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Your Cookbook Questions: Answered! | Bold Kitchen

Your Cookbook Questions: Answered! | Bold Kitchen


Thanks all SO a lot in your assist and pleasure for the Bold Kitchen Cookbook to this point! The recipes within the e book (which is formally out there for preorder now!) have been created by yours really over the course of a complete yr! I spent hours upon hours growing, enhancing, writing, and testing and I couldn’t be extra excited so that you can have the e book in your fingers in just a few brief months.

Within the meantime, I needed to dedicate a put up to answering ALL of your burning questions concerning the e book and the recipes which are inside. Scroll by way of to get a behind-the-scenes look and a full FAQ part the place I answered probably the most generally requested questions.

Have any extra Q’s? Go away a remark! Get a sneak peek of the recipes and extra particulars right here, and be sure you enroll for our electronic mail record to get unique cookbook content material to your electronic mail record.

Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen holding her cookbookMonique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen holding her cookbook

All about The Bold Kitchen Cookbook

The recipes in my cookbook embrace every little thing from breakfasts, snacks, appetizers, enjoyable playful dinners and even recipes for entertaining friends, sauces, dressings and tons of desserts for each event (or simply as a result of baking = remedy)! On this cookbook, I needed to supply a bit little bit of every little thing as a result of that’s precisely what I do on my website. I really like creating every little thing from stunning yeast breads and nourishing, better-for-you muffins to scrumptious, hearty salads and soups to fabulous weeknight or weekend dinners. Oh and desserts. You realize your woman by no means forgets dessert.

Most of all, I need you to know that The Bold Kitchen Cookbook is actually about inviting YOU to get formidable in your personal kitchen, no matter that will imply to you. Whether or not it means attempting a brand new recipe, condiment, ingredient or method or studying to nourish your physique, this cookbook is for you. I need you to search out JOY in cooking and baking, and I wish to assist you to nourish your physique on the identical time. Collectively, we are going to discover YOUR Bold Kitchen.

Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen standing in front of a wall of recipe photos with a designerMonique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen standing in front of a wall of recipe photos with a designer

When does the cookbook come out?

The Bold Kitchen Cookbook is formally on the market beginning September 10, 2024, however you may preorder now (which helps SO a lot!).

Why preorder the e book?

I do know September feels far-off, however preordering is extremely necessary for authors — particularly NEW authors like me! There are just a few explanation why:

  1. Retail availability. The variety of preordered books lets retailers know that they need to inventory extra copies, which in flip will get much more copies in readers’ fingers. Publishers will print extra copies to promote in shops once they see that the e book is in demand.
  2. Media alternatives. The extra the e book is preordered, the extra alternatives my staff and I should share it across the nation (and the world!) by way of TV appearances, and on-line and in-print articles.
  3. Turning into a bestseller. Preordering the e book helps it climb coveted bestseller lists on New York Instances, Amazon, and extra. A TRUE honor for any creator.

Your assist means the world to me! I couldn’t do that with out you!

How one can preorder

I’ve included all of our out there retailers on this web page, however I’ll hyperlink them under as properly!

Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen and a designer looking at a wall of cookbook photosMonique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen and a designer looking at a wall of cookbook photos

All concerning the recipes

Round 85% of the recipes in my cookbook are BRAND NEW. I hand-picked just a few reader favorites that I felt deserved a spot in a cookbook, and that you just’d make time and again.

I began developing with the recipes primarily based round themes and ideas I needed to execute within the e book. I knew I needed the cookbook to symbolize my model and what Bold Kitchen stands for, however I additionally needed to e book to really feel like an prompt basic, and one that you’d be enthusiastic about cooking from time and again. I had very particular concepts concerning the design format of the e book and the way it may stand out from all the opposite cookbooks on the cabinets. From there, I created my desk of contents after which started testing and growing recipes primarily based off of flavors and concepts I had. The factor about recipe testing (and me) is that I prefer to pivot, so I’d begin out with having an concept however then it simply builds and builds and builds as I am going. That’s all aside of the method! Typically I make a pasta after which go… wait, this could be unimaginable with lemon and a whipped lemon ricotta… oh and perhaps thyme, too? Due to this fact, I check and check once more! In reality, every recipe has been examined at LEAST 3-Four instances.

