Friday, April 18, 2014

Cookbook Giveaway! Fillet of Soul: Afro Vegan

Sometimes my YumVeggieBurger inbox is full of junk mail and spam.  Sometimes I get cool letters from people who like the blog and want to recommend a new veggie burger for me to try (thank you!).  And one time, I got an email asking if I would be interested in doing a giveaway on my blog for a new vegan cookbook.

Why not?
So here's a chance for one of my lovely readers to win a copy of Wheeler Del Torro's new book Fillet of Soul: AfroVegan.  Because Wheeler Del Torro is generous, and you guys are awesome.


Although it doesn't include a veggie burger, this is a pretty impressive collection of recipes and stories ranging from French to African (two cuisines I am not very familiar with at all! So it was exciting to look through all the recipes for new but delicious-sounding dishes).

I tried the recipe for Peanut Soup because I'd had a peanut soup from a restaurant in NYC a few months ago, and have been meaning to learn how to make it ever since.  I was a little bit nervous at first at the amount of peanut butter and cayenne pepper this recipe calls for - but it all came together and created one incredibly rich, creamy soup with a nice spicy kick that was not too overpowering (that said, I like spicy foods - so consider reducing the cayenne to 1 tsp if you prefer things milder!).  The sweet potatoes add a nice earthiness to the flavor as well.

peanut soup

So if you want to win a FREE copy of this cookbook for yourself (who wouldn't, honestly?), you can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below:

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EDIT: The giveaway has now ended, congrats to Janet, the randomly-selected winner!

11 comments:

  1. Is this competition open to those in the the UK? Sorry but for some reason I can't see the T&C's

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  2. jennybunny_@hotmail(dot)comApril 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    My favorite recipe lately is the Brooklyn Pad Thai from Vegan with a Vengeance. It always comes out well

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  3. That soup looks amazing, would love to check out this cookbook.

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  4. Favorite recipe of all time? Tough one! I'd have to say my own vegan mac & cheese with a cheese sauce made of Daiya & FHY cheeses.

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  5. I've never tried peanut soup. Should be fun to create at home!

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  6. I've wanted to try out peanut soup forever! I've always loved unusual soups. My current favorite is roasted sweet potato and leek soup. Divine.

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  7. Tough question but Dal bhat is most often repeated.

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  8. This cauliflower soup is awesome! http://www.shecooksmacro.com/2012/01/05/chunky-cauliflower-soup-with-crispy-browned-leeks/

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  9. Really hard! But I've been loving my marinated tempeh so much lately that I'm gonna go for it! The marinate is my all time favourite: soy sauce, wine vinegar, garlic powder, pepper and a touch of dried oregano.

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  10. Did you ever visit Strictly Roots in Harlem before it closed (a couple of years ago)? Vegan 'soul food'… that place was GREAT- I would love to know if they ever opened up somewhere else!

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