I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this new cookbook by Nicole Axworth and Lisa Pitman! It’s called DIY Vegan. Beyond the fact that I absolutely adore Nicole and Lisa, this cookbook is fabulous and filled to the rim with delicious recipes! I am so excited to be a part of their blog tour.
From the moment the book arrived in the mail, I couldn’t put it down. I honestly curled up on the couch with it for hours. Nicole and Lisa have some really creative and healthy spins on so many recipes, from crackers and cereals, to homemade cheeses, desserts, sauces, dressings, pancake and pizza mixes, savory vegan egg mix, puddings, snacks and more! These recipes are incredibly innovative and healthy at the same time. I am in serious awe over the Savory Egg Mix and sour cream & onion popcorn shaker, and that’s just for starters. Tonight I’m making the Ranch Dressing for the second time (so good!) and the pancake mix is on the menu for this weekend.
Plus, the recipes are all healthy! And if a recipe isn’t gluten-free, there is a gluten-free variation. This makes my heart sing!
Lucky for you all, Lisa, Nicole and their publishers are letting me share their recipe for coconut bacon (it’s delish!), and they are graciously letting me give away a copy of DIY Vegan to one lucky winner! This contest is open to anyone in the USA or Canada. To enter, please just leave a comment below (along with a way to reach you in case you win), and tell me what your favorite homemade pantry item is. I’ll pick a winner on December 11th. And just to clarify, leave a blog comment to enter into the book giveaway, and the Raflecopter to enter into the giveaway for the Blendtec and Breville. You can enter both!
And, lucky for you, if you act quickly, there is a second giveaway going on! You can win a Blendtec blender and a Breville food processor! That giveaway ends next Tuesday.
Good luck, and seriously go make that coconut bacon!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. However, no other compensation or gift was exchanged for this review, and my opinions are always my own. The post does contain one affiliate link to Amazon.
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce, homemade (page 139) or store bought
- 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional)
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 cups large coconut flakes
- Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine the tamari, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, maple syrup, olive oil (if using), vinegar, and paprika and stir. Toss in the coconut flakes and stir until well coated and no liquid remains at the bottom of the bowl.
- Spread the coated coconut in a single layer over the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Watch carefully—the edges can burn quickly! Let cool on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.
- TRY THIS: If you’re looking to reduce your oil consumption, the natural fat in the coconut flakes make these delicious with or without the oil in the recipe. If you like things a little more on the salty side, add a sprinkle of salt once you lay out the coconut flakes on the baking sheet, before they go into the oven.