinking about how much sodium was in that recipe :-)but it sure was yummy!
    "zrhellcat@yahoo.com"

    ReplyDelete
  62. My Vegan comfort foods are Potato Salad (made with Veganaise) Pasta with vegatebles and a well seasoned mushroom tomato sauce, or red beans and rice (New Orleans style) without the meat.
    gihayes@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. a hearty homemade rye bread with a thick and spicy veggie stew... yum.

    ReplyDelete
  64. peace alicia-

    i can't wait to get my hands on your cookbook. congrats sistah!

    my favorite favorite comfort foods are vegan mac n cheese and vegan chili!

    i love these things on a cold rainy/snowy chicago night in the house with my partner.

    all the best and again CONGRATS!

    jeanine (turtlesmilk@gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  65. Peanut butter and jelly! That's been my comfort food since I was a kid.

    kiersten7388(AT)aol(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  66. Carbs! Carbs will cure any woes.

    killrobotkill at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  67. I don't think much else can beat a great tofu stir fry. Anything potato (fries, baked, scalloped, mashed) is a winner in my book too!

    ReplyDelete
  68. vegan pallela. The Cleveland Food Co-op is the only place that makes it. Need to find a recipe for my own file.

    Seki

    ReplyDelete
  69. Newbie vegan here, with a vegan blog that has taken off like crazy, LOL! Honestly, Southern style, baked mac & cheese used to be my fav comfort food, but I haven't found a vegan cheese or a vegan recipe that works...(yet.) Otherwise, last night my modified Open-Faced BBQ Tempeh Sandwich topped with coleslaw (from Vegan Soul Kitchen,) become my first, serious vegan comfort food. Sometimes a deep down, bone shaking, really good sandwich can set you straight like nothing else.

    Faith

    ReplyDelete
  70. Would love to have the opportunity to win a copy of your book. I checked it out at the bookstore and it looks great. Congratulations.

    Here's my email address: mutualmenu [at] gmail [dot] com.

    ReplyDelete
  71. A nice big bowl of red beans and rice.

    muybookish at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  72. My favorite traditional (well, veganized traditional) comfort food is mac 'n' cheeze; my non-traditional favorite is tofu, either marinated in a pre-prepared sauce and baked, or sauteed and caramelized in a mix of low-sodium tamari, brown sugar, and water--a rather unhealthful mode of preparation, but reminiscent of Chinese American food. Thank you :) roseDOTnestorDOTgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  73. Mashed potatoes! Misslw@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. oh! My most favorite comfort food is toasted sourdough bread with a little bit of earth balance. I LOVE toast so much. SO much that I almost never allow myself to buy bread because I just love to eat so much toast. But every once in a while, if I am feeling sad or just want some good ol' comfort food, then I"ll go get some sourdough. Mmmm

    ReplyDelete
  75. Mashed potatoes!

    kmac29@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  76. Hmm, my comfort food is a toss-up between apple crisp and anything curried. For some reason, curry spiced foods are enormously comforting to me! :)

    (girlinthegarden @ gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  77. My favorite vegan comfort food is homemade apple crisp...oh thinking about it makes me hungry! I make it myself now, but when at home and my mother makes it, it is just so much better.

    my e-mail is: kellybevis at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  78. Anything chocolate! But, quite frankly, I haven't had anything chocolate in awhile now. Since becoming Vegan, my cravings have pretty much disppeared and I'm much happier. Whodathunkitt?

    ReplyDelete
  79. udon miso soup would be my current fave

    ReplyDelete
  80. roasted brussel sprouts -- hands down.

    ReplyDelete
  81. my favorite comfort food is vegan mac and cheese. hands down!!!

    ReplyDelete
  82. A bowl of chili beans with a chunk of cornbread

    E-mail: valenciamn5atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  83. A bowl of chili beans with a chunk of cornbread

    or

    cookies and soy milk before bed

    E-mail: valenciamn5atgmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  84. Comfort = to take away the chill on a winter night.
    For me, comfort is a bowl of ramen noodles cooked with garlic, cayenne, tomato chunks and green onion, and a little vegan mayonnaise stirred in to the broth.

    veganactivist dot wordpress at gmail dot com.

    Thanks, good luck with the book!!

