The Big Day Is Tomorrow!

I keep trying to tell myself that tomorrow is just a regular day, but so far I’ve not been very good at tricking myself! I feel like my body is abuzz and my mind is racing, but I guess that’s what happens you watch over 2 years of your hard work finally come to fruition all on one day! I am talking about my cookbook release date tomorrow of course. I just cannot believe it’s finally here – eeeek!

Book Trailer Video

And what better way to kick off my big day than to finally share my book trailer video with you? This 2-minute video shares an overview of our family’s story as well as what you can expect from my book!

Your Book Recipe Questions Answered

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the recipes in the book, so all in one place here’s what you can expect…

  • No white flour or any refined grains are used
  • No sugar or any refined (or artificial) sweeteners are used
  • No recipes call for packaged foods containing more than 5 ingredients
  • Familiar and easy-to-find ingredients are used (you probably already have most of them on hand!)
  • 71 recipes are (or can easily be) Gluten-Free
  • 79 recipes are (or can easily be) Vegetarian
  • 49 recipes are (or can easily be) Dairy-Free
  • 42 recipes are Freezer Friendly (my secret weapon when it comes to packing wholesome school lunches!)
  • A beautiful color photo is included with each and every recipe
  • 70% new recipes – not previously published on the blog
  • And lastly, all recipes were tested by 100 volunteer recipes testers – I think you’ll be really pleased with the results!

In addition to the recipes there are 5 chapters full of tips, advice, shopping lists, meal plans, and more fun photos. For a peak at some of the pages inside my book check out my cookbook overview post!

Also, just a reminder that today is the last day to get the free 8-recipe ebook bonus. If you filled out the form and didn’t get yours yet please check your spam folder, and if it’s still not there you can email assistant{at}100daysofrealfood{dot}com for assistance.

Skype Chat With Me?

Since I’d love to see all your smiling faces when you receive my book this week I thought we could do a little contest just for fun. Simply take a picture of you (or your kids!) holding my new cookbook and post it to your news feed on any of your social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest) with the hashtag #100DaysCookbook and on Friday afternoon I’ll pick one person to have a 20 minute Skype chat with me! We’ll pick a time that works with your schedule, and we can talk about whatever you want …the weather, what you love to cook, or even your real food challenges (of course)!

Seeing my book in the hands of the families I wrote it for will just MAKE MY DAY! :)

Favor To Ask

When you get your book this week it would just mean the world to me if you could please take a few moments to leave a review about the book online. Any old book website will do including AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-Million, and/or Walmart (doesn’t matter where you bought it). You could even write one review and copy and paste to another! It’s super helpful for people who haven’t been following along here and have no idea what to expect. Thank you in advance for that!

Events and Signings

I’ve got a couple of events coming up in North Carolina (my home state), so if you live in or near NC here’s the schedule so far!

  • September 5th – 6th: Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors in Winston-Salem, NC
    – Friday, Sept. 5 at 10 AM: Eat & Greet with Lisa Leake at Knollwood Baptist Church (Tickets Required – includes light refreshments and copy of my book)
    – Saturday, Sept. 6 from 2:45 – 3:30 PM: Presentation + Signing at Hanesbrands Theatre (Open to the public)
  • September 13th, 1 PM – 3 PM: Signing at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC (near Pinehurst)
  • September 20th, 11 AM – 1 PM: Signing at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC

Launch Party Recap!

What better way to ring in such a big day than with a partaay!?! Some of my wonderful friends and even some fans (who won the invitation contest) came out to celebrate with me at Atherton Mill and Market in Charlotte, NC on Saturday night. I was feeling very loved by everyone who came and am really appreciative of all those who helped make the night so special. Here is a little picture recap below – including one of our blogging team! Plus check out the organic appetizers the caterer made using recipes from my book including fish cakes, meatballs, veggies with homemade onion dip, fruit salad and dark chocolate peanut butter bites – yummy!

100 Days of #RealFood #Cookbook

A big thank you to my party sponsors for helping make this event a reality including SquooshiMolly’s Suds, Branch Basics, and Sheila Kilbane, MD (Integrative Pediatrician here in Charlotte).

Where to Order

If you haven’t ordered your copy of my book yet – it’s most definitely not too late! Here are some of the options…

100 Days of #RealFood #Cookbook
All the books at Park Road Books have now officially been signed! I’ll be going back when they get more orders.

Thanks again for YOUR support during this exciting and surreal time!  – Lisa

(PS – I promise to resume normal blogging topics as soon as all of this craziness is over!)

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  1. Wow, fantastic sales ranks today @ amazon.
    Congrats to this success looks like it can’t get better.

