A few months ago, Kelly Bejelly, blogger behind A Girl Worth Saving, kindly reviewed my book, A Teenager’s Perspective on Food Restrictions: A Practical Guide to Keep from Going Crazy. When she reached out to me to see if I would be interested in reviewing her recently published cookbook, Paleo Eats, I was more than happy to share it with all of you.
Paleo Eats contains 111 Paleo recipes that are all grain/gluten and dairy-free. The book is filled with beautiful, full-page, colorful photography that makes me want to run to the kitchen and cook with every flip of the page.
From the very beginning, I was impressed by this cookbook. Kelly starts off by sharing her own inspiring story and then moves to a breakdown of Paleo that even I was grateful for. Foods that are and are not allowed are listed separately with lists of the best foods to incorporate into one’s diet. Kelly continues to provide tips for cooking Paleo and suggestions for basic foods and tools that are great for the Paleo lifestyle.
There are seven sections of recipes…
- The Basics (Pesto, Strawberry Jam, Sweet-and-Sour Sauce…)
- Breads, Wraps, and Pastries (Pizza Crust, Garlic Bread Rolls, Sweet Potato Biscuits…)
- Breakfast (Crustless Quiche, Breakfast Sausage…)
- Mains (Sloppy Joes, Kung Pao Chicken, Creamy Chicken and Broccolini Bake…)
- Sides and Salads (Bucha Onion Rings, Hummus, Sweet Potato, Creamy Caesar Salad…)
- Desserts (Peach Cobbler, Key Lime Pie, Unfried Ice Cream…)
- Drinks (Cherry-Lime Spritzer, Horchata…)
Love Filipino food or want to give it a shot but not sure how to make it work with Paleo? Kelly shares her Filipino roots and how she has been able to keep her favorite childhood foods without sacrificing her health.
After making it through all the mouth-watering recipes, Kelly provides additional resources to finish of the cookbook. There is a Baking Tutorial section, my personal favorite part of the book besides the recipes, with common measuring conversations, tips and information about different Paleo-permitted flours, and substations for typical, non-Paleo ingredients.
I honestly have never owned my own cookbook so I’m not sure if this is common or not but I was very surprised and loved the Recipe Photo Index. At the end of the book, in addition to a classic-style index, there are thumbnail photos of every recipe divided by their sections so the reader does not have flipped through every page to look at the various recipes.
As the back of the book says, “Paleo Eats is all about real comfort food made Paleo, for meals that are as tasty as they are healthy.” Congratulations Kelly on the completion and soon to be successful of your amazing cookbook!
Want to see more of Paleo Eats and try out the delicious recipes? It can be purchased for $34.95 as a paperback through Amazon. Have you seen Paleo Eats at a bookstore near you yet?
This cookbook was provided to me to review.