Thursday, September 20, 2007

Eat, Drink & Be Vegan is HERE!

Ooooo-weeeeee!! Yes my faithful blog followers, the day has finally arrived... ED&BV is printed!

I got my first copies of ED&BV last night. My publisher sent a box to hubby's office in Vancouver, and he brought them home last night. I was SO excited all day.

Then, hubby calls around 5pm saying he's stuck on his bus in a traffic jam. Big accident on the highway just ahead of his bus. The traffic reports said to expect a 3-4 hr delay. GULP! At this point my book excitement gave way, and I just felt awful for hubby sitting on the bus that long. Plus, I was dog tired after juggling a whack of things with the girls that day, so I knew I had dinner, bath and bedtime ahead of me on my own. Thankfully, another bus was called in and the commuters had to walk a short distance to hop on. So, hubby was just about 1 1/2 hrs late instead of maybe, ummmm 5 hrs!

After all was said and done and the girls were tucked away, we took out the book. And it is AWESOME guys! I don't mind saying so myself! My publisher did a stellar job with the design, layout, and photos. It's STYLIN'!!

I'm so thrilled. Here I am with my hot-off-the-press copy! I couldn't wait for anyone else to snap a photo of me with my book, so I did so myself. Man, that's not easy, I need a chiro adjustment now, ha! How many wonky shots I got - out of focus, top of my head, corner of the book, super-bright, super-dark. Funny. See just below... I'm giving ED&BV some motherly love. :)

I'm now so excited for all of you to get your copies in the mail. As I sat looking through my book last night I thought about all the testing I did on the recipes, running to and fro with toddler and preschooler underfoot. I am extremely proud of this book. I worked my vegan mama buttocks off, I must say! I do hope all of you love it too, and the recipes give you dozens of staples for delicious vegan meals and snacks every week.

Keep a lookout in your mailbox and stores... my publisher says ED&BV has already been shipped to some buyers, and most stores will have copies in 2-3 weeks!!

Finally, thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm and support of these recipes over the last couple of years. It's because of your interest that I felt inspired to write this third cookbook. All my days of being wiped out from juggling it all is now worth it. Thank you.

Now... go Eat, Drink & BE Vegan! :) HOO-AHH!

34 comments:

Jamie said...

I'm so excited! I pre-ordered the book from Amazon, and I can't wait for it to arrive. Yay!

Judy said...

Oh wow, what a big day for you! I am so so so excited to get a copy - I can't wait to try all the good things you've been tempting us with over the last few months! I'm going to order a copy right now.

a girl named Chuck said...

Congrats! I just found you a few weeks ago and I will be ordering this book, I already have Vive!

Michelle said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! i had no idea that it could be done this early! i thought october or november! omg, i am so keeping my eyes on my mail box!

man, i gotta get cooking, i've only got 20ish more vive recipes to go ;)

maybepigscanfly said...

YAY! I totally share your excitement (and more)! Oh and I thank you sssooooo much for all the hard work, time and effort that you put into this book. I love and really appreciate how much you include your audience and make sure that you hear our opinions. Not too many people get that personal with their clients, co-workers, readers...

Of course my Congratulations! You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

In the words of my 2 year old
YIPPY!!! YIPPY!!! YIPPY!!!

heather

chanale said...

Well done! That is a very stylish cover. Of course, I'd buy any cookbook you put out, even if the cover looked like a garbage bag, but I'm sure this cover will catch glances of bookstore browsers. :)

I am so excited about ED&BV! I won't be getting my copy until late October at the earliest because I preordered it along with Isa's new book. I'm going to be on cloud nine the day that package lands on my doorstep!

Alisa said...

Congratulations! That is so cool.

Mom2Wilmo said...

Yippee Skippy!

Does that mean my pre-ordered copy from Amazon will be here soon? I am excited! Congrats Dreena! I can't wait to hole myself up in the kitchen with a brand new book!

VeggieGirl said...

yay!!! haha, I love the pictures that you took of yourself with your very own copy of ED&BV - I know just how hard you worked on this book, and you deserve to be super proud of the results. I can't WAIT to receive my copy in the mail!! kudos to you, my vegan "surrogate" mom (haha) for making vegan "eats" so delicious!! :0)

Johanna3 said...

I already have your past books, i cant wait for this one!

congratulations :)

Dayle said...

yay! congrats!! can't wait to test the new recipes out!!!

but, are you still taking pics of yourself... yourself??? LOL!

Kris said...

Congrats! I know how good that feels. I am so happy for you. And I'm happy for me- I get to cook from it soon!

julie said...

