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Vegan Planet Countdown + Giveaway!


1/14/14 Update: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulation to the winners!

In less than a week, the new revised edition of Vegan Planet will become available and I couldn’t be more excited.  To celebrate, I’ll be giving away three of these spiffy Vegan Planet aprons to three lucky winners. 


So many people have been writing to tell me how much they love the old Vegan Planet.  For many of you, it was the first vegan cookbook you ever owned.  And I know you’ll love the new revised edition even more — it has lots of new recipes, plus the tried-and-true recipes have been revised and updated.  Among the new bells and whistles:  many of the recipes now call for less oil and the interior pages also  have an updated design.

Variously dubbed the “vegan joy of cooking,” the “vegan bible,” and the “ultimate vegan cookbook,” Vegan Planet is a classic that has withstood the test of time.  If it’s new to you, I hope you enjoy it for the first time.  If it’s already an old favorite, I hope you like the new edition even more.

Now about the apron giveaway….


1. Leave a comment at the end of this post.  It can be why you’re looking forward to the new edition of Vegan Planet, your favorite memory/recipe of the old Vegan Planet, or why you want to win the apron!

2. For a SECOND chance to win:  Go to the Vegan Planet Facebook page and Like the page.  If you already Like the page, then leave a comment on the page (it can be the same comment you left on this post) and then come back to this post and leave a SECOND comment telling me you Liked the Vegan Planet Facebook page and/or left a comment there.

The contest ends on Tuesday, January 14th at midnight.  Three winners will be announced here (and on the Vegan Planet Facebook Page) on Wednesday, January 15.

Good luck and many thanks to all of you who helped make the original Vegan Planet a best-selling classic over the past ten years.  Here’s to 10 more great years for the new edition!

 Fine Print Bonus Giveaway:  In addition to giving away three aprons I will also be giving away one of my cookbooks (winner’s choice!) — so now you have another reason to enter and another way to win!






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  • nancy January 8, 2014, 12:31 pm

    I recently purchased One-Dish Vegan and am working my way through it. So far, we have loved your recipes. I am looking forward to checking out the new Vegan Planet as well. Plus, I’m a pretty sloppy cook and would love the apron!

  • nancy January 8, 2014, 12:32 pm

    I liked the Vegan Planet facebook page.

  • lani strom January 8, 2014, 12:33 pm

    Well, I own everyone of your cookbooks and they are overtaking my kitchen, but in a good way..I always look to your cookbook to find something that is easy to manage, tastes delicious, and is tried and true..

  • Megan January 8, 2014, 12:47 pm

    Because I love all your books, and I love aprons. 🙂

  • Mark Hawthorne January 8, 2014, 12:49 pm

    This is my all-time favorite cookbook. I can’t pick just ONE recipe! I very much need an apron to demonstrate to everyone in the house who the REAL cook is.

  • Kim Y January 8, 2014, 12:51 pm

    Love VP! I would love to proudly wear my VP apron while cooking recipes from your delicious cookbooks!

  • Deb E January 8, 2014, 1:23 pm

    Looking forward to some tasty sauces in the new book and would love to wear the apron proudly. I don’t have the previous book version so also looking forward to the whole book.

  • Laura Thompson January 8, 2014, 1:26 pm

    I am in desperate need of a vegan apron. Because vegan. And apron.

  • Laura Thompson January 8, 2014, 1:27 pm

    I liked the Vegan Planet Facebook page and left a comment.

  • Korie January 8, 2014, 1:47 pm

    Would love to add the new vegan planet to my vegan cookbook collection! I’ was already a fan of your page so I figured I should leave a comment here to increase my odds of winning the awesome apron!

  • Vegyogini January 8, 2014, 2:17 pm

    I’m excited to see how and which recipes you’ve revamped and which you have left in their classic form. Congrats on your impending publication date and thank you for the giveaway!

  • Johanna January 8, 2014, 2:24 pm

    I’m looking forward to the next edition since I don’t have the old one. I also liked the FB page.

  • Lea January 8, 2014, 3:34 pm

    The original was my first vegan cookbook – so excited for the new version! Farmhouse Vegetable Soup and Not Mom’s Potato Salad are two favorites.

