Gearing up for June…


Even though the official launch of Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats from Around the World was somewhere around May 1st of this year, it was supposed to hit bookstores in June. And hey, no complaints here! But for the month of June, I had planned a few special things to celebrate my newest collection of recipes, starting with a fun tour de blog with a handful of my absolute favorite plant-based food writers on the interwebs.

June will be jam packed with all kinds of fun (more to come!) and I hope that you have a chance to check out some of these posts on the sites listed below. If you’re not familiar with these fabulous ladies of the net, you should be–especially if you’re into damn good plant-based eats.


Starting with the beginning of the month and onward:


June 3: Geanna Marek of Green Vegan Living. Geanna also has her own kickass gluten-free & vegan bakery up in PDX. Rejoice.


June 4: Amey Matthews. Zine master. Illustrator extraordinaire. She blogs at Vegan Eats and Treats.


June 6: Janae Wise. This woman is like my personal lifestyle hero. She manages her productive (and children filled) life with grace and finesse and still manages to look like she just spent two days at the spa …and the gym. She writes at Bring Joy.


June 11: Amanda Maguire. Ms Pickles and Honey herself. Love her blog. Stylish, sensible, sassy. Her photos and recipes are pretty great too.


June 12: Kittee Berns. THE Cake Maker to the Stars. Also a zine queen, incredible cookster/bakester, and she coined the term “xgfx”.


June 13: Heather Nauta of Healthy Vegan Eating Starts Here. She has dominated the youtube scene for years with her warm and encouraging videos about living a plant-based lifestyle. She also knows how to pilot a plane… gosh love her. I’ll be hanging out with her via google HOA.


June 14: Dreena Burton. If you have hungry vegan kids, Dreena’s got your back. This seasoned cookbook legend is the author of the bestselling tomes: Let Them Eat Vegan, Eat Drink and be Vegan, and Vive le Vegan! Visit her site Plant Powered Kitchen.


June 18: Cara Reed. This gal masterfully turns favorite nostalgic foods of glutinous/pre-vegan yesteryear into actual recipes those of us with food intolerances can enjoy with gusto. Lucky Charms? Girl Scout Cookies? Every Chocolate Candy Imaginable? Check, check, check. And be sure check out her site Fork and Beans while you’re at it.


June 18: Jaime Karpovich. A lady of the screen, Jaime K has her own vegan tv show called Save the Kales, which is named after her adorably witty, stylish, and inspiring blog Save the Kales. Let Jaime’s fashion sense (and plant-based know-how) wow you as she does her vegan thing in front of the camera.


June 19: Nava Atlas. A champion of veganism, Nava has authored over 15 books and also works as visual artist. Check out her incredible work at VegKitchen and Nava Atlas Art.


June 21: Christy Morgan. Christy knows how to be healthy–both by eating right and keeping fit. From teaching classes, to training for a bodybuilding competition, to running her own health and wellness program, to authoring a fabulous cookbook, ‘Blissful Bites’, she’s what you would call “well rounded”. She’ll be featuring a recipe and interview with me on her site Wellness Reboot.


June 24: JL Fields. Inspiring and fun! vegan coach, JL tells it like it is. Mentor to many and about to launch her first book, ‘Vegan For Her’, co-authored with Ginny Messina. Find her recipes and other musings at JL Goes Vegan.


June 25: Whitney Lauritsen. This lady is not only just a gorgeous face (her modeling pics are pretty darn fab), she is also wicked smart, a great guru for eco-friendly living and hella good at filmmaking. I’m super excited to be chatting it up with the Eco Vegan Gal on this date via Google Hangout. Join us?


June 26: Ricki Heller. Ricki is the diva of candida free living! If you’re craving classic comfort food (and even some haute cuisine), but you can’t eat sugar, wheat, or a number of other common foods, Ricki is your gal. Find her writing, recipes (and her girls) at Diet Dessert and Dogs.


June 27: Amber Shea Crawley. Amber has made waves in the vegan movement with her two books, Practically Raw and Practically Raw Desserts. Drool over her amazingly healthy–but decadent–eats at Chef Amber Shea.


June 30: Lydia Grossov. Lydia is one of the founding members of From A to Vegan: a fantastic foursome (made up of the super kind Lydia, Chris, James and Mauro) who interview folks about being vegan and eating great vegan food. Check out their fun collaboration From A to Vegan here.

I’m so excited to be working with these lovelies over the course of June. And, so you don’t miss anything I’ll be posting reminders about each of these posts from the glorious gals, here and on Facebook and Twitter… so stay tuned!

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9 Responses to Gearing up for June…

  1. Christy says:

    This is just too exciting! What an AMAZING group of people!!

  2. Amanda says:

    I’m so excited to be a part of your “tour de blog” and to cook my way through your beautiful new book! :) You have such an amazing group of bloggers lined up. I can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!

  3. Vegyogini says:

    Wow, that is an ALL-STAR line-up of bloggers singing your new book’s praises! Congratulations on the upcoming official launch and for this stellar blog tour. Can’t wait to get my hands on my own copy. xoxo

  4. Ricki says:

    I’ve been cooking up a storm from the book in preparation for this event and LOVING it! Can’t wait to share with you and our readers! :)

  5. JL says:

    I am so honored to be a part of this launch for your beautiful new book!

  6. allyson says:

    thanks, Nicole! They are incredible. Every single one of them. I’m feel extremely fortunate to have them be a part of this with me. :)


  7. Nicole says:

    Wow, what an incredible group of gals! I can’t wait to read their posts and to celebrate the launch of your new book!