Friday, March 1, 2013

Our first giveaway! Make soymilk (nutmilk) and tofu at home!


Back in November I was at the Southern Plains Land Trust annual fundraiser emceeing the event and had time to do some shopping at their silent auction (a little too much shopping some might say). I kept bidding on the Soyajoy G3 Soymilk Maker and by the end of the night it was mine. The folks who make it had generously donated it to SPLT for the auction and I thought it would make a great Christmas gift for Mike.

Score! Mike loves it. And we soon purchased the tofu maker so that we (Mike) can now make fresh soymilk AND fresh tofu at any time. We can also make hemp milk, almond milk, macadamia nut milk, etc. You get the idea. I wanted to bring that up for those of you who do not consume soy. The maker is versatile and has totally changed our lives. Fresh, home made tofu tastes so much better and we keep thinking of all of the packaging from tofu and soymilk containers that we no longer use!

If, like me (Dan) you might be thinking that you would not be able to make your own soymilk or tofu even with this machine, don't worry at all! It is super easy and you will love it!

Because of how much we LOVE this product, and because we have never done a giveaway on our blog, we thought this would be the perfect fit.

The better news is now there is a Soyajoy G4 Soymilk Maker and this is what the winner will receive.  And don't worry, we wouldn't give away a soymilk maker without giving you something to use it with. So we asked our friends at Laura Soy Beans to offer a 20-pound bag of non-GMO soy beans and they immediately said yes! The folks at Laura Soy Beans have been amazingly friendly and kind to us as we began the adventure of making our own soy milk. http://laurasoybeans.com/



The giveaway also includes the added tofu maker, which we love.

No need to go to any website or sign up anywhere. To be included in the drawing all we ask is that you send us the name of your state representative. That is the person who represents you in the state capitol where you live. This will not surprise our regular readers as we write often about engaging these very same people. If you do not know who represents you in your state capitol please click here and you can find out: http://votesmart.org/ Depending on where you live, you might need to enter your nine-digit zip code to get the list of who represents you. We ask for the name of this person not so we can contact them but so you will know who they are! NOTE: In Canada it would be your MLA, Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Remember, it's your state representative we're looking for. We will check the names we draw to make sure the person you sent us is correct. And of course if you need help searching we will help.

We are also giving away four copies of the cookbook that changed my feelings on baking and one I use all the time, "The Joy of Vegan Baking" by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.


Are you ready? Please send the name of your state representative via Twitter, our Facebook page, as a comment here or emailed to vegandude@msn.com

We will take entries trough Friday, March 15th at noon Mountain Standard Time.

Thanks for reading!



45 comments:

  1. Awesome giveaway.

    ♡ rika, vegan miam
    veganmiam.com
    ★ i travel + i eat vegan blog ★

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    1. Thank you! But who is your state rep?

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  2. great giveaway! sadly our rep is Deb Fischer....

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  3. Our representative is Diane Russell!

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  4. waving hello! from Traverse City, Michigan!

    Our representative would be Wayne Schmidt!

    Thank you for a great blog and also for your generous give-away! I would LOVE the tofu maker! :)

    Thanks again~

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  5. Awesome giveaway and I LOVE the criteria you have for entering. Too many people walk around oblivious about who writes the laws that they must follow!
    In the Senate I have two: Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio-I've tried contacting both of them and Nelson sends only canned responses although he does send monthly surveys asking my opinion on various issues. I shudder to think that Rudio is being groomed for Republican presidential candidate...
    My rep in the House is John Mica and he lives where I do. He started out in our state House so I REALLY don't have much faith in him .

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  6. As soon as we move, we'll be in contact with Patsy French--our new rep!

    This is an awesome giveaway. We make nut milk everyday for the kids with our Vitamix and we've been really tempted to get one of these makers.

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  7. Since you wanted state level (my bad)-
    House: Karen Castor Dentel. I actually voted for her based on her qualifications in education (I'm a teacher)
    and in the Senate: David Simmons

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  8. What an awesome giveaway! I've made my own soy milk before, but never tofu. I imagine it would be so delicious fresh.

    My representative is Dave Loebsack.

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  9. Hi! From Southern New Jersey, my rep in the state assembly senate is Senator Dawn Addiego, not sure if that's the right rep you were looking for!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie.Can you send us the name of the person who represents you in the assembly as opposed to the senate? Thank you!

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  10. Hi Dan -- I'm thrilled to say that my Colorado State House Representative (District 29) is Tracy Kraft-Tharp and that I got to participate in flipping the district blue. (Civil Unions here we come!) My State House Senator is Evie Hudak.

