Holy Sheet! It’s a Book Release!

From pandemic pet project to printed and published, it’s been quite a journey bringing my ninth cookbook into the world. Born at a time when life came to a screeching halt, when the very future of cookbooks in general was in jeopardy, it seemed like the absolute stupidest thing to pursue.

Between supply chain issues, shortages, and grocery delivery mishaps, I couldn’t even count on having adequate ingredients to follow a simple recipe, let alone develop another hundred of my own. Let’s not forget that dinner parties were off the table, so there was little need for large format meals generally set to feed anywhere from 6 – 12 at a time.

The Everyday Vegan Cheat Sheet: A Plant-Based Guide to One-Pan Wonders

Still, I persisted. Not out of optimism that things would get better or some greater vision of the future, but for a lack of it. In a time of unprecedented tragedies one after another, this was all I knew how to do, the only thing that provided any modicum of comfort. By cooking, crafting photos, creating my own narrative, I could escape that reality just outside my kitchen door.

Chickpea Pan Pie

The Everyday Vegan Cheat Sheet is a genuine pandemic baby, venturing forth into the wilderness of civilization for the first time with wide eyes. For all the delays, near misses, gambles, and standard publishing frustrations, I think the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Now that we’re gathering together again to break bread, these are the recipes I subconsciously created as a victory lap. This book could only exist in this particular moment.

Low-Country Broil

Getting down to the brass tacks here, The Everyday Vegan Cheat Sheet is a down to earth guide for turning out complete plant-based meals using a standard, no-frills sheet pan. Blending nostalgia with a taste for adventure, wholesome ingredients with indulgent flavors, easy prep with stunning results, it’s everything I craved but couldn’t otherwise find. Veganism is finally taking off as a mainstream movement and sheet pan cooking is all the rage, but why had no one combined the two yet? I took that personally.

Nacho Mamma Loaded Tortilla Chips

Thank you for everyone that made this possible. Book #9 is every bit as incredible as book #1, given the particularly volatile nature of the publishing industry these days. Who knows if this will indeed be the last, but even so, I’m proud of everything inside these pages. I hope they can bring comfort and joy to your table, too.

12 thoughts on “Holy Sheet! It’s a Book Release!

  1. congratulations on the new book. Have you ever considered doing a book for those of us with smaller households? (i.e. 1-2 people) i know as a vegan i struggle with most of the available being tailored for a larger number of servings. Being just 1 person, I don’t want to eat the same meal for 4-6 days. I would imagine that there are others like me out there.

    1. I feel you! I don’t have any plans at the moment, and keep threatening that this will be my last book, but I’ll certainly keep it in mind.

  2. Wow Hannah! You have come so far. I’m so proud of you. But you know, now you’re just one away from double digits :) This cookbook looks amazing, and I love the topic! I’m a baker first, so I love making meals in the oven!

    1. You’re too kind! I hope it does make it onto wish lists this season. Still plenty of time to plan!

  3. Congratulations once again, Hannah. You really overcame the obstacles this time and in a big and tasty way, I’m sure. I’m definitely interested in this one too.

    1. Thank you so much! It’s always something; I’d really like to think I got the worst out of the way early on for this round!

    1. You’re too kind! I certainly don’t feel so young anymore, but I’m definitely lucky that I started early. Thank you!

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