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Book review: The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook

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February 17, 2015. Written by Paleo Café

Loren Cordain’s book The Paleo Diet  was a game changer for Paleo Café founders Jai and Marlies, so when we heard there was a new offering from Cordain we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. Cordain, the founder of the Paleo movement, combines his extensive research in evolutionary medicine and expertise on the Paleolithic diet in his work and The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook  is no exception.

Filled with 250 tried and tested Paleo recipes amongst beautiful food imagery, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook  clears myths and misconceptions with scientifically accurate facts and easy to digest information. Starting with the fundamentals of the Paleo diet and the kitchen basics to get you started, Cordain offers breakfast options such as orange-ginger Paleo granola or dried cherry-sage scotch eggs, snacks, meats, seafood and a dedicated chapter for the all-important salads, slaws and vegetable sides. Choose between options such as chimichurri lamb loin chops with sautéed radicchio slaw or Vietnamese coconut-lemongrass chicken with zesty sides such as roasted fennel with orange vinaigrette or a spice infused cinnamon-roasted butternut squash. There’s even a chapter on creating your own sauces, dressings and seasoning blends, including a Paleo mayonnaise, a blushing ruby red beet salsa and a dreamy cashew cream.

Those with a sweet tooth have not been forgotten, with fresh fruit the star of the modest sweet section with options such as roasted pear crumble or coconut-mango mousse-filled tartlets. While Cordain acknowledges everyone deserves to treat themselves from time to time, he recommends sticking to the 85:15 rule and otherwise steering clear of refined sugars (even honey), grains and bad fats.

Whether you’re new to the Paleo lifestyle and want accurate facts and guidance or you’re a Paleo pro wanting updated information and inspiration, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook  will enlighten, inspire and nourish with wholesome recipes from Mother Nature. You can pre-order your copy from:

The Paleo Diet