On Saturday I received a nice little surprise in the mail- two copies of Eat, Drink & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton! And before you begin wondering- no, I was not just sent these randomly. I had won them last week from a contest Dreena was holding on her blog! I'm so glad to have won because I have wanted this cookbook for months now and the recipes from it that Dreena features on her blog always make my mouth water- so thank you so much, Dreena! The second copy is for me to give to someone to help them incorporate more vegan meals into their lives. I have a few family members and friends in mind, so I'll update this post to let you know once I make my final decision!
Update: After my cousin spent a few weeks at our house this summer and taking her to a raw foods demo, she has decided to become a vegetarian! I am so proud of her and we're already planning on making a delicious vegan meal for us this Thanksgiving when we see each other again. To assist her in this transition, I've decided to give her my extra copy of ED&BV because I know that she will love these recipes and, while she may not make them fully vegan at first, I hope it helps her explore vegetarianism and veganism even more.
After reading through the entire book front to back and bookmarking the hell out of it, I figured it was time to break in my new cookbook! So, with finals starting this week (tomorrow- eek!), I figured that the "Nicer Krispie Treats" (such an adorable name) would be a great recipe to start with.
Well these bars certainly did give me a great first impression of ED&BV! Since I used the Enjoy Life brand of chocolate chips, which are mini, they melted a little too much in the mixture, but that's ok- it's just a little more chocolatey! I actually had to take a few of these treats and hide them because I didn't think that they would last throughout this week; my family and I are gobbling them up (especially my dad as they are the perfect little snack after his long bike rides)! I am so glad that school is almost over so I can spend some more time trying out some new recipes from this book.