Thursday, September 26, 2013

All about the E-Book.. feedback needed please!


So, I need your input.  You can either comment here or on my Facebook page..

As most of you know, I was going to be releasing an E-Book, but my recovery from foot surgery has been difficult and emotional and I almost took down my blog/facebook for good.

I am feeling much better emotionally and beginning to feel like I can actually stand long enough to do some cooking, so I figured I'd finish testing the recipes for the book...

...but when I look back at the recipes, I am not inspired.  I think part of it is that the season has changed, and I want to focus on hearty soups. stews and one pot meals...  I always do this time of year, but the other issue is that I am looking at a lot of the recipes, and pictures of the food and it just reminds me of being in pain and feeling out of control with my foot issue.  I have been struggling so much the last almost YEAR really with health issues. Before my foot surgery, I was very ill with C - Diff for months and ended up having a surgery in March...  and even though the food and recipes I have created since January are awesome, I look back on them and remember how I was too sick to even eat the awesome Mole, or how I was in so much pain standing while cooking..  and I just feel like I can't use those recipes.

So.. I am thinking of starting fresh.  A whole foods, vegan (or with vegan options) book with 50 recipes that are mostly one pot meals based on legumes, veggies and whole grains.  It would be very similar to what I've been doing, but with a focus on making things a little easier and simplifying ingredients a bit.

HERE is the link to my Pinterest page with the recipes that were going in the old E-book.. there are definitely SOME in there that I will put in the new book like my Lebanese Eggplant Moussaka with Millet - Lentil Tabouli:


and Moroccan Cabbage Rolls with Lentils and Mint, and Roasted Red Pepper Harissa Sauce


... frankly, I can't do something if I don't feel passionate and excited about it and I really DO want to put my e-book out... but I want it to be MY BABY... and something I feel so happy about..

... so, If YOU are planning on buying my E-book and have your heart set on a recipe I was going to include, could you please let me know which one, so I can include it?

To see the original dishes that were included, please click HERE.

... thanks for bearing with me and the support...

-Melody

24 comments:

  1. i will probably be buying your ebook no matter what! and i just followed you Pinterest page.

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  2. oops, *your* Pinterest Page. and this is Erica from Sheseescolor.wordpress.com, by the way :)

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  3. Melly, I think that you are extremely talented and wonderful. Why not do both? sell the ebook with the original recipes and then start a new one with the new recipes. Don't let the bad painful time rob you of your accomplishments. Let it work for you. You earned good things from getting past that time so let those recipes earn you some leverage in the publishing of your first book. use that time for the good of your now and your future. Best Wishes.

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  4. Well, everything ;). But especially Lebanese Moussaka and Moroccan Cabbage Rolls with Lentils and Millet. Those seem nice for the fall.

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  5. Hmm, everything looks amazing. But I would probably say the Ethiopian Tofu, Okra, Cabbage and Tomatoes. :)

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  6. I've been so impressed with everything you've posted that I plan to buy one, regardless of which direction you go. A whole-foods approach is especially appealing, though!

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  7. I wish you'd include ALL of those recipes because everything looks so amazing. But if we must pick faves, I'd say buffalo tofu, ethiopian tofu, TVP breakfast sausage, seitan chicken, and cheesy broccoli soup!!

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  8. I say get the book out. Then get another book out.

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  9. I'm in agreement with the people who said they'd like you to publish the e-book with the recipes listed and then start on a second one. Those recipes are too good to leave behind! If some still need testing perhaps some of us could volunteer to test them for you so you still get to move forward and we still get the recipes.

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  10. Wow! These dishes look fabulous! I hope you go ahead and publish the recipes.

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  11. I think you should do what is healing for you right now. If putting these recipes aside and creating new is what works for you right now, I'm sure you'll come up with something delicious. Likely with time, you will be able to revisit more of these recipes and get them out to us then.

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  12. Yum! I am now following your board on Pinterest. Everything looks great! Sorry the original boom won't get published. I know you spent a lot of work on it. Maybe next time..would love to have those recipes. So choosing for cool months and hearty foods, I'd like to see the Baked Beans recipe, Stove Top Oatmeal and the Cheesy Broccoli Soup. Can't wait for the recipes! :)

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  13. Lime slaw and tvp sausages both sound amazing!

    Courtney

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  14. I like the one pot meals idea soups and stews idea! Its that time of year, we just had our first hard frost last night!

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  15. They all look delicious as usual!!!

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  16. They all look delicious as usual!!!

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