Sunday, December 23, 2012

Free Digital Veg Magazine Giveaway[CLOSED]

Everything's gone digital! Even magazine and newspaper subscriptions. I suppose it's much better for the environment, but I've gotta admit, I really love flipping through actual magazines and newspapers that wrong?

If you could do it.....FREE.....would you? Well here's good news.....Zinio has offered to give 10 of my readers a FREE subscription!!! And guess what? They DO have Vegetarian Times and VegNews. I currently subscribe to both of these in the physical version, so I don't need a digital version as well. Zinio has tons of magazines to choose from, not only the ones I mentioned.

And they also have a current promotion for 50% off many of their magazines:

They also have lots of cookbooks and articles for download too. I have not tried them, although I did create an account with them. Perhaps when my current subscriptions run out, I will indeed try a digital version.

Here's a little more information directly from Zinio:

About Zinio:

  • Thousands of top magazines from around the world. You can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like
  • Explore section lets you read - even without a subscription - thousands of articles from your favorite magazines and share them with friends
  • Use on iPad, iPhone, Android mobile phones and tablets, laptop or desktop
  • Can also be used on Kindle Fire and Nook by following these steps:


Please leave a comment here telling me which free magazine you'd like from Zinio


Either follow me on Facebook, Twitter, OR right here on my blog with Google Friend Connect (upper left side) and leave your ID/name you used in the same comment as above. 


Tweet about this giveaway and make sure to include BOTH @EatingKale and @zinio
Leave a second comment here telling me you did (and your Twitter ID).

You must give me an email address or Twitter account to contact you if you win (if it is not available via your profile). If you win, I will need the following information: First and Last Name, Email Address, and the name of the Magazine you want. If you do not respond to the email or Twitter contact within 3 days of winner notice, you will forfeit your winnings and I will choose another winner.

I will randomly select 10 winners. This giveaway ends January 15th, 2013 at 5 pm EST.
Worldwide entries accepted!

Good luck!

Eat smart,

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thanksgiving and a preview

Wow, it's been a while since I last posted.....hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving, though you've mostly moved on to the Winter Holidays by now. Hope you are enjoying those as well...

Here are just a few snapshots of my Thanksgiving dinner this year. I wimped out. I was going to make my own seitan roast again, but saw the new Gardein roast and thought I should try it....and since I always buy a Tofurky (because it's tradition), I had two store-bought roasts. I did make a nice colcannon (mashed potato/parsnip/turnip with cabbage & onion) with homemade cranberry sauce and my mom's awesome stuffing (veganized)!

The new Gardein Holiday Roast:

The ol' standby, Tofurky:

Cranberry sauce in the making:

Pumpkin pie made from a fresh Long Island Cheese Squash that I cooked (though I admit the whole wheat vegan crust is store-bought):

Our desserts (yes, I made cranberry bread too...and our friend, Dave who visited from New Orleans, brought vegan cookies):

Here's the main plate:

And guess what else? I finally bought a kitchen compost keeper (RSVP 1.5 Gal).......and I love it! Now I don't have to waste space in the fridge, or take it out to the backyard compost everyday:

I have biobags that I use inside. I suppose I don't need them, but it's easier to just lift the bag out and throw the whole thing in the composter and then I don't really need to clean the bucket.

I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions, but this year I've got two. Since our basement renovation is finally complete....

.....I can finally resume my p90x workouts!!

And secondly, I need to get back to blogging. I also need to get back to reading other peoples' in, I'm scared to open up Google Reader. I haven't read anything in months. I still somewhat keep up via Facebook.....but I've been a little MIA on Twitter as well. I'm coming back!!

Coming up on the blog:

Digital magazine downloads (and possibly free subscriptions to Veggie mags)
Reviewing The Vegg (a vegan egg yolk??)

Stay tuned!!

Eat smart,

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall in New England

Ok, so this post isn't food related, but I wanted to share some of the pretty foliage scenes from our neighborhood! I'm excited, since this is our first Fall in our new home here. And by the time this "storm" hits tonight/tomorrow, the wind will probably have blown all the leaves off entirely!

