fava bean quinoa cakes with kale, ginger + garam masala {gluten-free + vegan} + a giveaway!

There have been so many amazing new cookbooks hitting the shelves in these past few months and it's cool to see that many of them are written by bloggers! If you've been reading here for awhile you will remember my post on Anya Kassoff of Golubka fame mid last year? Well, her book The Vibrant Table, Recipes from my always vegetarian, mostly vegan + sometimes raw kitchen (Roost, June 2014), is one that I've been waiting to get my hands on for what seems like forever! It turned out that we were both working on our books at the same time and it's always really lovely to have someone you can share stories (and stresses!) with during insanely intense times like that. Even if we do live at opposite ends of the world!

Anya's food is exactly as the title suggests, vibrant and full of life and memories and it's no secret that I've long been a fan of her beautiful inventive recipes (and her daughter Masha's stunning photography). 

There are so many recipes in this book that I can't wait to try; Chickpea crepes with mango salsa, Lemon bars, Persimmon and chocolate loaf to name just a few. Anya uses wholegrain flours (all gluten-free except in a few recipes where spelt flour is used), unrefined sweeteners and minimal dairy. Unlike some of her earlier recipes on her blog where some hard-to-find raw food ingredients were used and things like dehydrators etc, most of the recipes in the book use everyday ingredients which I love. For those of you interested in raw foods though, there's heaps of recipes within the book which actually offer both raw and cooked versions, which I reckon is kinda cool!

It's usually Anya's sweet treats that I'm drawn to, but there are so many beautiful savoury recipes in this book too that I wanted to instead share one of these here today. These quinoa cakes came together really easily (they'd be super quick if you already have leftover cooked quinoa at hand) and are bang on with the flavours. Ginger, garlic, mint and a touch of garam masala all work perfectly with the quinoa, kale and fava (broad) bean base... so good in fact, that I couldn't help myself from eating, ahem, a little lots of the mixture before shaping them into patties! While it may be the start of winter here in Australia, my house sure did smelt like spring today.

Competition is now closed! Comment number 10 was drawn... Silvia is the lucky winner! Thanks so much for all your entries. xx

COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!- The lovely people at Roost Publishing have a copy of The Vibrant Table to giveaway to one of you lucky readers! To enter simply leave a comment below, starting with 'I'd love to win a copy...' and make sure you leave your email address in the comment too so I can get in touch once the winner is drawn. The competition is open worldwide and one lucky name will be drawn via Random.org at 7pm Western Australian time, Wednesday 25th June. I'll update this post with the winners name, so please make sure you check back in here. Good luck!

Fava bean quinoa cakes
Anya's notes: You can substitute peas for the fava (broad) beans and other greens for the kale if you like. You can add about 1/2 cup sweet potato puree (from 1 small sweet potato) to the cake mixture for additional moisture and some sweetness. Ghee can be used in place of the olive oil, if tolerated/preferred.
Makes about 16 cakes

1/2 heaped cup (110g) quinoa, rinsed well
1 1/2 cups (225g) fresh or frozen podded fava (broad) beans or 1 1/2 cups (220g) fresh or frozen English peas
1 large bunch (about 350g) curly kale, stems removed
1 small shallot, finely chopped (I used 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives~ Emm)
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste
1/2 tablespoon olive oil 
freshly ground black pepper

Sesame-pistachio coating
1/2 cup (40g) pistachio nuts or pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup (45g) flaxseed (linseed) meal (I left mine mostly whole~ Emm)
1/4 cup (40g) sesame seeds

In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with 1 cup water, add a generous pinch of salt, and bring to the boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. You will have about 2 cups of cooked quinoa.

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. In the meantime, prepare a large bowl of inced water. Blanch the fava (broad) beans (or peas) for 1 minute. Remove from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice-water bath to stop the cooking process. Blanch the kale for 1 minute, drain it in a colander and transfer to the ice-bath as well. When cooled completely, drain all the vegetables in a colander. Remove the outer skin of the fava beans by gently pressing against the sides of each bean with your fingers until the bean pops out (there's no need to peel the peas).

