HAPPY BIRTHDAY to The Well Plated Cookbook! I can’t believe it’s been a YEAR since this book was first in your hands.

Erin Clarke with a slice of cake, birthday balloon, and copy of The Well Plated Cookbook

GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate, I’m giving away 5 signed copies!*

I spent nearly four years pouring every ounce of myself into making this book the best possible resource for you.

Seeing your responses (and more than 2,000 5-star reviews on Amazon!!!!) this last year made every moment worth it.♥

Launching a cookbook in 2020 was really, really difficult (to put it mildly).

It meant a number of personal disappointments, like having to cancel my book tour and worries over sales being negatively impacted.

Your encouragement through it all meant the world to me!

Whether you joined one of our virtual cookalongs, tuned into my segment on Good Morning America, told friends and family about the book, purchased extra copies for gifts, posted your beautiful creations on social media, you lit up my life with your love and support.

For an honest look at the nitty gritty of writing a cookbook, you can see my collection of behind the scenes posts here.

Well Plated Cookbook Photo Collage and Cookbook Cover

A Few Fun Facts About The Well Plated Cookbook

  1. Exclusive Content. All of the recipes are NEW! There are more than 135 of them. You can’t find them on my blog or anywhere else.
  2. Foolproof Recipes that WORK. Every recipe has been tested 6 times or more, by myself and by independent recipe testers (read more about the recipe testing here). Every recipe doesn’t just turn out; it ROCKS.
  3. Easy, Healthy Dinners Galore. The biggest section of the book by far is the main dishes, especially 30-minute and one-pot meals! Nutritious delicious dinners that your family loves is what you all ask for most, and this book delivers x1,000.
  4. Photos for Every Recipe. The pictures are stunning. You can read more about shooting the cookbook photos here.
  5. Crazy Extras. I went ABOVE AND BEYOND to include extra helpful information that other cookbooks skip in every recipe. From how to store and creatively repurpose leftovers, to ingredient and produce swaps, to dietary adaptations, this book does not cut corners. I give you the kind of information you wish other books included.
  6. Friendly to All Diets. While I don’t label the recipes specifically because I want them to be inclusive (and every recipe would have a gazillion labels), I’ve heard from dozens of you who have food allergies or who are gluten free, vegan, etc. that you appreciate how easy the recipes are to adapt and that you cook from this book often.
  7. Helpful Lists & Party Menus. Wish cookbooks would tell you which recipes can be ready in 30 minutes or less, which freeze well, which are meatless, and more? How about recipes that you can easily group together to create a menu for special occasions? YEP, THIS BOOK DOES THAT TOO.
  8. THE BEST RECIPES EVER. Simply put, I saved up my best for this book. If you like the recipes here on my blog, you are going to flip for the ones in my book!

What You Are Saying

“Everything about this book is a delight…Erin clearly cares about making your family meals delicious, healthy, and easy. I was reading through this book last night and realized this may be the first of my MANY cookbooks where I end up trying everything at least once. Truly, if you’re only going to buy one cookbook “The Well Plated Cookbook” should be that one. I can’t imagine being disappointed.” —Angie

“We have been using this cookbook at least 5 times a week since January and absolutely love everything we’ve tried. We have shared this book with several friends and family and they love the healthy, delicious and colorful meals as well. Even the picky, non healthy eaters LOVED the recipes! Erin is amazing!” —Kris

“The best cookbook I own! Every recipe has been a hit with my family, and unlike other books where there are only a handful of recipes that intrigue me, this is one I see myself using fully for years to come….I also love that there are photos for every recipe. So happy this book exists.” —S

“This is the first book I will have cooked almost every recipe out of. I have more than 300 books on my shelf so this should tell you a lot about how awesome I think this cookbook is!!” —Domino

“I absolutely LOVE this cookbook! The recipes are incredibly easy to make (aka not 15+ steps!), they use ingredients most kitchens have, and the author shares so many fun and helpful tips throughout. We’ve made at least 5 different recipes and we’ve LOVED them all! This cookbook is very helpful and interactive and a cookbook I actually want to sit down and read! Highly recommend!” —Albert

And SO MANY MORE!

THANK YOU ALL so much for your support! The best part about this book has been seeing your creations and reading your feedback.

Erin Clarke blowing out a candle with a copy of The Well Plated Cookbook and a birthday balloon

Please keep sharing your creations on Instagram. Be sure to tag @wellplated in your photos and use #wellplatedcookbook. I often feature the photos on my Instagram story and would love to see and share yours!

Loves and lots of love, xo Erin

^^Kitchen Sink Carrot Cake from The Well Plated Cookbook (what you see me eating in these photos! It’s goooooood.)

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**Giveaway open to U.S. residents of the 50 states, age 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 8/31 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Winners will be contacted via the email address used to leave a comment below or via Instagram direct message sent to the account used to leave the entry and will have 48 hours to respond, after which a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. I ordered your great cookbook after following your food blog for awhile. It’s a great cookbook! Your recipes are delicious and easy to follow. I have a 15 year old granddaughter who loves to bake and cook. She would love this cookbook!!

    1. Happy birthday! It looks like a fabulous book! I would absolutely love it if i won a copy! I always look forward to your emails … love reading your blogs. the recipes omg! They are my go to, for trying something new.. something that i cant wait to share with my family. Always so tasty … and hearing my family say “a new recipe mum?”
      Thanks Erin!

