Carissa Stanton with Olivia Noceda - Seriously, So Good (Corte Madera Store & Online)

Carissa Stanton
In conversation with Olivia Noceda

Seriously, So Good

~ Live In-Person & Online ~
Corte Madera Store • $40 Ticket Includes Book
Thurs., April 25, 2024 • 6:00pm PT

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store. Please contact with questions regarding events.

Delicious, satisfying recipes that are good for your health, heart, and mind by the beloved blogger and creator of Brocc Your Body.

Self-proclaimed SoCal beach girl Carissa Stanton first earned her nickname Brocc, not because of an obsession with broccoli (though she thinks it’s a damn good veggie), but because she hosted weekly girl’s nights with her friends who loved to cook, eat—and move their bodies. With Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body” in mind, she combined her love of food and created @BroccYourBody to start sharing her favorite recipes on Instagram.

Now, Carissa shares with her hundreds of thousands of followers how cooking for yourself after a busy day of work can be just as exciting as relaxing with friends over cocktails and apps. 
Seriously, So Good reflects her philosophy of feeling good about what she’s cooking and eating by making smart choices without depriving herself of carbs or a splash of cream here and there. She wants to remove the anxiety around food by helping us all feel more confident in and out of the kitchen. She shares her recipes and balanced outlook to motivate others to experience a stress-free cooking approach while enjoying mouth-watering meals alone or with loved ones.

The 100 flavor-bomb dishes, which are approachable, nourishing, and always fun, include all-time favorites such as her viral Greek-Style Lemon Chicken Soup, a better-for-you take on fast food with her “Fried” Chicken Sandwich with Special Sauce, and more like:


  • Pan-Fried Brie with Pistachios and Rosemary Hot Honey
  • Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Turkey Burgers with Jalapeño Tzatziki
  • Brown Butter Lemon Halibut with Asparagus and Olive Oil Whipped Potatoes
  • Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Flaky Biscuits
  • Spicy Rosé Spritz
  • Flourless Espresso Brownies

Carissa describes her recipes as healthy, but not too healthy because health isn’t just about being able to run a marathon or eating “clean.” It’s about living your life to the fullest.


Carissa Stanton of the popular blog and social media accounts, Brocc Your Body, believes that all food has a place in a healthy diet, and that balance is the key to everything in life. Her passion for movement and well-being led her to a degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in fitness, health, and nutrition from San Diego State University. Stanton has always been in love with food—she learned how to cook from anyone who would let her follow them around in the kitchen—parents, aunts and uncles, neighbors, and friends. Her recipes are approachable, nourishing, and always fun. Stanton’s goal is not just to share delicious recipes, but to show you just how exciting and easy cooking can be. She lives by the beach in Los Angeles, California.

I’m Olivia (Noceda). I dream about helping people uncover both the beauty and the messiness of every day. I don’t have it all together—and I don’t expect I ever will. Sharing is at the center of everything I do. As the industry has shifted from influencing to digitally creating to creating alone, it’s creating a community that I’ve always pursued. While this has been true all throughout, I felt it most when I stopped drinking at the beginning of 2022. Since then, my epiphanies, reflections, and countless mocktail recipes have helped others navigate their own exploration of sober curiosity. And as we begin to embrace all the many relationships a person can have with alcohol, I’m grateful to have a voice in shifting the conversation. You can find my recipes and daily musings on instagram, tiktok and pinterest: @olivianoceda






Carissa Stanton photo courtesy of the publicist. Olivia Noceda photo courtesy of the publicist.



Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Seriously, So Good: Simple Recipes for a Balanced Life (A Cookbook) By Carissa Stanton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668020722
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click Title for More Details
Published: S&S/Simon Element - April 16th, 2024