Her friendly commentary inspires readers to step into the kitchen and cook healthy meals, again and again. And the book wouldn't be complete without plenty of pictures of her lovable, food- obsessed puppy sous chef, Cookie, of course! With delicious recipes like chai-spiced steel-cut oats, a pesto and quinoa power salad, jasmine tea mojitos, and reader favourite banana oat bread, Love Real Food is a natural extension of Taylor's blog, including the hallmarks that entice her many readers to visit her site daily for more.
She's got quite the fanbase eagerto buy the book: Her blog has more than a million visits per month, and she commands more than 180,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Taylor guides the home cook with ease and inspires us all to tinker with recipes until they fit our lifestyles. She deconstructs nutritional information, cutting through marketing noise and referring to trusted resources.
She encourages us to listen to our appetites and explore a whole-foods philosophy to live a healthier life. As always, her recipes are developed with accessibility and versatility in mind. They encourage you not just to "eat this," but to eat like this. Take it from her readers: You'll love how you feel.
About the Author
Kathryne Taylor is the personality behind the hugely popular blog Cookie + Kate, named after her crumb-catching dog Cookie. In six years, the vegetarian and all-natural food blog has grown from a hobby to a full-time project, and now garners over two million visits per month. Kathryne researches, develops, cooks, photographs, and writes every recipe on the blog. Originally from Oklahoma, she now lives in Kansas City.
"As a longtime reader of Cookie and Kate, I've anticipated this book for years. And not surprisingly, it 100% delivers. The recipes and photos perfectly echo Kate's taste and aesthetic, while providing new and exciting dishes for the beginner and advanced cook alike. I can't wait to get in the kitchen and try everything."
--Dana Shultz, author of Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking
"Kathryne's debut cookbook is packed with all the wholesomeness, approachability, and charm that fans of her blog, Cookie and Kate, have come to love. Featuring flavorful recipes made from simple, whole foods, a ton of helpful tips, and many heartwarming cameos from Taylor's canine sidekick, Cookie, Love Real Food is sure to become an everyday staple in kitchens everywhere--mine included!"
--Angela Liddon, founder of Oh She Glows
"I've always loved Kathryne's approach to cooking because of her focus on flavors and easy-to-master meals. Her cookbook is no different: it's filled with beautiful, approachable vegetarian recipes that the entire family will enjoy. This book will easily become a staple for everyday cooking!"
--Erin Alderson, creator of Naturally Ella
"I just love Kathryne's approach to real food! Simply put, this is the food that I want to eat every day. It's a celebration of real, beautiful, and wholesome food. The book has a range of healthified favorites, like Easy Carrot Cake and Roasted Eggplant Lasagna, as well as recipes with super creative flavor combinations, like Chickpea Tikka Masala and Fresh Greek Nachos (yum!). No one is going hungry at this party--I think we can all raise our glasses of Strawberry Rose Sangria and (avocado) toast to glorious satisfying food."
--Jeanine Donofrio, creator of Love and Lemons