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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals {Book Giveaway, 3 Winners!}

This giveaway is now closed…but keep reading because you need to check this book out!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, one of the things I’ve been thinking about is how grateful I am for the friends that I’ve made through blogging. I have met some truly choice people in the blogging community and now have a group of dear, close friends scattered about the country. I could never have predicted that this supportive and loving network of friends would be one of the benefits (and the best one by far) of writing my blog.Β The lovely ladies of Three Many Cooks are most definitely a part of that amazing network. Pam Anderson, famed cookbook author, and her daughters Sharon and Maggy are talented, kind, gracious, supportive…I’m blessed to be able to call them friends!

Pam has published yet another wonderful book and I am so excited to share it with you. Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals is a return to Pam’sΒ theme of cooking without a book but applied to, you guessed it, meatless meals. As you know, one of the things that I am passionate about is reducing meat consumption to help the environment. Needless to say, I was super excited about Pam’s new book!

This book is great, of course! Pam provides a “master formula” for each type of food in the book, then offers options for changing up that formula. It is very inspiring and the techniques she shares not only help you make great food but give you the tools to make great food on your own without a strict recipe. It’s a fabulous guide, for seasoned and novice cooks alike! Pam has succeeded in once again writing a super approachable yet delicious cookbook. Wait, the cookbook itself isn’t delicious. But you get my drift. πŸ˜‰

And, of course, we are giving some copies away! THREE of you randomly-selected lucky people will win a copy of Cook Without a Book: Meatless Meals!Β As always, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post to enter for your chance to win. Comments must be submitted by Tuesday, November 29 at Midnight PT.

Pam and Maggy were in town on Sunday night to celebrate the launch of Pam’s book at a dinner with a bunch of fab food bloggers. I dragged Owen, my little trooper, up to San Francisco with me since he still wants to eat practically every two minutes. I couldn’t miss out on great food and even better company! Here I am with Pam and Maggy. I think adorable-ness runs in the Anderson family, no?

Pam may need to consider a new career…baby whisperer. She got Owen to fall asleep in her arms despite the hustle and bustle of the restauarant. And, even though this picture may say otherwise, Owen loved Maggy too. Owen was simply ready to go home by the time we took this photo!

Now get commenting and good luck on the giveaway!


  1. 1

    mmm..I’m ready!

  2. Looks like a great cookbook! I try to cook without meat at least three times per week. Saves money and is healthier!

  3. 3
    Heather P

    I love Pam’s cookbooks and would love to add this to my colleciton!

  4. 4

    Looks like a great time-saver and a healthy addition to my cookbooks.

  5. 5

    Pick me! These look delightful!

  6. As someone that got to try Pam’s savory pies first hand at the NYC Pie Party – I’d love to get my hands on her new book – she told me the formula to the scrumptious pies were in there! πŸ˜‰

  7. 7

    i want it. pick me too!

  8. I’d love to add that book to my collection! And, enjoy Thanksgiving!!

  9. 9
    Cindy D.

    I love Pam Anderson…would love this new cookbook.

  10. 10

    The book looks great! We have successfully given up red meat but still eat fish and poultry. Meatless meal recipes are always inspiring.

  11. 11
    Angie .

    A friend of mine just became a vegetarian, and I would love the opportunity to share some meal ideas with her – especially since she is pretty inexperienced in the kitchen.

    AND – I made my first vegetarian Thanksgiving side dish last night!! My SO’s company was having a potluck, and he signed up (or signed me up) for stuffing. Since they have a few vegetarians on staff, I decided to make something vegetarian-friendly: Leek & Mushroom Bread Stuffing. It was a hit – with everyone!! Apparently, everyone loved it – not just the vegetarians!! So, learning to cook meat-free is something I looking forward to doing more often…

  12. 12

    I love “How to Cook without a Book” and have also been working on cutting out meat. This book would be a great help!

  13. 13
    Daija H.

