Let Them Eat Vegan! Kale Slaw Recipe (Review and Giveway)

by on April 30, 2012

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was trying out recipes from Let Them Eat Vegan! by Dreena Burton and today I’m excited to share my full review and a delicious recipe from the book.

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I’ve been a huge fan of Dreena and her recipes since buying (and falling in love) with one of her previous cookbooks, Eat, Drink & Be Vegan, so I was beyond excited when she asked if I would like to review her latest cookbook.

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I can already tell it’s going to be housed on my kitchen counter for easy access with the rest of my go-to cookbooks.

A little more about the cookbook:

Let Them Eat Vegan! (LTEV) is based around “plant-powered” eating with recipes that are made with whole grains, natural sweeteners, beans, seeds, nuts, veggies and fruits. You won’t find any ‘white stuff’ in this book – no white flour, white sugar, white pasta and no vegan substitutes like soy mayo or cream cheese. All the recipes are either wheat-free or gluten-free, and are not loaded with soy. Dreena also included several informational sections like “Eating Your Greens”, “Plant-Powered Lunchbox”, and “Plant-Powered Pantry”, making this a great book for new vegans or those that are thinking about making the switch. The Plant-Powered Pantry section is particularly helpful for people who may or may not know what some of the more obscure ingredients (i.e. nutritional yeast or guar gum) are.

This is Dreena’s largest cookbook yet and it’s packed to the brim over 200 delicious recipes, which are broken down into the following chapters – breakfast bites, salads, sauces and dips, soups, sides, mains, burgers, pasta, cookies, cakes/pies/puddings and ice cream. You certainly don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the recipes in this cookbook. Neither Isaac nor I are vegan and we’ve found the recipes to be creative, healthy, easy to follow and delicious. There’s not much else you can ask for when it comes to a cookbook! Every recipe that I’ve made from LTEV has been delicious and I would make each of them again. Really the only thing this cookbook is missing (in my eyes) is the nutritional information for each recipe. But at the end of the day, I know that all the ingredients in this book are wholesome and healthy so it’s not that big of a deal to me.

After perusing through the cookbook, I’ve bookmarked many of recipes that I want to make, but have only had a chance to make a handful or so. Here’s a little review of the ones I’ve tried…

Jerk Chickpeas

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These roasted chickpeas become soft and flavorful after baking in a sauce that included a plethora of spices you’d find in a traditional jerk marinade. If you’re interested in trying out this recipe, Angela of Oh She Glows also reviewed LTEV and included the Jerk Chickpea recipe in her post.

Mediterranean Bean Burgers

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For whatever reason, I tend to stick with black beans when I’m making bean burgers, but I loved the flavor of these burgers with kidney beans and Mediterranean inspired ingredients like olives and oregano. The recipe made 7 patties so Isaac and I had them for dinner one night and then I ate the remaining patties wrapped in collards for quick lunches and dinners the rest of the week. These might just be my go-to bean burger recipe from here on out!

Thai Chickpea Almond Curry

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I used red and orange peppers instead of the zucchini, left out the lime leaves and served the dish over a bed of quiona. I’m a big fan of coconut milk curries but had never tried one with almond butter in the mix. It was fabulous! I also liked how easy this recipe was to prepare. All the ingredients went into a covered baking dish and 50 minutes later my house smelled lovely and dinner was ready.

I’ve also made the Simplicity Asparagus. Just as the title suggests, this asparagus is super simple. In less than 10 minutes, you have a great side dish!

Kale – Slaw

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I love kale salads, so it’s no surprise that this recipe is definitely one of my favorites from LTEV thus far.

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There is a bit of prep work involved since you have to do a little chopping and make the dressing, but trust me when I say it’s totally worth it. Plus, you’ll have left over curried almond dressing (which is amazing, btw) so you can use it for other salads.

Dreena and her publishing company are allowing me to post the Kale-Slaw recipe for you all to enjoy. Both recipes (the slaw and dressing) include the header and notes from Dreena that are in the cookbook.

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Kale-Slaw with Curried Almond Dressing

Makes 5 1/2 – 6 1/2 cups. Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Oil-free

I’ve never cared much for traditional coleslaw, as I’ve never cared much for cabbage. But this slaw is a fresh take with nutrient-rich kale, along with crunchy carrots, fennel, and a touch of sweetness from apples and cranberries. The dressing really brings this slaw to life—don’t skip it!

