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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Give Them Something Better Cookbook Review and Giveaway

The last couple of years, I have been thinking more and more about making my own cookbook. This is not necessarily because I am the best cook in the world. Nor is it because I have studied food and cooking at some awesome school. It is simply because almost every recipe I use from someone else, I end up modifying to make it healthier for my family and I.  After years of doing this, I am getting sick of it. That is where my idea for my own cookbook started up....

I am telling you this for 2 reasons:
1. I have a new favorite cookbook, Give Them Something Better, in which I have not had to substitute or cut down on anything yet!
2. If I do make my own cookbook, I want to model it after this one, because it is SO WELL DONE!

Give Them Something Better by Sarah Frain and Stephanie Howard is a plant-based cookbook full of over 100 recipes and beautiful pictures to go along with each recipe. Besides that, the authors have included helpful tips to create the meals faster or easier. You will also find great secrets to live a longer and more healthful life.

I love everything about this book. When I first looked through it, I was very skeptical and only wanted to try the safe recipes, like the fabulous Fudgy No Bake Cookies pictured below.

After tasting how good these were and seeing how easy they were to make, I ventured further into trying new things. My biggest surprise yet was how delicious the Alfredo sauce was, even though it is completely vegan. No dairy, which means no cheese or rich fatty cream, but it was delicious! In fact, my whole family loved it, and my husband said he never would have known it was vegan if I wouldn't have told him.

My fav, fav, favorite is the vegan lasagna, which is to die for!!! So yummy and good for you!!
Every recipe I have tried in this cookbook has been easy, delicious beyond my expectations and very healthy! I highly recommend Give Them Something Better. You can buy it on Amazon for $24.50.

For (1) lucky winner, you are going to win your own copy of Give Them Something Better. You will love it!!!

Here's how to enter this giveaway:
**Subscribe to Your World: Healthy and Natural by email on my top right sidebar or your choice of subscription and tell me you did so in a comment.

For more entries:

Tell me what your favorite thing is to cook. (1 entry)

Tell me something you learned from the Give Them Something Better blog. (1 entry)
Post on your Facebook page about this giveaway. Share the link in your entry.(1 entry)


Become a public GFC follower on my right sidebar of Your World: Healthy and Natural and comment about it. (1 entry)


Vote for Your World: Healthy and Natural on Top Mommy Blogs or We're on the Fence. (1 entry per vote/day and copy the link back in your comment for it to be valid)


Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.(2 entries)


Follow @carathenatural on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure to post the link too.(1 entry)


Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook.(2 entries)

The deadline for this giveaway is February 6th at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen. Make sure that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win. 
 
* Cara was provided product to review, and Cara was under no obligation to write this post. Nor was she under any obligation to sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.*

72 comments:

  1. I subscribe to your blog. :) chels.pickard@gmail.com

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  2. I subscribe to your blog. stephanie.bergsma@hotmail.com

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  3. I "liked" your facebook page stephanie.bergsma@hotmail.com

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  4. I am subscribed to the Give them something Better blog and I have learned some great recipes - one of our favorites is the butterscotch pie :) stephanie.bergsma@hotmail.com

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  5. My favorite thing to cook is sugar-free desserts (with natural sweeteners instead of refined sugars). I LOVE making cookies and cupcakes :) stephanie.bergsma@hotmail.com

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  6. I posted the contest on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sfolberbergsma
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  7. I blogged about the contest! http://morecostlythanrubies.blogspot.com/2012/01/cookbook-giveaway.html
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  8. My favorite thing to cook is EASY and HEALTHY.

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  9. I learned from "Give Them Something Better Blog" that you can make eggless egg salad. Who knew?!

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  10. I am subscribed by email.
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  11. Fav thing to cook : salmon patties.

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  12. I follow on GFC.
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  13. I follow you on FACEBOOK.
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  14. I follow you on FACEBOOK.
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  15. voted : http://picketfenceblogs.com/category/lifestyle?similar=634

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  16. I subscribe by email.

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  17. My favorite dish to cook are stir fries. Like Almond Chicken or Beef Broccoli Stir fry.


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  18. The Citrus French Toast looks good.


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  19. My Facebook posting.

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  20. I follow by gfc.

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  21. My vote for We're on the Fence.

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  22. I follow carathenatural on Twitter
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  23. I like you on Facebook.

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  24. I like you on Facebook. #2

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  25. Subscribe by email
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  26. suebunting1977@gmail.com Subscribed to Your World: Healthy and Natural by email

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  27. suebunting1977@gmail.com favorite thing to cook is noodles alfredo.

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  28. suebunting1977@gmail.com something I learned from the Give Them Something Better blog is eating a small handful of nuts each day can add two years to your life!

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  29. suebunting1977@gmail.com Sue Bunting Posted on my Facebook page about this giveaway https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=321140791264441&id=100000867350528

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  30. suebunting1977@gmail.com Sue Bunting a public GFC follower

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  31. suebunting1977@gmail.com Sue Bunting Voted for Your World: Healthy and Natural on Top Mommy Blogs http://www.topmommyblogs.com/pages/index.php

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  32. Voted for Your World: Healthy and Natural on We're on the Fence http://picketfenceblogs.com/category/lifestyle?similar=634

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  33. suebunting1977@gmail.com sueabunting1 Following @carathenatural on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/SueABunting1/status/162327015477882881

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  34. suebunting1977@gmail.com Sue Bunting Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook

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  35. #2 suebunting1977@gmail.com Sue Bunting Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook

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  36. love to cook any kind of chicken

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  37. voted on PF

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  38. I am an email subscriber.
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  39. GFC follower: tarter95
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  40. I love to make pasta dishes.
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  41. Hello,
    My favorite thing to cook is healthy cookies and desserts.

    Entry #1
    Thanks,
    Amanda
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  42. Hello again,
    What I learned from Give Them Something Better is that eating heathly can still be tasty, easy and delicious.
    2nd entry
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    Amanda
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  43. I subscribe to your world healthy and natural.
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  44. I am a public follower of your world healthy and natural. Kristin mollybrowndog@hotmail.com

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  45. I voted on we're on the fence.
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  46. I like your world healthy and natural on facebook. (1)
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  47. I like your world healthy and natural on facebook. (2) Kristin mollybrowndog@hotmail.com

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  48. I like to cook spaghetti sauce and soup.
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  49. I learned that you can make a "Cheese sauce" without dairy. I want to try it.
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  50. Subscribe to Your World: Healthy and Natural
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  51. i love to cook things my husband loves, like perogies
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  52. gfc - tara
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  53. Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook - tara e
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  54. Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook - tara e
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  55. voted WOTF -
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  56. voted WTMB - http://www.topmommyblogs.com/directory/out.php?id=caranitz
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  57. I forgot to give myself two entries for my facebook "like" so here's my second entry :)
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  58. I forgot to give myself two entries for blogging about the contest so here's my second entry :)
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  59. Email subscriber of yours.
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  60. My favorite thing to cook is lasagna.
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  61. I follow you via GFC as nightowl.

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  62. I voted for you on "We''re on The Fence"
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  63. #1 I Like you on Facebook.
    Kimberly B.

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  64. #2 I Like you on Facebook.
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