Everyday Paleo Thai Cuisine – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Everyday Paleo – Thai Cuisine
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Book Author:

Sarah Fragoso

Overview of Book:

If you love Thai food, then this book is definitely for you. It’s got everything from oyster sauce (page 58) to mango sticky rice (page 218) and green curry (page 136).

Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo travelled throughout Thailand and her recipes are filled with authentic spices and flavors. There’s even a section at the end about her family’s travels through Thailand. I especially loved reading about the different cooking classes she took and the markets they visited (it really reminded me of my visit to India where I took 3 cooking classes in a week!).

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Keto Clarity – Book Review

Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore Book Review

Book Title:

Keto Clarity
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Book Authors:

Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD

Overview of Book:

This book has everything you need to know about being on a Ketogenic diet – from what is ketosis, answering criticisms of a ketogenic diet to how to make sure you’re producing ketones.

And if you’re wondering what ketosis is, then here’s a quick definition for Keto Clarity: “a metabolic state that happens when you consume a very low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones.”

As Jimmy goes on to explain in more detail, “Ketones are actually the preferred fuel source for the muscles, heart, liver, and brain. These vital organs do not handle carbohydrates very well; in fact, they become damaged when we consume too many carbs.”

The diet that induces ketosis and ketone production is called the ketogenic diet (or often shortened to the keto diet).
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Paleo By Season – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Paleo By Season – A Chef’s Approach to Paleo Cooking
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Book Author:

Peter Servold

Overview of Book:

Peter Servold was trained at Le Cordon Bleu and then worked at Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on farm-to-table dining. He now runs Pete’s Paleo, a Paleo food delivery service that ships to the entire US!

This book is based on cooking locally using fresh seasonal ingredients. There are over 100 recipes grouped by season (rather than by the traditional appetizer, mains, and desserts categories). The book has a variety of recipes and indicates the skill level required for making each recipe (one dot is easy and four dots is professional chef level).

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Dairy-Free Ice Cream – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

Dairy-Free Ice Cream
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Book Author:

Kelly V. Brozyna

Overview of Book:

The subtitle to this book says it all: “75 recipes made without eggs, gluten, soy, or refined sugar.” Sounds perfect!

You might already know Kelly’s delicious recipes as she’s the blogger behind TheSpunkyCoconut.com (which she’s been writing at since 2008).

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The Zenbelly Cookbook – Paleo Cookbook Review

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Book Title:

The Zenbelly Cookbook – An Epicurean’s Guide to Paleo Cuisine
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Book Author(s):

Simone Miller

Overview of Book:

Simone is a top-notch chef and owner of Zenbelly Catering. So, what you’ll find in this amazing cookbook are really detailed instructions, Paleo recipes to impress, and handy tips for cooking like a pro!

Why is Simone such an amazing Paleo cook? Well, apart from her obvious experience as a chef, she also has a knack for recreating the exact tastes of traditional non-Paleo foods. As Simone puts it: “That’s probably because if I want pizza, I want pizza. Not the flavors of pizza in a bowl – real pizza. On my birthday, I want the chocolate cake that I remember from my childhood backyard birthday parties. And once in a while, I want warm cookies fresh out of the oven.”

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We Can All Scream For Ice Cream – Book Review

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream

Book Title:

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream
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Book Author(s): Jennifer Robins & Vivian Cheng

Overview of Book:

We Can All Scream For Ice Cream is a book filled with recipes for frozen treats allowing concerned parents to let kids ‘be kids’ and enjoy the same kinds of treats their friends are having, and for adults to enjoy without breaking their healthy eating patterns.

