My cover, omg, that's my cover! I'm soooo excited. Can you feel my excitement? It's revealed and I can't believe today is finally here to reveal that you can finally ORDER! Thank you so much for your patience. For all of those who PRE-ORDER, you will get 5 FREE BONUS recipes that have never been published!! See below for order details....
This cover literally warmed my heart when I saw it. It's everything the design team and I discussed that I wanted...bright, bold, colorful, the 8 blaring in your face to grab your attention, lol, and a huge plate of comfort food, as it should be, as the food is the star. No boring salads on this vegan book cover. Nope, I specifically wanted comfort food that would appeal to anybody. Salads are well, nice, but not really that exciting. I also really wanted this side style design so the food is huge. Nothing like a big plate of pasta saying "eat me!" to get your attention, right? These are called "My Favorite Savory Meatless Bean Balls" and it's, of course, a brand new recipe. My publisher said these were a big hit with everybody there and that thrilled me.
They chose the color teal for my #8 instead of orange like here on my blog. The contrast was better and it just looked richer and stood out more. I ended up falling in love with it so much, you might have noticed I changed my blog theme to teal and red instead of orange and red!
It has been a whole year (this week in fact!) since I first signed my contract and you all have been asking for so long when you could order. I have been blowing up my social media channels talking about my book for a year now and answering the same question over and over (excitedly!) "when is your book available for pre-order?!" and nowwww, I can finally say/shout "TODAY"!!
I want to say, THANK YOU. Thank you to my amazing team of taste testers-you lovely readers. Without you and your family's feedback, I couldn't have put out a book that I'm so darn proud of. Getting feedback from truly unbiased mouths is what I wanted.
I hope you all will love the book as much as I do.
TELL ME ABOUT THE BOOK
- 100 recipes, all 8 ingredients or less, not including salt/pepper/water
- 256 pages of pure yumminess
- All vegan recipes
- All oil-free (a couple of recipes use nonstick spray, but no oil is an actual listed ingredient, only whole food fats like nuts/seeds/avocado)
- All gluten-free (except 2) or have a gluten-free version or regular all-purpose version or wheat or spelt versions. I really worked my tail off to provide you all options!
- Comfort foods and classics to please vegans and non-vegans
- Stunning photo for every single recipe
- Lots of extra photos, lifestyle shots and action shots throughout the book
- All new recipes with the exception of around 10 that are most popular here on the blog or include a variation of one from the blog
- Kitchen pantry chapter outlining all the tools I use (since I always get asked that!), my personal baking tips and ingredients in detail. This is a great chapter that you will want to read BEFORE you start cooking! I am sad when a book is missing this section and this explains WHY I use the ingredients I use, which is so helpful to new or even experienced cooks and also makes it feel like a more well-rounded cookbook!
- Nutrition stats on every recipe
- Measurements given in both cups and weight/grams
- NO tofu, fake meats, fake cheeses, salads or smoothies!
- All comfort foods in a healthier way
- A large amount of the recipes I offer special tips on for substitutes in the recipes
OTHER EXCITING DETAILS
They've given so many beautiful details to my book that I'm so grateful for. There will be beautiful spreads and lifestyle/action shots throughout the book, so it has a very well thought out design and feeling of love during the creation process. This was SO important to me and I can't wait for you all to see it.
With several recipes, just like on my blog, I will list optional garnishes and sometimes an occasional ingredient as an option, but of course, not required.
I really tried to make this whole book work for everybody as best as I could. Obviously I can't meet 100% of everybody's needs on every single recipe, but I sure did my best! Most all of the recipes are nut-free or list a nut-free option. There are a few that I don't list a nut-free option, though. Basically the recipes are just like the ones on my blog. Easy, wholesome, comfort foods that will impress anybody, vegan or not. Pastas, soups, impressive breakfasts, party-worthy dips, delicious snacks, stews, hearty meals, amazing-no amazing desserts.
I specifically did ZERO smoothies, NO fake meats, NO fake cheeses, NO tofu, NO oils as an ingredient. Just good, wholesome homemade recipes that will make your tummies very happy. I actually like tofu now but wanted to keep these recipes as regular as possible to appeal to non-vegans as well and I've actually never cooked with tofu. Oil-free means that oil is not a listed ingredient. I only use whole food fats like nuts or seeds in my recipes.
- Kitchen Pantry
Appetizers & Dips
Time-Crunch Lunches (all done in 30 minutes or less, so cool, right?!)
