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Festive Freebie III: Reader’s Choice Cookbook Giveaway

[Disclaimer: I did not receive any free books for this giveaway. I am paying for the prize and the shipping out of my own pocket.  Happy Holidays!]


[Do you love cookbooks as much as I do?  Let me know which one you’d like to own and it could be yours!]

I know there are bloggers out there (some of them with a good deal of clout) who don’t like giveaways.  They think giveaways diminish us all because they are basically shilling for products and provide free advertorial to companies.

I don’t feel that way.

In fact, I love giveaways.

It’s not just that I love the feeling I get from offering a gift to someone and reveling in their excitement and appreciation (though of course I do love that).  I also love–almost as much as the feel-good emotion–how giveaways draw out the lurkers, allowing me to see comments from so many of you whom I’d never hear from otherwise!  So please, don’t wait for giveaways to say hello. 😉

In addition, I honestly don’t feel as if my blog or ethics are compromised when I hold giveaways because I will never promote something in which I don’t truly believe or something I wouldn’t truly use myself.  (Hmm. . .perhaps that explains why so few companies ask me to review products compared to many other bloggers out there. . . all my dietary restrictions do reduce the number of potential products I could try. On the other hand–hey, Cuisinart Food Processor people! Or Henckels knives people! Or Green Star Juicers people! Just ask, and you know I’m there for you!). 😉  Every one of the Festive Freebies so far has featured a food or product that I already use regularly and can wholeheartedly endorse–and I plan to keep it that way.

So let’s have another giveaway, I say! And today, I’m giving away something I know every one of you will love–your favorite cookbook!  I held a “Reader’s Choice” cookbook giveaway last year with great success, so I decided to repeat the idea this year. 

I’m giving away a cookbook to a lucky DDD reader–and you get to choose which one you want!  As long as it’s available through amazon.com and I can ship it to you, it can be yours.

To enter the giveaway, just tell me which cookbook you’d love to own and why you love it (include author’s name and title). That’s it! 

After midnight next Tuesday, November 30th, I’ll choose a winner at random and announce the name on Wednesday.  PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT BE CONTACTING THE WINNER–you will have to come back to check and then either leave a comment or send me an email with your full name and mailing address (sorry, but it becomes too difficult for me to track down the winner, especially if they don’t respond).  If I don’t hear from the winner by Friday, December 3, I will choose another winner, until the prize is awarded.

The contest is open worldwide. 

Good luck, everyone!  I look forward to learning about some great new cookbooks from y’all.

And to all my American friends and family–have a very Happy Thanksgiving! 😀


119 comments to Festive Freebie III: Reader’s Choice Cookbook Giveaway

  • I’d like to win whatever vegan cookbook you think is most helpful for an Anti Candida Diet. I have lost of wonderful vegan cookbooks but none that I feel are helpful in my battle against candida.


  • Christine

    A Vegan book giveaway?!?! Lovely!

    Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry.


  • Paloma

    I don’t have candida, but my mother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and this is one time I do NOT want to follow in her footsteps. I’ve been vegetarian, and am now moving forward to being a vegan, and have been researching substitutions from scratch on the internet. I have been “veganizing” my old recipes and grew up loving ethnic foods. I do a lot of cooking in various size crockpots and often carry my food with me since I often leave the house early and arrive home late several days a week due to teaching, rehearsing and then performing music. I love to cook on weekends and even when I’m traveling abroad. What would you suggest for me?


  • Anna

    I would love to have Isa’s Appetite for Reduction!


  • I would love a copy of Ani Pho’s new book, Ani’s Raw Food Essentials.


  • I’d love to win Local Bounty: Vegan Seasonal Recipes by Devra Gartenstein, because I love the concept of eating seasonally, but most localvore cookbooks focus far too much on animal products. Thanks!


  • I would love to own Veganomicon by Terry Hope Romero and Isa Moskowitz! I’ve recently been revisiting some recipes from Vegan with a Vengeance and am reminded of how good they are, so I would love their other cookbook. I’m probably the only vegan out there who doesn’t have it yet!


  • Laura

    I would love the Candida Albican Yeast-Free Cookbook by Pat Connolly. I’m trying to get rid of Candida, parasites..you name it! I need all the help I can get


  • The one book I haven’t bought myself yet is David Lebovitz _Ready for Dessert_ . I have a gluten free diet, but I can convert any recipe with an all purpose mix I use as long as I weigh it against the measurements called for. It works like a charm every single time.


  • The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam.

    i think this one is definitely at the top of my wishlist right now… I’m all about almond flour and have celiac disease so a gluten free almond flour cookbook is a dream. and that cake looks amazing. :] thank you.


  • i would love to win dreena burton’s eat, drink, and be vegan~!


  • I would love to have Isa’s Appetite for Reduction, or Local Bounty: Vegan Seasonal Recipes by Devra Gartenstein, or Ani Pho’s new book, Ani’s Raw Food Essentials…I love cookbooks and can’t wait to get these and if I am able to win any, all the better!!!

    Thanks and hope things improve for you…happy MoFo!


  • Stacy

    The cookbook that has been on my wishlist is… Appetite for Reduction by Isa Moskowitz. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway!


  • Wow, wow and wow! This is probably the best blog post ever. ;-). I love the spirit of giving too!

    Elana’s ‘The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook’ is high on my wish list this year, as I’ve just discovered how fab almond flour is.



  • Johanna Jabora-Scott

    I would love to try Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry. As it gets colder, some healthy comfort food would be nice 🙂


  • It just got released, but I’d like Isa’s new book: Appetite for Reduction. Being busy in school again has not been conducive to my normal healthy eating and exercising routine and it’s starting to show…time to reign it in!


  • Meghan

    This is a very, very bad question to answer. Any one who knows me knows I love flipping through cookbooks and there is quite a few listed on my need to have in my book collection list. And I’m going back and further between a couple of really good raw food books right now, as I’m high raw, including the new one from Alissa Cohen. But I stumbled upon this one book a few weeks ago and so far only seen it listed on amazon or her website and it looks like it would be good to have, so I would have to say Pure Pleasures: Luscious Live Food Recipes from the Glowing Temple Kitchen by Natalia


  • […] and for giving me something to look forward to next summer. Thanks for your compassion and your generosity and your sweetness. Thanks for your friendship and your support and did I mention your food porn? […]

  • I know I completely missed this giveaway but had to comment and say that I love seeing your shelf of cookbooks!! Mine isn’t quite that big but it’s getting there. 🙂


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