  2. Happy Birthday to your cookbook baby!! I remember reading all your behind the scenes posts, I was amazed at the work it took to create, plus creating content fort the blog at the same time.

  3. We love all your recipes and of course this birthday cake will be next on the list. Thanks for so many ‘successes’ and congrats on the birthday of the book. It’s particularly fun for me that you’ve combined Midwestern traditions along with healthy eating and delicious recipes. My book club particularly liked the Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole with Butternut Squash and Cranberries during a fall get-together — easy to prepare for the group in advance and delicious, with many recipe requests. Thanks!

  4. I have enjoyed your recipes on here and following on Instagram. Would love the cookbook to expand my recipe collection.

  5. My absolute go-to cook book! So many household favorites came straight from the book. I swear my life is so much easier when I pick out a few recipes for the week to play around with. Love!

  6. Erin, I’ve been following you for several years and consider Well Plated in my top 5 of food blogs/brands. I respect all that you do and quality and personality you put into your brand.

  7. Fingers crossed I win a signed copy. I love your recipes, and have since long before this cookbook! Your recipes are amazing and delicious. Thank you for the opportunity to win a signed copy!

  8. I love your recipes, and enjoy reading your life stories as well. Your posts on this cookbook were especially captivating. it’s hard to believe it’s been a year since its release. Congrats!
    Would love to win a copy. 😊

  9. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! You are my favorite go to cook…..and there are hundreds to choose from and yet you are always my first and only choice. I have your app and its my one stop recipe shop lol. Thankyou Erin for everything.

  10. Some of the tastiest dishes I prepare are from your posted recipes. Would love to add your cookbook to my collection.

  11. My family has enjoyed many meals that I have made from your recipes. The Well Plated Cookbook was my birthday present last year! The cookbook is beautiful and the recipes are delicious. I have always been a “good” cook but your recipes have turned me into a “great” cook. I would love a signed copy, then I can give one to my daughter who recently bought her 1st home and is learning to cook for herself. Thanks and congrats!

  12. Hi Erin. Happy 1st Cookbook Birthday! Your recipes have saved me! After over a year in quarantine and not eating out once, my cooking brain has gone on strike. But! All I have to do is go the WellPlated.com and search and there it is. Our dinner! And oh, the happiness, if I won a cookbook! Thank you so much for being my lighthouse in this storm!

  13. Happy Birthday!
    How thrilling for you!
    I ordered your cookbook as a gift for a family member. The book is so beautiful and they love all your recipes.
    I would love a copy for myself!

  14. Congrats on your cookbookiversary! Recently discovered your site while searching for easy, healthy, tasty recipes. Thanks for continuing to share great recipes!

  15. I love my Well Plated Cookbook. Since my husband and I are making our best effort to eat healthy food, Erin’s recipes are a godsend. We cook meals together and so appreciate how easy and flavorful they are.
    Thanks for all your creative and delicious recipes, Erin!

  16. After living on this planet for many decades I am always happy to find healthy versions of the foods we love! Which, by the way, is far less common than one would think. Throw in YUMMY healthy versions, and I’m hooked. Thanks, Erin!

  17. Erin,
    What an accomplishment!! All that and a blog too!!
    Congrats. I would really LOVE to win this cookbook for even more of your wonderful recipes.

  18. Happy Birthday to your cookbook! It was wonderful to watch its development, and I would be honored to receive a copy in your giveaway! Best Wishes for continued growth and good food!

  19. I absolutely love your recipes and look forward to receiving your emails. I have been wanting your cook book for this whole year! Congratulations, we’ll deserved 🎂

  20. Happy Birthday to your cookbook!! I love the healthy, delicious recipes. I love reading your blog everyday!!🎂🎉🎂

  21. Love love love your recipes!
    Been using them over last 2 years during Covid and feel better and healthier than ever in my life. I’m 60 years old!!
    Thank you! Would love to win a free cookbook have two of my children marrying this year and I’d love to give them as a gift!!

  22. I’ve really been enjoying the Well Plated cookbook. All of the recipes that I’ve so far have been excellent, and even a year later I’m still making something out of the cookbook (or Erin’s blog) at least once a week.

    My kids like it too. Apple pancakes are their favorite.

  23. All I have to say is when is your next cookbook coming out?! Your cookbook is such a wonderful reflection of how much you love to cook and we are so lucky you have shared all your fabulous secrets with the rest of us. I bought one for my sister and she said her family has already put sticky notes on the recipes they want to try…the entire book is full of colorful sticky notes now! It is such a treat for me to go to your website everyday and see what you’ve posted…your sense of humor and love of cooking comes through in everything your write. You always inspire me!

  24. Hi Erin!! I love all of your recipes and usually make one at least once a week! I also love how timely your recipes are – I’m in the midwest too (Chicago), and it seems like we always have the same cravings. :) You inspire me to be a better cook! Keep up the great work and CONGRATULATIONS!

  25. I look forward to to your recipes! I find that they are a healthy alternative to what I might usually cook for my family! I love cooking for my family and trying old comfort recipes with a healthy twist and new recipes to broaden my recipe collection! Thank you for putting in all the hard work! Yummy yum yum!