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  11. From Arvada, my state representative is Libby Szabo.

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  12. My representative is Pete Lee and...are you ready for this? I just won a silent auction item to go on a hike with him and his wife and a LLAMA that was saved from the summit of Pikes Peak - yep, I get to hang out with my rep, a llama and we'll have a catered vegan picnic. Woot!

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  13. Fort Collins, District 52 is represented by Joann Ginal.

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  14. State Representative Jules Bailey in Portland OR.
    District #42
    Thanks for doing this y'all!

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  15. David Gowan, district 14 AZ. Not whom I voted anyway... but wasn't your question!!
    Thank you for doing this!

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  16. My state Rep is
    Representative Kathleen M. Peters district 69

    I am from the Sunshine State; Florida
    ~ Jim

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  18. Mike Simpson Idaho Falls second district

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  19. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is my state's House Representative for District 49, Woonsocket, RI. This year, our state is having (yet another) heated Marriage Equality Debate. The bill passed the House in January, for the first time ever, and is now on to the Senate. Even though it passed, Lisa Baldelli-Hunt did NOT vote in favor of the bill, which made my partner and me very sad...

    Great blog and giveaway, guys!

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  20. Dan Moul (Adams Co, PA)

    What a great giveaway!

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  21. house = lew frederick
    senate = william shields

    thanks for making me look them up.
    xo
    kittee

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  22. How fun, love givaways and this one looks like an awesome prize.
    State Assembly is Adam Gray in district 21
    State Senate is Anthony Cannella from district 12

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    1. Jason! You won a cookbook! Please see the blog post we just posted!

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  23. Our Assemblywoman is Barbara Lifton, and our State Senator is Tom O'Mara.

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  24. Mimi Walters ...I live in a very republican county.... im California ....
    This prize look awesome!!!

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  26. Our state assembly is allan mansoor

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    1. Michelle! You won a cookbook! Please see the blog post we just posted!

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  27. Gainesville, FL 32609-3868
    State House = Clovis Watson Jr.
    State Senate = Robert Bradley

    - Cody

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  28. Hi! Great giveaway! Thanks so much!! :) I've never made my own milk.
    I live in Tampa, FL. 33609-3278
    State house:Dane Young. State Senate: Jeff Brandes. Both republicans... ugh.

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  29. HI, I am in Arden NC 28704-3310 and it's Tim Moffitt for the house and Thomas Apodaca for the senate. XoXo

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  30. House: Gay Grant
    Senate: Patrick Flood

    cool giveaway!! as someone before me posted, thanks for making me look them up. :)

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  31. This is a great way to do a giveaway! Love the product, too!

    My representatives are Kathy Brynaert (state rep), Kathy Sheran (state sen.), and Tim Walz (District 1 (MN) congressman).

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  32. Yay for civic engagement! Representing me are Rep. Beth McCann and Sen. Mike Johnston, both wonderful folks.

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  33. First off, WOW -- what a huge giveaway. VERY VERY generous of you both. :)

    Second, this idea of having people look up their state reps is brilliant. Talk about keeping your eyes on the prize!

    My state rep is Chris Walsh and state senator is Karen Spilka. (When I've called the latter before, I've been told that she feels strongly about animal protection. I'm planning to meet with her this summer to share my thoughts.)

    You go, you crazy gay vegans, you! Never stop doing your thing.

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  34. Exciting giveaway! I'd love to enter. I live in Ontario, Canada, where our "MLAs" are called MPPs. Mine is Glen Murray: http://glenmurray.onmpp.ca/

    Yay gay vegans!!!

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  35. Hi there! Awesome giveaway! Jaime Herrera Beutler is my state rep. Republican =[
    Thanks!
    meanrabbit88(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. My state representative is Martin Malavé Dilan. :)

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  37. I live in the District of Columbia, tax-paying citizen--but I don't have representation in Congress.
    So...zero results for me at votesmart.org :(
    Eleanor Holmes-Norton does a great job of advocating for us, but she has no voting power.

    Anywho, thanks for the giveaway. I want to start making my own almond milk on the regular.

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  38. Wow guys! This is an awesome giveaway! I love the idea of finding your state rep ( I may use this idea for fure giveaways myself, if that's ok with you!).

    My state rep is Niki Tsongas. Zip 01830.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  39. I live too far away (with the Atlantic ocean and disagreements about how to spell the word “colour” between us, lol) but I’m tempted to seek out this gadget anyway, so thanks for the recommendation! x

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