Over the next few days, Hurricane Irene will come charging up the East Coast.  After the recent earthquake, she must have thought she’d be welcome here.
Well, she’s not.  But since she has her mind made up, I wanted to remind everyone about a book I wrote (and publish through my company Vegan Heritage Press) that can help anyone through days and weeks without electrical power.
The book is Vegan Unplugged: A Pantry Cuisine Cookbook and Emergency Guide, and it’s become a treasured little book to those who use it, hurricane nor not.  The book offers 80 recipes by someone who works upstairs, Robin Robertson.  These amazingly delicious recipes are all made from unrefrigerated pantry ingredients, mostly using one pan, and in under 15 minutes.  Make Black Bean Chili, Pan-Fired Blueberry Cobbler, Samosadillas, Quick Bean Burritos, Moroccan-Spiced Vegetable Stew, and many more.  (These samosadillas are one of my favorites):

The book also has concise checklists for emergency steps to protect your household and companion animals.  It’s a lot of book in a small package.
Order online from Amazon, B&N.com, or direct from Vegan Heritage Press. It’s a great book to have on hand to get through the long wait for the power to turn back on.  If you can’t get it in time for Irene, you’ll be glad you have it for the next one.Stay safe, everyone!