Thursday, 17 October 2013

Launching my cook Books Easy to cook Snacks and Potatoes and a super giveaway.

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Marcia Wieder

simply.food will be celebrating its 5th Blog anniversary on 28th October, it only seems yesterday when I entered the food blogging community. I never knew that food would become such an integral part of my life when I started blogging.Over the last 5 years simply.food has grown from strength to strength, I have made numerous friends all over the world, attended many foodie events, worked with many brands, learn't to cook some very innovative dishes ranging from Indian, to international to Asian and continental.

Like any other food blogger, as my confidence grew with my posts, I started to dream of writing a cookery book. I made notes, did lots of brainstorming, sourced ingredients and set about experimenting with different flavours textures and cuisines. I had no budget for a food photographer or food stylist so I began learning about food photography whilst developing recipes for my book.My critics, tasters and judges were my family.Finally I settled on an idea to write two books consisting of 50 recipes in each, one based on simple snacks and the other on  recipes with potatoes the chief ingredient.

 

I have spent over three years creating, tasting, styling and re styling ,clicking not forgetting numerous proof readings and adjustments and  liaising with the publisher. All the hard work and stress has paid off and  I am so proud that my two vegetarian cook books  Easy to cook Snacks and Easy to cook Potatoes are finally ready and available to purchase. Both books offer a selection of  vegetarian multinational cuisines and are all accompanied with colourful photography and easy step by step recipe instructions.They are neat and compact lightweight so perfect for your kitchen shelf ready at hand when you need that simple recipe idea. Both books are perfect for young students living away from home who want a taste of home cooking that is easy and quick to make.

The books are available to purchase on line in Europe, India, China, Australia and in the UK from Waterstones Book shops. They are retailing at £ 9.95 each  and are perfect for Eid, Diwali, Halloween and Christmas Presents.The books can also be purchased directly from simply.food  and as special introduction offer to the celebrate the launch of these books simply.food is offering  25% discount  plus free postage for UK orders when both books are purchased together making them £ 15.00 per pair. (Postage will apply for overseas orders.)
Please complete the order form to place your order in time for Diwali and Christmas.
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To mark this double celebration of  simply.food's 5th anniversary and the launch of my two new cook booksI am giving away one set of books to one simply.food reader.The giveaway is open worldwide as simply.food has so many readers all over the world and would like to thank each and every one who has visited the site, inspired and motivated me and shared so much love in the form of comments and visits.

Rules:
  • Competition ends 28th November 2013 6.00 pm
  • This giveaway is open to all readers WORLDWIDE who are over 18.
  • The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter (which uses random.org) and announced on this page. 
  • The winner will be contacted by e-mail, if they do not respond within a 7 days another winner will be chosen. 
  • There is one prize of a a set of books (Easy to cook Snacks and Easy to cook Potatoes)
  • By entering you are **agreeing** to share your address with simply.food to receive the prize.
  • The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. simply.food reserves the right to **substitute** the prize for one of a similar type / value if the prize above is not available. 
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89 comments:

  1. Well done Nayna............. is this where and how I enter your giveaway ? xx

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  2. Twenty Tasty Ways with Tofu

    Quirky Quark & Quinoa

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  3. A Christmas/celebration book would be great (it may save us veggies from a few ready meals - always a bit yuck however "special" the supermarket claims them to be!).

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  4. I think a Vegetarian Christmas themed book would be great to help come up with some new festive ideas.

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  5. I would love to see some seaside vegetarian food recipe's

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  6. Easy to cook Potatoes cook book sounds great. Our 9 years old loves potatoes so some new ways of making them would be extra handy.

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  7. Oo please a halloween veggie book!

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  8. Wow well done on your blog anniversary and the books - perhaps a book about easy entertaining

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  9. love both cover pictures and entering in your giveaway too

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  10. You've already picked our favourite - Potatoes! Rice and other grains?

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  11. Congrats Nayna for your publication.
    Deepa

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  12. Vegetarian takeaway or restaurant style food.

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  13. First of all... CONGRATULATIONS on the biggest milestone! I would like to see easy to cook lunch box type or one pot meal dishes...

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  14. Many congratulations Nayna on this amazing achievement :)

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  15. Vegetarian options for children.

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  16. Healthy breakfast ideas that don't take much time

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  17. 15 MINUTES VEGETARIAN MEALS

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  18. Diabetes friendly, i.e. low carbs and sugars

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  19. I use Quorn a lot but always in the same few ways,some interesting new recipes would be good.

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  20. Congrats Nayana !! Hope you publish many more :) would love to see ur next book themed " easy to cook with oats" :)

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  21. Gluten free for me!

    Great give away, thank you!

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  22. Easy Vegetarian recipes for the slow-cooker

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  23. Heart Congratulations Nayna....wishing you luck....I just can't imagine my pantry without potatoes....snacks are something which I brainstorm every evening....

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  24. Healthy breakfast would be something I would love to see as your next theme in cookbook...

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  25. Congratulations on both your blog anniversary and on getting your books published. All the hard work is paying off and that's great. You've done some wonderful recipes and now the whole world is able to enjoy what you have been doing in the past years. Well done.

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  26. different ways with curry

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  27. Congratulations Nayna,,, Would love to win those books

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  28. Vegetarian lasagne would be nice!
    Jenna O

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  29. Congratulations, that's a fabulous achievement. I'd love to see a book on 100 ways with lentils :)

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  30. Congrats Nayna .. I would luv to see eggless desserts in ur next book

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  31. preserving vegetables - I'm a keen veggie gardener always looking for new recipes

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  32. Root vegetables cooked easy

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  33. quick meals that are filling,

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  34. Recipes based on moods or situations...comfort food or romantic food for example!

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  35. Ideas for vegetarian celebraton meals- like roasts for xmas, easter etc as an alternative to the standard meat dishes

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  36. A veggie desserts book would be fab, I never seen to get it right

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  37. Congrats on the milestone Nayna. So happy for you. Would love to see a special occasion dishes sort of theme next :)

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  38. I'd love a theme of Mexican Food! Yum! @cricrinapoli1

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  39. How about 50 easy ways to cook a main for your surprise vegetarian guest. The perfect gift for all hostesses!

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  40. How about some world cuisine - a handful of dishes from each continent x

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  41. Ways with cottage cheese and quark

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  42. Maybe vegetarian meals for the family

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  43. How about Vegetarian Food from Around the World?
    It could perhaps feature a different recipe from different countries - thinking of places like Italy, China, India, Mexico, Morrocco, etc. Places I guess that are famous for their style of cooking.

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  44. I would like to see 30 minute meals - some quick but nutritious dishes perfect for a busy family

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  45. shame this is over...good luck with the book launch

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  46. I can't tell if the last comment went through or not. Good luck with the books xx

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  47. looks great, sorry to have missed out!

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