The Blender Girl Cookbook Giveaway and Creamy Cauliflower Soup

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

The Blender Girl Cauliflower Soup

I am super excited to be sharing with you guys today, one of my favorite new cookbooks, The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts & Drinks. This drool worthy masterpiece is the debut cookbook from the beautifully talented Tess Masters, aka The Blender Girl. This comprehensive cookbook releases tomorrow and it is chock full of 100 gluten-free and vegan recipes!

I met Tess last month at Expo West and I knew immediately when I saw her shining smile and welcoming presence, that she was someone I could totally get down with! Tess is a health-conscious blogger with a love for food very much like my own. The recipes in her brand new cookbook are all plant-based and gluten-free and each one is created with the intent to not only tantalize your taste buds but to also nourish your body and your soul. I have already bookmarked several of these amazing recipes to make over the next few weeks! I cannot wait to cook my way through this beautiful book.

The Blender Girl: Super Easy, Super Healthy, Meals, Snacks, Desserts & Drinks

The Blender Girl Cookbook is loaded with nutrient-dense recipes that run the gamut of creativity. Sure there are the traditional blenders recipes you’d expect to see in a cookbook like this, such as smoothies, sauces, juices and soups but Tess takes what a high speed blender can do, to new limits creating recipes like:

A Flourless Triple-Pecan Mousse Pie

Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff

Pad Thai

Chai Rice Pudding

Vegan Cheezes

Watermelon Gazpacho

Alkaline Tacos

Tons of various salad dressings, dips, sauces and so so much more.

Besides all of these amazing recipes, Tess shares details on the benefits and how-to’s of soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating; proper food combining; and eating raw, probiotic-rich, and alkaline ingredients. But you don’t have to understand the science of good nutrition to run with The Blender Girl – all you need is a blender and a sense of adventure. So dust off your machine and get ready to find your perfect blend.

This beautiful book officially goes on sale tomorrow, but I am so happy to be sharing my favorite recipe of Tess’ from the book and to be giving away two copies of the book to two very lucky readers.

The Blender Girl High Res Cover

I had the pleasure of sampling this incredible vegan soup at Expo West last month where I met Tess at the Massel booth. Tess had created a large pot of this comforting creamy cauliflower soup with Massel’s vegetable broth and she was serving it up with a side of her infectious smile.

First of all, you will not believe how creamy this soup is without a bit of dairy, it is so comforting and insanely simple to pull together. This soup is a great starter or a weeknight meal, being thrown together in less than 40 minutes. Tess recommends a scoop of our favorite grain or a side of your favorite crusty bread on the side to make it a complete meal and it freezes quite nicely, too. Though I doubt it would ever make it to the freezer, in our house.

Check out this impressive recipe below and be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter to win a copy of The Blender Girl or heck, just head over to Amazon and get yours ordered now and have it by the end of the week.

Creamy Cauliflower Soup - Gluten-free and Vegan

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts, and Drinks–100 Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes! by Tess Masters, copyright © 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.
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TWO (2) Lucky Tasty Yummies will win a copy of The Blender Girl: Super-Easy, Super-Healthy Meals, Snacks, Desserts & Drinks.


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1 Danielle April 7, 2014 at 6:36 am

I’d love a copy of this cookbook because I love using my Vitamix and I’m always looking for new recipes to try! Thanks!


2 Heli Kaislasaari April 7, 2014 at 7:04 am

Wow,the book sounds amazing.I am quite new with Gluten free and dairy free diet and this book can help me on my way.


3 Sarah April 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

I’m trying to include more smoothies and healthy soups in my diet, so this cookbook sounds awesome!


4 Alex April 7, 2014 at 8:28 am

That vibrant green smoothie on the cover is enough for me to want this book! All the recipes sound amazing, and I’m always looking for new ways to use my vitamix.


5 Katie April 7, 2014 at 8:38 am

I would love a copy of this cookbook because I strive to live a vegan diet, and a few of my close friends are both vegan and gluten free as well. I’d love to have a big delicious dinner party with recipes form this book, so that everyone can socialize together while eating according to their needs!