  • 1 small to medium-size apple, cored and julienned (3⁄4 to 1 cup), tossed in 1tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups julienned kale (leaves cut/torn from stems and stems discarded) (see note)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 cup very thinly sliced or julienned fennel
  • 1/4 cup cranberries or raisins
  • 2/3 – 3/4 cup Creamy Curried Almond Dressing (or more, if desired; recipe follows)
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons sliced or chopped raw almonds
  • Extra salt and pepper to taste

Place the apple, vegetables, and cranberries in a bowl and toss. Add the dressing, starting with about 2⁄3 cup and adding more as desired, if you want a thicker coating of dressing. Toss to coat well, then let sit for 5 minutes or more to allow the kale leaves to soften slightly in the dressing. Serve, garnishing with a light sprinkling of almonds and extra salt and pepper, if desired.

Notes:

Kale salads can be quite versatile. Try another thick, creamy nut- or seed-based dressing, such as Citrus Tahini Dressing, Creamy Cumin-Spiced Dressing, or DJ’s Hummus Salad Dressing. The key is to coat the leaves nicely, and let the salad sit for a few minutes before serving.

Savvy Subs and Adds:

- If fennel isn’t your thing, substitute julienned jicama, thinly sliced celery (cut on a diagonal), or julienned red bell pepper, or some combination of these ingredients.

- If you aren’t sure if you’ll like this much kale in the salad, try starting with 2 to 21⁄2 cups, making up the difference with extra grated carrot or fennel.

- Other veggies you can consider adding include chopped or finely sliced cucumber, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, grated beet (“pretty in pink” salad, anyone?). Or try some zucchini ribbons: Use a vegetable peeler to make thick ribbons—these can be the base of a salad all on their own! And other dried fruit, such as apricots, goji berries, and raisins, can be interchanged with the cranberries, if you prefer.

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Creamy Curried Almond Dressing

Makes about 1 generous cup. Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Oil-free

This dressing will definitely cling to your greens, and can easily be used as a dip as well. It is one of my favorites, with a very subtle curry flavor in a creamy, slightly sweet base. This is also the dressing for Kale-slaw with Curried Almond Dressing, a modern makeover of traditional coleslaw.

  • 1⁄2 cup raw almonds
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2/3 cup water (or more to thin as needed; see note)
  • 1 very small clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon curry powder, or more to taste (see note)

Using a standing blender or an immersion blender and deep cup or jar, puree all the ingredients (starting with 1⁄2 cup of the water) until very smooth. (A high-powered blender such as a Blendtec works best to smooth out the dressing; using an immersion blender or regular blender will leave a little more texture and take a little longer.) Add additional curry to taste, and additional water to thin as desired (see note).

Notes: I like using about 1⁄8 rounded teaspoon of curry powder in this dressing, for a very muted flavor. But if you love curry, feel free to use more than this, adjusting to your own taste.

Serving Suggestions: I first tinkered with this recipe for a salad dressing. After making it, I realized it would work equally well as a dip. If using as a dip, use just 1⁄3 to 1⁄2 cup of water to puree and then refrigerate it, adding extra water later, if desired, to thin (it will thicken considerably after chilling). If using as a salad dressing, you can keep it thick, or thin it more as you prefer. I like it with about 2⁄3 cup of water as a salad dressing, which keeps it fairly thick, almost like a Caesar dressing consistency.

I hope you enjoy this review and the Kale-Slaw recipe. If you’re interested in purchasing Let Them Eat Vegan!, it will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, May 1st via Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Last but not least, one lucky EBF reader will receive a free copy of Let Them Eat Vegan!. For a chance to win leave a comment on this post by Thursday, May 3rd. I’ll announce the winner on Friday.

**The giveaway has ended and the winner is Dana. Congrats lady! Shoot me an email and I’ll have the booked shipped your way.

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{ 227 comments… read them below or add one }

Renee April 30, 2012 at 7:05 am

Looks delicious! Especially that dressing!!!! I must try making that dressing.

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Eating Bird Food April 30, 2012 at 7:10 am

You’ll love it!

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Alyssa April 30, 2012 at 7:12 am

I’m already anxious to try Thai Chickpea Almond Curry!

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Kristina April 30, 2012 at 7:13 am

Yum! I want to incorporate more vegetarian/vegan meals into our diet for health (and wallet!) reasons. This cookbook looks fantastic and the recipe you posted looks delish!

