“YumUniverse Pantry to Plate” Pre-Order Bonuses

I’ve been having a lot of fun scheduling fun book tour events and simply preparing for the release of my new book YumUniverse Pantry to Plate. And as I was making graphics for certain needs, I realized that all the little illustrations I made for the book make a pretty cute and happy pattern. I posted it on Instagram and a few of YU commented that you’d “love a poster” or that I “should make a textile!”

It got my wheels turning and before I knew it, I was ordering fabric and posters.

Now, I’m no master seamstress, but as soon as that fabric arrived at my door, I couldn’t stop myself from playing. By midnight, I had sewn up two aprons, one set of napkins, one set of tea towels, and a set of placemats. I laughed as I crawled on all fours (no joke) up the stairs to bed. I guess I really needed to do something else with my hands besides type or cook! Ha. 😉

I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with everything until the next morning…

When I woke up, I knew that I just had to give it to YU.

See, YumUniverse Pantry to Plate isn’t even out yet and thanks to all of the pre-orders, it has made #1 for gluten-free cookbooks and #1 in vegan cookbooks on Amazon!

I’m super grateful! I wish I could sew you all something special, but the best I can do is give away one goodie every week until release May 16.

Don’t worry, I have treats for EVERYONE who pre-orders.

I have bonus recipes and a tips and tricks guide created for you already, but I thought maybe some of you would like my perfectly imperfect, infused-with-love, hand-sewn goodies for your kitchen adventures.

Here’s what you do for pre-order bonuses:
1. Pre-order the book anywhere books are sold.
2. Fill out the easy “Pre-order Bonuses” form here.
3. Enjoy the bonus recipes and tips that will be sent your way immediately, and then stay tuned to your Inbox to see if you win one of the hand-made goods each week.
4. Spread the word about YumUniverse Pantry to Plate and the pre-order bonuses! #yumuniverse #pantrytoplate @YumUniverse

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One “pre-order” registered winner (make sure you register here) will be selected each week.

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T H E  G O O D S
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Napkin Set: Giving away the week of April 16th

A 4-piece set of dinner napkins.

Pre-washed, organic cotton

Machine wash cold
Iron as needed

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Placemats: Giving away the week of April 24th

A 4-piece set of reversible placemats.

Recycled khaki-fabric back…

Makes a salad look H.O.T.

Perfectly imperfect.

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Apron: Giving away the week of May 1st

I looove a nice long tie on an apron—one that can wrap around the back and come back to the front. I made myself one of these cuties to keep and I’ll be giving away one, too. We’ll be twinning. 

There’s one off-center pocket…

And it’s a high-waisted style that I borrowed from a vintage apron I have hanging in my kitchen.

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Tea Towel: Giving away the week of May 8th

The cutest kitchen-sized tea towel.

And I added a hook because, I love a hook on a tea towel. Form and function, baby!


Pre-washed, organic cotton

Machine wash cold
Iron as needed

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Poster: Giving away the week of May 15th—release week!

The “Produce Confetti” Poster*

* Thanks to Ashlae from OhLadyCakes! for the cute name. 🙂

Reasons why pre-ordering is awesome:
1. Pre-order pricing is usually discounted—buy early and save.
2. It’s like Christmas when your book arrives, and you likely get it a few weeks before anyone else.
3. It helps the publisher know how many books they need to print up—nobody likes backorder.

Ok friends: pre-order YumUniverse Pantry to Plate wherever books are sold, then register for extra recipes, tips and tricks, and a chance to win some handmade/tangible goods. It’s all cherries on top for a book I’m so proud to share with you May 16th!

Read more all about the book here.

Now, I want to hear from YU. Did you pre-order? What goodie would you like to win? Tell us with a comment below.


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