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Your Cookbook Questions: Answered! | Bold Kitchen

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

Within the meantime, I needed to dedicate a submit to answering ALL of your burning questions in regards to the e-book and the recipes which can be inside. Scroll by 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 enroll for our e-mail checklist to get unique cookbook content material to your e-mail checklist.

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 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 slightly little bit of the whole lot as a result of that’s precisely what I do on my website. I 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. your lady by no means forgets dessert.

Most of all, I need you to know that The Bold Kitchen Cookbook is basically about inviting YOU to get bold in your individual kitchen, no matter that will imply to you. Whether or not it means making an attempt a brand new recipe, condiment, ingredient or approach or studying to nourish your physique, this cookbook is for you. I need you to seek out JOY in cooking and baking, and I wish to provide help to nourish your physique on the similar time. Collectively, we’ll 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 vital 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’ arms. 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 must share it across the nation (and the world!) by TV appearances, and on-line and in-print articles.
  3. Changing into a bestseller. Preordering the e-book helps it climb coveted bestseller lists on New York Occasions, 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 out there retailers on this web page, however I’ll hyperlink them beneath as effectively!

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 in regards to 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 many times.

I began arising with the recipes based mostly round themes and ideas I needed to execute within the e-book. I knew I needed the cookbook to signify my model and what Bold Kitchen stands for, however I additionally needed to e-book to really feel like an immediate basic, and one that you’d be enthusiastic about cooking from many times. I had very particular concepts in regards to the design structure of the e-book 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 concept 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 unimaginable with lemon and a whipped lemon ricotta… oh and perhaps thyme, too? Subsequently, I check and check 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 are feeling good from the within out (assume protein and fiber-packed, veggie-loaded meals!), however I additionally needed recipes that felt distinctive, typically celebratory or even perhaps a enjoyable twist on a basic dish. I pulled inspiration from my Hispanic heritage and dishes which have been handed down by 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 happy with the attractive, VIBRANT pictures that I really feel actually represents Bold Kitchen. It’s colourful and fashionable with classic touches. Principally, I can’t wait so that you can open up the cookbook as a result of I believe you will 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 types of recipes within the e-book. Breakfasts/snacks, appetizers/starters, soups, vegetarian mains, dinners, desserts and an entire 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 Method

You’ll discover this part after most of my recipes within the cookbook. That is the place you could find my options for making swaps and substitutions, reminiscent of make a recipe gluten free, dairy free, or vegan, when relevant.

Make it Nutrient Dense

This part lives beneath a number 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 let you know add protein, improve the veggies, and so forth.

Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen at a table with a camera overheadMonique 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 out there 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 a lot of the recipes are extremely nutrient dense and if obligatory from a well being standpoint, you’re welcome to make use of numerous on-line diet calculators!
  • What’s within the Desk of Contents?
    • We’ll plan to share this in one other weblog submit! Make certain to enroll in 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 e-book?
    • Don’t make me choose!!! Okay, however I actually love my enchilada recipes within the e-book (there are 3 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 should 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 make a recipe gluten free and/or dairy free?
    • Sure, most recipes have particular be aware part referred to as ‘Make It Your Method’ the place I embrace make a recipe gluten free or dairy free every time potential.
  • Storing and freezing ideas?
    • I’ve included storing and freezing ideas for nearly all of my recipes. In reality, I’ve a complete freeze the whole lot part in my e-book, too!
  • Are there images 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?
    • A lot of the recipes are very simple and straight-forward, however I even have recipes that supply a enjoyable challenge or problem or embrace a doubtlessly new approach 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 let you know 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 challenge, or enjoyable an attractive 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 direction of the cookbook. Let the countdown to September start! Don’t overlook to preorder right here!



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