My Upcoming Real Food Cookbook (out in August)!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this life, it’s that writing a cookbook teaches you some serious patience! What started as a super exciting (and surreal) opportunity in July of 2012, turned into a super serious undertaking (i.e. actually turning in a finished manuscript by March of 2013), and has now turned into an ever impending release date of August 2014!

Some of you may recall that my book was originally going to be on sale starting this month, BUT publisher plans change, and like I said – patience! So if you have been anxiously awaiting the release date (like me), then let me go ahead and thank you for your patience as well…and in the meantime, how about we tide ourselves over with some of the juicy details?!

First of all, we have a cover! And it’s even listed on Amazon (and available for preorder!) as if I am a real author or something!

My Upcoming Real Food Cookbook (out in August)! from 100 Days of #RealFood



In all seriousness though, I can truthfully tell you that I worked harder on this book than I have on anything else in my entire life (even those final exams in college!). So when you buy this book, you are going to get some of my blood, sweat, and tears with it because I didn’t want to just write any real food cookbook, I (i.e. the Type A in me) wanted it to be absolutely perfect for you. I wanted this book to contain all the resources, recipes, and motivation that you could possibly need to completely transform your lifestyle – into a healthy, happy, real food one that is!

So let me share a little sneak peak of what you’ll get when August arrives. :)

My Upcoming 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook

Part 1: Guidebook

  • 5 organized chapters with everything you could want to know about:
    • How to define real food.
    • How to read ingredient labels.
    • How to shop for real food (from eggs to grains to oils to produce) including budget-friendly tips.
    • How to realistically adapt the recommendations to a busy lifestyle.
    • How to get your family on board.
  • 4 new dinner meal plans using the recipes from the book, one for each season!
  • Fun extras like a real food substitution chart, my typical weekly grocery list, entertaining tips, and a school lunch packing chart.

Part 2: Cookbook

  • 100 (mostly new – not previously on the blog) recipes!
  • 100 full color photos of each and every recipe!
  • Chapters divided as follows: Breakfast, Lunch (including new school lunch ideas!), Salads and Sides, Snacks and Appetizers, Simple Dinners, Special Treats, and Homemade Staples.
  • I think you’ll especially love the “Homemade Staples” section, which includes a DIY dried onion soup mix, BBQ sauce, cheese sauce, and cream of mushroom soup substitute, among other things.

So anyway, that’s what has been going on behind the scenes over here, and I promise to continue to keep you in the loop as things progress! Thank you so much for your support during this exciting process. :)

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163 thoughts on “My Upcoming Real Food Cookbook (out in August)!”

  1. Isn’t there a special deal (like a freebie early sample of your cookbook recipes) if we pre-order?? Can’t find your offer!

  2. I can’t wait to get your new cookbook! I preordered from Amazon about a month ago. There are only a few things I’ll buy in hard bound, as opposed to e’books. I knew I’d want to have a physical copy of this!! So excited to try all the new recipies in the cookbook! Thanks for your hard work to put it together. Peace.

  3. I just preordered!!!!!! Lisa you and your family have changed our lives!!!! I’ve never felt so organized before!!!! I’d even love to buy a compilation of all the recipes here! Excited for the new ones but would love all these online ones in a book too!!!!!!

  4. I am so excited for this book! I have been wanting you to come out with something that I can purchase! Every time that I use a recipe I feel like I am getting away with something illegal. I just got married and have had to adapt my eating habits slightly because my husband is not used to whole foods like I am. Your recipes have helped me stay on a budget and remain eating real food. Thank you so much. I cannot wait to add this book to my new kitchen. :) God bless <3

  5. Wow, this is great! Congratulations, I just pre ordered my copy. I really like your blog and how you have turned around your entire family with a new way of looking at how to be healthy. I think your two ‘100 days’ experiments are valuable base lines for real consideration for anyone thinking of moving in this direction :-)

    Cheers!

  6. I’m so behind on emails that I’m just now seeing this post. Congratulations! I am preordering 2, one for me & one for my best friend. Thank you for all you do!! Love every recipe I have tried!! It’s so nice to be in on this thing together! Our society doesn’t make it easy or the norm. I missed your lunch pack & wondered if you will be doing that again as I would love to purchase it. Last week my son requested your refried beans for his lunch for school!! I love it!! Proud mommy moment for sure! Thanks again!

  7. Congrats-this book sounds A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! And one I will definitely be ordering! My diet (and the reality of what I’ve been putting in my body all these years) has been revitalized this past years after finding out I have Lyme Disease. Just curious- do you use root veggies in your cooking much? I only ask because I am not supposed to eat those, sugar or wheat/gluten. Theses are all things the Lyme feeds off of. I also have 4 kids and am wondering about your food budget. Whatever the cost, I think it is worth it to live a healthy lifestyle! I believe your book may be what I have been wanting to get my whole family on board with me in this healthier lifestyle! ;)

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Elizabeth. Lisa does use root veggies, on occasion, as well as a good bit of whole wheat in her recipes. You’ll have plenty of root veggie and wheat free recipes to choose from, as well, though. ~Amy

  8. Congratulations!! I can’t wait to get my hands on your book, we all enjoy your ideas and recipes so much!! Thank you for sharing your passion with the rest of the world!!

  9. I have printed a lot of your recipes and created (your) cookbook already! ;) Will there be more/different recipes in your real cookbook coming out in Augus? And can I preorder it to make sure I get a copy?

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Heather. There will be different recipes and some favorites from the blog. You can click on the “listed on Amazon” in the above post to reserve your copy. :) ~Amy

  10. Will you be having a book signing in Charlotte — perhaps at Park Road Books? (I am trying to determine whether to pre-order or make my purchase part of a night out with the girls.) Thanks for your great blog.

  11. I am so excited for your cook book!! :-) I love all of your recipes and you make it so simple. I am defiantly pre-ordering this :-) Thank you for all of your hard work!!

  12. I can’t wait to get your book Lisa! You make it so much easier to be healthy in this crazy busy world we live in!

  13. Congratulations! Just went to Amazon to pre-order my very own copy. Can’t wait to see all the hard work you and your family have put into this cookbook / resource. Thanks for helping others with your passion towards healthy eating.

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