Thursday, December 26, 2013

Comfortably Yum
Review and Giveaway

What happens when a trailblazing vegan chef/entrepreneur and award-winning food columnist sets out to write her very first cookbook? Magic happens. Pure magic. Fans of Allison’s Gourmet vegan bakery, confectionary, and chocolaterie and Veganize It! column will be blown away by the recipes in Allison Rivers Samson’s gorgeous new ebook Comfortably Yum


Within its brightly colored pages, you’ll be treated to a collection of vegan comfort-food recipes that will transport you and your taste buds back in time. As a lucky taste tester, I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek of all the recipes, and with dishes like Magic Mac ‘n Cheese, Homestyle Veggie Pot Pie, and Open-Faced (Save the) Tuna Melts, I felt like a kid again, savoring (and reliving!) many of my most cherished childhood food memories.

A few of my friends have asked if I have a favorite recipe. But it’s impossible to choose just one, when every recipe is such an outta-the-park winner. However, given my insatiable sweet tooth, I wouldn’t mind being stranded on a remote desert island with Allison’s Chocolate Salted-Caramel Pudding Parfaits. Who doesn’t love chocolate pudding? This one is so velvety rich and chocolatey, it just melts in your mouth. And the salted-caramel pudding is the closest I’ve had to butterscotch in twenty-five years. (Yikes! I’m smacking my lips just thinking about it!)

 Photo: Nicole Axworthy from Comfortably Yum ©Allison Rivers Samson 

Each recipe is exquisitely photographed and will whet your appetite for all the deliciousness to come. (You can feast your eyes on all of the photos here.) And as though a kitchen angel had landed on your shoulder, Allison has included her Top Tips for Culinary Success in the Kitchen. These wonderful little pearls of wisdom will save you oodles of time and energy and ensure that you’ll have delicious success with all of your cooking and baking.

Allison's long-awaited first e-cookbook, Comfortably Yum, features 10 scrumptious recipes that will delight not only vegans, but omnivores, too. It will  make such a lovely gift for you or someone you love, and right now you can grab a copy for $5 off the regular price! If discovering 10 tantalizing gluten-free, whole-food, plant-based recipes that will win over even your most hard-to-please non-vegan friends isn’t enough to inspire you to grab a copy this very instant, perhaps knowing that you can do good while eating fabulously will. $3.00 of every purchase will be donated to Animal Place, a wonderful farmed animal sanctuary in Grass Valley, California.

Feeling lucky? I’m giving away a copy of Comfortably Yum to two readers!  Simply tell me which of the recipes you’re most excited to try in a comment below for a chance to win! (Please make sure to include your email address if I don’t already have it, so I can get your book to you!) 

Update: Congratulations to HilLesha and Terri Cole! You each won a copy of Comfortably Yum: 10 Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes for Everyday Yum! Please check soon for an email from Allison Rivers Samson! Thank you so much to everyone for taking part in the giveaway! 

Comfortably Yum: 10 Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes for Everyday Yum

Magic Mac ‘n Cheese
Open-Faced (Save the) Tuna Melts
Meltable American Cheese Slices
Homestyle Veggie Pot Pie
Clam-free Chowder
Vegan Egg Salad
Beet Burgers
Caesar Salad
Chocolate Salted-Caramel Pudding Parfaits 
Chocolate-Glazed Fudge Cupcakes

To earn additional entries, you may also do one or more of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each item you complete: 

1. Follow this blog.
2. Follow @vegangail on Twitter. 
3. Follow @allisonsgourmet on Twitter. 
4. Follow @yourmostvibrantlife on Twitter. 
4. "Like" Allison’s Gourmet on Facebook. 
5. “Like” Your Most Vibrant Life on Facebook. 
6. I’m tweeting to #win a copy of @AllisonsGourmet’s new ebook Comfortably Yum. You can win a copy too: http://bit.ly/cmftblyum #vegan #tunamelt

Happy holidays, and good luck!

63 comments:

Vegyogini said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I'm most excited to try the mac n cheese and pot pie.

Vegyogini said...

Also, I "like" Allison's Facebook page.

Helen said...

I can't wait to try the parfaits! And the tuna melts! YUM!

Amy Crumbs said...

I would be very interested in making/trying the meltable cheese slices, and the chocolate salted caramel parfaits look amazing.

Amy Crumbs said...

I also liked the Allison's Gourmet facebook page

Mason Linkous said...

I Follow your Blog!

Mason Linkous said...

I liked Allison on Facebook!

Mason Linkous said...

I like Your most Vibrant Life on FB!

Amy said...

I'd love to try beet burgers!

Amy said...

Thanks for the giveaway :) I follow your blog.

Anna (Green Talk) said...

I want to try the beet burgers.

Anna (Green Talk) said...

I follow your blog.

Anna (Green Talk) said...

I follow you on twitter.

scarriemom said...

How could anyone resist trying the Chocolate Salted-Caramel Pudding Parfaits? They look delicious! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

scarriemom said...

I follow your blog.

scarriemom said...

