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The Dude Diet: The Book Trailers

I have a Thanksgiving hangover in the best possible way. I ate too much, drank too much, and felt really, really thankful for so many things. (My family! My fee-ahn-say! My new potato ricer! Beyoncé! My besties! Puppies dressed as turkeys! YOU!) I feel scarily full and a little fuzzy right now, but I’m still riding my gratitude high and it’s pretty awesome.One of the things I’m most grateful for these days is the unbelievable support I’ve gotten re: The Dude Diet. After two long years in the pipeline, it’s pretty fucking surreal to see The DD out in the world, and I can’t communicate the depth of sheer relief joy I feel every time I get a book-related missive, read an Amazon review from a satisfied Dude Dieter, or see a successful #dudedietbook creation on the interwebs. It makes...
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Casual Friday: Dude Diet Edition

TGICasual Friday, friends!! Today we’re doing the damn thing Dude Diet style.First and foremost, to all of those who have sent emails/texts/pictures/other forms of communication about the book, thank you!! I’ve been smiling so hard I’m worried I’ve undone all the anti-aging benefits of my recent microcurrent facials, and a few of you brought me to actual tears with your fabulous compliments and support. (Yes, I’m extremely overtired and therefore prone to crying, but still.) This entire week has been surreal, and I’m so excited for The Dude Diet to finally be in so many hands and kitchens. HEARTS AND RAINBOWS EMOJIS.(Real talk: I also want to curl up like a tiny fat infant and sleep for 48 hours. Annabel Weiner and Matt Perelman, I apologize in advance for getting Selena drunk and passing out on/in your wedding cake tomorrow night…)In lieu of the usual Casual Friday recipe...
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The Dude Diet: Cheeseburger Quinoa Bake (The #DudeDietBook is OUT!)

dude-diet-cheeseburger-quinoa-bakeHAPPY FUCKING DD DAY, MY FAVORITE INTERNET PEOPLE!!!I’m allowed to abuse caps, expletives, and punctuation today, right?!!!I can’t believe my book baby is finally out in the wild!! It feels crazy! It is crazy?Not gonna lie, my brain is pretty mushy right now. I had planned to write something super profound about The Dude Diet in this post, but that’s clearly not going to happen. There’s been a lot of travel, long days, and excitement recently, and given that I haven’t been doing my best sleeping, I’m 100% a hot mess of emotions today. I couldn’t articulate my feelings on being a published author if I tried, so I won't. Instead, I’m just going to say one quick thing before we talk about my favorite Dude Diet recipes and Cheeseburger Quinoa Bake, and that is…Thank you. Visit...
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The Dude Diet: Making The Cookbook Part 2

making-the-cookbook-the-dude-dietLet’s pick up where we left off last week in the Making The Cookbook saga, shall we?A few short hours after turning in my manuscript, my roommate and I hopped a flight to the BVIs for a little holiday R&R with my family. Needless to say, I was thrilled to temporarily wash my hands of The Dude Diet, and I spent the bulk of 4 blissful days passed out in the sun, only forcing myself upright for SPF, snacks and cocktails. It was glorious. (And let’s not forget that this happened.)On the last day of winter vacay, I got an email from my editor saying that she wouldn’t have any feedback for at least a month, so I should take a deep breath and enjoy a little downtime on the writing front. (Hallelujah!) This lull in manuscript...
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The Dude Diet: Making The Cookbook Part 1

the-dude-diet-book-btsT-1 WEEK to DD Day, friends!!With the launch date creeping up, I’ve been thinking a lot about my book journey, which began wayyyyy back in the fall of 2014. (Just threw up in my mouth a little bit typing “journey,” but I couldn’t think of an appropriate synonym. Sorry.) Bringing The Dude Diet to life has been a long, stressful, awesome, horrible, hilarious, and illuminating learning experience, and while I’ve shared bits and pieces along the way, I realize there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that I’ve kept in the dark. And since I get a decent number of questions about the cookbook process, I thought this week would be the perfect time to take a stroll down DD memory lane and pull back the curtain on what really goes into making a cookbook. The good, the bad,...
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The Dude Diet: Free Presents with Pre-Order!!! (You Know You Want Them…)

