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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Robin Robertson's New Book Giveaway and *Sweet Potato-Spinach Soup* Recipe!

I consider Robin Robertson the Queen of Vegan Cookbooks because she is amazingly productive and is constantly coming out with new books. Each one is filled to the brim with easy, delicious recipes which makes healthful vegan cooking accessible and tasty for everyone. She has written nearly 20 cookbooks (yes....20!!!), including 1000 Vegan Recipes, Party Vegan, Vegan Fire and Spice, and Vegan Planet. Her latest book, Quick Fix Vegan, just hit the shelves and she is giving one of you lucky readers a FREE copy!

This book, like all of Robin's books, contains a wide array of selections, using healthy and fresh ingredients. Along with her easy-to-use instructions, Robin makes cooking un-intimidating and exciting, and her books offer limitless healthy options .

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me why you'd like to win a copy of Quick-Fix Vegan.

To increase your chances of winning you can also do any or all of the following, and leave a separate comment for each that you do:

  1. Follow me on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/PlantDietitian
  2. Follow Robin on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/GlobalVegan
  3. Spread the word about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your blog
  4. Subscribe to this blog (to the left, scroll down and click on "Subscribe via Email")
  5. Subscribe to Robin's blog: http://veganplanet.blogspot.com/ 
  6. "Like" my Plant-Based Dietitian Facebook page to find out the winner (see below):  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plant-Based-Dietitian/378985915313?ref=ts
The contest closes on Friday, January 13th. One lucky winner will be selected at random. The winner will be announced on my Twitter page and on my Plant-Based Dietitian Facebook page.


The first recipe I tried and loved from this latest gem was Sweet Potato-Spinach Soup. It is the perfect blend of spicy and sweet, hearty and light. I ate the entire recipe in less than 24 hours...yes, it is that fabulous...and I am going to share it here with you...


Serves 4 


Ingredients:
2 tsp. neutral vegetable oil (I omitted this, as per Robin's suggestion, and just brought in some of the broth earlier to saute with)
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 large sweet potato, diced
1 TB. grated fresh ginger
2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 (14-oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
2 TB. soy sauce
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups vegetable broth
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
4 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup chopped peanuts


Heat the oil (or broth) in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sweet potato. Cover and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger, coriander, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or to taste. Add the tomatoes and soy sauce.

In a small bowl, combine, the peanut butter with 1 cup of the broth, stirring until smooth. Stir the peanut butter mixture into the soup, then add the remaining broth and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes,

Stir in the nondairy milk and spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes. Serve hot, sprinkled with the chopped peanuts.

Enjoy!

155 comments:

Kim Y said...

I would LOVE to win a copy of this to add to my collection of cookbooks! I'm always looking for new ways to prepare my vegan meals. The soup looks divine!

Elizabeth said...

I'd love a copy of the cookbook because I'm always looking for quick & easy plant-based recipes.

Tanya said...

I love Robin Robertson! This is a great book to have when you're busy and don't have a ton of time to prepare a huge meal. Great giveaway :)

Tanya said...

I follow you on Twitter (@EatingKale)

Elizabeth said...

I'm following PlantDietition on twitter as 'minese'

Tanya said...

I follow Robin on Twitter (@EatingKale)

Elizabeth said...

I just followed @GlobalVegan as @minese

Tanya said...

I like your FB page (as Eating Kale page)

Kwiltsfl said...

I would like to win this cookbook because my husband and I became vegans in July - seeing some great changes in our health - and I could use some quick and easy recipes to prepare on a work night. I am getting tired of the handful I have been preparing over and over. Thank you for the give-away! ~ Karen Harris

Kwiltsfl said...

I "liked" your Plant Based Dietician page. :) ~ Karen Harris

Tanya said...

I retweeted (@EatingKale)

Allychristine said...

add to cookbook collection!

Allychristine said...

liked your fb page

Angie said...

I am relatively new to the plant-based eating world, and I would love a copy of this book! I have so much to learn!

Angie said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Allison said...

I would love a copy of Quick Fix Vegan because I'm always looking for new ways to make quick and easy meals for me and my hubby!

Allison said...

I followed you on twitter!

Angie said...

I subscribe to your blog via email.

Allison said...

I followed Robin on twitter

Angie said...

I "liked" your facebook page.

Allison said...

I subscribed to this blog

Allison said...

I subscribed to Robin's blog

Allison said...

I liked your Plant-Based dietitian page

cherie said...

I want quick, delicious, easy to prepare vegan dishes for my husband and I to enjoy. I am always looking for new recipes

Veg-In-Training said...