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Kimberly April 30, 2012 at 7:16 am

I love finding creative vegan recipes that don’t involve soy or meats that being with an “f”. I consume very little soy because of its connection to the type of breast cancer my mom had (estrogen receptive). So, to find a book of recipes that is not heavy on either of those things is refreshing!

When I became a vegetarian, I became so much more creative in the way I ate. It’s not all soy milk and tofu. :)

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Kelly Turner April 30, 2012 at 7:17 am

All of these sound delish!! But Jerk chickpeas?? Curried almond dressing?? YUMMM!! Can’t wait to try them! :)

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Michelle (Peachy Palate) April 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

Ooh kale slaw looks and sounds good! I go through two big bags a week as is, love it! Sounds like a good book, I may have to Amazon it! :)

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Miko Amaranthine April 30, 2012 at 7:28 am

Oh, I can’t wait to see this cookbook. I heard about it before but had forgotten about the release date, thanks for the reminder!

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Kendra Broo April 30, 2012 at 7:31 am

I am so excited for this book to come out! The recipes look so amazing. My husband and I have been vegan for around 5 years now and are always looking for new recipes to make. I have Dreena’s book Eat, Drink, & be Vegan and love it. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

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Trisha April 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

This looks like a great must-have cookbook for anyone’s kitchen!! Packed with tons of recipes and tools ! Can’t wait to try it out!

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Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

Oooh I’d love to try those curried almond butter chickpeas! I’ve made cashew butter based curry sauces before but never an almond butter one.
I’d love a copy of this cookbook. Despite the fact that I eat a mostly vegan diet, I do not own a single vegan (or even vegetarian!) cookbook!

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Maggie L April 30, 2012 at 7:39 am

I’m just transitioning to veganism, so I would love a copy of this cookbook!

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Ellen April 30, 2012 at 7:39 am

I have two bags of cleaned kale in my fridge – I now know what is for dinner!

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Dana April 30, 2012 at 7:43 am

Where I went to college, the hate Krishna would serve a daily vegetarian or vegan lunch. they had a salad dressing that people basically smothered their food in and this sounds so much like it! can’t wait to relive my college days when I try this out!

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Dana April 30, 2012 at 7:44 am

oops- Hare* not hate!!

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Kel April 30, 2012 at 7:51 am

The salad looks great!

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Michelle April 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

All of the recipes sound amazing. Can’t wait to check it out!

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Stephanie April 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

All these recipes look so fresh and delicious, perfect for the hot weather we are getting this week! Good seeing you yesterday missy and enjoy the start to the week :)

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Kristen April 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

ALternative diet cookbooks and blogs are always the best place to go when you get into a food rut. I love being introduced to new foods and finding ways to sneak in an extra serving or two of veggies!

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Beth April 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

DEFINITELY bookmarking the kale recipe for later…. it looks fantastic!

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Samantha C. April 30, 2012 at 8:11 am

I’m not a vegan but I would love to get some new ideas on how to enjoy all the great summer produce that’s appearing! :)

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Izabela (yoginiselfportrayal.wordpress.com) April 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

Oh, I am so ready to try this Curried Almond dressing with kale -looks amazing. Thank you for sharing i would love to have this book.

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Jessica C. April 30, 2012 at 8:16 am

That salad looks delish! I am not vegan and but I do choose natural ingredients! I am especially interested in the lunchbox section of this book since I’m always looking for new healthy options to pack. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sarah April 30, 2012 at 8:18 am

Yum! I would love to win a copy of that book.

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Lea April 30, 2012 at 8:18 am

All those recipes look so good! I’ll have to try to jerk chickpeas some time, they look awesome.

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Lindsey April 30, 2012 at 8:27 am

eat, drink and be vegan is my favorite cookbook! My favorite recipe from it is the Moroccan Phyllo Rolls, it is time consuming but totally worth it.

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amy marantino April 30, 2012 at 8:36 am

i hope to win this book. thanks for the chance

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Laura April 30, 2012 at 8:38 am

All the recipes you mentioned sound delicious, especially the Thai Chickpea Almond Curry. YUM!

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Jackie Morrow April 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

Vegan looks sooooo delicious!

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Angel April 30, 2012 at 8:48 am

Jerk chickpeas, oooo that sounds good (along with the other recipes as well)! I think I can even get the boyfriend on board with that one!

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Jessie April 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

Love her recipes!

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Emily C April 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy : )

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Leah April 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

It looks like a fantastic book! I need to revamp some of my recipes.

