Win-It-Wednesday: Vibrant Food Cookbook by Kimberley Hasselbrink

Yes! It is time for a new WIN-It-Wednesday and we are on a roll with another fabulous cookbook giveaway!

This Win-It-Wednesday sponsor is the Vibrant Food Cookbook by Kimberley Hasselbrink… a cookbook that celebrates the ingredients, recipes and colors of each season.

Being the start of the summertime season, my first instinct was to page to the chapter on the bold colors of summer. With thoughts of my upcoming garden bounty, I was happy to see some exciting recipes using some of the vegetables and fruits I will soon be enjoying in abundance. Some of my favorites are the Sweet Corn and Squash Fritters with Avocado Crema, Summer Squash Pasta with Green Goddess Dressing, Smoky Red Pepper Soup with Pumpkin Seeds and Feta, and Summer Berry-Coconut Milk Ice Pops.

The vivid photography in this cookbook has the food bursting off the pages, tempting you to create them in your own kitchen, and enticing you to enjoy not only the flavors, but the beauty of your food creations. Usually when I make a dish, I dig in right away, but the recipes that Kimberley Hasselbrink has created in the Vibrant Food Cookbook begs me to step back a moment to admire… and appreciate… before my fork hits the plate. No wonder Kimberley is a photographer, as well as a food blogger (you must check out her fabulous blog The Year in Food)!

The recipes in this cookbook are truly a feast for both your eyes and your appetite. Made with fresh, seasonal (think local) and vivid foods, almost all the recipes in this cookbook are gluten-free (and the ones that are not “naturally” gluten-free can be super easily adapted to be so – i.e. swapping out regular pasta for gluten-free pasta).

All of these fabulous reasons are why I am so excited that Kimberley Hasselbrink the photographer and food blogger behind the new cookbook  “Vibrant Foods”  is the sponsor of this Win-It-Wednesday contest on!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and tell us your favorite vibrant summer fruits or vegetables. (Me? Berries! I love the bluish, purple, red colors… and their sweet, yet tart, taste!)

A total of two (Yes… 2!) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a copy of “Vibrant Food” Cookbook by Kimberley Hasselbrink. One (1) winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST, and one (1) more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, June 25 and Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

Good luck, remember to keep your world colorful, vibrant and tasty… and as always…
Be Free!

Want to buy “Vibrant Colors” cookbook? Be the first of your friends… it goes on sale, June 17, 2014! Check out this link on!

P.S. Join me and follow Kimberley on Facebook for her vibrant posts, news and recipes! ~Kathleen

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40 Responses to “Win-It-Wednesday: Vibrant Food Cookbook by Kimberley Hasselbrink”

  1. Genie Says:

    Eat your colors is a great way to add nutritional variety as well as a little color to meals. My favorites right now are red (strawberries, raspberries, cherries) and green (esp. the dark green leafy vegetables). Sounds like a good book.

  2. Sue Says:

    Anything berry, especially strawberries!! Yummmmm!!!!!!!

  3. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    Wow this cookbook sounds great and gluten free recipes. Would love to win this.

  4. Laura Says:

    I am excited for tomatoes!

  5. Jennifer C Says:

    My favorite summer fruit is watermelon!

  6. Melissa Erwin Says:

    My favorite vibrant fruit or veggie is Tomatoes!! Any color, any size, with fresh basil. Oh yum!!

  7. Fran Says:


  8. Forress Says:

    My favorite fruit would be Strawberries and Cherry’s. My favorite vegetable would be corn on the cob.

  9. Jeani Brickner Says:

    i love berries, too, but i really enjoy carrots in the summer – fresh from the garden. crisp and fresh! thanks for the giveaway! i hope i win.

  10. Stacey Says:

    Strawberries!! Living in the Pacific Northwest, the strawberry season is short but fabulous and I dream about it all year long!

  11. Danielle B Says:

    I love squash and pumpkins! I really like Autumn and all of the pretty colors and yummy vegetables 😀

  12. Sharon Says:

    Strawberries and raspberries are definitely my favorite fruits. Though blueberries are up there too. The book sounds great!

  13. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    What a great idea for a cookbook. A cookbook for all seasonal and it’s gluten free. Yahoo !!!!!!!

  14. Tina Says:

    Blueberries are my #1 favorite but I love to mix them with cubed melons (watermelon, honeydew,+ cantaloupe).

  15. Ashley Says:

    I can’t get enough of sweet peppers! Orange…. Yellow>>>>Red!!

  16. Belinda Says:

    One of my favorite fruits is Pomegranates. I look forward to those being in season every fall!

  17. Eileen Says:

    Strawberries and watermelon are my favorite.

  18. Andrea m Says:

    Kiwi love the taste and makes for a beautiful dish!

  19. Julie C Says:

    I love love love watermelon! It can be put in salads, made into gazpacho and just eat it cut up! yummmmm my mouth is watering now 🙂

  20. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    I read your quote today and how true that is……

  21. Celine Girouard Says:

    Beautiful cookbook! My favorite summer fruit is watermelon! So refreshing. Thank you.

  22. cindy w. Says:

    I love summer raspberries! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Karen Says:

    What a beautiful book!!!!!!!!! Stunning and full of good ideas.

  24. Nancy S Says:

    I need to lose weight & want to be healthier, so I’m interested in this cookbook. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, baking, presenting food in an attractive manner & entertaining. I think this would be a great way to do all 4 things!

  25. Jan Fredericks Says:

    Tomatoes are my favorite! Vibrant red, yellow, orange, brown, and all combinations in between- love the color combinations and the taste.

  26. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    Summer is finally here. Fresh vegetables and great sunshine.

  27. cindy w. Says:

    Fresh picked strawberries!

  28. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    Rainy and cloudy today what a great day to curl up with a good cookbook.

  29. trenelle c Says:

    My favorite summer fruit is watermelon.

  30. Peggy Says:

    The delicate fruit and explosion of taste makes raspberries my favorite.

  31. Kelly Crenshaw Says:

    Tomatoes for sure!! I’ve been eating my homegrown ones and they are mouthwatering!!

  32. Denise C Says:

    Blueberries are one of my favorites. They are a great addition to fruit salads and make a delicious smoothie.

  33. Ashleigh Swerdfeger Says:

    I love berries- they are so good and watermelon too!

  34. Laura Says:

    I also love berries!

  35. Tara Says:

    Been looking for gluten free recipes , this cook book would be awesome to win!

  36. Sharon Says:

    Blueberries and raspberries. The book sounds wonderful!

  37. robin gamache Says:

    Love my fruit! Berries and melon. Veggies summer/ zuchini arugula yum!

  38. Belinda Says:

    I’m looking forward to tomatoes and all the berries! It’s hard to just choose one favorite!

  39. Chris Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book.

  40. Jules Says:

    Wow this cookbook sounds amazing! It’s hard to choose but I love freshly picked berries and of course watermelon!! Fresh carrots and snap peas are also a favourite!

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