Simple Healthy Breads & Treats (E-Cookbook)

I’m so excited I can barely sit still.

This is the day that I’ve been waiting so anxiously for over the past few weeks. And it’s finally here!!!

I’m smiling like a crazy woman; my heart is exploding with excitement; and I want to share the e-cookbook that I’ve been talking about non-stop with you. I’m so happy I’m blushing even harder than the Mac rouge I’ve got on my cheeks. Be still my heart!

Friends, I want to introduce you to my labor of love – the project that I’ve worked on every single day for the past few months.

Meet the Simple Healthy Breads & Treats e-cookbook.

Simple Healthy Breads & Treats (E-Cookbook)

I remember when I first told Juan that I’d started on the first draft of my cookbook earlier this year.

I wasn’t sure if I’d finally hold true to my word and make it happen. We were dining out in a restaurant as I excitedly told him about it, and because I wanted to make it real, I fumbled in my handbag and found a piece on paper, on which I wrote:
2015 – Finish writing my e-cookbook.”

Over the next few months, that piece of paper would remind me over and over again – that I’d made a promise (and a written one at that) to fulfil that goal. It was the second year in tow that I’d made writing an e-cookbook a new year resolution, and I decided that this year, I’d finish it no matter what.

And now it’s finally here!

(Read on for all the juicy details!)

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