Monday, June 2, 2008

ED&BV!!!!

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.

9 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

ED&BV!!! I LOOOOVE that cookbook; and those "nicer" krispie squares?? Classic!! Oh and the Enjoy Life brand of products is amazing - love that too :0)

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Congrats on your win! I love that cookbook so much, and you definitely got started in my favorite section: Dreena's desserts. I haven't actually tried the Nicer Krispie Treats, but they look so incredibly delicious that I don't blame you for hiding them. I'd be devouring them at lightning speed, too -- dangerous! I can't wait to see what else you make from her cookbook, because other people always seem to make recipes that I missed when browsing through the book.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh I love ED&BV!! And I love those rice krispy treats! I just made her sun dried tomato pesto and lemon cashew pesto...both awesome! Enjoy the new cookbook :-)

nicole said...

what's in the bars? they look fabulous.

Cherry said...

Congratulations! I still haven't bought that book. Those bars look really delicious, I can see why you would need to hide them! Enjoy your summer.

Hannah said...

Lucky you, congrats on winning! Those bars look killer, great recipe to start with.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on winning the cookbook, and good idea of giving the second copy to help introduce veganism to someone.

Those krispy treats look incredible. Mmmm!

Erin said...

Lucky you for winning! Those bars look great, I'd gobble them up too.

Rural Vegan said...

Congrats on winning! I totally need to try the Nicer Krispie Squares - I had the worst craving for them last weekend!