Working with a small batch at a time, thoroughly squeeze out the excess water from the blanched kale with your hands. Chop it finely; you will have about 1-1 1/2 tightly packed cups of kale. Put it into a food processor along with the fava (broad) beans or peas, shallot, garlic, ginger, parsley, mint, garam masala and salt and process to a chunky puree.

Preheat oven to 190C (375F).

In a food processor or coffee grinder, grind the pistachios into a meal. Combine with the ground flax meal (linseed) in a medium bowl. Measure 1/4 cup of the mixture and set it aside. Add the sesame seeds to the rest of the pistachio-flax mixture and set aside as well; this will be your coating.

Transfer the vegetable mixture to a large bowl. Mix in the quinoa, olive oil and reserved 1/4 cup pistachio-flax mixture and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything together very thoroughly with your hands, kneading the mixture between your fingers so the ingredients are melded.

Scoop out 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time and form into oval-shaped or round flattened patties. Press the mixture between your hands, making sure the cakes hold their shape. Roll each cake in the sesame-pistachio coating to cover the surface. Place the cakes on a baking-paper lined baking tray without overcrowding them. 

Bake for 10 minutes on each side. For a golden brown finish, grill (broil) the cakes for 1 minute on each side. Serve with a green salad or Greek-style yoghurt mixed with chopped fresh herbs and a squeeze of lime juice.

Reprinted with permission (with minor Australian/NZ wording changes) from The Vibrant Table by Anya Kassoff (Roost, June 2014).

I received a copy of The Vibrant Table, however my views are 100% my own, as always.

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  • Reply
    June 23, 2014 at 6:12 am

    'I'd love to win a copy…sooooooooo much. Must be wonderful to see the amazing pictures not only on the Website . And to make a lot of these so amazing recipes .
    And I 'm so lucky, that your giveaway is open worldwide. So thanks a lot, and Kind regards from germany. Uschi

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    June 23, 2014 at 6:43 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table. I went and checked out Anya's blog and WOW! The colour and texture of her food looks so delicious and screams "I'm healthy and yummy". This book would make a fabulous companion to your gorgeous book to sit on my kitchen counter and used regularly to inspire me 🙂

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    June 23, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I'd love to win a copy too (Again: Best wishes from Germany, seems like you've got a lot of fans over here)
    — xx Lena

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      June 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Yay! That's SO cool! Hello from the bottom of the world! xx

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    June 23, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I'd love to win a copy…..love all these inventive ways to eat my greens! ilana46@gmail.com

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    Debby Newton
    June 23, 2014 at 7:39 am

    I'd love to win a copy because once I have worked through your wonderful book I will need a new one to work my way through!!! ♥♥

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    Adele Chenoweth
    June 23, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I'd love to win a copy so I can explore and experience the amazing tastes and sensations that this book is! 🙂

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    Lindsay Miles
    June 23, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I'd love to win a copy…you can never have too many recipes for things like kale! : )

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    June 23, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I'd love to win a copy so I can expand my horizons when it comes to food and give me some new ideas for the kitchen. Kathyenglish05@Hotmail.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this stunning book! Although I think I'm going to buy it to myself, along with a bunch of other beautiful cookbooks that have been published recently.. Oh, and this recipe looks so lovely and delicious!
    *Silvia (entrejardins.com / silentrejardins@gmail.com)

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      June 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Congratulations, you are the lucky winner Silvia! Email has been sent xx

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    June 23, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I'd love to win a copy as you've really changed my cooking world with your cookbook and if you recommend this book its got to be amazing! Even if I'm not the lucky winner I just want to take this chance to thank you for your wondrous book, I made your pizza last week and was absolutely blown away by how easy and delicious it was, I've never bought a cookbook that I've used and recommended immediately 🙂 Kimberley
    ( russrimington@gmail.com)

