Three Book Giveaway from Oxmoor House

How is that resolve to cook healthier meals in 2018 holding up? I know I could make better choices for my family and myself. Thankfully, Oxmoor House has three beautiful books designed to help us get back on track, one meal at a time.

First we have 100% Real: 100 Insanely Good Recipes for Clean Food Made Fresh by Sam Talbot which delivers 100 whole-food recipes and down-to-earth advice about clean eating proving that real food is an enjoyable choice you can make every day. The Top Chef alumni’s nourishing dishes are overflowing with natural flavor and free of processed ingredients, questionable additives, sweeteners, or preservatives.

The photographs in this book are beautiful, the recipes are tempting, and Sam’s tips for keeping it real are smart and easy to follow:

Eat plants and green for real.
Cook at home at least three times a week.
Don’t eat fabricated or super processed foods.
Focus on the Fat, Fiber and Protein Super Trio.
Find the fun in food.

Most recipes are gluten-free and mostly dairy and processed sugar free. Sam has also injected global flavors and cuisines into the recipes which is always something I look for in a cookbook. You can read more about 100% Real in my review from last year which also shares a recipe for Sweet potato hash brown open-face sandwich with ham and cranberry-dijon Brussels slaw. Today, Oxmoor House is sharing the recipe for World’s fluffiest waffles because I loved them so much when I made them over the holidays.

World’s fluffiest waffles
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Hands-on: 15 minutes 
Total: 15 minutes Serves 6   

These waffles offer a pillow-soft texture that just doesn’t happen with traditional white flour. Try it and you’ll see what I mean.

  • 1 cup (about 2 ounces) white rice flour
  • ½ cup (about 1.62 ounces) chickpea flour
  • ½ cup (about 2.13 ounces) tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 6 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened hemp milk or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil, plus more for brushing waffle iron
  • Salted butter, softened
  • Pure maple syrup

1. Whisk together the flours, pecans, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

2. Whisk together the hemp milk, applesauce, orange zest, vanilla, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup of the melted coconut oil in a separate bowl.

3. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.

4. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, and gently stir until just incorporated. (It’s okay if there are a few lumps.) Fold in the egg whites.

5. Pour about 1/2 cup of the batter for each waffle onto a preheated waffle iron brushed with melted coconut oil. Cook until the waffles are golden, about 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200°F oven. Top with softened butter and maple syrup.

Excerpted from 100% Real by Sam Talbot. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.


Cooking that Counts: 1,200 to 1,500-Calorie Meal Plans to Lose Weight Deliciously by the Editors of Cooking Light delivers 150 recipes in sustainable 1,200-1,500 calorie-controlled meal plans packed with tasty food in an easy-to-use format. Unlike other weight-loss plans that rely on processed meals and preportioned snacks, the Cooking Light solution emphasizes delicious meals prepared with whole, natural foods and teaches proper portion sizes to ensure you lose weight and keep it off, for life.

Many cooks trust the recipes from Cooking Light and I have yet to make a recipe from this trusted brand that we didn’t enjoy. We are in the process of indexing this title for our members. Until then, a few recipe examples include Roast beef and blue cheese panzanella, Tarragon chicken sandwiches, and Ground chicken wraps with chili sauce. These types of recipes make eating light totally delicious. 

Everyday Vegetarian: A Delicious Guide for Creating More Than 150 Meatless Dishes by The Editors of Cooking Light Magazine isn’t just for vegetarians. It’s for anyone who wants to add more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to their meals and omit meat-without sacrificing flavor-even if it’s just once or twice a week.

Beyond the health benefits, you’ll find plenty of bold flavors and rich textures in appealing dishes.

Inside the book, you’ll find: Over 150 flavorful recipes, including a full-color photograph of every dish; Complete nutritional information for every recipe; Vegan recipes are identified; A guide to building an everyday vegetarian kitchen, including details about versatile, flavor-building ingredients that are ideal to keep on hand.

We are working on indexing this title as well but a few recipes that look great to me include White bean pot pie with whole-wheat crust, Black bean cakes with ginger-cilantro cream, and a Creamy broccoli cheese soup. My picky husband is excited for me to make the Black bean cakes – now that is a miracle. 

Oxmoor House is generously offering three sets of these titles that are geared to making 2018 – the year of better choices. Enter our contest below open to our members in the US.

The publisher is offering three sets of these books to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which book would you dive into first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 4th, 2018.

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  • lpatterson412  on  January 25, 2018

    100% Real sounds like a great one to me, they all do!

  • vickster  on  January 25, 2018

    100% Real. I have a crush on Sam Talbot! (But all the books look great!)

  • lauriesk  on  January 25, 2018

    Cooking that counts would be great for making family meals

  • jmay42066  on  January 25, 2018

    100% Real but I would love all of them!

  • heyjude  on  January 25, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • Julia  on  January 25, 2018

    100% Real.

  • jr0717  on  January 25, 2018

    They would all help inspire new and exciting dinners, but 100% Real would be the first one proudly cracked open in my kitchen (specifically, to the Roasted heirloom carrots with watercress and miso vinaigrette!)

  • CindyLou14  on  January 25, 2018

    100% Real! The recipes look amazing!

  • rychepet  on  January 26, 2018

    Honey crunch granola with blueberry, coconut, and lime sounds yummy!

  • shines5  on  January 26, 2018

    I would start with 100% Real as I just want to eat nutritiously not for weight loss or to be vegetarian.

  • sequoia55  on  January 26, 2018

    Honey crunch granola

  • contest718  on  January 26, 2018

    100% Real or Cooking that counts are what interest me first. I have numerous vegetarian cookbooks so I would definitely start with those 2 first.

