Cookbook Giveaway - The First Mess

The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons by Laura Wright, the writer behind the Saveur award-winning blog, The First Mess, shares more than 125 beautifully prepared seasonal whole-food recipes. 

For more information on this cookbook, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US and Canada.
One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe from the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on May 9th, 2017


  • Kristjudy  on  4/5/2017 at 1:42 PM

    Toasty French toast bake.

  • Kerreydp  on  4/5/2017 at 1:48 PM

    I'd make the waffles 🙂

  • lauriesk  on  4/5/2017 at 2:02 PM

    The deep immune cup of soup recipe looks tempting.

  • cora429  on  4/5/2017 at 2:03 PM

    I've made the quinoa white bean risotto and it's delicious.

  • susankay  on  4/5/2017 at 2:05 PM

    Thai-ish cabbage salad

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  4/5/2017 at 2:11 PM

    The Thai-ish cabbage salad.

  • Joy001  on  4/5/2017 at 2:30 PM

    Roasted carrots with ginger maple cream

  • AlisonL  on  4/5/2017 at 3:12 PM

    The roasted cauliflower with green tahini sounds delicious. I am a tahini junkie!

  • gaylearendt  on  4/5/2017 at 4:44 PM

    Bloody caesar gazpacho appeals to me, just for the name if nothing else!

  • Leahspitzer  on  4/5/2017 at 6:04 PM

    BBQ mushroom toast sounds yummy!

  • AGENT99  on  4/5/2017 at 6:07 PM

    The Eggplant Bacon sounds interesting

  • Maura  on  4/5/2017 at 6:56 PM

    Ditto on the Eggplant Bacon, yum!

  • skipeterson  on  4/5/2017 at 7:07 PM

    I agree with AGENT99, eggplant bacon sounds interesting and would be first.

  • jr0717  on  4/5/2017 at 7:50 PM

    The Meyer lemon romanesco salad sounds lovely!

  • Karla123  on  4/5/2017 at 8:20 PM

    Hippie bonbons...YUM!

  • Siegal  on  4/5/2017 at 8:48 PM

    Eggplant bacon for sure

  • Brooklyndelhi  on  4/5/2017 at 8:48 PM

    Crispy avocado tacos

  • lgroom  on  4/5/2017 at 9:05 PM

    I'll try the weeknight root vegetable dal.

  • AnnaZed  on  4/5/2017 at 9:36 PM

    I would like to make the Fluffiest multigrain pancakes (page 34) from The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons by Laura Wright

  • vickster  on  4/6/2017 at 7:05 AM

    Super Seeded Kale Crisps

  • Nancith  on  4/6/2017 at 8:35 AM

    Red flannel beet hash with dill sounds really interesting & delicious.

  • ccav  on  4/6/2017 at 12:06 PM

    Miso chickpea scramble sounds really interesting for breakfast or lunch

  • hippiechick1955  on  4/6/2017 at 1:07 PM

    I don't eat meat or eggs and I'm sort of picky so breakfast is boring because it is always fruit. Instinct had my eyes automatically honed in on the Miso and Tumeric Chickpea Scrabble! Something else for breakfast!!!!!

  • vinochic  on  4/6/2017 at 3:29 PM

    eggplant or tempeh bacon!

  • banba1  on  4/6/2017 at 5:37 PM

    They had me at "cookies for breakfast" :)

  • NancyLynn  on  4/7/2017 at 12:25 AM

    Baked beans for sure!!

  • lhudson  on  4/7/2017 at 7:06 AM

    Spaghetti Squash Noddle Bowls With Lime Peanut Sauce

  • melmaren  on  4/7/2017 at 9:31 AM

    Broccoli Caesar with smoky tempeh bits : )

  • monique.potel  on  4/7/2017 at 10:09 AM

    Creamy quinoa and white bean risotto with crispy brassica florets (page 133)

  • daniellespinato1  on  4/7/2017 at 10:25 AM

    I love seasonal books like this! Makes it so much easier to figure out what to do with stuff from the garden! The weeknight root vegetable dal sounds especially good!

  • imjammin2  on  4/7/2017 at 11:08 AM

    Savoury ginger green onion crepes sounds delicious!

  • t.t  on  4/7/2017 at 11:19 PM

    Avocado tartare

  • cocecitycook  on  4/8/2017 at 6:32 AM

    Thai-ish cabbage salad sounds yummy!

  • fiarose  on  4/8/2017 at 8:06 AM

    okay, this is going to be a list because no way i can choose. tofu noodle soup with coconut lemongrass broth, sundried tomato and oregano dressing, creamy and spicy corn and millet toss, eggplant 'bolognese,' creamy harissa lentils with cauliflower rice, miso millet 'polenta' with green onions, vanilla corn cake with roasted strawberries, and beet velvet slice with tangy citrus frosting! i've been following this blog for years now, it's so lovely to see sarah has a book. can't wait to get my hands on it!

  • ktwalla  on  4/8/2017 at 9:08 AM

    I'd try the Mango Ginger Kombucha Mimosas.

