Thursday, December 9, 2010

The gift that keeps on giving....

I'm a lucky girl in so many ways. And today I got a little luckier.

I won a copy of a cookbook from Dreena! I was so excited to find out that I won, even thought I already have all of her cookbooks. See I have someone very special in mind for this book - my friend Rebecca.

Rebecca's Dad had a heart attack very young so her Mom put the whole family on a vegetarian diet and they stayed on the diet for many years. I'm not sure why but slowly the family went back to eating some meat. Now Rebecca is married and has 3 little ones and she is wanting to go back to a meatless diet. She is comfortable with vegetarian cooking but feels a little intimidated by vegan cooking. So when Dreena announced she was giving away one of her cookbooks I left a comment about wanting to win a copy for my friend and I won! It comes at the perfect time too because she is feeling a little overwhelmed lately with some parenting issues and I think this will really help give her a positive focus (it always makes me feel good to know I'm feeding my family well) and help her reach her goal of changing her families diet.

I decided on Eat, Drink & Be Vegan for her because many of my favourite recipes are from there (Chickpea sensation patties, sniffle soup, sweet potatoes and lentil chili, savoury french lentils, peanut passion sauce, chickpea confetti casserole, all the desserts! and of course all the great hummus recipes - special mention to the peanut sesame and the olive and sun dried tomato one!) The list just goes on and on!

Whats your favourite recipe from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan (or any other cookbook from Dreena Burton)?