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Enter the Creative Couscous Cake Contest

Everyone’s enthusiasm for couscous cakes has inspired a contest: The Creative Couscous Cake Contest! As I’ve said before, the variations on this recipe are only limited by your imagination. Just prepare a batch of couscous, using fruit juice or other sweet liquid, instead of the usual water, press it into a greased springform pan (I like to make it in a springform pan, but you can use whatever pan or mold you want), and refrigerate (see my April 9 blog entry below). Once chilled, you can add your choice of toppings, slice it up, and serve it for brunch, a snack, or dessert.

So here’s the challenge: come up with your own variation of couscous cake, then send me a description and photo of your masterpiece. The grand prize winner will receive a copy of my Proggy Award-winning vegan cookbook, Quick-Fix Vegetarian,* which contains a recipe for – you guessed it – couscous cake! The top three entries will get the photos of their creations posted on this blog and, undoubtedly, be the recipients of numerous accolades. The contest closes on May 10. Winners will be announced on May 17.

To Enter: Submit your entries by e-mail through the contact page on my website. Just go to http://www.robinrobertson.com/, then click “Contact.” My e-mail link is at the bottom of the page. Good Luck!!

*if the winner already owns a copy of Quick-Fix Vegetarian, I’ll be glad to send a copy of Vegan Fire & Spice or another book you don’t have.

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Quick-Fix Veg*n

I’ve had several people ask me if the recipes in my book Quick-Fix Vegetarian are vegan, and I’m happy to say “Yes! the fast-and-easy recipes in Quick-Fix Vegetarian are vegan. I’m sorry for any confusion and I hope lacto-ovo-vegetarians and omnivores, too, will discover how delicious (and quick) these recipes are. I’ve been very pleased with the great compliments Quick-Fix Vegetarian has received. Here are a few:

Thankfully, Robin Robertson understands that recipes don’t need to be complicated, voluminous, or inaccessible to be delicious….The simplicity of these 150 recipes is what makes them perfect.
–VegNews Magazine

If you think being vegetarian is boring, then read this book! It’s full of mouth-watering recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, making it a perfect introduction to vegetarian living.
–TheVegetarianChannel.com

People who rarely cook but wish they could put more time into homemade meals will find Quick-Fix Vegetarian a genuine treasure.
— Vegparadise.com

Most people live a hectic lifestyle these days, and any quick-and-easy vegetarian cookbook is greatly appreciated.
–Vegetarian Journal

Changing the World One Recipe at a Time

Today is the first day of the rest of my blog. It’s great to have another way to connect with everyone who enjoys great vegan food. I plan to post my own insights, news, helpful tips on vegan cooking, and food photos as well. I won’t be able to resist posting photos of my cats from time to time.

Having written 17 vegan and vegetarian cookbooks, I’ve always enjoyed answering questions from readers about the recipes in my books and vegan and vegetarian cooking in general. I hope to continue to do that through this blog.

But, first, some news… As the New Year dawns, I’m happy to announce the recent publication of my newest book, Vegan Fire & Spice: 200 Sultry and Savory Global Recipes. This book isn’t just for vegan chile-heads either – there are lots of full-flavored recipes from around the world that anyone can enjoy. Best of all, you can adjust your own heat level, making them hot or not. I hope you’ll check it out.