Monday, April 30, 2012

Sticky Fingers' Sweets Cookbook Vegan Recipes Giveaway / Review $27.50 Value

I have a confession to make.....

I am truly a foodie in every aspect of my life and my children's lives.

I sleep, eat, play, watch, work, etc....and some how my mind is always on food....foods...and more food!

I am so addicted even my television is beginning to think all that is on tv is food related programs, especially the Food Network.  One of my current favorite shows is Cupcake Wars. 

Every time their is a new winner, I am busy googling and trying to find out more about the Chef and their passionate business.

That is how I "googled" Cupcake War winner Doron Petersan.....and found .......

Her amazing cookbook:  Sticky Fingers' Sweets - 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes. 

Wow, I am in awe that Doron Petersan opened her business Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats only back in 2002.  Look how far she has come in such a short time. 

I was honored being sent her excellent cookbook to review and giveaway one copy!

I just want to say, don't let the word Vegan scare you.  It is not all that different and makes amazing recipes even better.  I love how Doron Petersan has opened up her life and cherished recipes for all to understand and create themselves in the comfort of our homes in a fun way. 

Sticky Fingers' Sweets cookbook is very easy to read and navigate. 

Included in this book:

Chapter 1: The Basics
Chapter 2: Favorite Cakes
Chapter 3: Sticky Fingers' Signature Cupcakes
Chapter 4: The Tifecta (The Three Recipes That Build This Bakery)
Chapter 5: Cookies
Chapter 6: Muffins, Breads, and Scones
Chapter 7: Brownies
Chapter 8: Making Whoopie
Chapter 9: Fab and Fruity Pies and Cheesecakes
Chapter 10: We've Got Seoul

I think the most important fact that was discussed in Chapter 1 was...

"You have to measure accurately and consistently every time.  Here at Sticky Fingers, we measure as little as possible.  "What the heck do you, mean Doron?  That makes no sense."  What I mean is that we weigh everything above 1 ounce and only use imperial measurements (you know, cups and spoons) for those small, pesky (yet important) "micro" ingredients.  Weight is where it's at in baking and where the true consistency lies."

As you can tell by the quote I took directly from Sticky Fingers' Sweets, you can and will learn a lot, but it is also a pleasure to read.  How many cookbooks can you say that about? 

I enjoyed the little bits of information placed throughout the book amongst the flavorful recipes called "Love Bite"....read the funny one I found on page 192 (oh, did I forget to mention this cookbook has a whopping 288 pages!)

"Love Bite.......Mixing Burns Calories.....Unless you pick up a 1940s guide to homemaking, you probably won't see a source for the number of calories burned during ironing, baking, or martini-making.  But rest assured, your mixing is a calorie absolver, which will redeem itself during the last steps in recipe-making: indulging."

If you are new to Vegan baking don't worry....listed in the ingredients in each recipe are recommendations for certain Vegan products, like "non-hydrogenated vegan margarine".  If you are like me...SAY WHAT?  Just keep reading, "recommended: Earth Balance".  Yes, now it all makes sense. 

Are you wanting to know what these Sweets can actually look like...Just flip to the center of the cookbook to ooogal over the centerfolds....

All in color and right in your face!!!  Oh, and keep flipping there are more towards the back!

Everyone....come follow me and learn with the help of Doron that you will not miss a thing with her Vegan recipes...actually it will leave you wanting to come back and bake more and more and more!

Who wants to win Sticky Fingers' Sweets for yourself?  Worried you may not win?  Don't worry you ca purchase your own copy on Amazon and many other online retailers or stop at your local book store and see if it is on the shelf.

Good Luck Everyone and Happy Baking.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free
sample to review and giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



57 comments:

  1. My daughter is a Vegan, more recipes are always welcome!
    Kims2312@verizon.net

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  2. I've had to go dairy free because I'm nursing a baby with a dairy protein intolerance so I'm always on the lookout for a good vegan cookbook!

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  3. Trying to learn new methods of cooking so this would be great.

    chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. I'd love to win this book! I'm vegan and absolutely love to bake so new recipes are always welcome! :) Janeleigh76(at)msn(dot)com

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  5. some people i know are vegan so this would come in handy
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  6. I want to win because I love to cook

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  7. I'm vegan and a bit of a new cook so this book would be great!

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  8. I want to see what kind of dishes they have in there. gfc eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  9. i was just at sticky fingers last week to get a cupcake (or 12-don't worry, i shared) and i picked up a mini-cheesecake. it was incredible! hooray for cruelty-free baking :).

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  10. I lived in Woodbridge, VA until 2005 and we used to go to Sticky Fingers Bakery every other weekend! They made the most amazing cinnamon rolls, Little Devils and Cowvins! We moved to Minnesota and I have yet to find a vegan bakery to match the talents of Doran!

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  11. I am converting to the vegan diet, and I love everything Sticky Fingers! Also my milk and eggs do no agree with my nephew, but do not want him to miss out on all the goodies during birthdays.