  • PacaMama  on  January 26, 2018

    100% Real

  • eboos  on  January 26, 2018

    Cooking that counts!

  • Lafauvette  on  January 26, 2018

    quinoa and vegetable salad

  • kmn4  on  January 26, 2018

    Cooking That Counts

  • infotrop  on  January 26, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian — I'm always looking for appealing and creative meatless dishes

  • Lmocooks  on  January 26, 2018

    100% Real for sure. Gotta love Sam.

  • lean1  on  January 26, 2018

    100 % real is my first choice. I think his recipes are wonderful

  • DanieleK  on  January 26, 2018

    Cooking That Counts

  • lebarron2001  on  January 26, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • LaurenE  on  January 26, 2018

    100% Real

  • EmilyR  on  January 27, 2018

    100% Real

  • HilLesha  on  January 27, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian – thanks!

  • JRumi  on  January 27, 2018

    Cooking That Counts

  • tararr  on  January 27, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • priyamaine  on  January 27, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian!!

  • Larkspur  on  January 27, 2018

    Cooking that counts—it sounds really handy

  • ravensfan  on  January 27, 2018

    100% Real

  • Scotsman61  on  January 27, 2018

    100% Real and start with World's fluffiest waffles

  • Jenamarie  on  January 27, 2018

    Cooking that counts!

  • Marcia1206  on  January 27, 2018

    I’m interested in 💯 real

  • annieski  on  January 28, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • mpdeb98  on  January 28, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • Karla123  on  January 28, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian!

  • rachael_mc  on  January 28, 2018

    100% REAL!

  • AnnaZed  on  January 28, 2018

    Mango-and-maca smoothie

  • lgroom  on  January 29, 2018

    100% Real

  • sarahawker  on  January 30, 2018

    Mini falafel pocket sandwiches

  • sgump  on  January 30, 2018

    I'd probably start with *Everyday Vegetarian,* as well, since I hardly ever buy meat for cooking at home.

  • Jtdodd  on  January 30, 2018

    I'm excited about all 3, but I'm a huge fan of Sam Talbot. I'd definitely dive into 100% Real first!

  • FireRunner2379  on  January 31, 2018

    I'd go for 100% Real first and would like to make the Eggplant-and-zucchini Parmigiana. The Vegan chocolate chip and salted chili cookies sound good as well as all the nut butters.

  • Sueskitchen  on  February 1, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • cambridgecook  on  February 1, 2018

    100% Real

  • dvajefink  on  February 1, 2018

    Hmmm 100% Real it’s close to the way I prefer to eat. 🙂

  • horselady57  on  February 1, 2018

    Cooking that counts, trying to do more mindful eating!

  • Shelley.b  on  February 1, 2018

    Cooking that counts

  • nikignu  on  February 2, 2018

    100% Real is definitely the first one I'd check out!

  • dusksunset  on  February 2, 2018

    Mini falafel pocket sandwiches

  • literarymom  on  February 3, 2018

    100% Real

  • Angryyew  on  February 3, 2018

    I'm going to try out those waffles.

  • GoodnessGrandma  on  February 3, 2018

    I'd make Mango Maca Smoothie from 100% Real.

  • KarenDel  on  February 3, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian first. 100% Real second.

  • artthecat  on  February 3, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian.

  • Sfgordon  on  February 3, 2018

    I would try Cooking that Counts

  • t.t  on  February 3, 2018

    100% Real

  • Laura1  on  February 4, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • TheCookbookCook  on  February 4, 2018

    100% Real

  • hrhacissej  on  February 4, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian…I'm always on the hunt for more veggie choices even though I'm an omnivore. 🙂

  • ktwalla  on  February 4, 2018

    100% Real!

  • RickPearson54  on  February 5, 2018

    100% real

  • maria411  on  February 5, 2018

    100% real

  • Dannausc  on  February 5, 2018

    Cooking that counts

  • choppergirl  on  February 11, 2018

    Cooking that counts

  • Sharmiro  on  February 11, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian…

  • ladybrooke  on  February 11, 2018

    I'd go through Everyday Vegetarian first. 😀

  • NaomiH  on  February 12, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • daniellespinato1  on  February 16, 2018

    The savory porridge with baby kale, wild mushrooms, and hazelnuts from 100% Real sounds awesome!

  • JenJoLa  on  February 17, 2018

    Everyday Vegetarian since I'm trying to eat more vegetables.

  • ADeeRD  on  February 17, 2018

    I would start with Everyday Vegetarian since always need new ideas for easy lunches and dinners.

  • Siegal  on  February 18, 2018

    💯 real looks good

  • PennyG  on  February 25, 2018

    I've just begun to track my calories on my FitBit, so Cooking That Counts!

  • HermionieG  on  February 27, 2018

    They all sound great. Would look at Everyday Vegetarian first.

  • skyejaden  on  February 28, 2018

    Probably 100% Real and I would start with World's Fluffiest Waffles!

  • ket06e  on  March 1, 2018

    I would check out Everyday Vegetarian first!

  • circ2000  on  March 1, 2018

    100% Real

  • orchidlady01  on  March 2, 2018

    I would make the Blueberry-pomegranate smoothie from the 100% Real: 100 Insanely Good Recipes for Clean Food Made Fresh by Sam Talbot.

  • pcaradonna  on  March 2, 2018

    Blueberry-pomegranate smoothie

  • RSW  on  March 4, 2018

    100% Real

  • fraserkr  on  March 4, 2018

    Cooking that Counts is the first cookbook I'd dive into

  • Teruska  on  March 4, 2018

    Probably Sam Talbot's book but I do love most Cooking Light recipes.

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  March 4, 2018

    Ripe banana-and-dark chocolate pancakes with maple syrup and coconut cream.

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