Apr 28, 2014

The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Cover Reveal and an Announcement


A few weeks ago, I asked you guys to help me choose the cover design for the Skinnytaste Cookbook. I was having a really hard time deciding which design I liked best, that's when I decided to turn it over to you guys, and boy did you all come through! Over 12,000+ comments and now I see why I was having such a hard time deciding – the results were pretty close! But once I started tallying the votes, there was a clear winner which also happens to be my favorite. So here it is ((drumroll please))…


 And as of today I'm sooo excited to announce, the book is officially available for preorder from these online sellers:

Target | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound 


I know, some of you guys already pre-ordered, thank you for that! I wanted to wait to make it official until the cover design was chosen. The Skinnytaste Cookbook will ship October 21, 2014. 

The cookbook is packed with 150 recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 fan favorites.  Everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert with 100 full color photos. All recipes are presented with nutritional facts as well as snippets of helpful nutrition info from registered dietitian Heather K Jones, RD. It's been a true labor of love, and I hope you will all enjoy it!

104 comments :

  1. Great job honey.... Love you

    Hubby

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    1. Thank you for always being supportive Tommy, you are my rock! xoxo

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  2. Beautiful! Congrats again :)

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  3. Will there be a NYC book tour? Would love to meet you and get a signed copy!

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    1. Good question, I will find out and let you know!

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  4. Congrats! This will be on my holiday wish list.

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  5. Congratulations Gina!!!!! I owe my new found love to cooking all to you!!! Learned that great tasting food can be healthy! Can't wait for the book!

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  6. I've followed your blog for several years now and LOVE your recipes. I've been keeping my fingers crossed that you would release a cookbook and now here it is! I don't think I've ever pre-ordered anything before, but I just placed my order with Amazon - can't wait til October! Congrats! ~Rachel

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  7. This makes me happy. Thanks for sharing your talent and passion with us, and with the world. xo

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  8. I am so excited! We love your recipes at our house! I see many cookbook holiday gifts in the future..

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  9. So Awesome! Congrats and can't wait to order and receive!!!

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  10. I'm soooo so happy and proud of you Gina!!! You DESERVE it all, girl!! xoxoxox

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  11. Awesome Gina! I love your site and cook your recipes several times a week. I just preordered the cookbook.

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  12. will you still offer weight watchers old and new points values?

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    1. All the recipes have nutritional info so you can easily use the WW calculator, but legally I cannot use the points in the cookbook.

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  13. Congrats to you!!! Just finished preordering it!! Can't wait for it to be released!!!

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  14. Yay, I can't wait! I love your recipes!!

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  15. Congrats! Two pre-ordered!

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  16. Preordered! Now I just have to wait . . . I've lost 130 lbs in the last 16 months, thanks in a large part, to you and your fabulous recipes. Thanks for all you do!

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  17. Serdecznie gratulujÄ™ i pozdrawiam z Polski :))

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  18. Congratulations Gina! This is amazing, I can only imagine how long it took to count the votes, yikes!
    The book looks fabulous, and I'd love to get my paws on a copy :D x

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  19. Congratulations! Completely missed this development, can hardly wait!

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  20. I've loved everything I've tried from your site, so I just preordered it! It will arrive on release day! I can't wait!

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  21. Aside from being very excited for you -- love your blog and your recipes! -- may I just say that as a bookseller in a small Independent Bookstore I very much appreciate your providing a link to Indie stores in your pre-order list!

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  22. Gina, Congratulations!! So excited and have pre-ordered mine. Can't wait!!

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  23. Awesome! :) Congrats! Can't wait to get it!

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  24. Yay, just preorderd Congrats to you.. well deserved!

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  25. Preordered! I am so excited!

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  26. Congratulations! I immediately pre-ordered the Kindle edition from Amazon. I won't forget the release date as it is my wedding anniversary. :) The cover photo put my salivary glands into overdrive although it's only 8am! My husband and I are pescetarians and I've found many recipes on your blog that have become family favorites. The Cuban Black Beans and Rice is a staple at our house - I can happily eat it three times a week! Congrats again, Gina.

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    1. Aww how special, thank you Mary!! We love rice and beans in my house!!

