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Well Fed 2 Preview Extravaganza
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat is going to be on bookshelves in less than three weeks, people!
I’m expecting to get my first box of books today or tomorrow, and I can’t wait to flip through the real thing. I’ve been cooking from the proof copy the printer sent us a few weeks ago, but that’s not nearly the same as the real deal. I’m also going to be sending out review copies, so you should start seeing stories about Well Fed 2 on other blogs very soon. How exciting is that?!
Now seems like a great time to start sharing some details with you. Tomorrow: a new recipe! But today, here are some of my favorite things about our new book. Don’t miss the link at the bottom to get a free 35-page preview!
Like the original Well Fed, all of the recipes in Well Fed 2 are made with zero grains, legumes, soy, sugar, dairy, and alcohol — without sacrificing fun and flavor. Some of the recipes have made appearances here on my blog, but all of them have been re-tested and modified so that they’re as delicious as they can be — and as reliable as can be, so your results will taste like mine, and you won’t have to spend all your free time in the kitchen.
Here are some other things you should know…
Includes 200 recipes, variations, and Quick Meal ideas
This cookbook is 100 pages longer than our first! Well Fed 2 includes 110 original recipes, plus “You Know How You Could Do That” variations on almost every recipe. There are also 45 “no recipe required” “Quick Meals” ideas and plenty of “Tastes Great With” tips for turning individual dishes into multi-course meals. We kept our recipe design similar to the original Well Fed, but bumped up the size of the type — based on your feedback — so the recipes are a bit easier to follow when you’re in the midst of chopping and stirring.
Photos & illustrations
My husband David Humphreys outdid himself on the visuals this time around! Not only are there full-page photos with every recipe, this book is packed with supporting photos and adorable illustrations. Here’s a sample to whet your appetite:
More than recipes
The book opens with info to help you manage your relationship with food, including ways to identify emotional appetite versus true hunger, 30 reasons to do a Whole30, tips for socializing while keeping good habits, and a call to action to develop the best version of yourself. Some of this stuff started here on my blog, but it’s been re-written (and re-written and re-written) to be even better.
International cuisine made healthier
I don’t like that some people still think that paleo is restrictive, so I paleo-ized more of my favorite international recipes for delicious flavor without sacrificing good nutrition, including Deconstructed Gyro, Thai Basil Beef, Chinese Five-Spice Pork Ribs, Lemon Lamb Tagine, Tod Mun Chicken Cakes, Belly Dance Beet Salad, Garlic Creamed Spinach, Sesame Cucumber Noodles, and Banana Pecan Ice Cream. Here’s the Table of Contents so you can see all the yumminess inside. (Click to see a large version.)
Burgers, Balls & Bangers
This might be my favorite part of the cookbook: 15 recipes — inspired by international sausage flavors — that can be shaped into patties, meatballs, or sausages and grilled, baked, or pan-fried. It’s exponential meaty goodness!
More than 100 of the recipes and Quick Meal ideas in Well Fed 2 can easily and tastily be modified to comply with the autoimmune protocol of paleo. The book includes detailed instructions for adapting the recipes for people who need to take extra care. Special thanks to Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Paleo for helping me make sure I got all the details right. Here’s a sample of the modifications; click to see it larger.
Melissa and Dallas of Whole9 reviewed all of the recipes and gave me a thumbs- up for Whole30 compliance on all but two off them: the Sweet Potato “Waffle” and the Banana Pecan Ice Cream. They also graciously contributed the Foreword that opens Well Fed 2 with just the right amount of inspiration and spunk.
In addition to plenty of how-to tips inside the recipes themselves, I included a short section this time that covers what I mean when I use standard culinary terms. I’ve been told I have an aggressive simmer (harrumph!), so the Tasty Terminology should help you feel like we’re cooking in your kitchen together.
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
The PDF version of the book is available for $1 to everyone who buys a printed copy; just look for the code you need in the back of your print book (page 236). Those dollars — plus $1 from every regular PDF sale — will be donated to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, an organization devoted to getting clean cooking methods into the kitchens of developing countries.
Now that all the wordy business is out of the way, let’s look at more photos of crazy-good food. Like this:
Pre-order Well Fed 2
You have helped make my dreams come true. I know that’s a corny sentence, but it’s completely sincere. My lifelong dream, since I was a little (nerdy) girl, was to be a published author and to make my living by writing. Thanks to you and your support, that’s what I do now… usually in slightly-smelly workout clothes, muttering “I need to take a shower” as I continue to type.
My next dream is to find our book on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s really hard to admit that; my ego is screaming at me right now for sharing that particular desire. But here’s the thing: You can help with that, too. First-week sales are a big deal, and if you pre-order Well Fed 2, we maybe maybe maybe might be able to make it onto the New York Times bestseller list. And I will scream a scream of joy so loud, you will all hear it, wherever you are.
Update: If you’re buying multiple copies to (a) give them to loved ones or (b) help us even more, it does us the most good if you buy eac book separately. If you buy 5 copies as 5 individual transactions, it counts as 5 sales. If you buy 5 copies all at once, it only counts as 1 sale. THANK YOU!
Thank you in advance, about a billion times.
While we’re all waiting for October 22 to arrive, I’ve got a treat for you. You can get your hands on a free 35-page sampler PDF of Well Fed 2 right now! Just click that big ol’ button to make it happen. (If you’re on an older web browser, you might need to right-click.)