Hello! Happy New Year!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I realize that this is my first post of 2014 and it’s already January 4th. Let me just mention that my New Year got off to a very unexpected start involving a bizarre allergic reaction and a trip to the ER. I’ll leave the rest of that little story to my next post.
For now though, I have news. BIG NEWS!! I wrote you a cookbook. I WROTE YOU A SANE COOKBOOK! A third SANE cookbook, and it’s all about vegetables, because when I asked you lovely, lovely people out there is Blogland and Podcastland what you wanted recipes for next you said, “Make vegetables delicious!” and, “Help us to eat more veggies!” and various other guises of those same sentiments. So I did. To keep life easy I titled it, “Eat Smarter! Smoothies and Sides”. Because it’s what you’ll do when you cook from it – you’ll eat smarter, and you’ll eat smoothies and sides, because all the recipes are either one or the other. There’s 10 smoothies and 45 scrumptious veggie sides awaiting for you within the pages. FIFTY-FIVE ways to make veggies delicious! Forget Happy New Year! HAPPY NEW BOOK!!
Now last time I published a book I wrote you a whole post about why you should eat soup, but this time? Well I think you all know why you need to eat veggies, and smoothies and sides are two of the best and easiest ways to get them. So I am just going to show you a few pictures, instead. I hope that’s OK.
Can I tell you how much fun I had creating all this vegetable deliciousness? SO. MUCH. FUN!
There were some vegetables I didn’t even like when I embarked on this little project. Ha. I sure like them now!
See some veggies here that you think you don’t like? Or some veggies you didn’t even know existed? Just try them once. For me.
I think you’ll love them. I think you’ll discover that you like veggies you thought you hated. I think you’ll find you like veggies you’ve never even tried before. I just think you’ll have a lot of “YUMS!” running around your table.
So let me just say that not only would I hugely appreciate your support in helping me keep this little blog running and more cookbooks being created, but I would LOVE it if you bought this cookbook so that you can enjoy all this vegetable scrumptiousness too. It will make me so very happy to know that you are eating more vegetables because of some ideas in this book.
Here’s what Mr. Bailor had to say,”Much like her previous two books, “Eat Smarter! Ice Creams” and “Eat Smarter! Soups”, Chef Carrie has taken whole, succulent, healing, and natural foods, mixed them with the most rigorous modern metabolic science available, and given us simple, slimming, and spectacular dishes that make healthy delicious, and therefore, slim becomes simple. Don’t let bland starchy fillers sabotage your life. Invite Carrie Brown’s “Eat Smarter! Smoothies and Sides” into your kitchen, and enjoy the metabolic magic and taste bud tantalization that will ensue.”
Truly, I can’t think of anything that could make me happier right now than your taste buds being tantalized by these recipes.
And while I am talking about happy – THANK YOU for standing by while I cranked this cookbook out over two holidays and far too may cups of coffee. THANK YOU for all the virtual hugs and notes of support that came winging my way. You know I really couldn’t do this nearly so well without you there, cheering me along the way. THANK YOU.