another nablopomo thanksgiveaway!

by Stacy

Last year during NaBloPoMo I did a little giveaway just before Thanksgiving. It’s fun to reward you for being my readers, even in small ways. In the future I do hope to offer up more fun stuff, but right now that hefty $3 a month I’m raking in from ad revenue generally goes towards food.

Not today! It’s the holiday season — a time of family, friends, festivities, and food. Since I can’t invite you all over for a little shindig chez moi, I decided to give a gift that keeps on giving. As a bonus, when my posting frequency goes way down after 30 days of daily updates, you’ll have a little supplemental reading to tide you over:

I’m hooking someone up with a one-year subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine.

One year is 9 issues, each containing 20-30 tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes. You can check out tons of other recipes and such at their website if you’re not convinced.

For non-vegetarians it could still offer inspiration, or at least some options when vegetarian friends come over for dinner. Or maybe you could start a Meatless Monday tradition at your house — save money (and fossil fuels) by eating less meat.

A small thing that endears the periodical to me is that I don’t hate their ads. Unlike some other magazines to which I subscribe which shall remain nameless and often have nutrition advice on one page and canned soup and weight-loss medications on the facing page, their advertisements walk their talk. I sometimes find the aforementioned juxtaposition a bit jarring, so it’s a nice change.

I often find inspiration from non-vegetarian cooking magazines, so I can’t imagine the reverse isn’t true. If not, you’re not out any money anyway!

Just leave a comment below with a link to a favorite meatless dish. If I’m going to send you a year’s supply of recipes, I might as well collect a few good ones in the process.

Happy Thanksgiveaway!

Contest is now closed! Thanks for playing!

Special bonus entries: I’ll toss your name in the proverbial hat a second time if you tweet a link to the giveaway (mention @stacyblue so I know!) or link to the Thanksgiveaway on your own blog.

Winner will be chosen by the magical random number generator and announced on Monday, November 15.

Fine print: I’m shelling out this prize from my own pocket and the goodness of my heart since I was renewing my own subscription anyway.

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Rose November 8, 2010 at 4:06 am

This would be such a great giveaway to win!
This is one of my favourite recipes at the moment….



Annette November 8, 2010 at 6:53 am

I would love to move my family to a more meatless diet; hubs really likes ‘meat and potatoes’. This magazine may be just the start. As for a favorite recipe, I love red lentils and the recipe you referenced is a good one. Like you, I often do not have everything listed (like scallions) and make do with what we do have (


tater1112 November 8, 2010 at 6:53 am
The recipe calls for bullion, but the comments say that “chicken soup base” is better (it is). I know that doesn’t sound vegetarian, but the best stuff I found, and now I can’t remember the name, didn’t have any chicken in the ingredient list. Creepy, but so delicious…

Also this –
Which Evergreen serves as tofu, not chicken. If I could figure out how to fry tofu, I’d totally do it that way instead of with chicken.

Doesn’t count, because they’re not originally veggie? How’s about this? It’s fantastic for clearing out the CSA drawer…


Annette November 8, 2010 at 7:15 am

and I blogged about the giveaway here (


Angela November 8, 2010 at 7:19 am

This is my go-to recipe for anything (breakfast, lunch and dinner) right now:

I will sometimes swap out the veggies or change up the cheeses, but I’m in love with veggie quiche right now.


Andrea November 8, 2010 at 8:13 am

I love bread and the many variations you can make on this basic recipe. You can sub in some whole wheat flower and give it a nuttier flavor (I also like to sub in some dried fruit).


Heather November 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

We have been concentrating on eating much more vegetarian to limit the cholesterol in our diet. This would be really helpful. My favorite, fast vegetarian recipe is for Moroccan Chickpea Soup. We made it this weekend, in fact. I usually have all the ingredients in my pantry/fridge at any one time so it’s an easy recipe for a fast, comforting (yet flavorful) meal.


Kate November 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

I am not -quite- a vegetarian, but inching closer and closer each year. My favorite recipe, as of late, is Red Kidney Bean Curry from Smitten Kitchen: It’s like the perfect chili to me…it’s cheap, quick to make, hearty and delicious.


Jennifer November 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

We do much lacto-ovo vegetarian stuff around my house. We would die without milk, cheese and eggs. 😉

My youngest is a semi-self imposed vegetarian (she’ll pick the meat off a slice of pizza and just eat the cheese), but is stubborn about veggies. My eldest is just beginning to eat a wide array of veggies without putting up a fight. So we do what we can to sneak stuff into meals and the broccoli cheddar soup we made once was a perfect example of child trickery… “Look! Cheese!” =D


SarahLynt November 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

Gosh, I have wanted a subscription to Vegetarian Times! Such a great magazine. This lentil soup recipe is awesome!! Whenever my husband (who is not a lentil lover) goes out of town, I make a huge pot of it and eat it for several meals! Especially good with a little sriracha sauce & goat cheese on top!


Matthew Ellsworth November 8, 2010 at 11:28 am

I have only made this recipe once, and I keep meaning to make it again. But there are too many other recipes to try. Anyway, this one is one of my favorites! And fairly easy to make. (I actually made it with mock duck).


Bridget November 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I’m supposed to choose just one favorite?! Okay, so there’s pizza and there’s macaroni and cheese, of course, and then there’s my absolute favorite meal, tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, but for something different (and without cheese even!), how about Braised White Beans with Zucchini, Potatoes, and Tomatoes (which I really really need to take a new photograph of)?


Kaley November 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I’m gonna go with tofu ricotta gnocchi


Tyffanie November 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I know bean burgers are all the rage (rightfully so though) but I have found a recipe for a Mexican-style spicy burger that is just down-right delicious!!! Mine didn’t come out as pretty as in the picture, but they sure tasted amazing….even my meat-loving husband liked them!


Emily November 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Gah! I just added a subscription to Vegetarian Times to my Christmas list. Maybe (with luck) I’ll be able to take it off. I have recently become a vegetarian and I am having so much fun discovering all the fun dishes there are to make. This cold salad is currently one of my favorites. I ate it for days after whipping it up and never got sick of it.


Amanda November 10, 2010 at 5:47 am

I don’t claim to be vegetarian, but we mostly eat veggie. We’d love to have Vegetarian Times around for more inspiration! The recipe below is comfort in a bowl. Fluffy gnocchi (b/c of the ricotta). The sauce calls for chicken broth, but could easily be switched with vegetable broth.


Jennifer November 11, 2010 at 7:05 am

Oh, but I have so many favorites! I’ve been craving this vegetable paella lately, though, so I’ll go with that… it’s what finally made me break down and buy some saffron, too. So worth it.


sheeba November 12, 2010 at 8:15 pm

by far, our family favorite: kale pesto with pumpkin seeds. can be made allergen free and/or vegan, is a hit with the kids, and is super healthy! you can toss in some basil if you can;t imagine eating pesto without basil too :)


Jordana November 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I could eat this everyday and never get tired of it, especially since there are so many possibilities for variations:


katya November 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I love to make my own veggie dishes, but i will link to something online…

ok i made something similar… actually two dishes that squished together almost were this one :)

i made perogies (sort of like making ravioli) and squash/sage pasta

So… maybe i will make this one myself sometime soon.


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