One Pot Wonder Recipes Cookbook: Homemade meals in under 30 minutes (Author Interview)

What inspired you to write your book?

I love to cook. I wanted to share how easy it is to follow a recipe and create a dish that is also good to eat. My mom encouraged me to compile some of my favorite recipes and share them with others, especially after the positive feedback I received from friends.


Who (type of reader) did you write the book for?

I wrote this book for anyone who is open to trying new things or stepping out of their comfort zone in the kitchen. I know the kitchen can be an overwhelming place, but I wanted to create recipes that will allow the reader to try them.


What do you hope readers will get out of reading your book?

Cooking is fun! You can create a tasty dish with minimal ingredients as well as less time. You won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. Most of my recipes in the book can be done in under an hour.


How did you decide on your books title and cover design?

I have been cooking since I was 9 years old. I took a cooking class in middle school as part of one of my courses. During that class, I ended up creating my first cookbook with the title of the book now. I gave a nod to my joy of cooking. I wanted the front cover to at least have a play on the title. I started with a graphic of kitchen supplies, then my mom came up with the idea of using a dish in an actual pot. Once we agreed on the artwork, we then worked on the color scheme of the cover. I knew I wanted to incorporate blue in some way since I was dedicating the book to my late grandmother and that was one of her favorite colors.


Were their experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?

I really wanted honor my grandmother & family in some way with my first book. They helped me find my passion for food early on. From traveling to different states and even out of the country, my love for food and the process a dish is made was intriguing for me.


What section did you have the most fun writing?

The entire book was fun to write and put together. If I had to choose a section, it would be the desserts. I love sweets! I was excited once I started on that section because it also the meant I was almost done with the interior of the book itself. I still have more desserts to share with the world 😊


If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?

One Pot Wonder Recipes the cookbook is a labor of love, and a piece of my story. It is a book for the entire family or anyone looking into starting their cooking journey. All you need is one pot to get you started.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

My work currently is available on Amazon for purchase. If you are an amazon prime member shipping is free!

My social media where I post my book the most:

Instagram: riah_3

Instagram: mariahscreativeconsulting       

Twitter: bballmypassion 

Tiktok:   riahb_3

I appreciate anyone who chooses to support me and my work. 😊