I hope you are all enjoying all the giveaways and the contests!!

Today’s book is possibly one of the most stunning cookbooks I have ever seen. Yes, the recipes are delicious. Yes, they are easy to make. Yes, my family loves the dishes I have made from the book. It meets every single criteria that I have for a good book and, to top it all, it is breathtakingly beautiful. I am talking about – Cheryl Sternman Rule’s Yogurt Culture: A Global Look at How to Make, Bake, Sip, and Chill the World’s Creamiest, Healthiest Food  

You will have a chance to enter to win her book and, as a bonus, will receive my new book, A Life of Spice, as well!

life of spice cheryl


About Cheryl: “Award-winning author Cheryl Sternman Rule began writing professionally for newspapers, magazines, and websites in 2004. She is the voice behind the food blog 5 Second Rule (5secondrule.typepad.com), which won the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) New Media & Broadcast Award for best culinary blog. Cheryl’s work has also appeared in Cooking Light, Sunset, Body + Soul, Health, Vegetarian Times, the San Jose Mercury News, Edible San Francisco, Culinate.com, The Kitchn, and Serious Eats; and in several books published by the American Heart Association and the EatingWell Media Group. Cheryl also served as a contributing editor at EatingWell Magazine, a daily food news blogger at iVillage, and the Fresh Talk columnist for recipe.com.” reprinted from Amazon.



In order to enter, here is what you need to do – (no purchase necessary) –

1. Follow me on FB and/or Twitter. If you are already following me – THANK YOU!

2. Follow Cheryl. If you are already following her – YOU ROCK!

3. Help us spread the word about this giveaway – any way you choose – tell friends!

4. Leave a comment here and tell us why YOU should win!

I will pick a winner on May 22nd, 2015 at 6:00pm.

Rules –

1. US residents only. NO P.O.Box please

2. One winner will be selected at random. If you win and do not respond (within a week of) when I contact you, I will choose a different winner.

3. I will ship you both books by media mail.

4. No purchase needed to enter.


PLEASE NOTE – I have purchased these books myself. No publisher or publicist or author has paid for these copies.






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  1. I love making dishes with yogurt. My go-to marinade for grilled chicken uses a base of yogurt and mayonnaise. Always flavorful and never dry. Yogurt is so versatile, yet not fully appreciated.

  2. I love yogurt any which way!

  3. twicecharmedgourmet

    I love yogurt. Use it pretty much everyday in my cooking and for eating. Goes back to my grandparent who always had it in our plate with dinner. It is such a part of our culture. I would love to learn new ways to use and enjoy it.

  4. WOW! WOW! WOW!!! followed and shared…. That cover photo…. Hoping I win this, definately going on the wish list if I don’t!!!

  5. I love Y..O..Gurt and cooking and reading and the best is when these are all combined 🙂

    p.s. – I followed you both 🙂

  6. I follow you on facebook. The yogurt book is something that I would like.

  7. The winner is Ruchi. Please email me your address so that I can get these books to you.

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