Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Paleo Approach Cookbook by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD

I was so excited to have received a review copy of Sarah Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach Cookbook.  This 400+ page cookbook very well may be the bible of AIP cooking.  

The first hundred pages are filled with information regarding what foods are included in autoimmune protocol cooking, cooking methods, food storage, tools, meal plans and shopping lists.  Amazing. Following that are hundreds of pages of recipes that are cataloged in the table of contents and a lovely pictorial recipe index.  The book also has very detailed written index.  Love.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Apple Chicken Sausage from The Paleo Approach Cookbook

The last recipe I'm going to review from Sarah Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach Cookbook before doing my summary book review is her Apple Chicken Sausage.  Breakfast anyone?  The Paleo Approach has quite a selection of sausage recipes.  Sarah gives great instructions for not only making the sausage but also how to make links.  If anything, the book is worth purchasing to see the picture of Sarah making sausage links.  One day, when I have time and am feeling adventurous, I'll make links, but for this review, I decided to make patties.  

I gathered my ingredients and got to work. I decided to make a half batch as I am just one person even if I freeze them.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sweet Potato Linguine with Bolognese Sauce from The Paleo Approach Cookbook

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  While all the other food blogs in the world are treating you with ways to make your Thanksgiving dinner that much better, I will offer something entirely different! Rebel!  This week, I'll get back to the Paleo Approach Cookbook.  

I must admit that it was the pretty picture of this recipe for Sarah Ballantyne's Sweet Potato Linguine with Bolognese Sauce that made my decision to give it a try.  As I am just one person, I decided to make a half batch.  Well, I should have just made a whole batch as I made a huge measurement error when I made this the first time and for the sake of doing a fair review, I had to make it a second time. 

When I made it the second time, I made sure to write out the amounts so I wouldn't go on autopilot again.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Paleo Argentinian Appetizers with Chef Carlos Crusco

In October, I had the opportunity to go to a wine tasting at The Austin Winery through the Austin Food Blogger Alliance.  As much as I wanted to sip some local wine, I was even more excited about the promise of Argentinian Tapas by Chef Carlos Crusco.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Green Tea and Garlic Pickles from The Paleo Approach

While looking through Sarah Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach Cookbook, I decided it was high time to put my fears of fermenting aside.  Her Green Tea & Garlic Pickles seemed like a good fermenting gateway recipe.  Heck, if I can conquer kombucha, I can do this, and so can you.  

I gathered my ingredients and go to work.  

I started by preparing the brining liquid which is essentially salty tea.  My electric tea kettle has a green tea setting, so I filled it up and pushed the button.  I used pink Himalayan salt.   

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Paleo Mom Roasted Radishes

Sometimes, recipes in cookbooks don't have to be difficult or involved to bring a big flavor punch and new variety to your regular menu.  This week's recipe review from Sarah Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach Cookbook is just one of those recipes.  I've always limited radishes to salads and vegetable trays.  Roasting them never crossed my mind, until now.  Shame on me! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Spaghetti" from The Paleo Approach Cookbook

I was so happy to meet Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., a.k.a, The Paleo Mom, at Paleo FX this year.  We had emailed a bit when I was putting my meal cheat sheets together that included her Paleo Chicken Pad Thai, but it's always nice to get out from behind the keyboard and screen.  I was even more happy when her new cookbook, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, arrived in my mailbox.  This cookbook is jam packed with information about adopting an autoimmune paleo protocol and recipes. I was excited to pick out some recipes to review.  

My first review is her "Spaghetti" recipe.  I gathered my ingredients and started by preparing the spaghetti squash to cook.