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Grab Your Spatulas and Wow Your Tastebuds!
on March 25, 2014
Some background: I am a fifteen year-old aspiring chef, and I LOVE to cook--especially wholesome, healthy food. I love Arsy's blog, Rubies and Radishes, for its simple yet creative recipes that are pleasing to both the eye and the palate. I very much enjoyed her first book, the Paleo Slow Cooker, so when I heard she was working on another cookbook, I got excited.
Luckily for me, The Paleo Foodie Cookbook exceeded my already high expectations. The pictures are clear, bright, and appealing--I get hungry every time I even crack the cover! The recipes are elegant yet easy enough for your average home cook to prepare for a weeknight dinner, all feature vibrant spices and fresh ingredients. Some of my favorites include the spicy parsnip hummus (as parsnips are one of my favorite vegetables), Koofteh (Persian meatballs highlighted with walnuts and prunes), and Slow-cooker Hawaiian Oxtail Soup, all of which I look forward to making this spring and seasons to come. Whether you like grilling, roasting, or throwing everything in the crock pot, you'll find a dish you'll fall in love with.
Another thing I like about this cookbook is the lack of "paleo" dessert recipes; instead, Arsy uses resh and dried fruit to provide a sweet accessory for her already-delicious dishes. While I love to bake and think that a sweet made with healthier ingredients has a place at the table, it's refreshing to see a book emphasizing produce over almond flour pancakes.
I would highly recommend The Paleo Foodie Cookbook for anyone who wants to impress guests with a beautiful, healthy meal or feed a hungry family with a nourishing dinner at the end of the day. You don't need to a die-hard paleo advocate to fall in love with the recipes in this book. It's a great addition to my cookbook collection, and I know I'll be coming back to it for inspiration time and time again.