Vegan Eats World review and giveaway

Terry Hope Romero‘s latest book, Vegan Eats World, came into my life on December 25th and was the best gift a girl like me could get. I’ve been a longtime fan of Terry’s diverse collection of cookbooks—from Viva Vegan! to Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and everything in between. Her new book continues the food revolution, covering 300 international dishes made vegan.

The shear breadth of this cookbook is incredible. Truth be told, I found myself flipping through this bible each night before bed, folding page corners and making grocery lists. Needless to say, this book has made me a little obsessed with exploring dishes and flavours from food-loving cuisines of Morocco, Thailand, India, Africa, Jamaica and many more. So far, I’ve made:

Pad Thai with Spicy Greens—My husband is a huge fan of pad thai, and so I knew this one was a winner when he declared this delicious and perfectly spiced. For this recipe, Terry shares the secret to success: prepping all components ahead of time and frying each serving individually, which is definitely worth the extra effort.

Red Lentil Dahl with Tomatoes and Curry Leaves—This mild and creamy dish perfectly complemented the spicier Indian sides I served at a recent dinner party, which included the Roasted Eggplant Masala in which eggplant is roasted and folded with chilies, tomatoes and abundant spices for a tender, juicy vegetable curry (I also added kale and pumpkin to this dish).

Shredded Cabbage with Toasted Mustard Seeds—This twist on an Indian style cabbage dish is fresh and lively, featuring finely shredded green cabbage tossed with a warm tumeric dressing. This was one of my personal favourites because it reminded me of a similar dish my great aunt used to make.

For the dinner party I mentioned above, I also made the Golden Tandoori Tofu, made with a bold soy yogurt masala marinade; Brown Basmati Biryani, made with Indian spices, fresh ginger, cauliflower, chickpeas and peas; as well as Yogurt Naan Griddle Bread, the most successful naan I’ve ever made (I got even better results using the cast iron skillet my hubby went out and bought for me).

On another recent Saturday afternoon, I explored Ethiopian cuisine by making Fluffy Scrambled Chickpea “Eggs” with Shallots (but’echa), Seitan Tibs simmered in Berbere and Wine (Seitan tibs w’et), and Saucy Berbere Lentils (yemiser w’et), all of which lived up to the traditional characteristics of this cuisine, right down to the spiced oil, bold flavours and thick, meaty textures.

With chapters devoted to essential basics such as Spice Blends; The Three Protein Amigos; and Pickles, Chutneys & Saucier Sauces, you can make everything from salads to curries, dumplings and desserts. Vegan Eats World has already helped me map my way through a culinary world tour, with stops in India and Africa so far—creating a pierogi party and Thai feast are next on my list.

Because I love this book so much, I want to give away a copy to one lucky reader! To enter, simply leave a comment below and tell me why you’d like this book. The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US, and the deadline to enter is Thursday, January 31st at midnight. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, February 1st. [The cookbook giveaway is now expired]



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63 Responses to “Vegan Eats World review and giveaway”

  1. Kim — January 20, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    Viva Vegan! is one of my all time favorite vegan cookbooks, and I’m so excited that Terry Hope Romero is continuing the international veganizing!

  2. Lillian — January 20, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    Oh, I’d love a nice new Vegan cookbook. I’m transitioning from vegetarian and the fresh new ideas with SPICES here sound so delish. I love to make healthy dishes at home for my whole family.

  3. The Peace Patch — January 20, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    I’d like to explore more cuisines, learn about spices, ingredients and techniques that are rich in other cultural traditions. Thanks!

  4. Miet — January 20, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    I’d love to cook more ethnic food. I would use it as a starting point to teach my children about other cultures (I’m homeschooling). This book sounds like a great place to start, and I, too, love Terry’s previous cookbooks!

  5. Kimberly Cooper — January 20, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    Three words: vegan banh mi!!!!!!!!

  6. Angi — January 20, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    I would LOVE to try the recipes in this book. It is on my wishlist. I love cooking ethnic foods and I am open to trying new things.

  7. Michelle D — January 20, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    I would absolutely LOVE this recipe book! I am just trying to grow my collection and this book looks like an amazing book with a very diverse recipe selection! Plus those pictures you posted of the recipes you made just made me have such a huge craving for indian food!!

  8. Hannah — January 20, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    Because I tried a few recipes with Lisa, they were wonderful, and as a result I would love for this cookbook to help start my cookbook collection here in Canada, as ‘most everything I own is half a world away.

  9. Bobbie {the vegan crew} — January 20, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this because Terry is one of my favorite cookbook authors. Her cookbooks offer loads of high-quality and unique recipes, and I know VEW won’t be any different. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Becky — January 20, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    I recently lost all of my cookbooks when moving across country (I didn’t insure the box they were in and the box never showed up :) so I would love to add this to my slowly accumulating new collection. The recipes you chose sound amazing!

  11. Josiane — January 21, 2013 @ 12:56 am

    I love traveling through food, and with Vegan Eats World, I’d clearly be in for a fantastically delicious round-the-world trip! Thank you for the review, and for offering us a chance at winning a copy of this book.

