By Elana Amsterdam
Ten Speed Press, $17.99, 144 pages
The Paleo way of eating – grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free – is very popular these days. Many people are having great success with this method for weight control and building strength. Elena Amsterdam has been eating this way for more than a decade, and blogging about it and sharing her recipes for years as well.
“I purchase wild salmon; farmed salmon is often treated with antibiotics to promote growth, and with artificial color to enhance its appearance.”
Now she has put together a cookbook filled with delicious, simple recipes for every meal or occasion – from breakfast to entrees to side dishes to condiments to desserts. Yes, there are even recipes for bread and crackers and pies and ice cream. Anything you think you will miss, you won’t. There is a good introduction that discusses the reasons for the Paleo diet and the kind of success Elana and her family have had as well as nutritional guidelines. She includes a Paleo Pantry section that outlines everything you should have on hand to use her cookbook. She even includes some equipment that will help you have the best success. All of this is packaged in an attractive paperback book on high quality paper with mouth-watering photographs of many of the completed dishes. This is a must-have book for Paleo eaters.
Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck
- Release Date: 6/18/2013