October 6, 2011

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Get published in cookbook..



Nearly two years ago I was asked to participate in Good Bite’s Weeknight Meals: Delicious Made Easy. I developed and tweaked 10 recipes to be included in a collaboration along with a host of other fabulous food bloggers. After my recipes were submitted…I forgot about the book for a while. Until it arrived on my doorstep… nearly two years later!

See the Kath Eats!?


The book just came out and it’s absolutely beautiful thanks to photography by Matt Bites. All of the dishes are easy to make and there is a wide variety of flavor included [it seems Mexican-inspired meals are my favorite :) ]. I am so honored to be among such amazing talented and famous bloggers.

My bio on page 189!


Today I made a video of my No Cook Mexican Scoop for the Good Bite launch. Video to debut next week!


Love this super simple recipe! I love 20 minute meals – but this one is a 5 minute one!



My studio assistant Faith came to help me record and demolish!






Communal chip bowl


Delicious scoop!


We have a GORGEOUS day outside and I’m headed to the bakery on foot for a meeting with the CEO of Great Harvest Cville!

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1 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey October 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Congrats, that is quite exciting! :)



2 Stef @ Living HI October 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Congrats on the publishing! This looks like a cookbook that would be fun to read and easy to use. Are there a number of vegetarian recipes, or is it mostly meat-based?


3 KathEats October 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

There are a handful of veg


4 Bev Weidner October 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

It’s fabulous, Kath!

I hope you saw my review of your increeedible mushroom soup on Cooks & Books & Recipes!

Congrats, lady!


5 KathEats October 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Hey Bev!! I saw that via Twitter and was on my phone and unable to comment. Thanks so much for your kind words!!


6 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Ah, tease! I was hoping for the recipe for that Mexican Scoop, but I guess I’ll have to wait for the video…looks delicious though!

And congratulations!! Published–so exciting! You’ve earned it.


7 Lindsey October 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Congrats that is very exciting!!


8 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine October 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Congrats, Kath!! That’s wonderful! The book looks fabulous. :)


9 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy October 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Congrats that is very exciting news! I can’t wait for the video so I can get the recipe for the Mexican Scoop you made today! It looks delicious!


10 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Congrats on getting published!! I remember WAY back when that was first being talked about. Pretty shnazzy. :)

Lunch looks delish.


11 [email protected] October 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm

That salad/dip looks so good!! and healthy too! Even better. :) Congrats on the cookbook! That’s awesome.


12 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Congrats on being published, Kath. That’s awesome!!! I ‘know’ many other people who are also in that book, either in real life of through their blogs, and what an amazing group.

Also Matt Armendariz, aka Matt Bites, is probably the nicest, most amazing soul out there. I did a workshop with him here in SoCal about 6 mos ago (and his partner Adam who does food styling) and they are such an amazing duo. The workshop was life changing for me. And I’m sure he did your food proud!



13 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles October 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Hey! Hey! That’s SUPER exciting!!!!! :) Congrats, Kath!


14 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Have fun at your meeting. However…. Fantastic! about the book, bio, and cover n’ all. What a great opportunity. Sounds like celebrating later is in the plans?

And that mexi inspired dish of yours looks delicious. Can’t wait to see the launch video next week.



15 Michelle (Peachy Palate) October 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Congrats! That lunch looks incredible, I’ve just had dinner and it’s making me hungry again!


16 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites October 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Holy Moly Kath! Congratulations! Where oh where can we purchase this lovely cookbook! I am sure it is just filled with awesomeness! :) So happy for you you must be thrilled :)


17 KathEats October 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Amazon and bookstores!


18 Deva @ Deva by Definition October 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Awesome looking cookbook! Congrats!


19 kaila@ healthy helper blog! October 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm

That is awesome Kath! Congrats!!

Just so you know! I don’t see your tweets anymore on Twitter….just wanted to let ya know just in case other people are having the same issue!


20 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass October 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Congratulations on the cook book. That is so fun!


21 Cait @ Cait hates Cake October 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Congratulations!! Very exciting! And that No-Cook Mexican Scoop looks insanely good!


22 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I remember when you were developing recipes for that cookbook! So cool that it’s finally out!


23 Amy October 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm

So frickin cool! Congrats on being published. Look forward to seeing the book at local bookstores. Will you be selling them at GH?