  26. Happy Birthday to your cookbook Erin! I have been following your blog and trying your recipes for awhile. They are all soo easy to make and so far they have all been super delicious! I would love one of your cookbooks. Thank you for all the recipes you post!

  27. I have made several recipes from your blog and each one was incredibly delicious! I would love to have your cookbook! Happy Birthday to your labor of love! *Cheers*

  28. Happy Birthday! My birthday is in September and I can’t think of anything I would love more than winning your cookbook!! Awesome : )

  29. Happy Birthday to a wonderful cookbook! I have a copy, but would keep an autographed one and pass on my copy to my BFF who loves to cook too! Keep those healthy recipes coming, Erin!

  30. Love every recipe I have tried. They are creative, use pantry friendly ingredients, and clear directions. Thanks for all you do to keep meals fun and tasty.

  31. I follow you via emails, your food blog. I have not purchased your cookbook. I am very much looking forward to receiving the book and making many of the delicious recipes including the carrot cake you were having. You posted a recipe that is a lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. I am a lemon freak all things baked. I have an occasion coming up and am going to make this cake. I do believe to quote you, “this cake deserves a spot at your table”.
    Thank you for creating the cookbook. I would like to share the wealth so to speak and gift your book to a dear foodie family member.

    Thanks again,

  32. Enjoying your recipe emails. Would love to get copy of the book so I’m drooling on paper and not just my keyboard! Thanks and happy book birthday!

  33. Erin, I use to subscribe to a bunch of cooking and baking websites but over time….it has left you! When you emails come out, I immediately print the recipe and make it. I live in a Condo Development and share it with my neighbors. Your recipes make me look like a star!! So happy for you and as always, I look forward to my next email from you. I wish you Much Happiness, and Health to continue your work in teaching others how to cook and bake.
    My very best,
    Ann

  34. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! I need some healthy and scrumptious ideas for back to school dinners and lunches, and breakfasts! All of it.

  35. Oops, thought you were wishing me a Happy Birthday since it’s today. 😊 Happy Birthday to your cookbook 🎂

  36. Your cookbook and website are where I start each week for my meal plans! I have NEVER had a cookbook with SO many recipes that I use over and over. In most cookbooks, you find one or two “keepers;” Well plated is filled with fresh, new, tasty, easy-to-follow recipes that the whole family loves!

  37. I have loved reading your blog over the years! I love the mix of recipes and content you post and am glad your cookbook was successful despite having to cancel the book tour. Congrats and happy book birthday!

  38. I love this cookbook, it’s one of the few that I actually use. I would love another one to gift to my son, who likes to cook healthy and delicious.

  39. That’s so exciting your cookbook hit it’s year mark!! The recipes on your blog have honestly been a game changer for me so I would love a signed copy of your recipe book! I’m excited to see what other delicious recipes you share with us in the future and thanks for all you do :)

  40. Like I told you I made the roasted frozen broccoli it was so good. I think if you add a little more sugar the broccoli tastes like candy broccoli nice treat so good

  41. Erin, I have enjoyed your vigorous, ever- lyrical style in the pages of your book. I have a passion for cooking, and at 81 years of age it was given an awesome boost through your recipes. Thank you. You are a fascinating writer, and small wonder that your book sells so well… it reads with the same nourishment that a well-written novel does! After making and enjoying MANY of your recipes, I can’t tell you how much my husband and I enjoy the variety of tastes, the newness of the ‘good ole meals,’ the healthy improvements to some of our mothers’ recipes, etc. Thank you to one who is seemingly in cahoots with the “wren drenched in enthusiasm.” Good to have found you!

  42. Congrats! Love the cook book and just made (yesterday) the carrot cake with the oodles of fresh carrots from my CSA! Was a huge hit with the family, one last meal before I send them off to college and dorm food :)

  43. I would LOVE to win this cookbook, Erin. I truly love the food I’ve made from your recipes. And I’ve made a lot. Your instructions ensure success. Thanks for doing what you do!

  44. I have my favourite recipes that I use often from your well organized, informative cookbook. Even though I am not eligible for the contest as I live in Canada, I wanted to show my support. Happy Book Birthday 🥳

  45. Hi Erin!
    I have been following you for years, since you were The Law Student’s Wife, and my husband Jim enjoyed your blogs, too. I was delighted when your cookbook came out. I did purchase a copy and love the fact that you include tips on storage and leftovers and also pro tips. The personal touch you add before each recipe makes me smile and has encouraged me to try new recipes (as your blogs did with my Jim). Above all, you have included such a variety of healthy recipes. I’m into smoothies now and am really enjoying those. I have yet to make overnight oats, but that is definitely on my “to try” list. Thank you for putting your heart into this book.❤️
    If I should win a copy, I will gift either my sister or daughter-in-love with it.

  46. Happy 1st Birthday to The Well Plated Cookbook! 🥳 Tonight we shall celebrate your delicious and delightful creativity, Erin, while thoroughly enjoying a Skinny Margarita & Air Fryer Chicken Wings 😋 (oh yes, your recipes). Congratulations 🍾🎉🎊 and THANK YOU for sharing all of your creations with us!

  47. Happy Birthday, Love reading your recipies, and trying them. The cake looks fabolous I will definitely try making this soon

  48. I’ve been receiving your emails and using your recipes for years! Thank you and happy birthday to your cookbook!

  49. Happy, happy birthday to your cookbook, and congratulations to you–what a project!! I would LOVE to have a signed copy!

