Book Author(s): George Bryant and Abel James
Overview of Book:
Simply, this is a basic cookbook with 25 beef, pork and chicken recipes and some accompanying ingredients designed for the crockpot.
Who This Book is For:
This book is designed as a handy kitchen tool for anyone who has embraced the Paleo diet and needs no explanations of the whats or whys of Paleo cooking. It would make an ideal gift to accompany a crock pot or for anyone who has a crock pot and lacks the inspiration to use it. The recipes, in many cases, are quite simply lists of ingredients and cooking times making them achievable, even for beginners. Unlike many cookbooks that are so extensive it’s hard to know where to start, this book is concise, clear and its recipes are perfect for everyday use.
The chapter on beef is certainly the most extensive, covering everything from a sampling of more exotic dishes using bison and tongue to a wealth of everyday meals including roasts, ribs and hamburger options. More than half of the book’s recipes are devoted to beef as the main ingredient so for red meat lovers there are options to keep you going for a while. I appreciate that dishes showing added ingredients like sauces or side dishes provide the extra recipes right there so there is no searching required to create the complete recipe. Photos are included for every recipe which is always welcome. Unlike many cookbooks though the pictures are real, not dressed up to look way more gourmet than the average cook would ever produce.
Top 3 Recipes:
Stuffed Peppers in the crock pot have always been one of my favorite, ‘fancy’ recipes. This version uses grated cauliflower as a rice substitute, still providing the great visual, texture and flavor as traditional stuffed peppers, but as a healthier alternative. Pulled pork is one of my family’s favorites and a great quick meal winter or summer. I also love the Sweet Pulled Pork recipe here for its raspberry tang which is unexpected and a nice compliment to the other spices. I love that all of the accompanying recipes you need for the Raspberry BBQ Sauce and Caveman Catsup are right there. To round out the protein selection I recommend the recipe for BBQ Chicken. There is nothing better than a slow-roasted chicken that is tender, moist and provides a welcoming aroma that fills the house. This crock pot recipe packs all of the same qualities into a version you can slow cook even on a hot summer day, or when you don’t want the oven on if you’re away from the house. The combination of spices makes for a nice base and you can add or remove some of the cayenne easily depending on your personal preference for spice.
About Heather Seftel-Kirk: Not a physician or nutritionist, Heather came to her understanding of food and health through parenting three children, now teens, who seemed not to fit the ‘norms’ of health and through questions…so many questions.
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