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Review from a serious amateur cook,
This review is from: Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals: Delicious, Primal-approved meals you can make in under 30 minutes (Primal Blueprint Series) (Hardcover)
I have been a serious amateur cook for a decade and have a wide repertoire of French and Italian regional cuisine and other types of food. Why this matters is that I care a great deal for the enjoyment of both cooking and eating food, in addition to my new-found "paleo" diet (1.5 years in, so far, and it's great). The recipes work: they are well tested, and that says a lot because most cookbooks (especially in their first edition) are terribly inaccurate. There is a wide diversity of meals that are easy to make and taste great.
As for this not being strictly "paleo" because of dairy--get over it. Some people, like me, tolerate dairy very well (full-fat, of course), while others might not. "Paleo" is not a religion. What matters is eating what is healthy for you, and "paleo" is a good approach but let's not be dogmatic. If you are incapable of eating dairy, then avoid the recipes that require dairy--but still, this book has a lot to offer.