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Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen Paperback – September 12, 2011
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"Superb photos and inviting format...The book makes it clear that it's no longer a matter of avoiding gluten but of enjoying all the gluten-less foods that nature provides...Anyone unsure of embarking on a paleo-type diet will find comfort in Paleo Comfort Foods."
Philip J. Goscienski, M.D., author, Health Secrets of the Stone Age.
"My mouth watered on just my first opening of Paleo Comfort Foods...Anyone searching for recipes consistent with the healthy "Paleo" diet approach that are unique, tasty, and simple will not be disappointed with this gorgeous book!" - William Davis, MD, New York Times best selling author of Wheat Belly
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One downside: there is no table of contents! Only an ingredient-based index! So if I search for 'cauliflower', there are 10-20 pages where cauliflower is mentioned and I have to go through all of them to find, say, the cauliflower puree. Makes no sense! That's the big minus for me.
The day my guests were arriving after a long day's drive I decided to make some guacamole for their arrival, and I recalled seeing a beautiful guacamole in the cookbook. So I pulled it out and did looked up "guacamole". Nothing. Not there at all. So I went to Avocado, hoping maybe to see something like "avocado, guacamole" as I have in other cookbooks. But NO, I got there and saw: "Avocado 30, 46, 56, 66, 92, 96, 128, 156 ..." and on and on. Lots of page references with no hint as to what the references were. My time was short so I just gave up and made my own guacamole recipe from memory, which is tasty anyway.
I also recalled seeing really excellent looking muffins in the cookbook and thought they would be great to make for breakfast one day, so again I turned to the index and looked for "muffins" and again under "muffins" there was Nothing, Zip, Nada. This time I was lucky however, as my eyes happened to fall on the entry "morning glory muffins" - right above where muffins SHOULD have been in the index. Yay, I made them and they were fabulous. But suppose they had been called "early rising muffins" or "great start muffins"? I sure never would have found them by searching the index.
I later found the guacamole when I had more time by starting at page one and thumbing through, and finally found "chunky guacamole" on page 66.Read more ›
A wonderful new cookbook has just hit the stands, and it rejects that nonsense in favor of offering up painless prescriptions for individuals who wish to shun the convenience in a box or bag, and control what feeds their bodies, _Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen_, which is available at Amazon now.
I received a review copy from the authors, Julie and Charles Mayfield, because I have a desire to bring to folks any tools that can assist them in their journey from the SAD (Standard American Diet) toward a real-food lifestyle that offers them long-term health and the joy of being self-sufficient in the kitchen. This book is a marvelous tool that will help individuals to deep-six the Lean Cuisine and Hot Pockets monstrosities and unleash their inner chef.
Upon receiving the book, I experienced some immediate skepticism - the book was very large and the short chapters at the front presented some very large type. As I thumbed through the early chapters, however, I noticed the colors and layout popped out at me in a pleasant sort of way. The type size calmed down for the actual recipes, and the larger size of the book even grew on me after a while. The book is easy to fling around in the kitchen as you are moving about and putting together your next remarkable meal.Read more ›
Second, and perhaps most important, the food is amazing. But it's also pretty easy! I should say it's deceptively easy - I would happily make many of these dishes for company and I'm quite sure my guests would think I had spent a day in the kitchen, but in reality, most are quity simple to put together with even the most basic kitchen skills (which, BTW, the Mayfields generously share).
Third, and probably as important as the previous point, my whole family has loved everything I've made. While they don't "follow" Paleo, my rule is if I cook it, you eat it. So most times dinner is Paleo! And even my somewhat picky 3-year-old has happily eaten everything. (My 8-year-old is a total carnivore, so she's easy. But she did LOVE the creamed spinach!).
In the day of the Internet, when it's easy to NOT own any cookbook, I am proud to have added this to my collection.
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There hasn't been a single recipe in this book that wasn't a hit with the family. If you are paleo or just trying to increase your veggie intake, this is worth a look. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer Durling
Really like this cookbook. I've tried several different recipes and I've liked them, although my family wasn't too thrilled with some of them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patricia Sweisford
Great book was Leary. About the purchase but was very inspirationalPublished 3 months ago by Valerie
the morning glory muffins recipe was written well and easy to follow and not hard to make, plus delicious. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tesseract