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      June 23, 2014 at 11:30 am

      You have no idea how happy that makes me to hear that Kimberley! We love that pizza recipe in our house too 🙂 xx

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    Carina Macolan
    June 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this book because… it all looks blimmin lovely and my mother-in-law has coeliac disease and hence can't eat any gluten products. We're having a baby in September and she's going to be visiting a lot to help out and I'd like to be able to make her some delicious easy things she can eat whilst helping out with with the baby! cmacolan@gmail.com 🙂

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    June 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I'd love to win a copy because it's been way too long since I've curled up with a new cook book for inspiration in the kitchen. dalton@wrightfeldhusen.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I'd love to win a copy as i need some inspiration for family dinners! And i think your photos are amazing. kerrie73@gmail.com

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      June 23, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Thanks Kerrie! xx

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    Madeleine BS
    June 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I'd love to win a copy as it looks as amazing as your book!!! Since eating my way trough your book I now need a new book to play with. Wow this looks amazing!! I so want!!! Mx nzecochick@gmail.com

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    Fay Eliza
    June 23, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I'd love to win a copy! Aku mau membawa ke Indonesia! u4841995@anu.edu.au

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    June 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I'd love to win a copy. I'd also love to learn how to photograph like the ones here. Wow, an eye opener. megweaves@gmail.com

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      June 23, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Haha, thank you! All it takes is a whole lot of practise, a good camera and some editing software xx

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    June 23, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this gorgeous book as I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease (plus I am a vegetarian) so am really enjoying expanding my new repertoire of recipes rachel.healy@paradise.net.nz

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    June 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I'd love to win a copy because I am always searching for beautiful, tasty and healthy foods to feed my family and this book, with its inspirational recipes and drool-worthy photography (I peaked at the sampler!), looks like it could well and truly fit the bill. PS Love your book too – my copy is well used!

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      June 23, 2014 at 11:28 am

      That's awesome to hear! xx

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    Jo Busck
    June 23, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this book so I can continue convincing all my friends what a wonderful Blog you write! I loved your San Francisco post. My friend goes there regularly for work and I forwarded it to him as he'd not been to any of the foodie places on your list! He now loves your site and has signed up for your blog 🙂 Can't wait to try this recipe. Jo x jobusck@gmail.com

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      June 23, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Ah that's so cool to hear! Thanks for spreading the word 😉

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    June 23, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I'd love to win a copy because it looks gorgeous and the recipes sound perfectly suited to us. It sounds great! Boni bonilililebee1@outlook.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I'd love to win a copy to try some raw recipes!

    nicsuss972 @ aol.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this interesting cookbook and try some of these recipes at home.

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table! The recipes and style look gorgeous. 🙂

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I'd love to win a copy very very much! Great photos Emm, and the recipe looks delicious x

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this interesting cookbook and try these recipes at home.

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    Thi Khuong
    June 23, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I'd love to win a copy so that I can see more recipes from this gorgeous looking book. Also, if your praise for this book is anything to go by, it definitely has to be worth a look 🙂

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    June 23, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I'd love to win a copy because I have about 20 books in my wish list and this is one of them. It would be great to save some money

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    Alana Barton
    June 23, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I'd love to wine a copy… This recipe looks fantastic. What did you end up pairing these quinoa cakes with?

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      June 23, 2014 at 11:27 am

      I just ate them straight up for lunch with salad. xx

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    Marina García Pizá
    June 23, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I'd love to win a copy! I forgot to write my email! marinagpiza@gmail.com

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    Sabrina Weber
    June 23, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table soooo badly. In fact i would take it to bed with me
    Please write to summer.sabi@gmail.com to tell me that I am the winner. Pretty pleeease…
    Sending you love from the cold Raglan.

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    Kristie Szabo
    June 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table as I am on a vegetarian & vegan journey to be kinder to our planet & my body. As they say clean mind, clean body, clean soul. Thank you My Darling Lemon Thyme.