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

I love her Eat, Drink and Be Vegan! I’ve made a lot of the recipe from there. Great recipes here, too!

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Michelle M April 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

In need of a new cookbook! Thanks for the recipe reviews!

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Sarah April 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

Everything looks so yummy! Those Jerk Chickpeas sound delicious. I just finished reading Skinny Bitch this weekend and I am definitely more interested in the vegan lifestyle. A cookbook would be a fabulous start!

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Maryz April 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

I love Dreena’s books and need to add this to my collection! I will trying out this Kale recipe later this week!

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Rebecca April 30, 2012 at 9:24 am

That all looks so delicious, especially the jerk chickpeas… and the kale slaw… and the collard wrap…:)

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Lily April 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

I would love to win a copy of Dreena’s book! That kale recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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R E Maley April 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

Those jerk chickpeas look amazing. I’ll definitely have to check out this book!

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AJ April 30, 2012 at 9:31 am

I’d love to have that book! I love vegan and vegetarian recipes because they’re tasty – and help me get in my daily veggies!

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Keeli April 30, 2012 at 9:34 am

I am so into Kale right now… I can’t wait to try this Kale Slaw!! I am so excited about her new book and even want to look at getting “Eat Drink and be Vegan”.

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Melissa April 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

I would love to win a copy of Let Them Eat Vegan. After reading your posts about it I’ve been wanting to get it. I have recently become vegan and am obsessed with vegan cookbooks. I usually get them out of the library and try a couple recipes before buying the book but my library hasn’t gotten a copy of Let Them Eat Vegan yet.

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Lisa April 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

I am so excited for this book to come out. I love getting new vegetarian recipes to try. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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Erin Hack April 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

I can’t wait to try this kale salad – it looks amazing!

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Liz A April 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

those chickpeas look great! I would love to win this book to give to my girlfriend who is on the verge of going vegan. I think it’d be perfect for her!

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Ashley @ Freckles & Spice April 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

Looks great! I NEEEED another vegan cookbook in my collection. I was browsing some last night actually.

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Michele R-S April 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

Looks like a wonderful cookbook and fabulous kale recipe – always looking for new and different things to do with kale. Thanks for sharing!

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Mary Kate April 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

i’ll be definitely trying that kale salad too, looks awesome!

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Tara April 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

Wow these recipes look great!

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Lindsay April 30, 2012 at 10:13 am

That salad looks incredible!!

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Alex April 30, 2012 at 10:15 am

All looks yummy, I’d love a book, and some kale-slaw!

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Shaunna Ulrick April 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

I would love to win :)

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katherine d. April 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

ahh so great – i hope i win!

katherinedibello (at) gmail (d0t) com

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Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) April 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

This cookbook sounds fantastic! The Kale Slaw looks delicious, I pinned it!

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Caroline April 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win LTEV!! I have been working quite hard on cleaning up my diet and always looking for new recipes. It’s people like you who help make this easier!

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elizabeth April 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

that looks amazing! i eat a kale salad most days for lunch, and i’m always looking for ways to change up the flavors.

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gabi April 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

I would love a copy of the cook book!

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Gloria April 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

It would be great to own this book. Those recipes look delicious! :)

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Lisa April 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

Those recipes look fantastic!

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Marika April 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

Everything looks delicious–thanks for the review and recipes!

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Melissa April 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

The Thai Chickpea Almond Curry looks amazing! I need the recipe!

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Krystal April 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

I’m always looking for new kale recipes to try. The Kale Slaw looks delicious!

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Isabella April 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

Everything looks so good – this book as been on my wishlist for a bit, I’d love to win a copy!

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Amanda April 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

Mmm! Bookmarked the kale recipe an will be makinf ASAP!

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Jessica April 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

WOW That Kale Slaw looks delicious!!

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Ruthie April 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

These ALL look delectable! It would be such a treat to try these new and healthy recipes! :) Thanks!!

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Lauren April 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

This book looks fantastic! It would make a great Mother’s Day gift!

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elizabeth April 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

Yuumy! Those recipes look fantastic! Would love to win!

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Sarah April 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

Cant wait to try this recipe…I wan tto win :)

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Laura April 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

Would love to win this! Sounds like an awesome book!

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal April 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

Looks good, the slaw looks awesome.
I have heard about this book and heard good things about it!

