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Seth Canada

Seth Canada

Washington, District of Columbia

A chef who weighed 98 pounds, Seth rode 4,262+ miles on his 80-pound bicycle from coast to coast in the U.S. in 2016, organizing his award-winning recipes for this book into categories and chapters,

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Seth started cooking plant-strong farm food in his parents' kitchen at the age of 11. After a decade-long career in several professional kitchens between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, he developed a distaste for meat-centric, butter-drowned, flour-rich and sugar-laden standard American food. He quickly outgrew the art and techniques of making food in conventional kitchens.

In 2013, he identified a need for healthful foods and made it his business to help individuals with or without health conditions eat healthier. He has cooked for clients in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC metro area for more than three years. His slow food brunch served once a month was discovered by out-of-town foodies. Prior to his bicycle travel, he ran an organic raw juice bar and vegan cafe that earned a gold-plate recognition by Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants.

Nearly a dozen of his recipes won top prizes in national and local contests open to professional chefs. Some others were published in Taste of Home Magazine, The World's Best Asian Noodle Recipes: 125 Great Recipe from Top Chefs cookbook and on a few blogs. He has been written up by several bloggers and food writers.

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Success! Eat Slowly, Move Fast has already sold 265 pre-orders , was pitched to 35 publishers , and is in discussions with publishers .

$20 BOGO Library Special

4 readers

Two hard copies of cookbook mailed to your library. Free shipping. Buy directly from author for half price. Only libraries with valid addresses, please.

2 copies + ebook included

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$20 Autographed Hard Copy + eBook

13 readers

The fist 250 readers to pre-order _ Invite to book launch party with refreshments I personally made (There will be two launch parties, one in Pittsburgh, another in DC area.)

Everyone _ Signed hard copy of the cookbook delivered to you. Also cookbook in electronic format readable on tablets, kindle, etc.

BONUS: The first 25 readers to pre-order _ Any one of your favorite recipes will be adapted by eliminating and/or replacing certain ingredients. Or completely changing the method of preparation to make it vegan and healthier for you. It will be printed in the book with your name in the recipe title. (Alison's Raw Berry Banana Coconut Ice Cream)

1 copy + ebook included

$4 shipping

$35 2 Autographed Hard Copies

7 readers

Two signed hard copies of the cookbook delivered to you and a friend. I will mail books separately to two delivery addresses if needed.

Cookbook in electronic format readable on tablets, kindle, etc.

2 copies + ebook included

$7 shipping

$100 Personalized Diet Plan, 5 Autographed Hard Copies + eBook

2 readers

Based on your health issues (if any) and/or your personal fitness goals (fat loss, muscle gain, etc.), I will email you an easy to follow diet plan customized with a list of what to eat and what to avoid.

Five signed hard copies of the cookbook delivered to you, friends and family members. I will mail books separately to different delivery addresses if needed.

Cookbook in electronic format readable on tablets, kindle, etc.

5 copies + ebook included

$15 shipping

$160 Author to Bookstores

11 readers

Buy directly from author. Twenty hard copies of the cookbook delivered to your bookstore. Free shipping. Only existing bookstores with valid addresses only, please.

20 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$500 Master Home Cook + 25 Autographed Hard copies

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Twenty-five signed hard copies of the cookbook delivered to your office, organization or fitness club. etc.

Suitable for rewarding your employees and motivating club members to cook at home.

I will split your group into small groups of 6-7 people and lead as a personal grocery shopping guide at a local specialty grocer or food co-op, teaching you how to identify the freshest veggies and ripe fruits, how to read package labels to determine nutritional values, how to save money on groceries, how to buy bulk ingredients to save money and be responsible for the Planet and from which sections, aisles of the store you should do most of the shopping.

Cookbook in electronic format readable on tablets, kindle, etc.

25 copies + ebook included

$50 shipping

$2500 Brand Recognition in Recipe

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Calling for artisan food producers, manufacturers and retailers! if your company makes or sells plant-based food products in stores or online, I'll create a recipe with as many of your plant-based food products as ingredients as I see fit and publish in the book. Your company name and/or product brand (s) will be printed in the ingredient list. For example, see my contest-winning (non-vegan) recipe from 2012 using 11 Trader Joe's ingredients:

Your Web address and logo will be printed along with the recipe.

One hundred twenty-five signed hard copies of the book delivered to your company address.

Cookbook in electronic format readable on tablets and kindle, etc.

125 copies + ebook included

$125 shipping

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Update #5 - Update title Sept. 30, 2016

We did it! With your support, 250 copies of the cookbook are sold. I have two options to either collect the payout or keep campaign live for additional pre-orders. I will keep it live for a month or so while working on my proposal and media outreach. I foresee a very productive life at the desk in the next few months upon return from bicycle travel. I will push for the release of the cookbook by summer 2017. 

Melanie Eager, Nutritionist and Health Coach Interviewed Me. 

Who are your biggest motivators in life?

One of the few chefs I admire and look up to is Jose Andres, Spanish-born chef who came to America with hardly any money in his pocket when I was a young man. He now owns several restaurants in Washington, DC and Chicago and is a James Beard Award winning chef. When a chef who does cook and eat meat told Anderson Cooper on the 60-Minute show that, “Vegetables are sexy,” that is something. He then said meat tastes good for a minute before it starts to get chewy.

To my knowledge, no vegan/ vegetarian chef has won a James Beard Award in America. Perhaps that day will come soon. 

Is there anything else that you’d like to add?

Note that I do not make a habit of eating “enriched” wheat, soy-based products and corn. Living in the United States and knowing that ingredients that are banned in other Western countries are still legal here, I feel that it’s better safe than sorry when it comes to these food items. Unless these are certified organic or certified GMO-free, I assume they are not and avoid them. I also avoid refined sugar as I’m getting natural fructose from fruits. 

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