The Comfortable Kitchen: 105 Laid-Back, Healthy, and Wholesome Recipes (A Defined Dish Book) (Hardcover)
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
New York Times Bestseller
It’s comfort food—redefined! Here are healthy meals the whole family can enjoy, night after night . . .
What does comfort mean in The Comfortable Kitchen? For Alex Snodgrass, New York Times bestselling author of The Defined Dish, bringing her family around the table to share a home-cooked meal is a favorite way to show love. Her recipes are designed to bring joy into that display of affection, from your own comfort cooking to your loved ones’ delight at the delicious flavors, to knowing that you’re caring for your family’s nutrition with each bite.
Though many of her meals are fully paleo compliant, or at the very least paleo-ish, there are plenty of other recipes with simple, flexible ingredient swaps for a cleaner meal when desired—perfect for people who are enjoying their “food freedom” stage of their health journey. And for those who have dietary restrictions, Alex clearly marks each recipe as gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and paleo, as appropriate.
Alex brings back the joy of being in the kitchen for those at all levels of cooking skill and provides food for every occasion, with soups, salads, pasta, vegetarian and non-vegetarian mains, apps, and sides ranging from one-pot meals to not-so-junky junk food--and even cocktails and desserts--with recipes including:
- Cajun Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- Green Curry Poached Halibut with Herbs
- Texas Style Brisket Tacos
- Herby Green Olive Pasta with Feta
- Sheet Pan Honey-Sesame Cauliflower
- Clayton’s Margarita
- 7-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies
With 105 approachable and nutritious recipes for real, busy life, The Comfortable Kitchen is a must-have cookbook for everyone who cares about what they eat and what they make.
Alex Snodgrass is a recipe developer, health enthusiast, and founder of the popular blog and social media outlet The Defined Dish. Her first two books, The Defined Dish and The Comfortable Kitchen, were instant New York Times bestsellers. Her recipes use better-for-you ingredients and are known for being simple, easy, and full of flavor. In 2018 she was recognized as a finalist in the prestigious Saveur magazine Blog Awards in the category of "Most Inspired Weeknight Meals.” In 2022, Alex launched her multipurpose dressing line, SideDish, to further make mealtime easier and more delicious. She lives in Dallas with her husband and two young daughters.
“The Comfortable Kitchen is your new go-to for healthy eating inspiration, with meals full of warm flavors, simply delicious ingredient combinations, and wholesome treats.” — Melissa Urban, Whole30 cofounder and CEO
“Alex’s passion for food shines through in everything she does, and this book is no exception! It’s packed to the brim with unfussy recipes to nourish your family, your friends, and most important, yourself.” — Gaby Dalkin, creator and author of What's Gaby Cooking
“Alex has done it again—this book is loaded with mouthwatering recipes with a modern American twang. These approachable dishes are quick to whip up even on the busiest of days. This stunning cookbook is a kitchen staple that you’ll be reaching for again and again!” — Dzung Lewis, YouTuber and author of The Honeysuckle Cookbook
“The Defined Dish blogger Snodgrass debuts with this collection of dozens of gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free recipes that are packed with flavor...Readers looking for healthy dishes that do not sacrifice flavor will find plenty to enjoy in this outing.” — Publishers Weekly on The Defined Dish
“Alex and The Defined Dish are my go-to for delicious recipes that are as enjoyable to make as to eat! She approaches both food and life with a playful soulfulness that nourishes my family and my heart.” — Brené Brown, PhD, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Dare to Lead on The Defined Dish
“I discovered Alex’s cooking when I was attempting to survive a Whole30 and was at a loss. Alex’s recipes are never intimidating and are always packed with flavor . . . they are guilt-free even when they taste like a guilty pleasure, and they got me excited to be a better cook.” — Erin Foster, comedian and amateur home cook, on The Defined Dish
“Innovative, bright, simple, absolutely delicious, and totally doable, there’s not a cookbook I’m more excited about. I can’t wait to try every last dish, especially the Better Than Takeout section—her specialty is easy swaps that transform restaurant dishes into something Whole30 and healthy. Alex teaches us how to find balance and have fun doing it.” — Teri Turner, creator of nocrumbsleft, on The Defined Dish
Snodgrass puts a modern spin on comfort food in this versatile collection of nourishing dishes that never fall short on flavor. . . . This is perfect for busy home cooks who want to expand their repertoire of healthy recipes. — Publishers Weekly