What’s in my new Fast & Fabulous cookbook – released Oct 25th!

100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous Cookbook

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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 & NobleAmazonIndie BoundiBooksBooks-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. :)

100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous new cookbook cover

The Recipes!

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…

100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous Cookbook

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!

100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous New Cookbook

How to Order – and Get a Signed Copy!

Get your copy today from any of these retailers!

Park Road Books (exclusive signed copy – personalization welcome) | Amazon | Indie Bound | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Books-a-Million | Walmart

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Again, my goal with this book is to make your life easier, and I can’t wait until it’s in your hands!

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23 thoughts on “What’s in my new Fast & Fabulous cookbook – released Oct 25th!”

  1. I pre ordered the book tonight for the free enook and now I can locate how to give you the order number to receive the free book. Thanks Details for Order # D01-3812238-0467404

  2. I purchased your newest cookbook in the fall but it seems to missing the recipe for slow cooker chicken and stock said to be on page 103. Not sure if anything else is missing but am a little disappointed to have to look it up online. Was there a reprint to correct this? I am enjoying the cookbook.
    Thanks, Kandi

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi there. The page number was wrong. It is found on page 101 in the “box”.

  3. I just ordered the new book this weekend! Can’t wait to try the new recipes. I’ve cooked just about all of the recipes from the first book…keep up the great work!

  4. Purchased last week and LOVE the cook book. I work full-time and was looking for something that would be ideal for simple and quick preparation with few ingredients. More importantly, we need to make more healthy choices in our house! I’ve already prepared several dinners and they were delicious and easy! I too am counting calories (and totally understand and respect the position you take and explain in the article you wrote), but found it easy to just log the ingredients into my app and count on my own.

  5. Love that there are so many gluten free recipes! Do you have the nutritional information printed for each recipe in the book?

      1. Sometimes, there are legitimate medical reasons for needing the nutritional information. My 9 year old has Celiac Disease, but is also a Type 1 Diabetic and having the nutritional information is necessary to determine her insulin doses. I will not be purchasing the book. Thanks anyway.

      2. Whilst I understand that there may be many reasons that someone may ask about nutritional information, the post which you provided answers how you feel about different diets, but does not answer why you don’t list nutritional information. Nutrional information is factual, for the parent of a Type 1 diabetic (formerly called Juvenile Diabetic-the autoimmune disease), it is very helpful in order to try to navigate the big world of food to feed and provide essential insulin at the right dose for our children. Your answer was a bit flip, at least that is how it came across, a bit dismissive about a factual question, devoid of any hints of strange dietary restrictions or new “diets” that many may adhere to, but you didn’t even answer the question. She doesn’t care if your recipes are considered paleo or vegan, she is counting the carbs to plug into a mathematical equation that allows her to properly calculate how much insulin to give her child so that his/her body can properly utilize his/her food. I am not trying to be combative, but I think you may want to consider that there are other reasons someone may ask for nutrional information on your recipes. Isn’t that one of the reasons you started this journey? To provide food that you understand, that is real, to feed your family? I like your books, and the theory behind it, but you may want to consider who you are alienating, that could sincerely benefit from your books, by responding with a quick, “Nope”.

      3. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

        Thanks for your insight. The attached post above gave more information as to why Lisa chooses to not include the nutrition facts. Certainly, there are VERY legitimate reasons to require it, just as Lisa has her own reasons for not. It wasn’t a “nope” without further explanation. My family has food sensitivity issues as well blood sugar challenges but I don’t expect Lisa to change her recipes, format, etc for me. She really wants people focusing on simply getting real/whole foods into their lives. Again, I completely understand the need and will share your comment with Lisa because I really appreciate your concern for the needs that others may have.

      4. Understand that no one is asking for any change to any recipe. Real food is better and healthier for everyone. I am trying to point out that a different answer, perhaps a more empathetic and informative one could have encouraged the person commenting instead of coming across as flippant and uninterested. I am assuming that was not your intention. The blog post gave some information, but did not directly address the commenter’s question. Asserting that I was asking that a recipe be changed was absolutely not the point. I am going to assume positive intent and will wish you both well with your endeavors and will find my recipes elsewhere.

  6. I was considering buying the cookbook, but in Canada, it’s listed at $31.99 for preorder!! I can’t do that. Sigh.

  7. excited for this cookbook. i really like to cook but now that i have a one year old time is of the essence, since we have to keep him busy and entertained while we cook and we also want to spend less time in the kitchen so we have more time together as a family before bedtime! on top of that i am always on the lookout for new packed lunch ideas that will work for the whole family.

  8. Can’t wait for the book. Everything I have made from your first one has been a winner in my house! (hubby, and 3 kids ages 7, 7 and 4) . This year my older ones have volunteered to helping pack up their own lunches using many of your ideas (and their own creative twists on some too)

    -Erica

  9. I can’t wait! I love to take a long time cooking– it’s one of my favorite things. But there are just those nights when there’s no time, or I forgot to thaw something crucial…. This will be my life-saver many times, I’m sure :)

  10. How exciting! I might pre-order one. Fast and healthy recipes are always welcome in my busy household. And I am happy to see that there are many peanut-free recipes!! How many of all recipes would you say are good for school lunches?

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