Tuesday, October 24, 2006

It's Here!


Finally, at long last, my new cookbook Vegan Lunch Box is ready for purchase! The books will be arriving at the beginning of November and orders will start shipping November 15th (just in time for the holidays, whew).

Operators are standing by! If you preorder today at VeganLunchBox.com, your book will be lovingly packaged and delivered to the post office by none other than yours truly!

Wait, there's more! Ordering direct will also get you free shipping on domestic U.S. orders (additional shipping costs apply to international and priority orders).

But that's not all! Order today and you'll also get a super-spiffy "Vegan Lunch Box" sticker that you can stick on your very own lunch box! Or wherever you want. How great is that?! (12/1 update: sorry, stickers are sold out!)

By the way, if you would like to have your copy autographed, I can do that, too. Just write me a note in the "Other Instructions" box on your order form.

So go right here right now to order a copy or read more about what's in the Vegan Lunch Box. Woo!

67 comments:

Kourtney said...

Exciting stuff :-) Will it be available through bookstores?

Beth Miriam said...

Just ordered mine! WOO HOO.

Forgot to ask for it to be autographed in my instruction box. :(

Congratulations on what I am sure is going to be a bestseller.

Jennifer said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Cherice said...

Ordered mine!! (my youngest 2 kids are very into anything "laptop lunches" and look forward to trying your recipes).

ellie said...

How exciting! I ordered mine. :) Congratulations!

Kristin said...

Crap. I clicked on the order link so fast (and didn't finish reading the post) and bought the book and then I finished reading the post. Now I see the note about the autograph. Oh well. In case you see this, can you autograph mine? Kristin from Framingham, MA.

Claudia said...

Congrats! And hurrah for the rest of us, too -- I just placed my order and can't wait to get the book in my hot little hands :-)

couscouscaboose said...

Yayyy!

cheryl said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! :)

I missed the autograph too sorry-just ordered it. if it's not too much trouble, could you please autograph my copy.
thanks
congrats again

can't wait!!!

LDC said...

Yaay!

Just ordered my copy-- can't wait!

Finny321 said...

I ordered my copy! yay!

OkraMary said...

I'm a kid at heart and love reading your blog - I've even made stuff from it and taken it to the office! I already ordered my copy.

Congratulations on the book!

Susan said...

I clicked too fast, too. I'd love to get mine autographed. Congratulations on your labor of love being published.
Susan Spitzer

equinox said...

Congratulations, I recently started reading this blog and I LOVE it!!!!

rachmouse said...

Oh Poo! I forgot the autograph thing too.... Can I add my name to the list, if it is possible? Rachel from Brooklyn.


Congratulations!! I am so excited to receive it! And for you!

hyphen_helena said...

Congrats, Jennifer! It looks amazing and I can't wait to make all the wonderful food inside! I just ordered mine and now I'm eagerly anticipating November 15. Heck yes! Great job!

veganmunkee said...

i don't think i ever post a comment but i ALWAYS read yr blog it's great and a HUGE CONGRATS on a book deal..that is quite an accomplishment!!

Choi Gaau said...

Congratulations. I too couldn't order mine fast enough so didn't realise I could have got it autographed.
Victoria, Hong Kong

Jennifershmoo said...

Thank you so much! Everyone who mentioned that they forgot to ask for an autograph, I've made a note of it on your order forms. :-)

Wow, lots of orders are coming in!!

Jennifershmoo said...

>>Will it be available through bookstores?

Yes, I'll be keeping everyone posted about the availability of the book as it makes its way to various websites and stores. For right now, though, the website is the only source.

Beck-o-rama said...

You rock!

Nicki Baker said...

you have no idea how much you have inspired me. I was already vegetarian, but since reading your blog, a lot has changed. your info about Eat to Live urged me to read it too, and after doing so, I was persuaded to become vegan too. I also got a laptop lunchbox like Shmoo, only mine is pink. I'm hoping my husband will get your book for me for Christmas. you rock Jennifer!

Katharine said...

The comments were down when I stpped by to buy my book yesterday. I can't wait to get it in the mail. Thanks for the inspiration,
-Katharine.

TigerLilyGirl said...

Woo hoo! I just ordered mine and can't wait for it to ship.

Congrats!!!

R2K said...

: )

DDawnC said...

Congratulations, Jennifer!!! I'm so happy for you- this is a real achievement!

Rebecca said...

I ordered your book, I love cookbooks and I strongly believe in supporting the things you love. I love your creativity and your theme. Food. Being hypoglycemic it is hard for me to be in love with food. But I love preparing it, so this is simple but fun, my motto. People think I put a lot of work into my dinner parties, when in fact it is an illusion.

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Yippie! Hubs is ordering one for me today! Finally! Woot!

