Woohoo! KeepRecipes for Recovery has launched (and I helped!)!

by danyaneering

A few months ago, after saying to myself, “Hmm, what’s a startup?  Working for one would be fun!,” I found my way to the smart & forward-thinking Phil Michaelson of KartMe.com via the fabulous & sharp Arlyn Davich of PayPerks.com.  Phil gave me the unique opportunity to help him with the launch of his new site, KeepRecipes.com.  After a couple months of being the chief member and community manager, which entails strategic brainstorming, blogging, tweeting, interviewing food bloggers, and cooking & eating delectable goodies made from recipes on the site, I’m excited that today has finally arrived!

KeepRecipes for Recovery, a 21-recipe digital cookbook of Japan-inspired dishes created by the phenomenal chefs below (see pic), is up for sale – donate a minimum of $10 (we’ve already gotten a donation of $500, though…no pressure!) and you get these recipes for yourself.  Check out the full story via Mashable (article just posted today!).

Here’s a little more info about what it means to donate to Japan by buying the KeepRecipes for Recovery cookbook:

Your gift will go to the American Red Cross in support of disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

Your support will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support, and other assistance to victims of the disaster. On those rare occasions when donations exceed American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.

With more than 530,000 citizens relocated, 73,000 homes destroyed, and a death toll that now tops 11,000, the estimate for reconstruction is expected to top $300 billion and take over five years. 

Do some good and get full by donating to KeepRecipes for Recovery today!  Follow @KeepRecipes on Twitter to stay up-to-date on informative and fun updates, too!