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    Cook Sophie Cook
    June 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table, as I keep seeing blog posts from all my favourite overseas bloggers (and now yours, yay to Southern Hemisphere) featuring the recipes from the book – and now finally it's not just limited to US entrants!! That's not the only reason, I love the featured recipes I've seen, and her style of cooking plus the photography…

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    Allyson Reddy
    June 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I'd love to win a copy… because I need some new recipe ideas! I feel like I make the same things every few days and I'm bored!

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    June 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I'd love to win a copy! Plus your blog is absolutely inspiring 🙂

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    Sarah Valentini
    June 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I'd love to win a copy, I'd love to win a copy, I'd LOVE to win a copy!!!


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    Tea and Sympatico
    June 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I'd love to win a copy as I'm trying to get my partner and myself on a healthier diet. We've been using your recipes and this book looks like it would be great too! cava_turner@yahoo.co.uk

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    June 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I would love to wins copy of The Vibrant Table. I recipe tested the avocado icy poles and sweet potato doughnuts with my daughter and we loved how easy, delicious and fun they were. It's school holidays soon and I would love to cook some more of Anya's food with my beautiful girl. Thankyou for your beautiful blog. I'm always so excited when I see you have a new post.

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    June 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I'd be thrilled to have a copy! This recipe looks amazing and I am always looking for new & vibrant ways to use veggies. And the lemon bars you mentioned were in the book sound good to….

    I am still enjoying your cookbook tons. The pizza recipe is a favorite, + the Anzac bikkies too!

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      June 25, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Yay! So happy you love those recipes 🙂

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    June 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I would love a copy of this cookbook!

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    Clara P
    June 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of any as book as I've been waiting it for the last year!
    Emma, your pictures look fabulous as always and can't wait to have your book in amazon.uk.
    Thanks for the lovely post!


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    Sini | my blue&white kitchen
    June 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I've loved Anya's book! As you said, it's full of lovely, vibrant recipes as well as helpful tips. These patties look great; can't wait to try them.

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    Laura Gilson
    June 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I would love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table. I developed lactose intolerance two years ago at the same time I became vegetarian and am still working on learning new recipes to fuel the nutrition needs of long distance runner and keep my meat eating family happy as well! Laura.b.gilson@gmail.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I would love to win a copy of the Vibrant Table because these quinoa cakes look amazing and I am really curious to see the rest of the book.

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    Barbara Davidge
    June 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I'd love to win a copy, what a lovely cookbook! The recipe you made in the post above is gorgeous and would be the first thing I would make. One can't have too many cookbooks..they are my inspiration. Thanks and you have a wonderful blog with gorgeous photos. Cheers!

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    June 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I'd love to win a copy! I've been hearing a lot about this new cookbook, and it looks brilliant!

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    Anne-Marie Wood
    June 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table – crossfitkitten@gmail.com – this recipe looks so yummy!

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    Lisa Churchya
    June 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I'd love to win a copy. I've been a fan of you both for many moons. Your recipes have brought much joy, and dare I say, vibrancy to my kitchen. Thank you both! churchya@email.sc.edu

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    Kristin Celeste
    June 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I'd love to win a copy…thank you for hosting The Vibrant Table cookbook giveaway!
    kristinceleste at yahoo dot com

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    June 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I'd love to win a copy because I am GF/vegan and absolutely love her blog. And these little cakes look delicious!

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    June 23, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I'd love to win a copy and I am excited to try this recipe!

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    J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats
    June 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I'd love to win a copy…..because I just started cooking with healthy ingredients and natural foods and although I am not a vegetarian I do try to eat always vegetarian/mostly vegan/sometimes raw during the day (like a healthy superhero who eats kale salads during the day but takes off their mask and has roast chicken with potatoes for dinner). Am always looking for more inspiration for my healthy lunches 🙂

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    Julie Gillison
    June 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table! And I so look forward to giving this fabulous looking recipe a whirl. Since it's summer here in the United States, this looks like such a great option for these warmer days. Thanks for sharing!

