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Cookbook Progress: Sneak Peak

Work continues on our Green Mango Cafe cookbook to benefit the culinary training program in Cambodia!  We spent a large part of this weekend knocking out a bunch of recipes. We were lucky enough to spend some time with Paul, the culinary arts instructor who helped to start the Cafe, to get some suggestions and feedback on the progress thus far. We’re excited to feel like we are starting to make some headway :)

We also worked with Erin of Naturally Ella on several recipes this weekend — here’s a sneak peak of one!  She worked with us create a noodle stir fry dish based on a favorite dish of one of the girls at the Cafe. We were excited about how it turned out, and can’t wait to share the recipe with you when the book is available.

In that vein, we’re investigating some printing options this week. It will be interesting to try to find an economical way to print the books so that the books can be a feasible fundraiser. (Let us know if you have ideas in that area.)

We were excited to connect again with our experience in Cambodia!  For more, see the following Cambodia-related posts:

Off To Cambodia
At the Green Mango Café

The Daughters Project
The Market
How We Are Doing
How You Can Help
Wrap Up
New Blog Partner: CGI
Recipe: Vegetable Spring Rolls

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    June 6, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Woo hoo!! So excited for this book!

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      June 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Thanks, Katrina! Thanks for all your support :)

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    Katy (KatySheCooks)
    June 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I’m about to use this site for another project:

    Have no idea the quality yet, or quantity capabilities — but will let you know when the project gets finished and give a review!

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      June 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

      We’ve actually used Blurb for some wedding albums before. The quality is nice, but I think it would be price prohibitive for this project… Thanks for the response!

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    Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are}
    June 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Hi there! I love what you guys are doing, and I’m so excited to see the book. You may want to check out Fastpencil.com. You can write, add your own photos, and print in hard copies as well as ebooks that are available on amazon, and ibooks, etc. It’s very easy to use, and well laid out. I hope I’ll use it someday for a similar project! ;) Good luck!

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      June 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Thanks for the tip; we’ll check it out!

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    June 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

    That dish looks great! Can’t wait for the recipe .

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    Farmer's City Wife
    June 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I have been REALLY pleased with http://www.thebookpatch.com/. I haven’t ever done color with them, so I can’t vouch for the quality, but all of the black and white books I’ve printed have been beautifully bound and the customer service was awesome (hard to find these days). The prices are ridiculously low, in my opinion. Might be worth a look :).

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      June 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Cool! Thanks for the tip. It’s hard to know how to sort through the options :)

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    June 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    What a gorgeous dish – can’t wait to see the whole finished product!

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
    June 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    wow, what a gorgeous dish! such vibrant colors! delicious! and so exciting about your book! thanks for sharing! glad i found your blog!

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    June 11, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Hello – I have used http://www.Lulu.com with great results. Best of luck!

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    Courtney Jones
    June 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Beautiful :) Such fantastic colours. So excited to see the whole cookbook!

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