    #39 in Books
    #1 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Entertaining & Holidays
    #1 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Cooking by Ingredient > Natural Foods
    269 customer reviews, thereof 244 with 5 stars

    Will order a copy myself.
    All the best,

  2. Hi Lisa,

    I have been following your blog for a while and I just adore your recommendations, recipes and stories. I bought your book last week and, I have to say, that during my real food transformation, i’ve purchased several cookbooks, and yours is by far my absolute favorite! You’ve done an amazing job setting the stage for your change into real food (which is SO similar to mine, which was fun to read! We truly do need to find the research on our own, rather than hearing it over and over from a loved one :-) ), all the way into some really practical and fabulous recipes and tips. Just about a week in to reading this cookbook and i’ve already tried 4 recipes, which have all been rated by my family as new stapes in the house. They all say, “put this on the favorites list!” :-)

    Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. The book is amazing and I still love reading the blog! Thanks for all you do! :-)

  3. I have been enjoying the book. The two comments I have 1) I wish each recipe had nutritional info (calories, fat, protein, etc and 2) I feel it is a bit too reliant on wheat which is increasingly being shown to be inflammatory and not great for the gut.
    I do think its very educational in a very easy to understand way.

  4. So I have had the cookbook for a few weeks now. I read a little everyday and try a few recipes at a time. As I am typing this the Cinnamon-Raisin quick bread is in my oven and a list of what I need to get from the store is next to me to make 3 other things! I am REALLY loving the book so far. It has given me so many new options for my kids lunches and they seem to be enjoying the food too. The only disappointment for me is as I am looking at the Lunch Box pages there are pictures of things that I wish were named in the book. For instance page 173. I will make this for my kids lunch tomorrow but wish I knew what the dried fruit looking food was in the picture. And for another example the cheese cubes and crackers on page 167 what kind they are, where you can find them. I am a visual person so when I see something I like in a picture I want to know what it is! Loved getting to know more about how you started all this in your introduction! Your kids are adorable and I am looking forward to using this book and learning more one day at a time!!

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Kelly. I know the crackers are Ak Mak Sesame Whole wheat. I’ll try to get the info on the other item. :)

  5. This book is FANTASTIC. I am loving every single page. Awesome information, awesome PRACTICAL advice, great resources and wonderful recipes!!!! Love love love!!!! This book should be in every kitchen in the world.

  6. I pre -ordered your book back in June so I would get an autographed copy via Amazon (link thru your websiight) but the copy I rec’d wasn’t autographed :(. I am enjoying the book anyway!

  7. I am awaiting the arrival of my copy today. I ordered it Monday night on Amazon ( just shy of being able to get it the next day) I cant wait to try new recipes! My daughter just started Kindergarten this year and I had been packing her lunch ( I packed all through pre-school too) but I’m losing the battle against newness of hot school lunch.

  8. Hi Lisa,
    I pre-ordered your book awhile ago and just picked it up at
    Chapters last weekend. I am so excited. I just took the cinnamon, raisin loaf out of the oven and it is fantastic. My passion is to cook and bake and in the last year I have lost 80lb just cutting back and eating real food. I have totally revamped my diet and love what you have done with food.
    I am really looking forward to trying more of the recipes in the book.
    Thank you so much,
    Rinah Goldberg
    Calgary, AB

  9. Hi! I eat mostly vegetarian at home and love all the meatless recipes I’ve tried from this site. What percentage of the cookbook is vegetarian?

  10. I just ordered it! It looked like I could have gotten a kindle version but I want the real thing. Somehow my junk food personality is not my 13 year old daughters. This book is for her too- I know she will love it. For me I think the availability of healthy recipes and freezing some things ahead to have on hand for grab and go will really help me go for the healthy things instead of the easy to grab junky things. Can’t wait to get it :)

  11. has your book for 50%off! I ordered it and can’t wait for it to arrive! I love reading your recipes online, but when it comes to actually making meals, I want that book open on my kitchen counter. I’ve been following your blog for almost two years and between you and the Looneyspoons sisters, we have made huge progress in what we eat!

  12. Just a fun idea. I use Plan to Eat. Is there any way to buy your cookbook in an electronic form so recipes (and pictures) could be easily transferred to the plan-to-eat recipe book?

  13. WOW!!! I got the cookbook today. Well done. I’ve been following your blog for at least a couple of years and it is so nice to have all the recipes and information in one easily accessible book format. This will be a gift for many people on my Christmas list AND it will make a great wedding shower gifts in baskets with some handy kitchen gadgets. I’ll see you at the Matthews Farmers’ Market!!!

  14. I finally got the book the other day and I can’t put it down!! Love every part of it. Thank you for making such an incredible effort!!

  15. Got my copy in the mail today and I love it! Such a great job! Just wish I could get it signed. You and your family do such a great job sharing and educating in such a personal way, I half expected to have a hand-written note in there from the four of you cheering us on in our quest to eat healthier and cleaner :) Can’t wait to add so many of these meals into the rotation. Thanks for helping this busy working mom find ways to feed her family healthier, real-food meals!

  16. Yay, congrats to you and your family Lisa! I just received your autograph cookbook, so excited! I love the format of how the information is at the beginning followed by the recipes with the beautiful photos. Even though I purchased your book from another vendor, I left a great feedback for you on Amazon. I also want to thank you for the Vitamix blender I won last year, it was one of the most positive changes that happened in my eating lifestyle. Keep up your great work, it’s much appreciated. Thanks (:

  17. I am so excited about your book, your blog, and purpose behind it all. While not perfect I am an advocate to eating whole foods. Our family grew some vegetables in containers this year and with our tomatos, I made your tomato bisque – I only wish I would have made a double batch! I know portion control is importan but minus our three year old, everyone had seconds! *LOVE*! Thank you for all of your work!