UPDATE, March 27, 2020:
In the very week of my 25th Anniversary, I am incredibly bummed to tell you that for the first time, I am obliged to suspend sales.
Yep, even during my years of cancer treatments, I never stopped sending out the cookbook to our tribe, but the COVID-19 has put the kibosh on it for now.
So please bookmark us, and come back when the sun comes out again, because sooner or later, this darkness got to give.
And when it does, I will be delighted to turn you on to my beautiful book!
Here’s what I wrote for the Kind Veggie Burritos birthday earlier this week (wow..already seems like long ago):
We’ve Been Sharing Hereabouts, for 25 Good, Solid Years…
Seems like just a little while ago, I was standing in the Shakedown lot at Charlotte Coliseum in the pale March sunshine, vending my first little pamphlet of a cookbook. It was maybe 60 pages or so – all typed, cut & pasted, hand-drawn, and stapled by me, with help from John – my husband and “Head Photographer.” All made with so much love.
Jerry passed away that same summer, and our spirits were crushed. But in the blink of an eye, or so it seems, 25 years have gone by, and the music never stopped.
And neither did Kind Veggie Burritos.
Until now. Now it seems that there is this cruel pandemic marching through the land, and I am going to have to pause a while after the next batch goes out. I only have a few more copies, and after that, I just can’t chance going to the Post Office, or sending something along to you, not dead sure that it’s germ-free.
Still, though, we will survive.
We are still on this bus together, and adding kindness to this world is what we are all about.
That’s the real reason my Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook exists.
Believe It If You Need It, If You Don’t Just Pass It On…
With over 120 recipes, ranging from super easy to extra special, the Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook is a collection of Shakedown Street’s best dishes for touring, camping, tailgating…
And sheltering in place at home. 🙁
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, nourishing yourself body and soul.
In fact, as I mentioned, all the proceeds of EVERY BOOK are donated to these two outstanding charitable organizations. And with this disease hitting everyone hard, your purchase will really matter.
The Kind Veggie Burritos Cookbook is guaranteed to be your most unique, tasty friend in the kitchen, as you gather round at home in this strange, strange time.
A Little Background
I cooked up this idea after those crazy 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.
Totally 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 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 two important foundations for people in need.
But PLEASE know that sales are suspended for now, until it’s deemed safe for me and you to be in actual touch.
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 once this contagion is over, we plan to keep it going strong.
It’s got so many home-tested, yummy recipes, tour photos, and fun — collected with love from Deadheads everywhere. It includes recipes for munchies, breads for your head, breakfast treats, entreés, home-brews and of course, plenty of kind veggie burritos.
And did I mention? All proceeds go to the Rex Foundation and SEVA.
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.
My friend Steve Silberman, award-winning author and featured commentator in the Scorsese masterpiece, “Long, Strange Trip,” has this to say:
If you have a preference about which charity you prefer your money to go to, please let me know. Otherwise, I’ll split it.
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 really appreciate it if you’d spread the word to your friends and family!
Hope to see you down the road again very soon! Stay healthy, and stay in touch!