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Sara D April 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Must try! Kale is my new go to for salads… :)

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Meagan April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I am a vegan-newbie, researching all sorts of recipes and ways of eating. I would love this book to help with my journey :)

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Karen Beth April 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

This book looks so fascinating! Would love a chance to win! Thanks!

msred5@gmail.com

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Sabrina Butkera April 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Dreena is my favorite cookbook author! Her latest book looks great.

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ashleigh April 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I would love this cookbook!

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Brett Marie April 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

That kale salad looks delish! I’m always on the hunt for good vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian cookbooks, and would love to add this one to my favorites (one of which is The Kind Diet, which I saw you have on your counter too!)

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Minerva April 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

The Mediterranean burger wraps look delicious!

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Kate G April 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I would love to win the cook book! Looks like fabulous recipes!

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Amy April 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I am trying to eat more plant-based foods, and would love a chance to win this cookbook.

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Emily April 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I’m still willing myself to like kale. I love kale chips, but I haven’t fell in love with a raw kale recipe yet. I’ll have to try this one!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I love this dressing! I bet the curry flavors were great with the sweetness from the apple.

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HC April 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Oh, I want this book! I heard some much positive things about Let Them Eat Vegan!

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Samantha April 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

All the recipes that you tried out look de-lish!

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Danica @ It's Progression April 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

your review of it is great–I would love to try the recipes in this book!

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Alex April 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Wow, all of those recipes look delicious! I would LOVE to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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Kate April 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

That cookbook sounds amazing. I’m always struggling to find vegan recipies!

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl April 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm

oh man that salad looks amazing! definitely going to make sometime

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LisaS April 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Kale is my new obsession. I have been buying pounds of it a week at the farmers market! I cannot wait to try these!!

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Jamie April 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

The cookbook looks great! Can’t wait to try some of these recipes.

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Jill @ Jill is Active April 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I would love to know that Mediterranean Burger Recipe. I have cans of kidney beans sitting in my cupboard and I would love a good recipe for them!

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AnneW April 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

This cookbook seriously looks life-changing! I love reading new cookbooks and experimenting with recipes!

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Amy J April 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I’d love to win! those recipes look fantastic =)

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Stephanie April 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

wow that looks so delish!!! so does that wrap and the chikpea curry….this cookbook is a must!

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Dawn April 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I’m excited to try this recipe from the book — thanks for the great review and sneak peek!

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Gigi April 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Would love to win! Newly vegan.

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Stacy L April 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I just ordered a copy of this book this morning off of Amazon. Would love to win another copy so that I can gift one to my bestie!

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Kimberly April 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I want this cookbook! As a family of 2 Vegans, 2 Vegetarians, and 2 Omnivores, I am always looking for great-tasting foods to feed the whole family!

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Marielle April 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I can’t wait to read this book! I love the idea of simple, plant-based, unprocessed vegan food. :)

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Sue Zenz April 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Thanks for the review, the recipe and a chance to win!

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Kath @ the nut kase April 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I just tried agave roasted chickpeas…so Jerk Chickpeas sound DELISH! :)

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Mar April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

That looks so yummy. I’d love a book!

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Jess p April 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Allof it looks amazing….I’d devour this book!

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Lori Z. April 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

All those recipes look great!

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Maria April 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

That kale salad looks delicious!

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Megan McD April 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Would definitely love to have that book!

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Jessica C. April 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

The Kale Slaw sounds so delicious! I know that I would get a lot of use out of this cookbook. Thank you for the giveaway!

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Jenni April 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Would LOVE a copy of this book!

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Amy D. April 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Have been getting tired of my go-to chickpea recipes…Almond Curry and Jerk Chickpeas both sound amazing. Would love a copy of this book.

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meg April 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I finally purchased curry powder over the weekend so I am really looking forward to making the curried almond dressing!

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Erin April 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Great curry dressing sounds great!

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Danielle April 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Going to try this out asap! I am always looking for new salad/ dressing ideas!

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lou April 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Love your blog!! Thanks for sharing such great info and recipes all the time. Can’t wait to try this recipe!! Coconut curry is my favorite!

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BroccoliHut April 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I am delighted to learn that Dreena Burton has a new cookbook out! I bought ED&BV on a whim as a college student a few years ago…and it ended up teaching me how to cook! I will definitely have to check this book out.

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Elizabeth April 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

This cookbook sounds amazing! I’m not vegan myself but am always interested in learning more vegan recipes!

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Megan April 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm

This cookbook sounds awesome, I am always disappointed when vegan or vegetarian cookbooks have a ton of vegan/veg substitutes instead of unique recipes with whole foods. The kale salad looks great, I think I’ll have to put it on my menu for next week!

