My Cookbook: The Dude Diet

The-Dude-Diet-Book-Cover Holy shit, dudes. I wrote a book! And someone published it!! (I love you, Harper Wave.)

The Dude Diet: Clean(ish) Food For People Who Like to Eat Dirty is now available online and wherever books are sold.

Order The Dude Diet here:

Barnes & Noble

Wait. WTF is The Dude Diet?
The short answer: At its core, The Dude Diet is an awesome lifestyle guide that will help you feel better and look hotter without giving up the foods you love.

The long answer: There are several issues with dudes going on diets. First and foremost, they seem to know significantly less about nutrition than most women (likely because most have never experienced the exquisite horror of a bandage dress). For this reason, when dudes attempt to eat more healthily and/or lose weight, they tend to internalize the broad concepts of various diet trends and then fuck them up royally. They’ll inhale a handful of greens topped with fried chicken fingers and smothered in cheese and ranch dressing and then demand congratulations for ordering a salad. An Italian hero on a “wrap”  becomes magically calorie-free. Pizza is healthy if there are a handful of bell peppers on it. Sweet potato fries and onion rings count as vegetables. Need I go on?

My point here is not that dudes are stupid, it’s that they are often nutritionally confused. They either have no concept of what is good for them, or they envision “healthy food” as boring salads, tofu, and all manner of terrifying, tasteless things. That’s where The Dude Diet comes in.

With over 125 drool-worthy recipes, this book demystifies nutrition basics and proves that meals made with nutrient-dense whole foods can elicit the same extreme excitement and satisfaction associated with deep dish pizza or delivery Chinese. Better still, each recipe is 100% idiotproof and requires only easily accessible ingredients and kitchen tools, so that even the most culinary-challenged individuals will be able to pull them off with ease.

Ultimately, The Dude Diet aims to arm dudes and those who love them with the knowledge they need to lead healthier, happier lives. (Flattened beer bellies, fewer meat sweats, and increased energy levels are just a few of the welcome side effects.) Boldly going where no other diet book has gone before, The Dude Diet empowers the dude in all of us to have our cake and eat it too. And by cake, I mean buffalo chicken.

The Dude Diet Commandments *For more on The Dude Diet and its unlikely ambassador, the always sexy Logan Smith Unland, check out the blog series that inspired the book here.

Are there photos?
Duh. And they are AMAZING. (I’m allowed to say that because I didn’t take them.) The Dude Diet contains more than 110 full color photographs shot by the insanely talented Matt Armendariz and styled by the incomparable Marian Cooper Cairns. Here’s a sneak peak at a few of my favorite recipes…

Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Hash

The-Dude-Diet-Butternut-Squash-and-Brussels-Sprout-Hash Game Day Finger Food: Parmesan-Ranch Popcorn, Dude Diet Party Mix, Chipotle Chicken Taquitos, Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Yogurt Ranch, Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers, and Chipotle Guacamole

The-Dude-Diet-Game-Day-Eats Farro Risotto with Bacon, Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

The-Dude-Diet-Farro-Risotto-with-Corn-Bacon-and-Cherry-Tomatoes Cheeseburger Quinoa Bake

The-Dude-Diet-Cheeseburger-Quinoa-Bake Coconut Green Curry Chicken

The-Dude-Diet-Coconut-Green-Curry-Chicken Steak Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Goat Cheese

The-Dude-Diet-Steak-Salad-with-Roasted-Sweet-Potatoes-and-Goat-Cheese Grapefruit Beergarita

The-Dude-Diet-Grapefruit-Beergarita People that are already down with THE DUDE DIET: 

“Whether you’re looking to drop serious weight or you simply want to eat awesome food without feeling like crap, The Dude Diet has your back.” –Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity chef, award-winning author

“Serena Wolf gets it. We all want to look good, we want to feel good, but we want to be bad. Indulgent, drool-worthy, #foodporn feasts call our name. Luckily, her dude food for manly men (and badass ladies) is just what we ordered: double flavor, extra nutrition, hold the beer belly. I’ll take 2!” –Daphne Oz, co-host of ABC’s The Chew, NYT bestselling author of Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun

“If you want to feast like a rockstar without getting man boobs, Serena’s Philly Cheesesteaks, Nachos, and Buffalo Chicken Tenders might just save your life.” –Abel James, NYT bestselling author of The Wild Diet

“With The Dude Diet, Serena Wolf proves that being nutritionally conscious doesn’t mean giving up delicious, crave-worthy comfort food. I love her healthier take on staples like Mac and Cheese, Nachos, and Pizza. This funny, approachable cookbook is for anyone who cares about health but wants to keep eating like a dude.” –Andie Mitchell, NYT bestselling author of It Was Me All Along and healthy lifestyle blogger