Love To Eat

A balanced relationship with your food is within reach – you too can find freedom to eat the foods you love, without guilt, and to live your damn life once and for all.

In Love to Eat, Nicole Keshishian Modic will teach you how to listen to your body’s cues around food, discover a more flexible relationship to your diet, and nourish your body with real, whole-foods recipes that celebrate flavor.

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Growing up in Los Angeles, Nicole was surrounded by society’s complicated views on women’s bodies and countless diet crazes, but her Armenian father instilled his deep passion for food and flavor within her. Years of quietly suffering from an eating disorder led Nicole Keshishian Modic to find healing in the most unlikely place for her at the time—the kitchen—as she turned former binge-foods into healthy but indulgent standards on her wildly popular blog, KaleJunkie.

This inspirational cookbook is filled with recipes and inspirational stories to keep you feeling satisfied in body and mind.  Nicole also shares her philosophy on what food freedom and intuitive eating truly mean (spoiler: neither is about restrictive dieting!) and advice on how to carry that positive attitude into other aspects of your life.

75+ recipes showcase Nicole's Armenian background, love of comfort foods, and passion for creative (and kid-friendly) plant-forward meals. Discover dishes such as:

  • Start the Day Right+
    • Glow-Up Morning Tonic
    • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
    • Mediterranean Frittata
  • Know Yourself+
    • Middle Eastern-Style Lentil Soup
    • One Pot Penne Arrabiata
    • No Bake Tahini Fig Oat Bars
  • Eat the Damn Kale+
    • Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw
    • Kale Avocado Couscous Salad
    • Crispy Toasted Brussels Sprouts with Sesame & Shallots
  • Comfort Tastes Good+
    • Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Donut Holes
    • Paleo Pizza Bagels
    • Weeknight Vegan Sloppy Joe’s
  • Make it Quick & Easy+
    • Best Superfood Hot Chocolate
    • Toast with Labneh, Eggs, Fets & Za’atar
    • Easy Rocky Road
  • What They're Saying

    “Nicole embodies so much of what we all need more of: warmth, generosity, guidance, and dependability. You can rest assured that the beautiful, nourishing recipes in Love To Eat have been tested over and over with a steadfast commitment to detail and approachability. This book will help you not only become a better cook and baker, but a better friend to yourself.”

    Kathleen Ashmore

    Chef and Producer

  • What They're Saying

    “Nicole's recipes never fail to impress and make my mouth water. Full of recipes that highlight her love of all things tahini, mouth-watering sweet and savory dishes, and her ingenious tips for making life easier in the kitchen, Nicole's book, Love To Eat, will add immeasurable value and deliciousness to your life and plate. Her focus on wholesome recipes that fill your body and soul is such a balanced way to approach cooking, and will help encourage a healthy, loving relationship to food and your body. You'll want to try every recipe!”

    Rachel Conners

    Author of Bakerita

  • What They're Saying

    “There's not one page of this cookbook I haven't earmarked to make the recipe. Nicole has written a must-read primer for those who love food as much as they love their own health and boring, basic "rabbit food." All good eats inside…”

    Kevin Curry

    Founder and author of FitMenCook

  • What They're Saying

    “Nicole's debut cookbook is filled with everything that I want to eat, hence the title, Love to Eat. Her way of making indulgent food healthy yet accessible shines through in recipes like the life changing tahini chocolate chip cookies, or the bakery-style morning glory muffin. Nicole also introduces us to her Armenian heritage through dishes like the hummus with spiced ground beef and pine nuts, that's sure to be in heavy rotation in my kitchen!”

    Dzung Lewis

    Author of Honeysuckle

  • What They're Saying

    “Nicole has an incredible ability to create recipes that are exactly what you didn’t even know you were craving. Her food manages to be accessible and whimsical, healthy and indulgent (tasting), modern and nostalgic, all at the same time. Nicole is also a proficient recipe writer, a skill that very much sets her work apart. Anything Nicole touches takes on her one-of-a-kind food, health and aesthetic perspective, and I know that this cookbook is going to become a beloved staple in countless homes. I can’t wait to bring some of these recipes to life in my own kitchen!”

    Laura Lea Bryant

    Certified holistic chef and author of Simply Laura Lee

With accessible and nutritious recipes designed for real, busy life, Love to Eat proves that there is room for a juicy burger in a healthy lifestyle—as long as you’re eating with purpose and listening to your intuition.

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