I was a tester for this book. My friend's daughter stopped eating meat while she was pregnant. I gave her my tester copy so that she would have healthy easy recipes to make during her pregnancy and beyond. I miss my copy, but it went to a good place. vegintraining at g mail dot com

cherie said...

I like the plant based dietitian FB page!

cherie said...

I subscribed to robin's blog.

d38165c0-36ed-11e1-bd7d-000f20980440 said...

I would love a copy of the book so dinner can be much quicker and easier!

d38165c0-36ed-11e1-bd7d-000f20980440 said...

I subscribe to this blog!

d38165c0-36ed-11e1-bd7d-000f20980440 said...

I subscribe to Robins blog.

d38165c0-36ed-11e1-bd7d-000f20980440 said...

I "liked" your FB page!

Brenda said...

I am a born-again vegan. I've been on the road twice already, and hopefully the third time is a charm. I'd love the book to give me more quick vegan recipe ideas to try.

cherie said...

I shared about this give away on FB.

cherie said...

I am following Robin on the Global Vegan twitter.

Nascent Nutritionista said...

I would like to add this book to my vegan cookbook library! Being a vegan for 6 months and studying to be a holistic nutrition therapist, I'm still learning new recipes and this book looks awesome! I subscribed to Robin's blog, I already follow you on FB, and I'm sharing this give-away!

cherie said...

I am following the plant based dietitian on twitter.

christy said...

I follow you on twitter and on Facebook! Love your posts!

Amy :) said...

I'd love to win her book! I'm new to all of this, and her cookbook will be an awesome addition to my repertoire! :)

Patty H. said...

Would love a new cookbook. I do most of the cooking in my house, but when my husband cooks he only has a few things in his repertoire. Would be nice to find quick and easy meals for him to cook.

Lori said...

I would like this book because I am a full-time vet student and don't have a lot of time to prepare meals.

Lori said...

I follow Robin on Twitter.

Joseph said...

I am trying hard to get friends and family to have a healthier diet, and I could use all the information I can get. I would really love to win this book to help me provide better diet options for the people that I love.

Nancy G said...

I love her books, would like to win a copy for my daughter to start her out on a healthy diet! I subscribe to Robins blog already, liked your page on Facebook

Angela said...

I would love to win this book because (like others, it sounds like) I am a full-time student who relies on frozen Amy's meals and take-out far too often. I'd love to have some more quick healthy vegan meals for my repertoire! I liked the Plant-Based Dietitian page on Facebook and am going to subscribe to this blog and Robin's blog. I do not have a Twitter account, though. Thank you.

Stephanie said...

I'm a nurse and work 12 hour shifts. I am always looking for quick and healthy recipes to make for lunch and dinner!

Stephanie said...

I liked your plant based dietitian page!

Vegan Wheekers said...

Who wouldn't want fast healthy recipes? This sounds like just what I need. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year! :-)

Unknown said...

As someone who is newly transitioning to the vegan lifestyle, I am in need of lots of recipes to break away from the "meat and two sides" mentality that used to comprise the dinners I made for myself and my husband. Even though we were eating chicken only, it was not healthy, and I'm excited by the prospect of learning how to cook in a different way.

Aimee Douglass

Veganmimi said...

I subscribed to the blogs ;) Not a twitter person, sorry but will share on Facebook. I would love this cookbook because I have never been disappointed by any of Robin's recipes. I have been cooking for meat eaters for the last 7 years in my Vegetarian gone Vegan lifestyle. Evrything I cooked people have been amazed it is Vegan. Love to learn new recipes to share to get the message out that eating healthy is YUMMY!!!! And Robin never fails =)

KellyC said...

I would love to win this book! I spend lots of time coong and would love some quick easy tasty recipes to try!

KellyC said...

I follow Robin on Twitter

CuteVegan said...

Follow you on Twitter!

CuteVegan said...

Follow Global Vegan on Twitter!

CuteVegan said...

Subscribed to your blog!

CuteVegan said...

Subscribed to Robin's blog too!

CuteVegan said...

Like your Facebook page!

CuteVegan said...

I would love to win a copy of Quick-Fix Vegan because I'm vegan and need a great cookbook at my finger tips in the kitchen and to make my omni family realize how good vegan cooking is!

CuteVegan said...

Tweeted!https://twitter.com/#!/billiejeanie327/status/154656403808731136

Rebecca said...

I'm following your blog!

Rebecca said...

I'm following you on twitter!

Rebecca said...

I tweeted about this giveaway! @rebeccaablock

Rebecca said...

I'm following @globalvegan on twitter!

Rebecca said...

I'm following the Vegan Planet's blog via google reader!

Rebecca said...