  • Lea January 8, 2014, 3:35 pm

    Left a comment on VP FB page – perfect apron to wear while recipe testing!

  • Kathy January 8, 2014, 4:53 pm

    I would love another book by Robin Robertson!! I have 4 on my shelf and bought the kindle versions of 2 of of them to have when I travel so I can always have her recipes handy 😉 She never disappoints!!!

  • Simona January 8, 2014, 5:47 pm

    I’m a bit of a messy cook, what’s better than a vegan apron? 😀

  • Carole January 8, 2014, 6:24 pm

    This was a good cookbook to begin with – and I’ll look forward to the new edition. I hope some of the “quick” recipes for main dishes are still in the new book.

  • Katherine January 8, 2014, 7:09 pm

    I’m looking forward to the new edition of Vegan Planet because I never got around to getting a copy of Vegan Planet and it’d be great to see all the updated recipes!

  • Denise January 8, 2014, 8:21 pm

    I need an apron because I am always getting food all over my clothes when I cook !!!

  • Jessica Eagle January 8, 2014, 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    Vegan Planet, the revised-edition, will be new to me. I never had the original one, so can’t wait to have it 🙂 I would certainly like to win the apron since I really need to get another one…mine is overdue…hi hi !!!

  • Jessica Eagle January 8, 2014, 8:27 pm

    I like your Vegan Planet Facebook page and left a comment 🙂

  • sarah January 8, 2014, 8:35 pm

    I am THE messiest cook on the planet- I need an apron

  • Heather January 8, 2014, 9:01 pm

    I can’t wait to add this to my shelf. I need an all-purpose vegan cookbook!

  • Heather January 8, 2014, 9:03 pm

    I left a comment on FB.

  • Nezumi January 8, 2014, 9:16 pm

    I have so many of your books, so how come I never had Vegan Planet? Here’s my chance 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway!!

  • Amanda Goldberg January 8, 2014, 10:27 pm

    I really enjoy your books. Would love to win a copy! Thanks

  • JSchulz January 9, 2014, 12:25 am

    We love cooking different kind vegan food from the world. So looking forward to this revised cook book and wearing this special apron proudly to promote healthy vegan life style to our friends and family.

  • vegAnn January 9, 2014, 12:42 am

    Heard about it for many years, would love to have a copy of my own!

  • Valerie January 9, 2014, 9:15 am

    My all time favorite recipes from Vegan Planet are the 3 bean dahl served with the Indian spiced quinoa. Serving it to omnis this weekend.

  • Gloria Kersh January 9, 2014, 9:16 am

    I just won Nut Butter Universe around Christmas and I love it. I need to add another of your cookbooks to my collection.

  • Gloria Kersh January 9, 2014, 9:17 am

    I “Liked” the Vegan Planet Facebook page — 😉

  • Jan January 9, 2014, 9:22 am

    It is a real challenge for me to be vegan when I crave my favorite dishes that require cheese. I would like to be able to enjoy those, given vegan alternative recipes.

  • Jan January 9, 2014, 9:24 am

    I liked the Vegan Planet Facebook page!

  • Shelley January 9, 2014, 9:28 am

    I remember seeing Vegan Planet at a used bookstore near me for $4. I looked through it and was enamored with the variety of recipes. Recently, I bought One Dish Vegan and Fresh From the Vegan Slow-Cooker. I love both of these books and now wish I would’ve got Vegan Planet when I saw it!

  • Shelley January 9, 2014, 9:29 am

    And I like the Vegan Planet Facebook page!

  • Corey Sullivan January 9, 2014, 9:31 am

    I love Vegan Planet! It truly is “the vegan bible” and was my first vegan cookbook. I would love to win an updated copy.

  • Corey Sullivan January 9, 2014, 9:31 am

    I also like Vegan Planet on Facebook and just left a comment.

  • Shannon January 9, 2014, 9:33 am

    Hi Robin, I was introduced to your work for the first time recently with One Dish Vegan. I have really loved it so far and I can’t wait to pick up more of your cookbooks!

