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Fresh Made Simple A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat: Look, Cook, Savor makes cooking beautiful and easy. My first cookbook is a collection of illustrated recipes that use fresh ingredients in a simple recipe like blueberry & corn pancakes, roasted red pepper, arugula & goat cheese sandwiches, pineapple cilantro salsa and kale pesto.

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This is where you can find extra tips to go along with the recipes in my cookbook including shortcuts to veggie prep, some of my favorite local ingredients and alternative uses for dips and dressings and sides. I’ll also post book events, signings and general updates. Check back often to find out what is happening in my kitchen!

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Lauren K. Stein

About Lauren

I’m a cookbook author, journalist and proud mom of two beautiful kids. My kitchen is in Boston and it’s usually filled with fresh ingredients, a bit of a mess and a sweet toddler who loves to cook with momma – Dad and baby leave the meal prep to us. Mealtime with my very curious and very hungry little girl inspired my first collection of recipes – 76 illustrated guides to fresh, simple snacks and meals. Look for it on shelves and online in October!

Before I spent so much time in the kitchen I was a journalist for Reuters. I’ve also written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, Boston Business Journal and Eat Boutique.

Fresh Made Simple

I’m thrilled to share my new cookbook with you! Fresh Made Simple A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat: Look, Cook, Savor is filled with 76 watercolor illustrated recipes that celebrate fresh ingredients. Read all the exciting press coverage here!

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Fresh Made Simple is organized by texture — think smooth, smashed, and tossed instead of breakfast, lunch, and dinner — and filled with vibrant sketches and easy recipes. You’ll almost taste the food, the love, as you turn each page.”
Beth Hillson, food editor, Gluten Free & More; author, Gluten-Free Makeovers

These recipes are poised to be your new stalwarts in the kitchen, at the ready when you have extra ricotta cheese or a sweet crop of mango. With our busy lives and desire to eat simply, Fresh Made Simple just makes sense.”
Maggie Battista, author, Food Gift Love; founder, Eat Boutique

Fresh Made Simple is a fun and beautiful way to learn new ingredients and create a delicious meal. The illustrations help invite you to try new healthy fresh recipes.”
Katie Dove, Delicious Living

What a fun, fresh, and vivid approach to cooking.  The way the recipes are presented is so joyful, it will make you feel like jumping into the kitchen and having a wonderful time making something simple and delicious.”
Katie Workman, author of Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook


Cookbook of the Year?

Cookbook of the Year? I’m so proud to be part of the inaugural cookbook festival at The Boston Public Market.  It’s called The Readable Feast (super cute, no?) and it’s happening June 17 and June 18 at the market.  I’ll be doing a demo and book signing and would... Read more


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