14 December, 2011  |   54 Comments

Cook without a book (from a book!)

Congrats to Heidi, commenter #10 for winning the book. Hooray! Hooray!

Meal planYou’ve seen my food planning.
You know what we eat.
A big hunk of animal protein, veggies and a starch.
But mostly the animal protein.
Just like mom used to make.

But if you look at my cookbook collection, you wouldn’t know that’s how I cook. There are vegan cookbooks, raw food cookbooks and all the juice fasts you can shake a dehydrated veggie cracker at.

To date, not one of these cookbooks have broken us from the mostly animal protein routine.

But then, Jane Maynard invited me to dinner at the hippest San Franciscan pizza place with some smartypants food bloggers and a famous cookbook author to celebrate the release her new book.

I may have had to promise my husband a full week’s worth of the good kind of favors —the toddlers, they are a handful these days — but it was worth it.

So what I’m saying is I have a book for you.

It’s called Cook Without A Book and it’s chock full of good stuff from Pam Anderson, the famous cookbook author. Not the other one. Although I hear that Pam Anderson doesn’t eat meat. So there’s that.

This cookbook makes me happy because it helps me sneak good meals in to creep our family closer to better health. To date, my manfriend and lady toddlers didn’t notice the vegetarian sloppy joes and well, let’s just not talk about the Great Fruit Pizza Overdose of 2011.

Would you like a copy of this cookbook too?
Leave a comment with your favorite one-word meatless ingredient.
(Bacon and codfish don’t count. Arugula does.)

I’ll pick a randomo and the rest of you shall weep bitter tears.
Just kidding.
The rest of you will get a Christmas postcard from me.
If you’re interested.

Pam Anderson and her daughter Maggy Keet are just the best kind of people. I’ve been searching the internet to try to find a way to join their family, but just not finding many options for me. This cookbook giveaway is as close as I can get.

Regardless. Comment! Meatless ingredient! Christmas postcard! Go!

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