And it's not! It's just delicious. Now that I've worked my way through many of the recipes, I'm excited to give you a full review.
|I swear I only put Post-Its on recipes that|
I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to make.
SO, the fact that he endorses this cookbook was a huge plus. Off to a great start.
Next, there is a very thorough, easy-to-follow Table of Contents listing the early resources and then all the recipes by type: Breakfasts, Appetizers, Entrees (meat, poultry, seafood), Salads, Soups, Sauces and Dressings, Side Dishes, Treats and Cheats.
The Introduction includes notes from Hayley's "Grandpa Buz" (a doctor) and from each author--Bill Staley and Hayley Mason.
Next, the book goes through an intro to Paleo, including... what it is, the food guidelines, a primer on meat and fish (the best way to go about purchasing quality products),
also on fruits and vegeatbles--suggestions for where to find the cleanest types, and a guide to seasonal produce.
There's also a really helpful guide to oils and fats. "Healthy fat is an essential component of the paleo diet," they begin, and then go on to describe the uses for various types of fats in cooking. They elaborate even further on nuts and seeds and what types of "flours" you can use with them. There's also a table showing which herbs, spices, and seasonings go best on each: poultry, pork, lamb, seafood, and beef.
Then, after explaining some different cooking tools and tips, the recipes begin at last.
Almost 400 pages of recipes. Wow.
|Asian Broccoli Slaw|
Banana Bread with date-mixture. mm mm
|Veggie Egg Bake|
|Butter Garlic Wings|
|Butternut Squash Soup|
|Crust of EGGPLANT!|
|Outrageously good zucchini lasagne|
|Coconut Flour |
(Waffles and) Pancakes
|Portobello Turkey Burgers|
|I made the "Rosemary Roasted Turkey" |
recipe with chicken breasts. Still good!
|Paired the Rosemary Roasted Chicken with |
|Cajun Sweet Potato Fries|
Is that enough for you???? Believe it or not, that's only a small sampling of everything the book has to offer. Nothing has disappointed so far.
The work concludes with "Menus for Special Occasions," with a complete meal menu for events such as birthday dinners, specific holiday meals, "Summer Cookout," "Tex-Mex Night," and "The Big Game." These would be fun to use when hosting a party.
And that's it! Bill & Hayley really walk you through how to Make It Paleo, with delicious recipes that will keep you interested and satisfied. These easy-to-make, delicious meals prove that paleo is possible for anyone. Learn more about the book here or go ahead and buy your copy on Amazon!
But wait! The authors have way more to offer, too. They've got an E-book to help you through your first 30 days of paleo eating. Check it out here.
If you're interested in a free, versatile tool to take these paleo recipes with you wherever you go, download their MyKitchen App. With it, you can browse and save recipes, create meal plans and shopping lists, and optionally sync these with your online account. Definitely worth trying out.
|Make It Paleo|
But back to the book: If you're looking to try out some paleo recipes or want to experiment with the diet, this is a great resource for you! I dare you to learn a little bit more about paleo eating and this cookbook today!
Which of these recipes would you want to make first?
Dislaimer: I received the cookbook free of charge to review, but the opinions expressed above are all my own.