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A collaboration between BFF's Lisa & Andy - Lisa Food is a collection of delicious GF recipes and incredible conceptual photography! :)
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THE STORY:

No gluten, no eggs, no almonds, no meat - these are the things I am up against when trying to feed my best friend forever: Lisa Predko!  When you are a blessed, healthy, and curious eater like myself (with legit no restrictions) it can be hard not to take pity on those that must do without.  An even larger challenge to the chef of those with complicated dietary needs is  to create and share a meal that you can BOTH enjoy.  Not fake, lesser, versions of the real thing, no separate meals eaten while eyeing the other, better meal - but real food.  LISA FOOD!

Having an ingrained (see: Italian) need to feed the masses and spoil my friends, I have been experimenting with and tweaking these recipes for years.  When I first started to cook for Lisa, it was in the early stages of our friendship - we were different people then and I REALLY didn’t know how to make real food, let alone delicious home made meals!  But I wanted to try and as the time has passed and our friendship has grown, so have these recipes. In my quest to feed my Predko I have hacked / deviated / frankensteined multiple dishes to make gluten free meals that are not just acceptable, but palatable, for my best friend.  Over the years Lisa has encouraged me by not only providing the wine, but being a vocal and voracious eater.  We both had way too much fun making this body of work, and are very proud to share it with EVERYONE!

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8x10 print available as a Reward

THE BOOK:

Lisa Food features 10 custom, gluten free vegetarian* recipes created and tested by Andrea Donadio for Lisa Predko, and includes over 20 gorgeous photos we made just for the book!  All of the recipes are one pot meals, with no more than 20-30 min prep for each dish (depending on how much wine you're drinking!), and can all be easily frozen and saved for a later date!  

We are working with an AMAZING printer to make sure the color & content of each photo is beautifully reproduced and "Predko Perfect".  Lisa Food will measure 7.5” x 10” and have some fun finishing touches that will take this book out of the kitchen and onto your coffee table.  :) :) 

LISA FOOD INCLUDES:

  • Red Lentil Coconut Curry
  • Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
  • 3 Bean Chipotle Chili
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • Tastes Like Chicken Lemon-y Risotto 
  • Tofu Veggie Stir Fry
  • La Famosa Zuppa Italiana di Andy
  • Crispy Spicy Tofu 
  • Snack Dinner
  • The Lisa Special
  • Super Secret Donadio Salad

*all recipes excluding risotto can easily be made vegan

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THE SELL:

Lisa and I have been working for the last 8 months to create a fun and colorful Gluten Free cookbook to share with anyone and everyone.   Lisa Food features recipes I personally developed for Lisa and her gluten free diet,  meant to be enjoyed by those who have dietary restrictions as well as those who don’t!  We loved creating the photographs that illustrate these tasty dishes and can’t wait to make it into a beautiful book to share with you!

 Lisa and I are self-publishing this book and hope you will buy one / contribute to this project to help cover the cost of printing and shipping. Which, by the way, isn’t cheap!!!  So please buy one for yourself! Buy one for your best friend!  Buy one for that one gluten free friend who is STARVING! And of course, the Holidays are coming - it is never too early to start shopping for your loved ones!!! Pretty pretty please, and thank you! :) :)

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Risks and challenges

No risk! Project is mostly done - our only challenge is that we need to raise enough money to print the dang thing!! If we raise more than our goal, we will put it towards making more books - and hopefully to help us start production on Lisa Food vol ii !

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    Recipe Card

    Recipe card with image on front and recipe on back, sent and sealed with a kiss!

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    1 first edition copy of Lisa Food

    1 limited edition copy of Lisa Food! Includes 10 original recipes, and color photographs by amazing artist - Lisa Predko! Comes with PDF copy as well!

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    1 Lisa Food book & 1 signed chef photo

    Get a book with a signed photo of Chef Andy, personalized to each recipient! Includes a PDF copy of Lisa Food as well!

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    1 8x10 color photograph from Lisa Food

    1 first edition 8x10 print, one of four ingredient photos featured on this page

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    15 dollars off the original reward, ONE DAY ONLY!!!!! Happy Cyber Monday :)

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    1 book & 1 print

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    Lisa Food recipe, frozen & delivered

    Either Red Lentil Coconut Curry or Andy Italian, 1 large batch containing approx 8- 10 servings, frozen & labeled in single portions. Delivered in person (for Chicago patrons only). Includes a copy of Lisa Food & PDF!

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    Custom embroidered apron

    Personalized embroidered apron by our friend Peter Frederiksen, who created the apron by chef Andy in the video! Have your silhouette stitched onto a pink apron and use it while making your Lisa Food! Comes with one pink embroidered apron and one copy of Lisa Food. Must provide a profile photograph for this reward. Go to pefrederiksen.com to see some of Peter's incredible art!

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    1 original 8x10 Andy painting

    1 original 8x10 Andy painting of food in watercolor & gouache on paper. Subject to be agreed upon by both artist and patron. Does not include framing. Comes with a copy of Lisa Food & PDF!

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    Dinner Party!!!

    One dinner party for yourself and up to 3 guests, with Lisa and I as hosts. Does not have to be gluten free and can even be a theme (can it please have a theme?!). Includes decorations & 4 copies of Lisa Food w/ PDF. Location to be determined by Lisa and Andy.

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    Andy's Embroidered Apron

    One of a kind apron with shadow portrait of Lisa Predko, embroidered by textile artist Peter Frederiksen. Worn by Andy in promotional video. Also includes a copy of Lisa food & PDF download!

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