The Feel Good Foodie Cookbook

125 simple, healthy recipes all about marrying the Middle East to the Midwest & finding joy in the process.

During my childhood in Lebanese communities in Sierra Leone and Michigan, I grew up eating home-cooked meals and learned time-saving shortcuts from my mother to prepare traditional, Middle Eastern recipes. As an adult, I started my blog Feel Good Foodie to make healthy cooking easy and helped fuel the “Baked Feta Pasta” trend that took over the internet. Now, in my first cookbook, I share many more unfussy, healthy meals that are enhanced by Middle Eastern flavors.

These recipes will teach you exactly what my mom taught me: how to build savvy kitchen know-how that gives you the confidence to cook consistently for yourself and others. Be inspired by White Zucchini Pizza with Garlicky Labneh, Tomato Rice Pilaf, Harissa-Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Seven Spice Roast Chicken & Pomegranate Potatoes, Tahini-Glazed Cauliflower, perfect Crispy Falafel, Three-Ingredient Mango Sorbet, Zaatar Manakeesh, and Olive Oil Cake, which you can enjoy alongside bright green Mint-Basil Lemonade or a homemade Rose Latte. 

Yumna Jawad is an entrepreneur, social media influencer, and recipe developer. She is the CEO and founder of the enormously popular FeelGood Foodie brand, a website dedicated to healthy-ish recipes with feel-good ingredients. A graduate from the University of Michigan’s business school, she and her viral food trends have been featured by Live with Kelly and Ryan, the Today show, Good Morning America, People, Vogue, and The New York Times. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband and two kids.

“I love simple ingredients, fresh flavors, and finding the balance between tradition and a little innovation. But, more than anything, I love food that makes you exclaim this phrase after one bite: “So good!

– Yumna Jawad

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The Feel Good Foodie Cookbook is available in the US and Canada everywhere books are sold. It is also available for international shipping to other countries.