6 The Blender Girl April 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

Thankyou for your lovely lovely write up Beth. I really appreciate it. Can’t wait to celebrate with you tomorrow night. Enjoy everybody. xxx


7 Maria April 7, 2014 at 8:44 am

I would love to test the recipes out for my blog 🙂


8 ATasteOfMadness April 7, 2014 at 8:49 am

This book sounds amazing! I don’t have many cookbooks. I want to build up my library!


9 Alyssa April 7, 2014 at 10:45 am



10 Mallory April 7, 2014 at 10:59 am

I would love to have this cookbook! I use a vitamix at least twice a day, so it would definitely add some variety to my usual meals (as well as new ideas to help with my annoying giant list of allergies and food intolerances). Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


11 kiley April 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

Great inventive healthy recipes are always welcome here!


12 Nancy A. April 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

I would love to have the Blender Girl book because it looks like something I could actually use and benefit from! I love using a blender, but don’t get it out enough, only because I don’t know what to make besides smoothies!!


13 Jeanne April 7, 2014 at 11:21 am

I love the convenience of meals made withy Ninja blender, and these recipes are even better since they are fresh and gluten free!


14 Isabelle Laplante April 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

I am drooling already! This cook book looks amazing! I can’t wait to read it!


15 Anne April 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

I need more ways to use my vitamix and this would be perfect.


16 Sajida April 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

I just started my juice fast yesterday and I’m hoping that it’ll be a smooth transition into raw/vegan food. I would love this book to start off my journey after I get off my fast. Plus I don’t have any cook books and neither do I know how to cook ANYTHING! I neeeeed this 🙂


17 Betty Jo April 7, 2014 at 11:38 am

How exciting! I would love this book.


18 Marianne April 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

I’m trying to get more healthy foods in my life, and this book looks like a wonderful way to do it! Everything sounds so good.


19 Jennifer April 7, 2014 at 11:45 am

I have recently adopted a vegan lifestyle and need all the recipes I can get…especially ones that look as fabulous and enticing as Tess’s recipes! Looks like a gorgeous book.


20 Juliet April 7, 2014 at 11:46 am

Please please choose me…here’s why…
One of my 14, 2014 New Year’s resolution is to cook my way through a cookbook! I’m well on my way to ticking away and implementing many of the 14…but sadly I haven’t found the cookbook that keeps me cooking from it! And yikes, it’s April 7th…however, after reading the Blender Girl’s table of contents and a bit about her, I’m certain this is the one for me! I loved her opener about being a “health enabler”…as that’s what I’m affectionately called by my friends along with “health pusher”! Two titles I’m proud to take on.
Both you, Beth, and Tess seem like girls I could totally hang, eat and chat the day away with. Before during and after a great yoga class…
So again please please pick me!
Big fan- Juliet


21 Jillanjac April 7, 2014 at 11:50 am

I’ve Really enjoyed smoothies since I got my Vitamix at Christmas, this book also provides a wealth of knowledge to expand my horizons outside the smoothie realm – and is So Beautiful!! A must have for sure!


22 Nicole @ Fitful Focus April 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I use my Vitamix blender every day! I’m always looking for new smoothie, juice, and sauce recipes to blend up.


23 Alyssa April 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm

This looks delicious and I’d love to win a copy of the book to try out some other recipes. Thanks for sharing this one!


24 Elena Vassilieva April 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm

I’d love to win this book!


25 Susan April 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm

This book sounds great. I love my blender but would like to find some new and adventurous ways to use it.


26 Susanne N. April 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Just bought a Vitamix blender, it arrived Friday and I am so excited….. Would absolutely LOVE a copy if the beautiful book. I am a total newbe to this, can’t wait to start blending away!


27 amanda jones April 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

I love being a vegan such a great cookbook


28 lesley April 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm

i seriously want to start eating healthier and this would be the perfect “excuse” and jump start to start!


29 Ashley April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I would love to get more creative with my use of the Vitamix, so this book would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂


30 April April 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I am a big fan of the Blender Girl and I love healthy eating. This cookbook would be a wonderful resource! Thank you for the giveaway!


