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Aquafabulous! Cookbook Giveaway

Ummm, wait now. How did it get to be December??? Suddenly it’s three weeks to Christmas and I haven’t done a thing.

If you’re like me (and, let me just say, don’t be) and you are panicking right now, maybe I can help.

I mean, I can help you. I can’t help myself, I’m clearly a lost cause.

I am giving away a couple copies of my cookbook, Aquafabulous!: 100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba. 

Aquafabulous!

This would make a great gift for the vegan on your Christmas list, or your sister/friend/cousin with the egg allergy. You could even keep it for yourself. I promise I won’t tell.  There are over 100 recipes, all vegan (and therefore egg-free), and delicious (I taste-tested every one personally). There’s lots of variety in there, as well, everything from breakfasts to snacks to desserts (especially desserts) and everything in between…

Like, oh, for example:

  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse
  • Pavlova
  • Crepes (both sweet and savoury)
  • Chocolate Waffled Brownie S’mores
  • “Everything Bagel” crackers
  • Vegan Pate

Aquafaba vegan pavlova

So good, right?

Okay, so here’s the deal.

  1. Comment below and tell me what recipe you’d like to see me “veganize.” It’s that simple! The contest will run for a week, ending at midnight on December 12. I’ll then draw one name at random from all the comments, and mail you a copy of my book! Boom!
  2. I’m giving away a second copy on my Instagram feed, click to enter that one as well.

Good luck!! And I wish you all an easy and carefree holiday with zero stress.

 

$5 DIY Gift for Popcorn Lovers

Eeeek! It’s three days to Christmas!

You may be smugly sitting in your perfectly-decorated living room with a cup of Bailey’s hot chocolate and your feet up, all your shopping done. Or maybe you’re still running around looking for things and battling the crowds at the mall. Or maybe, you haven’t even started…

Here’s a quick and simple DIY gift for the popcorn-lover on your list. Bonus! It won’t cost you more than $5!

DIY 5 popcorn lovers gift

Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Popcorn bucket: $2 at Wal-mart
  • Bag of popcorn (can make several gifts): less than $2 (from your grocery store–buy the no-name brand)
  • Paper lunch bags*: $1 (at the dollar store, will make several gifts)
  • Glass shaker containers: 2/$1 (at the dollar store)
  • Seasoning**: made from ingredients you already have lying around the house

DIY popcorn lovers gift

Here’s how to make your gift for popcorn lovers:

  1. Take 6 paper lunch bags out of the package, and place them inside the popcorn bucket.
  2. Measure out 2 cups of popcorn kernels, and put them into a nice, pretty bag. As an alternative to this, you could buy some snack-sized ziploc bags at the dollar store (again, $1), and measure out 1/3 cup of popcorn into each.
  3. Create your popcorn seasoning, and fill up one of the shaker bottles with it. You could even make a couple of different kinds and include more than one (instructions follow below**).
  4. Write a note with directions to your friend, or you can use mine (see below). Include the note in the popcorn bucket, as well. Wrap it up pretty, and gift!

*I stopped buying microwave popcorn quite a while ago. I was a bit scared of what was in there. If you know the person has an air popper, you can skip the lunch bags. But making popcorn in the microwave has been my go-to method for the last couple of years, and it’s awesome. Read all about it here.

microwave popcorn info

**Popcorn seasoning:

Get creative! Here are a couple of tutorials for making your own that I pinned: Popcorn Seasoning Kit, and 50 Flavoured Popcorn Recipes. Here’s one I really like from Thug Kitchen. As a bonus, it’s vegan, as it’s made with nutritional yeast (or nooch), which has a nutty, parmesan-like flavour. Combine: 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried dill, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt.

 

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