- Sauces and Dressings
- Easy Entrees (total comfort food!)
- Comforting Soups & Stews (one of my favorite chapters!)
- Scrumptious Snacks & Sides
- Crowd-Pleasing Desserts
- Vegan 8 Staples Recipes (all recipes of my favorite sauces and spice mixes!)
So, to recap, this is the PRE-ORDER, which means you will secure your copy NOW before it hits the official launch date and stores. You definitely want to secure your copy now until the official release of October 16, 2018. I know, I know, you still have to wait a few more months to actually get it in your hands. Sorry, I have no control over that, but it will be worth it! And you want to order it now because it secures your copy AND....
5 FREE BONUS RECIPES
For all of those who PRE-ORDER, you will get 5 FREE BONUS recipes that have never been published!! That is my gift to all of you who pre-order. All you need to do is after you place the order on Amazon, send me a copy of the receipt to my email at email@example.com and I will message you the bonus recipes. Please give me 24 hours to get it back to you since I will have to filter through many emails.
What you will find in my cookbook will be the same style of recipes that you find here on this blog. Total comfort food, classics and scrumptious satisfying dishes to make your tummies happy. We all love comfort food, but I make them easier, healthier, whole-food based and yet still every bit as delicious!
You can click any of the icons below for US orders (I would think Amazon is easiest though for tracking) and the links below for International orders.
VIDEO SNEAK PEEK!
Watch the video to get some peeks at some of my favorite recipes from the book! Obviously this video just shows a few of the recipes, some of my very favorites, but it should get you salivating at least. Who am I kidding, I love ALL the recipes in the book but these were all big hits with taste testers! That pasta salad may look simple but the flavor is phenomenal. BIG hit with taste testers. My secret OIL-FREE vinaigrette is unbelievably delicious.
Couple of other sneak peeks!
FYI: None of the pics below are the ones being revealed in the book. I will save those beauties as a surprise. These are all ones I shot just to have on record.
Cajun Corn and Potato Chowder. So dang creamy, full of flavor and ultimate comfort food. We eat this all the time and it's one of my hubby's favorites.
Ultimate BBQ Bean Ball Sub. Talk about pleasing meat-eaters. This one was devoured by my non-vegan family and my brother, a big meat-eater absolutely loved these! So hearty and full of the most delicious flavor!
Time-Saver Red Beans & Rice. Big hit with taste testers and so full of flavor and quick to make. Also, that very special amazinggggg cornbread is also in the book and has a very special ingredient. 😉 The best cornbread I've had to date. FYI: this is not the pic from the book, just an iphone pic.
Crowd-Pleasing Brownies. These truly are the most magical brownies I've ever made or eaten. Just look at 'em. Rich, fudgy-but not wet, not cakey, super chocolatey and the perfect taste and texture you'd ever desire in a brownie. They will remind you of the classic boxed kind of brownies, thick, chewy, hearty and certainly nowhere near do they look or taste vegan. I offer both a gluten-free and regular all-purpose flour version.
Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins. (Breakfast chapter) Everything you'd want and expect in a bakery muffin. These are legit guys. So soft, so tender, so fluffy, not dense, tall, light, perfectly sweetened and with a golden crunchy topping. I offer both a gluten-free and regular all-purpose flour version.
Ultimate Comfort Chocolate Chip Cookies. Throw away all other recipes, this is the only one you'll need ever again. Ok, kidding, but when I say these are the best dang cookies I've ever eaten, I'm not lying one bit. Thanks to a couple of my secrets, these are perfection. These were made at the cookbook shoot and everybody absolutely loved them, (none of them were vegan)! I offer both a gluten-free and regular all-purpose flour version.
Ok, enough peeks for now. I'll be sharing some more on social media, so be on the look out!
Drooling yet? Go order now!
Also, if you are interested, these are a few of some of the shots from my cookbook photo shoot I did a couple of weeks back that many of you saw on social media. One of the most fun times I've ever had!
These were taken at the Time Food Studios where they literally shoot all their books. We are talking Southern Living Cookbooks, Cooking light books and magazines, Real Simple...all of those amazing brands and now mine is added to their mix. Such fun it all was to see how much passion, care and detail they put into getting that perfect shot for each recipe!
I got to be a hand model for my food, hahaha.
My little girl is in the book too, she's so excited! She is in a couple of shots!
Their prop rooms for all their cookbook shoots, unbelievable right?? I was in heaven.
Thank you again for all of your support! Please let me know of any questions you have!