Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life – A Giveaway!

***We now have a winner!***

It’s been ages, I know. I feel terrible for not posting anything here for such a long time. Well, I come with some good news though!

As today is International Women’s Day (and I’m on holidays!), the best way to celebrate it is by a giveaway! What is it?!

Melisser’s book – Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life

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It has been out since November 2010. And guess what? I’m in it! Yay!

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The Vegan Girl Guide to Life is a great book for women or girls interested in veganism or who are new vegans. This book is packed with useful information about the lifestyle, from diet and nutrition to crafts and even vegan tattoos! I particularly like the fun format which makes it so pleasurable to read and come back to time and time again. It is also a great collection of individual stories of vegan women around the world and did I mention recipes? They are some nice ones you’d want to try. Other topics covered are vegan cosmetics, small vegan businesses, vegan stores, how to travel as a vegan and how to stock your vegan pantry. So, there’s definitely at least a little something in it for everyone.

I bought one for my mum which I haven’t sent to her yet by the way (o_O). My signed copy from Melissa is on the way and I’m very impatient to receive it. But in the meantime, as a thank you to Melisser for featuring me in her book, I am giving away a copy. This is not sponsored by anyone but me.

Just leave a comment on the blog (not on facebook) saying what essential vegan foodstuff you always carry with you when travelling as an emergency snack! We have a winner.

Entries end Tuesday 22nd March 2011 at 23.59 pm. A winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

Please only comment once. Leave some contact details or a link to your blog etc so that I can get back to you for your address if you’re the winner.
The giveaway is open worldwide. I will order from Amazon so I’ll ship to anywhere.

Good luck and happy International Women’s Day!

If you would like to buy the book from Melissa and get a signed copy, you can order it from here. Also, check out Melissa’s blog here where she shares her culinary adventures from vegan dining around the world or right from her kitchen.


Update: We now have a winner!

Thank you all for participating in the giveaway for The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life by Melisser Elliott. I won’t hold you in suspense any longer. We have a winner who is mnikpat !

The winner was generated using the number generator on

I counted 67 comments as the last one was left after the closing time.
And comment number 44 is the winner.


Because blogger (for some reason) does not do comment numbering, I manually counted (and re-counted) from top to bottom for comment number 44.

So, congratulations mnikpat. I’ll be in touch to send you your book! Hope you enjoy reading it! 🙂

Check back soon for recipes and more.

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  • Millie
    March 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Hello lovely Butterfly…I've missed you. I am happy to hear of the giveaway and I would love to enter for this giveaway. Hope everything is well…stay warm.

  • Josiane
    March 8, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    How cool that you&#39;re featured in Melisser&#39;s book! I have yet to get myself a copy, so put my name in the hat for the giveaway! :)<br />To answer your question, what I always take with me as snacks when travelling are nuts and dried fruits.<br />Happy International Women&#39;s Day – and happy holidays!

  • Laura
    March 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Have to second the vote for nuts – I keep them in my desk at work. I also bring Luna bars and dark chocolate covered cranberries everywhere I go. Yum!

  • Beth
    March 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Cool! what a great pic of you :-)<br /><br />I always carry Luna or Lara bars. They&#39;re always perfect for a light snack or to tide me over during a dinner where I don&#39;t have any options (not that it&#39;s that often, but you never know, right?).

  • Kelly
    March 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    So many bloggers are posting for the first time in ages today – myself included! Welcome back. :)<br /><br />My essential travel snack is a hefty stash of Larabars! Yummy, fairly filling, and portable.

  • Amanda Thomas
    March 9, 2011 at 3:35 am

    My favorite travel snack is Larabars and Primal Strips. When those aren&#39;t available, I always makes sure I have fruit on hand like apples and bananas.

  • etoileblog
    March 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    It&#39;s a very simple one: an apple. But it&#39;s also tasty, refreshing, easy to eat and it&#39;s ok to keep it cold or warm. It&#39;s a snack that is just as good in the morning als late in the evening. Sometimes yummie doesn&#39;t have to be complicated!