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  27. So glad you chose that cover! Your dishes have become a staple in my house. I've followed your blog for years. I'm going to pre-order it today. :)

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  28. Ashley D. from NOLA4/29/14, 9:49 AM

    So excited! I have been anxiously waiting!!!! I just pre-ordered 2 copies....1 for me & 1 for my mom. We LOVE skinnytaste! Thats mostly all we cook! :)

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  29. Just finished pre-ordering. Can't wait because I LOVE your recipes and your added ideas on how to add or change it up a bit! Wish I could have it signed!!

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  30. Pre-ordered a copy! I can't wait to see the actual book. Thanks again for so many wonderful recipes and such hard work! I have a feeling I will be purchasing more as gifts. :)

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  31. Beyond excited for this book to come out!!

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  32. Cathy from Mississippi4/29/14, 10:08 AM

    Congratulations!! I have followed your blog since January 2009 when I was desperately searching the web for weight conscience, healthy recipes and found 'Skinny Taste'. I lived off your recipes to reach my goal and they are still my favorite. I've waited 5 years for your cookbook and I'm so proud, but not surprised, of your success! May God bless your family :)

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    1. Cathy, thank you for being such a loyal follower!

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  33. So, funny, I was just on the your site yesterday to see if you had any updates on when the book was going to be available. I cannot wait to have your recipes printed and bound in a book, less work for me! I've been cooking your recipes for about 4 years now, and have passed your site around to friends & family. I cannot wait to start gifting your book as well. Congrats on the book i'm sure it will become one of my fav's!

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  34. I am so excited about this cookbook!!! I've told my husband I want it for Christmas.

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  35. Pre-ordered two. One for me, one for my daughter. Can't wait!

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  36. Pre-ordered! So excited I tell eveyone about your site and how I have never had a bad dish from here!

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  37. Great job! It looks fantastic. Can't wait to have a copy!

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  38. Your support means the world to me, I could never have written a book without the support of all of you, so THANK YOU!!!!

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  39. Love your recipes and can't wait to get my hands on the cookbook. This will be on my Christmas List.

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  40. Congratulations!!! That is awesome!! You definitely deserve it. I love looking through all of your recipes.

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  41. Congratulations!! The cover looks amazing, I cannot wait to order and check your your new recipes!

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  42. Congratulations Gina!! I can't wait to get a copy of the cookbook!

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  43. Best Wishes Gina!

    Have pre-ordered my copy. Your recipes are served constantly here. Well done!

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  44. Congrats Gina!! My family and I love love love your recipes........been a faithful follower for a while now. Are these recipes going to be new and not what you have published on your blog or any of your other sites?
    Jayne

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    1. Thank you! 125 of the recipes will be new, and will never reside on my blog. 25 are fan favorites.

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  45. Just pre-ordered the nook version. The least I can do to support you since I have tried so many of your recipes! Can't wait! You are amazing with food!

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  46. You should be so proud of yourself! Not only for the book, but for your commitment to creating these healthy recipes and sharing them with the world so we can all be healthier together! Thank you so much, Your blog has helped my family turn over a new leaf when it comes to eating.

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    1. Thank you! Quite honestly, that was always my motivation, even when I only had a handful of followers. It makes me so happy to help so many people. Thank you!

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  47. Just pre-ordered, and can't wait for October! Thank you so much. I've been following your blog for months. So excited for you!

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  48. Great cover! I am so happy you chose the shrimp and grits photo! Congrats!

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  49. Just pre-ordered 2 hardcovers and a kindle edition. I'm sure I will buy a few more as gifts. Thank you so much! Your site has changed my life and relationship with food. I can never thank you enough!

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  50. So excited!!! I was in Barnes the other day and was looking for it because I couldn't remember if it was out yet or not so I'm especially excited to see this post :) Your recipes are so delicious and a no brainer for those of us who want flavor and low fat!! Thanks so much!!

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  51. Just pre-ordered my copy...can't wait for October! Thank you so much for all your delicious, easy, & healthy creations made with real food! Keep up the good work!

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  52. The cover looks GREAT!!! Can't wait for this to arrive in my mailbox :) I absolutely love your recipes and can't wait to have a whole book of 'em. Keep up the great work.

