Exciting News To Share

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When I began blogging a few years ago, I never dreamed that my little recipe blog would develop into the interactive and supportive community it has become today.

This website was originally intended to be my own personal recipe resource (a way to avoid storing hard-copies of my favorite recipes when we moved into a teeny-tiny Los Angeles apartment), but it also became an easy way to share healthy recipe ideas with my long-distance friends and family. Over the years, the number of friends and family has grown, and now includes all of you reading here today!

Which is why I’m so excited to share my news with you all, my virtual family.

I’m writing a cookbook!


I spoke with several publishers last year, and finally found the perfect home for my cookbook at Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House. It will feature loads of all-natural recipes that are family-friendly and easy to incorporate into an overall healthy lifestyle.

You may have noticed that I’ve posted a few pictures of recipes over the past few months, which I haven’t been able to share with you quite yet. It’s terribly difficult to keep them to myself, but I’m saving half of the recipes I develop for my book, and the other half for the blog.

Needless to say, things have been pretty busy over here!

cupcakes with frostingWhile I finish writing the manuscript, I’d love to hear from YOU in the meantime. What recipes would you like to see in a healthy cookbook? Any other suggestions you’d like to share?

I look forward to sharing more of this journey with you as it progresses!

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Congratulations! This is very exciting!!


Wow! How exciting and great news for me! Your recipes are favorites of mine! Congratulations!


Congrats!! Can’t wait to read it! Love all of your recipes!


    Congrats!!!! I will Definetly be purchasing your book, I tell all my friends and family about your website! I’d love to see some healthy snack recipes and particularly lunch recipes that don’t require fridge storage. I also love to know the health benefits of each recipe. This is so well deserved for you!!!!!

Rande @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen

Oh Megan, that’s amazing!!! Congrats, I can’t wait to get my hands on it 🙂

Fit n Fifty

Megan – so happy to hear you are embarking on this adventure. I would really like to see recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. (My definition of easy is not HAVING to use a lot of kitchen appliances – I just don’t own them)and ingredients that are easily accessible and common kitchen staples. (especially during a midwest winter)and low sodium. Best of luck to you!


This is awesome news! You really do have some of the best recipes out there and I am constantly letting my friends and family know about your blog. Make sure to include your almond cookies, they are my personal favorites to make.

Yes Life Love

Congrats! I’ve been reading your blog for years and have made lots and lots of your recipes. Sort of related question: After your baby was born, did you decide to just do health coaching/blogging/writing/cook book writing, etc, and leave your full time job? Just curious (I’m pregnant with my first and due in May, and just trying to figure it all out!)


    Thanks! I actually still work full-time, so it’s kinda crazy around here! I just love my day job too much to leave it.


      what do you do full-time?


        I illustrate greeting cards!


You deserve it!! Can’t wait for it, Megan!


Congratulations Megan!! I love your blog so I’m sure your cookbook will be amazing!!

Heather D

I’d like to see more sugar free/grain free recipes.


Congratulations! I just found your website yesterday and I am a fan!!

Cassie Vaughn

Hurray! Sugar free healthy but REAL desserts! Thanks!


Congrats! So happy for you! I would love to see a lot of vegan recipes (or at least vegan variations)!


Congrats! I’d love to see properly combined food recipes!


How exciting! Congratulations!


My favourite recipe is your cauliflower pizza crust….it’s always a big hit at my parties!!!!! Congrats 🙂


What an amazing opportunity! If I had to suggest one recipe to include, it would definitely be your cauliflower fried rice 🙂


Congratulations from Cologne / Germany. Love your blog since I started to eat just vegan stuff!
Served your raw chocolate swirl cheesecake at a part of dessert at x-mas. Wow!


Yay!! This is exciting, congratulations! I’d like to see more things like soups and stews, maybe some great salads. You have a lot of great sweet treas and they are all fantastic, but I’d love to get more “meal” ideas from you. 🙂


Great! I can’t wait to buy it.


Yay!!! This is very exciting. Having all your wonderful recipes together in one book will be a dream!! Love everything tried from your site.definitely make sure there is a dessert section 🙂 best of luck!!!


Congrats!! Love your blog!! Make sure to add your grain free baking recipes – they are the best out there!! We especially love the pb banana muffins, and the pumpkin bars. Also love that cherry chocolate shake. It’s a staple in our house!! Looking forward to the book!


Congratulations!! That is a cookbook I will plan to buy!


