I am so excited to finally be able to share not one, but TWO big announcements with you all! The first: details and preorder information on my brand new book! The second: well scroll down to the bottom. I think you'll all really share in my excitement when you see that one.
I have been working away here at the AAG headquarters, aka my kitchen and living room, to create and photograph 100 recipes for my new book Meals Made Simple, due out September 2nd! The theme of this book is quality Paleo meals that are simple to prepare but do not lack flavor or texture. I'm not showing you how to grill a piece of protein and steam some vegetables, because we all know how to do that or can find a plethora of recipes online. Instead, I'm giving you an eclectic array of dishes that boast bold flavor profiles, vibrant colors, and are easy on your time and kitchen cleanup. Things like grain and dairy free Beef Stroganoff, Sausage and Peppers Arriabata, Slow Cooker Thai Stew, One Pot Peruvian Chicken, and all of my favorite salads and sides to go with them.
With recipes that make cooking for the grain-free family both easy and enjoyable, Meals Made Simple answers the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” I'm taking the guesswork out of meal planning with a full month’s worth of dinner ideas, complete with recipes for using up leftovers and full shopping lists.
Whether we’re moms, students, or business owners, we all want fresh, home-cooked meals that are easy to prepare at the end of the day. And we want lots of choices and variety. Preparing real foods can be time-consuming and monotonous. I'm bringing simplicity and creativity to the everyday meal with an enthusiasm for flavors and textures that can often be lacking in easy weeknight meals
Meals Made Simple includes a variety of slow-cooker, one-pot, and thirty-minute meals, as well as ways to create entirely new dishes from leftovers. As with my New York Times Bestselling first book, Against All Grain , I offer special “tidbits” to help ensure your meal turns out picture-perfect. The vibrant flavors and colors in all of my dishes will add delight to any meal and end all those nights of mundane grilled chicken and broccoli. Even the desserts are quick to make, should a craving or last-minute kid’s celebration arise.
Because you didn't think I could put out a book without desserts right?
- More than 100 new gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly recipes with full -color photos
- 30 days' worth of dinner ideas to make meal planning easy
- Complete shopping lists for fast and effortless trips to the grocery store that minimize waste
- Suggestions and recipes for using leftovers to save you time and money
- Slow-cooker, one-pot, and 30-minute recipes for fast and easy dinners
- Make ahead and freezer options
- Time saving tips for getting dinner on the table quickly
Preorder NOW and you are guaranteed to get the lowest price that Amazon offers between now and when the book releases. Plus it will be on your doorstep come release day and you won't have to go searching for it at bookstores.
We are beyond thrilled to announce that we will be expanding our family by 10 fingers and 10 toes on September 21st!
The timing couldn't be more perfect with the book releasing on September 02! It was actually supposed to be released at the end of October, but when I found out my due date we kicked things into over-gear and worked hard to make sure it was done ahead of time. I will not want to have my head in book land when this sweet addition arrives!
Asher is so excited to be a big brother and Ryan and I are overjoyed!
Congrats on your 2 new great news! I can’t wait for this new cookbook – I have been so happy with AAG!
Wonderful news. I had #7 sept 8, 2013. We started paleo about 4 months into the pregnancy and it was the best pregnancy ever! Gained minimal weight, had tons of energy and no aches and pains! Enjoy!
wow, that is an exciting announcement, congratulations. This book sounds fantastic, I love that you are skipping some basics and going for inspiring inventive meals, my kind of cookbook!
Congratulations on the wonderful new addition!
Congratulations! What an exciting time for you and your family. I can’t wait for your new cookbook. I love all your recipes and use your first cookbook all the time. 🙂
Lexi @ Lexiscleankitchen.com
Congratulations, Danielle!!! So so thrilled for you and your family.
OMG Congratulations on your book AND pregnancy! That is FANTASTIC news! 🙂
Congratulations, two exciting projects! 🙂 I wish you all the best!
Congratulations!!!! I hope you do pregnancy updates! I have been loving all of your recipes, and can’t wait for the next book!
Pam Earleywine Dearden
Congrats, you look beautiful!
Congratulations! Exciting news — look forward to your new book and all the best during your pregnancy!
Congrats!!!! So happy for you about the baby, and VERY excited for the book!
That is such wonderful news. Congratulations on your upcoming book release (I already pre-ordered), and the newest addition to your family. 🙂
This whole post made me so happy for you! Can’t wait for the cookbook or to see your beautiful new addition. Congratulations on all the great things happening 🙂
Congrats, so exciting!!!