Elizabeth said...

Woohoo! That's wonderful! I'm probably going to order tomorrow, as we're broke right now. :-S But I will order when we have money, which is tomorrow. :-)

Thom said...

Congratulations! I love your blog so much.

Daily SAHM said...

I'm excited about this book, so I can only imagine how thrilled you must be! I just ordered my copy. Thanks for doing what you do!

Claire M said...

Today I ate lunch out of a vending machine.
Today I looked at the mass of foil wrappers at the bottom of my bookbag and I decided that some things could do with changing.
Today I ordered your book.

Gavrielah said...

Wow, congratulations! I've followed your blog and am really excited for your new book!!

Austin Archer said...

I know that this is probably a stupid question, but will you be holding any contests or anything in order to try and win a copy? An essay contest or a "Entry and Win" contest?....

Anyway, just wishful thinking. Does anyone think that a soymilk maker would be a good purchase? I am currently contemplating this.

echo said...

yippee! I can't wait until our copy arrives... only I orderd the copy first and then checked your blog where you said you'd autograph them if we make a note of it in 'the other' field...
is there anyway we could still get an autograph?
thanks,
vera

Lilian said...

I just ordered mine. This is truly very exciting. I hope the book turns out to be a great success. And I always liked the cover without the stripes better :)

Candi said...

Congrats!!!! We'll be sure to have this in our home! Looks amazing, and the cover is adorable! Nice work!!

Ana said...

Wow! I love the idea of the book!! I am going to order too, and keep waiting anxiously for it to get into my maibolx!
I have one question though, is there a picture of each recipe in the book? And all the lunchboxes like you post here in the website??
Oh boy, this is going to be the most useful cookbook I will have at home with DS going to kindergarten next year!
What an awesome idea to share with us your great lunchbox creative talent!
Ana

TeaPriestess said...

Yay! Congradulations! I'm sooo excited for your success! I want mine autographed too!

Vicki said...

What a great accomplishment! If you need me, I'll be camping out by my mailbox.

funwithyourfood said...

oooh that's soo cool! just in time for my birthday

hehe

teddy

Trinity said...

This book sounds great I will be getting my copy as soon as I can. I do have one question could you post a list of some of the good foods that you use, possible the brands. I have tried some but with know the taste just has not been there. I'm a new vegan so its been hard to find items to cook with and eat when they do not taste good. Thank you.

ula said...

c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s ! !

Jen said...

I'm sad you got rid of the purple from the book cover :-(

But yey for you!

HottieMuffin said...

Ordered last night!! I REALLY am looking forward to getting it in the mail!
You will need to change your profile now to:
"I'm a stay-at-home mom and best-selling cookbook author with a work-at-home hubby and one groovy little shmoo. I'm a vegan activist who loves to cook (and eat!)."

Genia said...

Jennifer:

Please add me to the list of books to be autographed (Genevieve B. from Lanoka Harbor, NJ). Ordered the book before I knew you could autograph them for us. Thanks! You've been an inspiration to my girl's creative & healthy lunches.

~ Genia

Zachary said...

Jennifer, this is awesome! I'm so thrilled to see this post. Looks like you're going to be busy busy autographing!

tara said...

Awesome! Can you please tell me if the recipes in the book include calorie counts?

Jennifershmoo said...

>>I also got a laptop lunchbox like Shmoo, only mine is pink.

Hey, Nicki -- those new pink sets are SO cute!!

>>I have one question though, is there a picture of each recipe in the book? And all the lunchboxes like you post here in the website??

Ah, I meant to mention that! The book includes a full color photo insert with several of our best pictures. We couldn't afford to print a picture for *every* lunch -- the price would have gone through the roof! BUT I am working on a photo gallery for the website with pictures for every lunch from the blog and in the book, with an index for easy navigation. That way people can see the lunches without paying a fortune and a half for the book. My goal is to have that done by Christmastime.

>>Can you please tell me if the recipes in the book include calorie counts?

Sorry, no calorie counts. Another place where the cost and time involved was too exorbitant.

echo said...

for our autograph please... I would like it to be for the whole family. The order is Vera Wood, but I would like it to be to Vera, CJ & Xochi in San Marcos, TX.

Thanks so much Jennifer, Congratulations again. I'm very proud to support you, this book is a work of art (if it's half as nice as your blog). Still can't wait!

Claire M said...

re: calorie counts, I often use www.nutritiondata.com to calorie-count recipes in my favorite cookbooks (Southern Cooking Vegetarian Style especially: it's good to be reminded that gravy is an _occasional treat_ sort of food, even if it's vegan). I just put in all the ingredients, divide by the number of servings, and pencil in the relevant numbers at the bottom of the page!