  • Ashley
    March 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Fingers crossed! 🙂 (PS- how cool that you&#39;re in it?!) My contact information is

  • Elie
    March 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Nice to have you back!<br />Usually I choose an energy bar though I think I&#39;ll consider carrying nuts too, they&#39;re handy!

  • Lizzie
    March 10, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Definitely Larabars! I always have one my car and my husband&#39;s car, and usually one in my purse.

  • Lydia
    March 10, 2011 at 3:27 am

    The food I carry with me isn&#39;t really too spectacular… Either half a peanut butter and jam sandwich or Kedem chocolate tea biscuits with some natural peanut butter. (Works well for a diabetic such as myself..)

  • moonsword
    March 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    What a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day! My vegan must-have is peanut butter. I always take some when traveling so that I can get by if no vegan eats are available. I can usually find flat bread, crackers or pretzels to eat with it, or just by the spoonful when really stranded (as I once was, in a hostel in the desert). I love that PB comes in packets now…so easy!

  • sendittozoom
    March 11, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I always carry around either a Larabar or an apple for a snack!

  • AikoVenus
    March 13, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I always carry some smooth peanut butter, raw fruits and vegetables and the occasional Lara bar with me to keep me going through an emergency where no other vegan options are involved.<br /><br />My blog link –

  • mtbVegan
    March 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I always have dried fruit and raw almonds. I love them, quick, eats and healthy!

  • Kat @ Cupcake Kat
    March 15, 2011 at 3:18 am

    I have this on loan from the library and its how I found your blog. I love this book and really want to have a copy of my own to keep.<br />My favorite vegan snack is a simple trail mix

  • Crystal
    March 15, 2011 at 4:12 am

    I like to have fruit like a banana or orange. Sunflower Seeds are another favorite.<br /><br />cyclona66 at aol dot com

  • ktgonyea
    March 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Count me in 🙂 <br /><br />ktgonyea at (Subscribed via Google Reader)

  • Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I carry an apple with me wherever I go<br />willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

  • Julia
    March 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    A banana! Or raw unsalted almonds when I have a little extra cash for them :)<br /><br />juliaryken(at)gmail(dot)com

  • bitt
    March 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for this! <br /><br />I always carry a piece of fruit or energy bar with me.<br /><br />

  • Laura
    March 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Fruit and almonds are my favorite vegan snacks! I&#39;ve only recently become interested in the vegan lifestyle. I would LOVE to win this! 🙂

  • sksweeps
    March 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I generally carry an apple, but have also started carrying chopped up carrots.<br /><br />sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  • Shari
    March 17, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I always carry unsalted almonds for a quick vegan snack.<br /><br />

  • Kristen
    March 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    My favorite vegan snack is raw almonds and cashews.

  • Zee
    March 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    mm homemade larabars!

  • LeahB
    March 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Nuts and dried fruit are must haves!

  • Marina
    March 17, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Always carry raw almonds with me…perfect to keep blood sugar on an even keel.

  • debbie graul
    March 18, 2011 at 1:12 am

    I always have an Oskri bar on hand in case of emergency :)<br /><br />

  • Miss Alyce
    March 18, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Defiantly an apple. <br /><br />alycespeer at gmail dot com

  • SoWarm
    March 18, 2011 at 10:45 am

    That would most certainly be an apple from my uncle&#39;s orchard.<br /><br /> (at)

  • Monik
    March 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I always brouht fruit and nut! :)<br /><br />

  • Megan:
    March 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    This is the most awesome giveaway. EVER! I also have Larabars with me. My favorite flavor recently is the carrot cake! Fingers crossed!!

  • christy
    March 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I am not vegan or vegetarian, but my sister is. I hope to win this for her.<br />

  • Nickolay
    March 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I never leave home without a apple or banana<br /><br />jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  • Chelsea Ling
    March 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    thanks for the chance i like nuts and grains!

