in a desperate bid to raise funds to help my struggling (due to unforeseen circumstances regarding my husband's hours at work) family this summer, i have decided to offer people an incentive to donate generously to my recipe website, www.veganmania.com
if you've never visited it before, i hope you will now, as i have put many hours of work into developing the recipes and maintaining the site over the last 5+ years and i'm pretty durn proud of it.
here's the thing i'm hoping will encourage everyone to click around the site, find recipes they love, and send me a few bucks!
if you donate $8.00, i will send you 6 homemade (by me, in my all-vegan kitchen) cookies.
if you donate $14.00, i will send you 12 cookies.
if you donate $10.00, i will send you 6 (large) bars
if you donate $20.00, i will send you 12 (large) bars
if you donate $12.00, i will send you 6 (large) pieces of baklava, tarts, or muffins
if you donate $24.00, i will send you 12 (large) pieces of baklava, tarts or muffins
here is a list of things that i am currently willing to BAKE and SHIP to you, fresh and tasty.
chocolate chip cookies
peanut butter cookies*
peanut butter* chocolate chip cookies
peanut butter* and raisin boulders
lemon cashew shortbread bars
jam-filled** vanilla thumbprint cookies
cinnamon and ginger snickerdoodles
sandies (aka mexican wedding cookies, aka russian tea cakes)
chocolate pecan tarts
raspberry coconut shortbread bars
cocoa and coconut macaroons
peppy power cookies (made with oatmeal, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds)
corny banana oat muffins
strawberry cupcakes with vanilla frosting
chocolate cupcakes with chocolate or peanut butter frosting
spice cupcakes with lemon frosting
*select any other nut or seed butter for an extra $1 per six cookies
**choose your favourite flavour of jam
all items are 100% vegan; no dairy, no eggs, no lard, no gelatin, no weird preservatives you can't pronounce the name of. they will be made with Earth Balance Non-Hydrogenated (and therefore no trans-fatty acids) Vegan Buttery Spread and/or canola oil and refined sugar (the manufacturer assures me they do not use bone char in the bleaching process) or 100% pure maple syrup, and I only ever use Tropical Source Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.
a list of ingredients for each item is available upon request!
i am happy to mix-n-match cookies when sending more than one dozen.
please note: i am willing to take special orders and requests for goodies that you desire that are not listed above, but remember that it's warm weather and some things don't stand up to the heat they will be exposed to during shipping. just email and we'll discuss!
also, i am more than willing to send these as gifts to anyone of your choosing, and if you throw in $2.00 more i'll giftwrap and include a little card with the note of your choice.
all of these items will be frozen prior to shipping (to extend freshness; though of course they will have defrosted by the time they arrive at your door), and will be well-packed. the very nature of high-sugar baked goods guarantees they will remain tasty and fresh for at least two weeks after being made.
shipping is NOT included in the donation, so you will have to add it to your donation when you send the money via paypal. here's a list of shipping costs as i know them to be at this point (this could change, but i'll let you know before your donation is "accepted"...)
6 items = $5.00 per box
12 - 24 items = $8.50 per box
over 24 items = $12.00 per box
shipping is airmail which should bring the goodies to your door within 5 - 10 business days. if you want speedier service, it will cost you more, as the rates get exponentially higher. also, i am an environmentally-friendly shipper, packing your goodies in recycleable newspaper and REAL popcorn (not styrofoam), so you can chuck it into your compost pile and give back to the earth.
so here's what you can do. write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(CA for canada) and let me know if you're interested in donating, how much you want to donate, and what flavours of goodies you'd like. i will give you my paypal info at that point, and when the donation is recieved, i'll bake your order and ship it within 48 hours.
if you are waffling, and not sure if the treats are worth the donation you're sending, i URGE you to contact my celebrity endorser, steve burns (his website is www.steveswebpage.com
and his email address is email@example.com
). he has been the recipient of many, many of my baked goods in the past (as gifts) and raves about them to anyone who asks. tell him kreeli sent you and he'll reassure your wonderings.
i really hope there's some interest here for this and i want to offer something to everyone who wants to help me out while we get through this rough patch. my husband's hours at work were cut recently and there's no reprieve in sight for us at least until september. this throws such a wrench in the works because for months now i've been planning to go on a road trip, with no hubby and no kids and instead some of my very dear friends, in july, and if i can't raise the money somehow, i won't get my VERY MUCHLY NEEDED break from the life of a bedraggled vegan housewife.
thank you so much for reading through this message, and if you're interested, just drop me a line at the address above.
i love you guys!