I "like" your facebook page! :)

Bev W. said...

As a vegetarian in a meat-eating household, I would love to have this cookbook so I can prepare fast meals for myself. Hopefully I can even get the meat-eaters to love vegan cooking.

LmCulp said...

I am a long time cook but a relatively new vegan. I would love the book to expand my vegan cookbook collection. The soup recipe looks fabulous.

Ryan W. said...

I have a few vegan cookbooks but as a parent to two young children I am always looking for a way to get meals on the table quickly and without sacrificing taste. This sounds like the perfect book for me!

Shannon Thevegan said...

I would love to win this cookbook so that I can learn more ways to cook healthy with a busy schedule.

Ahimsa said...

Why would I love a copy of quick-fix vegan? Because the more yummy vegan recipes available in the recipe arsenal, the more taste buds I can help to open to tasty vegan fare. :)

Shannon Thevegan said...

I am now following you on twitter!

Shannon Thevegan said...

I am now following Robin on twitter!

chickpeafreak said...

Love Robin Robertson, and I don't have this one yet!

Shannon Thevegan said...

I now shared the link on my facebook page!

Shannon Thevegan said...

I am not subscribed to your blog via email.

Shannon Thevegan said...

I am now following Robyn's blog!

Shannon Thevegan said...

I am now following your page on Facebook.

Compassionist said...

I follow you on FB and would love some quick and easy recipes.

Jenni Morrison said...

I would like to win this cookbook because I just had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery, and I am searching for nutritious ways to feed my self. (And Robin's cookbooks rule!)

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I would love to win this book especially with me about to have almost full time job and going to school full time. It would help me out a whole bunch to inspire that I still get wonderful meals.

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I am already a follower of you on twitter my handle is (SouthnPurpleVeg)

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I am now a follower of Robin Roberston on twitter my handle is (SouthnPurpleVeg)

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I liked your plant based page on FB

Jodie Pilates Houston TX said...

Would love this book because I am trying to incorporate more veges in my meals. always need new recipes

Jodie Pilates Houston TX said...

already subscribe to your blog

Jodie Pilates Houston TX said...

alread liked your fb page

Jodie Pilates Houston TX said...

following you on twitter

sibj said...

I really like the plant based for idiots books. I would like another book for sure

sibj said...

I also liked you on facebook

v said...

Would love to win the book. My husband is joining me this year in eating plant-strong! Sometines it feels like we're eating a ton of side dishes and we want to work on creating satisfying entrees. Love the soup recipe. You looked fabulous on Dr. Oz, enjoy the blog. Happy New Year!

seriousway said...

I love cooking vegan and always love to try quick, easy recipes!

Terri said...

I desperately need help to lower my cholesterol. It is 311 and my family has a history of heart disease. Winning this book would help me immensely in my quest for greater health. Not to be dramatic, but it could actually help me to save my life! Plus, I want to share what I learn with others. I have this incredible yearning to educate people about their diets but I can't make an impression until I am healthy myself! Thank you in advance for making that happen!

H.C>. said...

I'm a new vegan learning how to eat healthier. I would love to have Robin Robertson's Quick Fix Vegan book and try her recipes!

Melissa Liddell said...

I would love to win this book because my husband is under the assumption that to eat healthy, it must take hours to make meals! lol

Melissa Liddell said...

Followed Robin on Twitter!

Melissa Liddell said...

Followed you on Twitter!

Melissa Liddell said...

Liked your FB page!

Jessica said...

I'm new to vegan cooking, so I would love to win this cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jessica said...

Liked you on facebook. Thanks again.

Jessica said...

I already subscribe via email. Thanks.

Jessica said...

I subscribed to VegPlanet.

Lori said...

I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! I have been vegan for almost a year and could really use as much help as possible!

Go Lightly Store said...

I'd love a copy bc I have not had a new cookbook since the first round of books from when I became vegan 22 years ago. I come form home work and try and whip up something fresh and creative but I could use some help- especially a quick-fix kind of help!

Natasha said...

I am so thankful for Robin and how she works to ma ke veganism mainstream and easy. There are so many misconceptions about the vegan lifestyle especially as it pertains to cost and being too complicated. Robin blasts those misconceptions with her recipes. Isn't it amazing how trendy it is to be a vegan? Not for me. It's all about my health and well-being as I sail through the fifth decade of life.

PurpleLarkspur said...

I would love to win this book because I am always on the hunt for QUICK recipes. I dont have much time in between when I get home and when I want to serve dinner.

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

Andrea Hill said...