Congratulations!!!!! I knew it 🙂 and I am so very happy for you and your family. May this year be filled with many blessings and lots of good health !!!!!
Marsha Sheley Doran
Awesome news!! congratulations!
Robin Clooney Richardson
Congrats Danielle! Can’t wait to see both new editions! 🙂
Danielle, you are so cute! Congratulations! I have your first book and its the best cookbook I have purchased in the last 5 years. I love how you make paleo and gluten free so easy! Thank you and I can’t wait for this book!
Beautiful timing! And I know I’ll be getting your 2nd book! I make something from your first one at least once a week 🙂
Congratulations on the new babe!
Aww!! This makes me so happy for you! I can’t wait to hear all of your “Paleo and Pregnant” tips. 😉
Oh my goodness, I am SO excited for you, Danielle! Praise the Lord for all His blessings and grace in your life. You have been such a source of encouragement, inspiration and help to so many! I couldn’t be more happy for you! Praying for you and your precious little one and family!! xo
Aw! I’m so happy for you. =) I can’t wait to hear all of your “Paleo and Pregnant” tips! Lol.
Adventures in Dressmaking
WOW, congrats x2!!! The book looks so gorgeous, and so happy for your family!
Congratulations Danielle! Wishing you and your family a lifetime of happiness and success. You so deserve it!
So exciting, congratulations! My birthday is September 2nd woop, I guess I know what I want now haha 😉
congrats to you and your entire family! Great things ahead!
Wow! How exciting. Congratulations on both new additions.
WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! What wonderful announcements!!! Babies are the best!!!! Praying for a wonderful, healthy pregnancy and baby!!! :o) Thank you for sharing the news!
Congratulations! What wonderful news for us all! Best wishes to you and your family. Can’t wait for your new cookbook.
Sheryll Pelela Ziemer
So very happy for you Danielle and family. What a wonderful year for you! Love your book and blog and your Facebook advice!
Thrilled for you!!! Congratulations! I will join many in prayer for your special blessings!!!!!
Congratulations on all of your exciting news!i can’t wait for your next book! Your current book and blog are my main source of meals right now and I probably would have given up on attempting a grain free lifestyle a long time ago if I hadn’t had them. I have only been told that indeed to be gluten free, but through multiple attempts at elimination diets, I have learned that almost all grains and most dairy affect me in a very negative way. I am still working on going completely grain free, but I am getting closer everyday thanks to you and my stomach problems are lessening. Sending great blessings your way for you, your new addition and your family 🙂 thank you for being the inspiration I needed to keep from giving up and just living with the pain!
Yay so exciting! Congratulations to you and your sweet family. I can not wait for your new cookbook, we just love the first one! What a special year this will be for you!
Yay! Congratulations! Exciting times for you and your family. I’m looking forward to your new cookbook!
Congratulations on Both your “arrivals” in September. We are expecting Grandbaby #3 on September 23! Its a great month for all of us.♥♥
Cheryl Hatcher Dutro
SO very happy for you and your family! This is the BEST announcement!!
Oh YAY YAY YAY to both announcements! Congratulations! I’ve pre-ordered the book and I CANNOT WAIT! And if you have that little one just one day early, he or she will be born on my birthday!
Congratulations to you and your boys! I’m due with #3 September 17th! 🙂 Pre-ordering this book for sure; I love your other one!
Congratulations! Thanks for all your hard work! It makes being a grain free family tasty! Looking forward to both your new arrivals! Congratulations!
Congratulations! Very exciting news. …hoping for a pre-order kindle version too.
Congratulations Danielle! I wish you the very best.
Congrats! Cheers to a health pregnancy and everything looks delish!
Kristine Souchereau Wolff
So happy for you Danielle! Congratulations, you must be over the moon!!!
Congratulations!!!! What a lucky baby!!
Not to seem selfish, but my Bday is Sept 2nd, and I know exactly what I’m getting myself. I’m a sucker for meal plans & shopping lists. Saves me soooo much time!! Thank you!!
Congratulations! Wish you all the best 🙂
Congratulations! I ABSOLUTELY love your cookbook and have been making things from it like there’s no tomorrow. Everything I’ve made is so delicious.
The Pereira Family
So wonderful for you! Babies are such a joy. Thank you for the love for food that you have given our family back. I found your book a month ago after 8 years of eating this way without help and am not generally a cook so it was salads, grilled fish, and sometimes quinoa for food all the time plus fruit. I was so bored I didn’t want to cook for our family of six and the meals I ended up serving my four children were less than grand. My littlest who is no 5 is also grain free and I have always struggled with finding foods she enjoys. Thanks to your book we have a zest for food and life back! She absolutely adores your pancakes! We own an herb/health food store called Esther’s Garden of Healing and are thrilled to recommend your book to our customers as we teach a class on eating to regain your health. Thank you again !
