I use this book ALL the time, and it gets a spot of honor on my cookbook shelf. I got hungry and wanted to start cooking something up just reviewing it for the Make It Paleo book review! Bill and Haley Staley of primalpalate.com have done an amazing job putting together a beautiful cookbook full of nourishing recipes, wonderfully showcased by Bill’s photography. I use this book ALL the time, and feel like I just have to share it with you all! This is a book you’ll DEFINITELY want in paper as opposed to a kindle version. I’ve included a few pictures of their handiwork so you can see what I mean!
When you first open the book you can immediately appreciate the thought they put into creating a user-friendly guide to happy, healthy eating. The table of contents is well organized and full of photographs which makes it easy to plan meals and find the recipes you are looking for.
Thumbing through the pages it doesn’t take long to realize all the recipes are nourishing, easy to make, and incredibly delicious. I’ve never had a bad meal from this book, EVER.
This is a well-rounded book for anyone who loves to cook. I love the special occasions section where they have thoughtfully planned out meals for events ranging from Christmas dinner to superbowl parties.
They have a simple section explaining the very basics of what to enjoy/avoid on the Paleo Diet, but don’t expect a science and nutrition lecture. This book is about the how, not the why, and it does so beautifully.
One thing I particularly appreciated about this cookbook is that while they do have a few “paleoized” items like coconut flour waffles and prosciutto and arugula pizza, as well as a large (and delicious) dessert section with everything from coconut cake to cookie dough ice cream, Bill and Haley aren’t trying to cram real nourishing foods into the mold of old junk food. Instead, they celebrate the natural flavors and textures and allow the real taste of the food to shine through. They even suggest in their “cheats and treats” chapter that desserts should be reserved for special occasions only.
I recommend you start by trying the steak with chimichurri sauce, asparagus soup, balsamic onions and the chocolate pudding pie.
Have you tried any of the recipes from the book? What’s your favorite? Let us know!
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