    I have been thinking that I need to use less meat. I could really use this cookbook.

  14. 15

    My husband and I are trying to eat less meat, so this cookbook would be awesome!

  15. 16
    Kim H

    LOVE her books and their blog!

  16. 17

    Looks awesome!!

  17. 18

    This book looks fantastic!

  18. I have been a vegetarian for the last two years and I think I’ve run out of fresh ideas… this would be PERFECT to breathe some new life into my meals.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  19. 20

    Looks like a great book. I always have trouble coming up with meatless meals other then pasta.

  20. I’ve been thinking I need to make more meals without meat.

  21. 22
    Ada Reid-Watson

    Me, me, me!

  22. 23
    Courtney Smith

    I would love this new cookbook

  23. 24

    I would love love love to win this! I am struggling to find new vegetarian recipes for my new eat-less-meat lifestyle!

  24. 25

    Looks like a great cookbook.

  25. 26
    Kristin Janzen

    This looks like a great cookbook! Would love to try these recipes out! Not sure if Canadians can enter, but here’s to hoping πŸ™‚

  26. I love Pam’s recipes!! She helps make Meatless Mondays easy!!

  27. OOH OOH OOH! I’m starting Meatless Monday and would LOVE this recipe book! Please please pleeeease?!
    p.s.- Owen is a doll!!! <3

  28. 29
    Emma Michel

    This book looks great! Off to go make a meatless meal right now in fact!

  29. 30

    Ohhh, a bookless cooking style is right up my alley. We like to skimp on the meat here for environmental reasons as well. Thanks for your help with the mashed potatoes!

  30. 31

    Never heard of this book but I plan to check it out! Winning it would be even better!

  31. 32

    What a great concept for a cookbook! As a vegetarian, I must have it…but will wait to see if per chance I win the cookbook lottery before I purchase it. πŸ™‚

  32. 33

    One of my the first meatless recipes in my repertoire is from Pam when she wrote for the USA Weekend insert thingy. At least I think that was her?? πŸ™‚

  33. 34

    My first post, but have been enjoying your blog for a couple of months now. Would love the book!!

  34. 35

    We would love this giveaway

  35. 36

    Looks like a great book (and gift idea!)! πŸ™‚

  36. 37

    I could really use this book!

  37. I have been a fan of Pam’s for so long and still keep my battered copy of the original “How to cook without a Book” in my kitchen. Great giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving!

  38. 39

    I love this idea. We have been trying to make more non meat recipes…thanks for the opportunity.

  39. 40

    What a great book! I’ve been seeing this one in a lot of places.

  40. 41

    Cool cookbook! Thanks!

  41. 42

    I try to have meatless meals weekly. This book would be a great addition…

  42. 43

    The book looks great! I’d like to try eating less meat, too.

  43. I would love to make more meatless meals, especially since my 4 year old seems to prefer them. Looks great!

  44. This looks like a great cookbook! I would love to cook more meatless meals!

  45. 46

    My hubby loves meat, so I’d love to read this book for ideas! Thanks!

  46. 47

    Looks like a great cookbook!!

  47. 48

    Who wouldn’t love another cookbook?

  48. 49

    I’ve been trying to reduce our meat consumption as well, but I get some push-back from my husband. Occasionally I find something that’s hearty enought that he doesn’t realize the meat is missing, like tonight’s Minestrone. I’d love some more ideas!

  49. 50

    That sounds like just the kind of cookbook I would love!

  50. 51
    Mary Beth

    Would love to have this cookbook!

  51. 52
    Renee G

    Would love to check out this cookbook.

  52. 53

    oh that book…. major want. maybe adding it to my christmas list,,, scratch that- it is definitely on there!

  53. 54

    looks like a great book!

  54. 55

    Always love a new cookbook!

  55. 56

    This looks great! Would love one:)

  56. 57
    Sarah Darby

    I need to win this one! I took your challenge for eating less meat last year and I am nearly a vegetarian now. My husband too. We love it!

