Comfortably Yum! Giveaway

February 11th, 2014 · Lisa · book review, Review, Vegan · Comments

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I hope you’re all having a terrific 2014 thus far. Any great surprises? New beginnings? Long overdue endings? Adventures on the horizon or just in the rearview mirror. I’m trying to keep my eyes on tomorrow as 2014 continues to bring an avalanche of awesome new opportunities my way. I am sorry I’m finding less time to write here – but if you’re patient I promise my time away will more than payoff for us all. I have many exciting announcements to share.

But today I’m checking in to tell you about something exciting someone else had created. Allison, of the incredible confection company, Allison’s Gourmet has released an amazing eBook full of hearty, healthful vegan recipes. The comfort-food focus of this collection is perfect for this time of year, when we’re all bundled up against the polar vortex, hoping for a second helping of something to warm us up from the inside out. And I admit, it was a bit of surprise to scroll through the pages of Allison’s ebook and find so many satisfying, savoury options. I did expect Allison to delight us all with her desserts…and she does, but this collection is clearly more about the comfort-food everyone is craving. The book contains 10 specially selected and absolutely perfected recipes. If you’ve been a fan of Allison’s award-winning articles in VegNews – then this recipe will deliver on all of your expectations.

The added brilliance of this book is that it delivers all the decadence we desire without relying on gluten, soy, cane sugar or, of course, any animal products. Instead it celebrates the incredible flavour and versatility of whole-foods.

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Here’s a list of the recipes to whet your appetite:
  • Magic Mac ‘n Cheese
  • Save the Tuna Melts
  • Meltable American-Style Cheese Slices
  • Home-style Chickpea Veggie Pot Pie
  • Clam-free Chowder
  • Vegan Egg Salad
  • Beet Burgers
  • Caesar Salad
  • Chocolate Salted-Caramel Pudding Parfaits
  • Chocolate-Glazed Fudge Cupcakes

And as a special treat, our favourite Nicole did all of the breathtaking photography. Pair enticing recipes with Nicole’s eye for making food look its best and you’ve got all the inspiration you need for an amazing menu of nourishing meals. I had heard great raves from Nicole about the delicious task of testing and styling Allison’s recipes. She encouraged me to give the beet burgers a go, once I got my copy of Comfortably Yum.

And I’m so glad she did. The toothsome texture of these burgers is unbelievable. They bake up well, and hold together like so few vegetable burgers can. I pan seared a few on the weekend and served them alongside some spicy sweet potato fries. It was so satisfying to bite into a big burger, full of flavour. I can’t wait to bring these out again during BBQ season – I have no doubt they’ll be a hit.


These burgers are just an example of how well crafted these recipes are. Allison’s pastry and chocolate work may have made her a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to reliable, undeniably delicious recipes. I was really impressed by the different textures and ingredients Allison uses to get the ideal balance of flavour or just the right texture in the end. This book offers a very inventive approach to some of our most classic comfort foods.


As we get close to that day of love – I thought I could share a little sweetness with all of you. So, I have a copy of Comfortably Yum to share with one special reader. Just leave a message below before February 15th.

If you just can’t wait to win, you can pick up a copy of Comfortably Yum here – $3 from every purchase goes to Animal Place.

In case you’re looking for something sweet for your love, I strongly suggest you stop over at A Dash of Compassion to try Nicole’s recipe for Maca Mint Truffles. The recipes is part of our most recent eBook – Edible Gifts. You can pick up a copy, full of wonderful, homemade gift ideas for spreading your love to friends and family on days like February 14th and every other day that deserves a special moment (that’s all of them, people).

So, with that, xoxoxo to you all.

I will be back again next week with another exciting review – and perhaps some news. Stay turned my friends.

 Update – Lucky Sue is the winner of a copy of Comfortably Yum. 


  1. lesley
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

    That looks like an! I want to make everything

  2. Posted February 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

    All of Nicole’s photos are gorgeous and these make me want to try all the recipes. I can’t wait to hear about your upcoming news. 🙂

    • theveganlisa
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      I’m excited to share the news very soon.

  3. kittee berns
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Best title! I’d love to win, the recipes sound amazing.

  4. vegyogini
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway; I’d love a copy! Looking forward to reading about your exciting news!

  5. Ash
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Yum- looks amazing! Wish I could have a bowl of that magic mac n cheese right now 😉

  6. Posted February 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I’d love to win a copy of the book. Nicole’s photos are always stunning and the recipe sound scrumptious! Chickpea veggie pot pie please 🙂 I’m excited to hear more details about what you’re working on too.

    • theveganlisa
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      I agree – Nicole is so talented! And yes, I have lots of news to share – I promise to post all about it soon.

  7. Krystyna
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    This book does look like it holds some DELICIOUS recipes!

  8. Sarah Cotter
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    mmm! I could use this book!

  9. Miet
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Oh that book sounds great!

  10. Kamaldeep Kaur Jawanda
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book 😀

  11. Josiane
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    “Awesome new opportunities” – it sounds like your year is off to a great start! I’m looking forward to reading more about those great news you have to share.

    That book sounds great, too. Thank you for offering us a chance at winning a copy. That chickpea pot pie is definitely calling my name!

    • theveganlisa
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Hmmm, now I want to try the chickpea pot pie. 🙂

  12. Sue
    Posted February 12, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Those recipes sound great. I fell in love with Allison’s recipe for mac n cheese posted in Veg News years ago so I do know her savory is as great as her sweet.

    • theveganlisa
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Sue! You’re the winner. Please send me your email address at pitmanlisaATgmailDOTcom. Congratulations!

  13. Posted February 12, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Wow, those recipes sound outstanding!

  14. Shade Ibe
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Recipes sounds yummy…I’d love to win this cookbook!

  15. Caroline
    Posted February 15, 2014 at 7:47 am

    That book looks like something I need… 🙂

    • theveganlisa
      Posted February 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      It is a great book. I’m sure you’d enjoy it.

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