2.15.2013

"nut butter universe" + giveaway



Robin Robertson's new cookbook, Nut Butter Universe, is now available!

I tested for this book last year and am excited that it is finally out. Robin has sent me a copy and now it is time that I pass it on to some lucky person. I always like to support our vegan cookbook authors by getting my own copy of the books I test for, so this is up for grabs. Simply leave your nuttiest comment and check back on the first day of March to see if you are the winner. You will have until March 3rd to respond with your mailing address otherwise I'll have to move on to the second winner.

Only US residents, please.

Here are some of the delectable recipes I enjoyed during testing:

Peanut Butter Cups

Robin makes the popular cups vegan and even better than the original. 

Handcrafted Granola Bars

These granola bars were a huge hit during our camping trips. They are incredibly good!



Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Who doesn't like cheesecake? This one has two delightful layers of flavors.


Spinach Walnut Crostini

We loved this crostini! Creamy spinach on crispy bread. Mmm.

Walnut Butter Waldorf Wrap

This sandwich shames the original waldorf salad. I never thought anything that had components of the dated salad could ever be this wonderful.

Linguine with Thai Pesto
This is amazing! Pesto is a natural using nuts, and twisting the traditional pesto into a Thai pesto is nothing short of sheer genius.

These are just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to enter the contest and check back if you are the winner on March 1st as determined by Random.org. 


46 comments:

  1. OK, I can't claim I said this, but Steven Wright is pretty darn nutty, and this is one of my favorites of his: "I once put instant coffee in a microwave and almost went back in time."

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  2. My favorite snack is apple slices dipped in peanut butter :)

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  3. If you are what you eat, I must be nuts! :)

    These recipes look amazing!

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  4. Sometimes you feel like a nut...and it's nuts not to go vegan when there's so much awesomeness out there!

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  5. Freshly ground Almond butter and vegan chocolate chips - quick and wonderful dessert!

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  6. So excited about this cookbook that I am going nuts in anticipation! (Okay that was more corny than nutty but I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed)!

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  7. Love the concept of this book! *crosses fingers*

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  8. I hope this doesn't cashew at a bad time, but maybe my comment will ensure that almond your mind when you make your choice. :-)

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  9. As a self-proclaimed vegan cookbook "nut", I'd love to add this one to my collection.

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  10. aww man, all these other comments have my cracking a smile. I don't think I can compete. Tho I would thrilled to win. :)

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  11. Those recipes all look fantastic. Peanut butter rules!

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  12. I keep seeing delicious photos of the peanut butter cups recipe. It's driving me...well, nuts! Gotta try that soon!

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  13. I follow Robin's blog and all the pictures and recipes that she posts look DELICIOUS!!! I would love love to have a copy of her book. I hope I win!!

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    1. I go "nuts" over nuts and would want to always eat these NUTritous,delicious, NUTty foods, even in miNUTe quantities every day! There! That's the nuttiest comment I could make! I hope I win!

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  14. Here's a nut-ku if you will (a nutty variation of a haiku)
    Pecans from the shell
    I'm glad I'm not allergic
    Walnuts on the loose.
    Or here is another:
    Robin Robertson
    Writes the best vegan cookbooks
    Nut butter is best.
    Thanks for letting me play.

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  15. "Sometimes you feel like a nut" and I would go nuts for this book. Thanks.

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  16. Im a breast feeding momma of a 17 month old and 5 month old. Nut butters are essential in my house. I go through costco sized amounts of almond and peanut butter several times a month! Id love a copy of this book!

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  17. We've deemed our butter knives "nut butter knives" for they see much MUCH more nut butter than actual butter in their lifetime. :)

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  18. Cashini (cashew tahini butter)rocks

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  19. Everything looks delicious and I'd love to win!

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  20. I love Robins book this would make a perfect addition to my collection.

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  21. "I used to be able to name every nut that there was. And it used to drive my mother crazy, because she used to say, "Harlan Pepper, if you don't stop naming nuts," and the joke was that we lived in Pine Nut, and I think that's what put it in my mind at that point. So she would hear me in the other room, and she'd just start yelling. I'd say, "Peanut. Hazelnut. Cashew nut. Macadamia nut." That was the one that would send her into going crazy. She'd say, "Would you stop naming nuts!"" - Best in Show

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  22. Deb m (sdnmarinucci@juno.com)February 17, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    Aw nuts, I like to win this book for mt nutty family!

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  23. march 1 is my bday and I'd loooove to celebrate with some nuts!! Oh boy- That's what she said... ;)

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  24. "Peanut butter is what holds our family together." Dennis the Menace

    gaia (at) cinci (dot) rr (dot) com

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  25. "I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." ~ John Steinbeck

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  26. Robin's cookbook would be a perfect addition for my not-nutty-enough collection! Thank you.

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  27. Q: What kind of nuts always seems to have a cold?
    A: Cashews!

    I didn't know if we could do dirty jokes so that one is really bad and cheesy.

    pumpkinsfan76@gmail.com

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  28. You'd be nuts not to want Nut Butter Universe! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  29. I have a number of Robins previous books and they are awesome. I'd love to own this one!

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  30. The book looks amazing, especially those peanut butter cups!

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  31. I go through at least one batch of homemade nut butter a week and would love a copy of this book!

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  32. A peanut sat on a railroad track,
    His heart was all a-flutter.
    The five-fifteen came rushing by--
    Toot toot! Peanut butter!

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  33. I LOVE nuts butters waaaay too much, so this book is pretty much a necessity for me!

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  34. I make pesto with pistachios instead of pine nuts, how nutty is that? ;-)

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  35. You at so awesome for sharing the nut love! :-)

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  36. I'm always looking for more ways to use nut butters, especially now that I have a 2-year-old vegan to cook for.

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  37. I eat nut butters by the spoonful...(not so) guilty pleasure :)

    janel dot myers at yahoo dot com

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  38. yum - it all looks delicious! Thanks

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  39. That Waldorf Wrap looks and sounds amazing! It would be the first thing I make!

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  40. Peanut butter rules my life and I require other methods of consuming it besides straight from the jar! I pretty much need this book in my life it would be a tragedy not to have it...pretty please ;)

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  41. I have her "Peanut Butter Planet" book and would love to add this to my collection!

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  42. It's nuts how much nut butters (esp. organic) cost in the store!! Still I try to use them as much as my wallet can afford. Would love to win this book!

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  43. I'm not usually nutty but I think it might be a good substitution for being so serious (usually).

    Good luck to all the entrants and hey, thanks for a great new blog to follow.

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