Monday, June 18, 2007

It's Crazy Kung Fu Shmoo's Summer Clearance Blow Out SALE!

UPDATE: Please note that this sale expired August 1st.

That's right! We're crazy, crazy, crazy for slashing prices this low -- must be the heat! Visit VeganLunchBox.com to take advantage of my Summer Clearance Blow Out Sale: from now until August 1st buy TWO COPIES FOR $30.00! You heard right: two copies of Vegan Lunch Box for just $30.00! *

Woo, I always wanted to be a used car salesman. Anyway, I thought perhaps a juicy sale might encourage people to buy copies now for back-to-school time, so I don't get slammed in late August. And perhaps it will make up a bit for my shameful lack of posts.

Things have been quiet around here lately, I know. Please don't expect too much of me this summer; a lot has been happening in my life that doesn't fit in a lunch box! I hope everyone is out there enjoying some vacations and summer fun, like we are.

Someone mentioned hoping I would post some summer travel ideas and recipes. Please don't forget to look through the archive of recipes and blog posts from last summer for a collection of picnic, road trip, and camping ideas.

*Every good sale has to have fine print, so here's mine: Price includes free shipping via USPS Media Mail. This deal is for US orders only. For International and Priority shipping, please select the Priority and International order button and order at the regular price of $22.95 plus $5.00 shipping. To purchase just one copy, use the regular $22.95 order button.

44 comments:

Avery said...

Sold! Do you still have the cool lunch kit accessories?

I hope you and your loved ones have a lovely summer!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Enjoy your summer and I will be looking forward to your new inventive ideas for the coming school year!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

King fu Shmoo *snickers*

The Happy Goldfish said...

Yeah, Kung Fu Shmoo!

Keeeeee-YAH!

Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

What a great deal! I placed my order this morning--one copy for me, and one to share with a friend!

DonnaW said...

DOH! Murphy's Law strikes again. I JUST ordered my copy last week. LOL. Oh well. One is more than worth $30 anyway!

Troppy said...

Sigh so us poor internationals miss out.
Why can't we get two for $30 plus the $5 shipping fee?

Jennifershmoo said...

Blame the US Postal Service. They raised their international rates recently by quite a bit. I'm now paying $11.00 each to ship books internationally ($9.00 to Canada). I chose not to raise the price on the website this summer even though I am having to pay more, so you're getting a deal, too!

deirdre said...

Schmoo: You are a great martial artist. So stinkin' cute too!

veganvixen052507 said...

Darn it!
I ordered mine a week or so ago.
Isn't that always the way?

L said...

Heard this today on WNYC:

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2007/06/20#segment80828

The segment is called "Food Fight" and features a debate between Vegan/dietitian Vesanto Melina and Nina Planck who wrote the op-ed piece about the "impossibility" of raising healthy vegan children.

Of course, there was no resolution, but it's worth a listen.

Liliy said...

I don't blame you for not posting, everyone's busy this summer, even me!

teeni said...

Just wanted to say that I ordered your book and love it - couldn't wait to make some of the recipes. I don't have children, but that doesn't mean I don't love delicious and attractive looking food, so thank you for that. Enjoy your summer and post when you can. P.S. Schmoo is adorable and looks the picture of good health to my untrained eye. ;)

Heather said...

Oh, now that is an adorable photo. So clever, too! =)
Ah, time to order a book!

Kathy said...

I'm not even Vegan and I ordered them! I am gluten-free, though, so I love your ideas for cool lunchbox ideas. Thank you so much for being so darn creative!

:)

Margi said...

I would love to partake in this sale, but I want to pay via personal check. Do you do that? I'm not a credit card person.

I'm just over in Olympia, and have been reading your site since the begining. :)

Jennifershmoo said...

Sure, you can mail a check payable to:

Little "s" Press
621 N. Quillan St.
Kennewick, WA 99336

Thanks! :-)

Sharon said...

I got mine in the mail Monday. I am so happy! I have been reading the blog for a long time. You inspired me to buy the Eat To Live book and my family is eating so much healthier now. My son (he's 3) even eats lettuce, sometimes. I am beyond words about that. I can't wait to start making some of the meals in the cookbook.

blogger jen said...

I have been reading your site for the last few years (I have read every post!) and love your creative and fun presentation, recipes, and photos.

My spouse and I have very recently converted to a vegan diet. What finally provided the reasoning for this decision was a certain book called "The China Study" by T. Colin Campbell. This is a great book for adamant meat-eaters with convincing health information that is personally relevant to each and every person. The book also lead me to Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center (with a free vegan diet program on the website) and The Food Studies Institute, which has developed and implemented elementary school nutrition curriculums based on a vegan diet. It is great to see medical professionals advocating for and educating the public on the healthiest diet in the world- veganism!

Just thought I would pass on these resources to you from a (now) fellow vegan in the hopes of further spreading the awareness and appreciation of the vegan lifestyle!

Nicki Baker said...

I just got my copy of your book in the mail, and I love it! I've been reading your blog for a while now - well done!

Tatum_Total Mommy Fitness said...

That's great I will get some for my friends and clients with children.
Thanks for encouraging healthy, animal-friendly kids and parents!

www.totalmommyfitness.com

bazu said...

