Book Review: The Paleo Chef

paleo chefFrom the book description:

Acclaimed international chef and television personality Pete Evans takes a whole new approach to making gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free meals that are worthy of a restaurant but effortless to prepare.

My comments:

I have never heard of Pete Evans, but when I had the chance to read/review this book, I snapped it up. Since going gluten-free, I am alway on the lookout for yummy and easy recipes to try.

Now, these recipes are not inherently budget-friendly; however, if you are the frugal-type, you can probably find many of the items needed for some of the recipes on sale or through coupons. And, they weren’t as “effortless” or as quick to make as I expected. But, the recipes I tried are DELICIOUS!

I haven’t tried all the recipes yet, the seafood recipes, and a few of the meat recipes, are a bit above our budget at the moment; however, the ones I have tried, I have absolutely loved, loved, loved. These yummy recipes make eating healthy so much fun, and it is almost feels like I am splurging, and not eating in a healthy way.

My favorite section? Belive it or not, it is the “vegetables, sides and snacks” section. The “cauliflower rice” was a revelation, and the “brussels sprouts in bacon and garlic” is one of my new all-time favorites. I love brussels sprouts, but my hubby and son, do not, but I don’t care. 🙂 I am going to make this recipe over and over again!

I also enjoyed reading the introduction and the “About Ingredients” sections. Chef Evans gives a brief, but thorough synopsis of the Paleo lifestyle, and I learned a lot about fermented foods. And, who knew about the importance of activating nuts? Not me!

So, whether you are a die-hard Paleo follower, or have no clue (or care) about this lifestyle, I absolutely recommend you give the recipes in this book a try.

I give The Paleo Chef four (4) stars.

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