  50. I’ve looked at many of your recipes on line and thought, “This Erin Clarke is the real deal!” You offer a wonderful range of recipes and the photos are very helpful and attractive! Congratulations on the one year milestone of your cookbook!

  51. Congratulations on your year of success and for providing your readers with many happy meals!
    I have September birthday as does my husband and would love to celebrate with a copy of your cookbook………and a piece of your incredible looking birthday cake! I’m drooling 😘
    Thank you and best wishes for continued success!

  52. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!!
    My family loves all of your recipes so much that we just ordered the cookbook yesterday!!! Looking forward to many more delicious recipes and happy family dinners!

  53. My granddaughter is getting married and needs a good cookbook and this would be great for her. She has finished college snd is job hunting. This is a wonderful book. Thanks for offering some free books.

  54. I love your recipes! I always look forward to seeing what recipe will pop up for me to try! Would love, love, love to have a copy of your cookbook so all my favorite recipes would be in one spot!😊

  55. I love reading your recipes. Healthy delicious and able to prepare with ease is important to me. I would enjoy this book as it looks and sounds exciting. It must be something very special if you devoted your time and effort for four years in the making!

  56. I didn’t know about the cookbook, but I’ve used countless recipes from you from Ig! They are always a winner!!

  57. Fun variety of recipes and new spins on old favorites. I always look forward to the e-mail with the latest recipe for an idea for a get together or to just liven up the menu in a healthy way without shortchanging the taste buds. Thanks!

  58. Hi Erin ~ I search on-line nearly every day for fun recipes and as it turns out, most often I find that the recipes that you have posted end up being my ‘go-to’, best recipes. Thank you for all of the time, thought and effort that you put into your creations and have the best birthday. Continue to celebrate your success! You have found your gift!

  59. I adore this cookbook. If I win I will share the love with friends!! We cook from this so often, so many gems!! (Those avocado chocolate fudge cookies – HOLY CRAP they are good!!) I just made the sweets n’ beets hash for breakfast the other day – fantastic! The caprese chicken has been a staple for us this summer. Oh man I could go on and on!

  60. I’ve made many of the recipes from Well Plated (the birthday book!) and we’ve loved all of them. All the little extras included in each recipe are so helpful even if you’ve been cooking as long as I have. We never stop learning, right? I have a cookbook easel that lives on my kitchen counter and about 99% of the time, it’s holding your cookbook…the cover is so beautiful and the dish pictured is absolutely wonderful! Please be so proud of a job well done and wishing you continued success.

  61. Happy Birthday to your cookbook! Love seeing your recipes and all of your tips. Everyone that I have made are delicious. Would love to have your cookbook. Have a great day.

  62. Happy Birthday, Well Plated Cookbook! Well Plated is my go-to food website whenever I’m looking for fool-proof, tried-and-true recipes to prepare for any meal! Would love to have a copy of this gorgeous cookbook for my culinary library! Cheers!

  63. Love love your cookbook! Bought it from your local bookstore even though i live in CT. Enjoyed your zoom cooking class last year around holidays! Thank you so much for the great cookbook and recipes on your site. My husband will do a search when we are trying something new and it always leads to one of your recipes! I’m sorry i don’t post as much on social media but truly appreciate your lovely cookbook, great recipes, photos and posts.. you are a foodie friend from afar. Thanks Erin!

  64. Love your recipes! I’m a fellow WI lawyers wife who found you way back at the beginning of your blog — its been fun to see all of you’ve accomplished since then!

  65. Happy Birthday Erin. I have used your recipes to kick up my meals up a notch. Then I will share them with my daughters. Thanks again for all the work you put into your hobby and job.

  66. I use many of Erin’s recipes and am never disappointed. Her recipes can be counted on to be delicious and nutritional.

    Congratulations, Erin, on your successful cookbook.

  67. Congratulations on your milestone! This a great blog with great recipes and I would love to win a copy of your book!

  68. Happy birthday, Well Plated! Your cookbook is beautiful to flip through and I have never made a recipe of yours that I haven’t loved. I’m proud of your success! Tell Ben I said hello- we did ND Vision together 😊

  69. Hi!! Congratulations!!! I love all your recipes so much, and always feel good about eating them! A lot of other blogs I tend to skip over the writing part, but not your blog! I love to read all about your recipes and see your tips. I’ve started sharing the recipes I find with my mother as well! Thanks for taking the time to share all of your recipes with us 😊 I really appreciate it!!

  70. I just love your website and would love to have a copy of your cool book! If I don’t win one I guess I’ll finally have to go buy my own ;) Keep up the amazing work!!

  71. THE BEST RECIPES EVER
    THIS IS MY GO TO WEBSITE EVERY RECIPE I’VE TRIED HAS BEEN A HIT WITH MY FAMILY…….. AND BELIEVE ME MY FAMILY IS ONE FAMILY HARD TO PLEASE lol

  72. We have thoroughly enjoyed every recipe we have made by you and the cookbook has been a wonderful edition to our kitchen. I have enjoyed sharing your recipes with friends and family 💕

  73. Your recipes that I have tried have been wonderful! We eat very healthy and with your help have made some incredible meals. Thank you for all you do!

