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Cookbook Blog Tour: Shelly Westerhausen’s Vegetarian Heartland

Vegetarian cooking has undergone a renaissance in the last decade—however, the perception still exists that eating a vegetarian diet is much more doable on the coasts, where seasonal produce seems constantly abundant. Until now. Vegetarian Ventures blogger and author Shelly Westerhausen sought to tackle this misconception, and now has a forthcoming cookbook: Vegetarian Heartland.

Vegetarian Heartland

This beautiful and bountiful cookbook focuses on meat-free comfort food, with over a hundred recipes drawing from Shelly’s Midwest roots. The recipes are paired with adventures revolving around food, from portable road trip snacks to campfire cooking. Complete with tips on how to stock a vegetarian pantry, this cookbook brings to life how doable and delicious a vegetarian lifestyle is, no matter where you live.

Vegetarian Heartland

Vegetarian Heartland

In honor of the book’s launch, we’re thrilled to announce a blog tour with some wildly talented food bloggers—each one will preview a recipe from Vegetarian Heartland. Visit the blogs below to discover a new recipe each day, and get a chance to win a special prize package: a copy of Vegetarian Heartland and an artisan barbecue spice blend made by the author herself.

Vegetarian Heartland Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, May 19: Vegetarian Ventures featuring Crostini with Macadamia Ricotta and Corn-Zucchini Succotash

Monday, May 22: A Beautiful Plate featuring Wild Rice Veggie Sliders

Tuesday, May 23: With Food + Love featuring Pimm’s Punch

Wednesday, May 24: A Couple Cooks featuring Coconut Curry Shakshuka

Thursday, May 25: Kale & Caramel featuring Roasted Vegetables with Creamy Romesco and Farro

Wednesday, May 31: The First Mess featuring Sloppy Janes

Thursday, June 1: Vegetarian Ventures featuring parting words on the blog tour

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Follow along as this group of food lovers share different recipes from Vegetarian Heartland, and get inspired to try something new in your kitchen. Make sure to check in on each stop of the blog tour for daily chances to win a copy of Vegetarian Heartland and her artisan barbecue blend.

Vegetarian Heartland

If you don’t win the giveaway, you can preorder the book here and receive the spice blend with your purchase. Happy cooking!

Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown

Alexandra was the Lifestyle Marketing & Publicity Manager at Chronicle Books. She collects original editions of Hemingway books, owns far too many fleece onesies and aspires to be an accomplished gluten-free baker. She spent a year traveling around the world and documented the experience on her blog:
Alexandra Brown


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