Monday, February 22, 2016

The Healing Kitchen Cookbook Review (& Recipe)

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The Healing Kitchen Cookbook Review
Short version: This cookbook is perfect for newbie or veteran to AIP. Go buy it!!

Long version: If the amazing photo of the spread on the front cover of the cookbook isn't enough to make you want to pick it up and check it out, then let me tell you more! At first glance, you've got eye-tantalizing and drool-worthy photos, easy to follow graphics, and a great guide at the front of the book to get you started.

When you start looking closer, you've got tons of well-developed meal plans utilizing the recipes in the cookbook complete with links to videos! The cookbook has tons of information and is definitely designed for the newbie in mind—whether you're new to the Autoimmune Protocol, ancestral health, paleo, cooking, etc, it doesn't matter because you're covered. There's even a basics section that provides you with simple recipes to replace some fridge and pantry essentials like worcestershire sauce, salad dressings, and herb blends. Missing ingredients here and there? There's an awesome substitution chart to help you out! They've also included budget advice and how to navigate the grocery and finding new ingredient items that you might not be familiar with.

But if you're not a newbie and you've been doing paleo or AIP for a while now, you're still really going to enjoy the cookbook. The recipes range from comfort classics to ethnic cuisines and some newer recipes to tempt the AIP palate. If you've been stuck in a cooking rut lately, this is the book to grab to help you freshen up the menu. Below you'll find a list of the recipes I sampled (click the link to see the Instagram photos). Not only did I really like the flavors and textures, but several recipes received approval from non-paleo friends, too! I even included a sample recipe from the book. The Spicy African Kale is different and super tasty.

The Food

No-Bake Lemon Macaroons

Congrats to Alaena Haber from Grazed & Enthused and Sarah Ballantyne from The Paleo Mom on a job well done and for bringing another much-needed cookbook to the Autoimmune Protocol Community.

Here's your chance to win a copy!
If you'd like a chance to win a copy, follow me on Instagram @theprimordialtable. Flash Giveaway starts this weekend (February 26, 2016)! Don't miss it!