Summer’s Here and the Time is Right…

Personal photo from Shakedown at Deer Creek, 1995

If it’s Summer, then it’s time to dance and shake your bones!

Twenty nine years ago, on the final Spring Tour of the Grateful Dead, I started vending my little hand-made book for charity for the first time. Overflowing with fantastic, easy recipes, the one and only Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook grew and grew, and now has been a nearly 3 decade hit!

Each dish is tried and true and guaranteed to make you feel good all over, in part because all proceeds from every book go to the Rex Foundation, the SEVA Foundation, and most recently to relief aid in Ukraine!

Turn on to the gentle flavors of Summer with something cooling from the Sage and Spirit, Soup and Salad chapter. Too steamy to want to cook indoors? Fire up the grill with Buddha of Atlanta’s easy and tasty Veggie Kabobs! Or spend some meditative time making our dear Rainbow traveler friend Frank Cook’s Bread for Your Head – delicious and therapeutic!

Believe It If You Need It, If You Don’t Just Pass It On…

The Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook is a collection of tour heads’ and Shakedown Street’s best dishes for touring, camping, tailgating, and even sheltering at home.

Chock full of over 120 delicious recipes, they range from super easy to extra special.

The Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook has some of the best and most loving recipes you’ll ever find — for munchies, beverages, meals, and more! And while you’re at it, you can savor the sweet goodness of knowing you are doing good for others, which will nourish you, body and soul.

Because, while these yummy dishes bring good vibes for you and your family, you are also supporting three important causes for people in need. For over 28 years, we’ve donated to the Rex Foundation, and SEVA. And because of the ongoing war in Ukraine, I’ve been sending five bucks for every order to CARE Ukraine.

The Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook is guaranteed to be your most unique, tasty friend in the kitchen, as you gather round at home.

Let’s cut to the chase, Beth! How do I order?

A Little Background
I cooked up this idea after one of those insane Spring 1991 Greensboro shows, when I was searching for something soul-satisfying to eat.

I bought an actual kind veggie burrito from a sweet sister in a ’78 van, and it was about the most scrumptious thing I had ever tasted.

Charlotte TicketTotally inspired, I decided to start collecting the great recipes I would run across on Shakedown Street, as well as from my tour family friends and also the Deadnet newsgroup (remember them?) and others on that new interweb thing.

It took four years of work (and very delicious research!) before I finally launched my self-published book in the lot at those sweet 1995 Charlotte shows.

And yeah, I have to say — the Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook was an instant hit.

Thanks to YOU, the Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook of today has lots more recipes than that first slender little booklet, and has found happy homes in homes, celebrity kitchens, and tour packs around the world.

It’s even gotten super kind vibes from Natascha Weir, Bobby’s wife:

And then she made sure that my husband John (the KVB photographer) and I got in to the Chicago “Fare Thee Well” shows! Yeah – we were blown away!

But while these yummy dishes bring good nourishment for you and your family, you are also supporting three important foundations for people in need.

On March 23, we celebrated our 29th year, and I have continued to donate all proceeds from your purchase (after expenses) to the Dead’s Rex Foundation and to SEVA, Compassion in Action. Plus, since 2022, five bucks per book goes to CARE-Ukraine.

Made in small, Earth-friendly batches at my local printer, and shipped by mail-order with my love, Kind Veggie Burritos serves up real comfort food – tasty dishes that will nourish you, and bring good lovin’ to people that need your help!

The One and Only Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook!
Recipes for Traveling, Tailgating,

 Camping and Home

by Beth Livingston
Photography by John Rottet

Order your copy of the world’s first (and best!) Deadhead cookbook and smile, smile, smile! You’ll be helping others while you treat yourself to these tasty recipes and sweet photographs. Feed your family with Good Food and Good Karma. With every purchase, you are bringing help to folks who need it!

Got questions? Email me.

Kind Veggie Burritos has been bringing smiles and good vibes to Deadheads and other kind people all over the globe, and as long as we are able to send it to you safely, we we’ll be in bid-ness (as Pigpen would say).

It’s got so many home-tested, yummy recipes, tour photos, and fun — collected with love from Deadheads everywhere. It includes recipes for munchies, baked goods, breakfast treats, entreés, home-brews and of course, plenty of kind veggie burritos.

Kind Veggie Burritos is available through mail order and this website only – not available in stores! There are no profits, and no corporate trips!

And did I mention?  All proceeds go to the Rex Foundation, SEVA, and Care-Ukraine.

SEVA is the non-profit foundation for compassionate social action, that brings medical assistance to people around the world, and is headed by good people like Ram Dass and Wavy Gravy.

The The Rex Foundation is the Grateful Dead’s own charitable foundation. It supports the arts and honors the spirit of community, service and creativity.

And ever since February of 2022, the highly respected CARE organization has been working on behalf of the victims of the war in Ukraine, as well as the neighboring countries who are struggling with a massive refugee crisis.

My friend Steve Silberman, award-winning author and featured commentator in the Scorsese masterpiece, “Long, Strange Trip,” has this to say:

Someone you know (probably YOU!) really needs this cookbook today!

If you have a preference about which charity you prefer your money to go to, please let me know. Otherwise, I’ll split it.

Yeah, Beth! Turn me on to Kind Veggie Burritos right now!

Not a big fan of PayPal? No worries! I also take checks or money orders. Email me for details and any other info you might need!

I hope you’ll love my book as much as I love turning people on to it! And since I don’t advertise, I’d really appreciate it if you’d spread the word to your friends and family!

Hope to see you down the road again very soon! Meantime, stay healthy, stay kind, and stay in touch!

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