Giveaway: Crumb by Ruby Tandoh

Giveaway - Crumb by Ruby Tandoh
Giveaway – Crumb by Ruby Tandoh

If you’re a fan of The Great British Bake Off, you’ll remember Ruby Tandoh, one of the finalists in the 2013 competition. You’ll probably also remember the slagging-off she got in the media (social and otherwise) for no good reason except for people deciding to get all mean girl on her.

Haterz gonna hate – as the young people say – but I loved Ruby; I thought she was fab. I loved her because, as well as the undoubted stress she was under taking part in the show, this didn’t stop her working hard towards her degree (in which she subsequently got a first – go Rubes!), she’s gorgeous and – most importantly, what with this being a vegetarian food blog and that – she also makes delicious vegetarian food. Taking all this into account, we could almost be twins. I say ‘almost’ because I’m old enough to be her mum which obviously makes us being twins slightly unfeasible.

After her success on GBBO, Ruby released a book of her recipes. Although she isn’t a vegetarian, there are plenty of vegetarian recipes contained within it, such as this Spiced Aubergine and Swiss Chard Pie which is just as good cold the next day, as hot.

Spiced Aubergine and Swiss Chard Pie
Spiced Aubergine and Swiss Chard Pie

As Ruby says in Crumb about this recipe, ‘There’s little to be gained in trying to make a vegetarian pie into an ersatz steak-and-kidney or second-rate ‘mince’ and potato version. Meat-free pies should be exciting and different, not apologetic’ and she’s certainly got this recipe right.

Other chapters include:

  • Cake
  • Bread
  • Sweet dough
  • Biscuits
  • Desserts and Puddings
  • Pies and Tarts
  • Pastries
  • Extras (fudge, caramel, chocolate skills, honeycomb, jams, sauces and curds)

Giveaway – Win a copy of Crumb by Ruby Tandoh

If you’d like to win a copy of Crumb by Ruby Tandoh (please remember it also contains meat recipes), leave the answer to this question in the comments section below.

Name one of the presenters on The Great British Bake Off. Is it:

A. Sue Perb
B. Sue Percalifragilisticexpialidocious
C. Sue Perkins

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UK entries only
The winner will be picked at random after the closing date of Midnight, Saturday 28 February 2015


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Giveaway: 3 Bags of Freedom Mallows with Tote Bag

Freedom Mallows Full Range

Freedom Mallows have revamped their range, giving it a makeover and bringing in a new mascot – a sloth called Cedric.

Part of the range includes a bag of mini marshmallows, which are perfect for baking or adding to hot chocolate. I made some vegan rocky road with mine. I have no idea if my rocky road was like the real thing, as I’ve never had rocky road before. It looked pretty though. I made this one with raw chocolate but to be honest, I think it’d be better with ‘normal’ plain or milk chocolate, not raw.

Vegan Rocky Road

Vegan Rocky Road

Vegan Rocky Road

Vegan Rocky Road

Vegan Rocky Road

100g coconut oil
6 tbsp cacoa powder
3 tbsp agave nectar
A handful of Freedom Mini Mallows
A handful of mixed fruit and nuts

Melt the coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of boiling water (don’t let the bowl touch the water though – you want to melt the coconut oil, not cook it), then whisk in the cacoa powder and agave nectar. Mix in the Freedom Mini Mallows along with the fruit and nuts and pour into a tray/foil dish. Put in the freezer to set for about 30 minutes.

Freedom Mallows are suitable for vegans and vegetarians, are nut- and gluten-free and approved by the Vegetarian Society, Vegan Society and Coeliac UK and available from Holland & Barrett, Vegan Store, Wholefoods UK, The Health Store or online at the Freedom Mallows website.

Freedom Mallows Giveaway

Giveaway – Win 3 bags of Freedom Mallows!

If you’d like to make your own rocky road, or just want to get your hands on a few packets to munch on in front of the television, simply leave a comment below and you’ll be in with a chance of winning three bags of Freedom Mallows, along with a gorgeous tote bag, featuring their new mascot.

Terms and conditions

The winner will be picked at random shortly after the closing date of Midnight, Sunday 14 December 2014.

UK entries only, please.

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Win A Tefal Infiny Press Juicer!

Tefal Infiny Press Juicer


As you’ll have seen, lately I’ve been making the most of my juicer. Fresh juice is delicious, healthy and the varieties are endless. If you’d like to jump on the juicing wagon, then you’re in luck, as I’m offering you a chance to win your own Tefal Infiny Press Juicer.

All you need to do is watch the video below and answer the question and if you’re one of the ten lucky winners*, Tefal will be in touch with you directly. Competition ends 20 August 2014.

NOTE: To the people coming via those competition websites – please read the post, it tells you how to enter the competition. Comments are now closed. 

*Other bloggers are also hosting the competition, so not all winners will be via this blog.

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Giveaway: Win 8 Cartons of Vivesoy Soy Drinks!