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    seri fana
    June 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I'd love to win a copy ….. if not I'll probably buy one anyway! 😉

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    June 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I'd love to win a copy because I've been looking to incorporate more meatless meals into our dinners!!

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    Rachel Relin
    June 23, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I would love to win a copy of your new cookbook! I have been a fan of your blog and am sure the book is equally lovely. My email is rrelin@gmail.com. Thanks for the possibility!

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      June 25, 2014 at 11:50 am

      My book is called My Darling Lemon Thyme. This giveaway was for my friend Anya's cookbook 😉 Thanks for entering though xx

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    Maja Lukic
    June 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I'd love to win a copy for the photography alone. I've been a Golubka fan for a while.

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    Carla Doyle
    June 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of "The Vibrant Table" because I have just started to live a more healthy life and embark on a raw plant based diet. I would like this book to be the first in my collection of new cook books that will replace all my old cook books. I have been following the blog for about 12 months now and have used a lot of recipes from the blog. I'd love this book so that I can continue my love for cooking healthy nutritious and tasty foods for friends and family. I always get so excited when I see a new post pop up in my news feed!!
    My email address is carlajdoyle8@gmail.com
    Thanks again for your great work

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    June 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I'd love to win a copy so that I can share these delicious meals with friends and family this summer.

    marie [dot] hope [dot] martin [at] gmail [dot] com

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    June 23, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    i would love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table.. beautiful colours, beautiful plates! just saw the trailer on golubka's website and it asks for more! keep on posting delicious recipes and lovely links!!
    femke, femkitar@hotmail.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table. If this recipe is any indication, it looks like a wonderful cookbook! JuliePach@gmail.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of this book to get inspired, cook and enjoy eating…

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    Nat Low
    June 23, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I'd love to win a copy as my hubby and I have turned a new leaf and have been working hard at trying a healthier more organic lifestyle. nat.n.drew.stuff@gmail.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I would love to win a copy to get inspired by some one else. I'm a cook myself, and it's really nicee to see some one elses opinion.
    i eat glutenfree as well, and in the sam way a little, not by replacing things with highly refined flours.
    I'm curious!

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    June 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I'd love to win this cookbook looks awesome and i love trying new recipes
    kate miller

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    Tori G
    June 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    I'd love to win a copy–it would be great recipe inspiration for when I start cooking for my 20-person vegetarian co-op in August!!

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table. I can't wait to try the recipe you posted as we just got fava beans, kale and parsley in our CSA. Thank you! Caronefw@gmail.com

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    June 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table – I'm always vegetarian and mostly vegan and always on the lookout for healthy, delicious recipes. This book sounds fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    June 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I'd love to win a copy to expand my cooking horizons. Moving out of home to live independently has been a complete eye opener for me and I have found a love for working in the kitchen. While most of my uni friends would prefer a big night out, I spend my Saturday nights trying new nourishing recipes. You and so many other food bloggers out there are huge inspirations on how delicious whole food is. Thank you! catherinemaclean24@gmail.com

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    June 24, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table because I am always amazed by the new combinations of flavours you can create in a single dish with a little bit of inspiration. I live in Chile and it is always hard to find books like these and recipes that are so different, delicious and healthy. It would be a really nice gift to have for my new renovated kitchen! 🙂 My email is anita@bfoods.cl

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    June 24, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Dear Emma,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It's so neat to see those cakes and the book in your kitchen all the way on the other side of the world 🙂 I feel very honored.

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      June 25, 2014 at 11:53 am

      I loved these cakes Anya! Congrats on your beautiful book again xx

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    June 24, 2014 at 1:15 am

    I'd love to win a copy so I can make the most of beautiful Australian produce when I'm back home.