So happy for you. Congratulations!
How wonderful!! Congratulations!
What great news — a double header! Best of luck.
Congratulations! Such wonderful news, on both accounts! I’ll be praying for you for a safe and healthy pregnancy and for the delivery, too. Thank you for your continuing commitment to our needs and enjoyment of safe and good eating. Your blog and recipes are the best!
So Nice!!! U’ll be meeting the Greatest <3 of a life!
Yay!! So excited for you!
Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes
How awesome!! So happy for you! Looking at the pre-order now, since September seems so farrrr away!
Congratulations on both announcements!
Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see some pregnancy craving recipes!
Congratulations! That’s a whole lot of good news! 🙂
Congrats on your upcoming bundle(s) of Joy!
Can’t wait to see the birth of both!
Congratulations Danielle. That’s one lucky baby and I’ve just pre-ordered the new book. Thanks so much for creating so many wonderful recipes.
I have a soft spot for September babies (I was one!) and love the excitement of the new school year – so your book’s arrival will be just like that! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family.
I guessed at the second announcement:). Big Congrats and wishing you every success with the new book!
yay! Congrats on both accounts, but especially the baby one! CANNOT wait to try to the new recipes out this fall:)))
Congratulations on two fronts!!!! 🙂 Can’t wait for the new book and to see updates with your pregnancy!
Mazel tov to your family!!! How exciting!
What wonderful news… a gift for you and your family… a blessing from God… and a valuable resource for our meal planning and menus! We will get to work more efficiently and spend more time with our own families, rather than be buried in the kitchen or constantly running to the store. I am so excited, and look forward to your future posts! Congratulations!
How EXCITING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! I hope costco carries your book again – I gave away my 1st 2 copies of your 1st book and finally got one for myself:) Can’t wait to get this one!! THANK YOU for all you do!!!
Congrats!! That is so exciting!!! I am also looking forward to your next cookbook. We have really enjoyed your first one. It is one of my favorites!
Such marvellous news. What a great year you’re having. Congratulations.
Congratulations Danielle! So happy and excited for you! Can’t wait for the new book and baby pics too! Are you going to find out if Asher is having a baby brother or baby sister, or wait and be surprised?
Congratulations! What a blessing on both fronts!
Julianna @ Julianna Bananna
congratulations! what exciting news!
all of the photos of the food in the upcoming cookbook look amazing as well.
Congratulations! So happy for you ~
Congratulations! Such exciting news! I wish you all the best and I can’t wait for your new book!
Congratulations, Danielle! Maybe this will inspire a new book geared towards young chefs cooking healthy meals with Mom!! Best of Luck!
Sherry Heighes Popke
Yay! Congratulations! Same birth date as me!!!! It’s a great day!
Congratulations! I was hoping the second huge announcement was going to be a baby! All the best on both or your September projects!
Congratulations!!!!! Lots of exciting news. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your first book! We have been enjoying many of your recipes, and it is without a doubt my go-to source for daily meal planning. Thanks and my best to all of you!
Janet Lynn Hunt
Congratulations!!! I am really enjoying the information you put out.
Congrats! September 21 is the best day in the year! The baby and I will have that day in common.
Congratulations!! And these pictures look so yummy!!
Congratulations!!! So happy for you and your family!! And can’t wait for the book!
Congratulations!! I wish you and your little growing family all of the blessings that you can handle!
Congrats!! Both with expanding your awesome family and the new book.
Congratulations! As a UC/Crohn’s momma of four, I hope that you’re also blessed with incredible health during your pregnancy and postpartum. Prayers for your family 🙂
That’s so awesome Danielle! You are an inspiration to is all! I love it!!!! Congrats on the baby. Here’s to health and happiness always.
Congratulations. How exciting a baby and a new book. Enjoy!
is this book no 2 ? I have the first and swear by it. Love your blog and what you do. In a bad flare at the moment because went off the diet so back on it with a vengeance. Cant wait for the book and congratulations xxx
Congratulations! All the best on both deliveries! God bless you and your family 🙂
congratulations on both pieces of news!
I had a feeling this was the announcement! Congratulations darling… Wonderful news! <3
Congratulations on both counts. Wishing you and yours the very best. Can hardly wait for the new cook book. We really love the first one.
OMGosh!!! How exciting!! You have helped members of my family in so many ways through this amazing work you do in the AAG Kitchen!! CONGRATS to Your, Ryan and Big Bro Asher!!!! <3
Congratulations, both announcements are SO exciting 🙂 I wish you all the best!
