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Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat Paperback – Lay Flat, December 12, 2011
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From the Publisher
Melissa Joulwan is the author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series and her award-winning paleo blog, where she writes about her triumphs and failures in the gym, in the kitchen, and in life. Her books have appeared on the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestsellers lists, she's a columnist for Paleo Magazine, and she’s been a featured chef for US Wellness Meats, Lava Lake Lamb, and Whole Foods.
Flavorful Main Dishes
Recipes so delicious, you’ll forget they’re healthy, like Paleo Pad Thai, Chocolate Chili, Rice-Free Sushi, Scotch Eggs, BBQ Pork Fried 'Rice,' Bora Bora Fireballs, and many more.
It’s not a chore to eat your veggies with recipes like Cumin-Roasted Carrots, Creamy Spice Market Kale, Coconut Almond Green Beans, Turkish Chopped Salad, Cauliflower Rice Pilaf, Greek Broccoli, and so many more.
The Weekly Cookup
Learn how to prep a Cookup once a week so you have ready-to-go food for snacks and meals every day. Plus detailed how-to info for mixing and matching basic ingredients with spices and seasonings to take your taste buds on a world tour.
What People Are Saying
"Well Fed is more than just a cookbook—it's the definitive resource for every Paleo chef (and aspiring chef)... This more-than-a-cookbook book has the potential to revolutionize your food-life..."
—Melissa & Dallas Hartwig, creators of the Whole30 program.
''Well Fed is more than just a cookbook - it's the definitive resource for every Paleo chef (and aspiring chef)... This more-than-a-cookbook book has the potential to revolutionize your food-life...'' -- Melissa & Dallas Hartwig, authors of It Starts With Food
''In addition to the beautiful photographs and delicious recipes, this cookbook does something unique in the genre of food preparation - woven throughout the book is the theme of how to put fantastic meals on the table in the least amount of time.'' -- My Athletic Life
''This is a cookbook for people who like to eat. Do you enjoy food? (You do.) Do you enjoy delicious, easy to prepare dishes? (You do.) Then I'd call Well-Fed the only Paleo-oriented cookbook you need.'' -- Three New Leaves
''[S]he turned her system into a cookbook full of mouthwatering recipes. But it's more than just a collection of recipes. It's a guide -- a how-to manual geared at helping the laziest among us run our kitchens and feed our families... Like Melissa, this book has attitude, and the recipes have spunk.'' -- Food Renegade
''Melissa's sassy and fun attitude also comes through in the design and text of the book. I'm not sure I've ever laughed out loud reading a cookbook before.'' -- --Breaking Muscle
About the Author
Melissa Joulwan is the author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series and the award-winning blog MelJoulwan.com, where she writes about her triumphs and failures in the gym, in the kitchen, and in life. Her newest cookbook is Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes Or Less.
After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting and food as the enemy, Melissa found the paleo diet in 2009 and has been happily following it ever since. That year, she also underwent a thyroidectomy. In the aftermath of the surgery and recovery, she became particularly interested in how diet affects hormones, body composition, mood, and motivation. These days, Melissa's workouts are just as likely to include yoga and meditation as lifting heavy things and sprinting to stay ahead of the stopwatch.
Her first cookbook Well Fed appeared on the Wall Street Journal best sellers list, and Well Fed 2 was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon.com and was a Washington Post best seller. Melissa is the author of the recipes in the New York Times bestselling book It Starts With Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. She writes a column for Paleo Magazine and her recipes have been featured in print in Low Sugar Living, Inspire Health, and Where Women Cook, and online at Buzzfeed.com, FoodNetwork.com, Nylon.com, PopSugar.com, and Men's Journal. She has been a featured chef for U.S. Wellness Meats and Lava Lake Lamb, as well as an instructor at Whole Foods.
Melissa, her husband David, and their cat Smudge are all currently living in Prague, Czech Republic where they're learning to adapt Czech and European cuisine to fit the paleo framework.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have never before cooked every recipe in a cookbook. I am committing that I will be making every single recipe in this book before the end of 2012. Yes - it is that good. In fact, I have never reviewed any of the many books I have purchased from Amazon, but this author deserves a shout out. Her writing style is authentic and engaging, and the information she shares is fresh and useful (did I mention fun and edgy as well?). I will be buying multiple copies today so I can gift them to some very lucky people. Thank you for your hard work in putting this lovely book together, Melissa Joulwan. You are a kitchen goddess.
The cookbook offers so much good information too, not just great recipes. There is info about how to make a week's worth of meals on one day, easy snacks ideas for the Paleo diet, and ways to tweak the recipes to compliment different ethnic dishes. The pictures are fabulous. I highly recommend!
Our first recipe was her "The best chicken you'll ever eat." Boy was it delicious. My significant other who has a cooking background doubted some of her methods, but we decided to stay true to the recipe with some tiny modifications to give it a shot. We ate the chicken with her mayo recipe, which we turned into both her ranch dressing and her creamy Italian dressing and put it all on a bed of salad. Let me tell you, we ate in silence while watching our current favorite show, and when we finished we turned to each other and both agreed that that was freaking delicious meal! To top it all off there were a ton of leftover chicken and the next day it tasted even better.
Our second adventure was her Moroccan meatballs over a bed of Cauliflower rice pilaf (with apricots, raisins, and pine nuts). We used only 1 lb lamb and mixed it with 1 lb ground beef (to help our wallets). The meatballs didn't look like the picture which made me sad, but they did have very good flavor. Plus, the sweetness from the dried fruit in the rice was an amazing touch. Again, like the chicken this dish tasted so much better the second day. However, it was not pretty all mixed together in my lunch container at work. It looked like mush and I had trouble stomaching it until I realized how delicious it was tasting.
Today we decided to go with the Cinnamon Beef stew (we had to forgo the gremolata that was suggested because we forgot to buy the orange). We still had a half portion of unused cauliflower rice from the meatballs so we made that into her alternate confetti rice recipe. Just like the other two recipes we doubted it while we were cooking (when will we learn?). But once you sit down and have everything on a plate in front of you it all works out so well. Our one complaint about this recipe is that the cook time was only 90 minutes for a beef stew! This took almost an hour more than that to get the meat tender. And we did make another small modification of using beef broth instead of water.
All in all, we are very happy with this purchase. So far all 3 entrees, 2 sides, and 3 sauces have come out incredibly well, and we are excited to make are next recipe in a few days. We're looking at the Meatza Pie with her Greek broccoli. The picture doesn't look too appetizing, but she has given me every reason to trust her so far, so we're expecting tasty things from this next dish.
You ought to republish the book with a font size that normal people can read, and with a spiral/lay-flat binding that is useful in the kitchen. It's not a novel !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is filled with inspiring recipes for the paleo-conscious cook!
Buy it, your taste buds will he happy!