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Food That Works is a cookbook for busy people, with jobs. It organizes your fridge so healthy meals are available on the fly Mon.- Fri.
Food That Works is a cookbook for busy people. It organizes your fridge so healthy homemade meals are available on the fly Mon.- Fri.
Food That Works is a cookbook for busy people. It organizes your fridge so healthy homemade meals are available on the fly Mon.- Fri.
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Imagine Food That Works as an App or an eBook! So any time you roll up to the store, you can have a meal plan in-yo-hand! BOO-YA

I have done my research.  If we can fund it, I WILL BUILD IT.

Please continue to spread the word about Food That Works!

Eat Like A Boss
Eat Like A Boss

FOOD THAT WORKS: Real Meals that Survive the 9 to 5.  

I am raising money for a 2015 Book Tour to sell Food That Works cookbook, face-to-face, to hard-working Americans, nationwide!

I have already invested all my personal savings into the production of this book, which paid for several rounds of testing, a photographer, and two very talented teams of cookbook editors, and book designers.

I am proud to announce that I will be self-publishing Food That Works in 2015!  Now, I need your help to raise a minimum of $6,500 to get this book the publicity it deserves.  Food That Works is a 200 page, 7.5" x 9.2" cookbook, matte cover, matte interior, full color, with photographs, illustrations and funky collage elements, being published with Ingram Spark.

    What this book does:

    • Eases you into eating more meals from home and fewer meals out.
    • Encourages you to read ingredient labels and compare brands to select the best quality ingredients with the least amount of processing and additives.
    • Provides you with a plan for the week so you don’t have to think.
    • Offers you healthy recipes for the meals you already know and love (burgers, tacos, chili, BBQ chicken). 
    • Gets fresh whole foods into your busy life by turning your fridge into the ultimate grab-n-go!
    • Teaches you the art of crossover ingredients so NOTHING GETS WASTED.  Learn more at foodthatworks.info
Now that's a sexy fridge!
Now that's a sexy fridge!

Risks and challenges

WHY: I am asking for your support to help me with the most important phase of this massive book project which is the marketing and promotion. With your generous backing I will be able to get this book out and into the hands of the people who need it most, the hungry, busy, hard working American 9-to-5'ers, like yourself!

RISK: The only risk I see is the possibility of a slight push in schedule meeting the publication deadline of Spring 2015. As with any book, there is always potential for hiccups in the final stages of production. But the money is down people, there is no going back, this book is being born in 2015! I have an amazing crew of editors and designers on my team and I am confident that together we will churn out a fabulous book.

CHALLENGE: The challenges I foresee on this book tour is that I am one person, trying to coordinate a lot of moving parts; booking events, travel arrangements, corporate office wellness seminars, radio and TV time, interviews, book signings, college presentations and grocery store tours. (Oh? You thought a book tour sounded like a vacation?!) But with your backing, I will no longer feel like one person, I will feel like MANY! Hip-Hip-HOORAY! And for this, I will keep my backers posted via social media and written postcards. So you can share in the serendipitous events that unfold along the way and witness what you have helped me to accomplish! For those of you who know me, you know how dedicated I am to this project. For those of you who don't know me yet, well, just trust, that when I say I am going to do something, I DO IT. "Pain & Glory!"

PLAN: The plan is to travel for 2 months straight on a minimalist budget, hitting as many cities as possible. In these cities I will do demos and presentations at offices regarding workplace wellness and explain the Food That Works concept. Fortunately, I am a well-seasoned, thrifty gypsy traveler, which I attribute to several solo stints living abroad and intentionally running a minimalist lifestyle. I am great with money and I will supplement your donations by staying with friends as much as possible, eating from my "Purse Kitchen," and using my large amount of JetBlue points that I have been squirreling away for this very occasion. eep ep eppp. But the amount of money we raise will determine the amount of cities I can visit, the amount of visibility I get and the amount of advertising I can do.

YOUR $$$: Your funds will be used primarily for food, rental cars, gas, some air fare, some hotels, shipping expenses to deliver books to the location I am visiting, promotional items like magnets, stickers, flyers, business cards, and marketing fees for radio, TV, adds in local papers, etc. Luckily, I have amazing connections lined-up nationwide to help me accomplish these tasks.