31 Erin April 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Would love a copy! I love making new healthy recipes for my family 🙂


32 Melissa M April 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I love smoothies! I hope I win!


33 allison April 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm

really getting on the smoothie/blender bandwagen. been juicing for years and honestly really just started to get famailar w the difference in benefits between juicing and smoothies. big fan and would love to learn more recipes!!


34 Kalli Baied April 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I’m super excited about this cookbook!!!! We JUST bought a Vitamix, and I’m looking forward to some awesome recipes! I’m a vegan “wannabe” and love all things veggie & green.


35 Kelly B April 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Would love love love this!!!


36 Mindy Drummond April 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm

This is going to be one of my FAVORITE cookbooks 🙂


37 Linda April 7, 2014 at 6:10 pm

What I like is the book isn’t just about smoothies. Would love to explore!


38 Jamie Hollis April 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

My 12 year old daughter is obsessed with cooking and she LOVES our blender. She makes us smoothies every morning. So rad. She would absolutely flip over having a copy of this book!


39 Shannon Wallace April 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Beth, I am so grateful for your blog! Thank you!

I would be blessed to win this book because I have a Blendtec, and I’m in serious need of some inspiration and recipes. I’ve just recently decided to cut down on my gluten intake, and I’d love to incorporate more smoothie and easy blender foods into our day. 🙂


40 Melanie Goss April 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Looks fabulous!!


41 Karen April 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm

If the food tastes anything like the photos look, this will become a ‘go to’ book for me.


42 Janice April 7, 2014 at 8:23 pm

I can’t wait to try that soup and buy the book! YAY!


43 Sherri April 7, 2014 at 9:22 pm

This book looks amazing… So hope to get my hands on a copy soon. Love my Vitamix but need some new inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity.


44 Karen Wood April 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Vegan cheeses and nutrient dense foods and making my vegan diet taste more interesting interests me.


45 katklaw777 April 8, 2014 at 5:21 am

I’d like to eat healthier and this book has great recipes…thanks!


46 Erica April 8, 2014 at 5:29 am

Very creative way to enter/earn points to win the free book! Trying to eat healthier while on a college/grad school budget can be challenging to say the least. Hopefully this book would help to motivate!


47 Lisa P April 8, 2014 at 6:04 am

I have a Vitamix and would love some recipe ideas to use it for! Thanks for the giveaway!


48 Bonnie Sanders April 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm

This book looks awesome! Very unique. Would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.


49 julia April 8, 2014 at 4:24 pm

entered as much as i could! this book sounds awesome. =)


50 Alexandra April 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

yummy. I hope I win this!!!


51 Nicole Rey April 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm

this book looks amazing. i’m always looking for quick, inspired, healthy recipes to add to my repertoire!


52 Sloane Bartsoff April 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I want a copy of this book because I have a passion for eating healthy! And I love learning new interesting recipes full of health! I’ve always wanted to try blender recipes, but I feel I don’t know enough. Plus I have never found a guide that I liked all that much! This book seems perfect!! And even if I don’t win this giveaway I’ll be purchasing a copy!:)


53 Jenn April 8, 2014 at 9:11 pm

I’d like a copy bc it looks like a cool book 🙂


54 Becca F April 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I’d love to win because I love collecting cookbooks. It’s gluten free and vegan so it’s prefect for me since I’m a gluten free vegan


55 Jess April 10, 2014 at 8:43 am

I would love to win a copy because all of her recipes look so good!


56 Taryn A. April 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

this cookbook looks amazing!!! i love blogs, and it’s great that’s there so many amazing recipes online, but it’s not quite the same as having a shelf of cookbooks in the kitchen.


57 Friska April 11, 2014 at 12:01 am

I am desperate for this book! It would help ensure my family always has quick and nutritious meals, especially for my grandma who has arthritis, diabetes and suffers from gout regularly.


58 melanie April 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

looks like a really lovely cookbook- would LOVE some new ideas for my Blendtec!


59 Trina April 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Hope I win the book!


60 Juicer Over Blender Reviews May 14, 2014 at 12:36 am

I would love to have this kind of giveaways.


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