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2017 Winner – Cookbook Category

Author Photos

  • To download headshots of Susan and Sandra Sellani, click here.
  • Photo Credit for Sandra Sellani: Julie Diebolt Price
  • Photo Credit for Susan Sellani Photo: Photography by Andy

Cookbook Graphics

  • To download, cookbook image, logo, and food graphics, click here.

Cookbook Sizzle Reel

  • To access 40-Year-Old Vegan Cookbook Sizzle Reel, click here. (YouTube)


  • Sandra Sellani is a full-time marketing executive and part-time blogger for 40-Year-Old Vegan ( She is a marketing consultant working with companies throughout Southern California. She has an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Sandra completed her culinary training at Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy in Los Angeles, California, and holds a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies. She is also the author of What’s Your BQ? (Brand Quotient), WBusiness Books, 2007.  She is a weekly contributor on Jane Velez-Mitchell’s #LunchbreakLIVE program, a Facebook live videocast featuring vegan recipes demonstrations. Sandra currently resides in Newport Beach, California.
  • Susan Sellani’s career includes management, strategic planning, and human resources assignments with local, national, and international companies. She has a B.S. in Business Administration and an MS in Organizational Management/Human Resources from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania. She has a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management. Susan has been a member of Misericordia University’s graduate faculty and has also instructed national SHRM classes through the University of Scranton’s Professional Development Center. She and twin sister Sandra learned to cook at an early age from their Italian mother, grandmothers, and aunt. Susan currently resides Wyoming, Pennsylvania with her husband, Stephen.

Media Samples

Publisher’s Weekly


Peaceful Dumpling


Lunchbreak Live Video Clips


Lunchbreak Live: Beefy Cabbage Soup

Lunchbreak Live – Vegan Tuna Salad

Vegan Classic Spinach Artichoke Appetizer

Lunchbreak Live: Buffalo Chicken Wing Appetizer


Lunchbreak Live with Jane Velez-Mitchell