And the following pictures are from my phone:

 (yes, the squirrels ate our pumpkins)

Hope you are enjoying the Fall weather......

Eat smart,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Roots and Soups

As we prepare for the impending storm, I thought I'd link again to my storm prep post. It seems it doesn't matter where we move, we always bring along the hurricanes. When we left New Orleans to live in Cincinnati for a year, we brought a hurricane....lost power for 5 days! And now we have moved to New England, here we go again. Sorry!! But anyway, good idea to be prepared, so get going.

Now on to the actual post. It's ROOT season! Yup, potatoes, onions, turnips, parsnips, you name it....

I roasted a big pan of roots, including parsnips, turnips, celeriac, kohlrabi, onions, and beets for color (since it was all white!). So good. Cut them up, spread them out on a baking sheet, sprinkle on some "Herbs of Provence" and some salt, bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes....done! (you might want to stir them a bit in the middle)

I love roasted root vegetables!! What's your favorite root? This was my first time with a kohlrabi and celeriac. Here's a picture of the dirty, half peeled celeriac:

Have you had celeriac before? It tastes like celery, but with a really weird texture.

Made some beet salad too (boiled beets, raw onions, apple cider vinegar, salt):

It's also SOUP season! A nice warming bowl of soup on a cold Autumn evening. Yup :)

(Harvest Corn and Squash Soup)

(Couscous and Roasted Pepper Soup)

Both of the above soup recipes are from Devra Gartenstein's "Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes". It's an excellent book with recipes by season. Both of these soups were so delicious!!

What's your favorite Fall/Winter soup?

Eat smart,

Monday, October 22, 2012

My Vegan Care Package

I think this is the 3rd time I've done Lindsay's Vegan Care Package Swap! It's such a cool idea and you get to "meet" people across the country who share the same interest in vegan food as you.

This year, my partner was Monika in North Carolina! And since I had just moved from New Orleans to New England, I was unsure if I'd be able to find really cool stuff to send (especially since she specified she liked spicy food....argh.....New Orleans would have been the best place for that!!). I usually like to include a souvenir or two of where I live, but that proved to be more difficult here, as it's not quite as "touristy" as New Orleans, lol. Oh well, hope I did ok.

She sent me some awesome stuff, including some locally made fig jam. How cool!

(check out the super cute card with the kitty and the owl!!)

(who doesn't love chocolate? And I love getting local stuff)

(local fig jam!! Excited to try it...I've never had fig jam)

(awesome mug. I think I've used it everyday since I got it!)

And she included really great coffee too! And the "Celebrate Vegan" cookbook.....the recipes look great. I've already bookmarked a ton. And one cannot have too many vegan cookbooks :)

Thank you, Monika, for this amazing package!! I love it all....and I'm definitely going to keep doing this yearly care package swap. 

Have any of you done this care package swap? (Feel free to link to your goodies in the comments below, if you did Lindsay's care package swap) If not, you should definitely try it next year. 

Eat smart,

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin Crazy

Yup, it's that time of year. Pumpkin season! And now that I'm in the northeast, there are plenty to choose from:

Long Island Cheese Squash (more on that later), kabocha, buttercup, acorn, sweet dumpling, pattypan, ambercup, and delicata.

Pumpkin, squash, pumpkin, squash. What's the difference? Who knows.....the ones that are shaped like those typical orange sugar pumpkins....I'll call those pumpkins. How's that? Here's a decent site with pictures of various types of pumpkins/squash:

Here, I baked the delicata:

And here, I baked up the awesome buttercup (see how to do it here):

Now on to the Long Island Cheese Squash.

That's a scary-lookin' squash. I kept putting off trying to cut into it....but when I finally did it, it wasn't that difficult!

Then I cut it into quarters:

And baked it!!

Nicely wrinkled, no?

Then I scooped it out of its skin and mashed it up and put it away....all 10 cups of it!

I used it to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin gingerbread! So good. Now I have plenty in the freezer for Thanksgiving......who needs this....

....when you've got the fresh stuff!

What will you make out of pumpkin this year??

Eat smart,