Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Abundance Diet
Review and Giveaway

With so many terrific new titles being released almost daily, it feels like I must have died and gone to vegan cookbook heaven! My latest treasure is Somer McGowan's The Abundance Diet. It is filled to the brim with flavorful recipes that will satisfy and energize you while supporting your most vibrant health. Somer, who overcame her own health challenge by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet, guides and supports readers through a 28-day program that will empower you to take back your own health and do it ever so deliciously!

With recipes like this Chipotle Knock-off Chopped Salad, readers quickly discover that this style of eating is not about deprivation, but rather, a lively celebration of flavor and vibrancy!

Made with a fabulously simple and tasty recipe for Fresh Vegan Moxarella, this Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna won't leave you feeling over-stuffed, because there aren't any pasta noodles in this yummy and satisfying dish.

The ingredients in this colorful Roasted Tofu and Vegetable Stir-fry with Garlic-Ginger Sauce are alive with freshness and will leave you wishing you'd made a double batch so you could enjoy it all week long!

While my photo of Somer's Homestyle Mexican Casserole doesn't do it justice, this dish is such a joyful fiesta of flavors, you'll want to make it again and again. (I have!)

Ice-cream lovers take note: Cherry Garcia Soft-Serve is a luscious, guilt-free frozen treat that will satisfy your craving for something creamy, cold, rich, and delicious, but without the refined sugar, fat, thickeners, or gums found in most non-dairy frozen desserts at your local market. I'm so wild and crazy about this super quick and easy recipe, I'm sharing it below for you to enjoy!

The following recipe for Cherry Garcia Soft-Serve from The Abundance Diet, copyright ©2015 by Somer McCowan is reprinted here with the very kind permission of Vegan Heritage Press LLC. 

4 medium-sized bananas, cut into 1-inch pieces and frozen (I suggest making sure your bananas have a few lovely brown spots)
1 cup frozen cherries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon to 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, as needed
2 Tablespoons mini vegan chocolate chips (as you can see from the above photo, mine weren't at all "mini.")

In a food processor, process the frozen banana pieces, cherries, and vanilla until creamy, adding almond milk, on tablespoon at a time as necessary, for processing. Pulse in the chocolate chips. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

With a bounty of delicious recipes, terrific tips for reinventing your kitchen and saving money, and  a plan to simplify your menu and help you look and feel your very best,  I highly recommend adding The Abundance Diet to your recipe book collection.

And if you'd like to win a copy, please tell me in a comment below, what most motivates (or motivated) you to want to improve your diet—A weight loss goal, health concern, or care or concern for animals, the planet, or others? After leaving your comment, simply follow the Rafflecopter prompt to complete your entry.* You can earn additional entries by following any or all of the other prompts in the Rafflecopter box. One lucky winner will be selected at random. Good luck!

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