Book Review: The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook

The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook

Every week I receive loads of Paleo cookbooks in the mail asking for a review; I wrote my own called Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry which we use in my house on a daily basis. So forgive me if I’m a little jaded when it comes to Paleo cookbooks.

However, I received a Paleo cookbook recently that I am absolutely loving and can highly recommend. It’s called theĀ The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook by wunderkind Joshua Weissman.

Full of uber-healthy recipes and phenomenal photos, this book is bound to please. In fact, I like it so much that I gave a copy to my best friend Deb, and she too is enjoying it immensely. We are both completely dazzled by this Paleo cookbook.

Josh is a mere 18 years old. That’s right, he’s a teenager. A teenager who lost 100 pounds by eating clean, real food. He creates fabulous healthy recipes and on top of all of this he takes his own photos. If I ever considered calling an 18 year old a “colleague” this would be the time.

With everything from Coconut Breakfast Muffins, to Sea Bass with Fennel and Tomato, to Chilled Coconut Avocado and Cucumber Soup, you’ll find incredible dishes for everyone in the family. Take note, The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook is chock full of uniquely creative healthy recipes such as Asparagus Soup with Crispy Shallots and so much more; I’m looking forward to making Josh’s Fragrant Indian Cauliflower Couscous as I work my way though The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook.

And finally, here’s what my very own food hero the incredible Michael Ruhlman had to say in his endorsement of Josh’s book:

Joshua Weissman’s The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook is a lovely volume, with fine recipes for any level of cook and exceptional photography by the author. But embedded within it is a philosophy of food that I hope more people will embrace, one of common sense and a full-on bear hug of excellent food cooked at home with abandon. Even more important, this book is an extraordinary story of a young man who transformed himself through food and cooking and is thus a living emblem of the power of food to transform our lives.

If you are looking for a book full of delightfully healthy recipes, this one is sure to please! And if you enjoyed this post, please sign up below for free email alerts which include free recipes and health tips.

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March 25, 2014

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Sunbutter Brownies

Sunbutter Brownies recipe paleo

Given the number of requests lately that I’ve had for gluten-free recipes that are also nut-free, I decided to create a quick and easy brownie recipe made out of sunflower butter. What is sunflower butter? It is similar to almond butter, however it is made of ground sunflower seeds. These Sunbutter Brownies are a cinch to make and a chocolatey delight.

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March 21, 2014

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Salmon Wasabi Burgers

Wasabi Salmon Burgers paleo dinner recipe

Salmon Wasabi Burgers are perfect if you adore spicy food, and enjoy the pungent, hot taste of wasabi and ginger. I make these spicy burgers with wild caught salmon and just a few other healthy ingredients, and serve them sans buns. When I do need a bun, I use lettuce or other greens as a serving vehicle for my burger recipes, and find that crispy Romaine lettuce works especially well. Boston, or bibb lettuce also works superbly for this purpose.

I serve these Salmon Wasabi Burgers with my Asian Cole Slaw recipe, the flavor combination is absolutely fabulous, and this is how I depicted these fish burgers in the photo above!

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March 19, 2014

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Nut Free Chocolate Hamantaschen

Nut-Free Chocolate Hamantaschen purim recipe

It’s that time of year again –Purim. Which means time for Nut Free Chocolate Hamantaschen. This year because so many of you requested it on my Facebook page, I’ve developed Hamantaschen that are not only gluten and grain-free, they are nut-free as well.

Making gluten-free cookies without grains, nuts, butter, and sugar took quite some time to perfect. While I typically use almond flour to make cookies here, I use coconut flour –a very dense flour that is highly absorbent and soaks up tons of liquid and fat. In my experience, coconut flour yields fantastic muffins, cakes, and baked goods. This is the first time that I have developed a gluten-free cookie recipe using coconut flour.

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March 10, 2014

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Spicy Chicken with Grilled Lime

Spicy Chicken with Grilled Limes recipe

I first made this Spicy Chicken with Grilled Lime recipe for a Sunday night dinner when my in-laws were visiting. They were delighted by this easy chicken recipe and impressed with how quickly I was able to throw it together after we arrived home with them from a weekend in the mountains. The best thing about grilled chicken? The grill! As in no messy pans or baking dishes to clean up.

My dinner tip for today? Serve this Mexican flavored grilled lime chicken with my Paleo Dirty Rice, Roasted Butternut Squash, and a huge salad, and you’re good to go!

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March 5, 2014

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