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Emma April 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Thanks for reviewing “Let Them Eat Vegan”; I am in the process of converting to a vegan diet and this book sounds like it would be an excellent resource for me! :o)

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Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free April 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm

That slaw looks awesome and I’m obsessed with collard wraps – I love Swiss chard wraps as well. Delicious!

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Faith April 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Wow, all those recipes sound amazing! I’d love to cook from this new book!!

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Erin April 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I’m always looking for new things to do with kale! My co-workers always tease me because I have a big, green “Eat More Kale” sticker pinned up in my cubicle!

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Laura April 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to win the book! Love to try the recipes.

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Erin April 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Every time I see the picture of the collard green wraps, I get happy all over again! The kale slaw looks delicious, as I’m sure a lot of other recipes in the book are!

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Kerry April 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm

This cookbook sounds wonderful! All of the recipes you made look so good! I can’t wait to try the kale salad. It’s nice to see a vegan cookbook that uses whole foods instead of processed vegan substitutes.

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Leanne April 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

WOW! I can’t wait to try that dressing! Thanks for sharing!

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Rebecca April 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I would LOVE to win this book! I eat vegan, so this would be perfect! Plus, i love to cook :)

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Anita April 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I love chickpeas! I will definitely try them with the jerk marinade…

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Kelly April 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’ve been a vegetarian for 20 years and have just recently had thoughts of going vegan. This book might be just what I need to get started!!!

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Jessie April 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm

While I don’t eat vegan, I am trying to eat less meat and always looking for different recipes!

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Colette April 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm

These recipes look delicious! I’d love to see what else is in the book!

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Crystal April 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm

That kale slaw looks fantastic! I just printed a copy and it’s going on my list of things to make this week.

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Suzanne April 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I would love a chance to win Dreena’s new book!

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Danielle April 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Dreenas new cookbook sounds so amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of one :)

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Serena April 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm

your website is one of my “go-to’s”… thank you for your constant inspiration and excitement about living healthy! icing on the cake, i mean…. dressing for the salad, would be to dig deeper into the vegan-world with a copy of LTEV! :)

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Bethany April 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I’m curious about the dressing to try as a dip! May need to check out the rest of the cook book!

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Elle April 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

These recipes look so good…. would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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Taryn April 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Everything looks SO good! Brittany, you always post the best recipes and pics! I’m definitely ordering both books if i don’t win one! ;)

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Kristen Atwood April 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Hello pretty lady,

This cook book would sure come in handy as I move out into my own when I graduate college in week and a half! Eeeeek! Have a happy week everyone! :)

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Marisa April 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Thanks for sharing! I cannot wait to make this kale slaw.

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bonnie April 30, 2012 at 11:39 pm

sounds like a great book!

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Megan @ Fiterature April 30, 2012 at 11:53 pm

That slaw looks dyno-mite!! I would love to win the book…always looking for new recipes to try!

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Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife May 1, 2012 at 12:16 am

That recipe looks super tasty…& so do the jerk chickpeas! Would love to try out more recipes from that cookbook!!

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Karen May 1, 2012 at 12:58 am

I love the idea of an almond curry dressing i would’ve never thought to put those two ingredients in a dressing.

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Sarah May 1, 2012 at 1:07 am

Thanks for hosting and for the great review! I would love to win this, I have ED&BV and I love it!
Sarah L

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Kristen May 1, 2012 at 1:22 am

Have been following your blog for awhile and have decided to adopt a clean eating lifestyle. I’m so tired of yo-yo dieting! The good news is that I love veggies already. But I need some good recipes and this book would be a great place to start! I can’t wait to make the kale salad. Thanks for giving a book away!

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Nissa May 1, 2012 at 1:37 am

All of those recipes look delish, especially those bean burgers & kale slaw! I would love to win this book!

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Laura May 1, 2012 at 6:48 am

I would love to have this book. It’s exciting to see the book doesn’t have recipes with “white stuff!”

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Morgan May 1, 2012 at 6:52 am

Recently started to dip my little toes into cooking raw and vegan! This recipe book looks like just what I need to help me get started ;)

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Miriam May 1, 2012 at 7:31 am

Sounds like the perfect book for me! Not a fan of all of the soy mayo/soy substitutes.

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Traci May 1, 2012 at 8:04 am

I would enjoy this cookbook. I’d love the chance to try out some of these recipes!

