It was my pleasure to review the Cookbook “The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking” written by Hayley Mason and Bill Stayley. I enjoyed reading this cookbook and making some of the recipes! I highly recommend it!
In the first few pages The Author’s share several Paleo success stories with pictures. Each story tells the age of the person, their favorite paleo benefit, and their favorite paleo dish. These success stories are very inspiring and motivational. They also help you to realize that everyday people are benefiting tremendously by making these lifestyle changes!
The book is broken down into 3 easy to read parts.
The first part of “The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking” discusses what the paleo diet is, the difference/similarities between “primal” and “paleo” (in easy to understand terms). They describe what foods to enjoy, and what foods to avoid. They include aesthetically pleasing pictures. They also include a section on growing your own food. In the first section the author’s also list the key ingredients you would want to stock up on when eating a paleo diet. Following this are answers to many common questions.
Part 2 of the “The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking” is a 30 Day meal plan that is broken down into weeks. This plan includes check lists and shopping guides. It doesn’t get any easier than this! They do all the planning for you. In the back of the cookbook are tear out guides that you can bring with you to the store!
Part 3 of the book is the recipes. They even include a page describing how to break down and read the recipes, and a informational “key” that lets you know the prep time and difficulty level for each recipe. I tried several recipes from this cookbook and they were all amazing. With these recipes you will feel satiated, and not deprived.
My favorite recipe from this cookbook was the beef and mushroom lettuce cups:
Here is the recipe (with permission from Author’s to share)
2 lbs gr. beef
1 cup white mushrooms sliced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 TBS BBQ Blend Spice
1 TBS salt,
1 TBS pepper
1/4 cup cilantro
1 head iceberg lettuce
Brown beef over med-heat (in large dutch oven), toss in mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Top with BBQ spice blend, cook for 20 minutes stirring frequently. Place in individual lettuce cups and top with avocado and cilantro
BBQ spice blend: 1 tsp each of smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, chipotle powder, cinnamon, coriander, and black pepper
Some of the other recipes I enjoyed included;
* fajita lettuce wraps with chipotle aioli
*pressure cooker pork roast
All the recipes are amazing, and everything is laid out for you. If you want to try the paleo diet for 30 days, or if you are looking for new recipes to try. This is the cookbook for you!
You can order “The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Dieting” HERE
I was very impressed with this cookbook over all and highly recommend it!