  12. Ali Seiter — January 21, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    I’d love to win this book because Terry Hope Romero is such a powerhouse author–I’ve long adored my copy of Veganomicon–and I want to rekindle my relationship with curry powder, with which I’ve had bad experiences for a while now.

  13. Kristie — January 21, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    Just looked at this amazing cookbook after reading your blog. This is must have in my cookbook library! I hope to win Terry’s amazing book so I can start exploring tastes from around the world!

  14. Laurie — January 21, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Fantastic review! I was disappointed to see my local library doesn’t have this book, and am crossing my fingers that I can get my hands on it.

    The cabbage looks amazing. Cabbage is my favourite veggie and I often douse it with garam masala…. and that photo makes me want to eat that whole bowl NOW. :)

  15. EMC — January 21, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Goodness, why *wouldn’t* you want this book? I’ve had it on my Amazon wishlist long before it came out. I keep picking it up at the store and browsing through and salivating… Especially for some of the Greek recipes! My favorite Greek restaurant closed down recently, so I’d love to be able to recreate some of those flavors. :-)

    Thanks for doing this giveaway, and for the photos/descriptions! It’s nice to hear from someone who has made and eaten things from the cookbook I’m eyeing.

  16. Kelly G. — January 21, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    I’d like to expand my vegan horizons by trying some unfamiliar foods!

  17. Cassidy Lach — January 21, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    just starting to try non “meat” meals. I’d love this to try some of our favorites, made vegan. TIA :)

  18. Audrey — January 21, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    I would like this book because I’m interested in trying more international cuisine.

  19. Amanda — January 21, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    Huzzah! I love Terry’s work thus far. I would love to add this book to my cookbook collection.

  20. Caroljean — January 21, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    I have been hooked on her recipes since I purchased ‘Vegan Cookies take over the Cookie Jar’ and ‘Vegan Cupcake take over the World’ to ‘Vegan Pie in the Sky’. So I would like to have this cookbook to start making the recipes in it. The recipes sound exciting to travel the world from your kitchen and I know that these are sure to please even the Foreign exchange student we get each year, so I hope that I will win this cookbook.

  21. Nancy — January 21, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    I would love a copy because all those Indian dishes are making me long for good vegan Indian food.

  22. Elizabeth — January 21, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    I LOVED pad thai, so since you’ve found the perfect vegan recipe for it, I would love to be able to make it as well.

  23. Barbi — January 21, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    I want this book so that I can donate a copy to TVA’s stash of volunteer thank you gifts! :)

  24. Kat — January 22, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    I have been making more vegan foods lately and would love to try some original recipes! All the food looks yummy

  25. Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen — January 22, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    That pad thai looks awesome! I would love to win a copy of this book as have loved the author’s other books and I need to expand my recipe repertoire with some new spices and techniques!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Laura — January 22, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    First, thanks for posting a blog review with images and thoughtful insights. Top notch. I’ve been looking for reviews of this book that went beyong “I tried this, and it was amazing!” THANKS FOR SHOWING ME. Pretty pics too.

    I want this book (A) because everything you made looks awesome especially the lentils. (B) My cookbook collection is slim. Quite slim.
    (C) I just would love it to continue making delicious veggie food influencing those around me.

  27. melanie — January 22, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    Woohoo! This is the only Terry Hope Romero book missing from my collection! It was on my holiday wish list but it must have slipped through the cracks as it didn’t find it’s way into my kitchen… but I haven’t given up hope, yet! :-)

  28. Dalores Lounds — January 22, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    I love Indian and other international foods and this would help me be able to stay home and cook!

  29. Kelly — January 22, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    I have Viva Vegan and it’s full of impressive, wonderful recipes. I want more Terry Hope Romero in my life!

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  30. Annie — January 22, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    The pad thai looks out-of-this-world delicious! I would love to have this cookbook because I know the recipes are going to be rock solid good – and heck – I’ve gotta have the complete Romero/Moskowitz collection!!

  31. Ashley — January 22, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    I’ve hit a bit of a food rut lately, so a new book would be awesome! Thanks for the chance. :)

  32. Melis — January 23, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    I’d love a copy of this book because your pictures look fantastic and I just can’t quite get the funds together right now to purchase it on my own. Vegan is love!

  33. Terri Cole — January 23, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I’d love to have this book because I love to cook foods from other cultures AND I’m a big fan of Terry’s AND I’ve been vegan less than a year so I need to build up my vegan cookbook collection!

  34. Jared — January 23, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    I’ve seen such great reviews of this book and would love to add a copy to my collection. I’ve recently explored Indian and Ethiopian cuisine and know I could better navigate through so many other worlds with this vegan guide.

  35. Christine — January 23, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I love her other cookbooks!

  36. Sandra Elliott — January 23, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Just getting started in the vegan world……I would love a copy!!!

  37. Sally Tinker Smith — January 23, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    Terry taught me to make tortillas, empanadas and tamales with Viva Vegan! I’m ready to explore the world with Vegan Eats World. Indian and Indonesian cooking, here I come!

