Learn to eat well with more than 100 approachable and delicious meatless recipes designed for everyone—vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike—with substitutions to make meals special diet–friendly (gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free) whenever possible.
The path to a healthy body and happy belly is paved with real food—fresh, wholesome, sustainable food—and it doesn’t need to be so difficult. No one knows this more than Kathryne Taylor of America’s most popular vegetarian food blog, Cookie + Kate.
With brand-new, creative recipes, Taylor inspires you to step into the kitchen and cook wholesome plant-based meals, again and again. She’ll change your mind about kale and quinoa, and show you how to make the best granola you’ve ever tasted. You’ll find make-your-own instant oatmeal mix and fluffy, naturally sweetened, whole-grain blueberry muffins; hearty green salads and warming soups; pineapple pico de gallo; healthier homemade pizzas; and even a few favorites from the blog. Of course, Love Real Food wouldn’t be complete without plenty of stories starring Taylor’s veggie-obsessed, rescue dog sous-chef, Cookie! Taylor celebrates whole foods by encouraging you not just to “eat this,” but to eat like this. Take it from her readers: you’ll love how you feel.
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