My goal with this book is to make your life easier, and I can’t wait until it’s finally in the hands of the people I wrote it for now that it’s released!
I’m so excited to share some more details with you about my new cookbook 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous! Someone recently asked me how this book is different from my first one, and, while they’re both full of tasty family recipes, this one is all about making things as QUICK and EASY as possible!
In my first cookbook you’ll find staples such as made-from-scratch tortillas and bread, which might require a little more effort, but in this next book there are only recipes that take no time at all to prepare or are mostly hands off (in the slow cooker or oven). Really though, none of my recipes in either cookbook (or on the blog) are overly difficult gourmet dishes that take hours to prepare – or require you to go to a variety of specialty stores to find the ingredients, for that matter – you can be sure of that no matter what!
The other big difference, aside from all the new unprocessed recipes, is the information in the front section before you get to the recipe chapters. Both books explain how to define real food, but my new cookbook is more of the “CliffsNotes” version with snapshots (in the form of easy-to-read charts) showing what real food is while the first book has the in-depth explanations with the “why” behind all this info.
So, in addition to the 100 recipes (75 of which are new and have not appeared on my blog), this is what you can expect to find in my new cookbook!
- A color photo with every. single. recipe!
- New seasonal meal plans and shopping lists
- The snapshots I mentioned on how to shop for real food
- Tasty packed lunches for kids AND adults this time!
- Supermarket staples (including my Top 10 Real Food Supermarket Products for a variety of popular grocery chains including Target, Aldi, Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods, and more)
- The truth behind more than a dozen grocery store myths
- Kitchen tips, including food prep guides and storage cheat sheets
I have been one busy little bee putting all of this together for you, and I’m excited to share some of the recipe pics below! :) And if you haven’t already I’d love for you to order your copy through any of the following retailers (a few of them are offering some fabulous deals at the moment!): Park Road Books (signed copy), Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Indie Bound, iBooks, Books-a-Million, and Walmart.
First, the Final Cover!
As I shared a while back, we had to reshoot the cover to come up with this picture. We took the photos for this final cover just before lunch time and my poor girls wanted to eat the pictured fish tacos so badly. But I begged them to PLEASE just keep squeezing those limes with BIG smiles so we could be sure to get a really good picture – what troopers, haha. Pictures of people shoving food in their mouths aren’t usually the best, but I assure you we all four (along with the photographer!) devoured those tacos the moment we were done. And boy, were they good. :)
Another question I’ve been getting a lot is how many of the recipes will be allergy friendly. In the back of the book you’ll find a chart showing which recipes work for different diets, and it will look just like this…
And here is a summary of how all 100 recipes will stack up!
- 85 recipes are (or can easily be) Gluten-Free
- 52 recipes are (or can easily be) Dairy-Free
- 69 recipes are (or can easily be) Vegetarian
- 85 recipes are (or can easily be) Peanut- / Tree Nut-Free
Also, 35 recipes will freeze beautifully for you so you can cook up a storm and make items ahead if you’d like.
Recipe Sneak Peek!
The recipes are broken out into the following chapters: Breakfast, Lunch, Salads, Sides, Snacks and Appetizers, Soups & Stews, Simple Dinners, Special Treats, and Homemade Staples. I have been using the recipes a ton myself and can’t wait to have them in a printed book so I don’t have to keep running to my computer to print them out!
Here is what some of the recipes look like thanks to my lovely food photographer … yum yum!
How to Order – and Get a Signed Copy!
Get your copy today from any of these retailers!
Again, my goal with this book is to make your life easier, and I can’t wait until it’s in your hands!