Summer Reading Series Giveaway: Two Dessert Cookbooks!

Posted by on July 14, 2010 | 179 Comments

Here we are in week two of the summer reading series and I have two awesome vegan full-color dessert cookbooks to giveaway. Even if you already have one of these gems, they make beautiful full-color gifts for the holidays (is it ever to early to plan ahead?) …

Sweet Utopia: Simply Stunning Vegan Desserts
This full color cookbook from Sharon Valencik won over a foodie friend and avid vegan baker who writes reviews for Go Dairy Free. She was immediately pleased with the beautiful photography and the easy-to-follow recipes, but hooked after sampling some of the near perfect cookie recipes. Of course, this cookbook doesn’t stop with cookies … cakes, pies, muffins, cobblers, bread pudding, and more can all be found within.

  •  The Look: With a scrumptious photo for every recipe, what’s not to like?
  • Sample Recipe: Fudgy Chip Cookies

Sweet Utopia - Vegan Desserts

My Sweet Vegan: passionate about dessert
Though she always throws in some classics (like Black and White Cookies and Pumpkin Pecan Pie) the author, Hannah Kaminsky, is well-known for adding new twists to old favorites (think Baklava Tart and Not Nog Cupcakes), and coming up with completely unique new concepts (how about Green Tea Tiramisu and Pomegranate-Ginger Cupcakes). This author focuses almost exclusively on desserts in all of her culinary adventures, so she definitely knows her sweets.

My Sweet Vegan

1st Entry – Comment and answer the following: What is your favorite dessert? Please do feel free to be specific, or even link to a recipe if you wish. You must answer this question to be eligible!

2nd Entry – For another chance to win, share this giveaway via facebook, twitter, or your blog, and leave a second comment here letting me know that you did.

For twitter and/or facebook, you can use the following “Enter to win one of the best dairy-free cookbooks @OneFrugalFoodie –

3rd Entry – Sign up to receive One Frugal Foodie posts and/or Go Dairy Free posts via email (see upper right corner of this blog for One Frugal Foodie, click here to get Go Dairy Free updates), and let me know that you did in another comment.

Entries will close on Monday, July 19th, and the winner of both cookbooks will be selected and announced on Tuesday, July 20th.

The Summer Book Series Giveaways will go on every week in July & August, so stay tuned!


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Comments (179)


  1. Joan says:

    My favorite dessert is either watermelon or dark chocolate.

  2. Carla Spence says:

    My favorite desert is anything with peanut butter and bananas.

  3. Sean Fidance says:

    My favorite desert is banana split.

  4. Melanie says:

    I really love tortes, and cupcakes of course! Any flavor, except for vanilla…just too boring for me. :]

  5. Shannon says:

    I’d love to have this, my favorite is dark chocolate truffles

  6. Shannon says:

    subscribed to One Frugal Foodie by email

  7. Derk Thomas says:

    a chocolate cake from the sweet utopia cookbook

  8. Sand says:

    I love blackberry cobbler with Blue Bell Southern Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream.

  9. Sharon says:

    homemade 7 layer southern chocolate cake

  10. Gianna says:

    Chocolate mousse torte.

  11. My almond butter / raw cacao rice krsipy treats are for sure my fave- with strawberry rhubarb crumble at a close second!

  12. Amy Knudson says:

    My Favorite is pumpkin pie! YUM or pumpkin pudding 🙂

  13. Amy Knudson says:

    I posted this on my blog 🙂

  14. Amy Knudson says:

    I posted this to my blog 🙂

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  16. rpattzlawyer says:

    My fave dessert is tiramisu.

  17. rpattzlawyer says:

    And I tweeted about this contest – @rpattzlawyer

  18. Marta says:

    My favorite desert is cheesecake with a fruit sauce or fresh fruit topping.

  19. ellen says:

    my favorite dessert is berry cobbler!

  20. Melissa says:

    My favorite dessert is black forest cake! 🙂

  21. Melissa says:

    I’m also on the email list!

  22. Janice Zutt says:

    I would love this cook book because not only am i intolerant to Milk Protein but i’m also trying to general live a healthier lifestyle, following the Hippocrates Health Institution believes that living a raw food/ Vegan diet and exercising the body and mind prolongs the individuals lease on life and eliminates illness and ailments. Unfortunutly my knowledge of yummy tasting Dairy free/ vegan recipes is some what limited, i would really love to not only varie my diet by knowing more recipes but more importantly would love to start loving food again, love making yummy food and eating delicious tasting food, especially deserts 🙂

  23. Janice Zutt says:

    Shared to all on Facebook 🙂

  24. Holly says:

    My favourite desert is a chocolate chip cookie (recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade my Cookie Jar). 🙂

  25. Deanna says:

    Cookies, cookies and more cookies! (That qualifies as a fav dessert, right?)

  26. Pecan pie, hands down. Runner-up: white chocolate peanut butter blondies. 😀

  27. sophia says:

    dessert is my favorite thing ever. i love hannah’s blog and have been meaning to get her book for so long! my very favorite dessert is a giant slice of german chocolate cake, especially if it’s my birthday cake.

  28. Sybil says:

    My favorite dessert is an awesome pie!

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