  • Libby January 9, 2014, 9:43 am

    Vegan planet is my bed time reading book 🙂

  • Libby January 9, 2014, 9:43 am

    And posted on Facebook too 🙂

  • Jennifer Licata January 9, 2014, 9:49 am

    Love all your cookbooks and especially the global aspect of Vegan Planet – I am a huge fan of foods of many cultures! Looking forward to the update!

  • Jennifer Licata January 9, 2014, 9:50 am

    Also just liked the FB page. 🙂

  • Darrell Butner January 9, 2014, 10:09 am

    I have 3 of your cookbooks & they are my go to source for excellent recipes. { You are the SPICEMASTER}. I made the farfalle/cabbage recipe from Quick-Fix Vegan p.80 last night. 4 stars @ our house. We couldn’t be vegan w/o you. How could I prowl the kitchen w/o your apron ?

  • Nicole January 9, 2014, 10:13 am

    I’ve lost 70 pounds eating vegan. I’ve only recently discovered your wonderful books (“Vegan on the Cheap,” “Vegan Fire & Spice”) and would love to build my Robin Robertson library!

  • Tom McCracken January 9, 2014, 10:31 am





  • Sandra Lee Childs January 9, 2014, 10:32 am

    I would love to have an updated version of one of my favorite cookbooks from my favorite cookbook author. If I win it I’ll be happy to pass on my “old” copy to a friend.

  • Gina Lopez January 9, 2014, 10:42 am

    I not only liked the Facebook page..I LOVED it <3

  • shoshana kleiman January 9, 2014, 11:00 am

    I already have two of your cookbooks and am drooling over this new one. I’d love to win.

  • shoshana kleiman January 9, 2014, 11:02 am

    Hi, Liked the Facebook page and left a message.

  • Jane Downes January 9, 2014, 11:31 am

    I’ve borrowed the original version from the library many times. Would love to actually own a copy of the revised edition. P.S. I’m a very messy cook.

  • Jane Downes January 9, 2014, 11:35 am

    I like Vegan Planet FB page and made a comment there.

  • Ben January 9, 2014, 11:44 am

    I would like to win the apron so I have an apron to wear alongside my wife when we’re both working in the kitchen.

  • Asa Mills January 9, 2014, 11:45 am

    I have a copy of “quick-fix vegan” and “Vegan on the Cheap”. I love your recipes and I am excited to have a chance to win a copy of “Vegan Planet”!

  • Asa Mills January 9, 2014, 11:58 am

    I liked and left a comment on Vegan Planet Facebook page. 🙂

  • Gwyneth January 9, 2014, 12:03 pm

    I have Vegan Fire and Spice, Party Vegan and the original Vegan Planet. I bought two copies of the revised VP one for myself and one for my newly vegan friend recently diagnosed with MS. I’ll gift my old version. Would love the apron.

  • Paula January 9, 2014, 1:58 pm

    I’m looking forward to the new edition of Vegan Planet because I love all of your cookbooks! I just recently picked up kindle versions of Quick-Fix Vegan & Quick-Fix Vegetarian, which I’m looking forward to exploring.

  • Paula January 9, 2014, 2:17 pm

    I already “liked” the Vegan Planet Facebook page, so I also added a comment there.

  • Karen January 9, 2014, 2:20 pm

    I’d love to win the cookbook…I’m thinking of going vegan, but need some great recipes!

  • Ellen January 9, 2014, 3:02 pm

    I have a pretty large library of vegan cookbooks and would love to add this to my collection! 🙂

  • Ashley January 9, 2014, 7:16 pm

    I love the idea of using less oil… I would just love this book!

  • Maggie January 9, 2014, 9:56 pm

    Just make red bean & sweet potato curry (page 286, Vegan Planet). I’m using a library copy – would love a copy of my own! And an apron to wear while I cook! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • Maggie January 9, 2014, 9:57 pm

    Just liked Vegan Planet on Facebook! Looking forward to your updates over there. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book or apron! 🙂

  • stacy January 9, 2014, 11:12 pm

    I love all your books, I am also a cat mom! Your books are my cooking bibles! Our apartment has a small kitchen so it can get pretty messy fast! Plus the green matches my reddish brown hair 🙂

  • Sheralee January 9, 2014, 11:13 pm

    I borrowed vegan planet from the library when i first became a vegetarian, chickpea cutlets are a favorite around here! I like your fb page too!

