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Happy Valentine’s Day + Cookbook Winner!!

Gary is a sucker for Valentine’s Day — well, at least for a Valentine’s Day balloon!  A few years ago when this photo was taken, this balloon was in the living room and I was in my office.  Out of the corner of my eye, I suddenly see the balloon coming through the door towards me at my desk, seemingly under its own power.  I looked down to see Gary with the balloon’s ribbon in his mouth walking over to me.  He was bringing me the Valentine’s Day balloon!  Now that’s a sweet cat!  (By the way, please excuse Gary’s goofy expression — I think his lip got hooked on his tooth.)

I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day.  Whether you celebrate it or not, I just think it’s a great day to think about love.  To me being vegan is all about love:  Love for animals.  Love for our planet.  And love for ourselves and our family and friends by eating a healthy diet. 

Cookbook Giveaway Winner:  It was fun to read how everyone plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day — thanks to all who participated in the giveway!  The mighty Random.org random number generator has chosen one lucky winner of a copy of Vegan Fire and Spice and two coupons for free So Delicious products.  The winner is:  “Matthew” — congrats!!! Matthew, please e-mail me with your mailing address and I’ll get the book and coupons right out to you.

BONUS WINNER:  In reading through the comments, I noticed that J has no kitchen while her new kitchen is being installed.  Having gone through that myself a few years back, I couldn’t have done it without the recipes in Vegan Unplugged. So….”J“, please send me your address and I’ll send you a copy of Vegan Unplugged so you can cook yummy vegan food without a kitchen!

Happy V(egan) Day, everyone from me…and Gary!

Bahn Mizza + Cookbook Contest Winner

Let me first admit that two of my favorite foods in the world are a bahn mi sandwich and pizza.  So it was just a matter of time before I combined the two into one amazingly delicious meal that I appropriately named a “Bahn Mizza.”

Initially I had my doubts about how well it would turn out, and even tried not to think about attempting it.  But with visions of Bahn Mizza dancing through my head at night as I tried to fall asleep, I finally gave in and made one this weekend.  Verdict: addictively delicious.  It’s so good, in fact, that I just have to put it in my next cookbook, so you’ll have to wait for the recipe until then.  But if you like pizza and bahn mi, the wait will be worth it.

Now on to the business at hand:  My special Mofo Cookbook Giveway!  Can you believe there were over 100 comments listing wonderful ways to stuff a cherry tomato (or peppadew)?  If I had to choose a winner based on the most delicious comment, I wouldn’t be able to pick just one.  Good thing Random.org is able to choose a winner randomly!  
The winner of a copy of Vegan on the Cheap is: Louzilla! Congratulations! (Louzilla: Please e-mail me your mailing address and I’ll get a book right out to you.)

Everyone else:  Check back tomorrow for another cookbook contest giveaway!