CLOSED: The Oh She Glows Cookbook giveaway! With a sneak peek recipe! »
I got to make and review The Eat Your Greens Detox soup from The Oh She Glows Cookbook, now it’s your turn! Not only that, but we are hosting a giveaway for you to own a physical copy of this gorgeous, full-color cookbook!
Eat Your Greens Detox Soup:
1 1/2 tsp coconut oil or olive oil
1 sweet onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups sliced cremini or button mushrooms
1 cup chopped carrots
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
Fine-grain sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
11/2 to 3 tsp grated and peeled fresh ginger
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cinnamon
5 cups vegetable broth
2 large nori sheets, cut into 1 inch strips (optional)
2 cups torn kale leaves
Fresh lemon juice, for serving (optional)
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent.
Add the mushrooms, carrots, and broccoli and stir to combine. Season generously with salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes more.
Stir in the ginger, turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant.
Add the broth and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 20 minutes.
Just before serving, stir in the nori (if using) and kale and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, if desired.
I can’t stress enough how great this soup is if, like me, you sometimes put your body through the ringer. It’s both warming and so healthy; really great for all seasons.
That’s not all though! We are giving away Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows Cookbook to one lucky Vegansaurus reader! To enter, please link to your favorite Oh She Glows blog recipe in a comment on this Vegansaurus post! It’s okay if you haven’t tried it yet, link one that looks especially scrumptious to you (I want to know what the people think is scrumptious!). Facebook comments don’t count! The winner will be picked Monday, April 14th, around 5pm Pacific. Please, only one entry per reader.
Eat Your Greens Detox Soup reprinted with permission. Reprinted by arrangement, with AVERY, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright @ GLO BAKERY CORPORATION, 2014.
CLOSED! Jord Wood Watches: Giveaway and Review! »
So vegan watches, you can’t get leather bands so you either have to get a metal one or a plastic one. Basically, you’re going to look like a banker or a kid (when in that dilemma, always go with kid. JK, big ups to vegan bankers). But wait! There’s another option! Wood watches from Jord!
This was pretty perfect for me as I love wood everything. Well, danish modern wood furniture. And now I love wooden watches too! Jord sent me the Ely in black (pictured above. It’s not actually black as you can see) for free to review and I have to say I’m enamored. It’s very well made and so handsome! So, so handsome.
And guess what! We are giving away one Jord Ely watch in black to a lucky Vegansaurus reader! To enter, answer this question in the comments section: What is the best time of day? (If you say 4:20, you will be disqualified.) We will pick a winner next Thursday around 5pm Eastern so enter before then. FB comments don’t count! Ok, go!
Vegansaurus Giveaway: Coracao Confections Deluxe Box of Chocolates! »
Hubba hubba! This 22-piece deluxe sampler box from Coracao is up for grabs! You can see the box in all its glory above. I think that’s the bee pollen truffle in the middle but I checked with Coracao and they said that the bee pollen truffle doesn’t actually come in the sampler. So it’s all vegan—don’t worry your pretty lil’ head!
As you know, we are big fans of this yummy chocolate. This box sells for $60 and is not only vegan, it’s raw, organic, gluten-free and soy-free. Coracao also sent me a bunch of links about the possible health benefits of raw and dark chocolate:
So obvi, raw chocolate is the new penicillin.
To win: “Like” the Coracao FB page and leave a comment here about how this deluxe raw chocolate sampler box will help you take over the world. I’ll pick a winner next Friday!
Vegansaurus Giveaway: Oriya Organics Superfood Protein and more! »
Our lovely new advertiser Oriya Organics wants you to win some great stuff! What’s in the pot:
This has a retail value of over $100. AND it’s all vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and organic!
To win: like the Oriya Organics Facebook page (come on, it’s easy) and leave a comment on this post about how super vegans are! I’m picking at random though so you don’t have to write a novel. We will pick a winner next Friday.
ALSO! For those of you who just can’t wait (or hey, you could win and just have more!), there is a promotion code that gets you 10% off and a free shaker bottle. Just enter “veganraptor” at checkout. Expires March 1st.
Vegansaurus Giveaway: Win tickets to the Vaute fashion show! »
Obvi the Vaute fashion show next Wednesday is the talk of the town. Will you be in NYC Feb. 6th and want to come to the show? We’re giving away 10 pairs of tickets! So that’s two tickets for ten winners. I’M going to be there so YOU KNOW it’s going to be the funnest!
by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart
Showing of Women’s and Men’s Outerwear and Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
11:30am - 12:30pm
TO WIN: just leave a comment on here about why Vaute is awesome BEFORE SUNDAY AT NOON (EST). I will pick ten winners and notify them by Sunday night. That’s when I’ll tell you where the show is and all that jazz. Yay! Go!