  • Sandy Z January 9, 2014, 11:32 pm

    Forgive me, but I didn’t look at the first Vegan Planet cookbook, so I am looking forward to getting the revised book.

  • Sandy Z January 9, 2014, 11:33 pm

    Like you on Facebook-left a message

  • David Spruell January 9, 2014, 11:41 pm

    Family has been Vegan for 3 years and it’s been wonderful.
    I do cooking mainly on the weekend, but I am always
    looking for new recipes to try, so I would live to
    win your book. I could really use an apron since I don’t
    Have one anyone after retiring from the US Navy after
    20 years of service as a Chief Cook!

  • Jenni January 9, 2014, 11:42 pm

    Happy anniversary! I love your books – look forward to seeing the newest edition!

  • Jenni January 9, 2014, 11:45 pm

    I’ve liked you on FB for a long time… I posted too.

  • Jean Charette January 10, 2014, 12:21 am

    Thanks so much for doing your wonderful work! Many continuous blessings 🙂

  • Jenny January 10, 2014, 12:38 am

    I actually don’t own an apron and I definitely need one with all the cooking I do!

  • Jenny January 10, 2014, 12:40 am

    I liked your Facebook page!

  • Sidney Bolam January 10, 2014, 1:14 am

    Vegan Planet Is One Of The Only One Of Your Cook Books I Don’t Own! I’d LovE A Complete Collection! Heading To Facebook To Leave A Comment Now!

  • LaJuana Dunn January 10, 2014, 9:49 am

    I have several of your cookbooks but not this one so I’ll be happy to get the new edition. I LOVE aprons and will be honored to wear this one…I’ll wear it to pottery workshops just to spread the conversation in a gentle way!

  • Vivian Peterson January 10, 2014, 2:17 pm

    I have happily been using several of your cookbooks and recipes from this website. I would be so very delighted to win this giveaway!

  • Debra January 10, 2014, 3:58 pm

    Dare I say the PERFECT planet would of course be a truly “Vegan Planet.” That’s why I would LOVE the apron. It would remind me what we’re striving for. 🙂 I’m a vegan foodie. I love to connect with new, vegan cookbooks! I am actually aspiring to write one myself… it’s in my Five Year Plan. 🙂 Right now, I’m busy perfecting recipes! Find me @TheVeganNana on twitter and Pinterest! Best wishes!! Veg on! <3

  • Jillian January 10, 2014, 5:05 pm

    I’m currently enjoying 1,000 vegan recipes. I just realized I’ve never sat down and enjoyed reading a cook book from front to back. Every other cookbook I flip through the index, pick out something that sounds interesting and give if a try. Not so here! I want to read every word , and try every treat. I HAD to do some more research on Robin Robertson and, lo and behold! A new book is coming out. This is my very next purchase. And so excited about the apron!

  • Joni January 10, 2014, 5:23 pm

    Even though I already own all of Robin’s cookbooks (including Unplugged written with her husband,) I am helpless to resist an updated version!

  • Michaela January 10, 2014, 5:48 pm

    I love ethnic food and learning how to make food from different cultures around the world, so this is right up my alley!

  • Rachel Smith January 10, 2014, 6:11 pm

    I like the old began planet for the quality and variety of recipes- and I look fwd to the new one because it won’t be falling apart like my old one 🙂

  • Melissa Chapman January 10, 2014, 6:13 pm

    As I have told you before, Vegan Planet was my first vegan cookbook. And having helped you test for the new and improved version of Vegan Planet has me so psyched for this latest edition!

  • Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom January 11, 2014, 3:38 am

    I’m always looking for new recipes. The old cookbook has so many amazing recipes that I use often, can’t wati to get my hands on the new one!

  • Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom January 11, 2014, 3:40 am

    I like Vegan Planet on FB!

  • Katie January 11, 2014, 5:23 am

    Looking forward to the revised edition!

  • Samantha Remington January 11, 2014, 9:56 am

    Looking forward to the revised edition to add some new recipes to my cooking!