    ReplyDelete
  85. Mac n Cheese, FTW!!!

    soulpowerflower@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  86. Potatoes! Very versatile, tasty and soooo satisfying. Never get sick of them :-)

    clek@y7mail.com

    ReplyDelete
  87. My favorites include: ramen with fresh veggies and tofu, cornmeal battered fried tofu, garlic mashed potatoes, and vegan mac & cheese. Yum!

    devioussoyabeans [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  88. My favourite comfort food is spaghetty with garlic marinara. It is so fast, filling and delicious! mihlsens at yahoo dot no

    ReplyDelete
  89. Vegan Green Chili Enchiladas with Soyrizo and Chard. ummm. brappe@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. My favorite vegan comfort food is potato-sausage scramble -- it's like home-fries with onions, fresh rosemary, and Field Roast apple-sage sausage added. Good for breakfast, lunch or supper! Thanks for your blog; I enjoy it a lot! jharris@wsjournal.com

    ReplyDelete
  91. My favorite comfort food is mashed potatoes, made with coconut milk. I love soup too, but mashed potatoes is what I always want when I don't feel well.

    lemulcah at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  92. a grilled cheese sandwich, and tomato soup

    awilkins at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  93. French Fries!

    atalia dot lapkin at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  94. Vegan pizza!

    jkordich at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  95. pizza is my favorite comfort food, I am brand new to vegan and could use all the help I can get. Also trying to convert my 2 year old son too.

    Heather
    hthrsimpson75@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  96. mmm baked potatoes with a raw garlic sauce and basil and parsley
    annndd vegan chowder
    and of course, vegan mac n' cheese!

    reina
    reinasalinas@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  97. I gotta pick one? I'm going with cornbread. Or a real kickass tofu scramble.

    ReplyDelete
  98. vegan mac n' cheese, root vegetable stew, home made olive bread, ginger snap cookies and hot chocolate. yum!

    melanieyounger@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  99. Beans and cornbread. Yum!!!

    rachel_thome@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  100. My favorite comfort food is baked ziti, baked mac n' cheese and fluffy soft biscuits.

    I haven't had any of them since I went Vegan.

    grumpyzen@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  101. Beans and potatoes, any way, preferably together! Throw in some green chiles or fresh sage - perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  102. Hmmm . . . nothing says comfort to me like the foods I grew up on in my Grandmothers kitchen.

    Meatloaf, collard greens, black eyed peas, rice, mac' n cheese and sweet potatoe pie/lemon meringe pie (*sp).

    I tell you I love country food!! (am_9203@yahoo.com)

    ReplyDelete
  103. hopping john soup!! coconut anything. monkey bread
    fulltiltboogie33@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. oh oh pho!! (or bun) dumplings of any kind

    ReplyDelete
  105. All vegan now, of course! Mac n' Cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, chowder, also tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwiches. advocate4animals@gmail.com
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  106. Repost: Mac n cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, chowder, tomato soup & grilled cheese, stews - all vegan, of course!
    Lisa
    advocate4animals@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  107. My favorite comfort food is Mushroom Fahijats.

    ReplyDelete
  108. also grilled cheese with soup...

    deanna, nzlndr00@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  109. Comfort food = southern delights.... chickin fried tofu, mac n cheez, and collard greens! Yum! Now I'm gonna have to make that soon!

    ReplyDelete
  110. My all-time favorite comfort food is macaroni & cheese, like so many others here. I used to eat it at least 5 times a week in college. I became a macaroni & cheese connoisseur, excited to try new varieties, be they from a box or a restaurant. The all-time best macaroni & cheese ever was served by Morrison's Cafeteria, now defunct.

    Since becoming vegan, I have experimented with all different types of vegan cheese substitutes (powders, blocks, shreds, slices) combined in various ways with non-dairy milks and margarines, trying to perfect the vegan mac & cheese. I have been mildly successful, particularly with Leahey brand. I just scored some Daiya, so we'll see how that is.

    nashvegan.blog@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  111. Mashed potatoes. Mmmm....

    I'd love to have your book.. thanks!
    Monicalynne54@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. mine is mashed potatoes, mac and cheese and tofu pups!
    ildikoki@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  113. chicken fried seitan, vegan mac and cheese too!


    jess.luna@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  114. It's got to be Mac and Cheese. Mmmmm...
    :o)

    ReplyDelete
  115. Anything that the "Charming Veggie Chef" makes. Check her out on FB. http://www.facebook.com/charmingveggiechef

    ReplyDelete
  116. I can't think of anything more satisfying than a mess o collard greens. I recently called up my grandma and got a recipe, and did a little internet research for how best to make it vegan, and it was so delicious.

    ~Cheyenne
    mizcheyenne@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  117. My favorite comfort food is... Thai Green Curry Vegetables over rice

    my email is Folasade.Morvan@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...