Keep’s free pair giveaway is back! Every week No. 1 best beloved vegan sneaker producer, Keep Company, will give away a free pair of shoes, and all you have to do to win is fill out a brief form. If you want to share the link with your friends, you could win TWO pairs of Keeps, but it’s not necessary! No reblogging/retweeting/commenting required, just as a contest should be. So click through and enter!
If you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes and can’t wait to be randomly selected, Keep is having a big sale, too. Pictured is The Homer in Indian Summer, which, with the sale and the extra 30 percent off coupon code “HELLO2013,” you can get your hands on for a mere $35. So worth it.
Best present practices: Vegan food gifts, from Vegan Food Gifts! »
This is what you need to know:
1. Joni Marie Newman's recipes are perfect, basically foolproof instructions for making incredibly delicious food everyone will love.
2. Food gifts are very excellent gifts.
3. Joni’s written a new book, Vegan Food Gifts, perfect to use to make your own gifts, or to give as a meta-present!
4. She’s giving away a copy of Vegan Food Gifts right now on her blog, along with the instructions for making this lovely jar of soup mix/recipe for this actual soup.
So what are you waiting for? The deadline is to win the book is Friday, Nov. 30, so enter already! Or buy the book! Make vegan food gifts for everyone you want to give presents to this year! Obligate them to have you over for dinner! “Oh, this soup? I made it from your mix. Happy holidays in February!”
[photo by Celine Steen for Vegan Food Gifts]
Win a Tofurky Roast from PETA! »
I know you guys like winning stuff, because you’re a bunch of winners! So I thought this might interest you. It’s easy to enter, you just have to fill out a little thing on the site before the 18th. Enter here. You should win and trick your grumpy old grandpa into eating Tofurky!
OMG there are so many veggie loaf options this year I can’t decide! Woodstock Farm Animal Place, help me!
Giveaway and Product Review: Zen Society Natural Skincare! »
Zen Society is a line of vegan, natural skincare. It’s made with USDA Certified Organic ingredients, plant botanicals, and fruit extracts. Zen Society is super environmentally friendly; the shipping boxes are made from recycled materials and all the packaging is 100% recyclable. The products are also gluten-free!*
I like this part from their site:
Zen Society takes pride in offering fresh, handcrafted products. We use the highest quality of 100% Natural and USDA Certified Organic ingredients which are cold pressed and unrefined. If our oils are heated, they are never heated above 120° so they retain all vitamins, minerals and nutrients to provide ultimate nourishment to the skin. Each ingredient contains at least 10 vitamins and minerals. We include Fair Trade and locally harvested ingredients whenever possible. No parabens, pesticide sprays, petroleum, silicone, synthetics, artificial fragrances, dyes, GMO, or harmful processed additives.
They are also recognized as a cruelty-free company by PETA and donate a portion of all sales to Friends of the Earth. Kind of sounds perfect, right? Well guess what! Zen Society sent me the rosewater mist and the macadamia body oil on the house and I can say they ARE perfect! The rosewater mist is a nice little astringent or pick-me-up and, well, it smells like roses! Roses smell good.
The macadamia body oil is just about my new favorite thing in the whole world. It absorbs quickly and easily but the best part was when I put it on my elbows! I have rough, ashy elbows and after using this stuff like twice, they were totally better! No body lotion I’ve tried has made any difference and this stuff fixed it overnight. Pretty awesome. I had never even heard of macadamia body oil—now I’m in love! What a difference a day makes.
OK, now, because I love the macadamia body oil so much, Zen Society has agreed to do a giveaway! To win your own macadamia body oil, leave a comment on this post answering this question: We already care about animals, why should we care about earth-friendly products too?! I’ll pick a winner next Monday.
*Is gluten bad for your skin?!
Product Review and Giveaway: NBW Skincare! »
Yay! It’s the next giveaway for Vegansaurus Giveaway Week! Check every day this week for more prizes! This is the last one but you still have a chance to win them all!
NBW is a line of natural skincare products with a focus on organic, fair-trade ingredients. Not everything is vegan, but most of the products are, and nothing is tested on animals. Yay!
I tried the Yarrow and Rosemary Light Daily Moisturizer. From the site:
"Yarrow has anti inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties to sooth blemishes and remove excess oil. Yarrow contains high levels of azuline which gives its strong anti-inflammatory effect.
Rosemary contains naturally powerful antioxidants which inhibit the activities of free radicals and slow the effects of aging. In addition, it possesses excellent astringent and antiseptic properties that make it especially suitable for oily and acne prone skin.”
This stuff is lovely. It absorbs nicely, and kept my oily skin moisturized without making it greasy. That’s a difficult combo to find! I’m a fan.
But wait, super-fun news! We are holding a giveaway so you can win your own NBW product!
To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me which of their products you totally want.
OK? OK! Go! Happy giveaway week!