“The Great Vegan Bean Book” Cookbook Giveaway


The Great Vegan Bean Book-1The Great Vegan Bean Book

Earlier this week, I’d posted a recipe for an Indian Chickpea Yogurt Salad from the new cookbook by Kathy Hester: The Great Vegan Bean Book.  This book is full of lots of terrific recipes using different kinds of beans in innovative and delicious combinations.  When Kathy put the word out for bloggers to help her by making recipes from the book, I was sure to join in, as I’d had a chance to see how creative and interesting these are.  The recipes are vegan, with accommodation for soy-free diets and other options for adjusting them to fit more specialized tastes.

Indian Chickpea Yogurt SaladIndian Chickpea Yogurt Salad

It’s really the range of recipes and the variety of tastes that makes this book a great meat-free protein guide.  I have one copy from the publisher to give away to a reader on this site.  This is a terrific resource for anyone who would like to broaden his or her diet to include more plant-based, animal-friendly foods.

The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)

Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only

To Enter: Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What is your favorite bean dish?  (see this post for Chef Cesare Casella’s tips on cooking beans)

You must also have a valid screen name (NOT “Anonymous”) with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway. I’ll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner. If you list “Anonymous” or do not have a valid email address with your comment, you will be disqualified. I do not share these addresses with anyone, and they are only for the purpose of entering this giveaway.

Deadline: Is Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments. (I’m going to be very strict about this and make no exceptions.)

The Outcome: Only one winner will be chosen for this cookbook giveaway. I’m going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.

Buon appetito!


  1. Betty Ann @Mango_Queen
    Betty Ann @Mango_Queen07-19-2013

    My favorite ‘beans’ dish is Monggo Guisado- Mung Beans sauteed in tomatoes. It is a simple, yet classic Filipino vegetable dish. I’ve blogged about it several times. Hope I win. I’d love to get my hands on The Great Vegan Bean Book by the amazing Kathy Hester. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Shannon Baas
    Shannon Baas07-20-2013

    bean and cheese enchiladas.

  3. Tamar

    I like to eat chickpea curry.

  4. robin zarate
    robin zarate07-21-2013

    My favorite bean dish is lentils with tempeh bacon!

  5. cheap beats by dre
    cheap beats by dre07-21-2013

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  6. Danielle D
    Danielle D07-21-2013

    My favorite bean dish is veggie chili!

  7. Jenna

    My favorite bean dish would be a bean and kale soup.

  8. Eric

    Lentils with kale and tempeh in an avocado cream sauce

  9. Rachel

    I know it’s typical, but I love hummus.

    Although, I’ve used beans to make delicious brownies before.

    Plus, you can never go wrong with good old baked beans.

  10. Sarah

    Chana Masala – yummy!

  11. dawn cook
    dawn cook07-22-2013

    i too love hummus! and the Stewed Beans with Tomatoes looks good, i want to make that!

  12. Katie K
    Katie K07-22-2013

    I love black bean soups with lentils!

  13. Angela

    I love garbanzo beans in soup.

  14. An Ran
    An Ran07-22-2013

    My favorite bean dish is probably Dal Makhani, although it’s very hard to prepare it well.

  15. Scarlett Graham
    Scarlett Graham07-22-2013

    I love mexican lasagna that has several beans in it.

  16. Christine

    bean and kale soup

  17. Jennifer

    As a vegetarian, I live on beans. My favorite bean dish is refried black beans mixed with chilies and onion. So good.

  18. Sand

    My favorite is mixed bean soup with lots of vegetables!

  19. Shannon

    I love veggie chili.

  20. Brian E.
    Brian E.07-23-2013

    Thanks for the giveaway…homemade hummus.

  21. Mihaela D.
    Mihaela D.07-23-2013

    mixed bean soup with lots of other vegetables!

  22. Susan D
    Susan D07-23-2013

    While I do not have one specific favorite bean recipe, for the sake of this question, I will go with my family’s Seven Bean Soup recipe

  23. susan smoaks
    susan smoaks07-23-2013

    My favorite bean dish is black beans with white rice!

  24. The Experimental Gourmand
    The Experimental Gourmand07-23-2013

    Thank you for all these fantastic comments! This giveaway is now officially closed to new entries as of 12:00 pm EDT today. I’ll reach out to the winner and post the results when I have a confirmation response.

  25. Karen Gonyea
    Karen Gonyea07-23-2013

    Veggie Chili :)

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