Make It Paleo II by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley
Maintaining their established standards for stunning photography, bringing food alive on the printed page, Mason and Staley have once again created an instant classic of a cookbook. If your kitchen bookcase is full, select a book you never use, put it somewhere else, and make room for Make It Paleo II.
Simply put, each time you flip this book open your eyes will widen, and you’ll think you can smell and taste what you see and read! Taste buds will awaken, senses will be alive, as you feast yourself on these recipes.
I’m tired of Paleo as a religion, I dislike Paleo junk food and desserts, yet at the same time I enjoy my food tasting great. Make It Paleo II overwhelmingly devotes itself to flavor and health in an indulgent manner. The recipes are easy to follow, ingredients are logical and available (if I can find them up here in north-east Wisconsin, so can you). I cannot wait to spill food on the pages while the book is open in the kitchen.
Make It Paleo II is essential for your library.
Victory Belt, $34.95
The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook by Diana and Andrew Rodgers
Spring is coming to the Midwest, one of these days. Winter still has us in it’s grip, but the sun has some bite and days are longer. Homegrown Paleo Cookbook arrives just in time, accompanied by packets of tomato and basil seeds! What a clever touch.
Here’s why this book stands out from the Paleo crowd: Connections to our food in our society today are tenuous at best. Few people even known a farmer any longer. More people are gardening, though, and that’s where Homegrown Paleo Cookbook shines. Diana Rodgers uses her book to state a case for sustainable Paleo living. This involves much more than your backyard garden, though that’s an important step. Learn how to support food growers on a local or regional level. Your food buying decisions impact more than just whether you have a six-pack!
If you want to take the next (big) step and begin raising animals, in these pages you’ll find a guide to bringing up rabbits, chickens, goats, sheep, rabbits, bees - even cows! Probably of greater help for most of us is good old-fashioned, straight out of Mother Earth News in the ‘70s, instructions for composting, building raised beds, starting seeds, and following through by raising vegetables.
Topped with recipes for seasonal, gluten-free garden-to-table eating, and much more, the more I dug into Homegrown Paleo Cookbook the more useful information I found.
Now if only spring would get here so I can plant these basil and tomato seeds!
Victory Belt, $39.95