Gluten-Free Vegan Eats & Allyson Kramer

It's been a busy and exhausting week in the kitchen and in front of the computer. I'd say I am at the end of my second trimester with my forthcoming book. I didn't realize how much work and how many minute details went into writing, photographing, designing, publishing, and marketing a cookbook {any publishers out there want to take over at this point?!}.

So I'm just glad it's Friday.

One of the more pleasurable and relaxing highlights of the week was hanging out with Allyson Kramer on Google+. Allyson blogs at and has authored two gluten-free vegan cookbooks—and rumor has it a third is in the works!

In the Hangout we talked about her books ... 

About her glamorous new toxin-free hair color ... isn't it pretty!

And exchanged tips on baking allergen-free.

This lady is one of the brightest, most talented I've met in my blogging circles. I hope you will check out her books and get acquainted with her over at Manifest Vegan.

Here we are hanging out ...

And here are links to those books:

Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats: Cut Out the Gluten and Enjoy an Even Healthier Vegan Diet with Recipes for Fabulous, Allergy-Free Fare

Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around the World: Fantastic, Allergy-Free Recipes of Full of International Flair

Oh and the recipe for those tasty croquettes (at top) is found in Allyson's first book, Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats (the green cover). Hidden in there are kalamata olives, roasted red pepper and a good dose of parsley. I think you could flavor these any way you wanted to. I told Allyson that I think my kids would go crazy if I did them up pizza flavored ... I'm thinking pepperoni, sun dried tomatoes, black olives. Oh my!