The book has been written specifically with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol in mind. This means the recipes have taken Paleo eating one step further, eliminating allergens including nuts and other ingredients that are often connected to food intolerances. Introductory chapters include information about digestion and the connection to health issues and kitchen tips. Recipes can be made with an ice cream maker or without so there are no special tools required.
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The Gelatin Secret – Book Review

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Book Title:

The Gelatin Secret
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Book Author(s):

Sylvie McCracken

Overview of Book:

The Gelatin Secret is an in-depth look at the health benefits of gelatin – real, healthy gelatin – in every life. It includes comprehensive information about the benefits of gelatin for a variety of needs and health interests and wraps up with recipes aimed at adding gelatin to your diet. Stepping away from what we have come to think of as gelatin, the book explains the many benefits of gelatin from bones – the original inspiration – and how getting back to your roots is good for you.
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Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs by The Paleo Kitchen

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs from The Paleo Kitchen

I’ve been a fan of George’s (Civilized Caveman Cooking) and Juli’s (PaleOMG) sites for a long time, and so I was really excited when they decided to work together on a cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen.

They posted one of their delicious recipes (Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread) from The Paleo Kitchen here a few months ago, and I know a lot of people emailed me because they loved the recipe. So, I went and tested one of their recipes for dinner last night. It was one of the really easy ones (because I’m currently limited to the stuff they sell in a Tesco Express – a tiny supermarket in Edinburgh).

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Caveman Feast – Review

Caveman Feast - Review

Book Title:

Caveman Feast Click here to purchase this book.

Book Author(s): George Bryant and Abel James

Overview of Book:

Caveman Feast features 200-pages of unique, inspired recipes that include virtually every cut of meat, a variety of side dishes and condiments, breakfast options and desserts. The recipes are simple and easily adapted for one or a group. Recipes range from grilling to crock pot cooking to oven and stove-top preparation ensuring whatever the season or your schedule there are options to try. Probably one of the most comprehensive Paleo recipe books I’ve seen, Caveman Feast uses simple ingredients to create everyday recipes and could become your kitchen ‘bible’ when it comes to meal ideas.
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30 Day Intro to Paleo – Review

30 Day Guide to Paleo

Book Title:

30 Day Intro to Paleo Click here to purchase this book.

Book Author(s): Haley Mason and Bill Staley

Overview of Book:

30 Day Intro to Paleo provides a good overview of what the Paleo diet is and why it is worth following. It details foods by groups in a comprehensive way, even touching specifically on drinks and snacking. Basics are defined and explained – including the difference between fats and oils and what gluten free is really all about. Finally the book includes shopping tips and a four week meal plan with recipes to get you started. The recipes are clearly marked with prep time, cooking time, total time and complexity making it easy to follow. If you aren’t specifically following the program but just bought the book for the recipes, these descriptors make it easy to decide on meals based on how much real time you have. Unlike some cookbooks that feature pictures of some recipes, here each one comes with a visual.
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Well Fed Cookbook Book Review

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Book Title:
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

 

Author: Melissa Joulwan

This is a delicious Paleo cookbook filled with amazing photos and flavors from across the world.

What makes the Well Fed cookbook special?

I love traveling and trying food from different cuisines, and Melissa’s book takes me to exotic places without even leaving my kitchen! There’s Chinese BBQ pork, El Minzah Orange Salad, Sri Lankan Curry Sauce, and more. You can travel the world with this book.

My favorite recipe from the Well Fed cookbook:

Chocolate Chili

Something Extra:

I love books that do something extra – beyond what you expect! And in Well Fed, this “something extra” is the annotations on the photos. There are all sorts of handy tips like using bottled lemon juice for making mayo as well as intimate facts e.g., Melissa’s first tattoo was inspired by Moroccan henna.

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.

Here are a few other reviews of Well Fed:
http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/book-review-well-fed-by-melissa-joulwan/12552
http://gingerlemongirl.blogspot.ca/2012/03/paleo-101-books-well-fed-by-melissa.html
http://gingerlemongirl.blogspot.ca/2012/03/paleo-101-books-well-fed-by-melissa.html
http://paleoparents.com/2011/we-have-now-been-well-fed/
http://sustainablepaleo.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/book-review-well-fed/

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