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One of my favorite cookbooks is The Paleo Slow Cooker by Arsy Vartanian. I love that book and have made many delicious meals from it.
That is why I was stoked when Arsy sent me a copy of her newest book, The Paleo Foodie Cookbook, to review. I knew the recipes would be awesome and I am always looking for new inspiration in the kitchen!
This book is jam-packed with mouthwatering recipes and delicious looking photos. But, don’t let that fool you. The recipes are simple and easy to make, no matter your skill level in the kitchen.
One thing that really stood out to me is that there are very few sweet recipes in this book. And I love that. The reason being is that it seems like there is such an influx of paleo sweet treats right now that it’s nice to see a cookbook that does not focus on the sweet. Treats are OK in moderation, but I think many people get tripped up into thinking that just because it’s paleo, it means it’s OK to eat all the time. It’s not. Sugar is sugar, regardless of the source, and sweets should be consumed in moderation.
But, I digress. 🙂
The thing I really enjoyed about this cookbook is that it introduced me to some dishes and flavors that I don’t often use in my cooking. Because of Arsy’s background in ethnic cooking, she brings flavors from around the world to your dinner table. Some of the recipes that really stood out to me include:
- Bangkok Meatballs
- Paleo Persian Kotlet
- Flank Steak with Cilantro Sauce (I love ANYTHING with cilantro)
- Thai Green Curry Chicken
- Thai Beef and Cucumber Salad
- Caramelized Fennel
She also has a recipe for Paleo Tabbouleh salad, which I ADORE because I used to LOVE tabbouleh and have missed it since going grain free. This salad is fresh and perfect for spring.
If you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your meals, but don’t want to slave away in the kitchen for hours, this cookbook is for you. While some of the recipes do call for ingredients that are a little out of the ordinary, there is nothing so complicated that even a new cook could not make them. This book has pushed me out of my comfort zone when it comes to ingredients from around the world and sent me on a fun excursion to my local ethnic markets to gather up supplies! Love it!
Learn more about The Paleo Foodie Cookbook on Amazon here.
Learn more about Arsy and check out her site, Rubies & Radishes, here.
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