Spring is finally here, and for me the new Spring air brings about a desire for newness in all things, especially food. I love cooking healthy, delicious, bright meals during this season. But rather than simply googling a recipe, I prefer to seek out the talent and expertise of my friends who are professional cooks (or simply, very talented home chefs). I’m always so interested in what they’ve been cooking and what recipes they’ve newly created or discovered.

My pal and today’s Hello, Freedom guest, Daphne Oz is the Emmy Award winning co-host of the popular ABC show, The Chew for the past five years plus an amazing cook with a new cookbook out called The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend.

What I love about this book is how accessible the recipes are, whether you’re a newbie in the kitchen or have been cooking for many years.

Daphne sent me the book last week and I let my niece pick out a recipe to make, and she chose the Chocolate Almond Breakfast Bars which were divine!

“Eating well for me is about being happy and healthy.” – Daphne Oz via @terri_cole (Click to Tweet!)

I already have many page corners in this book turned down, and I think you’ll find yourself wanting to create many of these simple, delicious recipes as well. Plus you’ll love my conversation with Daphne as we talk about the culture of loving people with healthy food and how to balance simplicity and fun in the kitchen. We also dive deep into her love of family, community and how cooking and eating together strengthens both.

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Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and an expert at turning fear into freedom. Sign up for Terri’s weekly Newsletter, check out her blog and follow her on Twitter.

Image courtesy of Laurel Guido.