That is one cute schmoo! I hope you guys have a great summer.

Scrapbooking said...

Long live the Vegan LunchBox Blog! Love your inspiring blog so much we couldn't resist putting up a blurb and link to it on our own blog at: Vegan Secrets Well done on creating such a FAB and FUN vegan foods blog Jennifer!

Janet said...

I am new to the tri-cities and I was wondering where you find vegan products?

Kindra Fontes-May said...

I love this website! Is it cool to link to it from my own blog? I'm embarking on a "Green" project, tracking my progress through my blog-http://rrfchanges.blogspot.com/. Leave me some feedback, give me some tips or encouragement! Check out the links and take the Ecological footprint quiz yourself!

R2K said...

Haha dont mess with him!

boozsha said...

hey. i really need you to help me! :)
i loved this site! i got so many new ideas and bought tons of yummy things. and then i also bought the lunchbox. but my problem is, when i put something like fruit in it, it gets all soggy during the day, or if i cook something like potato beetles, they get soggy too. everything i put in the lunchbox gets yucky, and even my ginger snaps will be affected by the moisture and they wont be good anymore either. how do you keep shmmos lunches good through the day?

boozsha said...

p.s. i will bee looking back frequently for an answer, because i really need to know soon because school starts really soon. :D

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi, Boozsha -- I'm not sure how you are packing your lunch box, but here are a few thoughts:

Are you sealing your containers when there are "wet" foods that could run over? The back container has a lid; other containers can be covered by plastic wrap held on with a rubber band, or with foil.

Are you packing your lunch box in an insulated case with an ice pack? This is essential and keeps your foods fresh and safe until lunch time.

Are you packing things while they are too warm? Hot foods will sweat too much and will make the foods around them too warm. Pack everything cold with an ice pack. (Yes, shmoo eats his potato beetles and cooked veggies cold!) Pack hot foods like soups and stews in an insulated food jar or thermos.

Finally, you could also cover containers with folded paper towels and then with plastic wrap if moisture is still a problem for you.

Hope that helps!

32poems said...

I like the looks of that bento box. What about the plastic? How do you know that the plastic tiffin and the plastic bento box won't cause harm? Eliminating toxic plastics is one of my concerns right now. Thanks for any help you can offer!

Eric said...

Jennifer, can you email me about a project at eric@ananimalfriendlylife.com? Thanks! Eric

Stephanie said...

32poems, I think your question can be answered here, FAQ #11. I hope that helps!

Maria said...

This really doesn't have anything to do with your entry, but I thought you would like looking at this cool food art (I don't think it's vegan, but it sure is inspirational from a design standpoint):

http://www.rabatjoie.com/series/001-petits-plats-japonais.php

meeso said...

Neato...just found your blog and I love it! I'm not vegan or vegetarian but I love to cook like I am a few days a week ;) The lunches you make for your son are awesome! I am going to have to try some of them for my daughter this school year!

pangloss said...

Immaculate Fools. Best british band ever.

deirdre said...

Jennifer,
Do you know of any recipes for vegan margerine? I love earth balance, but tonight --I am in shock--I am OUT! I have always wondered if I could make my own and save money and packaging. Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Deirdre

Jennifershmoo said...

Gee, I've never thought about it! I suppose you could combine palm oil or some other vegetable fat that is solid at room temperature with some liquid oil like canola until you get a consistency you like, then add some vegan butter flavor, like this one:

http://www.naturesflavors.com/product_info.php/cPath/95/products_id/4522

Natural yellow food coloring could be added for color.

It seems like it would be easier to just run to the store, though!! LOL

Actually now that I'm thinking about it, a recipe for homemade margarine might be great for those with soy allergies, who can't use Earth Balance. Let me know if you come up with one!

mrs.cummings said...

Um.. so completely off-topic, but Jennifershmoo, where do you get your ketchup/catsup? (Please say it's not Heinz.) I've noticed in several of your old posts that you serve ketchup/catsup and I know How It All Began has a good ketchup recipe, but if there is a healthy(ish) ready-made ketchup/catsup out there that would be so much easier on me. Any ideas?

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi, Mrs. Cummings -- I use Westbrae:

http://www.westbrae.com/products/condiments.php

I buy the fruit-sweetened kind for shmoo and the unsweetened kind for me (I love to add it to hummus/bean spreads and vegetable dishes.)

deirdre said...

Jennifer,
I am hot at work on this homemade margerine thing... will keep you informed.
--In the meantime --I was wondering if anyone out there is aware of frozen vegan cookie dough in a "tube" that you would cut into individual sized cookies then cook. I see a niche market developing here...Do you think anyone would go for this if it were healthy or not so healthy?

mrs.cummings said...

Thanks, Jennifer!

Amanda said...

I can't figure out how to get the 2 for $30 deal. I click on the link, and I get a paypal window for $22.95 for one. I update the quantity to "2", and it just doubles the price. Help!!

Jennifershmoo said...

The offer expired August 1st.

Steph said...

Jennifer - saw an article in the Birmingham News (AL/USA) about lunch boxes and back-to-school lunch packing that quoted you, and I thought - HEY, I read her BLOG! YER FAMOUS! :)