Disneyland Resort Celebrates Ashley Eckstein ‘Star Wars Everyday’ Book Release on Nov. 5

Kelly Forsythe

by , Communications Manager, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing

Best known as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ashley Eckstein is a lifelong Star Wars fan — now, you can celebrate your own fandom with Ashley, as she shows you how to bring Star Wars into your everyday life with “Star Wars Everyday: A Year of Activities, Recipes and Crafts from a Galaxy Far, Far Away”, a 12-month guide to party planning, crafting, and cooking inspired by a galaxy from far, far away. Food stylist and recipe developer Elena Pons Craig’s family-friendly recipes and pop culture writer Kelly Knox’s DIY crafts will be entertaining for kids and parents alike.

Star Wars Everyday Book Cover

The Ultimate Lifestyle Book for Star Wars Fans

From building an Ewok (Bird) House to hosting a May the 4th movie night, “Star Wars Everyday” is packed with crafting projects, recipes, mindfulness exercises, and party planning ideas that are fun and accessible for Star Wars fans of any age. In her introduction, Eckstein shares: “Through this book, I’m thrilled to share some of the many ways that I incorporate Star Wars into my daily routine throughout the year…I’ve organized the book by month, with a theme each month that relates to a lesson that Star Wars explores, such as hope, love, or friendship.”

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Yoda Punch

“Yoda Punch” from “Star Wars Everyday” is inspired by its namesake, Jedi Master Yoda. This drink really packs a punch with a mix of earthy matcha tones, tropical fruit flavors, and chewy Boba balls. 

MAKES: 2 DRINKS

4 tablespoons instant tapioca pearl. black sugar flavor

2 kiwis, plus 1 more for garnish(optional)1 cup pineapple juice

1 teaspoon sweetened matcha powder

8 ounces fizzy water or ginger ale, depending on desired sweetness


1. Prepare the tapioca pearls according to the package directions, and set aside.

2. Peel, core, and roughly chop the kiwis.

3. Combine the pineapple juice, kiwi, and matcha powder in a blender, and blend until smooth.

4. To serve: Fill two large glass tumblers with crushed ice.

5. Split the fruit mixture between the glasses, and ladle half the tapioca pearls into each glass.

6. Top with fizzy water or ginger ale.

7. To garnish, quarter the additional kiwi, cutting a small slit in the center or each quarter. Place two quarters on the rim or each glass for ears, and, using a short skewer, secure two pearls tor eyes.

In between other recipes for Rey’s Polystarch Portion Bread and Twin Suns Golden Milk, readers can learn how to set up stations around their backyards and local parks to “train like a Jedi.” Looking to give an old Star Wars t-shirt a second life? “Star Wars Everyday” shows you how to upcycle the fabric into a backpack. A great gift for families, this book is a fantastic way to create interactive, galactic adventures for both parents and children.

Ashley Eckstein in Star Wars shirt

Meet author, actress, entrepreneur, and fangirl Ashley Eckstein at Disneyland Resort on November 5, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland park and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Star Wars Trading Post in Downtown Disney District. Signed copies of “Star Wars Everyday” will be available for purchase. More information can be found here

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“Star Wars Everyday: A Year of Activities, Recipes and Crafts from a Galaxy Far, Far Away” is available now wherever books are sold.  

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