Cookbook Giveaway #5: 1,000 Vegan Recipes and a Hollandaze Sauce Recipe

Posted by on November 20, 2009 | 161 Comments

1000 vegan recipe giveaway

So what do 1000 vegan recipes look like? Something like this …

1000 vegan recipes

Trust me, this hard-backed baby is thick. I thought there were two books in the package. Now, whenever Robin Robertson, author of 1,000 Vegan Recipes, is asked “What does a vegan eat?” she won’t need to say a word. She can just haul out with this massive cookbook and lay it on them.

I must admit, when I thought of the idea of this many recipes in one book, I was a bit overwhelmed. I have had jam-packed cookbooks sit on my shelves for years merely because it is just too much work to sift through them. But 1,000 Vegan Recipes is beautifully organized, and filled with simple, yet flavorful recipes. It really is that cookbook you open up when you don’t know what to make and you don’t want to have to head to the store to pick anything up. Just thumbing through, I found dozens of recipes that used only ingredients I regularly stock.

I would give you a list of sample recipes, but there are simply too many to give you an accurate overview. Entrees, appetizers, sauces, soups, desserts … dozens upon dozens of recipes for every category. Instead, I will give a quick review of the three recipes I trialed within 24 hours of receiving this book. 

It was lunch time when the book arrived, otherwise known as big-massive salad time, and I was craving something new for our salad dressing. I went for the Creamy Artichoke Dressing and didn’t regret it.

creamy dairy-free artichoke dressing

I won’t give away the secret, but this amazingly dairy-free dressing took no more than two minutes and a blender to create and it didn’t contain any mayo (vegan or otherwise) or dairy alternatives! Yet, it turned out so rich and creamy. Upon refrigeration it thickens even more, so you can thin it a bit for a lighter dressing.

Of course, after lunch I was craving something sweet, and the Agave-Glazed Pecans recipe looked too, too easy. But, I turned them into Maple-Glazed Pecans (an option Robin gave in the cookbook), and used a heavy hand with the vanilla.

maple glazed pecans

I was surprised by how gooey they turned out, but that was a benefit in my book. They were delicious! Though next time I mights spice them up even more.

As long as I was cooking up the pecans, I thought, “Why not try the walnut recipe too?” The savory Five-Spiced Walnuts tasted like hot buttered popcorn (with a fragrant kick) right out of the oven!  This easy recipe is going to the top of my repeat list.


Of course, there are many more substantial recipes in this book, but I barely got past skimming the first few chapters before I was compelled to head to the kitchen. But don’t take my word for it … Win a copy for yourself today!

  • To enter to win a copy of 1,000 Vegan Recipes, leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to win this cookbook.
  • To receive a bonus entry, spread the word about this giveaway … tweet it, share it with your friends on facebook, mention it on your blog, or email some colleagues … whatever works for you. Just make sure you come back here and leave a second comment letting me know you did.

Entries will close at midnight TODAY, so get your entry in now! All of this week’s cookbook winners will be announced at the end of the week.

It is very rare that I would post a recipe here that I haven’t yet trialed, but when Robin mentioned featuring her Hollandaze Sauce recipe, I lept at the opportunity. And, I can assure you, I will be making this recipe to top some asparagus very soon …


Hollandaze Sauce

This recipe is from 1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson, published by John Wiley & Sons.

  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Raw Cashews
  • 3 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • Pinch Ground Cayenne
  • 3 Tablespoons Vegan Margarine

In a high-speed blender, process the cashews to a fine powder. Add the nutritional yeast, water, lemon juice, mustard, salt, turmeric, and cayenne and blend until smooth.

In a small saucepan, melt the margarine over medium heat and add to the cashew mixture. Blend until smooth. Serve as is or return the sauce to the same saucepan and heat, stirring, over low heat.

Yields 1 1/2 cups


Comments (161)


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  2. Kaffie M says:

    all thesse recipes look delicious. i cant wait to try them for thanksgiving.

  3. Shannon Baas says:

    I’m always looking for new recipes

  4. Dustin Casler says:

    This book looks AMAZING! I hope I win……

  5. Katrina says:

    I’m super limited with what I can eat, but a lot of the stuff in this book would probably work! And the nuts recipes look soooo good 🙂

    Also, yesterday, I let my friend w/allergies too know about the giveaways in general and tweeted her your link!

  6. Well I want this book simply because I love to cook and need to start investing in vegan books. lol

    Though I’m pretty sure I’ve used up my good luck on giveaways for the time being. lol

  7. Mary Flowers says:

    I am sore need of a vegan “Joy of Cooking” style massive cookbook!

  8. Gail Davis says:

    This book will make the perfect gift for my dear friend, Beverly, who has just committed to going vegan after learning that her cholesterol level is dangerously high.

  9. Pamela says:

    I want to start cutting back on diary and meat and don’t know where to start. I think that since this book gives away many easy recipes (because im a mess in the kitchen) and as you said that it includes many ingredients that one would have at home. It will make the process of cutting back much much easier and enjoyable for my family and I !!!

  10. Andrea says:

    Just tweeted the contest, and am heading over to my blog to add it to the latest post.

  11. Andrea says:

    Yikes, I feel like a spammer! The contest is posted on my blog:

  12. Yvonne says:

    I want to make the recipes from your beautiful pictures!!!

