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The Meal Planning Cookbook Guide

Whether you’re meal prepping for one or for a family, these cookbooks are the perfect place to begin. From seasoned experts like Anita Lo, a Michelin-starred chef, to award-winning bloggers like Deb Perelman, the creator of The Smitten Kitchen, these cooks are here to there rescue! Get started on planning your meals, finding the right ingredients, and organizing your kitchen for a less stressful week ahead, at least when it comes to food.

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    Solo Book Cover Picture

    Solo

    by Anita Lo

    From the Michelin-starred chef and Iron Chef America and Top Chef Masters contestant—a hilarious, self-deprecating, gorgeous new cookbook—the ultimate guide to cooking for one. With four-color illustrations by Julia Rothman throughout.
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    Solo Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.95

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    Healthier Together Book Cover Picture

    Healthier Together

    by Liz Moody

    A healthy cookbook to share with a partner, featuring more than 100 recipes designed to nourish your bodies and souls.
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    Healthier Together Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $25.00

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    Food52 A New Way to Dinner Book Cover Picture

    Food52 A New Way to Dinner

    by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs

    A smart, inspiring cookbook showing how to plan, shop, and cook for dinners (and lunches and desserts) all through the week. The secret? Cooking ahead. 
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    Food52 A New Way to Dinner Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $35.00

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    Smitten Kitchen Every Day Book Cover Picture
    Smitten Kitchen Every Day Book Cover Picture

    Smitten Kitchen Every Day

    by Deb Perelman

    Deb Perelman, award-winning blogger and New York Times best-selling author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, understands that a happy discovery in the kitchen has the ability to completely change the course of your day. Whether we’re cooking for ourselves, for a date night in, for a Sunday supper with friends, or for family on a busy weeknight, we all want recipes that are unfussy to make with triumphant results.
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    Smitten Kitchen Every Day Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $35.00

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    Make It Ahead Book Cover Picture

    Make It Ahead

    by Ina Garten

    With beautiful photographs and hundreds of invaluable make-ahead tips, this is your new go-to guide for preparing meals that are stress-free yet filled with those fabulously satisfying flavors that you have come to expect from the Barefoot Contessa.
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    Make It Ahead Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $35.00

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    Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian Cookbook Book Cover Picture
    Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian Cookbook Book Cover Picture

    Madhur Jaffrey’s Instantly Indian Cookbook

    by Madhur Jaffrey

    For more than forty years, Madhur Jaffrey has been revered as the “queen of Indian cooking” (Saveur). Here she shares inviting, easy-to-follow recipes—some entirely new, others reworked classics—for preparing fantastic Indian food at home.
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    Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian Cookbook Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.00

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    The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook Book Cover Picture
    The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook Book Cover Picture

    The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook

    by Nisha Vora

    With food and photos as vivid, joyous, and wholesome as the title of her popular cooking blog–Rainbow Plant Life–suggests, Nisha Vora shares nourishing recipes with her loyal followers daily. Now, in her debut cookbook, she makes healthy, delicious everyday cooking a snap with more than 90 nutritious (and colorful!) recipes you can make easily with the magic of an Instant Pot pressure cooker.
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    The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.00

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    Eat a Little Better Book Cover Picture

    Eat a Little Better

    by Sam Kass

    Sam Kass, former chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor, makes it easier to do a little better for your diet–and the environment–every day, through smart ways to think about shopping, setting up your kitchen so the healthy stuff comes to hand most naturally, and through 90 delicious, simple recipes.
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    Eat a Little Better Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $32.50

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    My Pantry Book Cover Picture

    My Pantry

    by Alice Waters and Fanny Singer

    In this collection of essays and recipes, Alice Waters showcases the simple building-block ingredients she uses to create gratifying, impromptu meals all year long.
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    My Pantry Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $24.99

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    Where Cooking Begins Book Cover Picture

    Where Cooking Begins

    by Carla Lalli Music

    The indispensable recipes and streamlined cooking techniques in Where Cooking Begins are an open invitation to dive into Carla Lalli Music’s laid-back cooking style. The food director at Bon Appetit, her intuitive recipes are inspired by the meals she makes at home for her family and friends and the joy she takes in feeding them.
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    Where Cooking Begins Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $32.50

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