Dear Readers, it is a very exciting day. The planning for this has been in the works for a while, and I’m just thrilled to be able to announce the first day of our virtual potluck.

What is a virtual potluck, you ask?

Well, thanks for asking. For the next three weeks, a host of talented, wonderful bloggers are going to be posting dishes that they made from my new Book, Big Vegan. Each of them will also be hosting a giveaway of the book, so if you visit their blogs and comment, you may well win a FREE copy!

On each successive Tuesday, we will be posting and linking to a series of blog posts, culminating in a final post on the Chronicle Books webpage, linking back to all the blog posts from the potluck over the three weeks. Chronicle will also be doing a potluck within their office, and posting on November 4.

If you really want to win a copy of Big Vegan, you will have lots of opportunities, just by visiting these great blogs and making comments, but we are not stopping there. Another giveaway will be going on on twitter-just tweet why you decided to go vegan with the hashtag #bigvegan. You must tweet by midnight CST on November 4th to be considered.

Of course, you can order Big Vegan anytime, in case you are not one of the lucky winners.

I hope you enjoy these tasty blogs and tweets, I’m really proud of the plant-based cuisine that we are sharing with the internet world. This is a group of such wonderful chefs, writers and bloggers that I know you will want to visit and follow their work in the future, as well.

DAY 1 Post October 18

Maple Barley Granola

Robin Asbell

Baguette French Toast Stuffed with “Cream Cheese” and Topped with Apples

Leinana Two Moons



Matcha Scones with Golden Raisins

Caron Golden

DAY 2 October 25

Mango-Jícama Salad with Lime Dressing and Pepitas    

Susan Russo

Armenian Red Lentil Stew with Sesame Brown Rice

Bryanna Clark Grogan

Korean Miso-Tofu Soup

Nancie McDermott

Squash Quesadillas with Cranberry-Jícama Salsa

Jill Nussinow

DAY 3 November 1

Green and Red Spaghetti

Sandra Gutierrez

Bengali Curry of Cauliflower and Kidney Beans

Robin Robertson

Spanish Chickpea Fritters

Julie Hasson

Sundried Tomato-Kale Calzones AND

Pumpkin Cherry Bundt Cake

Leinana Two Moons


Peanut Butter Tart with “Ganache”

Tara Desmond