24 Angel7 October 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Sooo cool, Kath! What an honor!!!


25 Liz @ Southern Charm October 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Congrats and I look forward to the video! That non cook chilli looks so GOOD!


26 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

CONGRATS! That is so exciting!

Your lunch looks deeeeelish :)


27 Nicole October 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Awe congrats! I can’t wait to try your recipes!


28 Halley (Blunder Construction) October 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Congrats, Kath! Two years is long enough to have a couple babies, or just one book baby. It’s so cool you got to be a part of it!


29 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble October 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Congrats on the book!! I love the no cook Mexican scoop idea. But then I pretty much love all Mexican no matter what form it comes in!


30 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

That’s so cool! and I can’t wait to see that video, I think that is something my brother would love! He’s a HUGE fan of mexican food!


31 Lynn @ the actor's diet October 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Big fat congrats!!!


32 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious October 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Congrats!!! I think you could have a whole cookbook dedicated to Oats!


33 Johanna B October 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I’ll second that.


34 Johanna B October 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm – congrats. Your recipe looks deliciously easy.


35 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) October 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Congrats! Looks great!


36 Cait's Plate October 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm

YAY!!! Congrats!!!

Lunch looks fabulous – I really want a big Mexican meal now!


37 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Congrats! How exciting 😀


38 Kori October 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm

You. Are. Amazing!!!!! Congratulations!!!! =D Your lunch looks fabulous & Faith is gorgeous as always. :) Can’t wait to see the video!


39 Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm

what an awesome book! Congrats !


40 [email protected] October 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

A million congratulations. You seem so accomplished with all you have achieved (and so young). I have a feeling you will continue to influence many with your message.


41 Fran October 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

How exciting for you! Especially since it came as a surprise! Congrats!


42 Becky @ Skinnyfat Girls October 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Wow, how wonderful to be published! So happy for you! The food looks delicious. I am a Mexican food addict, too, and most dinners of the week are something to do with tortillas, beans, grilled veggies, and salsa. Simple, healthy, and oh-so-tasty!


43 Christin October 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Congrats Kath! :)


44 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Congrats! That’s so exciting! :)


45 Hillary October 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Congrats, Kath! Looks delicious!


46 Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Ahh!! Congratulations!! That is so cool 😀


47 Molly @ RDexposed October 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Good photo of you! Why couldn’t school yearbook photos always be good as that black and white one?


48 Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog October 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Congrats, Kath! It must be so exciting. :)


49 ~Christy October 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Congrats on the book — it looks fantastic! And the food don’t look too bad either… YUM!


50 Suzanne October 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm

And don’t forget the cover designer (ME!) is a loyal Kath Eats reader!
my name is on the back flap. 😉

So glad you like the book!


51 KathEats October 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Yeah yeah!!!! You did a fabulous job!!


52 Suzanne October 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Thanks! It’s such a wonderful collection of amazing bloggers (like yourself!) and their yummy recipes. I can’t wait to start cooking from it. :)


53 [email protected] October 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm

So freaking cool!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
Oh, and the soup looks so good!


54 Rebekah @ Medicine, Munchies and Movement October 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Wow, that’s awesome Kath! Congratulations!!


55 Tamara October 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Hi Kath!
I’ve been a reader of your blog for over a year now, and I always look forward to your thrice-daily posts with delicious recipes and beautiful photos :)

If you don’t mind sharing, I have been wondering for a while – how long does it take you to write each post? It seems quite time consuming, with all the photo editing, writing content, putting the post together, etc.

So I’m always impressed when I think that you’ve done this 3 times a day, every day for the past 4 years. Keep it up!!


56 KathEats October 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm

It DOES take a while :) If you exclude all the food styling and photography, I’d say each post takes me about 20-30 minutes depending on content. A big wedding or fancy event takes longer. Breakfast posts are easiest because of the natural light!


57 Alison @ Hospitality Haven October 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

That’s so wonderful!! Congratulations!


58 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Congrats! How exciting!


59 [email protected] October 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm

oooooOo this is so awesome! 😀 I feel like I’m vicariously living it hehe. Are there lots of baked goods in the book?


60 KathEats October 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Not really because it’s weeknight dinners!


61 Lee October 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Very cool. Congrats.


62 Meghan @ Day-to-Day Crazy October 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm

That looks SO delicious, and congratulations on getting published in the cookbook. :)


63 pinkflipflops44 October 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

congrats! that looks delicious!


