Paleo cookbook review: Well Fed 2

Paleo cookbook review: Well Fed 2

  We love this book! Whether you’re doing a Whole30 or just want a paleo cookbook, get this one.¬†We give the book a full 5/5! Get the book now!   We loved the first Well Fed and still cook from it regularly and when we heard about the second one, we had it on pre-order for months before it was even published – and it was so worth the wait! What we love most about the book, is not just the delicious failsafe recipes (which there are plenty of!), but the versatile approach the book has on cooking. Most recipes come with variations and helpful suggestions for combinations. Especially brilliant is the ‘Burgers, balls & bangers’ section, where the book gives you the instructions on how to turn mince into perfect burgers, meatballs and sausages, and then provides you with no less than 15(!!) different seasoning options for the mince. Brilliant – mince will never again get boring! We’ve been cooking up a storm from the book already and won’t be running out of recipes any time soon!   Some of our favourites so far are: Whole30: Thyme-braised Beef Ribs and Garlic-creamed Spinach from Well Fed 2 Whole30: Grassfed T-bone steak with Casablanca Carrots & Garlic Creamed Kale (side recipes from Well Fed 2) Whole30: Sunrise Scramble from Well Fed 2 cookbook Almond Butter & Jam Burgers from Well Fed 2 cookbook   Get Well Fed 2 now!...
Review: “Luke & Scott Clean Living Cookbook – Delicious paleo food to help change your life”

Review: “Luke & Scott Clean Living Cookbook – Delicious paleo food to help change your life”

Our thoughts? Lovely book and for your Average Joe this is a great step towards cleaner living and healthier food, but alas, paleo it is not. This saddens us greatly as we really, really wanted to love this book. We are desperate for an Australian paleo cookbook that we can stand behind and recommend to everyone. We were hoping that we had finally found it: Clean Living Cookbook looks great, it’s very well done, the recipes sound delicious and parts of the book are very promising… But at the end of the day, if you’re going to print the word ‘paleo’ on the cover of your book, you better bloody well make sure it actually IS paleo. …had the cover said ‘Gluten-free clean food’ we would have loved the book.   How much of the book is actually paleo? Breakfast: 3/10 – appalling! Honestly, the breakfast section would have been better left out of the book. Not only is this the area of paleo eating that newbies struggle with the most, these recipes serve to confuse and are likely to reinforce the idea that paleo breakfast is a difficult thing. Not good. It’s almost like all the ‘paleo thinking’ in this book went to the dinner and sweets sections (see below) and the breakfast and lunch recipes were just thrown in at last minute with little consideration to the ingredients in them. Many recipes use quinoa in different formats, one uses miso paste – and the recommendations for serving with gluten-free toast or bread made us see red. Come on!   Lunch: 8/14 – bad As the breakfast recipes,...
The new Against All Grain paleo cookbook

The new Against All Grain paleo cookbook

If you’ve been paleo for quite a while like we do, this might just be your new favourite paleo cookbook! Warning: Not for the paleo police! This is a book I’d recommend for people who have already been paleo for a while and want to indulge in some of their old favourites without having to cheat with non-paleo ingredients. We have been cooking from Danielle’s fabulous recipes for quite a while already and couldn’t wait to get our hands on the Against All Grain¬†paleo cookbook! First of all, with more than 150+ recipes it’s epic! Just about every single one of your old favourites are there, just made healthy with paleo ingredients. Each recipe is beautifully illustrated, the layout of the book makes it very easy to use and the photographic recipe index in the back of the book makes it very easy to find the recipe you’re looking for. Another great feature for us aussies is that the book features a handy conversion chart too, so even though the recipes are in Fahrenheits and ounces, it’s still easy for us to use. What I really love about this book, is that it features a whole section of kid friendly paleo recipes! From easy ways to ‘hide’ veggies in food to tasty snacks for lunch boxes. This will come very handy once our little caveboy grows a little! The only downside is that some of the ingredients are a tad odd for us. For example, a lot of the recipes seem to call for ‘palm shortening’ – we just replaced it with coconut oil and the brownies (see below)...