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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)
Quick, non-intimidating, delicious meals. I have both of Mark's cookbooks, and eating Primally has absolutely changed my life. When this showed up yesterday, I flipped through it, and 90% of these meals are something that I would make, enjoy, and use again and again. I can't say that about any other cookbook on my shelves. Guests would never suspect they were being served "crazy caveman diet" food,(their words, not mine) because it is what it is: real, glorious, basic food. Most of it can be made using ingredients that I already keep handy: granted, I have been eating this way for over a year now, so it comes pretty naturally at this point. Really solid snack and breakfast options: entrees for the Primal eater are not hard to find, but I need to accept that I will eventually get sick of eggs, and when that time comes, The Primal Hot Cereal recipe will come in handy. If you're into counting carbs and calories, this one does have a macronutrient profile. Lots of potential for customization, and good-old-fashioned common sense. If you're more Paleo, there's dairy subs/suggestions/omissions too. The pictures alone will make your mouth water. I actually caught my husband flipping through it, which is a first. What's not to like?
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Initial post: Mar 31, 2011 7:51:28 AM PDT
Can you tell me the differences or similiarites between both of Mark Sisson's cookbooks? i.e. similar recipies, simpler?, pros and cons of each? Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thx.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011 9:12:02 AM PDT
Jenna sais quoi says:
Hey Livvy: I really feel like this one picks up where the other left off: it strikes me as being more exotic and not as basic, but the offerings are on the lighter side, if that makes sense. It seems to be inspiring me to think outside the box more than the first book does. I found this book more exciting, while the initial cookbook is more of a workhorse. I didn't find either cookbook intimidating, but I appreciate that this one focuses on "30 minutes or less" and that it definitely livens up the selection with ethnic options. I flipped through to give you an accurate idea, and this includes Asian, South American, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The macronutrient profiles on each recipe is also a new feature that I think most people would really appreciate. I think you'd be happy with both books, although this one does have a lengthy chapter on rubs for meat, which I probably won't use much, but my husband seems to appreciate.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011 2:50:30 PM PDT
Thx Jenna. Already purchased the "30 minutes or Less" one. Waiting to receive it in a few days. Your reply was very helpful. Will go to the bookstore to see the other one in person to see if I like the recipes offered. What drew me to this one was the "30 minutes or less" and with two small children, simplicity is key.
Do you have the Cordain cookbook as well? If so, how does it fare? Thx a bunch! :)
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