Matti and I spent one day in Bari, Italy since we had to take the Ferry out from there to Patras and then take a bus from Patras to Athens. While relaxing in our Hostel in Bari we met another traveling couple, Sven and Manuela from Germany, that mentioned they were also going to Athens. Since they were taking the same Ferry to Athens we traded numbers, and decided to go on a walking tour with them the next day. Also as a quick warning, you will see more than one greek salad in posts about Greece and I’m unashamed of that.
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Before I get started I just want to let everyone know (and mainly because I’m somewhat proud of myself for finally ending the procrastination cycle) that I’ve moved my email newsletter to a beautiful and much more functional format that everyone can read and you can subscribe here. I highly urge you to subscribe because if you do then you’ll not only get instant updates from my blog but you will automatically be entered in subscriber exclusive contests, deals, etc. If you’re already subscribed, don’t worry, I moved all of my old subscribers over to this new format.
I’ve finally completed my “actual” book tour. I was able to venture back to my birthplace Los Angeles and visited San Francisco for the first time. I am so thankful for the turn outs at both Book Passage and Pages: A Bookstore. So a huge thank you goes out to the store owners and people who came out. But enough of the updates lets cut to the chase and get to what you’re likely here for:
I hope everyone didn’t think my book tour was over yet. I’m just going to pretend that I didn’t flail my arms in a bout of anxiety trying to contact some last second locations for the tour. I’ll be in California at 2 different locations. On the 19th at 12:30 pm I’ll be in San Francisco at Book Passage at The Ferry Building for a book signing, and on the 25th I’ll be at Pages A book store at 7:00pm with Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut for a dual book signing. I’m ecstatic that I get to come back to California, the place where I was born. So many memories, friends, and family, and last but not least you guys! Hope to see everyone there!
If you want to know more info about the tour go to my book tour page or click here. And if you’re in the area and are planning on attending please don’t hesitate to share the event with your friends or family members who might be interested as well.
I was going to have this post be homemade chocolate milk but this couldn’t wait so I postponed that to next week (sorry for those of you who were waiting, it will be posted after this post, I pinky promise). I was so anxious to get this out that I’m spontaneously writing this the night before my high school graduation, meaning I will be graduating today. There is a lot of noise about gluten-free, Paleo, etc. still going around. And you know what? I’m pretty sick of it. I’m sick of the labeling and I’m sick of the constant biting of each other’s heads off. I don’t want to read an article that frequently uses big words to make their point seem more valid yet it’s ballooned with strong opinions from people fighting for their own biased interests. The point is eat whatever you please.
Since my cookbook released it has been quite hectic lately. In both a good and bad way, I never knew I could be this busy at 18 years old! Nonetheless It’s a completely surreal experience especially with me going on my book tour now! I’m starting this saturday so come see me March 22nd. I’ll be at Corner Table for a signing so be sure to check out the Eventbrite page to RSVP for that!
In addition to all of these wonderful things happening I’ve also had some people blogging and giving me praise for my book already and I’m humbled by the response so far. By the way, if you have gotten a book from me I would really be grateful if you could leave me a review on Amazon letting me know what you think because reviews within the first week is critical to how the book does and I want to see what everyone is thinking. Anyway, without any more side tracks, here are some of the different posts and reviews of my book so far.
So I just recently had the release party for my cookbook and it was a total blast , even though the weather had us make some last second venue changes. Now, just because the release party is over with doesn’t mean that’s the end of the fun, in fact it’s only just beginning. I’m now going on a book tour thanks to all of the wonderfully generous people who contributed to the Indiegogo campaign I put up (thank you guys so much!!!). I’ll be starting the tour off in Texas in various cities such as Houston, Austin and Dallas. I’ll also be touring, the East Coast, and cities in California.
I know that this is a fraction of this country but I’m also planning on touring areas such as Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Illinois. Who knows, in the future I may even stop by Canada or Australia!
So my cookbook’s release is almost here, in fact it’s only 6 more days from today! Before I get to my explanation I also wanted to say that I will be having a book release party just outside of Houston Texas and you can get Tickets for it NOW on the Eventbrite page here. Anyway, I’m so ecstatic about it that I cannot contain myself and felt the need to do a series of giveaways leading up to it’s release day on March 11th, 2014 to celebrate.
Starting today there will be a new giveaway every day for 5 days up until March 10th, exactly 1 day from my cookbooks release. Anyone living in the US may participate but some of these prizes cannot ship outside of the US. In order to enter simply choose the giveaway you want to enter in below.
Note: You can enter all of these giveaways, they will all become available to enter in as the days progress and will all end at the same time.
Click the one you want to enter in below:
So as some of you may have seen, I recently uploaded a promo video for my cookbook The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook. First off, I simply cannot thank you guys enough for you endless support. I’m absolutely floored by the heartwarming responses I’ve gotten to the video. Because I got such a wonderful response on that I decided that I would share my reasoning behind writing my book if you didn’t know already. While I was going to write up a post about it, I thought that showing the video actually does a much better job of explaining exactly why I wrote my cookbook than a wall of text.
So may or may not have seen my posts on my social media then I’ve got something super exciting to share with you guys. So excited I had to make a post out of it to capture the moment. I also decided to share a recipe from the book at the bottom of this post just in time for last minute Valentines Day Baking. Anyway, my cookbook The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook arrived at my doorstep on Wednesday afternoon. I wasn’t having the best morning that day but then received the email from my publisher saying that it would be there that day in the middle of class. At that point literally nothing could have ruined my day.
Literally nothing actually, I even got rear ended at a stop sign on the way back home from Cross Fit but I was unaffected to full of excitement to be upset. I simply took the guys info down, and rushed home to eat and look at my finished baby. Because yes, it’s absolutely like a baby to me.
I’ve been on an asian food kick lately. I don’t know what it is but I’ve just been craving asian food like a pregnant woman craves ice cream and pickles. In fact the pregnant lady joke is completely relevant in my mind since my cookbook is soon to be birthed so maybe that’s all a part of the process. I’m actually supposed to get my early copy and review copies this february, so I’m ecstatic about that. Also you should expect a bibimbap to accompany this recipe later this week because I served this with it. I just decided to make the chili garlic sauce a separate recipe because it deserves it’s own post because it’s a special condiment to me.
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