64 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 6, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Congrats! What a week for you between the Foodbuzz nomination and the book! That’s awesome :)


65 Becky O'Brien October 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I’m so excited with all of your good news Kath! Congratulations on the book entries. Can’t wait to see the video.


66 Eileen October 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm

congrats Kath! That’s really exciting :)


67 B n B October 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Is the book of only blogger’s recipes?

Oh and congrats!


68 Laura October 6, 2011 at 8:57 pm

“…10 recipes to be included in a collaboration along with a host of other fabulous food bloggers.”

I’d assume so…


69 B n B October 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

? Sorry, it was only a simple question. And “along with other bloggers” still doesn’t imply it’s “only”. But now I remember why I’ve stopped commenting.


70 Jen October 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm

That is a pretty snarky reply to a valid question. The way the post is written it does sound like a blogger only cookbook. Sheesh.


71 B n B October 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Are you talking about my reply? It really wasn’t meant to be snarky! Gosh…can anyone just say or ask something without being jumped on anymore!? I didn’t know I was going to offend someone.


72 Jen October 6, 2011 at 10:10 pm

No, I was trying to reply to laura’s rude comment to you. Sorry, I must of pushed the wrong reply button. I thought your question was valid as a matter of fact, and posed politely.


73 Laura October 7, 2011 at 9:40 am

Oh gosh, I am so sorry!! I did not mean for my reply to come off snarky. I just wanted to help her out with an answer. Guess I won’t be commenting..


74 Laura October 7, 2011 at 9:40 am

Oh, and sorry B n B!!


75 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Wow congrats Kath! You must be so excited! Just wondering – what other bloggers contributed to the book? :)


76 KathEats October 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

Here’s the list:

Andrea’s Recipes – Andrea Meyers

Weelicious – Catherine McCord

Southern Plate – Christy Jordan

White on Rice Couple – Diane Cu and Todd Porter

Simply Recipes – Elise Bauer

Steamy Kitchen – Jaden Hair

Picky Palate – Jenny Flake

Dinner with Julie – Julie Van Rosendaal

Kath Eats – Kath Younger

Our Best Bites – Kate Jones and Sara Wells

Laura’s Best Recipes – Laura Levy

Recipe Girl – Lori Lange

No Recipes – Marc Matsumoto

Coconut & Lime – Rachel Rappaport

Gluten-Free Girl – Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern

Matt Bites – Matt Armendariz


77 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm

congrats, kath! what amazing strides you have made in this short 4 years of blogging. you really should be proud of all of your amazing accomplishments :)


78 Alaina October 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Congratulations Kath! I’ll bet all the recipes are super delicious. :-)


79 CaitlinHTP October 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I remember when you were doing those recipes! Congrats!! :)


80 Khushboo October 7, 2011 at 12:43 am

Wow 2 years! No wonder you forgot about the cookbook! Receiving it in the mail must have been a wonderful surprise- congrats!


81 Liz October 7, 2011 at 1:11 am

Congratulations on being published! That recipe looks delicious & the cookbook looks like a great one. I have an addiction to cookbooks & I bet I’ll be picking that one up soon 😉


82 Elizabeth Kelley @ A Dancer In The Kitchen October 7, 2011 at 1:27 am

Congrats on the book! How fun! I went to school with Faith as a dance major in Utah! I read her blog, found yours from Foodbuzz and then to see her on your blog is so awesome! The blogging and dance world are small!


83 KathEats October 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

Oh how fun!! I’ll tell Faith !


84 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning October 7, 2011 at 6:11 am

Congrats!! I think I see that you said your favorite kitchen tool is the salad spinner?
I have to agree! :)


85 KathEats October 7, 2011 at 8:36 am



86 Michaela October 7, 2011 at 6:57 am

wow, congrats, that is terrific :)
what a nice surprise it must have been after 2 years!


87 Lauren October 7, 2011 at 7:10 am

I am sure you mention this in a previous post, but where did you get your table that is outside? I love it!


88 KathEats October 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

We got it from Pier 1 in 2005


89 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well October 7, 2011 at 7:47 am

Congrats!!! I’d love to check out the book.


90 [email protected] October 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

That is so great. Congratulations. I love following your blog. Look forward to it every day. And also love eating your oatmeal recipes.


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