I follow @vegangail on Twitter.

scarriemom said...

I follow @allisonsgourmet on Twitter.

scarriemom said...

I liked Allison’s Gourmet on Facebook.

scarriemom said...

I liked Your Most Vibrant Life on Facebook.

Terri Cole said...

I'm definitely most excited about meltable American cheese slices!

gaia (at) cinci (dot) rr (dot) com

Terri Cole said...

I follow Hungry Vegan via email.

gaia (at) cinci (dot) rr (dot) com

Terri Cole said...

I like Allison's Gourmet on Facebook.

gaia (at) cinci (dot) rr (dot) com

Terri Cole said...

I like Your Most Vibrant life on Facebook.

gaia (at) cinci (dot) rr (dot) com

Julie said...

The mac n cheese and pot pie are hands down what drew me in, but that pudding looks amazeballs!

Julie said...

I follow your blog

Julie said...

I like Allison's gourmet on FB

Julie said...

I like your most vibrant life on FB

Joy said...

The Chocolate Salted-Caramel Pudding Parfaits sound amazing. Caramel is one of my favorite things, but I can't eat even the coconut milk caramels right now because I have braces. The pudding sounds like the perfect solution!

Hilary May said...

Chocolate-Glazed Fudge Cupcakes - something that is naughty and nice at the same time :)

sarahhhhhh said...

mmmm beet burgers

Amy Crumbs said...

Oh and I follow your blog

Karen Dalyea said...

I'm not much of a cook, but if I win a copy of these delicious recipes I will probably get fat

Chez sCHoEFf said...

The Chocolate Salted-Caramel Pudding Parfaits sound so good!

Chez sCHoEFf said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/ChezSchoeff/status/416812647011479552

Chez sCHoEFf said...

I follow @vegangail on Twitter @ChezSchoeff

Chez sCHoEFf said...

I follow @allisonsgourmet on Twitter. @ChezSchoeff

lauren said...

mac & cheese looks great! "Liked" both pages! will follow your blog!

lynntofu said...

I think the Magic Mac ‘n Cheese looks so yummy and I would like to try it. I currently make a mac n cheeze for a friends daughter and I'm looking for a new recipe to change it up.

lynntofu said...

I "Liked" Allison’s Gourmet on Facebook.

lynntofu said...

I “Liked” Your Most Vibrant Life on Facebook.

VeganMarr said...

Clicked to go to YMVL on twitter from the article & it didnt go thru, wil try going direct. I follow allisonsgourmet on twitter.

VeganMarr said...

So glad Allison finally created a book! Those parfaits look HEAVENLY!!!! :-) Yummy is right!! :-) I long ago liked AllisonsGourmet on FB.

VeganMarr said...

I long ago liked YMVL on FB.

VeganMarr said...

I have long followed vegiegail on Twitter

Healthy Organic & Cheap said...

Chocolate glazed fudge cupcakes.

Donna B said...

Fun giveaway... Blog looks great. Best to you Gail!

HilLesha said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate-Glazed Fudge Cupcakes.

Lesha@tothemotherhood.com

HilLesha said...

I'm following @vegangail on Twitter.

Screenname: @HilLesha

Lesha@tothemotherhood.com

HilLesha said...

I'm following @allisonsgourmet on Twitter.

Screenname: @HilLesha

Lesha@tothemotherhood.com

HilLesha said...

I'm following @yourmostvibrantlife on Twitter.

Screenname: @HilLesha

Lesha@tothemotherhood.com

Birdhouse Books said...

I would love to try the Homestyle Veggie Pot Pie!

glindathegood@bellsouth.net

Birdhouse Books said...

I sent a tweet (@birdhousebooks)

I’m tweeting to #win a copy of @AllisonsGourmet’s new ebook Comfortably Yum. You can win a copy too: http://bit.ly/cmftblyum #vegan #tunamelt

glindathegood@bellsouth.net

Birdhouse Books said...

I follow your blog.

glindathegood@bellsouth.net

Birdhouse Books said...

I Follow @allisonsgourmet on Twitter.

glindathegood@bellsouth.net

Birdhouse Books said...

I Follow @vegangail on Twitter.

glindathegood@bellsouth.net

Birdhouse Books said...

I Follow @yourmostvibrantlife on Twitter.

glindathegood@bellsouth.net

Birdhouse Books said...

I "Like" Allison’s Gourmet on Facebook.

glindathegood@bellsouth.net

Birdhouse Books said...

I “Like” Your Most Vibrant Life on Facebook.

glindathegood@bellsouth.net

Quinn Avery said...

The Clam-Free Chowder. I follow your blog via RSS.

Kerri said...

I would love to try the Meltable American Cheese Slices (kz74@shaw.ca)

Kerri said...

I "Liked" your page on Facebook
(kz74@shaw.ca)

jennifer said...

Magic Mac'n'cheeese!!!!! That is my go to and what I miss the most

Lisa Viger is Raw on $10 a Day (or Less!) said...

Meltable cheese slices? Oh yes ...