This cookbook sat on my Amazon wishlist for quite awhile. I kept resisting the urge to buy because it was nearly $20. That isn’t expensive really just in that area where you almost have free shipping and yet anything else worth ordering will put you over the required $25 and then you feel guilty for ordering stuff you may not need. For some reason my city library system does not carry it either. So, Make It Paleo sat lonely on my wishlist while I scoured the Internet for paleo recipes. Then I ran across it in Barnes and Noble where it had apparently been selling out so fast they had to reorder it constantly. I fell in love after a quick glance and bought it at almost double the Amazon price. It is worth that price and then some but if you can get it at the Amazon price, go that route and save yourself some pennies.
The cookbook is oversized, almost like a phone book, and it is full of high quality color pictures and amazing recipes. I am so impressed with it that I think all other paleo cookbooks (or any cookbook for that matter) are going to suffer under comparison.
The beginning section covers how the authors (a couple) met and fell in love with each other and paleo. It also covers what paleo is and what you need to get started. Then it digs in with one amazing recipe after another. I don’t know how anyone could ever feel restricted with the paleo diet but if you do, you only need to take a gander at this book and it will smack some sense into you.
Some of the winning recipes include:
Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Mayo (one of my personal all time fave dishes)
Rosemary Roasted Turkey
Chicken and Vegetable “Lo Mein”
Tropical Fruit Gazpacho
Everything is amazing!
This week my husband (who also adores this cookbook) made the Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese. It was heaven on earth and I am not much of a date fan because they are generally too sweet for me. I have to eat them mixed up in something like raw cookies. These were incredible though and the almond meal that you dust them with just added the perfect touch.
This cookbook has now taken the top spot in our kitchen. We are looking forward to a very delicious spring and summer in this house with Make It Paleo.
Thursday, April 5th, 2012