But I Could Never Go Vegan! Review + Giveaway

But I Could Never Go Vegan An Unrefined Vegan

On the off chance that you don’t already own But I Could Never Go Vegan! by Kristy Turner (and stunning photos by her husband Chris Miller) of Keepin’ It Kind this is your chance! Enter to win a copy of this beautiful, tasty-licious, who-needs-meat-n-cheese cookbook!

Head over to An Unrefined Vegan for more of my photos of Kristy’s recipes.

Giveaway open to those in the U.S. only. Giveaway ends at midnight U.S. CT on March 25.

But I Could Never Go Vegan Book Cover


Sugar-free Marble Banana Bread + NuNaturals Stevia Int’l Giveaway

Vegan Sugar-free Marble Banana Bread An Unrefined VeganIt doesn’t matter where you live in the whole wide world – you can enter to win a bunch of fantastic NuNaturals stevia products! Here’s what FOUR winners will get:

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway An Unrefined Vegan

Enter the giveaway, and then visit An Unrefined Vegan for the recipe for Marble Banana Bread – which uses several of these NuNaturals Products!


The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Giveaway

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible An Unrefined Vegan

Up for grabs! Karen Page’s latest work, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. Your grains, veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, herbs, spices, and more – fully explained! For a chance to win this beautiful cooking resource, enter below or visit An Unrefined Vegan for more pretty pictures of yummy flavors.

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible An Unrefined Vegan

Giveaway is open only to those residing in the U.S.


Pre-Order My Cookbook Crave Eat Heal + Get A Bonus E-Cookbook!

Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio

I’m pleased to announce that at long last my cookbook, Crave Eat Heal: Plant-based, Whole Food Recipes To Satisfy Every Appetite is now available on Amazon for pre-order! You can read the full details on An Unrefined Vegan – but you before you do – you need to know that if you pre-order the cookbook, I’ll send you a bonus e-book filled with beautiful photos and 16 delicious, healthy, whole food, and sugar- and gluten-free recipes. All you have to do is order Crave Eat Heal by February 9 and email your order confirmation to CraveEatHealATgmailDOTcom.

To tempt your tastebuds, here are a few photos from the book:

Collage of Food Photos Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio

Pre-Order Crave Eat Heal by Annie Oliverio


EatCleanLiveWell Collage

Here’s a chance for you to win a copy of Terry Walter’s new cookbook, Eat Clean Live Well! And if you’re looking for a simple, delicious, and clean recipe (of course you are!), head over to An Unrefined Vegan for Terry’s Roasted Maple Balsamic Pears.

Giveaway ends January 28 and is open only to those residing in the U.S.

Eat Clean Live Well Cover


And Now – – the Virtual Vegan Potluck Winners!

I’m keeping this short and sweet: Let me introduce the winners – selected by our wonderful readers – of the December 13 Virtual Vegan Potluck!

For fun, I’ve also included “second” and “third” place selections. In some cases, it was a close race; in others, the winners were way out in front of the competition. Either way, for me it was difficult choosing just one favorite from all of the fantastic recipes. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Mitarashi Dango by Vegan Miam

Appetizers Winner

In second place, Dilled Vegan Ceviche by Veggie Inspired Journey
In third place, Spring Rolls by Brays of Our Lives

Appetizers Runners Up

Cranberry Grapefruit White Wine Spritzer by Glue & Glitter

Beverages Winner

In second place, Gingerbread Hot Chocolate by Fitful Focus
In third place, Grilled Lime Margarita by Jason Wyrick via Vegan Heritage Press

Beverages Runners Up

Best Vegan Taco Salad by Chelsey Marie Coaching

Salads Winner

In second place, Broccoli Apple Winter Salad “Tacos” by Vegan Runner Eats
In third place, Rosemary Infused Grapefruit & Kale Salad by The Glowing Fridge

Salads Runners Up

Whole Grain Za’atar Tomato Flatbreads by Vegan Richa

Breads Winner

In second place, Rosemary and Meyer Lemon Focaccia by Yup, It’s Vegan
In third place, Blueberry Lemon Loaf by Canned Time

Breads Runners Up

Lentil Sweet Potato Salad with Crispy Shallots by Veganizzm

Sides Winner

In second place, Brussels Sprouts Casserole by Vegetable Way
In third place, Freekah with Butternut Squash, Orange & Shallots by Coconuts & Berries

Sides Runners Up

Curried Pumpkin Peanut Soup by Dianne via Chic Vegan

Soups Winner

In second place, Creamy Cauliflower Soup by VEGG Chef
In third place, Creamy Lemon Asparagus Soup by Helyn’s Healthy Kitchen

Soups Runners Up

Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Tart by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

Mains Winner

In second place, Pad Thai by Being Vegan
In third place, Mushroom Duxelle Ravioli by Astig Vegan

Mains Runners Up

Chocolate, Orange & Almond Olive Oil Cake by Fran Costigan Vegan Pastry Chef

Desserts Winner

In second place, Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Pretzel Frosting by Veggies Don’t Bite
In third place, Lemon Curd Tiramisu by Marfigs

Desserts Runners Up

Dilled Vegan Ceviche by Veggie Inspired Journey

Featured Ingredient Winner

In second place, Grilled Lime Margarita by Jason Wyrick via Vegan Heritage Press (see photo above)
In third place, Broccoli Apple Winter Salad “Tacos” by Vegan Runner Eats (see photo above)

The Best of Jazzy Vegetarian DVD Giveaway!

Festive Kale Salad An Unrefined Vegan

Enter below to win yourself a signed 3-disc DVD set, The Best of Jazzy Vegetarian, and then visit An Unrefined Vegan for Laura’s recipe for tasty and delicious Festive Kale Salad!

Thanks to Laura Theodore (a.k.a. the Jazzy Vegetarian) for providing this set to one lucky winner! Giveaway limited to those residing in the U.S.

The Best of Jazzy Vegetarian DVD Cover


Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck #25 & The VVP Polls Are Open!

Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck

Today on An Unrefined Vegan, Canned Time, and Bunny Kitchen, we are hosting the twenty-fifth Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck – a plant-based blog hop/party happening every Wednesday.  If you are a food blogger and would like to contribute a recipe, please visit this post to enter! FYI there will NOT be a Linky Potluck on Wednesday, December 24.

Aaaaand in Virtual Vegan Potluck news: You can now vote for your favorite dishes from each of 8 courses + the Featured Ingredient from last week’s wildly successful Virtual Vegan Potluck! Spread the word and ask your social media followers, blog followers, family members, and friends to VOTE! Click here to be whisked away to the voting form. Voting ends January 3 and I will publish the results shortly thereafter. FYI only one vote per person will be accepted…

The Lusty Vegan Giveaway!

Lusty Vegan Collage

Whether you are in a mixed (vegan + non-vegan or non-vegan + vegan) relationship or not, you’ll want to enter to win a copy of Ayinde Howell’s and Zoe Eisenberg’s cookbook, The Lusty Vegan. It’s filled with excellent advice about how to navigate a love relationship and delicious plant-based recipes. Enter below and visit An Unrefined Vegan to get Ayinde’s recipe for Lemon Meringue Chia Pudding.

Giveaway open to those residing the in U.S. Giveaway ends at midnight U.S. Central time on December 22.