  74. I have been receiving your emails for 1 1/2 years and look forward to reading them every morning. I was so excited to purchase your book as soon as it was available. I liked it so well I ordered another one for my daughter and she loves it too! I make many of your recipes frequently and we have a lot of new family favourites. Your recipes have completely transformed my cooking. I love how healthy they are. They use lots of lots of spices and ingredients I have never cooked with before. It has been wonderful making desserts that use no refined sugar and less fats as they are so much healthier for us. Thank you Erin for all your excellent work in making these recipes available.

  75. Yours is a favorite when looking for recipes! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into the next one! Congratulations on this anniversary!

  76. Happy birthday to the cookbook and you!! I have given this book out twice as gifts! Both loved the book! Love your recipes!

  77. Happy Birthday to The Well Plated Cook Book and congratulations! I have made a good number of your recipes so far and have loved them all. I have also received rave reviews from family and friends. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

  78. Your vegetable recipes are my go to. Their are a couple of cake recipes I have my eye on. I live at high altitude. Looking forward to visiting family back east and baking.

  79. Happy birthday! I hope you make it an awesome one!
    That Kitchen Sink Carrot Cake looks delicious. I think I need to get the book just for that cake.

  80. Erin, Congratulations on your successful and amazing cookbook. You did it!! I love your recipes and would love to win an autographed copy! That carrot cake looks delicious. Many thanks.

  81. I especially enjoy the email newsletter that contains delicious recipes. It encourages and inspires some wonderful meals and treats!

  82. Hello
    And happy birthday to Well-Plated!

    By far, my most favorite comfort food is your recipe for the chicken pot pie! Hands down, the best! I never thought when I tried a chicken pot pie while in San Diego, I never ever thought I would find a pot pie comparable, the Well-Plated recipe ( healthy at that)has made me a believer.

    I made a few other recipes which my husband really enjoyed. One was the blueberry overnight French Toast. Yummy!

    I saved a lot of your recipes that I have yet to try and can’t wait.

    Anyway happy birthday again well plated -well deserved!

  83. Erin I appreciate that you offer meatless recipes, too! Even the recipes that are not meatless are easy enough to substitute a complete protein for. Your website is definitely my go-to when I need to make a new recipe or take a potluck somewhere! :-)

  84. Happy Birthday to your cookbook. I follow you via your blog and emails. What initially caught my eye was your vegetarian recipes. Being a vegetarian I am hoping you have vegetarian recipes in your cookbook… the recipes I have tried from the blog are delicious 😋!

  85. Congratulations! I love your cookbook. Everything I’ve tried has been delicious, and I really appreciate the market swap ideas.

  86. Congrats! I love the way you cook – healthier but still tasty. Thanks for providing so many good recipes via your blog.

  87. Congrats and happy birthday to your cookbook!! I adore mine and have made so many recipes from it over the last year :)

  88. Yay! Happy Birthday!! I discovered your recipe at the beginning of the pandemic and have loved them ever since 🥰

  89. Your cookbook looks so inviting. Literally, one of my hobbies is reading and collecting recipes. I have over 1,000, pins on my Pinterest page titled “Culinary Treasures!”

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I so hope I’m one of the lucky winners!

  90. I love your recipes and need to slow down and not eat them before I can take a picture and send you a copy. I would love a copy of your COOKBOOK!!!

  91. Happy Birthday! My birthday is in September and I can’t think of anything I would love more than winning your cookbook!!

  92. Happy Birthday! (mine was Monday so we’re nearly birthday twins : ) I’ve been following you for a couple of years now and have always enjoyed your recipes so much! I’m so pleased you’ve had success with your book. I also enjoyed your carrot cake for my birthday cake. It felt like a decadent treat, but was clearly a lot healthier than other options. Thanks for publishing so many fantastic recipes and for doing such a fun giveaway – I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win :-) I hope you have a great year!

  93. I loved this cookbook! When I first started flipping through it and marking pages of ones I wanted to try, I would up marking at least half the pages. None of the recipes disappointed! Thanks for a great collection!

  94. I would love a chance to win your cookbook. I’ve been a follower for a long time and love every recipe of yours that I have tried. Thank you for sharing!

  95. Would love to win a cookbook. I have taken about 4 of your recipes from online and put them into my meal rotation. It’s hard coming up with stuff so we aren’t eating the same.thing over and over. The few things I have tried.win raves in my house…

  96. Hi Erin, Congratulations on your cookbook. I always refer to your recipes as it fits into my style of cooking. My 14 year old has also started cooking and your recipes are his go-to to try something new. I look forward to this book- sounds very exciting.

  97. Yayyy! One year wow! Happy Birthday and congrats!! I’ve made several of your recipes and continue to search for more. I love, love, love it!! 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️💥💥❤❤

  98. Happy Birthday to your cookbook Erin! Thank you for all of the work you do to help us make healthy and delicious meals

  99. Congratulations! Thank you for making this book and all if your hard work. My husband and I have taken some if your recipes from Facebook over the years and they never disappoint. We are ready for the book wether we win it or buy it :) The picture la look amazing!

  100. OMG would love to win a copy of your book!
    I love your recipes and always go to your site when I don’t know what to cook.
    Super easy to follow and so tasty!!

