I just wanted to give you the latest news about the upcoming books I'm currently in the process of writing.
As some of you may already know, The Vegan Athlete and 7 Weeks to 10 Pounds of Muscle are now out in print! :-D And Paleo Fitness will be on its way to the printer's very shortly. Brett Stewart and I have been hard at work on our next book, The Athlete's Cookbook , which will provide nutrition and exercise programs for three different fitness goals -- endurance, strength, and body fat loss. Each program will provide an actionable roadmap for fueling the body for peak performance and rapid recovery, including exercises, meal plans, recipes, and sports nutrition tips. The book will provide lists of key proteins, carbs, and healthy fats that will best help athletes to reach their top potential. Each of these foods has a corresponding recipe that fits into a meal plan, along with a description of the sports nutrition benefits of key ingredients, to give you tangible, practical guidance on how to put all of the pieces of the program together for maximum effectiveness.
And, then, finally, I hope to finish my general healthy gourmet cookbook. I'm still creating recipes for this book, which will contain over 250 original recipes, ranging from simple, quick and easy family-friendly favorites and ideal dishes for entertaining to grand, gourmet affairs. :) There will be something for everyone, no matter what your culinary skill level. I'm out to prove that everyone, and I mean everyone, can learn to cook tasty, healthy meals, if given the proper instruction, encouragement, and atmosphere. Towards this end, the recipe directions are written without any assumption about a person's cooking experience or skill level, so that anyone can make these dishes with complete confidence. :)
Unique to the book are original, never-before-created recipes that you won't find anywhere else, all of which have been taste-tested by not only me, but some very discerning friends, family, and colleagues, many of whom are experienced chefs with a highly refined palate. I will also teach you some techniques to make dishes healthier that you probably haven't seen before. You'll also see a wide variety of cuisines represented in this book from many different regions and cultures of the United States and around the world.
If you need delicious healthy go-to meals for breakfast, lunches, and dinners, plus quick healthy snack ideas, this book has all of that and more. This book will also give you the impetus to expand your horizons too. Try making a new dish, sample world cuisines you've never tried before, or learn new cooking techniques. This book contains a whole host of new things to learn and discover. The variety and exploratory nature of this book will not only further your development as a cook but will also keep your cooking experiences enjoyable and interesting. :)
By taking a lighthearted and irreverent perspective approach to food, my intent is to encourage people to have fun cooking and eating healthy food. I hope to ignite their curiosity and passion for food and cooking, and encourage them to revel in the joy and excitement of it all. That's really one of the book's underlying themes. And I'm going to do my best to help you set the stage for the best cooking experience possible so that you not only get lots of useful takeaways but also truly enjoy it!
Another key component of the book is quick, no-fuss (and no-mess!) meals: I'll provide you with easy favorites that you can make in a snap for your family for weekday meals. After a full day's work, you're probably tired and hungry, and would really love it if somehow healthy, whole, and delicious food would just magically appear on your table. I get that, I truly do! Well, I'm not a magician but this book will give you the next best thing. :) You'll get recipes that are easy, with minimal ingredients, and yet, are packed with flavor. Wow, how did I do that?! Yes, it's almost magic. Lol. And you'll be loving the quick dinners and the easy clean-up too!
All of the recipes from the book contain fresh, whole, and all-natural ingredients to help you cook delicious, satisfying meals without resorting to the use of processed food. You'll love how you feel after you eat this food! And if you eat these dishes in reasonable portions, you might even drop those last few stubborn pounds of body fat you've been trying to shed as well. Food is a huge part of health, and if you've got the eating and cooking part down pat, that's about 85% of what it takes to maintain a healthy weight and body fat percentage. However, this doesn't mean dieting or deprivation either. My cookbook contains a whole host of delectable desserts and snacks that will tantalize your senses, and also happen to be -- yes, you guessed it! -- healthy. :) I'll show you how to make delicious AND nutritious brownies, pies, cookies, and cakes that actually help you stay healthy instead of rotting your teeth. You almost won't believe your eyes, or the dial on your scale. ;)
To whet your appetite for a "taste" of what's to come, I'll leave you with one final photo of a recipe that will only be appearing in the cookbook
Stay tuned for more sample recipes and photos from my upcoming books....