Category Nutrition

Paleo Home Cooking

Product DetailsPaleo Home Cooking
By Sonia Lacrasse
Victory Belt Publishing
Retail Price:  $34.95
Amazon Price: $25.03

Book Description: 

A quick flip through the pages of this elegantly designed cookbook will convince you that eating healthy, wholesome food doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice pleasure or flavor, and that making delicious food from scratch doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you’ll probably find that eating healthy is quite fun and rewarding! Every recipe in the book is brilliantly illustrated, and the photos won’t fail to make your mouth water.

Whether you are just starting to explore the Paleo lifestyle or have long mastered the art of following its guidelines, this book will inspire you with:

  • More than 150 grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free recipes explained by a real person, in a real kitchen, using nothing but real, unprocessed food.
  • Flavorful, quick, and easy everyday dishes that will please the entire family without requiring hours in the kitchen—from main dishes, such as Shepherd’s Pie and Maple Balsamic Pulled Pork, to make-ahead sides and salads to last you all week, to yummy appetizers, including Sonia’s unique take on Prosciutto e Melone, as well as several soul-warming soups and stocks.
  • Easy recipes to help you stay away from junk-filled store-bought condiments, such as salad dressings, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, and spice mixes.
  • An entire section dedicated to homemade nut butters, complete with useful tips and a troubleshooting guide. You’ll soon be making your very own nut butters at home, from the very basics, like raw cashew butter, to crazy-intricate flavor creations, like Smoky Bacon, Dark Chocolate, and Toasted Almond.
  • Totally refined sugar–free desserts and indulgences that use nothing but natural sugars such as maple syrup, honey, and dried fruit. You will even learn how to make your own naturally sweetened chocolate chips.
  • Several useful guides to help you stock your kitchen with Paleo-approved ingredients and indispensable kitchen tools.

Review

If you are a down-to-earth cook switching to a Paleo lifestyle, you will be please with this cookbook. Paleo Home Cooking has everything that you are looking for to help you live a gluten-free lifestyle without giving up flavorful meals.  You will find a wide variety of recipes from appetizers to soups and salads to main dishes to desserts.  Sonia covers it all.  She also has a good section on “The Basics” to get your started.  I own a lot of Paleo cookbooks, yet most of her recipes were very unique.  I especially enjoyed the section she has on nut butters.  She dedicated an entire chapter to making a variety of amazing nut and seed butters right in your own kitchen.  I would purchase this book for that chapter alone.  It is that good.  This is a cookbook you will refer to again and again.

~Reviewed by Allie B.

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    The Paleo Cupboard

    Product DetailsThe Paleo Cupboard Cookbook
    By Amy Densmore
    Victory Belt
    Retail Price: $34.95
    Amazon Price: $23.21

    Book Description:  In her new book The Paleo Cupboard Cookbook, acclaimed food blogger Amy Densmore presents an all-new and personalized approach to Paleo cooking–allowing you to tailor each dish to your unique tastes. Amy puts the focus on flavor, teaching you how to combine easy-to-find ingredients to create the flavors you love in your favorite dishes – all of which are grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.

    Whether you are looking to lose weight, avoid food allergies, or simply want to achieve optimal health, The Paleo Cupboard Cookbook gives you easy ways to eat delicious food, feel great, and experiment with new flavors! With over 145 mouthwatering recipes and 4 weeks of complete meal plans and shopping listsThe Paleo Cupboard Cookbook shows firsthand that living a real food lifestyle doesn’t mean sacrificing variety or taste. Amy has made sure you will never feel deprived on a Paleo Diet, and you will get to eat delicious food every day, all without grains, gluten, dairy or refined sugar.

    Recipes Include:

    • Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles
    • Paleo Tortillas
    • BLT Scallops with Herb Mayo
    • Cajun Shrimp and Grits
    • Breakfast Pizza
    • Taco Soup
    • Honey Chipotle Meatballs
    • Paleo Pasta
    • Creamy Chocolate Mousse

    Inside you will also find:

    • 4 weeks of complete meal plans and shopping lists
    • A list of Paleo snack ideas that are great for both kids and adults
    • A comprehensive guide for using spices and herbs
    • A special index for 40 minute or less, nut-free, egg-free and kid-friendly recipes
    • How to make your own paleo basics such as almond flour, coconut flour, lard, tallow and much more!

    Review

    This is a great cookbook for those making the transition to a Paleo lifestyle.  While the author does offer a 4 week menu plan, this isn’t a diet book.  She just offers recipes of tasty food that follows the Paleo lifestyle and encourages clean, processed-free eating.  I like many things about this cookbook including way it is organized, the mouthwatering photographs of the finished meal, and the meal plans and shopping lists to make your transition to the Paleo lifestyle easier.  Amy also has an extensive section on herbs and spices that I found very enlightening.   I think this is a perfect cookbook for Paleo novices and their families. The recipes are appetizing and aren’t too “out there”, which is great when cooking for kids or non-Paleo eating spouses.  Yet it also has recipes that even the seasoned Paleo cook will find refreshing.  It is a must-have for your cookbook collection!

    ~Reviewed by Karen B.

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      The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet

      Product Details

      The Best Green Smoothies
      on the Panet
      by Tracy Russell and Kathy Patalsky
      BenBella
      Retail Price $16.95
      Amazon Price: $13.13

      Book Description: 

      Indulge in these easy, delicious recipes and discover the incredible health benefits of green smoothies!IncredibleSmoothies.com founder Tracy Russell tried just about every fad diet and expensive “superfood” supplement out there, with negligible results. It wasn’t until she discovered green smoothies that she lost 40 pounds, lowered her cholesterol by 50 points, and started running marathons.

      In The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet, Russell shares healthy, down-to-earth recipes made with unprocessed whole foods. Packed with fresh fruits and vegetables—particularly leafy greens—that you can find at your neighborhood grocery store or local farmers’ market, every recipe in this book contains nutrition information as well as options for substitutions and variations. Russell reveals optimal flavor pairings (which green goes best with which fruit and which fruits blend best together) and specific health benefits of key ingredients.

      Focusing on the many positive effects of drinking green smoothies, including detox and cleansing, natural weight loss, and mood enhancement, Russell offers nutrient-rich recipes with flavorful, fun combinations such as:

      Pineapple-Ginger
      Chocolate-Peanut Butter
      Mango-Avocado
      Cherry-Pomegranate
      Nectarine-Goji Berry

      With 150 delicious green smoothie favorites (enough smoothies for five whole months!), The Best Green Smoothies on the Planet provides recipes that can accommodate and enhance any individual or family diet. Whether you’re a smoothie veteran or trying something new, these drinks will wow you—with both accessibility and incredible taste.

      Review

      This is a very informative book for those who are trying to improve their health and/or lose weight.  If you’ve never tried smoothies before, this book is good for beginners as it gradually teaches you to add different fruits, veggies, proteins, and many other healthy products to your smoothies.  The recipes show you how to incorporate arugula, kale, collards, other greens and make digestible, nutrient filled and tasty smoothies that can add buckets of vegetables with all their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to your daily diet.  This book truly does offer something for everyone. Whether you are looking for recipes to support you in weight loss, energy boosting, or overall healthiness, you will find the recipes for you. It will become one of your favorite kitchen staples.  I recommend this book for anyone seeking variety in one place – variety in recipes including a variety of vegetables, fruits, tastes and textures.

      ~Reviewed by Allie B.

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