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    Claire Naughtin
    June 24, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table and to fill my belly with all the delicious, wholefood goodness it offers! Email: claire.naughtin@gmail.com

    As always, thank you for the beauty, inspiration and passion that your blog exudes! I have recently purchased a copy of your book and have been having a lot of fun trying out all sorts of new recipes in it. Even my non-cooking boyfriend has successfully whipped up a batch of corn, coriander and feta savoury muffins! 🙂

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      June 25, 2014 at 11:54 am

      That is SOOOO awesome to hear you've even got your non-cooking boyfriend cooking from my book! Yay! Thanks heaps for all your lovely words too, much love xx

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    Prem Nirvana
    June 24, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I would love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table here in Brazil !!!!! anevilete@hotmail.com

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    Sharolyn Newington
    June 24, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this beautiful book AND this post is perfect timing as I soaked and cooked some fava beans yesterday and was trying to work out what to do with them. Ingenious! Thanks for helping me with tonight's dinner. sharolyn . joy @ gmail.com

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      Sharolyn Newington
      June 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

      I can confirm these were yum and went down well in our household. Great that they hold together without need of breadcrumbs or eggs or anything. Yoghurt and greek salad were great sides as recommended.

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    Bake Club
    June 24, 2014 at 3:30 am

    I'd love love to win a copy cos I loooove to cook and bake vegetarian! Thanks for the recipe and another great giveaway. franceschan99@gmail.com

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    d'liteful cravings
    June 24, 2014 at 3:42 am

    I would love to win this book! I fully support bloggers cookbooks knowing that their recipes are true to the heart and original – like yours! Love your book too!


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    June 24, 2014 at 4:46 am

    I'd love to win a copy because yours isn't yet available over amazon and it would make the waiting time much easier to have this wonderful book in the meantime 🙂 I wanted to buy it anyways but wouldn't mind winning it of course 🙂 I think your cooking styles are kind of similar in some ways, plant based of course but also very approachable and inspriring (reminding me of using this fruit or that veggie). (nina.henz@hotmail.com)

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    June 24, 2014 at 5:36 am

    I'd love to win a copy as I'm continually trying new recipes to get my family to eat more vego meals. This is just the inspiration I need :). Felicity. higham@iinet.net.au.

    Also, what type of food processor do you use? I've need to replace my old one and I'm having a hard time sorting the good from the bad. Thx heaps.

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      June 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

      My food processor isn't that great sorry, so I can't say I'd recommend this one! If I ever buy another one, I'll make sure that the blades nearly touch the bottom of the bowl when they spin.. mine are too high of the bottom and leave stuff un-blended in the bottom! Good luck xx

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    June 24, 2014 at 5:50 am

    I'd love to win a copy of Anya's book, 'cos I'd like to switch on more healthy way of cooking! So as yours, her blog is also so inspiring! I ordered a copy of your book on the internet just yesterday and I can't wait to get it and dive in to it! Greeting from Slovenia!

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    Pauli Gka
    June 24, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this AWESOMENESS!!! I'm in love with pure, fresh and vibrant foods! Would love to get more inspiration from Golubka as recently my eating got kinda boring! 🙂 Xxx Pauli.

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    Verity Osborn Holland
    June 24, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I'd love to win a copy of Anya's book as it inspires me to keep conjuring up, creating and cooking wholesome nourishing and delicious food for my growing family. I have Emma's book which i cherish and even on days where i am buggered after a day with my beautiful children, picking up an inspiring book such as Anya's would give me enough zing to put together a little something for the whanau. Keep that inspiration going 🙂 Email: daveandvee@gmail.com

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    June 24, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I'd love to win a copy… of this book which seems absolutly wonderful as golubka blog… buying it is one of my futur project because i really want to have on the paper these wonderful pictures and inspiring and creative recipes! so win it would be very nice!! good luck everyone… (ninachauvin@hotmail.fr 🙂 )

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    June 24, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table! I absolutely adore Anya's blog! 🙂


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    Hilary Murchison
    June 24, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I'd love to win a copy to inspire my next semester of uni meals and distract me from the saddening choices of my less healthy peers!

