This post simply blows my mind. The fact that I actually wrote it up just shocks me!
Today I get to share with you the exciting news I’m been impatiently waiting for.
Today, my first cookbook has been officially released!!!!!!! You can pick up Real Food Dinners for Two: Healthy Paleo Recipes at Home on Amazon or at my publisher’s site here.
I’ve been creating recipes for over 2 years now and I have probably typed up close to 600 recipes or blog posts. I created such a huge backlog of unpublished recipes that I decided to create my very own book. It was a little scary as this is not something I have done before but it was so fun.
What I wanted for my cookbook was something simple, precise and enjoyable. If you know me personally, you’ll know that I’m kind of a cookbook hoarder.. I love seeing the great ideas from other bloggers, chefs and at-home cooks. After looking through some of my favorite cookbooks, I realized what I wanted to do with my own.
This book features just over 50 recipes that are grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free and Paleo friendly. In addition, each recipe has simple ingredient substitutions to fit a variety of dietary lifestyles. I follow a Paleo lifestyle for my health needs but that doesn’t mean you need to do the same to enjoy this book! The recipes you’ll find are healthy meals that feature real, natural ingredients. In addition to being healthy, I wanted the book to be affordable. This print book retails for $16.99 and the ebook for $2.99 but watch out for frequent sale prices! For each main recipe, there’s a picture included so you can see what you are making!
I didn’t want to use a lot of ingredients that are really hard to find. Coming from a small town in Kansas, I know how hard it can be to find exotic flours, odd ingredient replacements, etc. Plus, that can get expensive. These recipes are great for cooks with a variety of skill levels. In addition to the recipes, I’ve included a brief description of some common ingredients in the book, plus tips for pantry staples, kitchen gadgets, etc.
The idea behind the book came from out weekly date nights at home. Due to my health needs, eating out is not an option for us. However, we also remember how expensive and unhealthy it can be. These recipes are foods that we eat each week and that we love. I don’t want you to think these recipes are limited to date nights though. As the title indicates, the recipes are designed to feed two: for date night, for your roommate, for a friend, for a child. These great meals aren’t isolated to alone time with a significant other. They can be enjoyed with anyone! Not only that, but they can easily be prepared to feed four, six or even more by simply adjusting the amounts as necessary. You’ll find recipes like those pictured here, plus Fudgy Brownies, Chicken Alfredo, Beef Fajitas, Raspberry Matcha Ice Cream and much more!
I truly hope you love the book and know that there was a lot of effort put into creating something that provided healthy, delicious and simple recipes for everyone to enjoy. If you are interested, click here to buy from Amazon or here to buy from my publisher’s site. Also, I am planning on having a few book signings where you can meet me, buy a book and get it signed! These signings will be in my local area – Joplin, MO, Columbus, KS and Pittsburg, KS. Watch for details on these. Follow my Facebook page for frequent updates! If you know of any locations or businesses that would be good for a signing, let me know and I’ll try to make it happen!
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask!
As always, thank YOU for all of your love and support for my blog and my efforts! Not a day goes by that it isn’t appreciated! 🙂