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  53. Congratulations Gina! Thanks to you my husband and I have totally changed the way we eat. I used to HATE to cook, and now I am so excited to do it and even more excited to eat it! I love that our cover choice won, and can't wait to receive the cookbook that I will be ordering when I am done here!

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  54. Love the choice! I just had Shrimp and Grits for the first time and I really want to make it now!!

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  55. Just pre-ordered! Looking forward to more of your great recipes!

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  56. I just pre-ordered and I can't wait to get it!!!! Love SkinnyTaste!!!!!

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  57. Congratulations on the book!! The cover is awesome!! Love the picture you chose. Can't wait to get it!!

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  58. I will definitely be getting this book! My husband and I LOVE shrimp and grits but I can only imagine the fat content when eating it at a restaurant. I can't wait to try your "skinny" version!

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  59. I just pre-ordered a copy! I love that it will arrive on my birthday, 10/21!!!! Congrats, Gina!

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  60. You or your publicist should send a copy of your book to David Venable who is a host on QVC. Perhaps you can be a guest on his Sunday or Wednesday show named "In the Kitchen with David".

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  61. I'm tempted to order a copy for myself, for my mom and my sister but I don't have that much cash right now

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  62. Yay congrats! I added it to my wishlist as my birthday is coming up soon :-)

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  63. I've been following since 2011 and my recipe binder is basically the original skinnytaste cookbook haha! So excited to have a new and beautiful version and with so many new recipes! Love the cover and can't wait to order one for me and more as gifts! Congrats on your success!!

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  64. You've not only inspired me to try cooking but you've also educated me with so many nutritional facts. Congratulations, I wish you all the success in the world. I preordered my copy last night.

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  65. So excited! Pre-ordered mine and know what a lot of people will be getting for Christmas/Chanukah gifts.
    Canadians - it's available for pre-order on Chapters/Indigo

    And congrats Gina!

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  66. I am so excited for you, sweetie! You're amazing! Featured you in today's Happiness post :-) <3 xoxooxxo

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  67. This is wonderful. Congratulations!!

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  68. Congratulations Gina! I have been following you since about 2009 and have been waiting for a cookbook. My birthday is in October, and I never know what to ask for. This year I certainly do!
    -Lauren

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  69. I'm definitely ordering a copy in the fall. I've tried many of your recipes and they are always spot on. Congrats!!
    -Kat

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  70. Ordered, can't wait! Great timing for Christmas gifts too. Congratulations!

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  71. A nice birthday gift for myself as the release date just happens to be my birthday! I love your blog, thank you for sharing all your delicious recipes :)

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  72. Hooray! I am so excited!!! Congratulations & thank you!!! Will this book contain weight watchers points as well?

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  73. Hi! I'm so excited for your book!!! I asked my husband to pre-order it for me as a Mother's Day gift. Now where is this Shrimp and Grits recipe?? I LOVE S&G and can't wait to try the recipe but couldn't find it on your blog. =(

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  74. Congratulations to you Gina!

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  75. I just pre-ordered 6! One for me, one for each of my 4 daughters and another one for my mom. I can't wait to hand them their Christmas presents :) I'm so excited!

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  76. I am very excited to hear that your cook book will be coming out soon! I love all the recipes of yours that I have tried. I recently stopped eating meat...I was wondering if there will be a substantial amount of vegetarian recipes in the book?

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  77. Just pre-ordered! So excited!

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  78. Nice this is food on steroids! :)

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  79. I am SO excited about this! I told my husband that my favourite blogger is releasing a recipe book; he didn't really get it until I started listing all the meals he knows and loves that come from here! I've just finished a big bowl of shrimp salsa - can't wait to see new ideas! Well done, Gina x

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  80. Thank you for the information
    May be useful for everyone
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  81. Awesome! It looks great. Congratulations! I will be purchasing one of these in the near future.

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  82. It's beautiful! Congratulations. Can't wait to get my copy! Hope you will have a book signing in NYC.

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  83. Can't wait till it comes out! I added it to my wedding registry!

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  84. Just ordered it! It is the least I can do to support you after using your website week after week after week!

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  85. HOORAY! I've been waiting and hoping for this! I cannot wait to get mine!! Congrats, Gina!

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