Almost two weeks ago, Real Food How To: Recipes To Teach You How To Cook From Scratch became available. Still not sure if this book is for you? Real Food How To is for:
Recent graduates out on their own for the first time. I don’t know about you, but my kitchen skills were pretty limited when I first moved out. I knew how to brown ground beef and cook chicken (although not well), and I knew enough to make dinner out of a box. Let me tell you, you get pretty sick of those boxed meals after a few weeks. Do your graduates a favor and let them skip the boxed food phase.
Newlyweds. Like recent graduates, newlyweds may not have much experience in the kitchen, and what better gift that something that helps them make yummy food? I remember being overwhelmed with the sheer amount of gifts we got at our wedding. So many kitchen appliances, home decor items, and picture frames. While we appreciated all of those gifts, one thing we didn’t get were cookbooks. And since I was literally in my own kitchen for the first time, I could have used some direction.
The newly gluten free. All of the recipes in this book are (or can be made) gluten free. That’s how we eat, so that’s how I cook. But I know how overwhelming that can be when you’re thrown into it, and having a place to start is helpful. Having recipes that are already written to be safe for your family without having to make substitutions is huge when you’re just starting out. Nowadays I can look at even a baking recipe and guess at what substitutions might work, but when we first started? I had no idea what I was even going to feed my people for dinner, much less the rest of the week.
Busy moms. Raise your hand if you have time to cook a gourmet multi-course dinner tonight in between wiping butts and cleaning up messes? No? Me either. These recipes are meant to be mostly quick and easy meals that you can feel good about feeding your family. In fact, almost all of the recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less. Because when you get to that witching hour, when at least half the children are whining and the others are wrestling on the bedroom floor, you need something quick and easy.
Those beginning to midway on a real food journey. If you’re working on shifting your diet from the standard American way of eating, you may already know how to do some of the things in this book. But you may not. And the best way to make a lasting change is to take things one step at a time. If you try to change every aspect of your eating all at once, you’ll probably burn out fast and head back to the processed food. But if you make one small healthy change at a time, they’ll add up, and they’ll be sustainable.
People who eat. Okay, okay, hear me out. We all need to eat, and why not eat yummy food that someone has already tested out to make sure it’s good? Even if you don’t fit into any of the other categories, my family and my recipe testers assure me that this food is yummy. The rest is just a bonus.
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