Most of all, I needed these recipes to be a mix of recipes that made you’re feeling good from the within out (suppose protein and fiber-packed, veggie-loaded meals!), however I additionally needed recipes that felt distinctive, typically celebratory or maybe even a enjoyable twist on a basic dish. I pulled inspiration from my Hispanic heritage and dishes which have been handed down by way of generations, so right here and there, you’ll discover just a few Puerto Rican recipes impressed by my stunning mother and grandmother.

Lastly, I’m SO pleased with the attractive, VIBRANT pictures that I really feel actually represents Bold Kitchen. It’s colourful and trendy with classic touches. Mainly, I can’t wait so that you can open up the cookbook as a result of I believe you’re going to be drawn in from the very first chapter!

Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen lifting noodles out of a pan on a tableMonique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen lifting noodles out of a pan on a table

What’s inside?

As talked about above, you’ll discover all kinds of recipes within the e book. Breakfasts/snacks, appetizers/starters, soups, vegetarian mains, dinners, desserts and a complete chapter dedicated to sauces, dressings, dips and extra! A cookbook for on a regular basis life (and each season!). Get a sneak peek right here!

Different recipe particulars:

  • 75% of the recipes are gluten free or could be made gluten free
  • 65% of the recipes are dairy free or can simply be made dairy free
  • 70% of the recipes are vegetarian or simply made vegetarian

Make it Your Means

You’ll discover this part after most of my recipes within the cookbook. That is the place yow will discover my options for making swaps and substitutions, similar to the right way to make a recipe gluten free, dairy free, or vegan, when relevant.

Make it Nutrient Dense

This part lives under among the recipes within the cookbook and consists of my ideas for throwing in nutrient-packed substances to spice up the vitamin of the recipe with out sacrificing taste. I’ll inform you the right way to add protein, improve the veggies, and many others.

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  • Are there vegetarian recipes?
    • Sure! Round 70% of the recipes are vegetarian or vegetarian-friendly!
  • Is the vitamin data out there for every recipe?
    • I made a decision to not embrace dietary data in my cookbook as a result of 1) we didn’t have room to incorporate them and a pair of) I didn’t need the numbers to overshadow the recipes — however please know that many of the recipes are extremely nutrient dense and if obligatory from a well being standpoint, you might be welcome to make use of varied on-line vitamin calculators!
  • What’s within the Desk of Contents?
    • We’ll plan to share this in one other weblog put up! Be certain to enroll in our electronic mail record so that you could be the primary to know.
  • Are there kid-friendly choices?
    • There are undoubtedly loads of kid-friendly choices, like my cornflake crusted rooster tenders (with honey mustard dipping sauce!) or my scoop ’em up mini pesto turkey meatballs.
  • Fav new recipe from the e book?
    • Don’t make me decide!!! Okay, however I actually love my enchilada recipes within the e book (there are Three enchilada kind of recipes)! Particularly my Magical Candy Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Poblano-Jalapeno Sauce.  They’re vegetarian however you may simply add rooster if you happen to’d like. The sauce is INSANELY GOOD.
  • Are weights included for baking recipes?
    • Sure! I’ve included weights for all my baking recipes! YAY!
  • Are there notes on the right way to make a recipe gluten free and/or dairy free?
    • Sure, most recipes have particular word part referred to as ‘Make It Your Means’ the place I embrace the right way to make a recipe gluten free or dairy free every time attainable.
  • Storing and freezing ideas?
    • I’ve included storing and freezing ideas for nearly all of my recipes. In reality, I’ve a complete the right way to freeze every little thing part in my e book, too!
  • Are there pictures of each recipe?
    • Sure! I used to be adamant about having a photograph for each recipe as a result of let’s be sincere… all of us eat with our eyes first!
  • Are there desserts and snacks or simply meals?
    • There’s every little thing on this cookbook. See above for extra particulars!
  • Are there simple recipes or are they tough?
    • Many of the recipes are very simple and straight-forward, however I even have recipes that provide a enjoyable undertaking or problem or embrace a probably new method you haven’t tried earlier than.
  • Hardest recipe to craft?
    • My Milk & Honey Oatmeal Dinner Rolls (or burger buns!). I examined this recipe eight instances earlier than I lastly nailed it. And let me inform you they’re FABULOUS. Made with oats, honey, bread flour and white complete wheat flour and enjoyable seeds on prime + a honey butter… omg!! So good to make as a enjoyable undertaking, or enjoyable a phenomenal dinner — and they’re VERY freezer-friendly and could be made forward of time! Whoo hoo!

Thanks SO a lot for all your assist and pleasure in direction of the cookbook. Let the countdown to September start! Don’t overlook to preorder right here!



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