  • ballen  on  4/8/2017 at 2:56 PM

    vanilla coconut coffee creamer

  • talieUS  on  4/8/2017 at 8:00 PM

    Moroccan stew

  • skline  on  4/9/2017 at 1:55 AM

    Crispy salt and vinegar potatoes with lemon garlic aioli!!! Yum 😋

  • mpdeb98  on  4/9/2017 at 8:59 AM

    Toasty French toast bake

  • PennyG  on  4/9/2017 at 5:46 PM

    Creamy jalapeño corn chowder - always looking for new uses for jalapenos!

  • earthnfire  on  4/9/2017 at 6:46 PM

    Eggplant bacon - seriously! Gotta try this.

  • sarahawker  on  4/10/2017 at 11:57 AM

    Vegetables, chickpeas and dumplings

  • bstewart  on  4/10/2017 at 6:57 PM

    The crispy avocado tacos! Yum!

  • trudys_person  on  4/11/2017 at 10:59 PM

    Fluffiest Multigrain Pancakes sound delicious!

  • christineleong  on  4/12/2017 at 12:10 AM

    Savoury ginger green onion crepes sound really good!

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/15/2017 at 12:04 AM

    Miso and turmeric chickpea scramble

  • Julia  on  4/15/2017 at 7:41 AM

    Cozy lentil soup.

  • RSW  on  4/17/2017 at 6:46 AM

    Early Morning Earl Grey

  • Alivings07  on  4/17/2017 at 4:46 PM

    Creamy quinoa and white bean risotto with crispy brassica florets!

  • JanScholl  on  4/18/2017 at 1:43 AM

    Rice and bean veggie burgers

  • JenJoLa  on  4/18/2017 at 11:44 AM

    Chipotle pumpkin chili with tempeh and beer sounds interesting!

  • meggan  on  4/19/2017 at 1:14 PM

    Garlicky winter vegetable and white bean mash with mushroom miso gravy. I like anything miso!

  • pandapotamus  on  4/20/2017 at 11:21 PM

    Thai-ish cabbage salad!

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  4/21/2017 at 9:57 AM

    The cozy lentil soup sounds fantastic now that I like lentils.

  • edyenicole  on  4/22/2017 at 2:38 PM

    I'd like cookies for breakfast!

  • aliciamschultz  on  4/23/2017 at 6:18 AM

    Mango ginger kombucha mimosas!

  • kelliwinter  on  4/24/2017 at 1:00 AM

    maple baked beans please!

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/24/2017 at 9:53 PM

    Eggplant bacon

  • mwaters  on  4/26/2017 at 9:38 PM

    Crispy maple mustard cabbage

  • wlmich  on  4/27/2017 at 8:36 AM

    roasted cauliflower with green tahini - green tahini sounds amazing!

  • tragicsoprano  on  4/27/2017 at 9:06 PM

    I would love to make the Gingered Brussels Sprout and Shiitake pot stickers. They sound so interesting and unusual!

  • Mimmi  on  4/28/2017 at 6:32 AM

    Savoury ginger green onion crepes sound delicious!

  • mooinca  on  4/28/2017 at 10:01 AM

    I have enjoyed all of her recipes from her blog thus I'm sure anything in her book would be marvelous.

  • gypsymagic  on  4/29/2017 at 7:52 AM

    Smoky saffron chickpea, chard and rice soup or Gingered Brussels Sprout and Shiitake Pot Stickers. Or Crispy Mustard Maple Cabbage.

  • Ozma81  on  4/29/2017 at 1:39 PM

    Gingered Brussels Sprout and Shiitake Pot Stickers!

  • Shanthz  on  4/29/2017 at 2:56 PM

    The eggplant bacon - delish!

  • SnarkyLarane  on  4/29/2017 at 9:10 PM

    I'm currently obsessed with kombucha so right off the bat the Mango ginger kombucha mimosas sound amazing.

  • sequoia55  on  4/30/2017 at 1:22 AM

    Savoury ginger green onion crepes sound yummy!

  • lcomer  on  4/30/2017 at 6:45 AM

    Brussels sprouts and mushroom potstickers sound very interesting! So does the eggplant bacon.

  • ohyoucook  on  4/30/2017 at 7:39 AM

    Serendipitously, the very first recipe that I laid eyes on was one I could use as a starter for a dinner I"m hosting in a few weeks: Eggplant bacon.

  • jdlt  on  4/30/2017 at 1:21 PM

    Red flannel beet hash with dill would be my first!

  • lpatterson412  on  4/30/2017 at 7:29 PM

    Eggplant bacon? Sounds pretty great!!

  • MaineDruid  on  5/1/2017 at 6:50 AM

    Tough choice. Most of these recipes are intriguing (someone had a lot of fun coming up with names!). I think I'll have to go with Roasted chili basil lime tofu bowls, which contains four of my favorite words.

  • robynnemellor  on  5/5/2017 at 10:27 AM

    Roasted chili basil lime tofu bowls and the BBQ mushroom toast

  • mgo  on  5/9/2017 at 11:18 AM

    Eggplant bacon!!!

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