Exciting News

We have some exciting news for you today! Are you ready? Any guesses? I will help you out a little, we are not having a baby. We are content with our two little peas:)

So what could this big news be???

If you guessed we are writing a cookbook, you are RIGHT! AGGGH!!!!!

We are beyond excited to be sharing this news with you because this cookbook is for YOU! We can’t thank you enough for all of your support over the years. You are the reason we have been blogging for almost 10 years and the reason we still LOVE blogging after almost 10 years.

We know you have been asking for a cookbook for years and we are THRILLED that the time is here. Grand Central Life & Style is publishing our cookbook and we couldn’t be happier. The entire team behind this book is amazing, yes, it takes a team! We are working hard to make sure this is our best work yet!

We are knee deep in recipe development…and dishes, and can’t wait to share these new recipes with you. Make sure you follow along on Instagram stories for a look at what is going on in our kitchen. We will be sharing updates with you along the way.

If you have any requests, suggestions, wishes, feedback, etc. for our cookbook, let us know in the comments. We love hearing from you and we want you to love this cookbook as much as we do!

And now I can let out a huge sigh of relief, I hate keeping secrets from you guys! I am glad our news is out so we can share this adventure with you! Thanks for being the BEST readers ever! We love you guys!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. yessssss!!! congratulations you two – can’t wait for the delicious things in store! i hope there are some cookies xo

  2. Ahhh!! Congratulations!! Your cookbook is going to be amazing, I’m so excited for you guys! Xo!

  3. My mom, sister and I were just talking about you yesterday and how we wished you had a cookbook! Congratulations  we can’t wait for it!

  4. I absolutely love your recipes Maria!! One of my favorite things about them is that I can easily tweak them to be plant based by taking out the meat and adding beans or more veggies, etc. You have so many healthy dinner recipes that my family loves, so I’d love to see more of those in your cookbook! And I love the vegan dessert recipes you have also! It’s easy for me to use a flax egg in place of dairy eggs, and sub coconut oil for butter too! Thanks for working so hard to make cooking a pleasure for me!! Congrats on the cookbook deal too!

  5. Yay! So excited! I’ve been following your blog for years and was always hoping for a cookbook! I loved that you recently posted your flourless chocolate cake, as I recently found out I’m very much gluten intolerant. Thanks for making recipes for everyone!

  6. Congratulations!! That is awesome. Would looooove to see lots of kid-friendly vegetarian  dishes. And cookies of course! 

  7. So exciting!  I’m sure it will be fabulous!  You are my “go-to” whenever I am looking for a cookie recipe to try.  We have enjoyed everything that I’ve tried from your blog – not just cookies. =)

  8. It’s going to be a long wait to try all the awesomeness! But, good things come to those who wait patiently . . . . .

  9. Please make as many flour free or flour alternative dishes, including desserts
    Please make as many delicious recipes with vegetables eg brussel sprouts and broccoli which we are soooo tired of, but know that they are good for us
    Please make it for people like us who really don’t like all of the time and having to run to the store for special ingredients
    Please make as many ethically Humane, plant based  meals that people will want to eat and enjoy. 
    Please provide photos and if possible, links to videos within the book 
    Please do not suggest artery clogging butter or margarine, please use oils that are healthy
    Looking forward to seeing it,  best wishes!

  10. Finally!!!!  My printer thanks you because I’m constantly printing your recipes!  So happy for you!  Thanks for all the great recipes – best wishes!

  11. Congratulations! I have always thought that you have had some of the very best recipes out there in blog land. You are the first place I go to when I’m looking for a recipe or something to make! Can’t wait for your book!

    1. Thanks so much! We are so glad you are enjoying our recipes! We can’t wait to share all of the new book recipes with you!

  12.  That’s great news! I have a feeling that any gluten-free or Paleo style recipes that you put in the book will be definitely a huge hit… I tried the gluten-free chicken taQuito’s  yesterday and that’s definitely going to be a regular on my menu! 

  13. Thats’a great! I’m always printing out your recipes. 
    I particularly enjoy your cookie, soup and salad recipes. Also anything vegetarian and child friendly is great! Thanks.

  14. Amazing news!!! Thanks for letting us know. Any chance I could have one request ? Can you put dietary info in wa h recipe? Knowing the sugar, protein, fibre and calories is really important in healthy eating. Thanks. 

  15. Yay! Congratulations!! We love your recipes! This evening my twelve year old daughter made one of your soup recipes! 

    Thank you so much!! We’re especially excited about the cookies! 😉

  16. I am SO excited for you and your pod in the development of a cookbook!!  I love your recipes as they are so flavorful, give  specific directions , are easy to replicate,  and turn out as you display.  My only request would be to give nutritional value. I know you work out and your recipes  use a lot of “clean” foods but it’s nice to  know what  the nutritional value is when preparing a dish.  Best of  luck in this new and exciting endeavour!!

  17. Congratulations! Can’t wait to buy the book! My only suggestion is to have some vegetarian recipes in there (unless it’s dessert based, then don’t acknowledge this haha) since I don’t eat meat or fish. Whatever you do though, I can’t wait to see it!

  18. Wow!!! That’s is exciting news! Congratulations! I can’t wait to buy it. Best of luck creating it. I’m sure it will be fantastic!

  19. I cannot WAIT until your cookbook is out! Finally, having all those delicious recipes in one place! Sign me up! And, congratulations!

  20. I am new to this site. Congratulations on your book, I’m sure I will buy It. I would like to see more recipes with a minimal amount of cheese, cholesterol problem. I really goofed on the first message.