  38. Molly — January 23, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    I love Terry Hope Romero and have been looking to expand my culinary horizons, and this book sounds like a perfect way to do that.

  39. Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack! — January 23, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    My mouth is already watering from your photos and descriptions! I’m also a huge fan of Pad Thai, and the one you made looks incredible to say the least. Thank you for the thorough review and for offering up a free copy! :)

  40. Jill — January 23, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    I have lots of cookbooks but not this one. I’d love to get my hands on it -with such a global flavor.

    Thanks for the review.

  41. Dan Hanley — January 23, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    I would love this book so my husband can try all of the new recipes!

  42. Andrea — January 23, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    I’ve read several reviews of this cookbook and every one was glowing. I own Terry’s first book and would love to add this one to my shelf. We love cooking foods from around the world!

  43. Carolsue — January 24, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    I love trying out ethnic recipes — the Pad Thai looks wonderful! I’d love to win this book!
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  44. Muy Vegan — January 24, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    If I win a copy I will blog about all of the recipes I make from this cookbook.

  45. Jordann — January 24, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    As I’m reading your post and seeing the photos, I’m “oh yum”, “oh ok stop!” and “ahhhhh staaaaaaaawp!” those all look delicious. I’m a new vegan eater, coming from the paleo scene and in need of some solid recipes. That’s why I’d be happy to win.

  46. katrina — January 24, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    What a great giveaway! I’d love a copy because I love seeing meat- eating family and friends try outstanding vegan food. Just one of life’s little pleasures…

    Thanks for having a giveaway!!

  47. Sharon Rose — January 25, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    I would absolutely love to win this book because Terry’s first book is one of my favorites, and most used cookbook in my kitchen! I am obsessed with her posole recipe and make it ALL the time. I’d love to see what new wonderful recipes she’s got brewing in this new book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

  48. Kylie — January 25, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    I love her!
    And… I’ve always wanted to write a cookbook highlighting the traditionally vegan mainstays from around the world. Now I don’t have to, because Terry did it better than I ever could!

    Please! I need this!

  49. Soozle — January 26, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    I would love to win as I am a huge fan of trying new dishes from around the world!

  50. Mandy Fitch — January 27, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    Ohhh thank you for the opportunity to win this book! I am a new vegan, desperate for recipes with a little more flavor than brown rice and broccoli. The better I do with recipes, the more chance my husband and child will join me in this new life style. Thanks again!

  51. Rachel — January 28, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    I love Terry Hope Romero’s books! This one looks particularly exciting with an international flare.

  52. Cindy — January 28, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    I would love to win this book, because I am a newbie and would love more recipes especially international ones. Thanks :)

  53. Laurel — January 29, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    Because Vegan Fire and Spice is my current all time favorite Vegan cookbook. Because I have all her other cookbooks. Because diversity, especially in my Vegan diet rules the world!

  54. Evolve3 — January 29, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    In college, I learned of some unfortunate news about my health. So I decided to change to an all-vegan diet. Do you know who my best buddies were to kickstart my health back on track?! Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope!! My facebook was filled with food porn and it annoyed the crap out of everyone! But I made a ton of new friends because of it and conversations were happening everywhere!

    So the reason why I want this book is because I enjoy cooking and Ms. Hope brings a touch of nostalgia (going back to the first days of my newfound veganism).

    So please pick me!

    (Cue in the “Finding Nemo” seagulls who are saying, “Mine! Mine! Mine!”) :D

  55. Carla — January 29, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    Recently I found your website and I’m loving it… I’m doing the transition to a vegan cruelty free diet, and I would love to learn more recipes, I love international cuisine and this book would be great :)

  56. Kate — January 29, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    I would love a copy of this book because I love food with international flair! Especially Thai & Japanese!

  57. charj — January 30, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    I really want this book, after reading so many glowing reviews.

  58. Michaela — January 31, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    I sometimes struggle to make ethnic food vegan, but it looks like Terry Hope Romero has solved that problem!

  59. Cristina — January 31, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    I would love a copy of Vegan Eats World for so many reasons, the first being how much I love her work! I’ve been studying spice blends recently with my cooking partner, have yet to venture steadily into world cuisine, and have the recipe for Scramble Tofu Bahn Mi from ppk on my short list. Thank you for this giveaway and also the pictures of the dishes you made from the book; for some reason they seem accessible…and while I’m saying thank you, I’ve very much enjoyed Tiny Treats!!

    ~love to you and your creations~

  60. Lauren — February 3, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book as I am a huge fan of Terry – I saw her speak two years ago at the Toronto Veg Food Fair, and I own all of the Vegan Cupcake/Cookie/Pie books by her and Isa. I would love to try out some new vegan recipes, especially since all of your pictures look so delicious! Thanks for the opportunity to own a copy of the book!

  61. Sophie — February 4, 2013 @ 6:51 am

    I have the same cookbook & received it as a lovely gift from my husband for Christmas! :) I love it so much & I leanred so much too!

    She is a really creative vegan cook & vegan baker! I also have other vegan cookery books of her!

  62. Sophie — August 26, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    I have the same book & love it deeply & hugely too! x

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