MY DREAMS: Beyond helping me promote my book on this tour, your support is helping me launch a career in workplace wellness. Using my experience as a wellness coach I want to help professionals organize their thoughts, create balance in their lives and achieve their wellness goals. Your dollars can change the path of my life and I well with tears of joy to think you would be willing to be a part of that. Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance for your unwavering support. You have helped me get this far, NOW, LET'S DO THIS! Eeeeeiiiiiii

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    Better check yo mailbox! You are getting a Food That Works vinyl sticker and hand written thank you! Also a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page. (To my $10 Backers, you are getting this too!)

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    A special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page. And I will be eternally grateful for your donation!

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    A Postcard from the Road! Receive a personalized postcard with an update from the book tour that you helped make possible! Everyone loves a lil' snail mail! And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page.

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    A Food That Works magnet, 3.5" x 3.5"

    Two sneak-peak printed recipes from the Food That Works Cookbook. Mmm!

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    COOKBOOK PRE-ORDER: One (1) First-Edition copy of Food That Works cookbook! Delivered to your door. And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page.

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    3 (16 oz.) Jars of Backyard Brine Pickles shipped to your door! Backyard Brine is a Long Island based Artisan Pickle Company. (psst. -New Yorkers are SeRiOus about pickles!) BYB Pickles are hand packed in small batches using fresh, all natural and local ingredients. These pickles are blowing up. The secret is out, so get yours! (6 types to choose from savory dills or sweet bread and butters. Your order will be taken for 3 jars). And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page.

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    COOKBOOK PRE-ORDER: One (1) First-Edition copy of Food That Works! Delivered to your door. YES! A Food That Works magnet, 3.5" x 3.5" A Postcard from the Road on the 2015 book tour! And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page.

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    A one-of-a-kind Carrie Sew Fancy vintage apron, handmade for this Kickstarter by fashion designer Carrie Brezzo! Similar to the one I am wearing in my video. (One size fits all) One (1) SIGNED copy of Food That Works cookbook! Eeeeiii
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    BONUS GIFT! People keep asking for more vintage aprons so I commissioned more to be made! This gift includes: One (1) Carrie Sew Fancy apron, handmade for this Kickstarter by fashion designer Carrie Brezzo! (One size fits all) One (1) SIGNED copy of Food That Works cookbook! PLUS a set of funky pot holders, sewn by me!
    A Food That Works magnet, 3.5" x 3.5" and a Food That Works sticker. And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page. Get em' while they're hot!

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    The Whole Kit and Caboodle! A one-of-a-kind Carrie Sew Fancy vintage apron, handmade for this Kickstarter by fashion designer Carrie Brezzo! Similar to the one I am wearing in my video. (One size fits all) One (1) SIGNED copy of Food That Works cookbook! Eeeiiiii A Food That Works Gift Package chalk full of surprises and specialty handmade items from me to you. <3 A Postcard from the Road on the 2015 book tour! And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page. ahhem, fellas, your lady would melt if you gave her this unique, thoughtful gift. ;) Just sayin'...

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    Dinner PaRTAy for four! **This gift is available only to residents in Mid-Coast Maine** Call up your friends, because I will personally come serve dinner for you and three guests, recipes you choose from the Food That Works Cookbook! How FUN?!?!!?! (clapping hands) I will also provide 4 SIGNED copies of Food That Works Cookbook and four Food That Works magnets, 3.5" x 3.5" for you and your guests. And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page.

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    Add YOUR city and company to the Book Tour! That's right, I will visit YOUR office as part of my 2015 Book Tour. I will present strategies for shopping and prepping real meals that survive the 9 to 5 by hosting an entertaining 1 hour lunch demonstration wellness seminar at your place of employment. Lunch for the event is to be organized & paid for by the company. I will provide promotional items, I will have books for sale and will be available for Q&A and book signing afterwards. Time to spice up your cubical. Tell HR you need this! (Tour dates can range from June 2015 - December 2015. Contact me to schedule the event) And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page.

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    Elite Backer Status! YOUR NAME or COMPANY NAME will be published in Food That Works, on the front credits page with special recognition as an Elite Backer! Plus you will receive 10 signed copies, personalized to the recipients of your choice. The 10 signed copies will be mailed to one designated address. And 10 Food That Works magnets and 10 stickers. (Makes great holiday office gifts, your co-workers will love you!) And a special shout out to YOU on the foodthatworks.info website Thank You page.

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