    With love and thanks, Hilary

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    Lizzy Guest
    June 24, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I'd love to win a copy if all the recipes look as delicious as this one!

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    Jen Walker
    June 24, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I'd love to win a copy. These look so delicious!! Would serve these with a tahini/almond butter sauce or even a little spicy salsa. So yum! Jenneeewalker@hotmail.com

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    InTolerant Chef
    June 24, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I'd love to win a copy… Because anything that can make my snowy kitchen smell like Spring sounds amazing 🙂

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    michiel Oosterveld
    June 24, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I'm a cook myself and sometimes I need some new inspiration and this looks like a book that I would love and use.
    I eat glutenfree as well, in the same way: Not substituting things by highly refined flours,, but looking at food differently. And the photo's by itself are allready inspiring!

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    June 24, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table because it looks beautiful! Is that enough of a reason? I love Anya's approach to food- whole foods with an emphasis on raw is exactly my style. Thanks for hosting the giveaway and for sharing this recipe.

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    June 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I'd love to win a copy of this book cause I've seen it all over my Instagram feed, and I think that if my favourite food bloggers like it, I'll probably like it as well. The cover is so beautiful so it makes me want to see what's inside, and reading the recipe you shared, that makes me even more curious!

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    June 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I would LOVE to win a copy; I've been vegetarian (and occasionally vegan) for the last ten years or so. I'd written Anya and her publisher about a review copy, but was told they don't distribute review copies to Amazon reviewers (I'm a top reviewer who specializes in cookbooks, but I don't have the time / energy to maintain a separate blog). Also, finances are really tight, so I can't afford to go out and buy a copy. Looks like a lovely book all the way around!

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    Ólöf Haraldsdóttir
    June 24, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I´d love to win a copy!!! I think the book would love to travel all the way to Iceland to my cozy little kitchen in the countryside!

    e-mail: olof12@lhi.is

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    June 24, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I'd like to win a copy of The Vibrant Table cause I like Anya's blog soooo much! Borderline@inbox.ru

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    June 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I'd love to win a copy because I've already gone over by cookbook budget for the year because of all of the amazing new releases like this one. It's been a bumper year for exciting cooking titles.

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    Suki F
    June 25, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Those look strange in the best of ways. I am sooooo curious about what they taste like.

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    raconteurs inc.
    June 25, 2014 at 3:20 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table as it would be an essential cookbook for my food explorations! my contact is raconteurs.inc@gmail.com

    Ps. I love your blog and the yummy food you create. As a fellow New Zealander in Aussie its great to have a go to read that reminds me of home whilst inspiring me in the kitchen !

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    June 25, 2014 at 5:13 am

    I'd love to win a copy as I am starting out Healthy eating and would love a book to help me with my cooking Thankyou

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    June 25, 2014 at 5:22 am

    I'd love to win a copy as my family do not understand the benefits of this type of cooking and I reckon I can reach more than one person cooking this clean and healthy way. I'd love to show my doubting anti-experimental family what its like to cook in a healthy and nutritious way to nurture your body, mind and soul.

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    June 25, 2014 at 5:28 am

    I'd love to win a copy! My vegetarian cookbook collection is a fabulously fun work-in-progress and this one would look great in my cupboard! Plus, the chance to read anything not related to my almost-done thesis makes my heart sing!

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    June 25, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I would love to win a copy just because I love your work and I would be so happy to cook your recipe from here in Auckland!