Vivesoy is available in six flavours – natural, unsweetened, light, vanilla, chocolate and cappuccino and can be used hot or cold. Each carton retails at £1.25 per litre carton and is available from Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon, Ocado and independent health stores nationwide.

Win 8 cartons of Vivesoy!

I’m giving away a case of 8 cartons – the flavours you receive is up to you, so you can try all of them or just choose your favourite.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment letting me know which combination of flavours you would choose if you won (don’t worry; if you do win, you don’t have to stick to those flavours, you can always change your mind) and I’ll pick a winner at random after the closing date of 31 May 2014.

UK entries only.

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Giveaway: Win a Hamper of Amy’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Food!


I’ve got an amazing prize to give away to one lucky reader – a hamper bursting with all the Amy’s Kitchen gluten-free goodies you can see in the photo above, namely:

  • cheese pizza
  • Thai red curry
  • cheddar, rice and bean burrito
  • vegetable lasagne
  • chunky tomato soup
  • lentil and vegetable soup
  • Spanish rice and red bean soup
  • dairy-free rice mac and cheeze

The soups I’ve tried and can vouch for their tastiness and if the dairy-free rice mac & cheeze is anything like the Amy’s Kitchen gluten-free dairy version I reviewed here, it will be delicious and just like the ‘real thing’.

I’ve got to admit I’m jealous of whoever wins this as they’ll be getting a pizza and I’ve never seen the pizza in the shops and we all know how much I love pizza.

Win the Amy’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Hamper

If you’d like to win the hamper, simply leave a comment below and I’ll draw a winner at random after the closing date of midnight, Saturday 31 May 2014.

UK entries only.

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Giveaway: BFree Gluten Free Wraps


BFree make a range of gluten free products including multigrain wraps that are vegan, vegetarian and only 99 calories per wrap. Considering most wraps have over 150 calories each, you’d think the BFree ones would be tiny, but they’re not. I had one for lunch today and filled it with the rather bizarre combination of Quorn pepperoni slices, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, rocket and mayonnaise. I’d like to say it’s nicer than it sounds, but I’d be lying; Quorn pepperoni and mayonnaise isn’t the greatest match made in munchies, that’s for sure.


BFree wraps are coming to Asda soon but if you’d like to try them for free, you’re in luck, as I’m giving away a packet here on Planet Veggie.

How to enter the giveaway

Just leave a comment below, letting me know what your favourite sandwich/wrap fillings are.

A winner will be picked at random after the closing date of Friday, 30 August 2013.

UK entries only.

For more information on BFree, visit the BFree website, or watch this video where the wraps are explained along to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Giveaway: World Food Cafe Vegetarian Cookbook

world-food-cafe-vegetarian-cookbookWorld Food Café: Quick and Easy Recipes From a Vegetarian Journey by Chris and Carolyn Caldicott gathers together dishes from some of the world’s most fascinating places, with a wonderful diversity of flavours.

Whether it’s a vegetarian charquican (mashed pumpkin and potato mixed with a spicy pino sauce, topped with a fried egg) from Chile, wild mushroom, sorrel and barley broth from Bhutan or an iced rooibos sundowner from Namibia, every recipe has been carefully conceived to be quick and easy to make at home.

With over 100 entirely vegetarian recipes from across the globe and stunning travel and food photography throughout, World Food Café is the ultimate cookbook for preparing delicious world vegetarian food at home.

World Food Café is out in September and published by Frances Lincoln.

I haven’t made anything from World Food Cafe yet, but when I do, I’ll be sure to post it here.

Win a copy of World Food Café

World Food Café isn’t published until September but I’ve got one to give away to one lucky Planet Veggie reader.

All you need to do is leave a comment below letting me know where in the world you’ve eaten some delicious food. 

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One winner will be picked at random after the competition closes at midnight, Friday 30 August 2013.

UK entries only.

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Veganicity: 100% vegan supplements giveaway!


Do you get fed up searching for vegetarian/vegan supplements? I do. Whenever I go to Holland & Barrett, not only am I frustrated by their prices but I get fed up examining the bottles to see if they’re vegetarian.

I’ve been getting my supplements from Health Direct, which do a decent range of vegetarian and vegan supplements, but now I’ve stumbled across something better. Something perfect, even.

Veganicity: 100% vegan supplements, all registered with the Vegan Society.

No more searching, it’s all here, including Liver Kind, which I thought my liver might appreciate as the combination of vitamins, minerals, artichokes and amino acids helps detoxify the body and eliminate harmful chemicals (I’ll be taking two on a Saturday night then) (not really).

Veganicity is offering three Planet Veggie readers the chance to win a selection of supplements:

Multivitamin + Mineral
Vitamin D 800
Calcium Extra
Vitamin B12 100mcg

How to enter:

Leave a comment below to be in with a chance of winning this great prize. Three winners will be picked at random after the closing date of midnight, Friday 9 August 2013. UK entries only.

Don’t go yet, there’s more!

Veganicity is also offering Planet Veggie readers a 25% discount off any order placed before the end of August. Just use the code PLANETVEGGIE25 at

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