Monday, March 2, 2015

The Paleo Chef by Pete Evans {Review}

As some of you know I love the paleo diet. It is basically a diet that gives you the most nutrients from your food.  You can eat most fruits, veggies, and meats. Things that are not allowed are processed sugar, wheat flours, and processed/pre-cooked food. I chose to review The Paleo Chef by Pete Evans because I needed some more recipes to implement in my own eating plan.

Here is some info about Pete Evans and his new book:

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

More and more people are discovering the health benefits of the Paleo lifestyle by cutting out processed, sugary foods and instead eating quality proteins and fats, fresh vegetables and fruits, and nuts and seeds. However, following this way of eating doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or spending a long time in the kitchen. InThe Paleo Chef, Evans provides more than 100 recipes for gorgeous food that is satisfying, distinctive, and good for you, including Kale Hummus, Vietnamese Chicken Wings, and Key Lime Tart.

Each and every one of Evans’s innovative recipes pops with flavor and is brought to life with stunning, full-color photography. Living—and eating—the Paleo lifestyle has never been so effortless and so delicious."

I loved reading the different recipes and getting new ideas. Some of the recipes are beyond me since I am so new to eating paleo. Pete Evans' way of eating and cooking is more of a purist. I am more paleo/primal. 

Some of my favorite recipes are:
  • Hazelnut and Banana Pancakes (p.13)
  • Black Chia Seed Puddings with Nuts, Figs, & Dates (p.38)
  • Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary & Sage (p.42)
  • Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Garlic (p.69)
  • Vietnamese Chicken Wings (p.112)
  • Japanese Crispy Chicken with Miso Mayonnaise (p.119)
  • Mum's Burgers (p.139)
  • Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce (p.147)
  • Mixed Berry Cheesecake (p.168)
  • Apple-Berry Crumble (p.171)
  • Mark Sisson's Chocolate Bark (p.180)
  • Churros with Chocolate Sauce (p.188)
This book is filled with so many delicious recipes that it would take a year just to go through all of them and make them. There are very easy recipes and very complicated ones (like using beef liver, which I have never used before). 

I recommend this book to anyone looking for new paleo recipes. Pete Evans explains all of the ingredients and how they are used. He also goes into detail about the paleo diet and what that means. 

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own. 

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