  • Kathy Downey January 11, 2014, 10:53 am

    Yes, I would call Vegan Planet the “bible” of vegan cookbooks! My first vegan cookbook, and when friends interested in converting to veganism/learning to cook vegan meals, it’s always the the book I suggest they purchase – before any other. My copy is beside me as I type – its binding has loosened, the cover is furled, the pages are recipe-stained, numerous placeholders help me find favorite, oft-made dishes. The “Drunken” Noodles absolutely rock! Vegan Planet rocks!

  • jeni cecil January 11, 2014, 11:47 am

    I love the old Vegan Planet, and I’m excited to see what will be in the new one!

  • jeni cecil January 11, 2014, 11:49 am

    Commented on Fb page 🙂

  • Pamela L January 11, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Really looking forward to this book because there hasn’t been one recipe I’ve tried from the original that I didn’t love!

  • DebbieKL January 11, 2014, 3:18 pm

    I’d love some new vegan recipe ideas! It’s been awhile since I’ve checked out a new one. Thanks!

  • Caroline January 12, 2014, 8:34 am

    I always love the next vegan cookbook. You can really never have too many.

  • Caroline January 12, 2014, 8:36 am

    Liked you on FB

  • Meredith Woodard January 12, 2014, 1:53 pm

    Ooh, I am looking forward to this!

  • Meredith Woodard January 12, 2014, 1:54 pm

    …and I liked the FB page 🙂

  • Pauline Gold January 12, 2014, 7:47 pm

    Would be awesome to win a copy!
    My husband and I have quite a few of your other cookbooks and we love them all! It would be a wonderful addition to our collection!

    • Pauline Gold January 12, 2014, 7:49 pm

      Commented on Vegan Planet page too =)

  • Karen January 13, 2014, 9:13 am

    I tried the recipe for West African Vegetable Stew this weekend. It’s OUTSTANDING. I wanted something comfort-foodie to have on hand for heat-and-eat meals while I’m in rehearsals for a show, and I needed something different to break of the monotony, and this recipe fit the bill beautifully. It’s flavorful and gorgeous – all those colorful veggies! It’s definitely a keeper in my arsenal of international recipes.

  • KellyM January 13, 2014, 12:39 pm

    I would love to win the apron because every time I cook and wear it ………… motivation and inspiration galore !!
    Awesome giveaway. Thx.

  • KellyM January 13, 2014, 12:40 pm

    I liked the Vegan Planet FB page.

  • Deb E January 13, 2014, 4:12 pm

    Forgot to come back and leave a second comment telling you that I Liked the Vegan Planet Facebook page and left a comment there. Fingers crossed. It’s under January 8th posting.

  • Yulia Fedun January 14, 2014, 12:35 am

    Hello! i was pleasantly surprised at just how tasty all of the recipes are in the (i guess old) vegan planet recipe book… My brother in law bought his mom the book when we were doing a health detox and were eating mainly raw and vegan food.. i’ve already prepared many of the dishes from that book, and not one has left me disappointed! They are spectacular! Thank you for sharing the wonderful recipes in that amazing book.

    • Yulia Fedun January 14, 2014, 12:40 am

      Also, i liked the Vegan Planet fb page.. it’d be super to win the giveaway so i can have a book for myself! Thanks so much for giving us all an opportunity to do so. God bless you!

  • Lydia Claire January 14, 2014, 3:54 am

    I’m looking forward to the new edition for the latest and greatest vegan recipes.

  • Lydia Claire January 14, 2014, 3:54 am

    I have liked the Facebook page and commented on it too.

  • Kathrin Caporusso January 14, 2014, 5:37 am

    I’d love to win the cookbook 😉

  • Catherine Gierke January 14, 2014, 7:42 am

    I have owned and used Vegan Planet for ten years. And love it. Now I plan on buying the new Revised Vegan Planet in the kindle version so I will have my favorite cookbook with me when I travel or I’m shopping and need to pick up the ingredients for a recipe and I forgot my list. Thank you for all the wonderful vegan recipes you have shared throughout the years!

  • marti January 14, 2014, 9:13 am

    I have loved the first edition for years. Looking forward to your latest AND I could use an apron b/c I’m a messy vegan!

  • marti January 14, 2014, 9:15 am

    I “liked” the VP Facebook page!

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