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Hi folks! I’ve had this project stewing for quite awhile (I think “stewing” is an appropriate metaphor for a food blogger, don’t you?), and the time has finally come to share it! When I was working on Necessary Food, I kept you guys informed every step of the way, but in that project I learned that publishing a printed work usually comes with delays. When the world is waiting for the product to be released, there’s a lot of pressure to meet deadlines, and I decided that I wanted to take things a little easier this time. I hope you can forgive me for hiding things from you. 😉
So what’s the new project? It’s a calendar! Taking my dad’s suggestion, I’ve titled it “Necessary Time” – like “Necessary Food“, but a calendar, not a cookbook…yeah, you get it. I’ve toyed with the calendar idea for quite a while. I mean, how cool would it be to have a food calendar with a new healthy recipe for each month? Now that I have them in hand, it’s pretty cool, all right! Especially when there’s a recipe card for each recipe included in the back! These recipe cards were a genius idea suggested to me by Leroy, brainstormer and manager (I think?) at Carlisle Printing, the company that prints my cookbook (and now calendar as well). I’m pretty excited about the recipe cards, as you may be able to tell in the video below. I just love when things are neat and tidy and pre-perforated and colorful and unique. Keep scrolling through this post to get a closer look at the recipes included in this calendar!
- Preorder opens today, Oct 2, and ends Oct 22. All the calendars will be shipping out on Oct 23.
- There is a limited quantity available! This is why you should order NOW.
- We’re offering a special shipping option on single-calendar orders that will not be available after preorder, so take advantage of it! More details can be found on the calendar order page.
- We will be sending a coupon for $2 off Necessary Food to all the people who order calendars during preorder! This doesn’t just give you $2 off of one book – it gives you $2 off each book in your order! (This doesn’t include wholesale orders, but I am running a 10% off wholesale promotion during Oct/Nov that you can take advantage of.)
Automatic price deductions are made in the calendar checkout if you order multiple calendars, so grab a few and get your Christmas shopping done in October! These would make excellent gifts.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Butter (Healthy Fats)
Mocha Cheesecake (Healthy Fats)
Chickpea Curry over Caulitoes (Healthy Carbs)
PB&J Muesli (Healthy Carbs)
Fresh Strawberry Pie (Healthy Fats)
Mocha Chip Baked Oatmeal (Healthy Carbs)
Peach Ice Cream (Healthy Carbs)
Mochasicles (Foundation Fats)
Pizza Boats (Healthy Fats)
Blender Banana Muffins (Healthy Carbs)
Pecan Pie Ice Cream (Healthy Fats)
Peppermint Pudding Cake (Healthy Fats)
So…is this going to be a recurring project? I hope so! The idea is to create a 2019 calendar, and then a 2020 calendar (that sounds futuristic!), and so on, until I die (inevitable), run out of recipe ideas (highly unlikely), or become a millionaire (slightly more likely than the former, but still highly unlikely).
More projects, printed and digital, are in the works, so be sure to subscribe to my blog via email (in the sidebar on a computer – at the bottom of the page on mobile) to be notified when new products are released! Keep an eye out on my Instagram stories for behind-the-scenes peeks!