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.


  • lpatterson412  on  1/25/2018 at 6:09 PM

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

  • vickster  on  1/25/2018 at 6:34 PM

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

  • lauriesk  on  1/25/2018 at 6:43 PM

    Cooking that counts would be great for making family meals

  • jmay42066  on  1/25/2018 at 9:30 PM

    100% Real but I would love all of them!

  • heyjude  on  1/25/2018 at 9:41 PM

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • Julia  on  1/25/2018 at 10:49 PM

    100% Real.

  • jr0717  on  1/25/2018 at 11:07 PM

    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  1/25/2018 at 11:46 PM

    100% Real! The recipes look amazing!

  • rychepet  on  1/26/2018 at 12:25 AM

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

  • shines5  on  1/26/2018 at 1:07 AM

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

  • sequoia55  on  1/26/2018 at 1:26 AM

    Honey crunch granola

  • contest718  on  1/26/2018 at 6:21 AM

    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  1/26/2018 at 6:29 AM

    100% Real

  • eboos  on  1/26/2018 at 7:27 AM

    Cooking that counts!

  • Lafauvette  on  1/26/2018 at 9:46 AM

    quinoa and vegetable salad

  • kmn4  on  1/26/2018 at 10:31 AM

    Cooking That Counts

  • infotrop  on  1/26/2018 at 10:45 AM

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

  • Lmocooks  on  1/26/2018 at 11:42 AM

    100% Real for sure. Gotta love Sam.

  • lean1  on  1/26/2018 at 2:21 PM

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

  • DanieleK  on  1/26/2018 at 8:40 PM

    Cooking That Counts

  • lebarron2001  on  1/26/2018 at 10:04 PM

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • LaurenE  on  1/26/2018 at 10:05 PM

    100% Real

  • EmilyR  on  1/27/2018 at 1:50 AM

    100% Real

  • HilLesha  on  1/27/2018 at 2:04 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian - thanks!

  • JRumi  on  1/27/2018 at 7:44 AM

    Cooking That Counts

  • tararr  on  1/27/2018 at 9:36 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • priyamaine  on  1/27/2018 at 11:07 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian!!

  • Larkspur  on  1/27/2018 at 5:02 PM

    Cooking that counts—it sounds really handy

  • ravensfan  on  1/27/2018 at 9:01 PM

    100% Real

  • Scotsman61  on  1/27/2018 at 9:41 PM

    100% Real and start with World's fluffiest waffles

  • Jenamarie  on  1/27/2018 at 9:47 PM

    Cooking that counts!

  • Marcia1206  on  1/27/2018 at 10:29 PM

    I’m interested in 💯 real

  • annieski  on  1/28/2018 at 5:34 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • mpdeb98  on  1/28/2018 at 1:29 PM

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • Karla123  on  1/28/2018 at 2:27 PM

    Everyday Vegetarian!

  • rachael_mc  on  1/28/2018 at 4:56 PM

    100% REAL!

  • AnnaZed  on  1/28/2018 at 11:13 PM

    Mango-and-maca smoothie

  • lgroom  on  1/29/2018 at 4:46 PM

    100% Real

  • sarahawker  on  1/30/2018 at 2:46 PM

    Mini falafel pocket sandwiches

  • sgump  on  1/30/2018 at 4:18 PM

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

  • Jtdodd  on  1/30/2018 at 8:20 PM

    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  1/31/2018 at 5:47 AM

    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  2/1/2018 at 9:25 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • cambridgecook  on  2/1/2018 at 10:50 AM

    100% Real

  • dvajefink  on  2/1/2018 at 11:10 AM

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

  • horselady57  on  2/1/2018 at 4:04 PM

    Cooking that counts, trying to do more mindful eating!

  • Shelley.b  on  2/1/2018 at 7:34 PM

    Cooking that counts

  • nikignu  on  2/2/2018 at 4:16 PM

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

  • dusksunset  on  2/2/2018 at 4:44 PM

    Mini falafel pocket sandwiches

  • literarymom  on  2/3/2018 at 1:05 AM

    100% Real

  • Angryyew  on  2/3/2018 at 4:06 AM

    I'm going to try out those waffles.

  • GoodnessGrandma  on  2/3/2018 at 7:56 AM

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

  • KarenDel  on  2/3/2018 at 11:10 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian first. 100% Real second.

  • artthecat  on  2/3/2018 at 4:49 PM

    Everyday Vegetarian.

  • Sfgordon  on  2/3/2018 at 5:26 PM

    I would try Cooking that Counts

  • t.t  on  2/3/2018 at 11:38 PM

    100% Real

  • Laura1  on  2/4/2018 at 8:31 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • TheCookbookCook  on  2/4/2018 at 11:10 AM

    100% Real

  • hrhacissej  on  2/4/2018 at 12:10 PM

    Everyday Vegetarian...I'm always on the hunt for more veggie choices even though I'm an omnivore. :-)

  • ktwalla  on  2/4/2018 at 3:10 PM

    100% Real!

  • RickPearson54  on  2/5/2018 at 9:16 AM

    100% real

  • maria411  on  2/5/2018 at 5:48 PM

    100% real

  • Dannausc  on  2/5/2018 at 6:42 PM

    Cooking that counts

  • choppergirl  on  2/11/2018 at 8:33 AM

    Cooking that counts

  • Sharmiro  on  2/11/2018 at 10:56 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian...

  • ladybrooke  on  2/11/2018 at 1:21 PM

    I'd go through Everyday Vegetarian first. :D

  • NaomiH  on  2/12/2018 at 10:30 AM

    Everyday Vegetarian

  • daniellespinato1  on  2/16/2018 at 11:46 AM

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

  • JenJoLa  on  2/17/2018 at 3:26 PM

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

  • ADeeRD  on  2/17/2018 at 11:55 PM

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

  • Siegal  on  2/18/2018 at 10:28 AM

    💯 real looks good

  • PennyG  on  2/25/2018 at 4:37 PM

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

  • HermionieG  on  2/27/2018 at 11:43 AM

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

  • skyejaden  on  2/28/2018 at 8:48 AM

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

  • ket06e  on  3/1/2018 at 11:36 AM

    I would check out Everyday Vegetarian first!

  • circ2000  on  3/1/2018 at 6:43 PM

    100% Real

  • orchidlady01  on  3/2/2018 at 7:57 AM

    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  3/2/2018 at 8:09 PM

    Blueberry-pomegranate smoothie

  • RSW  on  3/4/2018 at 10:08 AM

    100% Real

  • fraserkr  on  3/4/2018 at 1:03 PM

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

  • Teruska  on  3/4/2018 at 2:43 PM

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

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  3/4/2018 at 2:44 PM

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

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