Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Veggie Wednesday: Giveaway WINNERS, Vegan Chik'n Noodle Soup and Organic Style Magazine

We have winners! Thank you to everyone for reading and commenting, I'm sure to have another great giveaway in the near future, so please keep checking back.

Here are the five winners, according to, of last week's Veggie Wednesday giveaway - Congratulations!

1. Ranae from Cornbread & Cookies
2. Ben from What's Cooking?
3. Meghan from Meghan's Mindless Muttering
4. Linda in St. Louis
5. aBookworm of A Bookworm's Diary

Winners, PLEASE email me at irishones7 (@) ASAP for details!


From Caroline Kligge, one of the fearless leaders of the Greater Reading Vegan Society. Caroline says, "Last night I made this soup and it was so delicious so I thought I'd share it with everyone, since a lot of people seem sick with allergies right now and could use some soup."

Vegan Chik'n Noodle Soup

2-3 T Olive Oil
2 carrots- peeled and diced
2 parsnips- peeled and diced
1 small onion- finely diced
4 scallions- diced
2 stalks celery- diced
6 cups vegetable broth (I love Imagine No-Chicken Broth, it's the best)
pepper to taste
1-2 cups textured vegetable protein chunks (can be found at Echo Hill Country Store, and beyond)
1/2 lb eggless flat noodles (try Light n Fluffy macaroni dumplings)
1/2 tsp dried dill weed

Heat oil in a large pot, and add carrots, parsnips, onion, and celery. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add broth, pepper, scallions, and bring to a boil. Add the TVP chunks and noodles, return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until noodles are tender. Add dill. Enjoy.

Check out this awesome online magazine geared toward all things green:

Organic Style Magazine features Julia Butterfly Hill, Denis Hayes and Amma for fresh perspectives on love, life and a sustainable future

San Francisco (April 22, 2008) – The Spring issue of Organic Style magazine highlights visionaries who have taken courageous, inspiring action in pursuit of humanitarianism and environmental justice.

The cover story features Julia Butterfly Hill who lived – for 738 days – in an ancient redwood tree to save it from the lumber mill. Now, Hill’s non-profit Engage Network works with groups across the nation on building community and undertaking social and environmental action, to help them, as Hill says, “at finding their own trees.”

Also in this issue:

Green Pioneer

Earth Day Pioneer Denis Hayes, who helped launch the celebration, weighs in on today’s environmental movement, from the phony to the practical to the world-changing. Page 42

Embracing the World

If there’s a world record for hugging, surely it’s held by Amma (“Mother”), the Indian-born spiritual teacher who once hugged 45,000 people in a 21-hour marathon and who is reported to have embraced more than 27 million people around the world. For Amma, compassion for all begins with the simplest, most basic act of human affection. (p. 55)

Vegetarianism saved my life!

Best-selling co-author Rory Freeman (Skinny Bitch and the cookbook Skinny Bitch in the Kitch) owes a lot—vibrant health and a clearer conscience—to vegetarian living. (p. 19)

Welcome Home

Designer and author Jagatjoti Khalsa guides readers to transforming the front of the home into a temple of calmness, including an online video walkthrough. (p. 13)

Grape Expectations

Ceago Vinegarden, a model of biodynamic farming, is a lovely getaway north of San Francisco, as told by Mia Ljungberg, Organic Style’s resident eco-travel expert. (p. 22)

Dutch Touch

5th generation Dutch flower farmer Hans Brand describes his path to growing sustainable flowers in America. (p. 33)

Dogs just wanna have fun

In her new book, PETA founder and president Ingrid Newkirk presents a light-hearted way to show your concern and love for pets. (p. 39)

Plus: beauty tips, eco-fashion, organic gardening, video news, music and the Organic Style Boutique Catalog featuring dozens of eco-luxury products.

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  •, the wholesale floral division serving upscale retailers, hotels, spas and florists.

    Ben said...

    Yay! This is the very first time I win anything. Thanks a lot Anne and I'll make sure to check out the magazine.

    Rashmi said...

    Thanks, Anne! I just replied to your email.

    Chef Erik said...

    Great site! I checked out your other sites as well, kudos. The vegan chix soup sounds good.