DIY Vegan is here!!!

October 27th, 2015 · Lisa · DIY Vegan · Comments


Today is THE day! DIY Vegan officially hits shelves and I could not be more ecstatic. I never thought this day would arrive. This project has been a labour of love for over two years and it couldn’t have happened without the continuing partnership and support of Nicole Axworthy, our agent, and our publisher, St. Martin’s Griffin. Together, we envisioned the cookbook we wanted to create and made it happen. Hurray!
Simply put, we see this cookbook as a DIY manual for the vegan lifestyle, offering simple solutions to making wholesome, homemade staples. The book features very approachable recipes for 135 everyday staples that will stock pantry shelves, fridges and freezers, from vegan milk, cheese and butter to fun and easy-to-adapt sauces, spreads and snack foods. All recipes have gluten-free options, too!

To find more info about the book and retailers that carry it, click over to my book page.
Over the next several weeks, you’ll see some of our favourite bloggers sharing their opinions and reviews of DIY Vegan as part of our official virtual book tour (you can already read reviews from Dreena, JL, Dianne, Janet and Angela). And to celebrate, we’ve got a very special giveaway just for you!

DIY Vegan Virtual Book Tour GIVEAWAY!

Nicole and I wanted to share two of our most-loved kitchen appliances with you. We use our Blendtec blenders and Breville food processors almost every day, whether we’re blending up a quick batch of almond milk, a smoothie, a salad dressing, or processing chickpeas for hummus, grating carrots and cabbage for an easy slaw (we adore our food processor’s grating tool), or churning almonds into a smooth, silky butter.
Many of the recipes in our book rely on these multitasking machines because they make our time in the kitchen more efficient and fun, and they don’t take up too much space on our counters. They’re basically like a personal sous chef that you can plug in or turn off. We love them so much we wanted to give one to you!

Prize One: Blendtec 725 Designer Series Blender ($650 value) is a sleek, top-of-the-line kitchen appliance that will meet all your blending needs! Features SmartBlend technology, multi-speed pulse, and a 100-speed touch slider for precision control. (*Shipping qualification apply. One US resident will be randomly chosen for this prize.)
Prize Two: Breville Sous Chef 12 Plus Food Processor ($500 value) boasts power and versatility in a more compact size! This 12-cup food processor comes fully equipped with an additional accessory kit to simplify a wide range of kitchen tasks. (*Shipping qualifications apply. One Canadian resident will be randomly chosen for this prize.)
Breville Sous Chef 12 Plus
Please use the box below to enter. The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only and will run until 11:59 pm EST on December 9, 2015. Good luck!
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P.S. To all our friends in the Toronto area, please join us on November 12th for our book launch party!



  1. Sarah Wise
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I pretty much make everything from scratch due to my son’s allergies. I have to admit that I’m happy to make my own vegan margarine as commercial varieties are pretty gross! I don’t use it often but it’s great for frosting a or spreading on homemade bread. Everything is better when it’s made from scratch! Thanks for the giveaway, and I’m excited to work through this book!

    • Lisa
      Posted November 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      I hope you’re finding the book helpful for preparing food for your son. 🙂

  2. Leila Vaughan
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I currently make seitan and hummus from scratch.

  3. angeladelbuono
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I grind oat flour! which seems to be a staple in my Dreena baking. Also seitan from scratch!

  4. mkjcollins
    Posted October 27, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I love making my own got cereal mixes, using different combos of all my favourite grains! SO HAPPY for you two! Congratulations 🙂

  5. Posted October 27, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I am so, so proud of you xoxo

  6. Elkaye
    Posted October 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I enjoy making my own smoothies & soups

  7. KitteeBeeBerns
    Posted October 30, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Congratulations on your gorgeous book!

  8. Posted October 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I would have to say pizza.

  9. Doris
    Posted November 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Nut and seed milks, hummus, vegetable broth, and cookies (cookies can be considered “staples”, right?)… 🙂

    • Lisa
      Posted November 16, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      Of course!

  10. vegyogini
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I love making homemade granola. It’s so much tastier than store-bought! Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    oh Lisa, I just love this book so much!! Ever since the sad demise of Whole Soy, I am a devout homemade soy yogurt maker. I love my homemade yogurt. 🙂

  12. Posted December 8, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Homemade mayo is the best!

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