Glammed-Up Guac and Vega Cookbook Giveaway!

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on July 29, 2011

Hi Everyone! I have an awesome giveaway and recipe to share – check out this Glammed-Up Guacamole

How good does that look? The recipe is coming later in this post so stay tuned. But first, I have to announce the winner of my last giveaway from Stonyfield Farms. This giveaway was HUGE – we had almost 100 entries!! Thank you all so much for entering – but of course there can be only one winner. Congratulations to… Christy!

Christy – just send me your mailing address at and you should receive your Stonyfield & Bath/Body products soon 🙂

And now – on to this week’s giveaway. A couple months ago, I was contacted by the folks at Vega to review their cookbook written by Peggy Kotsopoulos – their newest spokesperson. The book, Must Have Been Something I Ate discusses the connection between the food we eat and how it makes us feel. It also features awesome recipes and tips on how to live a more healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

I really enjoyed reading this book – it’s like a crash-course in nutrition (but is short and sweet – so not overwhelming for nutrition newbies) and features a bunch of healthy, flavorful vegetarian recipes that are really easy to make. And one lucky reader will win this book in today’s giveaway!

I made the Glammed-Up Guac a couple weeks ago and I loved it. It put a nice twist on traditional guacamole and is rich in Vitamin E, healthy fats, and delicious spices.

Glammed-Up Guac – Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle peppers, finely diced
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
Remove flesh of avocado and add to a bowl. Mash coarsely with a fork. Mix in remaining ingredients. Garnish with cayenne and sea salt to taste.
This is what the guac looked like before I completely mashed it up:
It tasted pretty good chunky too 🙂 I’m really excited to try the rest of the recipes in this book – they’re all really healthy, creative and vegetarian! And now – here’s your chance to win a copy of this book and try the recipes yourself:


To Enter: You can enter in one of three ways –

  1. Subscribe to The Picky Eater via RSS or via email
  2. Follow me on Twitter (@pickyeaterblog)
  3. Like The Picky Eater on Facebook

Leave a comment letting me know which option above you chose along with your favorite healthy recipe (feel free to leave a link to your recipe too!). If you already are a subscriber, follower, or like The Picky Eater on Facebook, just leave a comment indicating that along with your recipe – it will count as one entry.

This giveaway will be open until Thursday, August 11th at 11:59pm PSTI will be selecting the winner at random (via and will contact them via email. I’ll be announcing the winner on Friday, August 12th. Be sure to enter today–this giveaway is amazing!



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Kate July 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed. I love the concept of this recipe book, and I would love to win it! I like many of the recipes in the Happy Herbivore cookbook, which features fat free and vegan cooking. I like that she has recipes for making many of the fake meat products, like TVP Crumbles (ground beef) and “Chicken” seitan.


Gina July 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Hi there, I liked you on Facebook & follow you on Twitter 🙂

One of my favorite healthy recipes is this Greens with Carrots, Feta, and Brown Rice recipe – I love anything that is easy, fast, and super healthy 🙂 Doesn’t hurt that it’s absolutely delicious!


Christine M July 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I have liked you on facebook! Plus this guac respite looks so amazing I so going to serve it at my next dinner party!!


Cassie July 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I follow you on Twitter. Here’s my favorite, simple meal: Mediterranean Turkey Burgers!


Meredith S July 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I liked you on facebook! I just started reading your blog and LOVE it!!! All of your recipes look so delicious…I cant wait to try them! Looking forward to seeing/learning more! =)


Tanya (Necessary Pleasures) July 29, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Just “liked” you on Facebook (you can like us back at Necessary Pleasures). I, too, just started reading/following your blog and love it! We’re a family of 5 that cooks together (well, the 16 year old does, when she’s around). Our favorite healthy recipe is our 12 year old daughter’s specialty:

Grilled Salmon with Corn & Avocado Salsa. Here’s the link:

It’s supper yummy and really easy!


Jill Stoltzfoos July 30, 2011 at 8:26 am

You were officially liked on facebook. I just love this spaghetti squash recipe.


Darcey July 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I just love avocados, this sounds great! I subscribe to you via RSS, and one of my favorite healthy recipes also includes avocados, it’s a great tortilla soup:

Thanks for sharing 🙂


Crystal July 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Great recipe,i love Avocados too!! I am an email subscriber,Thanks!!


Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family July 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I follow you on twitter. One of my favorite healthy recipes is vegan coleslaw that I made here


Amy @ A Little Nosh July 31, 2011 at 4:38 am

I like you on FB. My new favorite healthy recipe is the Lemon Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes I made last week. They’re unbelievaby light and delicate.


Joan July 31, 2011 at 4:44 am

I just stumbled on your blog and I love it. I am now a follower on FB and Twitter as @southerncooker. I love Guac and this one sounds amazing. Although not a vegetarian I do cook veggie meals often. One of my favorite healthy recipes is a huge salad with no dressing, who needs it with all those veggies, and little bit of protein to help me stay full and satisified — one of the following chicken, egg, tofu beans ect.


megan July 31, 2011 at 4:46 am

I just made some spicy Guac.. and i am in love! This looks great too… I just can’t get enough! 🙂


Amanda July 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

I like The Picky Eater on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore. My favorite healthy recipe is for grilled marinated salmon with roasted veggies! I also love a chocolate mousse cake with Greek yogurt instead of cream!


Elena Kostovska July 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Hi there:) I follow you on twitter (@3greenonions). One of my fave healthy recipes is this Roast Carrot & Avocado Salad (anything w/ avocados really:)) inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe:
Thanks for the chance to win the book:)


Emily Lombardo July 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I like PIcky Eater on facebook! We made a ‘favorite’ healthy recipe of mine tonight for dinner! It’s pasta with eggplant/tomato sauce. It’s pretty much the easiest thing in the world: just cook whole wheat (or whichever kind you like) pasta like normal, and for the sauce sauté an eggplant (cubed), garlic (several SEVERAL cloves if you’re crazy Italian like us), and an onion with salt/pepper/italian seasoning to taste with some olive oil and red wine. After it has softened, add a can of seasoned diced tomatoes and let it reduce down a little and thicken. Toss with pasta, sprinkle with parmesan or romano and EAT!!!


Susan Ladd August 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

Like on FB and want to eat healthy. I think kids need to alot more healthy these days and once they get home from school they need a good meal. Thanks for a great sweep and hope to win 🙂


Emily August 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I’m all over you on RSS and facebook! My favorite healthy recipe is salmon over veggie stir fry – we eat it almost once a week! That guac looks delicious!


Ericka August 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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Following on FB


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your twitter follower @fdp4life


Ed Nemmers August 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I am already an e-mail subscriber.


Gianna August 11, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I’m an email subscriber.
Gianna’s Pasta with Arugula:


James Coyne August 11, 2011 at 7:57 pm

i’m an email subscriber


James Coyne August 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

i follow you on twitter @JCoyne1031

I like the banana bread oatmeal


James Coyne August 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

i like you on facebook


Veronica Garrett August 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I like The Picky Eater on Facebook.


fitness journal articles July 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Wonderful web site. A lot of helpful information here.
I’m sending it to several buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks in your sweat!


Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Thank you so much! 🙂


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