COMING UP: For those of you who didn’t win, there will soon be another chance to try your luck because I’m hosting ANOTHER GIVEAWAY this week when you can enter to win a copy of the best-selling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever. To add to the fun, this giveaway will be in conjunction with a special Guest Post by the Plant Dietician herself. Check back on Wednesday (Leap Day!) for Julieanna’s post and a chance to win her fabulous book.
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2. Pour the sauce over prepared dough and pizza toppings, then bake at 425 to 450 degrees F. (depending upon your oven) for 15 to 20 minutes.
On a day that is overrun with chocolate, hearts, and flowers, I want to suggest a few gift ideas that are none of those things. They are, instead, amazing (and diverse) books, two of which you can buy in e-book form for instant gratification! These gifts will keep on giving long after the flowers have wilted and the chocolate has been eaten. Happy Valentine’s Day!
The first is a young adult novel that would be a great gift for any adolescents in your life. It’s called The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe: Vegan Superhero. Written by Marla Rose, it is a poignant and inspiring story. I enjoyed it thoroughly and it made me wish there had been a book like this available when I was that age. Thank you Marla for bringing a vegan option to young adult fiction.
My next suggestion is for anyone you know who wants to explore a vegan lifestyle. The Ultimate Vegan Guide by Erik Marcus is the ultimate bargain on Amazon. At only 99 cents, it’s less expensive than the cheapest Valentine’s Day card, but packed with a king’s ransom of information about vegan living, including nutrition, food shopping, nutrition, travel, dining out, and much more.
For all the pizza lovers in your life, consider this brand new book by Mark Sutton: Heart Healthy Pizza: Over 100 Recipes for the Most Nutritious Pizza in the World. Loaded with an astonishing array of sauces, crusts (many gluten-free), and toppings, these all-vegan pizzas contain no added oil and are made with a wide variety of vegetables, grains, beans, and other plant-based ingredients. (Note: this book is not yet available in an e-book format.)