New Vegan Cookbook: Eat Awesome

Comments 50 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Several times a day you can look at a blog, Twitter stream, Facebook post or Pinterest and find photos of food — but it’s not often that these posts turn into a full 70+ page e-book. For Paul Jarvis however, it was a natural progression. The Tofino-based web designer, musician, and vegan has just launched Eat Awesome A regular person’s guide to eating plant-based whole foods.

Eat Awesome
Cover photo by Marnie Recker

Paul Jarvis, whom I first met when I interviewed his band Mojave back in 2008, posts simple and colourful images of his food – with ingredients like almond milk, quinoa, cashew cream, and hemp seeds – to his Instagram account.

“Dozens of friends, family members, and social media buddies have been asking me how to cook like I cook, eat like I eat,” says Paul who ended up typing up recipes by email to all those who inquired. “It occurred to me that I ought to save myself (and my friends) some serious time, and just write a book.”

Eat Awesome is available for download right now for just $5 and is splashed with taste-bud tingling photos courtesy of Marnie Recker. Chapters include dressings and sauces, meals, desserts and drinks. Once you’ve read the book Paul even offers up some Twitter updates that you can copy and paste to help spread the word.

The e-book asks, “If you are what you eat, why not eat awesome?” and Paul hopes that you’ll do just that. “I don’t know everything. But food is my life, and my life is pretty awesome.” If you would like to check out the book, you can leave a comment on this post to enter to win 1 of 5 copies. You can also post the following on Twitter to enter to win:

I want to #EatAwesome & win a copy of @pjrvsWP’s book from @Miss604

I will draw 5 winners at random from all entries on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 12:00pm.

Update The winners are @JoanneBee_, @juwelly, Jenny, Samantha, and Tamara!

50 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. MelineWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:25am PDT

    sounds nyumiii!

  2. LloydWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:25am PDT

    Sounds like a good cookbook

  3. MichelleWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:27am PDT

    would love to try this! 🙂

  4. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:28am PDT

    I always love a good cookbook!

  5. MarinaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:29am PDT

    Always looking for more fabulous vegan cookbooks!

  6. SerenaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:31am PDT

    I’ve been wanting to start cooking vegan!

  7. JulieWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:32am PDT

    Been trying more vegan recipes even though I am just a vegetarian. Cashew cream is a delicious alternative! I used it in a vegan “clam” chowder recipe.

  8. SitaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:36am PDT


  9. Nic TWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:42am PDT

    Always looking for interesting ways to “eat plants”. 🙂

  10. AprilWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 11:45am PDT

    I want to Eat AWESOME!!!

  11. SanazWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 11:48am PDT

    I’d love to incorporate more veggies into my diet

  12. NadiaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 11:57am PDT

    I’m cooking more and more non dairy, vegetable based meals lately so this would be a fantastic way to gather more ideas:)

  13. VINCEWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 12:14pm PDT

    Sounds good to me – I would try it!

  14. TamaraWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 12:17pm PDT

    Decided to go full-on vegetarian this year due to severe food allergies and general well-being. Only one item short of being vegan. Would absolutely LOVE some new recipe ideas to keep me on track. Pick me to win some of this awesomeness! 🙂

  15. CeciWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 12:43pm PDT

    This book sounds Awesome and a great way to start eating more healthy!

  16. CaitlinWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 12:54pm PDT

    Would love to try some new recipes!

  17. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 1:12pm PDT

    Sounds interesting and yummy

  18. JoanneWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 1:22pm PDT

    This looks good! for someone who doesn’t eat a lot of veggies like myself.

  19. Darcy-Vancouver AirbnbWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 1:29pm PDT

    Looks like a good book

  20. BeckyWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

    I have decide to go vegan after being a vegetarian for a while. This book would be great to have! Thank you Paul! Thank you miss 604!! Mahalo!

  21. Laura BWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 2:46pm PDT

    Cookbooks are my fav. books!

  22. VanessaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 4:26pm PDT

    This is right up my alley! Thanks for the link!

  23. GerryWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 4:36pm PDT

    Sounds wonderful!

  24. LindaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 6:06pm PDT

    Looks delicious! I would love to try some of these recipes at home.

  25. StephanieWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 6:13pm PDT

    Fun to try new recipes.

  26. KatieWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 6:24pm PDT

    Would be great to try this.

  27. Teresa KWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 6:38pm PDT

    What a great prize!

  28. Jen G.Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 7:13pm PDT

    I’m trying to become more vegetarian and eventually become a vegan!

  29. PatriciaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 9:06pm PDT

    yummy, vegan food!!

  30. Grace MWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 9:16pm PDT

    Don’t have an Ipad but I do have a nook so hopefully that works out!

  31. SamanthaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:12pm PDT

    Thats so wonderful – how great would that lifestyle be. I’m halfway there but need some help!

  32. marthaWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:26pm PDT

    This looks great! I’ve been waiting to see some of these recipes 🙂

  33. Katie PWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 11:02pm PDT

    Would love to win, sounds like a great book.

  34. TracyWednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 11:30pm PDT

    Always interested in new recipes!

  35. CarmelleThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 12:06am PDT

    I’d definitely like to read that!

  36. MaeThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 12:23am PDT

    I’m not much of a cook, so this would be a great resource for me!

  37. BarbaraThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 7:22am PDT

    Sounds like a good cookbook!!

  38. TamaraThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 8:49am PDT

    Looks delish!

  39. Sharon ParkerThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 9:03am PDT

    I love everything about Tofino and this book is another thing to add to the list!

  40. RobertaThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 11:11am PDT

    Cool book!

  41. HarjitThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 2:05pm PDT

    I would love a book with gluten free and dairy free recipes

  42. RoThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 3:48pm PDT

    This would be great for entertaining the vegans in my family!

  43. JennyThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 4:06pm PDT

    Would love to try the recipes!

  44. SarahThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 4:31pm PDT

    I love food. YUM!

  45. lindaThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 7:43pm PDT

    I would love to check out the book.

  46. JasThursday, April 5th, 2012 — 10:17pm PDT

    This looks amazing! Would love to cook some of the dishes for some of my vegan friends!

  47. RachelWFriday, April 6th, 2012 — 7:47am PDT

    Trying to eat healthier and this would certainly inspire and encourage me!

  48. Sarah CFriday, April 6th, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    I love eating healthy whole foods and would like to get creative cooking.

  49. dorcasSunday, April 8th, 2012 — 6:02am PDT

    would love love to try this!!!

  50. BrianMonday, April 9th, 2012 — 11:53am PDT

    Sounds like a great cookbook- I’ve got a lot of vegan/vegetarian folks in my life, and could definitely use the inspiration, when having them around for dinner!

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