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Party Vegan Contest Winners!

I thought I’d put out a plate of Fresh Berry Tarts from Party Vegan while we chat….

With nearly 200 comments, this Party Vegan Giveaway was the best contest ever. And just reading how everyone likes to “party vegan” has been a party in itself. So many great ideas — and all of them winners!

Alas, there can only be two contest winners (this time, at least!). And thanks to that wonderful and oh-so-random number generator at Random.org, here they are:

Winner #1: #108 – JL Goes Vegan – who likes to party vegan: “by throwing myself into the joy of cooking and enjoying simple, beautiful, vegan food!”

Winner #2: #59 – AllyChristine – who like to party vegan “anytime I make a great vegan meal! I love to share my love for vegan food.”

Congratulations to the two winners — please e-mail me with your addresses and I’ll get a copy of Party Vegan out to each of you right away!

To everyone else: The party’s not over yet! Stay tuned to my blog for more contests, recipes, and lots more, such as this hot tip:   There’s another cookbook contest going on RIGHT NOW at the new Vegan Heritage Press blog — with 3 great cookbooks being given away plus a Grand Prize of all 3 books. Check it out now!

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Couscous Cake Contest Results: And the Winners Are…

First I want to thank everyone who entered the Creative Couscous Cake Contest. I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and creativity of the submissions. Every one of you is a winner — which presented me with the nearly impossible task of picking a grand prize winning cake among all the delicious-looking contenders. To that end, I brought in an independent panel of judges to help with the voting. We all agreed it was like having a pastry cart wheeled in front of you — how can you choose just one? The judging resulted in two-way ties for both first and second place, as well as a very close third place winner. The Honorable Mention winners are other terrific entries that got lots of votes and deserve recognition.

I hope you will join me in a round of blogospheric applause for the wonderful variety and talent of this amazing group of contestants. Since most of the entrants have posted their recipes on their own blogs, you can go to the blogs indicated to check out the actual recipes. The two Grand Prize winners will each receive a copy of either Quick-Fix Vegetarian or Vegan Fire and Spice. I wish I could send prizes to everyone who entered — many thanks to all of you for making this contest a success.

Tied for First Place are Grand Prize Winners:

Paulina of Veggie Delight for her Vegan Tres Leche Couscous Cake
and

Tami of Vegan Appetite for her Lemon Berry Couscous Cake

Second Place goes to:

Maggie of Magpie707 for her Asian Pear and Date Couscous Cake
and

Bex of How to Feed a Vegan for her Coconut Vanilla Bean Couscous Cake

Third Place is awarded to:

Sharon at To Live and Eat in LA for her Apple Pie Couscous Cake

Here are the judges other favorites that are awarded an Honorable Mention:

Kim’s Chocolate-Almond-Cherry Couscous Cake

Katie’s Cherry-Strawberry Layered Couscous Cake

Lea’s White Chocolate Cherry Couscous Cake

This last set of photos are additional entries from some of our winners — and the photos were just too pretty not to share.

Maggie’s Strawberry Coconut Couscous Cake




Paulina’s Pina Colada Couscous Cake


Tami’s Cherry-Berry Couscous Cake

So, what do you think? I’d love to hear your opinions about the cakes, the contest, and if you agree with the choices of our esteemed panel of judges. Thanks again to everyone who entered this contest — I hope you enjoyed this contest as much as I did!