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Cook Once Dinner Fix

Quick and Exciting Ways to Transform Tonight's Dinner into Tomorrow's Feast


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About The Book


Never throw out your leftovers again with these delicious and healthy meals designed to transform into an entirely different dish the next night from best-selling author Cassy Joy Garcia.

As a busy mom of two, Cassy Joy Garcia, the best-selling author of Cook Once, Eat All Week, has limited time to get food on the table. With this book, she shares a fresh approach to preparing dinner in a hurry. These 120 easy, delicious recipes are designed to use the leftovers from one recipe to quickly cook a completely different meal the next day.

While most meal-prep cookbooks require you to plan your entire week ahead of time and spend hours in the kitchen (and a small fortune on groceries), Cook Once Dinner Fix shows you how to utilize the leftovers from one meal to create an entirely new creation for the next. The leftover Roasted Garlic Turkey Breast transforms into Spiced Turkey Potato Soup, and Dry-Rubbed Barbecue Brisket becomes crowd-pleasing Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers. No matter your favorite flavor profile or dietary restrictions, this book is packed with recipes the whole family will enjoy.

The Cook Once Dinner Fix solves the “what’s for dinner” question without requiring enormous amounts of time, energy, skill, or money. Now dinnertime can be fun, fast, affordable, and sustainable.

About The Author

Cassy Joy Garcia is the bestselling author of Cook Once Eat All Week and the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed + Fit. Eager to share her healthy living secrets with the world, she started Fed + Fit in 2011. Since then, she became a holistic nutrition consultant and transitioned her personal blog into a tremendously supportive and nimble online wellness editorial, backed by a small but mighty team of writers, researchers, and editors. After realizing that her own struggles to get a healthy homemade dinner on the table overlapped with the same struggles experienced by her readers, she decided that there must be a better way. The Cook Once method was born, and it has revolutionized how people cook. She lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband and two children.

Why We Love It

“As an avid home cook, I’m always left wondering what to do with the leftovers (besides eating the same meal two nights in a row). Cook Once Dinner Fix is an entire book of answers to this daily dilemma. Herb-Crusted Roasted Chicken tonight becomes Curried Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner tomorrow? Yes, please! Leftovers have never sounded so good.”

—Justin S., Executive Editor, on Cook Once Dinner Fix

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 14, 2021)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982167264

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Raves and Reviews

"In Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cassy Joy really hits home with her family ­friendly recipes. As moms with busy schedules, we're inspired by Cassy Joy's delicious pairings made with simple ingredients both our families can enjoy. This is truly a book meant to be used again and again."
—Holly and Natalie of The Modern Proper

"I personally love cooking a meal that can turn into planned-overs, as I like to call it! It's my favorite way to meal prep, and Cassy Joy wrote a whole cookbook doing just this with easy­ to follow recipes, modifications for different diets, and nutritional info for those counting macros. This book is a meal-prep win!"
—Gina Homolka, author of Skinnytaste cookbooks

"Cassy Joy is the queen at trans­forming leftovers into best-overs! This indispensable guide will revolutionize how you cook healthy and delicious family meals, saving you time and money along the way!"
Michelle Tam, New York Times best-selling cookbook author and creator of Nom Nom Paleo

"This is so much more than a cookbook! If you're a busy wife and mom like me, Cassy Joy's meal plans will help you cook with confidence while saving time and money. Her joy for food is infectious, and you can hear her smiling in every word of this beautiful book."
Rachel Cruze, #1 New York Times best-selling author and personal finance expert

"Cassy Joy does it again with another book to solve the question of 'What's for dinner?' in a way that's approachable, practical, and abso­lutely delectable. I love the helpful tips for swapping proteins, great techniques for cooking veggies, and ultimate mealtime hacks to make it all happen within a time constraint. It's the kind of book you can cook from all year for countless meals that never feel dull or daunting!"
Yumna Jawad, founder, Feel Good Foodie

“This book is not only beautiful, but Cassy Joy has a way of transforming the simplest food into a gourmet meal that the whole family will love. That’s what Cassy Joy has always done so well—she makes beautiful meals attainable for everyone. She shows you how to cook the perfect steak and then transform the leftovers the next day into Beef Ramen Noodle Skillet. Cassy Joy also shows how you can adapt the recipe to fit your dietary restrictions, and she includes the nutritional information for every recipe. Cassy Joy has thought of everything in this book, and it will quickly become your favorite kitchen staple, week after week!”
Juli Bauer, New York Times bestselling author and creator of

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