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Lisa Edelstein Birthday Cookbook

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For those that missed it on tumblr/twitter/LJ - here are the gift details:

Lisa LOVES cookbooks. I’ll be compiling vegetarian/vegan recipes from her fans all around the world and having them published into a book.

It WILL get to the Huddy Queen :) I have "her people's" address.

So dig into your family cookbooks or browse around online and find your favorite recipe. Make sure to include your name and country. For US residents, I’d love to include states for all those comfortable with it.

Here is our current participant tally (please note that this is a tally of just the emails - if more than one person contributed to the same recipe or one person sent more than one, I didn't include that in these numbers - but will in the book itself)

Argentina - 1
Belarus - 1
Belgium - 3
Brazil - 4
Bulgaria - 2
Canada - 1
France - 6
Germany - 1
Hungary - 1
Philippines - 1
Poland - 2
Portugal - 1
Spain - 1
USA - 9
Unknown :) - 1

This is a GREAT start but still leaves alot of countries unaccounted for :) Let's really show Lisa how wide spread her fanbase is!

For those still trying to figure out a recipe, here's the most I've found on Lisa's dietary lines:

"I do eat dairy a bit. I’m not a perfect vegan by any stretch of the imagination, but I am vegetarian. Politically, I agree with veganism. I mean, nobody dies making milk, but the dairy industry has some very cruel practices. Trying to minimize the amount of cruelty you participate in, I think, is healthy for anybody to do. And it doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. But I think making the effort makes a difference. Making different choices, even a couple of days a week, makes a difference."

So please don't let it stop you from participating. She may not make all the dishes in the book, but I think seeing how many people contributed would be touching. And she can alter dishes if need be. As cliche as it sounds..its the thought that counts :-) And it can be entree, appetizer, snack food, dessert, etc.

As for photos, these aren't mandatory by any means. Just want to ensure everyone knows they're an option. So far, this is my fave (edited to hide identity) possible.http://twitpic.com/4kravn . While personal photos are accepted, I'd love for them to be cooking related (to better work with the theme of the book). Most people have sent in photos of their food...them with their food or them just having fun in the kitchen. These are going to look great in the book! If you're sending a photo - please send it as a separate jpg file so I can resize & crop if needed.

There is still time to get me your info. Send your recipes/photos to daphne.saxton@gmail.com by April 15th. This will give me time to create the book, have it printed and mail it to California. Please include ‘cookbook’ ‘Lisa’s B-day’ or something like that in the subject line. If you want to participate but can't meet tomorrow's deadline, please send me an email to let me know. I want this to be as amazing as possible for the Huddy Queen & include as many fans as possible. But I need to know to wait for you and I need to know how many pages it will be so I can find the right printing company to meet the book's needs.

Also, please check your email the weekend of April 23rd. I will send confirmations to everyone that I have gotten recipes from that I have put them in the book. If you have sent me something, but don’t get a confirmation message, please let me know. I don’t want to leave anyone out.

If you have any questions please let me know - On twitter @LisaEHuddyfan or via email Daphne.Saxton@gmail.com (this is also my paypal address for those wanting to help pay for the project).

I have no clue what the final product is going to run me. The more donations I have, the more upgrades I'll be able to do though. My tentative plan is that if I get more donations than the total cost of the gift, I'll donate the balance to one of Lisa's favorite charities and let her know that its a second gift from her fans. If you make a donation and are not ok with this, please let me know so I can refund your money if we have more than needed.

Please spread the word to as many Lisa E fans in as many countries as you can.

Thank you guys for the support on this project! It was an idea that I'd been tossing around in my head for a little while. I'd BRIEFLY tried the vegan diet & found a few very yummy recipes that I thought Lisa would love. So, I'd been thinking about doing a fan cookbook for her, but didn't know that I'd have many other contributions, so I kept putting it off. But I got a DM from @AlienMarnic suggesting it for a birthday gift..and that was all the incentive I needed. The rest is history :-) Thanks for pushing me!
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