  • VeganCraftastic
    March 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I always have a Lara bar with me, it&#39;s perfect for taming hunger on the go! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂 -craftytofu at yahoo

  • kdub
    March 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    A Larabar and a (stainless steel) bottle of water can hold over my hunger!

  • Teiva
    March 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    My travel snack are nuts in a biggie and sometimes Larabars.<br /><br />faeriesmak at gmail dot com

    March 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I always carry dried apricots and raw bars by a UK company called Nakd.

  • Liza767
    March 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Nuts and water

  • skunk + aaron carrion
    March 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I always got some granola bars or Raw Revolution bars on me!<br /><br />

  • Jolene
    March 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I&#39;m new to changing my diet.. probably my favorite food would be a PB&amp;J sandwich. I eat those things like crazy, probably 4 times a week! Thanks for a great giveaway :)<br />taznjade at gmail dot com

  • mnikpat
    March 19, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Tofu Chips! YUMS!<br /><br />

  • Mommy Minded
    March 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Fruit! I would love love love to win this!<br /><br />mommyminded at gmail dot com

  • jayedee
    March 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    i don&#39;t travel often, but i always have a supply of dired fruit and nuts tucked into my tote so the littles and i don&#39;t die of hunger when we&#39;re out and about! thanks for hosting this nice giveaway!

  • Avery Jalaine
    March 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Homemade fruit leather, I could live off the stuff! Love this blog!

  • Dina
    March 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I &lt;3 this book, thank you for offering this giveaway, I can&#39;t wait to devour it!

  • Claire S.
    March 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    This book seems like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!<br /><br />

  • Rea
    March 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I always carry nuts with me 🙂 Almonds. <br /><br />

  • rah267
    March 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I love tahini<br />crazyred61 at yahoo dot com

  • Emmy Coffee
    March 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Luna Bars

  • Amber
    March 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I don&#39;t travel all too often but the basic road trip essentials: pretzels, potato chips and water.

  • Amy
    March 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I always take PB crackers.

  • LittleMissL
    March 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    So glad I stumbled upon your site &amp; have loved reading through it so far.<br /><br />So . . . what food wise, for me I am a fruit fiend or raw nibbles fiend, so Pears of most types, Mango &amp; celery are musts as snacks for me – love them. <br /><br />x x x

  • eclairre
    March 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Cranberries for a quick blood sugar boost.

  • Anonymous
    March 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    granola!<br />ros.writing at gmail dot com

  • carole
    March 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    always carry a bag of nuts<br />

  • Henria O.
    March 22, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Almonds are my fav!<br />sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  • Lilu
    March 22, 2011 at 1:11 am

    I personnally know a lot of these recipes…if you know what I mean!! :P. Not only do they look really nice on the photos, but they actually taste very good. Yummyyyy!

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Cashews and Walnuts!<br /><br />

  • Jennifer
    March 22, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I love to carry Lara Bars with me! They are filling, healthy and yummy!<br /><br />jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • kahliyalogue
    March 22, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Oh wow! what a great book! And I do so understand you butterfly! I havent been around my blog lately either…oooof! I hope for new beginnings with the spring equinox opening its doors to us!<br />I always try to have on my some sort of nut +raisis when I travel aswell as somekind of wholewheat cracker.I also pack a bag of rolled oats which is my definite essential in case I have access to

  • theamira
    March 22, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I am forwarding your blog to my vegan daughter. We always looked forward to frozen grapes on a road trip. You can get me at theamira1970 at g mail dot com

  • Janna @ Feed Your Pig
    March 22, 2011 at 8:17 am

    kellogs fruit and grain bars!<br />thanks for entering me!<br />Janna Johnson<br /><br />

  • Anonymous
    March 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    We like to take dried tart cherries. They taste just like cherry pie. My kids like the dried blueberries. <br />

  • susansmoaks
    March 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    i always carry raisins<br />susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  • msrodeobrat
    March 23, 2011 at 4:33 am

    i actually love to snack on carrots.. they are my favorite snack food <br />addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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