My very first cookbook was released by Harper Collins in August of 2014, and I’ve been thrilled to finally share all my hard work with everyone! I seriously put my heart and soul into this book, which includes 5 “guidebook” chapters and over 100 wholesome recipes (most of which are new and not found on the blog), and I am so happy it can finally be in the hands of the families I wrote it for!
My goal was to make this book your complete guide for cutting out processed food—everything except a personal chef included. :) Here are all the details including the new cover with New York Times Bestseller at the top. Exciting stuff!
Cookbook Launch Video
Where to Purchase
If you want to support an independent bookstore and get yourself (or someone else) a signed copy then check out Park Road Books.
Introduction: How It All Began
Part 1: The Plan
- What Is Real Food?
- Shopping for Real Food
- Making Changes: Don’t Overthink, Just Start
- Getting Your Family on Board
- Food Budget Tips and Meal Plans
Part 2: The Recipes
- Snacks and Appetizers
- Salads and Sides
- Simple Dinners
- Special Treats
- Homemade Staples
The book also includes lots of fun extras like a real food substitution chart, my typical weekly grocery list, family dinner questions, a “make your own” party guide, and a school lunch packing chart.
Some of the recipes I am most excited about are: Fruit Salad with Orange Zest, Cinnamon Raisin Quick (Whole Grain) Bread, Cajun Alfredo with Shrimp, Slow Cooker Potato Soup, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole, BBQ Sauce, Fish Cakes, Homemade Dried Onion Soup Mix (for Onion Dip), and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites. And just for the record, I counted and determined that about 70% of the 100+ recipes are brand spanking new – i.e. not previously shared on the blog. I told you I’ve been busy! Plus here’s the part I know many of you will love. I did some more counting and figured out the following…
- 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!)
Plus you can expect to see a beautiful color photo with every single recipe! Here’s a little teaser…
A Peek Inside
It was hard to narrow things down, but here are a few fun pages to give you a “taste” of what to expect! Simply click the pictures below to enlarge… –
A few media outlets have been kind enough to cover my book …here are a few links if you want to check them out!
Once Again, How To Purchase
I can’t thank you enough for your support with this project. I really hope you’ll love this book as much as I do, and that it will help make your life easier!