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  12. I'm vegan and so is my boyfriend and he gobbles up my vegan treats as fast as I can bake them. I'd love to have a copy of this cookbook to add some new recipes to my repertoire!

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  13. I'd love to win! Vegan cooking is the best. :)

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  14. While not a vegan, I have a dairy allergy that was discovered in my late 20s. While I had no problem giving up cheese, I have a CRAZY sweet tooth and was distraught over loosing cakes, cupcakes, cookies. At the time, I was living in DC and thankful someone told me about Sticky Fingers Bakery. I was nervous at first, not being a vegan. Then I took my first bite. And there was no going back. I loved to buy treats from there and give them to dairy-friends, not telling them until after they tried it that was they were raving over were vegan goodies! However, my days of living in DC are done--I'm now in Germany--and no vegan treats in sight! I have to learn how to bake on my own, and while there are great resources on the web, nothing compares to Sticky Fingers. I would LOVE to have the cookbook to not only make wonderful delights for me to enjoy, but to also make them to share with others, thereby introducing folks to the wonderful world of vegan baking (and make vegan baking not so foreign or scary).

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  15. I have high cholesterol, a sweet tooth and a baking addiction. What a bad combination! My new years resolution was to get serious about watching my cholesterol and this would be such a help! I'd love to win. Thanks!

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  16. It will help me make healthier food choices, with useful recipes.

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  17. I have been wanting to have this cookbook since it came out! My family is vegan and I always want new recipes to keep them happy!

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  18. I have a vegan dessert cookbook, and I love it! I was really surprised with the variety of vegan desserts. I'd love to add this to my collection!

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  19. I have 2 children who are vegan and i dont know what to make for them

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  20. We are vegan and I've heard great things about this cookbook! We would love to win it!

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  21. This vegan right here would love that cookbook! I love baking delicious vegan treats to share with people. I've got a ton of people who now prefer most of their sweets in vegan form! be.cherry(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. cookbook junkie need a fix

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  23. i would love to win this because i have been looking for some good vegan recipes my family will eat!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  24. Two reasons:
    1) I love food/cookbooks.
    2) I have the biggest sweet tooth ever. 32 of them, in fact.

    Tam S. Rafflecopter

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  25. because we love to try new recipes...especially ones that are better for us

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  26. I would like to win for my daughter she would love this book
    mrbuyouargmaildotcom

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  27. I would love to win because I'm a vegan but I'm not well-versed in vegan baking and I'd love to learn more, and I'd also like to use it to make vegan treats for my little nephew as a way to introduce him to superyumful vegan delights! :)

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  28. I have friends with Diabetes & Other diatery restrictions:& I love to bake-esp. cakes & all sweet things.

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  29. I love to cook! I have the biggest sweet tooth!!!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  30. Cooking savory vegan foods is easy without a book, but I need lots of instruction and recipes for sweets. Would love to try out some of her recipes.

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  31. I can never have too many vegan recipes and desserts are especially fun

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  32. We are trying to eat healthier in my household and a vegan baking/dessert cookbook sounds like an easy and good way to start.

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  33. I'm always looking for more recipes- I loooove baking!

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  34. I have never really tried vegan cooking but I am interested to try doing more of it.

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  35. Leave blog post comment....what you would like to win this cookbook.

    i love to cook!

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  36. I'd love to try the Dried Papaya so I would order the Hawaiian Medley. Thanks for the info and link...they all look so good!

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  37. My Niece is 19 years old. LOVES cooking, I would give it to her!!!
    cuddleyvt57@yahoo.com

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  38. I am losing it! I thought I already commented on this, I would give the cookbook to my Niece who loves to cook:)
    cuddleyvt57@yahoo.com

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  39. I'm vegan and learning to cook vegan. This would be great to use.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I would like to win this cookbook because I like making desserts and collecting cookbooks.

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  41. I would love to win because baking is my passion.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  42. would love to win because my daughter and I love to bake!

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  43. we love baking and dont have any vegan cookbooks yet

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  44. My daughter is a vegan. It's a task to find appetizing stuff to create for her to eat (and her friends)

    The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot C __' and is connected to this email:

    annazed10 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  45. My daughter and I are a baking team! We love to bake together.

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  46. Brooke M AdametzMay 15, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    We have been slowly moving away from meat and animal products, I could really use some help through this cook book since I'm a newbie!

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  47. I love to cook and this would be a fun way to try new recipes

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  48. I am always looking for some new Vegan recipes

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  49. I'm not vegan, but vegetarian and am always looking for recipes like this!

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  50. Because I'm a cook book addict and this one sounds great.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  51. I love to cook and try new recipes.

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  52. love trying new recipes! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  53. I would like to win because I love cookbooks and this looks like a good one!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I'm Vegan and can't get enough Cook Books!
    Thank You!

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  55. My daughter loves to bake
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  56. I love to cook and bake and Id love some new recipes to try!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  57. I'd love to try some new recipes, especially since there are a lot of products I am supposed to be avoiding right now - and vegan usually gets a green light!

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