I'm a vegetarian now, and will be going vegan in February (at least for that month!) I'd love this cookbook to help me make this final step!

roctherun@blog.com said...

as a colitis sufferer, this lifestyle has helped a lot... and books... i love books, especially ones that allow me able to enjoy food again

Jessica Caneal said...

I would love a copy of this book because I am a busy vegan girl who loves to cook but is short on time.

Jessica Caneal said...

I follow you on Twitter! @jesscaneal

Jessica Caneal said...

I follow Robin on Twitter! @jesscaneal

M. said...

I have several vegan cookbooks, but I wouldn't mind one with some quicker recipes, as I'm chronically ill and as much as I love cooking fancy stuff I often don't have the energy for anything elaborate. (maija@writeme.com)

M. said...

I follow you on Twitter as @vegventures.

M. said...

I follow Robin on Twitter as @vegventures, too.

Natalie said...

I would love to have quick and easy recipes for my family to try. They are so resistant to being plant-strong. After hearing Doug Lisle yesterday, and knowing that I'm always looking for the most efficient use of my time, this would be a great asset to add to my kitchen.

Joseph said...

I enjoy sharing spirit in many ways, and sharing of beautiful healthful, warm, fragrant food is one of the most wonderful, all-inclusive, up-lifting, enspiriting ways of sharing and caring! The most important ingredient in the meal is always the Love!

Maybe I'm just crazy said...

You know you're a crazy internet-obsessed vegan when you're already following 5/6 of these. :)

In all seriousness, I would love to win. I'm a complete mess in the kitchen. I can use all the help I can get!

Wentzu Chang said...

would love to have the book...xooxxoxoxo

Kim said...

I follow you on twitter @theveggiegal

Kim said...

am also following @GlobalVegan as @theveggiegal

Kim said...

Also, like you on your FB page :-)

Lee said...

I love Robin Robertson and would love a copy of her new book!

Lee said...

Am following both of you on twitter as @leekata

bcyogafrog said...

I would love to win this and share with my friend who is new to veganism and trying to lose weight. This cookbook would be perfect for him!

mom27g said...

I'd like to win a copy of this cookbook, because I don't cook - my husband does, and I am considering going vegen/vegetarian and he isn't. So, that said I need to learn how to cook if I want to eat something different them him :D

mom27g said...

I liked plant based dietician on facebook :D

mom27g said...

follow you on twitter

mom27g said...

follow Robin on twitter

mom27g said...

subscribed to your blog

mom27g said...

subscribed to the Robin's blog

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I have been follow plant dietian on twitter @SouthnPurpleVeg

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I follow global vegan on twitter my handle is @SouthnPurpleVeg

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I subrscribe to Robin's blog.

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I liked the Plant-Based Dietitian on FB

Southern Purple Vegan said...

I subscribe via email

LmCulp said...

I follow Robin on twitter.

LmCulp said...

I follow Julieanna on twitter.

mtbVegan said...

I have a crazy work schedule, so being able to fix a meal in 30min or less would be amazing!

mtbVegan said...

I follow the @GlobalVegan on twitter

mtbVegan said...

I've subscribed to Vegan Planet blog

Sue in Ohio said...

This soup looks awesome...am making it tonight. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to win a copy of Robin's new book because....I have her 1000 Vegan Recipes and Vegan Planet and this will make the perfect addition to those!

Thanks,
Sue in Ohio
www.sunnyhawklane.blogspot.com

KellyC said...

I follow you on twitter

KellyC said...

I follow Robin on twitter too!

KellyC said...

I subscribed to your blog

KellyC said...

I subscribed to Robins as well

KellyC said...

I liked your page on Facebook

KellyC said...

And I'm off to tweet about it!

mary said...

I would love to win a copy of this cookbook! Though I am already a vegan of nearly 8 years, it is always fun and interesting to try new recipes with new flavors. Thanks

Katiekakes said...

I just subscribed to Robin's blog! This book looks great!

Katiekakes said...

I'm now following you on Twitter, too!

Katiekakes said...

...and I'm now following Robin on Twitter, too :)

Katiekakes said...

and finally, I am now subscribed to this blog, as well!

Katiekakes said...

Can't forget, I already have "liked" your FB page!

Lorie B said...

I would love to win this cookbook because I am always looking for more delicious vegan recipes since I have reversed my diabetes after 10 years and am off of all my meds!

giddy up gin said...

I need this book to share at our meetup group I organized to spread the word about taking your health back by what you put on your fork..

moonsword said...

I need to find more quick vegan recipes...I just truly have so little time to cook! Plus there are so many recipes that sound superdelicious from Muffuletta Pizza to Sunflower Seed Burgers...they scream "Devour me!" :)
Thanks!

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