Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites – Review and Giveaway

Last week I promised you book reviews and here they are this week. Better late than never right? I’m not sure why but my to do list is growing quicker than I can do anything!

Today I want to share one of Joni Newman’s and Celine Steen’s books, The Hearty Vegan. I was fortunate to meet Joni at Vida Vegan this year. She is sweet and good-natured and cooks up some mad comfort food. I’ve gotten to know Celine better the past few weeks and she’s awesome too.

I just wish I lived closer to these awesome cooks so I could “happen by” around dinner time. They are both so inventive and make recipes that you can feed your whole family. Even Grandpa couldn’t turn down their Beefy-Cheesy Mac.

I can testify that my picky eater,Cheryl, would jump at the chance to eat Joni and Celine’s food on a daily basis. At least, until they started making her eat more veggies just like I do!

Photo by Joni Newman

So back to that Beefy-Cheesy Mac, I think it’s the most indulgent meal we’ve had in months.

On first glance, I had my doubts about the seasonings called for in the recipe. But I didn’t meddle at all and it came out perfect. It really was a bowl full of nostalgia and cheesy goodness!

Cheryl had a hard day at work and was super-excited to come home to vegan helper. I also had some guests who all thought it tasted great too!

Granted, it’s not going to be a beauty queen, but neither are a lot of the recipes that come from the slow cooker.

Joni and Celine are on our slow cooker wave too. Hearty Vegan Meals includes Slow Cooker Corn Chowder, Slow Cooker Russian Chick’n, and Slow Cooker Cocktail Weenies. Also many of the recipes can be slow-cookerized if you want to experiment with them.

The other recipe I made out of this was the homemade vegan Polish Sausage. You’d think since I make my own seitan I wouldn’t blink an eye at the mixing, rolling, and steaming involved. But until this recipe I’ve actually avoided link making.

Joni and Celine held my hand through their detailed recipe. So, if you’re a novice your first batch is bound to come out great. Cheryl is Polish and loved the sausage. I have the extras in my freezer waiting to go in my pierogi experiment at some future date.

To enter the giveaway do one or more of the following. You must leave a separate comment for each one you do to get the extra entry! The winner will be announced January 1.

More mouth watering pictures from Hearty Vegan. These were taken by Celine Steen.


  1. I like Joni’s FB page! :)

  2. I like Celine’s FB page!

  3. I follow Joni on Twitter!

  4. Looks delicious. I’m following Joni on twitter @coniecone

  5. I follow Celine on Twitter!

  6. Following Celine on twitter

  7. I like Joni’s Facebook page.

  8. I also like Celine’s Facebook page. :)

  9. I am so unconnected, I will just leave my comment here: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites – my kinda book!

  10. I follow Celine on Twitter.

  11. Also follow Joni on Twitter.

  12. I like Joni’s FB page

  13. I like Celine’s FB page

  14. I follow Joni on Twitter

  15. I follow Celine on Twitter

  16. I “like”d the book on Amazon

  17. …and I tweeted! :D

  18. Just tweeted the giveaway.

  19. Liked on Amazon. This looks like real winner. My husband loves meat and hearty food. We are vegan 6 days a week and serve a meat alternative to him and his guests every Friday night for Shabbat. This will give me many equivalent vegan entrees to share with our guests who rarely resist “a taste” of our vegan offering.

  20. This book looks fantastic.

    I follow Joni on Twitter

  21. I follow Celine on Twitter

  22. I liked the book on Amazon

  23. I liked Joni’s fb (erin d)

  24. I liked celine on fb (erin d)

  25. I followed joni on twitter (erin_d…)

  26. I followed celine on twitter (erin_d…)

  27. I liked the amazon page

  28. Liked book on amazon

  29. Liked jonis page on fb

  30. Liked celines fb page too!

  31. tweeted! Sounds like a great book!

  32. followed Joni on twitter

  33. And Celine too. Thanks for the review and giveaway opportunity!

  34. Mary Horowitz says:

    I liked Joni on FB!

  35. I liked Celine on FB!

  36. I fOllow Joni on twitter.

  37. I follow Celine on twitter @maryhorowitz

  38. I liked Joni on Facebook!

  39. I liked Celine on Facebook!

  40. And I added the book to my Amazon.ca wishlist!

  41. I like Joni’s FB page (Suzanne Rogo)

  42. I like Celine’s FB page (Suzanne Rogo)

  43. follow Joni on Twitter (Miss_Scarlett99)

  44. follow Celine on Twitter (Miss_Scarlett99)

  45. Liked their Amazon page
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  46. Maria Foster says:

    Liked Joni’s FB Page

  47. Maria Foster says:

    Liked Celine’s FB Page

  48. Maria Foster says:

    Following Joni on Twitter

  49. Maria Foster says:

    Following Celine on Twitter

  50. Maria Foster says:

    Liked Hearty Vegan Meals on its Amazon page

  51. Maria Foster says:

    Enter to win a copy of Hearty Vegan from @geekypoet @cakeonme, & @JoniMarieNewman http://wp.me/pLJaT-Io

  52. I liked Joni’s facebook page.

  53. I liked Celine’s facebook page.

  54. I’m following Joni on Twitter.

  55. I’m following Celine on Twitter.

  56. I liked “Hearty Vegan Meals” on its Amazon page.

  57. I tweeted about the giveaway. Many thanks!

  58. Liked on Amazon.

  59. Liked Joni on Facebook.

  60. Liked Celine on Facebook.

  61. Followed Joni on Twitter (as @fragmentallyme)

  62. Followed Celine on Twitter (as @fragmentallyme)

  63. Liked Hearty Vegan on Amazon =)

  64. I like Joni on FB

  65. I like Celine on FB

  66. I follow Joni on twitter

  67. I follow Celine on twitter too

  68. I liked the book on amazon :)

  69. I tweeted!

  70. I like Joni’s fb page (Melissa Dion)

  71. I like Celine’s fb page (Melissa Dion)

  72. I follow Joni on twitter (@mgonyeo)

  73. I follow Celine on twitter (@mgonyeo)

  74. I liked Hearty Vegan Meals on its Amazon page!

  75. I liked Celine’s page on fb

  76. I liked Joni’s page on fb

  77. I am following Celine on Twitter (via RSS)

  78. I am following Joni on Twitter (via RSS)

  79. I’ve liked Hearty Vegan Meals on its Amazon page

  80. Avrora Davidovna says:

    I’m following Joni on Twitter!

  81. Avrora Davidovna says:

    I’m following Celine on Twitter.

  82. Avrora Davidovna says:
  83. I like Joni’s FB page.

  84. I like Celine’s FB page.

  85. Blessedmama says:

    I don’t know if this will count or not. I’m not on FB or Twitter, but I am leaving a comment here. We’ll see…

  86. I liked Joni on Facebook.

  87. I like Celine on Facebook.

  88. I liked Joni’s FB page

  89. I liked Celine’s FB Page.

  90. I follow Joni on Twitter.

  91. I follow Celine on Twitter.

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