Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan. I’ve tried some of Melissa’s recipes and have never been disappointed.
Simply Gluten Free Magazine—My favorite magazine!
I LOVE Gluten Is My Bitch by April Peveteaux because it is the most real depiction of what the Gluten Free lifestyle is like. She’s funny and tells her story well. Plus, there’s lots to learn from her too.
Not a book, but a favorite for sure! I received this stainless steel food scoop from my sister Andrea who is the best cheesecake baker on the planet. I love this for scooping up chopped veggies! If you like to cook, then this helps make food prep fun and easy. Thanks Sis!
With a title like The Firestarter Sessions, this book makes you want to read it. The title says “jump in” and it lives up to its name. My friend Kristen told me about it and I ordered it THAT DAY. As she explained to me what it was about, I was in it from the start. It’s a lot of things we all try to do and think, but the way Danielle LaPorte writes gives you the boost you need—and important reminders too! I’ve already shared it with two people, and they both were ecstatic!
The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. This book completely changed how I ate—and felt.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield is a good kick in the pants for anyone who struggles with doubt and getting their great work out in the world. I love this particular excerpt from the book on The Artist’s Life.
My son and daughter-in-law, John and Shanny, sent this this little treasure to me: Jennifer’s Way by actress Jennifer Esposito. They are both avid readers, and John has celiac disease, too. Thank you J&S!
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson is a wonderful way of approaching organizing your house and life! This really steps up everyone’s minimalist game with techniques and tips to get ride of clutter and clean up our surroundings. Do you really need all that stuff in your closet? I love this book!
Geez, I wish I would’ve had this book way back when. I would cry so much at funerals. I was worse than the families I would be visiting and couldn’t comfort them because I felt their pain too deeply. And then what do you do? There Is No Good Card For This by Kelsey Crowe, PhD and illustrator Emily McDowell explains it so well. I mailed it to both of my boys. It’s helpful and a beautiful addition to my fave books.
The Whole 30 by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig is out there in a big way. There’s a lot of cooking with this program, so I do my own version of it, but it has wonderful recipes and practices for people who need a kick start.
JM Storm can read minds with his poems. He pays attention to the world around him and turns it into poetry. I love his book In My Head and gift it whenever I can.
Every poem in the poetry book salt by Nayyirah Waheed pulls on my heart strings. I have followed her for a long time, and her poems tell a beautiful story. She’s smart, brave, sees between the lines, and is not afraid to say real things. She is with all of us on our life journeys.
Dennis the Prescott sets the bar high. His book Eat Delicious has the most enticing food photography, with each page and recipe more delicious than the next. He believes that food is community, and meant to be celebrated. That good food isn’t processed—or precious—but fun to make, exciting to eat, and puts you in a good mood. Yes, please!
Lisa Congdon’s books are all whimsically and imperfectly hand-lettered and illustrated. She does a beautiful job making things look simple and pretty at the same time. Fortune Favors the Brave is the first book I bought of hers, which came from her 365 Days of Hand Lettering project. Not only do I love her art, but her story inspires me because she also started her passion projects later in life. Her books are the impetus behind the making of my Sage books.