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Jessica Stangeland May 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

I love any cookbook that is healthy, gluten-free and vegan. As a vegetarian with a lot of allergies and intolerances I love to search out new recipes and cookbooks. Can’t wait to try out the Jerk Chickpea recipe!! Thanks EBF!

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Alexandra May 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

Looks amazing, and not too difficult…and I just bought a ton of kale. Looks like I’ll have to try this recipe out!

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Nini May 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

I would love to have this book!

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patty May 1, 2012 at 10:01 am

This must be Karma! I went to my local health food store yesterday and waited patiently in line for their kale salad (which is dee-lish!). When it was my turn to order I found out the lady in front of me had bought the last of it! Urgh!

So glad you posted this recipe!

Would LOVE to win this cookbook!

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Kate May 1, 2012 at 10:07 am

this looks amazing id love this book!

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Tesa May 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

Your posts look delicious (as always) and that book seems amazing…would love a copy! :)
Thanks for all the great fun food ideas!

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Elise V May 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

I would love to win the cookbook and make those black bean burgers, yumm!

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bettina May 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

This recipe looks great. I can’t wait to try it.

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Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner May 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to win the book, you made all that food look SO delicious :)

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Kate May 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

The kale recipe looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it and would love to explore others in the book!

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Lesley May 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

This book looks so amazing! I’m not a very good cook but these recipes seem like they’d be simple & delicious! My mom is a vegetarian, while I’m not I do enjoy trying vegetarian recipes with her & she is always looking for new & tasty recipes. I’d love to give her this for Mother’s Day!!

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Jessica G. May 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Yum! I definitely might try that chickpea recipe!

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables May 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Ohhh I wanna win ;) That almond dressing looks yummy! I’m going to have to keep an eye out for this cookbook (you know, unless I win ;) haha)

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Justine@LifeWithCheeseburgers May 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

That looks so good! For some reason I can never find kale at the grocery store I usually shop at…I need to look a little harder next time!

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jade May 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

i feel like this would be the perfect way to get more into vegan eating! i love you blog and have my fingers crossed that i win!

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Katherine May 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I can’t wait to try this salad. It looks amazing!

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Haley May 1, 2012 at 8:39 pm

That cookbook sounds wonderful. I really need to use more vegetables in my cooking and it is a great way to learn some new recipes.

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ali May 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

kale slaw sounds awesome… love to have the book :)

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Rachel May 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I would love for the opportunity to add a new cookbook to my collection as it has been over 4 years (and 70 pounds lost) since I’ve gotten a new cookbook, none of which reflect my current eating habits!

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Amber Nore May 1, 2012 at 11:35 pm

I would love to win a copy of this cookbook! I always buy kale when i can, because it is so versatile. When I first started eating it, years ago, there was only one way that I knew how to make it (sesame seeds and teriyaki sauce) that I liked. Now, I’ve discovered many ways to enjoy it and I am excited about the recipes from this book!!

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Jennifer May 1, 2012 at 11:40 pm

That Thai Curry Chickpea Almond Curry looks delicious! I would love to try it!

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Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth May 2, 2012 at 2:06 am

I LOVE KALE SALADS! I cannot wait to try these recipes after I finish my juice cleanse!

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Laura May 2, 2012 at 3:48 am

All of these recipes look amazing!! I definitely want to try this kale salad and ummm..ALL of your recipes!! Everything looks delish!!! :)

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Brynne May 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

Everything sounds absolutely amazing!

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Fan May 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

I love kale and will definitely try this recipe. Thanks!

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Michelle May 2, 2012 at 9:55 am

I would love,love, love to win a copy of this book!!!

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SB May 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

I would LOVE a copy of that book. Dreena is always great & full of wonderful ideas… I am looking to go fully vegan soon!

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meghan May 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

I just moved in with my boyfriend for the first time, so I am on the lookout for tasty ways to satisfy him with vegetarian/vegan eating…this book would totally help! Love the blog :)

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Jenna May 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

Let Them Eat Vegan looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipes! I feel like I have been getting bored and somewhat lazy with my cooking. Living in Montana, being a vegetarian and trying to eat locally- I am SO ready for local veggies that I can incorporate into all of my meals and new recipes :)

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Dale May 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

Everything looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

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Christl May 2, 2012 at 10:47 am

Looks awesome!

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Molly May 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

Kale is my new addiction. Under salmon for a salad, lightly sauteed with garlic on its own or in an omelette, baked as chips…love, love, love! Thank you for these wonderful recipes.

