I really need your help. I have this ongoing problem that is becoming a huge issue in my life.

I hate going to the gym.

I’m sure you are thinking to yourself, “Oh silly Cara, just go outside and take a walk!” Allow me to clarify further. I have been hating working out…period. I haven’t always been like this. I used to truly enjoy working out. In fact, I still want to like it–I love weight lifting and walking–I just can’t seem to get my butt motivated to do it.

Why am I even bringing this up? Well, I’m glad you asked. I need tips and advice from YOU, dear friends, to help me. If you and I were sitting at the coffee table and I confessed this to you, how would you motivate me? I guess I should be a little more clear too as to why I need to get myself motivated to start working out. It’s something I have kept quiet for a few months now but I think it’s time to share it. Here is my BIG news:

I’m writing a cookbook!


But it’s just not any kind of cookbook. It’s 125 recipes of gluten, egg, and dairy-free BAKING. Did you read that title? Decadent is in it. That means this is not a healthy book by any mean, but one that is full of recipes that are perfect for that special occasion–you know, that occasion where it calls for tons of sugar? There, now do you understand my dilemma fully?


(Please note that the cover picture is still being decided on and this is just a filler-in for the time being)

You can click here onto Amazon and pre-order the book now. It is cheaper if you do it that way but please note that the book will not be out until mid-2014 so if you do pre-order it, it will not be shipped until once it is hot off the press. It still hasn’t really hit me that this is happening but the gratitude that I feel is immeasurable. I wanted to take a moment to thank YOU, dear friends, for without you, this would not be possible. There are some of who have been with Fork & Beans since the beginning and those who have jumped right into this sweet little community somewhere down the line up to this point. To all of you I say: You have made my life so sweet (and not because you have inspired me to make so much candy) in ways I never dreamt possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I promise to not disappoint you with this book. I take it very seriously and every day all of you are in my mind as I create each recipe. I aim to make you proud.

But I’m still also serious that I need help with that motivation bit so…motivate away please lest I drown in sugar!