  101. I’m a cookbook junkie and have been culling through my cookbooks to give them away, thinking I wouldn’t buy another. But I had to have The Well Plated Cookbook because of the variety and healthy nature of the recipes. I want to try almost every recipe in the book, which is unusual, because with most cookbooks I have select favorite recipes. The recipes I’ve tried so far I’ll use far into the future, and I can’t wait to try more of them. Thank you Erin Clarke!

  102. Omg I’m so excited about this book! I’m pretty new to the blog and haven’t tried any recipes yet, but I appreciate your approach including one pot/one pan and quick meals. I’m due in October and I NEED a book with recipes that will freeze well so if I don’t win, I’m putting in the order for the book next week.

  103. Happy Birthday!!! I love the way you turn classics into healthy options classics! Wishing you more success in the future.

  104. I am a huge fan of your recipes, Erin, and would be so excited to win a copy of your cookbook! Congrats on your one year anniversary of publishing this beautiful cookbook!

  105. This cookbook is one of my favorites! I really enjoyed seeing your cookbook process. I love the recipes I’ve tried so far, and hope to keep trying more!

  106. Dear Erin, I’m so glad I found you on the internet! I read and receive your fantastic recipes with delicious interest. I always find your recipes with great gratitude…and my family with even more!

  107. My husband is allergic to GMOs, so I need to shop and cook carefully. Your wonderful recipes have provided us with many delicious variations. Thank you, especially for the shrimp tacos and Skinny Margaritas!

  108. Happy Cookbook Birthday! Love your recipes! Making your Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting this afternoon. Yum! 😊

  109. Your book sounds amazing. The photos I’ve seen are causing my mouth to water. If I don’t win one, I’ll have to buy one. But I do hope to win!

  110. Happy Birthday and congrats on the book. I was not much of a cook before March 2020 but being home all the time and not making much money really changed that. I was so excited when I found your website and have done lots of your recipes and loved everyone of them! Thank you for helping me learn how to be a better and healthier cook. Aloha

  111. I work in a library and this book is not in our library system. I was hoping to browse and see if it’s something I would like to purchase. I would love to win this to donate to my library. Thank you.

  112. Happy Birthday! I’m so excited to have found recipes that are healthy and EASY! Can’t wait to try more of them.

  113. Happy Birthday to your Well-Plated Cookbook! It is actually my birthday too! I have enjoyed some of the recipes you have posted and would love to have the entire collection. Thanks for all you do to help us be healthy.

  114. Thank You Erin:
    I am a cancer survivor × 2
    Praise God be the Glory!
    My yearly CT scan showed osteoporosis and I was started on Reclast infusion two years ago. Last year after my oncologist said he would give me zometa instead. Then when I keep my appointment with the endocrinologist her told her to check with my oncologist. She didn’t. Instead she said what I do and what they do are two different things. After another infusion of reclast two later I was unable to walk. In my own research I found out they were the same.
    A year later I NOW in PT to learn to walk again and I am. I found Save the Bones which is based on alkaline diet and exercise. That opened a new door of insight. I use a lot of your recipes as is a lot of the time. I know you don’t follow any particular diet just healthy clean food 👍. I have never had chemo or radiation. It a very rare form. They for now can only cut the tumours out with surgery. A healthy diet an exercise and a 🙏ia all I have. Some of your recipes have become some of my favorites. Blueberry muffins, beef lo main and others. Again your four years of labor were not in vain. I see you were a ring. What a lucky guy.
    Thank You Sincerely , Alan😁

  115. I have tried many recipes and they are so tasty. I look forward to the ones you put on so I can try them. I hope you keep putting them on for a long time. I am sorry I haven’t bought your book yet bur I really can’t afford much right now with all the things I need going up so much. some day I will get to buy one. Have a blessed day Erin. xo.

    al miller

  116. Love love this beautiful book and all the delicious, healthy and easy recipes. I also just love how you have such great energy Erin and out a lot of good juju into the world ♥️ Happy Birthday !!

  117. That’s awesome! I love your recipes and find myself googling them all the time. I’d love to own a copy of your book!!

  118. I’ve made so many of your delicious recipes! The tomato casserole I made last night was a real winner for us. I’d love to win your cookbook, and thanks for the opportunity.

  119. I have your website bookmarked and frequent look for delicious recipes for my family. They never disappoint!

  120. I would love to win one of your cookbooks! Congratulations on your wonderful book being 1 year old! Here’s to many happy more years for you! Can’t wait to see Erin what the next year holds for you! God Bless!

  121. I recently started eating and cooking vegan food/meals and I was looking for a cookbook! I was invited to attend a dinner after church in a couple of weeks and the first thing I thought about was what am “I” going to eat!!!! I googled vegan recipes and was super excited when I ran across your site and saw/read so many tasty sounding (and looking) recipes that I texted my daughters and told them that I’m so excited to start cooking – which says a lot because I am not one who enjoys cooking. However, your recipes have truly inspired me and have given me such an enthusiasm to try! Thank you so much and I can’t wait to make your Southwest Tofu Scramble as well as other recipes!!!

  122. Congratulations on your First Year Anniversary of your book. I have tried several of you recipes and found them easy to follow and prepare. The meals and desserts are delicious and everyone enjoys them. Looking forward to what you come up with in the future.

  123. Thanks for creating such yummy recipes! I discovered your site during lock down. Every recipe I’ve made has been good – and I cook for a very picky 91-year-old father.