YAY! You looks SO cute in the pictures :) I am way excited to get my copy in the mail. I know I will love this book, just like I love TEV and VLV!

Thank YOU for being an inspiration for all of us to be healthy, happy vegans. <3 <3

Emmie said...

Awesome. I just recently got Vive le Vegan (like 2 weeks ago) and I'm loving it to bits. You're so amazing! I'm definitely buying this book. Wohoo!

Arine said...

You have no idea how excited I am! I am going to run to the mailbox everyday now at 2 pm (that's when the mail usually comes here), even though I know it may take a while before it actually arrives.

And with all that running I'll be doing, maybe I can celebrate that ED&BV is printed with some of your chocolate chip cookies or coconut-lime cookies today. :-)

The pictures of you and your cookbook are very cute btw.

Anonymous said...

Oh, fantastic!! I'm so happy for you...and all of us that have been waiting for it!! -- Maureen--

aimee said...

Ah...Happiness! What a great surprise to have "the book" come out so much earlier than anticipated! I'm now going to be anxiously awaiting my copy! Congratulations, Dreena! And thanks for all of your time and immense talent!
Aimee

urban vegan said...

YAY!

The entire veg*n community is jumping up and down rright with you. I preordered my copy and can't wait for it to arrive.

You look radiant in the photos, BTW. Congrats and enjoy. (I know we all will.)

Dr. Melissa West, Lifestyle Coach said...

Congratulations Dreena. This is a tremdendous accomplishment. I am so proud of you. I can't wait for my pre-ordered copy to be shiped. I hope I get it soon!

julie hasson said...

Congratulations Dreena! I can't wait to get myself a copy.

Yeah!

Anonymous said...

You are one put-together mama. You have lipstick on, your hair is slick and you have a matching necklace for this spontaneous photo shoot.
Looking forward to receiving my copy.
The Veggie Vixen

Michelle.D said...

Awesome news! I have ordered two copies -one for me and one for my sister! I can't wait to see it and am so pleased it is ready earlier than expected! enjoy the sense of accomplishment... well deserved.

I think this news calls for a celebration -some Vive cookies perhaps?! off to the oven i go.

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Oh, that is so wonderful! I can't wait to get my own copy! This is the year of awesome vegan cookbooks!!

bazu said...

ooooooh, cool!

Isil Simsek said...

congratulations!

VegMomma said...

Oh I'll be checking my mailbox like a crazy-person! How exciting! Congratulations on a job well-done!

laura jesser said...

Yay! It looks and sounds great, and I can't wait to get it! And I'm so glad that you're so pleased with it... Congratulations!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and excited to get my own copy.

Megan the Vegan said...

wow dreena....congrats. what a great accomplishment. i'm so excited to get my copy now.

scottishvegan said...

I can't wait to get my copy, but as it's on my Christmas list I may have to wait a few months... I am sure it will be worth the wait! :)

Dreena said...

Awwwww! Thanks to you all for sharing your excitement with me, and feelin' the cookbook love! You're the best bloggers out there!

a girl named chuck... well, welcome to my blog, and I hope you love the recipes in my books. :)

mom2wilmo, my publisher said that amazon should have stock within a couple of weeks, so then I guess they start shipping out the preorders!

Dayle, yes, pathetic isn't it?! But, by the time hubby's through the door in the evening, I'm in no state to have my picture taken, believe me! :) Then, the weekends are rushing from here to there, so, it's me, or one of the girls. hmmm, they might do a better job - ha! I'm mailing your copy today, btw (and also the Everyday Dish dvd that I have been meaning to send to you). xo

Arine, I like your thinking... cookies for everyone!

Veggie vixen, ha... I should take some 'before and after' photos. These are early in the day, you know, when you're still somewhat holding things together?!! Oh, and I'm a necklace girl. It's not often you see me without a handmade type of necklace or choker - have a little collection of them!

Michelle d, you're feeling the cookie celebration too?! Yeah! How nice to get a copy for your sis - is it a surprise for her?

Scottishvegan, Christmas isn't all that far away! Plus, you'll get to make treats for parties and potlucks when it arrives. :)


Thanks again everyone. I'm super stoked about the book and feeling your support and energy makes it all the more exciting! ((hugs)) to you all...
Dreena

Carrie™ said...

EXCELLENT NEWS!! One of my dreams has come true! (I'm not holding my breath on a Pink Floyd re-group though). As soon as these books arrive, there will be a flurry of cooking, baking & posting. Ooooo!!! Can't wait!

aTxVegn said...

Hooray! I preordered and I can't wait to read it cover to cover. Congratulations!