  57. 58

    I’ve really enjoyed Pam Anderson’s cookbooks. I’d love to read (and cook from) this book.

  58. 59

    I would love, love, love this book!

  59. 60

    the cover looks delicious! Thanks for the chance!

  60. 61

    Looks like a great book! I’m always looking for meatless recipes. Happy Thanksgiving!

  61. 62
    Lynn BB

    I’d love to have this book!

  62. 63

    I’d love more ideas for meatless meals!!

  63. 64
    Sheila K.

    Great giveaway””thanks for the opportunity to win a cookbook that will get a lot of use in my house!

  64. 65

    I love Pam’s books. They are inspiring and beautiful.

  65. 66

    This book sounds great! When searching for inspiration I usually spend way too much time thumbing through cookbook after cookbook looking at variations on a recipe, then make it the way I want it anyway. Lol. I think Pam’s book sounds like it could save me a lot of time and bookshelf space.

  66. 67

    I was talking to Anne about this on Monday. I need to become a part time vegetarian. Please pick me. You know you want to…..

  67. 68

    This looks like a great book!

  68. I’d love a copy!
    Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  69. 70

    YOu look wonderful post-baby…you’re radiant!
    Happy THanksgiving to you and your family.

  70. 71

    This looks like a great book!

  71. 72

    I’m always on the lookout for meatless meals! Happy Thanksgiving!

  72. 73

    I NEED this book!!

  73. 75
    Casey B.

    Sounds fantastic! Thanks!

  74. 76

    Mmmm….consider me entered in the contest!

  75. The book sounds great!

  76. 78

    You and your family are adroable! Congratulations on the newest addition! Ohhh…p.s I’d loveeeeeeee to win this cookbook:)

  77. 79

    I was looking at this cookbook at Barnes and Noble today. . . it looks awesome!!

  78. I would love a copy of this book! You and Owen look fabulous! He’s so cute!

  79. 81

    This book looks great! It would be a nice addition to my cook book collection!

  80. 82

    I try to be a part-time vegetarian. That book looks like a very good resource. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win.

  81. 83

    This would be perfect!!!!

  82. 84
    Michelle Grant

    My husband and I are trying to eat 2 meals a week without meat. This book would be great!

  83. 85
    Stephanie P.

    Good looking cookbook!

    Happy Thanksgiving to your and yours!

  84. 86

    I am definitely eating less meat (and enjoying it) and would love this cookbook. Happy Thanksgiving to your sweet family.

  85. 87

    This is a great idea for a cookbook; one that teaches and doesn’t just give recipes to follow exactly. It’s a very practical way to cook with what you have on hand and to your own taste. Would love to win a copy!

  86. 88

    pick me! it’s time for another win!

  87. Pick me!Pick me! I love the idea of this cookbook–I would love to know the master recipes for dishes. Sooo cool!

  88. Great giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  89. I love checking out new, tasty meatless recipes!

  90. 92

    I adore new cookbooks!


  91. 93
    Amy B.

    This book sounds fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog.

  92. 94

    I’ve convinced my hubby to go meatless once per week- more it a little harder as he grew up meat and potatoes every day! But maybe with some wonderful new ideas, I can get him to go 2 per week!

  93. 95

    Would love to try some of these meatless recipes…sounds fantastic! Love your blog, keep up the great work. And, cranberry slush was a HIT at thanksgiving yesterday. Thanks for the fun and festive recipe.

  94. 97

    just what i need. really.

  95. 98

    This is on my list this year, would love to get it early so I can spend the holiday season impressing family/friends with meatless meals.


  96. i’m thinking about going vegetarian for the month of january and this book would be fantastic!

  97. 100

    I would love this cookbook! Recipes sound awesome!

  98. 101

    Fabulous photo of the 4 of you! I would love to win this cookbook and learn more about meatless cooking! πŸ™‚

  99. 102

    I would love a chance to win this cookbook!!!! Thanks for hosting the give-a-way!

