Vegan Mashup Kickstarter: Help Us Make Vegan Cooking Television

Vegan Mashup Season 2 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/65363784/planning-vegan-mashup-season-two

Vegan Mashup, our by-our-bootstraps vegan cooking show that’s been featured on public TV enters it’s last stretch of funding, and we could really use your help. We want to make another season of our much needed vegan alternative cooking shows. Pledge a little or a little more if you can, and we’ll bring you a fresh and tasty season of honest vegan cooking. We’ve recently added a few new hot rewards, so take a look or share with your food-forward friends.

The other big news is that I’m deep in recipe development of another book. Unlike Vegan Eats World, this book will be smaller, tighter, faster and shall we say I’m cooking away at it on an accelerated time line. With a drop date in the fall (but slated for a Spring 2014 release) and a lot to do before then, it’s been nothing but salads, salads, and more salads. Did I mention this new book is ‘bout salad? My working title is “Salads Don’t Suck”, yet I suspect my publishers may have other ideas.

You have questions, of course! Well here are a few answers.

Vegan Mashup season 2? There was a season 1?

You bet there was! A whole first season exists, and can be found on various public access stations throughout the country. Haven’t seen it yet? Then call up your local station and ask ‘em nicely for it, or order the season on DVD. Even if you haven’t seen the first season, doesn’t the world need a little more vegan representation in the cooking show universe? Pledge a dollar, pledge a little more if you can, and spread the word about our Kickstarter page these last precious days!

Do you need recipe testers?

Surely, I will. This will be on a much smaller scale that Vegan Eats World. When the time comes, I’ll announce it here on my blog and likely on my Vegan Latina Facebook page, likely in early August.

Vegan salads, isn’t that like saying carnivorous bacon?

I’m not so sure about that metaphor, but yes, I did feel a little weird announcing to friends, family, or complete strangers that I’m working on a salad book. After the huge omnibus of Vegan Eats World, the task of doing another small book came quickly into focus. My first impulse was pizza, but after a lot of soul searching (and a pending fantastic pizza book from Julie Hasson), I decided that after years of cupcakes, pies, cookies, dumplings, I could really use a salad. But not a flimsy bowl of iceberg lettuce, but a full meal nourishing bowl of greens, grains, beans, veggie proteins, fruits, nuts, and other vegan goodies that satisfy and deliver filling, nourish plant based goodness with little fuse. These will be whole meal salads, ready to rescue your lunch from a boring, overpriced $12 sandwich (as it happens here too easily in NYC) or greasy take-out for dinner after a long day…as I do have a full time job in addition to the books, many of these recipes are based on real life weeknight meals.

You’re so quiet lately!

Yup, I have been. I’m basically in a torrid love triangle between my salad spinner and Scrivener (my word processing app of choice) these days, also working, writing, and organizing a new book on a very tight deadline. Will I take break from constant salad to post something non-salad? Will I get so sick of kale that it will be my new four-letter word? Will I find an exciting ending for this post?

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