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Your Cookbook Questions: Answered! | Bold Kitchen

Your Cookbook Questions: Answered! | Bold Kitchen

Thanks all SO a lot to your help and pleasure for the Bold Kitchen Cookbook thus far! The recipes within the guide (which is formally accessible for preorder now!) had been created by yours actually over the course of a complete 12 months! I spent hours upon hours growing, enhancing, writing, and testing and I couldn’t be extra excited so that you can have the guide in your palms in just a few quick months.

Within the meantime, I needed to dedicate a publish to answering ALL of your burning questions concerning the guide and the recipes which are inside. Scroll via to get a behind-the-scenes look and a full FAQ part the place I answered essentially 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 you’ll want to join for our e mail checklist to get unique cookbook content material to your e mail checklist.

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All about The Bold Kitchen Cookbook

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

Most of all, I would like you to know that The Bold Kitchen Cookbook is de facto about inviting YOU to get formidable in your individual 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 would like you to search out JOY in cooking and baking, and I wish to allow you to nourish your physique on the identical time. Collectively, we’ll discover YOUR Bold Kitchen.

Monique 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 guide?

I do know September feels distant, 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’ palms. Publishers will print extra copies to promote in shops after they see that the guide is in demand.
  2. Media alternatives. The extra the guide is preordered, the extra alternatives my staff and I should share it across the nation (and the world!) via TV appearances, and on-line and in-print articles.
  3. Changing into a bestseller. Preordering the guide helps it climb coveted bestseller lists on New York Instances, Amazon, and extra. A TRUE honor for any creator.

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

The way to preorder

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

Monique 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 simply’d make time and again.

I began developing with the recipes based mostly round themes and ideas I needed to execute within the guide. I knew I needed the cookbook to characterize my model and what Bold Kitchen stands for, however I additionally needed to guide to really feel like an on the spot traditional, and one that you’d be enthusiastic about cooking from time and again. I had very particular concepts concerning the design format of the guide and the way it might 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 based mostly off of flavors and concepts I had. The factor about recipe testing (and me) is that I wish to pivot, so I’d begin out with having an thought however then it simply builds and builds and builds as I’m going. That’s all aside of the method! Typically I make a pasta after which go… wait, this could be unbelievable with lemon and a whipped lemon ricotta… oh and perhaps thyme, too? Subsequently, I take a look at and take a look at once more! In reality, every recipe has been examined at LEAST 3-4 occasions.

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

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

Monique 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 guide. 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 Manner

You’ll discover this part after most of my recipes within the cookbook. That is the place you will discover my recommendations for making swaps and substitutions, equivalent to easy methods to make a recipe gluten free, dairy free, or vegan, when relevant.

Make it Nutrient Dense

This part lives under a few of the recipes within the cookbook and contains my ideas for throwing in nutrient-packed substances to spice up the diet of the recipe with out sacrificing taste. I’ll inform you easy methods to add protein, enhance the veggies, and so forth.

Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen at a table with a camera overhead


  • Are there vegetarian recipes?
    • Sure! Round 70% of the recipes are vegetarian or vegetarian-friendly!
  • Is the diet info accessible for every recipe?
    • I made a decision to not embrace dietary info in my cookbook as a result of 1) we didn’t have room to incorporate them and a couple 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 essential from a well being standpoint, you’re welcome to make use of varied on-line diet calculators!
  • What’s within the Desk of Contents?
    • We’ll plan to share this in one other weblog publish! Ensure to join our e mail checklist so that you could be the primary to know.
  • Are there kid-friendly choices?
    • There are positively 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 guide?
    • Don’t make me choose!!! Okay, however I actually love my enchilada recipes within the guide (there are 3 enchilada sort of recipes)! Particularly my Magical Candy Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Creamy Poblano-Jalapeno Sauce.  They’re vegetarian however you may simply add rooster in the event you’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 easy methods to make a recipe gluten free and/or dairy free?
    • Sure, most recipes have particular observe part known as ‘Make It Your Manner’ the place I embrace easy methods to make a recipe gluten free or dairy free at any time when attainable.
  • Storing and freezing ideas?
    • I’ve included storing and freezing ideas for nearly all of my recipes. In reality, I’ve a complete easy methods to freeze the whole lot part in my guide, too!
  • Are there photographs 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 the whole lot on this cookbook. See above for extra particulars!
  • Are there simple recipes or are they troublesome?
    • Many of the recipes are very simple and straight-forward, however I even have recipes that supply 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 8 occasions earlier than I lastly nailed it. And let me inform you they’re FABULOUS. Made with oats, honey, bread flour and white entire wheat flour and enjoyable seeds on high + a honey butter… omg!! So good to make as a enjoyable undertaking, or enjoyable a good looking dinner — and they’re VERY freezer-friendly and could be made forward of time! Whoo hoo!

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

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