Congratulations! Also for book #2 –I’m thoroughly enjoying your AAG book and it’s just sooooo pretty!
Congrats! Excited for the new book 🙂 we love the last one!
Brandy Petrlich Crawford
Yea! Congratulations on both fantastic announcements!! You deserve all the happiness in the world…it would only be fair considering all the happiness you have brought to all of us!!
Congrats! So excited for BOTH announcements! 🙂 Blessings!
Im so happy for you!!!!!!! God is AWESOME!
Congrats on both of your blessings!!
Congrats to you both!! What exciting news all around!
Congratulations, I am so excited for you! I just pre-ordered your new book and I am looking forward to it. Your first book has helped my family and I so much. I just had my daughter this past sept. 30th, and I wish you a wonderful pregnancy and delivery!
Congratulations! Two big projects 🙂
I have my second baby due a few days before yours. The idea of tasty and low-prep meals is very appealing… Exciting times!!
Knew it! Congrats! Love your first book, look forward to the 2nd!
So happy for you and your family Danielle :-)) Here’s to September xx
Congratulations on such an exciting couple of announcements! Much <3 to your family! I can't wait for the book 🙂
Very exciting on both accounts. Congratulations!! 🙂 I hope the absolute best for you!!
Oh!! I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!! I’m sooooo happy for you!! Babies are so fantastic and you will make an amazing mom, again!
Wow – what a wonderful year this will be for you and your family! All the best, Danielle.
September is SO far away! Congrats too
I knew that was going to be your news!! Congratulations!!!!
Congratulations! Wonderful news on both!
Susie DeFreest Attwood
enjoy the fruits of your labor
Congrats to you and your family! Lots of happiness and blessings to look forward to.
Congratulations, Danielle, on both the new Book and the new Baby. Reading the above, I stopped at the phrase “Whether we’re moms, students, or business owners, we all want …”. I’m a single Dad with minor children (for over 13 years now) and like all of the other commenters, I enjoy your recipes and your blog. Maybe I qualify as a Mom, at least my license plate says MR MOM.
Oh my goodness! Congratulations!
How exciting on both accounts! Congratulations! I started doing Paleo at the beginning of the year because my two year old was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, and your website was one of the first I came across. I have been hooked ever since. My birthday was a few weeks ago, and your first cookbook was one of my requested birthday presents. I just love it, and now I can’t wait for your next one. I hope your pregnancy and birth goes smoothly and peacefully. My first son had the same due date of September 21st as yours, and he came a day early! He is now fours years old! Time does fly. Thank you for all your work on the blog and the cookbooks. You are helping others in so many ways.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and on the new book! Looking forward to getting the book too!
Congratulations Danielle and Family!! Yours was the first blog I came across after my Gluten issues discovered and there have been days when your Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies have literally kept me for losing it. I can’t wait for the new cookbook and all the best for you and the little one between now and September!!
Absolutely love love for first book. Will definitely be pre- ordering your next one. So excited to hear both announcements!!
Congratulations on both bits of news. Wishing you all the best for a safe and hassle free pregnancy. Can’t wait for the new book
Fantastic… Love the book and can’t wait to get the new one!
Congrats! I can’t wait for your new book as I just love your first one. I also wanted to share how excited I am that your expanding your family as I am as well and my due dat is Sept. 22! How funny! Any good tips on staying on the healthy plan? I had no problems with my first but this one has been hard, thank goodness I haven’t gotten sick with my chrons but need to get back on track eating heathly!
Congratulations!! And I can not wait for this cookbook!
oh wow, that’s amazing, congratulations! on both counts 🙂 so many amazing things happening in your life!
Congratulations to both announcements!
Maureen Kay Farris
Congratulations Danielle on both your new book and your pregnancy! Wishing you and your family many blessings as you travel this pregnancy journey! I’m super excited about your new book – I use my copy of AAG almost every day – so I am really looking forward to your next book!!
Congratulations! That is exciting on both announcements!
Brenda Bryan Hundley
Happy for all of you!
Congratulations!! Also can’t wait to get your new cookbook! 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m am due with my first baby September 23!!!
Love it! Love it congratulations on both!
Yay for both!! PLEASE do a Paleo Prego book/blog/something!
Congratulations! MY birthday!
Congratulations!! I thought to myself, with all the current pics, that you were positively glowing!! Then we all find out that it is NOT that new cookbook glow!! YEAH!! Happy for you and your family!!
Congrats! And I have a baby due Sept 9!
