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New Vegan Cookbook: Eat Awesome

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 — 10:21am PDT
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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!

Current contests on


  1. Meline says:

    sounds nyumiii!

  2. Lloyd says:

    Sounds like a good cookbook

  3. Michelle says:

    would love to try this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I always love a good cookbook!

  5. Marina says:

    Always looking for more fabulous vegan cookbooks!

  6. Serena says:

    I’ve been wanting to start cooking vegan!

  7. Julie says:

    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. Sita says:


  9. Nic T says:

    Always looking for interesting ways to “eat plants”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. April says:

    I want to Eat AWESOME!!!

  11. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to incorporate more veggies into my diet

  12. Nadia says:

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

  13. VINCE says:

    Sounds good to me – I would try it!

  14. Tamara says:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Ceci says:

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

  16. Caitlin says:

    Would love to try some new recipes!

  17. Sounds interesting and yummy

  18. Joanne says:

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

  19. Becky says:

    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!

  20. Laura B says:

    Cookbooks are my fav. books!

  21. Vanessa says:

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

  22. Gerry says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  23. Linda says:

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

  24. Stephanie says:

    Fun to try new recipes.

  25. Katie says:

    Would be great to try this.

  26. Teresa K says:

    What a great prize!

  27. Jen G. says:

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

  28. Patricia says:

    yummy, vegan food!!

  29. Grace M says:

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

  30. Samantha says:

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

  31. martha says:

    This looks great! I’ve been waiting to see some of these recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Katie P says:

    Would love to win, sounds like a great book.

  33. Tracy says:

    Always interested in new recipes!

  34. Carmelle says:

    I’d definitely like to read that!

  35. Mae says:

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

  36. Barbara says:

    Sounds like a good cookbook!!

  37. Tamara says:

    Looks delish!

  38. Sharon Parker says:

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

  39. Roberta says:

    Cool book!

  40. Harjit says:

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

  41. Ro says:

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

  42. Jenny says:

    Would love to try the recipes!

  43. Sarah says:

    I love food. YUM!

  44. linda says:

    I would love to check out the book.

  45. Jas says:

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

  46. RachelW says:

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

  47. Sarah C says:

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

  48. dorcas says:

    would love love to try this!!!

  49. Brian says:

    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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