Cookbook Giveaway: The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook

by Sarah Henry on October 31, 2010 · 69 comments

in food book giveaways

Are you in a mixed marriage? Food-wise that is. Maybe one of you is a confirmed carnivore while the other is a vigilant vegetarian.

Or perhaps the eating preferences of your family run from strict vegan to unapologetic omnivore.

No worries, Kim O’Donnel‘s new cookbook may help keep everyone you feed happy.

The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour (paperback, Da Capo Press, $18.95) is this month’s giveaway pick.

As I wrote in a previous post, the guide is arranged differently from your typical cookbook. There’s 52 menus (95 recipes), one for each week of the year, organized by season, rather than chapters on different courses.

You can read more of my profile of Kim O’Donnel and her new guide here.

Her cookbook includes classics like ratatouille and apple sauce, personal favorites such as kale chips and pear-arugula salad, and dishes to keep the seasoned home cook interested: Spinach and Feta Crostata, Chickpea “Crab Cakes,” and Pepita Crusted Tofu Cutlets.

My only quibbles: Some of the images could be presented in a more enticing way and I found the typeface for sub-headings a bit distracting. But the introduction, FAQ, glossary, and recipe head notes showcase O’Donnel’s trademark informed and friendly voice.

No need to take my word for it. Says vegetarian cookbook queen Mollie Katzen, “I can’t think of a more cordial or welcoming tone with which to invite possibly skeptical meat eaters into the world of delicious, accessible plant-based cooking.” Adds The Washington Post: “If anyone can persuade Americans to eat more tempeh, it’s Kim O’Donnel.”

To win a copy of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook leave a comment below telling me about the culinary persuasions of the people you cook for: omnivore, carnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, choosy chowhound, or would eat boiled shoe leather if it was served at the table.

Entries must be received by Sunday, November 7, by 10 pm PT.

Winner chosen at random.

My job: I’ll announce the winner on Monday, October 8 and contact this lucky person via email.

Your job:  You’ll have exactly one week to claim your prize. After that, I’ll find an alternate home (also at random) for this book.

Update: The winner of the giveaway is Jacquie and I’ll do my best to ship this cookbook to you in plenty of time for holiday meal planning. Thanks to all of you for entering and sharing your stories.

And check back in later this month for another food book contest.

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Aisling November 6, 2010 at 2:22 am

Omnivore, carnivore and dairy free in our house.


Ed Nemmers November 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm

My Father, will eat anything that is served to him!


Diane November 6, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I cook kosher meals so I am always paying close attention to meal preparation and ingredients. I would love this cookbook!


Sarah Matos November 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I have a house of 4. Meat Lovin, not so much Veggie Lovin Husband. 22 Month Old Tiny Girl Who Will ChowDown ANYTHING! 4 Year Old Picky as Can Be Eater. And Me, Veggie Lovin, Open Minded Palette!


Leigh November 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm

We are vegetarians at our house, but I could use some new recipes. This sounds like a fun cookbook! Thanks for the contest.


tallcapp November 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Grandchildren are carnivores, daughter is on a gluten free diet and I am a semi-vegetarian.


Ada November 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I’m the only non-meat eater in my house. I’m sure my fam would appreciate this.


Anna, The Lemon Lady November 6, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I cook for a 3 year old who wants everything with extra ketchup, organic ketchup. Husband likes chicken, fish, and beef. I could be a vegetarian, but I live on cereal and milk. Does milk count? Have fun!


Darcy B November 6, 2010 at 11:18 pm

I can’t handle meat my husband only wants meat–I don’t even like to touch meat–I need help trying to find things to satisfy a meat eater –without having to deal with meat.


Amber Y November 6, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Deff omnivore, but it can be hard to tell with these boys sometimes. Meat with every meal. They’d have a meat on meat sandwich – skip the bread – if it wasn’t so messy!


Pepper Walkup November 7, 2010 at 8:43 am

My family and friends are always willing to try the concoctions I serve them. Although it is becoming more and more apparent that my palette is just a bit more curious then the average eater. I typically like true, vibrant, fresh flavors from vegetables and grains whereas my carnivorous brother and father lean towards the irony side of meet and or the decadence of cheese covered everything. I make them many soups and gratins.


Holly Ford November 7, 2010 at 9:55 am

I myself am a vegetarian. We have decided to feed our kids meat, so that being vegetarian is a choice, not forced. My husband is what he refers to as “a recovering meat-a-holic” he tries to eat vegetarian, but every now and then he falls off the bandwagon. I think right now he is three weeks “sober”.
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Liz S. November 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Veggie married to a carnivore! Need I say more?!!


Joanne Schultz November 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm

We’re all carnivores, but I like to sneak in a vegetarian meal now and then! Lentils or black eyed peas seem to be acceptable!! Soy beans still don’t cut it!
Thanks for the giveaway!


Kerri R November 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Vegan in our house besides my husband who is a carnivore


janet November 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm

We eat meat but have been trying to cut meat out of our diet because I have cystinuria and my hubbie has gout real bad and meat make both diseases worse.
This cookbook would be a great help to me .
TY 4 the entry:0)


Sand November 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I cook for an omnivore, carnivore and one with IBS.


Gianna November 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I cook for those who eat all of the above, yet are picky like crazy if that makes sense.


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