  100. 103

    this book is right up my alley. i would love a chance to win.
    found your blog today. i’m so happy! thanks for hosting this giveaway. isn’t it fun?

  101. 104
    Jess S

    What a great idea! My husband isn’t sold on meatless meals yet – maybe this could get him over the hesitation!

  102. 105

    We have meat every single night of the week & I would LOVE to be able to change that if for no other reason than to shave some cash off of our grocery bill!! This book looks like a great place to start for some delicious & nutritious ideas (and hopefully the Hubby will agree!!) Thx for the giveaway!

  103. 106

    My hubby is a big veggie fan…would love to try this book!

  104. 107

    what a great concept. I would love to win this book.

  105. 108

    I would love this!

  106. 109

    As a transplant from the Midwest to the West Coast, I am trying to incorporate more “meatless” meals into our weekly menu and would be grateful for some ideas!

  107. 110

    I would love this book! Pick me!

  108. 111

    Thank you for featuring this book! A friend of mine has been trying to cook with less meat and will share her recipes with me, which has made me more thoughtful of trying to eat better and being more healthy in what I prepare for my family. Plus I think it can be easy to forget how tasty vegetarian meals can be! So thank you again!

  109. 112
    Tammy Blais

    I love to cook and would love to try new recipes from this book. Thanks Jane!

  110. 113

    Sounds like a great cookbook!

  111. 114

    Looks like a book that I would use all the time

  112. 115
    Sara padgett

    I try to do meatless meals every Monday. I would love a copy of this cookbook!

  113. 116

    Everythings looks yuumm… this book will start my meatless meal day..!

  114. I’ve seen so much of her stuff, but I do not have one of her books yet. Here’s my chance!

  115. the hubs and I have no issues with leaving out meat, but a cookbook would be a nice thing to have

  116. 119

    Would love this book! You look amazing.

  117. 120

    I keep meaning to instigate more meatlessness into our lives, so this would be just the kick starter! Nice looking bunch!

  118. 121

    This book looks great! I would love more ideas for meatless meals.

  119. 122

    What a great idea! I love the title of this book…thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  120. 123

    I prefer meatless meals and I’m always looking for recipes to try!

  121. 124

    This looks great! I love meatless meals!!!

  122. 125

    I love your website and your recipes. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest for the Meatless Meals.
    PS – we tried the No-Crust Apple Pie yesterday – you are right it is better than the traditional apple pie and so much easier.

  123. 126

    I’d love to win this book. Would like to have at least one night a week without meat.

  124. 127
    Michelle D

    I would love this

  125. 128

    I spent 14 years as a vegetarian. After 5 years of including meat in my food plan, I’m ready to make veggies the star again. I’d love this!

  126. 129
    Michelle C

    What a great cookbook! I hope I win one πŸ˜‰

  127. 130

    Yummy! Great cookbook to add to my collection…

  128. 131

    Half of my immediate family are vegetarians and this would be a great resource to add a little more inspiration to our meals.

  129. 132

    This is exactly the kind of book I’ve been looking for but didn’t know existed. Thanks!

  130. 133

    My family is also looking to lower our meat consumption. This would be a fantastic cookbook to have at the ready!

  131. 134

    We go meatless often! My son loves soyrizo with eggs and tortillas for fr dinner.

  132. 135
    April V

    Oh, I would LOVE this!! πŸ™‚

  133. 136
    Stacey Van Eck

    I have another of Pam’s cookbooks and LOVE it (Caesar salad dressing… yum!).

  134. 137
    Anna Kenney

    I can’t really afford to buy any cookbooks right now, but I’d love to get some more meatless ideas. This looks lovely πŸ™‚

  135. 138

    Thanks for sharing this cookbook! I hadn’t heard of it before, but sounds like my kind cookbook. We eat a lot of meatless meals, and I rarely follow a recipe exactly. Thanks!

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