the-dude-diet-free-gifts-with-pre-orderIt’s coming, friends. DD Day is exactly 3 weeks out, and it's getting increasingly difficult to contain my freakish excitement. I held a hard copy of The Dude Diet for the first time last week, and I have to admit, it was pretty surreal. I can’t wait for you to hold it too.I know some of you have already pre-ordered (virtual chest bump), but if you haven’t, I’m about to give you my best pre-order pitch. Are. You. REAAAAADY??! (Please read in sports announcer’s voice.)Why should you preorder?First and foremost, pre-ordering guarantees that a copy of The Dude Diet will arrive on your doorstep on its release date, October 25. You’ll be one of the very first peeps to receive the book (bragging rights!), and you’ll be able to get cooking ASAP. This will also give you a leg up on some of...
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The Dude Diet: BOOK COVER REVEAL! (and a Chicken Meatball Fajita Skillet)

The-Dude-Diet-Book-CoverHappy cover reveal day, dudes!Today is a big fucking day for The Dude Diet, and I could not be more pumped to finally unveil the book’s cover. I know it’s been an unforgivably long time since the last official Dude Diet post, but I plan to make it up to you with 352 pages of my finest dude-friendly recipes, cooking tips, nutritional knowledge bombs, and Logan stories very, very soon.The fact that I’m able to share the cover means that The Dude Diet prelaunch has officially begun!! The book’s release date is October 25 (please mark your calendar), so we’ve still got about 2.5 months until what shall henceforth be known as DD-Day, but preparations/celebrations start NOW. Given that this is my first book, I’m still not 100% sure what “prelaunch” means, but based on what I’ve gleaned from my...
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The Dude Diet: Forward and Onward!

dude-diet-turkey-reuben-sandwichesHow’s it hanging, dudes?I know it’s been a while since the last official Dude Diet post, and for that I apologize. Since I literally live and breathe the Dude Diet on a daily basis, I sometimes forget that you may need some focused attention, reassurance, and updates on your not-so-humble ambassador’s progress. So again, I’m sorry, and I’m about to make it up to you in a big, BIG way. I promise.In case you were curious, Logan really did crush it on the Dude Diet front this fall and most of the winter. Sure, things were touch-and-go over the holidays, but that’s to be expected, and the Dude and his wonderland body emerged relatively unscathed in the New Year. (Sadly, I can’t say as much for the poor finger food servers forced to endure Logan’s stalking and commentary...
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The Dude Diet: Buffalo Chicken “Fingie” Edition

Healthy Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders With RanchAre you still with me, dudes? I know it’s been a while, and I have no excuse, so I’ll just say: I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I sincerely hope your moobs have not returned in my absence.Truth be told, it’s been a rough summer for The Dude Diet. Logan and I have been on the wedding circuit, and he’s been crushing cocktails and apps with shameless enthusiasm for three terrifying months. I don’t want to get into the dirty details (like the time he asked the wedding planner if he could have the leftover mac and cheese from the children’s meals, or when he practically form tackled a tray of late-night grilled cheese on the dance floor), but you should know I’ve spent a lot of time reenacting...
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The Dude Diet: Sushi Edition

Ahi-tuna-poke-sushi-bowls-with-brown-riceBefore we launch into the subject of today’s post, I would like to sincerely apologize for the lack of Dude Diet activity over the past three months. In my defense, I’m hard at work on an e-book of Dude Diet recipes and teachings, and as a result, I’ve been negligent about blogging on the subject. I only hope that you can find it in your hearts (which I’m praying are still in decent shape) to forgive me, and that you haven’t completely destroyed your wonderland bodies in my absence.That said, I have some good news, friends! I’m very pleased to report that the Dude has been doing a pretty stand-up job as brand ambassador recently, and by some miracle, he’s kept himself under a deuce since January. It’s unclear whether he’s keeping it tight as a result of finally internalizing...
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