Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mars Will Be Vegan!

An article in the August 14 Washington Post explains how scientists at the Johnson Space Center are developing meatless and dairy-free meals to feed astronauts on a two-year mission to Mars in 2030.

Lockheed Martin scientist Maya Cooper and NASA project manager Michele Perchonok are trying to solve a number of problems: Enough food for 24 months; light in weight; food that astronauts can prepare themselves (dehydrated food works for short-term but too much of it would be boring for two years--oh, yeah!)

The AP article states:

“…Cooper’s team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available. It isn’t possible to preserve those products long enough to take to Mars–and bringing a cow on the mission is not an option…”

Hmm.  Maybe we should send a few copies of Vegan Unplugged to NASA to help with their menu-planning!  I think the Almost-Instant Black Bean Chili and Ginger-Walnut Rum Balls would be a big hit on Mars!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cookbook Giveaway Winners!

 A huge thank you to everyone who entered the Vegan Heritage Press Cookbook Giveaway!  Three winners have been chosen at random.  They are:
  • In2Insight -- you have won a copy of The Blooming Platter Cookbook 
  • Kittee Berns -- you have won a copy of World Vegan Feast
  • Katherine DeBello -- you have won a copy of Vegan Unplugged
 Congratulations to the winners!! 

Winners: please e-mail me with your mailing address and we'll get your book right out to you.  If we don't hear from you within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Thanks again to everyone for your interest in the Vegan Heritage Press cookbooks.  Stay tuned to this blog for more exciting announcements, contests, and other news in the coming months!