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Let’s Get Ready To CR-umble!

The results of our informal poll are in:

What’s your level of interest?
I would contribute 9
I would purchase 13
Neither 3

Maximum calories per serving?
unlimited 3
500 5
400 3
300 8
200 3

Should it be RAW?
Yes 8
No 13

Should it be soy free?
Yes 5
No 15

Should it be gluten free?
Yes 12
No 10

So, let’s see… How to interpret? :)

First of all, the aye’s have it. Our little collective is eager for this to come to fruition! And although there is a camel hump in the calorie limit picture, I think we owe it to those seeking the high nutrient to calorie ratios of CRON to serve as an example. Incidentally, the recipes in the first edition easily meet this goal, so I know it’s possible:

The other clear winner was soy.

Now, for the tough ones. This is where I reveal I didn’t vote yet, in case I needed to break a tie. ;) And a tie we certainly have on the gluten-free question. Here are my thoughts.

This was a weird one. Early on, “Yes” was the definitive leader. This made me happy, as both myself and VDL are gluten free. Then, suddenly, toward the end, the “No” votes shot up into a dead heat. My plea is that we do make it GF. Many people are plain ‘ole allergic or otherwise reactive to the stuff. They want to know how to obtain adequate protein intake on vegan CRON without resorting to seitan (once a favorite of mine for this purpose). Surely baked goods aren’t the issue here, right?

The raw vote is pretty close as well. Of course, you know in which direction I’m inclined. Maybe we can toss this one about more?

Also, I realize I forgot to ask about low fat or sodium. I think I just assumed, since that’s how it’s done around these parts. If you need any help converting a recipe, just let me know.

In the meantime, I am now accepting submissions. Please send your favorite vegan CR-friendly recipes to cron-recipes at vegandonelight dot com. If you’d like to include a bio, your story, your website, pictures (of the food and/or you), etc., that would be great too! If you have the numbers, go ahead and submit those as well. Otherwise, don’t worry, I’ll crunch them.

(As an aside, I recently negotiated a special coupon for my readers for 10% off their orders at Old Will Knott Scales. Simply enter the code VEGANDONELIGHT at checkout. They even made a personalized image for us, over there in the right margin. Sweet!)

4 Responses to “Let’s Get Ready To CR-umble!”

  1. Andrew Barksdale says:

    I misread the no gluten.Should have voted yes.Low fat,low salt.That’s a no brainer.Thanks for the discount,I ordered a couple of scales.Vegandonelight?I suppose you could do vegan heavy but you would have to work at it.I’m not vegan but have no problems with eating vegan meals.My maternal grandmother was Seventh Day Adventist.Though my mother didn’t follow the religion,she had more nutritional sense than was common in the 60′s and 70′s.We ate meat but in moderation.Kimchi.Interesting choice of a word.


  2. Courtney says:

    Hi Erin

    I just bit the bullet and bought your cookbook–I am excited to try all of the recipes! I have been debating it since you first posted about it, and I cannot wait to read through it and get cooking!


  3. Erin says:

    Thanks, Courtney! If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the email address on your receipt.

  4. Erin says:

    Andy, sorry for the delay in getting your comment posted. I don’t really moderate, it just got trapped in the spam filter for some reason, and I only noticed it now.

    I’m glad you were able to make use of the discount!

    Regarding vegan being automatically light, it actually seems to be the exception these days. For example, recently Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World was all the rage. There were new blogs sprouting up daily as people worked their way through the book. Pretty pictures though. :)

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