  124. Happy birthday! Looks like a great cookbook. I’ve made many of your online recipes and every one has been delicious! Thank you for all your hard work in helping us to eat better and healthier!

  125. Happy Birthday
    I have googled and used some of your Well Plated recipes with great success. A few months ago I was put on the heart transplant list but I was told that I needed to loose weight, well with the help of your lovely fish recipes and eating fresh salads I have lost over a stone in about 8wks. I also cut out most carbs. I would love to win your book as I have been left too ill to work so things are hard but I’ll ask Santa for one if I don’t win one.

  126. Really enjoy many of your so healthy and delicious recipes! We are senior citizens so always on the lookout for recipes like yous but also have to watch what I order too! Keep up the good work!!!

  127. I have tried Erin’s recipes and the most recent, the skinny margarita is now on my radar. I’ve tried several recipes with great success. Thanks Erin. Congratulations on your gift of creativity with food!

  128. Erin, Happy Birthday to the cookbook. I appreciate your hard work. I love your blog and your healthier, but delicious recipes. The latest I’ve made was your flag cake that I made for a birthday party we hosted for 3 friends who had July 3 & 5th birthdays. It was delicious.
    Then a few weeks ago, I took your Spinach Strawberry salad with poppyseed dressing to a dinner with friends. All said it was yummy, even my husband who doesn’t usually like fruit on his salad.

  129. Hi Erin, I am on your email list but don’t do well using cookbooks so I have never ordered one. After reading many of the comments, I may have to get yours. It looks fantastic!

  130. I so badly wanted this book. I did everything possible to order it with no luck. Since I wasn’t able to purchase it from South Africa due to issues between countries, I would love to obtain this book now that I have moved out of South Africa :-). What better than an autographed one :-)

  131. I love your recipes, They are easy and you have some great dessert ones and I’m a big sweet eater. your raspberry bars are incredible! Thank you for always giving us new recipes to try❤️

  132. Happy, Happy Birthday to Well Plated Cookbook! And Erin Clarke most of all, you are a talented, beautiful, successful person with your cookbook, “well plated By Erin”! That Birthday Cake looks so good, great job celebrating.

    Thank You,
    Part of your Audience

  133. Came across Erin’s recipes whilst renting a house for six months, printing them out and making them as best I could with limited equipment. But amazingly they were been a huge success! And now we’re back home can’t wait to try more.
    Many thanks Erin, your inspiration and recipes got us through a very hard time :)

  134. I follow only two cooking blogs, yours and one other. All the recipes I’ve tried have been fantastic, and I’ve even reviewed a few. Thanks for all the great, delicious ideas! Keep creating!

  135. I love your recipes for energy balls and chocolate chia pudding. I’ve tried other recipes and always come back to yours because they are the best. I’d love to see what your cookbook offers!

  136. Happy Birthday to the Well Plated Cookbook. It is a beautiful book. I have “liked” your Facebook page and enjoy seeing your recipes posted and have tried a few. They are delicious. I love cookbooks, and this one is definitely one I would enjoy having.

  137. Happy Birthday! Always trying your recipes, they are so simple and delicious and its the first thing we look at while caravanning

  138. I’m new to your site so haven’t had a chance to really go through everything. Looking forward to trying something new.

  139. Very easy and great tasting recipes. Used your website before the cookbook, and looking forward to another cookbook.

  140. Congratulations on your book’s 1st birthday! A marvellous milestone. I love your recipes! They’re delicious, easy to make with straight forward instructions and everyone who I’ve shared your recipes with loves them too! You have a growing fan base among my family and friends. I’ve shared many recipes off your website with friends from all over the world (we’ve been expats for 20 years and I taught cooking at a cooking school in Tokyo that has 13,000 students – imagine how far your recipes have spread!). But I won’t share any recipes from your book and tell them that they have to BUY Well Plated, so that YOU get the revenue you deserve. I just tantalise with beautiful pictures of amazing creations from your recipes. Lol I can quietly tell you that gets mixed responses. 😂

    Your recipe that I make most would be slow cooker pulled pork which I use for burgers, sliders at parties, baos w Asian slaw, quesadillas and tacos (in which case I Mex it up a tad). I try to always have some in the freezer for a quick delicious meal in a hurry (but it is SO difficult to keep the leftovers because they are simply far too delicious and we all scoff them). I’m with Ben and your sisters on the importance of BBQ in our lives. My youngest daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer aged 4 (not a sob story) so I became extra fussy about what we eat so that everyone has the best chance at a long and healthy life. My 3rd daughter is a very healthy eater, she ate Paleo for years and still eats mostly that way with a few modifications. If I am lucky enough to receive a signed copy I’ll post my book to her (because I will treasure the signed copy!) to start off a new fan base among her friends in New Zealand, where she is doing her Masters degree. She and her friends are avid foodies, like us. Your book, recipes, healthy way of eating for life and your joy should be spread far and wide! Thank you SO much! x

  141. Whenever I am at a loss for meal ideas, your website is one of the first places I turn to. I have never been disappointed. Your recipe for baked salmon converted me into a fish fan. The thought of having your recipes close at hand without always needing the internet is most attractive. The pictures you have posted of the cookbook are lovely. I’m so glad you published your cookbook. Your passion and effort are clearly evident, both on your site and in the book. Thank you for sharing.

