Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunshine and a Giveaway

Well hello!!!!

If you are close to here, I hope you are enjoying this AMAZING weather!!  I love love love it!!! 

I had such a great day yesterday with D’s mom!  We went shopping for our wedding ceremony that is happening in Newfoundland over Christmas! (Yes we’re doing 2 weddings!)  We both got very pretty dresses and super fun shoes!  I can’t show yet though, you must wait until Christmas!! :)

Then we met up with the boys and went out for dinner at a beautiful waterfront restaurant.  Since it was so smokin hot, we opted for the shaded spot, still with the great ocean view!  IMG_0088 D and I shared mussels that were cooked in a red curry with pineapples!!  IMG_0089 Then I had the fish tacos…  they were so good!


I was hoping they weren’t deep fried, but I just pulled off a bunch of the batter.   I need to remake this recipe – there was cabbage at the bottom, then the fish and then a sweet salsa!!

Everyone else had steak and prawns… IMG_0091 It was a very lovely meal – really a great day all around!!


No onto the giveaway!!

The folks at contacted me about doing a cookbook giveaway!!  Of course I said yes because I LOVE cookbooks!

Here is the deal – only 1 entry per person…

Leave a comment telling which cookbook have you  been dreaming about lately?  The one that keeps you up at night??  (Keep the book under $35 please) and why? – then will choose their favourite answer  next Thursday and send the winner the book of their dreams! haha!

Easy peasy and fun!! Get creative in your answers!!

I know what mine is!!  Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Essentials!!  It looks amazing!!!   Or really any of Ani Phyo’s books!

Also Veganomicon sounds fabulous too!!

ps.  Twittering, facebooking or blogging about it will give you extra good karma ;)  Just sayin!!

If you are a reader that never comments, now is your chance!!  Just click COMMENT and then choose the Name/URL and enter your info (you can leave the URL open if you don’t have a website)


Good luck guys!!


  1. I would love Raw Food Real World cookbook by Sarma Melngailis & Matthew Kenney. It is a great intro to raw foods and even though I hope to go there in March of 2011 I was their cookbook ASAP! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Hmmm Anis Raw food Essentials has been on my mind for awhile now, and I keep resisting the urge to buy it because it may end my marriage! LOL. I have a big cookbook collection and have been warned not to buy more. BUT if you lovely people wanted to say GIVE me that one....I think I would be in the clear!

  3. I would love the America's Test Kitchen book.

  4. Fun giveaway! I think I'd get a Cooking Light cook book. Because I'd love to cook more and would love some light, healthy recipes!

    The view from that restaurant is amazing!

  5. I would love Ani's Raw Food Kitchen!

    We are going to try to do a DIY reno on our kitchen soon, and because I won't have access to my stove and possibly fridge for who knows how long... I think this cookbook could teach me a few tricks on how to make yummy food without cooking it :)

  6. Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book by Kelly Rudnicki. This book was a Godsend for my 7 year old who was diagnosed in April. I'm one of those people who love the idea of cooking, but can't! Now everything has to be homemade! (poor kid!) I got this cookbook at the Library and I can make the recipies without people gagging! So that's why I would like it!

  7. There is no specific cookbook I have been wanting, but I do want some ultimate BBQ type cookbook. As a man, the BBQ is my domain (my wife is afraid of it)

    This BBQ cookbook would have to have some great steak and rib recipes - that's essential :)

  8. I'd love Ani's Raw Food Kitchen! I've been eye-balling it for forever.

  9. I have been dreaming of Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."

  10. Fun giveaway! I think I'd get The Bread Baker's Apprentice, Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread.
    I started making bread at home, but the results were not very satisfactory, so this book would be very useful for me!
    Thanks for the chance!!

  11. I really, really want Jaime Oliver's Food Revolution cook book. I keep seeing it in the store yet never pick it up to buy it. Ever since his show I have loved it attitude towards food and I'd love to try more of his recipes.

  12. it wrong that I haven't been dreaming about cookbooks:)
    I love to cook but rarely use a cookbook!!
    Hmmm....let's about one of The Hungry Girl cookbooks or cocktail books!!! Now Low cal cocktails...that's something i'd dream about!!!!
    :) :) :)

  13. Hmm I'd like to win Vegan Cupcakes take over the world. I've alway been into making cupcakes and baking but ever since I turn into a vegan, it's been hard to bake! So I hope Vegan Cupcakes can help me do so.

  14. What a cute photo of you 4!! Isn't it just gorg outside? Omg, I could live like this all year ;)

    I have honestly never had fish tacos, but everyone tells me they are amazing!

    Mmmm I would LOVE THE ANI book too!!! I keep meaning to buy it, but the Twilight Saga has been the only books on my mind lately ;)


  15. Awesome food! It's been HOT HOT HOT here and I'm already ready for fall :) I have a pretty good grilled fish taco recipe with cilantro/lime dressing (you could take out the yogurt and add some vinegar). If I had to choose, I've been wanting to cook up more fish lately because of all its wonderful health benefits, so I would love love love to read 'Fish Without a Doubt' or 'The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper' because I just love Italian cuisine! Have a great weekend :)

  16. I would definitely choose Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. I've been dreaming about gorging on those little delicious cakes for ages! Carrot cake cupcakes, peanut butter cupcakes, chocolate mint cupcakes, and banana split cupcakes?!?! I would go on a cupcake eating binge and love every minute of it! om nom nom

  17. ANY raw cook book, as I've been extremely interested in uncooked, but really anything vegan... Your pics look like you're having a nice, relaxing summer. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  18. I would love to have "The Pioneer Woman Cooks". Her blog has some yummy looking recipes.

  19. I just read about Neal Barnard's new book: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook. It sounds amazing, not just with recipes, but helpful information too :)

  20. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian!

  21. I have been dying to get The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. Thank you for entering me in this giveaway.

  22. ive been dying to get my hands on eat drink and be vegan!

  23. I keep thinking about eating chocolate and creating my own cookbook! In order to do so I feel I need to learn all I can about chocolate. I know this is not a cook book but I believe it will inspire someone to create a cook book of their own. Naked Chocolate: The Astounding Truth About The World's Greatest Food by David Wolfe and Shazzie (Paperback - May 2005) I would even take a used That is how much it is on my mind!


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