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News to Share! 365 Smoothies..

I am feeling ecstatic that I have a bit of happy news to share with you all! Read ahead to hear about my exciting new adventure!

In this moment I am elated. Energized. Giddy. Here is why..

It all happened so fast, but long story short, I am super excited to announce that I am working on a cookbook! Well, a vegan smoothie book actually. I know, my favorite subject, right?!

..But this is not just any smoothie book. It is a total wellness guide. I can't give away too many hints about the project yet, but lets just say it will bring you 365 days of delicious, wellness-infused vegan smoothies. Yes, a different smoothie for every day of the year. I'll be creating a rainbow of brand new smoothie recipes for this book!

My Vitamix is going to get a workout as I create and craft all these new recipes! (And yes, I'm shooting the photos for the book as well. yay!)

As you guys know, I love smoothies and post them frequently. And so this book is a perfect fit for me.

I can't wait to share these NEW recipes with you all!

And yes, I will be sticking a small handful of blog-posted favorites in the book. Like my watermelon frosty - recipe..


Avery. My book proposal sold to Avery, an imprint of Penguin Group. I have been a huge fan of Avery's wellness books (and Penguin in general) for years now - so joining with them on this project is a dream come true.

Avery has published some fantastic cooking and wellness titles like Sticky Fingers' Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes by Doron Petersan - founder of the Washington DC-based, award-winning vegan bakery Sticky Fingers. Gorgeous photos and amazing recipes in Doron's book. I frequented Sticky Fingers Bakery more than a few times when I lived in Wash DC - and I adore their yummies - the vegan sticky buns - swoon. Doron is a 2x winner on Food Network's Cupcake Wars.

Avery is also publishing the highly anticipated new vegan memoir/cookbook (includes recipes!) by the amazing Robin Quivers, of The Howard Stern Show. Ecorazzi Report. And VegNews.

Another title I have been a fan of for many years (it is now in its fifth edition!) is Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch. It is the nation's #1 bestselling guide to natural remedies. The new fifth edition incorporates the most recent information on a variety of alternative healing and preventive therapies and unveils new science on vitamins, supplements, and herbs.

I am so energized to begin this journey and hope you guys are ready for some amazing vegan smoothies next year! (I know, I know so long to wait! But anticipation is half the fun, right?)

Big thanks to my uber-talented agent Holly of Hollan Publishing, who I am so grateful to have met.

HHL rolls on. Yes I will still be blogging my little heart out here on HHL - and editing my other site FindingVegan.com - and posting for Babble.com's FamilyKitchen. Wow, I'm going to have a very busy few months!!

Good thing I will have plenty of smoothie taste testing to keep me energized.

Estimated publish date is spring/summer 2013.

soy banana-berry - recipe..


About Avery from their site: an imprint focusing on health, wellness, fitness, psychology, and popular science, is best known for publishing cutting-edge, but accessible books from the top experts in their fields.

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I wrote this entry the evening my book deal was finalized..

Reflection on this Moment. I'm drenched in a happy glow on this blustery Friday night - capping off an adventurous work week. The pouring rain that had been crashing against my window all afternoon, shaking the trees and sturdy palm leaves, has finally cleared away.

Outside, shiny puddles of rain linger on the porch. Silver globe dew drops mingle with bright green grass - exposed chocolate patches of muddy soil happily soak up the needed moisture.

Chalky cream clouds hover and melt as a setting sun casts a brassy beam of white and pink light over the hills, bouncing off of raindrop-speckled glass windows and tall metal buildings. The leftover drops look like tiny disco-balls, with glinting faint rainbows curled up in each bead of water. Soon, the sky will fade to a dusty blue and everything will be calm, quiet and sleepy.

And all I can do is savor this moment.

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The Avery books I mentioned above..
Sticky Fingers Sweets!
Prescription for Nutritional Healing.

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