Blissful Bites Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Hey guys!

Hope you all had a FANTASTIC weekend. Mine was full of holiday dinners and mucho time spent with family and friends…gotta love this time of year! 🙂

So I’ve got a little something that’s guaranteed to perk up your Monday, but first things first…let me tell you about a cookbook that I’ve been enjoying for the last couple of months.

Toward the end of summer, I was contacted to review a “hot off the press” vegan cookbook written by Christy Morgan, a vegan macrobiotic chef and cooking instructor. If you want to learn more about Christy, check out her blog The Blissful Chef.

I’ll be honest, when I first received the cookbook, I was a bit overwhelmed…but in a good way. Out of the 175 recipes in the book, I wanted to make, oh…about 100 of them! There were SO many fantastic recipes to try covering many different cooking aspects that I was curious about…gluten-free, raw, and ethnic flavors…all made into nourishing vegan meals.

I loved the way the recipes were organized too.

Each section was divided seasonally to help make the most of the freshest ingredients.

When I finally narrowed down the recipes, I decided on about 5-6 to try first. One of them being the Millet-Black Bean Burgers

I’ve always loved playing around with different combos for homemade veggie burgers and I knew millet made a good filler from making my Edamame-Millet Burgers, so I was excited to try a version incorporating so many more veggies and textures.

The recipe is a large one, but they freeze really well…perfect for making lunches during the week!

Mine came out a little crumbly…I think I should’ve added a bit more of the liquid from the beans…but after adding a little oil and sqooshing (that is totally a word btw) them a bit, the fried up well in my skillet.

The texture and flavor of these vegan burgers is incredible…sure to satisfy any lover of burgers…vegan or not!

And of course, since I tried a savory recipe, I had to have a little balance and dabble with the sweet stuff!

I’m not a huge dessert person (I find that the more sweets I eat, the more sweets I want…and since I can’t say no, I usually end up with quite the tummy ache) so I figured this pumpkin hot chocolate would be perfect for me…

Plus, it has pumpkin in it…how could you go wrong there?

Well, the answer is…you can’t!

Unbelievable! Pumpkin spicy and perfectly chocolately!

I swear you guys, it was just like a decadent dessert…only in liquid form. Mmm!

So back to perking up your Monday…

How would you like to receive your very own copy of Christy’s wonderful cookbook chocked full of tasty vegan dishes full of flavor in the mail?

Just call it an early Christy Christmas present! 😉

This giveaway will be open until Thursday, December 15 @ 11:59pm CST and is open to residents of the US and Canada.

Here are the ways to enter:

MANDATORY:
1. Tell me your favorite vegan or vegetarian meal (feel free to drop a link)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
2. Like Kiss My Broccoli on Facebook

3. Like The Blissful Chef on Facebook

4. Follow The Blissful Chef on Twitter

5. Follow Kiss My Broccoli on Twitter AND tweet the following:
“Christmas is coming early! Check out Kiss My Broccoli’s giveaway for one of the newest vegan cookbooks to hit the shelves! http://goo.gl/wupOb”

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