Hi Megan!
I am so happy for you, this is great news! I love your website, it’s a very precious source of information for me and it’s also very user-friendly, which I think unconsciously is the reason why I keep coming back to your blog and never lose interest. If you ask me, I would love your cookbook to reflect that. For example, I’d love a cookbook that stays on the right page when you lay it on the counter to cook or use a bookholder. I find most cookbooks nowadays look more like coffee table books. I fall for their look at the store but gradually lose interest (even though I love the content!) because I do not find them practical. Recipe-wise, I’d love a clear indication of what food category each recipe falls into and whether they could be frozen or not (your freezer-meal section is such a life-saver for me!!). And since I’m still new to food combining, I would love a cookbook that’s organized in a way that makes it easy for me to quickly prepare a three-course meal respecting food-combining principles on a week-night 🙂 More grain-free recipes would be awesome, too 🙂 And a section of “copy-cat meals” for each type of cuisine (Asian, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, etc.) would be a great resource when my hubby and I are tempted to order take-out!
Thank you so much for allowing us to make suggestions 🙂 I can’t wait to see the final result! Cheers 🙂


Good for you!


Congratulations! I am a student of IIN. Happy to see your success!
I honestly don’t buy or use recipe books unless there are pictures. I need that visual motivation! Also, fewer ingredients and suggestions for alternatives if I don’t have something on hand.
Good luck to you!


SO excited about this!! I’d love to see LOTS of healthy easy raw kale salads and other yummy salads and dishes that keep well for a few days :). Good luck!! Can’t wait!!

Chef Amber Shea

Congrats, Megan!!


I love your site and tell everyone about it all the time. It makes me feel smart and informed on conscious eating : ) It has become my go-to for every day inspiration. I love the what-i-ate-wednesday. you have a way of making me realize how easy it really is to make healthy things, just a matter of getting in habit. I agree with the suggestions to keep it well organized & more practical for planning actual meals throughout the day/week, rather than just a pretty book (although your photos are always amazing so you have to keep some in there). you might need to write more than one book! eventually… what, i cannot believe you do all this and have a day job. amazing!


This is wonderful news. Your cauliflower pizza crust was my first introduction to your site over a year ago and I’ve been back most days ever since. I’d like to see a good share of the recipes devoted to mains (soups, salads, stews, etc.). Congratulations on a well-deserved opportunity.


Wonderful and exciting news! I have been wondering when this would happen. I’m looking forward to bringing more of you in to my kitchen. 🙂 Congratulations!

Rosemary Erickson

Awesome, that’s wonderful news! I love getting your postings, and routinely check your site when I’m seeking a healthy recipe 🙂


Congratulations!!! So excited for you! I will definitely be a supporter!! 🙂


I’m so happy for you! Plus, I’m excited for the future birthday/Christmas gifts I’ll be able to give people! Please include your detox blonde macaroons, paleo chocolate chip cookies and chocolate coconut ice cream. Oh, we also loved the flourless peanut butter cookies with the TJ’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups in them. Can’t wait to see your book!


Congratulations! I love your website and your yummy recipes. I’m sure your book will be amazing, I would love to see a PDF version since i have so many paper cookbooks and not really room for anymore but would still love all the recipes!


This is wonderful news! I look forward to purchasing your cook book. Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed your recipes and recommend your website to my friends/family.


Congratulations! I would love to see more dinner recipies that are quick and easy to prepare. Your website and recipes are amazing, and I can’t wait to see what is in store.

Tasha L.

Your website is honestly one of my very favorites – you have a way of motivating me to eat right. I like all your recipes, and your style of eating. I was hoping you’d do a cookbook sometime! That is exciting.

brianna latham

i am soooo excited!


that’s great news! i will definitely buy your cookbook! it will save me from adding to my “detoxinista recipes” printout collection 🙂


Congrats! I love your website and recipes.

Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl

That is huge!!! So happy for you!

Julie H.

Megan! I’m really excited for you. I would like to see some recipes that are interchangeable with ingredients. Make suggestions or side notes that give variations. For example, swap zucchini noodles for rutabaga noodles, spaghetti squash noodles, etc. Swap real meat for “mushroom meat”. Include fun, optional toppings like your “Parmesan cheese”, “sweet potato cheese”, cauliflower Alfredo. The best of luck! And congrats!


Yay!! So happy for you!! Megan you coached me a few years back for a few months and we met at Juicy Ladies for a juice. I’ve been meaning to contact you to let you know how much I still love your recipes 🙂 It is awesome to have have such clean, easy recipes to have for my home and being that I have 3 kiddos with my youngest being 10 months I don’t have ANY time in the kitchen. I think you have a bright future in the kitchen and next up you should have your own cooking show! Congrats on your beautiful baby boy, they are little treasures 🙂 All the best to you and hope we can connect again!

Andrea 🙂

Maria C

This are great news!!! I would love to see all your recipes in a book a I’ll buy if for sure! cogratulations!

Anne B

Congratulations! I am looking forward to it.


YAAAY!!!! That’s such exciting news. Congrats


I love your blog and your recipes. Can’t wait for the cookbook.


YAY!!! Congrats! I love all your recipes, and would love to buy your cookbook when it’s complete. Your cauliflower pizza crust is one of our absolute favorites, along with your grain free chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for sharing your passion with us 🙂


My wish came true – I discovered your website a few days ago and wished that I could just have all your recipes and tips in a book! Good work & Congratulations, I do hope we don’t have to wait too long for the book.

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