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Book Giveaway: Eat This My Friend

Pages from Eat This My Friend the book

Pages from Eat This My Friend the book

Hardie Grant sent me this ace book to share with you. How nice of them, right? Thanks HG!

Eat This My Friend is a beautiful illustrated vegetarian cookbook by Jade O’Donahoo, who writes a blog of the same name, too.

Its ace pages are packed with delicious, wholesome and tasty things to cook and share with your favourite people.

Here are a tiny few that caught my eye:

Mustard Maple Baked Beans with Goats Cheese
Broccoli and Potato Croquettes
Carrot and Avocado Salad with Seeds
Emergency Macaroni (SOS!)
Brown Rice with Peas, Asparagus, Butter and Pecorino
Warm Potato and Egg Salad with Basil and Broccoli Pesto
Honey and Harissa Glazed Sweet Potato
Cinnamon Buns (yasssss!)
Peach and Raspberry Crumble
i.e. – there are heaps of delicious-sounding recipes!



Pages from Eat This My Friend the book Pages from Eat This My Friend the book


I have actually met the cute and clever lady who made this book and I reckon anything she cooks is a really good meal time (or anytime) idea.

If you’ve been to Melbourne or live in Melbourne, you might have even been to the cafe that Jade (and Kate!) started in the CBD?

It’s called Switchboard and is under the Manchester Unity building. They opened it when our city was just starting to begin utilising unconventional spaces for awesome things, so they were part of that genius movement.

(They sold it ages ago, so don’t go there trying to get Jade to sign your book or butter your muffin or anything, okay?! It could be awkward.)

Pages from Eat This My Friend the book



[This book] is the result of 15 years of collecting recipes, drawing and illustrating; of cooking and tasting and sharing; a book I hope will help you realise that incredible food need not be complicated or time-consuming nor do you need to be a chef to be able to prepare it; a book that makes you actually want to cook. – Jade O’Donahoo



Pages from Eat This My Friend the book


If you would like to win a copy of Jade’s book, then you are in with a chance. For reals! Here is how:

Comment below, telling us what your favourite vegetable is, and why. So simple, non?! 

Entries are open until midnight on Tuesday 14th February (Oh hello! Valentine’s Day!)
Winner will be contacted via email on Thursday 16th February
Entrants must have an Australian postal address.

Good luck, everyone! Thanks Hardie Grant and Jade, for the book!


  • Reply
    February 7, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Got to be sweet potato!! Mashed with loads of butter. In the oven for chips. Cubed for vegie curry. So good!

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    February 7, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Broccoli. Because who wouldn’t want to eat baby trees?!

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    February 7, 2017 at 7:24 PM

    Oh Pip! I love ALL OF THE VEGETABLES. Unfortunately, my children love NONE OF THE VEGETABLES. I kid you not, I have been purée ing, grating and blending them into bolognaise, risottos, sauces and smoothies for years now just to get anything healthy into them. But maybe if I dished up something tasty from this book, that might change?? Let’s face it, probably not. But at least I could cook something new, fresh and vegetable-lishious for my hubs and I while the kids chow down on bolognaise (again). Please save us from blended-vege-boredom! (Oh and if I REALLY had to choose, it would be the snow-pea. Those things are so darn cute in a green and bendy way) .

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    February 7, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    I’m really loving mushrooms at the moment. Great on toast for breakfast, in a salad for lunch and they make an awesome sauce or stroganoff for dinner.

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    February 7, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    Garlic. Yummmm. Last night I ate a whole bulb roasted. It is a vegetable right, I don’t what it is if it isn’t?

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    Tara Devers
    February 7, 2017 at 7:10 PM

    Mine has to be…beetroot! As a child I felt it tasted of mud but now all bets are off! I simply love it in a salad but my full time addiction has become chocolate beetroot brownies. I just can’t get enough! Anything that can be so versatile, hugely healthy & such a rad colour definitely deserves some favouritism in my book!

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    Lucy Kalstrom
    February 7, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Purple sweet potato is my fave, because when it is baked it becomes candy like and in potato and leek soup it adds a zing and even in mash it rocks 🙂 Mmmm vegetables!

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    February 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Cucumber! It’s the best! In drinks, in salads, on its own with soy sauce, served hot with garlic … it’s all good!

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    Melanie Worth
    February 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    My favourite vegetable is the potato. Such an obvious, seemingly non-sexy choice, I know, but it’s so versatile! Made into oven-baked chips, cooked with some fresh rosemary and olive oil. Mmmm… Or a nice, creamy mash with plenty of fresh, black, Silkwood pepper… Team it up with some sweet potato for a yummy frittata. Or simply boiled along with some green beans and drizzled with some olive oil and white vinegar the way my Nanno used to eat them. The choices are many. And so good! I love potatoes!

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    February 7, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    I love most veggies but is anything as good as a spud? Baked, mashed, scalloped, chipped, hasselbacked. I love them all.

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    February 7, 2017 at 6:08 PM

    I think it’s the yellow capsicum. When I did a residency in Scotland, at the very northern, pointy end of nowhere, fresh veg was not really a thing. Somehow yellow capsicums were one of the only things the tiny supermarket would get in! Consequently I ate them on everything!! Now every time I eat one it makes me think of that amazing time I got to do a hot glass residency in Scotland. (I still love them too!)

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    February 7, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    I’m a spinach devotee. I pretty much eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I describe myself as a dietary arsehole (vegan, gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free), but spinach is my verdant powerhouse buddy! It’s juiced, blended, diced, sautéed, roasted, wilted. The only thing I’ve yet to try is dessert spinach: I think I’ve just given myself a mission!

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    February 7, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    I think I love zucchini the best, it is excellent on its own – sauteed in a little garlic and oil or thinly sliced raw in a salad with lemon juice. It also slides into almost any sauce or chili or curry, adding more veggie bang for your buck.

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    February 7, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    I really love broccoli. Just a great flavour and texture, and when I found out it’s great to help keep bowel cancer, which runs in my family, at bay, I was very happy with the excuse to eat lots.

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    Lisa Beaumont
    February 7, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Broccoli! So good crispy and roasted, crunchy and chopped in a salad, tender and steamed with sesame, or silky in a cheesy soup…and to think I hated it as a child!

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    February 7, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    I love beans! Raw beans, cooked beans, beans as a dipping stick, beans with feta cheese and olive oil!! I do love beans!!

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    Catherine Hallam
    February 7, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Yay! My favourite vegetable is broccoli. Not only is it great on its own, but it’s the best in curries and saucy things! All the sauce gets soaked up by the leafy part of the broccoli and then when you bite into it, you get a dose of broccoli and a hit of curry sauce. Bam! The best 🙂

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    February 7, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Love love love broccoli! It’s great raw in a pasta salad and best in a stir fry. I put it in turkish bread and that’s no lie. ?

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    Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)
    February 7, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    My favourite vegetable is the eggplant because without it you wouldn’t have luscious baba ganoush, comforting moussaka or, my all time favourite, Chinese-style stuffed eggplants!

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    February 7, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    I love parsnips! They are earthy, unusual texture and I love them baked as chips with lemon pepper – yummo!

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