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      June 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      My cookbook is called My Darling Lemon Thyme! This giveaway was to win a copy of my friend Anya's cookbook, The Vibrant Table 😉 Thanks for entering though xx

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    sarah smith
    June 25, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I'd love to win a copy because my fiancée is a way better cook than me and I'm trying to overtake her exceptional skills in the kitchen. Your lemon thyme book has proved to be a hit with her taste buds so far so I'm defiantly on my way! (Also I'm a kiwi so I need all the help I can get). From citrus fan sarah homequarters285@icloud.com

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    June 25, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I would live to win a copy! Yummo, a great and healthy alternative to my current obsession of falafel! 🙂

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    June 25, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I'd love to win a copy! Love the ingredients in the sample recipe above. kereone@gmail.com

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    sarah smith
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    June 25, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I am an avid book reader but cookbooks are somethings I have always avoided. After hearing you speak at Eat Drink Blog 2013 last year about eating local and fresh and being a constant follower of your blog, I feel winning this cookbook would definitely make my kitchen and my health a little more happy.

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    June 25, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Beautiful! I am in the throes of converting my family to a gluten free lifestyle to get our eldest daughter healthy again. Would love this book to help in our quest! x

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    June 25, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I'd love to win a copy of this amazing book. Those quinoa cakes look amazing.

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    June 25, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I would love to win a copy of that gorgeous book. I have also really been enjoying your book which I just recently purchased.

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    Gitte Johns
    June 25, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I would LOVE to win a copy, as I'm fairly new to all this, and follow your posts closely 🙂 Oh, and because it's my birthday real soon haha…

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    June 25, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I'd love to win a copy of "The Vibrant Table", as I love & enjoy cooking from your cookbook "My Darling Lemon Thyme' and you have just introduced me to Anya's blog & style, I know I will love her recipes too, so healthy & tasty!! Hope Smith = mshope.smith@gmail.com

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    June 25, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I'd love to win a copy because I'm not a great cook, and I'm finding that bloggers recipes are fantastically simple. I've had to broaden my ideas as our grandaughter is gluten and dairy intolerant. Diane from Perth WA

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    Michelle Burgess
    June 25, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I would love to win a copy of your book. I need to find more clean eating recipes and have only just discovered your blog, I can't wait to start using you recipes and your book would be much help!

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      June 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      My cookbook is called My Darling Lemon Thyme! This giveaway was to win a copy of my friend Anya's cookbook, The Vibrant Table 😉 Thanks for entering though xx

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    Cozinhar sem Lactose
    June 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I'd love to win a copy of The Vibrant Table! ana.t.vale@gmail.com.

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    Annalott Sörliden
    June 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

    i'd like to win a copy of this book because the food and the blog and makes me feel alive and wonderful….and to have a real book in front of me….that would give my daily life a sparkling touch of happiness and love.

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    June 25, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I'd like to win a copy of this wonderful book as I've been following Golubka (I think on your recommendation ??) & just love her 'style ', not to mention her fantastic recipes.Keep up your fabulous work, Emm….I've only just caught up with your trip to the U.S (been off the radar for about 6 weeks)…so glad you loved it , 'specially SanFran (one of my all time fave cities) . Kathy 🙂 kathlyn.moore@gmail.com

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    Amy @Parsley In My Teeth
    June 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I would love to win a copy, too! these look amazing and your photos are beautiful.

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    June 29, 2014 at 7:39 am

    I would love to win a copy! Looks very interesting and helpful!

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    JJ - 84thand3rd
    June 30, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Ah disappointed I missed the giveaway but glad you shared these lovely little morsels!

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    Amanda @ A Cookie Named Desire
    July 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Oh man, this looks delicious! I love the pistachio coating, it gives it such a satisfying crunch!

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    August 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I found your recipe/site on pinterest. Just made the recipe as stated. Boy was it labor-intensive!! But the results are amazing, these little cakes are very delicious.
    I'll make them again whenever I find free time to peel the beans and go through all the steps.
    The only shortcut I used was to use the frozen quinoa bags form TJ. And since I was out of fresh mint, I used one TBsp of dry.
    Try it! It's worth the effort!

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    Isabella Elias
    August 25, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I made this recipe on Friday and everybody loved it! It is labor intensive but worth it. I used Lima beans in stead of lava beans….but they were delicious. Thanks for sharing it with us

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