Meg @ Beard and Bonnet
Congrats!!! Super happy for your family:)
Absolutely amazing news and the timing is awesome…..first the book needed by so many and then the baby desired by you and your loving family! Congratulations:)
Congratulations! All the best to you and looking forward to updates along the way!
CONGRATULATIONS, DANIELLE!!! Precious new arrivals! Everything about you is utterly brilliant, and absolutely beautiful! THANK YOU, very much, for all your exceptionally special giving, which tremendously helps so many. ALL THE BEST to you, your lovely little one on the way, and your wonderful family!
Congratulations Danielle on the new addition to your family, how exciting!!! Also, can’t wait for your new cookbook, I’ve already checked out Amazon for the pre-order. You’re awesome! God bless you and your family!!!
Angela Bair Walter
what a exciting time… new book and new babies… congrats and best of luck. We have a lot of friends that have September due dates this year.
Congratulations!!!!!! I’d love to hear about how pregnancy is/is not affecting food choices, how you’re feeling, etc.
Oh, I just absolutely LOVE you! You are a role model for our family since we have a baby and toddler. Your recipes are the best. Congratulations mama!
Rejoicing with you!
Many congrats in the baby and the book! I was born in that day and my son had it’s EDD also on this day bye came way later :-)) he’s also going to be a big brother but end of June. I wish you a great and safe pregnancy and thumbs up for eating the food that made you healthy. I wasn’t able to stick to paleo at some point and need to find my way back but since I have no AI issues etc. I’m ok
Sorry for the typos. in means on on all instances :-))
Congratulations! We have three September birthdays in our house! Virgos are some of my favorite kinds of people!! 🙂
Congrats Danielle! All the best to the 3 of you 🙂
Oh how exciting!! Congratulations! I just have to say that your cookbook has been AMAZING!!! Someone asked me last night what I do for my meal plan, and I pulled out your book and said, “This is my meal plan!” We started eating Paleo in November of last year, and I got your book as a late Christmas present in January, and since then, it’s been amazing. I have made a majority of the recipes, and nothing fails to please. SO excited you are doing another one. Keep going with the gifts God’s given you–it’s blessing a lot of people!
Congrats! I am also pregnant and due august. I’m looking forward to reading your ideas on paleo while preggo. Desserts r my weakness right now and ur recipes r saving my life and hips!
Many, MANY congratulations to you and your family! That is wonderful news.
I am thrilled you have a new cookbook coming out in September, and that you are expecting a new baby! So exciting! I can’t wait for the new recipes! You are our families favorite cookbook.
Yay! Congrats! Your first book literally saved my life…can’t wait to see the new book…and new baby!
So happy for you all. New life is wonderful, as is a new book by you. 🙂
Congratulations! Your first cookbook helped me stay pretty Paleo through my pregnancy!
First, super excited to hear about your pregnancy!! Second, very excited about your new book coming out. Third, looking forward to reading your post on the paleo places to eat at Disneyland. My family and I go there often and I know of some places and wonder if there are places that I am missing so can’t wait to hear what you found during your visit. Congratulations on your two awesome announcements!!
I am so excited for your new book. My mouth is watering looking at all the beautiful dishes! Congratulations on your baby. Lots of blessings for your family!
Congratulations on both new additions. Looking forward to seeing the new recipes. I hope you will have an index that will allow you to look up the recipes by name. I miss that capability in your first book.
so sweet 🙂 congratulations! we met you on your book tour in VA and you are so cute. we love your recipes! i’m 33 weeks pregnant w/ my 1st and im so glad to hear you are doing so well and having another beautiful baby <3
Congrats on your wonderful news! Kind of like twins!!
How Wonderful for both! Congrats on the baby!!! Cannot wait for your new book. I love the last one and know I will love this one as well!
Do you think this will be offered on Kindle? I have gotten out of having books in my kitchen and just rely on my laptop.
Congratulations! I’m new to your page but a great fan! Will your book be available electronically as Amazon don’t Iike to deliver to South Africa.
So very excited! Congrats on the new book and the soon to arrive new addition to your family! Just pre-ordered my copy. 😀
Congratulations on both counts how exciting for you and your family.
I want to thank you for your amazing meals from against all grain cookbook. I was a bit skeptical at first that they would taste really good but I tried them anyways and I am so sold!!! I’m currently getting ready for a family dinner and made the cauliflower “mashed potatoes” and I can’t even believe how amazing it tastes!!! I’m not even going to tell my family it’s not potatoes and see what they say because they taste just like potatoes!! Amazing.
Congratulations 🙂 This is so exciting! Can’t wait for your new book to come out!