I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day holiday and are ready to launch yourselves into summer! A lot has been happening behind the scenes for me and it’s time to share – so let’s get to it!
I’M WRITING A COOKBOOK
The first and biggest piece of news I have to share with you is that I recently signed with a publisher to create a cookbook that is tentatively scheduled to be released in Spring 2015. Hooooly moly!! Noodling around on this blog for the past three+ years, I never, ever considered that a publisher would come to me – but that’s what happened – and I’m both thrilled and scared to death. Not only will I be developing all new recipes (about 130!), I’ll be food-stylin’ and snapping the photos. I’ve got my work cut out for me! A heartfelt thanks to Cedar Fort Publishing and especially to Hannah for their faith in me and for their patience as we worked through the signing process.
I NEED RECIPE TESTERS
Yep, you knew that was coming. I really, really need your tastebuds to let me know if I’m wildly off-track or if I’m in the groove. Kel is an awesome taste-tester, but he’s just a tad biased (though I’m now very clear that he does not love chile powder) and poor guy, there’s only so much food he can eat. If you’re interested, please fill out the sign-up form – or email me and I’ll hook you up to my private testing site so you can access recipes and leave comments and feedback.
AN UNREFINED VEGAN TAKES A BREATHER…
Embarking on a huge writing project means a couple of things for me and for me blog…Naturally I will be cloistering myself in the kitchen – chopping, stirring, baking, tasting, scribbling illegible notes as well as writing the text for the book and figuring out just how I want the photos to look. During that time, I won’t be sharing a whole lot of recipes here and my posting schedule will most likely change. Expect to see less food and more about other things. I’m going to take most of June “off” so that I can go hang with my friends Somer and Poppy in Utah and to pause for a bit and reenergize.
…BUT WON’T BE COMPLETELY ASLEEP
To keep things humming, I have a couple of giveaways lined up for July:
- The Organically Clean Home, by Becky Rapinchuk. I love this book! It’s changed the way that I clean my home. You’ll want to make sure that you enter this giveaway when the post goes live.
- Vegan Beans From Around the World, by Kelsey Kinser. Devoted to internationally-inspired bean-centric recipes, this cookbook is filled with simple, satisfying, and easy recipes. Did you know you could make milk from frozen edamame beans?!
- I’m thrilled to host another mega-giveaway with NuNaturals for FOUR winners to receive bottles of their new (AWESOME!) NuStevia Cocoa Syrup, NuStevia Simple Syrup, NuStevia Vanilla Stevia Liquid, and a box of their wonderful NuStevia White Stevia Powder – plus a bonus product. NuNaturals is so generous – this one’s open internationally – so do not miss out.
- And before all of that fun – on June 9 I’ll be sharing my Breakfast in Bed entry on Canned Time with a recipe that is for you pancake and waffle lovers out there. Please check out the previous entries because there are some seriously tasty eats on offer!
VIRTUAL VEGAN (linky) POTLUCK
In what may be an excellent example of really poor timing, I decided to jump on the link party bandwagon and take Angela and one other blogger (TBD) along with me. Starting July 2 and every Wednesday thereafter, we’ll be hosting the Virtual Vegan (linky) Potluck on all three blogs. That means every Wednesday we hope you’ll share with us one or two of your recent recipes in any of your favorite potluck categories – from appetizers to desserts. I thought this would be a fun way to keep the VVP alive throughout the year (and in case you were wondering, the next full blown VVP will happen in November). Stay tuned for more details.
I guess that’s all the news that’s fit to print right now! I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who takes time out of your day to stop by, read, comment, and maybe even try a recipe or two. It means the world!