Seriously, So Good
Simple Recipes for a Balanced Life (A Cookbook)
by Carissa Stanton
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Pub Date 16 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 26 Apr 2024
Simon Element, S&S/Simon Element
Self-proclaimed SoCal beach girl Carissa Stanton first earned her nickname Brocc, not because of an obsession with broccoli (though she thinks it’s a damn good veggie), but because she hosted weekly girl’s nights with her friends who loved to cook, eat—and move their bodies. With Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body” in mind, she combined her love of food and created @BroccYourBody to start sharing her favorite recipes on Instagram.
Now, Carissa shares with her hundreds of thousands of followers how cooking for yourself after a busy day of work can be just as exciting as relaxing with friends over cocktails and apps. Seriously, So Good reflects her philosophy of feeling good about what she’s cooking and eating by making smart choices without depriving herself of carbs or a splash of cream here and there. She wants to remove the anxiety around food by helping us all feel more confident in and out of the kitchen. She shares her recipes and balanced outlook to motivate others to experience a stress-free cooking approach while enjoying mouth-watering meals alone or with loved ones.
The 100 flavor-bomb dishes, which are approachable, nourishing, and always fun, include all-time favorites such as her viral Greek-Style Lemon Chicken Soup, a better-for-you take on fast food with her “Fried” Chicken Sandwich with Special Sauce, and more like:
- Pan-Fried Brie with Pistachios and Rosemary Hot Honey
- Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Turkey Burgers with Jalapeño Tzatziki
- Brown Butter Lemon Halibut with Asparagus and Olive Oil Whipped Potatoes
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Flaky Biscuits
- Spicy Rosé Spritz
- Flourless Espresso Brownies
Carissa describes her recipes as healthy, but not too healthy because health isn’t just about being able to run a marathon or eating “clean.” It’s about living your life to the fullest.
“It's one thing to have a cookbook full of craveable, flavor-driven recipes that don’t require twelve pots and five components. It’s another to have a cookbook that feels like you’re cooking alongside your fun (and funniest) friend. In Seriously, So Good, Carissa effortlessly delivers both.”—Sarah Fennel, author of Sweet Tooth
“Carissa’s cookbook will be an absolute staple in my kitchen. The amount of delicious, simple, real-food recipes that she’s packed into one book is incredible, plus she includes lists to make sure your pantry is strategically stocked. If you like fresh, nutritious, and satisfying meals, this book is for you.”—Lauryn Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential
“Everything about Carissa’s book makes you feel like you invited your best gal pal Brocc over to cook alongside you in your own kitchen—gossiping, giggling, and celebrating with every step. With seriously delicious chapters like ‘Restaurant Remakes,’ ‘Soup Queen,’ and ‘Piece of Cake,’ I have a feeling she may be moving in permanently!”—Dan Pelosi, New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Eat: 101 Recipes to Fill Your Heart and Home
“Carissa has truly nailed it with Seriously, So Good. The bright colors, bold flavors, and variety of wholesome ingredients she uses in her recipes will surely bring more life into your everyday cooking!”—Rachael DeVaux, New York Times bestselling author of Rachael’s Good Eats
“I’ve been following Carissa on social media for years and have always been a huge fan. Every recipe I’ve made from the book so far really has been seriously SO good! From the Spicy Rosé Spritz, to the Seared Ahi Tuna, to the Crunchy Shrimp Roll Bowl, I can’t wait to make it all again . . . and again, and again. Carissa’s book will be a kitchen staple for me!”—Hunter King, actress
“Carissa is always having fun in the kitchen, and in Seriously, So Good she shares recipes to get you excited to cook! Her book is filled with flavorful, exciting dishes for any night of the week. So, whether you are in a pinch and need a thirty-minute meal or are looking for a main dish and festive cocktail to impress your guests, this book has it all!”—Alex Snodgrass, New York Times bestselling author of The Defined Dish and The Comfortable Kitchen
“Carissa somehow managed to create 100 recipes that are delicious, nourishing, and so doable. As her sister, I have the gift of benefiting from her cooking, but even when we’re not together, I am constantly making these meals for my family. We love the Quick Rigatoni Bolognese! From appetizers and restaurant remakes to soups and cocktails, these recipes are going to change the way you cook!”—Amanda Stanton, public figure