Monday, November 15, 2010

Caribbean Vegan: Split Pea Soup! Plus a giveaway for your very own copy!


Here you have some delicious split pea soup from the recently released Caribbean Vegan. I love this soup. It incorporates two other recipes from the book: one for delicious vegan ham and one for a wet Bajan seasoning. The Bajan seasoning is particularly versatile, and its fabulous pungency took over my house and drowned out today's dreary rainy day.


Can you imagine how flavorful this is? Taymer Mason suggests stirring it into tofu scramble, and I am going to try that next. But really, you could use it anywhere.

I tested for this cookbook, and it is wonderful. There are fantastic recipes throughout, plus Tay is funny and spends a lot of time giving you a real feel for the islands. The photos are gorgeous. There's no vegan cookbook like this one. So, obviously you need your own copy. And you're in luck, because The Experiment has been kind enough to provide a copy for today's giveaway!


To enter, please leave a comment below. Tell me something you're curious about in Caribbean cuisine, or where in the Caribbean you'd like to go, or tell me happy birthday. This giveaway is open to everybody, everywhere, from Vancouver Island to the Faroe Islands to Easter Island and all points in between! The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and posted tomorrow below tomorrow's giveaway. If you have won a bigger giveaway on this blog already, please consider being kind and not entering more of the bigger giveaways--I'd love as many people to win something as possible! If you have won a smaller giveaway, by all means, enter this giveaway too!

The winner of yesterday's Tofutti giveaway are panda with cookie, Andy Dufresne, and Jeni Treehugger! Please send your name and address to me at miso...@yahoo.com. Congratulations to you three, yay!

46 comments:

  1. I know very little about Carribbean cuisine and would be really interested in learning more about the food and about the delicious drinks like the one pictured on the cover! Oh, and Happy Birthday :)

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  2. First of all, Happy Birthday! :)

    I love Taymer's blog and, obviously, would be thrilled to finally have the chance to try out all the recipes in her bookbook myself. :) I have only cooked a few Carribbean recipes earlier, and there are so many new foods to discover.

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  3. First of all: Happy birthday!!!!
    And I've had Carribbean cuisine and loved it - but I've never made a single Carribbean recipe myself. I bet this book would change that!

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  4. Happy Birthday! I found your blog listed on heathenvegan. Caribbean. I just watched a Caribbean Food Made Easy show last night on the Cooking Channel. I want to find a vegan Pepper Pot Stew. That looked amazing. What could be bad with Scotch Bonnets in them?

    Cant wait to poke around your blog a bit more.

    Marty
    Marty's Flying Vegan Review
    www.martysnycveggiereview.blogspot.com
    @veganpilotmarty
    vegan tees at www.cafepress.com/veganpilotmarty

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  5. I have recently become interested in Caribbean and am very interested in the ingredients and flavours! I have just started following Taymer at Vegan in the Sun and would love a copy of her cookbook!!!

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  6. I'm loving all your MoFoing I'm still excited that I won something! I e-mailed you my address yesterday but I got your message that you didn't get it, I've tried again...

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  7. I don't know enough about Caribbean food to even have a good question, but I love trying new cuisines!

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  8. That's so cool! I've been dying for Taymer's book to come out- she's got some new things that I want to try. Also: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  9. A very Happy Birthday to you! My favorite caribbean food is usually some combination of black beans and plantains, yum!

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  10. Taymer's veggie ham looks so amazing. I love Carribean food!

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  11. I'm not very familiar with Caribbean cuisine, but I think this cookbook would be a great place to start!

    Happy birthday!

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  12. Like most of the other posters before, I have never eaten something caribbean. But since the weather here is becoming colder and duller with every day, I would love to cook something colour- and flavourful like the caribbean dishes that are featured on Taymer's blog.

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  13. I love Jamaica and love cooking Caribbean food!

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  14. Getting to know different food cultures is always exciting, and as Caribbean cuisine is very unknown to us, this book might be of great help!

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  15. I just made some unplanned split pea soup yesterday (when my husband accidentally bought split peas instead of lentils!), wish I had this book then! :)

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  16. Happy Birthday! Caribbean food sounds amazing to make, I haven't tried really any Caribbean food. This book would make that a lot easier. haha.

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  17. Happy Birthday!! I love the Caribbean. I would like to go back to Aruba. It was one of my favorite places. I would love to learn how to cook vegan Caribbean food.

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  18. Happy birthday!!! I can't say I've ever had Caribbean food, but I love trying new things :-)

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  19. I've always like Caribbean / tropical cooking. Most of the recipes I find online are for meat though, can't have that.

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  20. oooooh! this book sounds awesome! mr. carrot and i visited the carribean 6 years ago, and we enjoyed it very much! we got a spice mix on st. maarten from a small spice vendor, i forget what it was called, but i think it started with a "c" (i am so unhelpful. haha!) anyway, it was so good!

    and happy birthday! <3

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  21. Happy Birthday!
    We're planning to cruise the Carribean islands by sailboat in the future and would love to learn more about vegan options for the local cuisine. Plus, the pretty pictures would certainly inspire us to keep working towards our goal!

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  22. Happy birthday!

    I don't know v. much about Caribbean cuisine at all, though everything I've had I've really liked.

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  23. Happy BIrthday!! I'd love to win this as I have a friend from Trinidad who I have been telling about this book for ages. I'd give it to her if I did!!

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  24. I haven't been to the Caribbean since I went vegan so I'd love to check out this book!

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  25. I have always wanted to try ackee! I really want to go to St.Lucia! I have friends who went and said it was amazing! That soup looks delicious, I love split pea!

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  26. Happy birthday!

    I have never been to any of the Caribbean islands, but I love the food and hope to vacation there one day.

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  27. I honestly know nothing about Carribean food at all aside from some Jamaican recipes, but I'm definitely down to know more. Also, happy birthday!

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  28. Ooo! Happy Birthday!! Here's to lots of cutie-cakes!

    I'm super-interested in this book, mostly because I've never (to my knowledge) cooked Caribbean Food before!

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  29. Happy birthday!!
    To be honest, I don't know much at all about Caribbean cuisine, but I've seen photos of dishes from that book and it sounds marvellous. I'd love to try that soup!

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  30. Happy Birthday!

    I love the spices of the carribean and the use of different fruit. That ham that Taymer uses looks so good and I would love to try it for the family.

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  31. Happy Birthday! I really do not know anything about Carribean Cuisine so I think this would be a great book to win! Happy Birthday!

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  32. Happy Birthday!

    I'd love to learn more about Caribbean cuisine. I love Taymer's blog, so I'd loave to get my hands on the cookbook!

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  33. I'd love a copy of this cookbook as they don't have a copy at my local library.

    I've been to the Caribbean several times but always have a hard time eating there. I'd love to know how to cook with their amazing abundance of tropical fruits.

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  34. I've heard wonderful reviews about this book. Since I know very little about Caribbean cuisine, I'd love the opportunity to discover the deliciousness!!

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  35. I'm not entering as I have a copy of the wonderful Caribbean Vegan but I am so looking forward to trying the bajan seasoning!

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  36. Happy Birthday! I would love to learn more about Caribbean cooking!

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  37. Happy Birthday! I would love a chance to win this great book.

    Rose
    chocolatesoap@hotmail.com

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  38. Happy Birthday!

    I'd love to visit Jamaica. I've had Jamaican vegan food (and part raw) and it was outstanding.

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  39. I've heard such good things about that book, I really need to buy it!

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  40. Hey Celyn
    I received my voucher today (thank you so much). Do you think I'll be able to use it in the UK though 'cos I notice it says dollars on the front?

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