Friday, February 03, 2012

Here it is! LET THEM EAT VEGAN!

Almost four years in the making...


I love this cover.  It is sharp and bright and feels fresh, vibrant, and alive!  Just the message I want to communicate with this book.

And, the theme of "Plant-Powered" runs throughout the book.  These are nutritionally dense recipes, made with the vegan basics - whole grains and whole-grain products, beans, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits.  Yes, there are sweets, but even these I've made with healthier options in mind, and no vegan substitutes (ie cream cheese, margarine).  And, I've given you informational sections like your "Eating Your Greens", "Plant-Powered Lunchbox", and "Plant-Powered Pantry".  Plus, ALL the recipes are either wheat-free or gluten-free, or have the substitutions to modify accordingly.

The back cover includes quotes from Julieanna Hever and Mark Reinfeld.  Here they are:
"Dreena brilliantly delivers the perfect balance of wholesome, health-promoting nutrition with decadent and creatively extraordinary recipes, while being mindful of food allergies, picky kids, and taste preferences. This is a masterpiece of delicious ways to enjoy whole plant foods - including an entire tutorial on making green smoothies, a slew of rich optionally oil-free dressings, and a chapter of mouth-watering whole plant burgers." -Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
"Dreena nailed it with this delectable and innovative selection of world-class recipe that just so happen to be vegan." - Mark Reinfeld, award-winning author of The 30-Minute Vegan series and Executive Chef of www.veganfusion.com 
You can preorder LTEV now!  Tell me what you think, isn't this cover adorable??!!

If you have loved my recipes before, please join me in spreading the word about Let Them Eat Vegan.  Follow me on twitter, retweet this post, and join me on facebook.

P.S. Message from my daughters: "Even Gram and Poppy are voting for mommy".  You heard it from them, go vote!  :D

35 comments:

Andrea said...

My favorite part about this post (other than the delicious looking food on that cover!) is the fact that your kids call their grandparents Gram and Poppy--that's what I call mine, too!

Dreena said...

Oh that's neat Andrea! Yeah, that just developed naturally for the girls I think. My mom is their 'nanny', and my hubby's parents are 'gram and poppy'!!!

Audrey said...

I'm really excited about this. It sounds like it's going to be a great cookbook. I love that it focuses on "the basics."

Dreena said...

excited too!! Yep, Audrey, you don't need any vegan meats or creams or cheeses, etc. I even came up with a quick fire 'yogurt' for a handful of recipes! Thx. :)

Bethany said...

Yaaaaaay! Can't wait, woo-hoo!!! I've made 80+ dishes out of EDBV, now I can't wait to tackle LTEV!!

Dreena said...

Bethany, get OUT! That's more than half of ed&bv! Cool. You'll be busy with this one... ;) Thanks for the cheer!

Tina said...

I'm gonna post it on my blog today! Love the cover!

Dreena said...

thanks a ton Tina! :)

Jenny said...

What an exciting day! Congratulations!

Vegyogini said...

Dreena, the cover is GORGEOUS! You and Hannah did an amazing job and I can't wait to have a copy in my hands!

Christine said...

Just pre-ordered it!! I love the bright, fun, catchy cover. The pictures just drew me in. What I love most about your recipes is the whole foods, plant based approach, and the lack of refined flour and sugar. Not to mention how tasty and easy they are! I'm looking forward to adding new "regulars" to my repertoire.

Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan said...

Your cover is beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Born to be Vegan said...

The new cover is PERFECT!!! The other one was ok but this one just nailed it - can't wait for my copy to arrive!

VegWhoHatesTofu said...

I can't wait to get this book! The cover is beautiful Dreena :)

Dreena said...

thanks Jenny!

Vegyogini, I'm so pleased you love it too. You know I greatly value the work you and the other testers did to pull this project together. <3

My thanks, Christine for your support, and the feedback on the cover too - this is the look that "felt right" to me! I think you'll have plenty of good ol' crunchy granola vegan recipes to choose from in this one. ;)

paulbrianthomas said...

YES!!! Can't wait to spend the weekend making EVERYTHING! Congrats Dreena, it looks beautiful.

Dreena said...

thanks Nikki!

BTBV: excellent!! oh, I thought so too, glad there is a lot of general feeling that the cover is spot on. thx!

Dreena said...

Thanks Paul! Mind you, Amy might have the kitchen tied up making chocolate-covered chickpeas when the book rolls out... just sayin'!

Ashley said...

I preordered it a few days ago!! Can't wait to get cooking! The cover looks great!

Becky said...

I absolutely LOVE this cover! I liked the old one, but this one is just perfect, so bright and energizing to look at!!

I posted about this on my blog today. I'm so excited! :)

Dreena said...

Becky, that's the way I feel too - liked the old one, but this is *just* right!! Glad you feel the same. Thanks for blogging about LTEV today... going to check it out! xo

VeganLisa said...

Congratulations Dreena. I know this book along with your others will become a reliable reference in my kitchen. I can't wait to bring it home and start cooking.

Thank you for all you do to help people live healthier, more delicious lives.

xo

Dreena said...

Lisa, you know I appreciate hearing from you. Thank you so much. I hope you love the book, thanks for your kindness.

Hannah said...

I really am just so honored to have been any part of this... The cover is better than I could have ever hoped for, and I just know the rest of the book will be equally impressive. THANK YOU Dreena, it was absolutely a pleasure doing business with you! ;)

North of 17 said...

Love the cover and font! I was a bit worried after seeing the first draft cover. It did not reflect the freshness and wholesomeness of your recipes. Thos does! I'm on my way to preorder now!
Allison

Dreena said...

Hannah, the cover really makes your photos POP! Not that they didn't stand out already! So many friends said "omg, those pancakes... and that CAKE"! You did the most stellar job. And, somehow I have a feeling we might join forces again soon... :D

Dreena said...

north of 17, interesting you say that - I really wanted to communicate fresh, lively, healthy, nutritious - and of course delicious! Hurrah for this cover! Working with this new publisher has been incredible, and I adore my editor!

legolandpenguin said...

Congratulations...the cover is so beautiful! Definitely pre-ordering this.

daisydai said...

Pre-ordered and raring to go! Can't wait.

Tanya said...

Congratulations...it looks beautiful! I have ED&BV, so I'll have to get this one too. I'm putting it on the list now! Love Hannah Kaminsky too and she sure does a great job with photos :)

eatme_delicious said...

Love the cookbook cover! Can't wait for your book. :)

Jill said...

Gorgeous cover of your new book! Very excited!

Dreena said...

legolandpenguin, daisydai, Tanya, eatme_delicious, Jill - wonderful to read your comments about the cover! Thanks for chiming in, and for picking up a copy!

Amelia said...

Congratulations on the new book! My parents gave my husband and I a copy of 'Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan' for Christmas and we LOVE IT! We have made so many recipes from the book and the pesto has become a staple in our refrigerator. I actually made a four course meal (all recipes from the book) for my mom's birthday dinner. It was a hit with everyone and NO ONE could tell it was all vegan. I have never seen so many clean plates! I can't wait to get my hands on 'Let them eat vegan'. :)

Lindsay said...

I am so excited!!!!! Posted this to facebook. I bet some of my vegan friends will be interested.

My copy of Viva Le Vegan is one of my favorite and most used cookbooks. It's got the food stains and dog eared pages to prove it.