Cookbook Author is a Tough Job, But Someone’s Got to Do It

In the past month or two, I’ve had the pleasure to meet many published cookbook authors, and I always look at them with a sort of wide-eyed amazement because you can buy their books, like, in a real bookstore. 

 Though this enlightening and sincere post today from Happy Herbivore sheds some light on who gets to be a star of the culinary world... and perhaps not surprisingly, it’s people with a lot of money to put into advertising.

Next time you envy someone for being featured on a nationally broadcast Morning Show, or an afternoon talk show, just remind yourself “I could do this too, for several thousand dollars!”

Read more of Lindsay’s story here: When Opportunity Knocks via the Happy Herbivore




NEW BOOK: Color Me Vegan!

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has done it again – another incredible cookbook to her list of accomplishments. I LOVE Colleen. Her podcasts (search: Vegetarian Food for Thought) are some of the most thought-provoking things I’ve ever heard, and her intelligence and compassion are evident in all she does.

I am particularly excited about this book, Color Me Vegan,  because it contains not just great recipes and bits of info, but clear and easy to understand nutritional information. Come for the food, stay for the wealth of knowledge.

Here’s a cute video of Colleen and one of her cats showing off the new book, available in early December. (Unless you are lucky enough to live in CA at attend the official book launch party. I’m so jealous!)

Preview of Color Me Vegan from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau on Vimeo.

(If you can’t see the video without a password, click the “Preview…” link above)

If you wanted to, you know, get me a gift for the holidays, then ahem ahem, this would be nice.

Check out all of the billions of amazing things Colleen does – her podcast, her other books, her recipes, her articles, etc etc etc…. wonderwoman!

American Vegan Kitchen

I am beyond thrilled to bring you Save the Kales! first ever author interview! Tamasin Noyes is the author of the previously mentioned cookbook “Vegan Road Food: Delicious Comfort Food from Blue Plate Specials to Homestyle Favorites”. Tami, sweetheart that she is, agreed to talk to us about her awesome recipes, her inspiration, and navigating her path to getting published.


Here’s a photo of the Spicy Balsamic Maple Wingz. My stomach is literally growling.

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