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Rebekah May 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

That kale slaw looks amazing!

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Jennifer Bubb May 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Loved her first cookbook! Cannot wait to either win the next or go and buy it!

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SusanM May 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I love kale salads and the almond dressing sounds delicious. Thanks for the informative book review.

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Sarah W. May 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I’ve been hearing so many good things about this book, I would love to have it especially since it gets high marks from you!

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Liz May 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I am a HUGE fan of Dreena’s (EVERYTHING I’ve made from her has been A-MAZING), and I’m SO excited to see her new book and drool over all the delectable creations she has dreamt up for us!

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Rachel May 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Looks like such a healthy, great book! I also love kale and I’ll have to try that slaw soon :)

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Sarah May 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

We are a fairly recent vegan family of 3 and I am always looking for new recipes. I’d love a copy of this book!

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MaryBeth May 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

The kale slaw looks out of this world!!!

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Andrea May 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Kale + Slaw???? YES PLEASE!!

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Carrie Z May 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I made this yesterday and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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Lena May 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Love all the recipes on this page. Would absolutely love to have this book.
Lena

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Erin H May 2, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I would love to have this book and be able to ‘explore’ more with my veggies!

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Ilene May 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I would love to win this book. I love veggies!

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Billie Jean May 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Great giveaway! The Thai Chickpea Almond Curry sounds and looks so yummy! I absolutely love chickpeas!

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Meg May 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Looks like a great book. I still need to try dressings made with raw almonds and cashews

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Cindy May 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I have been ready for awhile to go vegetarian…introduce my family to the idea. These recipes are exciting! Sounds lke I will not be “giving up” at all.

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Kristen May 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Id love to try this book I do vegetarian meals for a good portion of the week, but vegan definitely intrigues me

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Mary May 3, 2012 at 5:54 am

I’m serving my family more vegan meals. These recipes look doable and delicious. I’d LOVE this cookbook!

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nancy granieri May 3, 2012 at 6:47 am

wow on approaching my 1st anniversary as a vegatarian i am so excied by the recipes i have found here. thanks for all the wonderful healthful eats and please keep them coming. this cookbook looks amazing.

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Angie @ Losing It and Loving It May 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

You had me at Jerk Chickpeas! That sounds good.

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Eric May 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

Those recipes all look great!

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carmen May 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Bought The ingredients for The slaw today ;)

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Amanda May 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

These recipes look wonderful!

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Jill Pickett May 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Love the Almond Dressing recipe. Looks like a great book!

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Amy May 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Can’t wait to try the kale slaw, looks amazing!

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jenny May 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

woohoooo! i want that book. you know i love ya!

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Karen Haynes May 3, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I’m looking forward to trying these recipes.

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Meagan May 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Heck yeah Jerk Chickpeas!

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Melissa C. May 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I rally, really want to try eating vegan food… I’m scared though! The bean burger looks great!

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Megan May 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

This book looks wonderful! I need to try that kale slaw!

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Jo May 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’d love to try this cookbook out!

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Jenny May 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Scrumptious, health eating… sums that up..

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Luisa May 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Your bookshelf looks like mine! I’d love to add LTEV to it.

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Tiffany M. May 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I am interested in cooking more Vegan foods for my family and these recipes look soooo goood! I am excited and hope to win :D

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Kate May 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Hope I get kale in this weeks co-op fruit/veggie basket!

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Marsha May 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

The kale slaw looks delicious!!

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Becky May 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Thanks to your post here I purchased a copy of the book to send to my mother-in-law for her birthday. She’s felt so good doing a plant-based diet.
thanks for the wonderful photos too

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sarah May 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Would love to learn some new recipes :)

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Sharye May 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Going to make this recipe tonight!

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Toni May 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Such creative recipes. Would love to give several of these a try!

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Martha May 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

This looks awesome! If I don’t win, I think I’ll have to buy it! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Ria May 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm

So excited for some new recipes! These would be perfect for the vegan themed cooking club I’m hosting later this month!

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Lauren @ vegology May 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm

This book looks great and it sounds like she has some really fresh ideas. You always do such good, thorough reviews. Thanks for sharing!

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debbie May 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

I made the curry almond dressing and it did not come out creamy at all
does anyone have a tip for me?

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Brittany Mullins May 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm

What type of tool were you using to blend the dressing? Because of the raw almonds, you really need to use a high-powered device.

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