Of course once I start getting creative and substituting that and adding this and splashing instead of measuring it gets much harder to keep track of... still, it's good to have a ballpark idea.

Claire M said...

austin archer, I own a soymilk maker and I love the dickens out of it (though I don't use it often enough; see my vending-machine food post above.) I got mine from an Asian grocery, it's not any of the big-name US brands, but it works great.

Relevant points:
1) Unless you really like that green, starchy flavor, it helps to boil the beans for about 5 minutes first.
2) No matter what kind it is, it will be really difficult to clean. I just plain let mine be a little grimy; if that will make you nuts you need to think about how much time you can put into scrubbing bean bits off it.
3) I did not have mine five minutes before I was testing its ability to make cashew milk, atole, rice milk, oat milk, etc. My soymilk maker did not like some of these combinations (the corn atole was particularly messy). If you get creative, put a cookie sheet under it to catch the potential outglop.

I cannot tell you how great it is to _always have soymilk in the house_. And also how nice it is not to be ponying up $3-$4 a carton just for something ethical to put on my cereal - I'm lacto-ovo, but ethical milk is hard to find and just too pricey for me. The soymilk maker pays itself off quick.

VeganCyclist said...

congratulations, jennifer, you are an inspiration to mom's EVERYWHERE!

could you autograph mine? i ordered as quickly as I could click, and forgot to note it!

thanks
Kari

dollydlux said...

I just ordered mine and I did remember to ask for your autograph! woo hoo! Now- what to do with my sticker?!?!?!

Marla said...

Hey Jennifer! I ordered without asking for an autograph, then emailed you. Figured I should post here too to make sure you got my email. ;) I can't WAIT to get the book! You rock.

Marla in Georgia

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got them in. I am going to order one in a few days when I get my new 'blow money' for the month of November.

Boring said...

Just ordered my copy and remembered to request an autograph :-) But dang, I should have requested little Shmoo's autograph, too! That would be awesome!!

Kimberly said...

YAY YOU! Jennifer, I'm so happy for you. It must be so exciting to see all your hard work & creativity wrapped up into one COOL book! I would like to thank you for mentioning "grown-ups" on the cover, as I most certainly AM one! I'm a nurse and have no kids, but let me tell you, my own lunches (inspired by you) are quite the hit at work. All the nurses (and some of the docs) greet me with "whatcha got good today?" Two have even become vegan! Woo! I go now to place my order :-)

eesh said...

I ordered my copy just now but how do I know how much the shipping will be? I'm from Canada.

Jennifershmoo said...

When you choose international/priority shipping, the shipping cost is added into the price of the book -- it's $5.00, so it comes to $27.95.

We decided it was easier to just add $5 on to the price of each book than having PayPal add the shipping using their percentages chart.

Thanks!

ZuckerBaby said...

Jennifer

Thank you so much for a fantastic blog (so good you inspired me to start my own recipe blog!), and congratulations on the cook book! I'm looking forward to getting a copy (or 12) for me and my vegan and non vegan friends!!

bazu said...

Yay! I can't believe it's already been 8 months since I discovered your blog (and over a year since you started it!) You have inspired me to start blogging (and I'm sure many others too), so congratulations on finally getting the book out. You must have such a feeling of accomplishment and relief! This is going on the x-mas list (c'mon, Santa...)

NightOwl said...

Congratulations Jennifer! What a happy occasion! Just wonderful!

cristy said...

Congratulations! What a fantastic achievement.

I have just ordered two copies (one for us - unborn child and husband's work lunches) and one for a family member who I think will take to the idea despite not being a vegan.

I figured that you wouldn't be able to sign Australian orders, so I didn't request your autograph.

Steveb said...

Congratulations! I've ordered a copy and can't wait for it to arrive here in the mountains of Tokyo.

Our little guy is just two and a half, but we love to make bento boxes and visit the local parks on the weekends. At this stage, he seems to react very positively to how the meal looks -- interesting looking goes in the mouth, others don't make it that far -- so we hope to somehow reproduce your wonderful creations.

We also will need to keep his attention on his own bentos when he starts going to school, so other less-healthy bentos don't lead him astray. His nursery school has been very cooperative about substituting soy for milk and not giving the meat and dairy products that the other kids are fed. At the same time, they don't understand why we have requested the substitution even though he shows no signs of illness, or in other words, no signs of getting sick from the food they serve. One of the reasons (his vegan diet) is obvious to us, but the school staff have been unable to make the connection as the same strong misleading myths about meat and dairy are imbedded here. At least the traditional Japanese diet is quite healthy and relatively available.

Sorry for the long comment. Your radio interview hit a chord even though we live in a different culture. Your outlook is so refreshing and uplifting, I hope to hear more interviews.

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