  13. Cyn says:

    Oooh, I want! Plus I love hollandaise

  14. Lindsey says:

    You can never have too many resourceful cookbooks like this one, plus, out in cattle country, it’d be nice to have a thick hardcover one to drop on people’s tables for added emphasis as to just what it is we eat.

  15. DrProcter says:

    I’d like this wonderful cookbook because I have to take back the copy that I borrowed from the local library, and I’ve NEVER found a vegan cookbook with better recipes! The soy-edamame stew is wonderful. The vegan carrot cake is sublime. Every recipe is a winner. Whoever wins this book will be truly blessed.

  16. Maggie says:

    I want to win because I’m an organizer and I love cookbooks that are well pu together!

  17. Sherri B. says:

    I need to go to a vegan lifestyle for my health, but I have no idea where to start. About the only thing I can make is a salad and after a while, they can get pretty boring. I could really use this! Thanks for the chance!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  18. susan varney says:

    love to try the vegan cuisine for a healthy lifestyle

  19. karen pepin says:

    My family started eating meatless due to my husband’s heart condition, now we are planning to go vegan! Having a cookbook on hand would be a great help!

  20. Stacy says:

    Wow, 1000 recipes?! Color me amazed. I would love to win this book for inspiration to use the kitchen where I am currently living. I don’t have a place of my own right now, so I have been hesitant to get my hands dirty and do some real cooking!

  21. Karen says:

    ONE THOUSAND recipes?!? Yum! That would keep me busy for awhile! And I’d be sure to find a recipe everyone would love with that many choices… =)

  22. Brian N. says:

    Carnism is a choice as much as veganism is….one is just cruel and unsustainable.

  23. Nikki G. says:

    1,000 Vegan Recipes? ‘Tis as sweet as 1,001 Arabian Nights, I tell ya! In transitioning to a vegan diet (and being so over and often underwhelmed by many sources), having this recipe collection would be a fledgling-vegan foodie’s “God-send!” Thanks so much!

  24. christopher h says:

    we’re trying to eat more healthy, this would really help

  25. Freda says:

    It’s hard being lactose free in the land of the Dairy cow.
    1000 new ideas would help. I never win anything so I’ll
    just have to check it out of the library.

  26. Jenny says:

    I’d love this book to help me prepare meals for my son with a dairy-allergy. The poor little guy gets the same meals every week and this busy mom would love some help. It looks so great! If I don’t win, I’ll probably buy it anyway. Thanks so much for this recommendation.

  27. Karen says:

    I’ve been vegetarian for 20 years and have been getting closer to becoming vegan, this would help a lot.

  28. Mac says:

    So lovely to have such a variety of choices and know that your never hurting a sentient being by indulging in any of them. I hope I get an opportunity to experiment with some of them.

  29. Elizabeth Thompson says:

    Wow, 1000 recipes. This would be great for our dairy-free babe, and his nursing mama (me). I’ve told some friends about it the contest, as my facebook post about your book yesterday let me know that I have other nursing mom friends who have dairy allergic kiddos. Friends and neighbors are a great free way to learn new recipes. I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years, 2/3 of my life. I have a good handful of staples but love to try new things. Thanks for these give aways. They are great introductions. I’m still hoping that the library gets your book!

  30. Nikki G. says:

    Second entry: shared the cookbook giveaway with friends and family via facebook! 🙂 Out of curiosity, is the midnight deadline on the UTC-10 time zone? Weird question, I know.

  31. bonnie in harlem says:

    I have been vegan for 20+ years and am always looking for good cookbooks. This one sounds well organized and filled with delicious recipes. I’d love to own a copy!

  32. Candy says:

    I can probably think of a thousand reasons that the 1,000 Vegan Recipes book would be useful to me!

  33. Joanne Schultz says:

    I love non-meat food. It would be such fun finding entrees that even diehard meat eaters will like!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Jess says:

    I’d love this book! I’m just starting to explore veganism.

  35. Elaine T. says:

    I’m a big fan of all of Robin Robertson’s previous books. I’ve looked at this one in the local bookstore several times and it looks great, too. I would be so excited to win a copy!

  36. Christine says:

    1,000 Vegan Recipes, would love some new ideas

  37. Janet says:

    looks and sounds wonderful:0 my hubbie suffers with gout and I have cystinuria and we need to eat meals without meat products so this cookbook would be a blessing.

  38. Esme says:

    I have just started cooking vegatarian and quite enjoy it-have you tried Native Foods Cookbook?

  39. Esme says:


    http://www.onefrugalfoodie….#comment-18917 vegan recipe cookbook


  40. Gail Wight says:


  41. Sarah says:

    I need a good vegan cooking resource – everyone around me is MEAT MEAT MEAT or nothing… sigh!

  42. Heather C says:

    I’d love to win this just so I can turn around and gift it to my sister. Thanks so much!

  43. Daniel Bates says:

    i want to win it so i have something to cook when my sister comes over(she is a vegan)

  44. Kate says:

    I would love to win because my father is vegan and I would love to give him this as a gift!

  45. Gianna says:

    I love to cook and would love to try new recipes 🙂

  46. Rajee says:

    I would love to try her book

  47. Andrea says:

    I would love to win this book. I just got married and am used to eating quick fixes (spaghetti and canned soup) so my husband, who is used to eating home cooked meals, would surely be happy that I can cook something for him now!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. rocio says:

    delicious, gorgeous pics! i want, i want =)

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