  142. I’ve just recently discovered you site. When I would look for a recipe online, Well Plated kept coming up which is not surprising because you have an extensive database of varied recipes! Your recipes really grabbed my attention so I had to sign up for your newsletter and I’ve not been disappointed.

  143. I have used this wonderful cookbook so much that the binding is falling apart…Every recipe i make my husband loves… Happy Birthday Well Plated!

  144. Happy Birthday, Hope yours was a great as mine was earlier this month. Your cookbook would be a great birthday present.

  145. Happy Birthday. I know you are super excited. Your cookbook is your baby and should be celebrated. I love all of your recipes that I have tried. I look forward to your e-mails. Can’t wait to make the kitchen sink carrot cake. Thank you for loving to cook and making my life easier.

  146. Erin,
    I love your recipes: easy and delicious! Most of all they are healthy recipes although you do have some yummy desserts that are not but you have to splurge sometime! 😀

  147. I cannot believe that it has been a year since the release of your cookbook and that I haven’t had a chance to purchase it yet! Congratulations on all of your success! I follow your blog and have made so many of your recipes, they are always well written and turn out beautifully. It’s great to see how much you truly love your job and your creativity.

  148. Congratulations to you & happy birthday to your cookbook!! I love your website (have for years), and your cookbook looks great! I would love to snag a copy :)

  149. Thank you Erin for making your delicious recipes available in your unique cookbooks. I love to cook, bake, try new recipes, etc…

  150. I’d been making your recipes from your blog and online recipes for about a year. They were all good! So when your announcement about your cookbook came out, it was a no-brainer to advance order it. Covid provided an opportunity really dig into Well Plated. I have dozens of cookbooks filling my office shelves and most have been a source for at least one or 2 meals. So without opening a page, judst by doing your online recipes, I’d already passed the value of all the other cookbooks. In April my husband had a heart attack. My new mission is to provide him with as many yummy, mostly vegetarian meals. He often says, ” I can’t believe I am eating so many vegetarian meals and they taste delicious. He brags to his friends and praises me at every meal. He misses his beef, but loves that now he is not afraid to eat my (your) tasty meals. Thank you so much for all your hard work. You’ve made such a wonderful contribution to our lives.

  151. I have had your book on my wish list since it came out. Your recipes are fun and delicious. I hope to win the cookbook and make them all!

  152. Hello!!!! This is my first time commenting, but definitely not my first time to your amazing site. I’m fairly new to the adult world, just recently graduated from college (class of 2019!!) I didn’t grow up learning how to cook from my parents, so coming into the adult world and not knowing how to cook was difficult to say the least. When I found your website I instantly fell in love with your recipes. Well plated by Erin is my go to website!!! I also have bought your cookbook for friends, but haven’t gotten one for myself yet (I use theirs until I have to gift wrap it lol!!) I didn’t realize the cookbook was only a year old!

  153. wish I was eligible for the givaway but im in canada and cant afford to buy the book, but i will say i do make recipes you post online, and I am quite pleased with the final product, as a subscriber to you blog i get ample opportunity to make recipies. love em, keep up the good work.

  154. Happy Happy Birthday to your Well Plated Cookbook, Erin! I make at least one of your recipes every week & my family loves your dishes!! Congrats!

    1. A friend turned me on to your blog and I keep coming back because your recipes have been a hit with my family! I would love to linger over your beautiful cookbook and treat my family to more of your delicious recipes.

  155. Congrates on your book birthday.
    I started cooking meals only recently (after semi-retiring) and your emails are my go to teaching tool. If your book is anything like your email meals, your book must be awesome.

  156. First off Happy Birthday!!!! Your dedication and diligence to create this cookbook is inspiring. I love your recipes you send and the variety. The cookbook will be a great gift to whomever you choose.

  157. I just discovered you and I am looking forward to trying some of your awesome recipes! They look so delicious and healthy to boot. I’d love to get your cookbook!

  158. Happy birthday on your blog and I hope you have many more years of bringing everyone fabulous recipes and tips.

  159. I haven’t been able to grab a copy yet, so here I go!! I’ve been using your recipes throughout the pandemic, and have loved every single one I’ve tried. I first found you for a Kale smoothie, and let me tell you when my family wants me to make it every Sunday now ☺ I don’t go to Google now for recipes, I go to Well Plated. Thank you for everything, and congratulations!!

  160. I ordered your cookbook as soon as it was offered and it is so easy to use. I love all the extra tips for storing the made recipe, freezing it, substitutions, etc. My sister has tried to “borrow” it a couple of times – borrow is in quotes because she would like it permanently!
    HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY

  161. Hi Erin!
    I’m not familiar with your recipes. That carrot cake looks delicious. Would love to make it! Congrats on the one year anniversary of your book.🎉🎉

  162. I would be ecstatic to win a copy of this cookbook! I truly love yo cook & bake. Congratulations on your one year Birthday!

  163. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My girlfriend introduced me to your wonderful cookbook. I receive your emails and usually print the recipes from there. It would be wonderful to have my own signed copy of The Well Plated Cookbook! And it would help save the environment :) Robin

  164. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year. I love your cookbook and have been making the pesto on repeat – it’s so delicious in grilled cheese with sweet potato! Congratulations!