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Paleo has gotten a big of flak in mainstream media lately…. The main criticism? That it’s too difficult to follow or sustain. Now I’m no paleo perfectionist but let’s think about this for a second….
Why do people “fail” to sustain a paleo lifestyle – even though they know they need to make major changes to the way they eat if they want to save their health? It isn’t lack of motivation. It is that it is really difficult to figure out how to make the paleo diet work for your lifestyle. Sure, we can all preach things like preparedness, bringing your own snacks, and always having coconut flour in your panty – but easier said than done, right?
If this sounds like something you are struggling with, then you will want to check out the brand new Essential Paleo Cookbook from Louise and Jeremy Hendon of Paleomagazine.com. They wanted to make a paleo cookbook that they could give to somebody who isn’t familiar with cooking from scratch or with avoiding things like grains, legumes, and processed sugars. Essential Paleo Cookbook doesn’t contain those complex and complicated recipes you’ll find in many other cookbooks. These are everyday recipes with everyday ingredients you likely have in your pantry right now.
What I really love about Essential Paleo Cookbook is that it is simple. Most recipes take a total of about 20-30 minutes to make. Some are ridiculously simple– like the 2 ingredient pancakes. Just because the recipes are simple, it doesn’t mean they aren’t amazing. I like how the Hendons pull together ingredients you might not have thought to combine, like chicken and apples, to make extraordinary flavor combinations.
Another big plus of Essential Paleo Cookbook is that it has a lot of paleo breakfast recipes. Once you give up bread and grains, coming up with quick and tasty breakfast ideas can be tough and scrambled eggs every day gets old quickly. Louise and Jeremy come to the rescue with muffins, granola, pancakes, and more. With each recipe, you get a beautiful photo so be prepared to have your mouth watering as you browse through the recipes.
Fast Facts about the Essential Paleo Cookbook
- 240+ pages
- Over 110 recipes
- 100% paleo – no grains, dairy, legumes, or sugar
- All recipes labeled if AIP, Diabetes, or Kid-friendly
- No weird or hard-to-find ingredients
- Comes with 10 bonuses!
- eBook and paperback formats
- Buy HERE
Sample Recipes from Essential Paleo Cookbook
- Easy bacon cups
- Coconut plantain chips
- Sweet and spicy tuna salad
- Guacamole burger
- No-pastry beef wellington
- Roasted turmeric cauliflower
- Sweet potato tater tots
- Double chocolate coconut ice cream
To give you an idea of how simple yet amazing the recipes are, here is a sample recipe from Essential Paleo Cookbook that Louise and Jeremy generously agreed to share with you!
These Apple Tartlets would be great for your holiday table or anytime you want a treat.
Tasty Apple Tartlets Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 12 tartlets
- 2 cups (240 g) almond flour
- 3/4 cup (84 g) coconut flour
- 4 eggs, whisked
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) ghee (or coconut oil), melted
- 4 Tablespoons (19 g) shredded coconut
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) vanilla extract
- 6 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 Tablespoon (21 g) raw honey (optional)
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) coconut oil
- 2-3 Tablespoons (15-30 ml) vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon (2 g) ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon (3 g) ground cinnamon
- Freshly grated lemon zest for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Mix together all the crust ingredients in a mixing bowl using your hands until it becomes doughlike. Don’t worry that the dough won’t stretch or feels a bit crumbly.
- Get a small amount of the dough and place into each space in the muffin pan. Using your hands, spread the dough so that it forms a crust (it’ll be a bit thicker than traditional tart crusts).
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and leave to cool when it’s done.
- Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and add in all the other filling ingredients (apple slices, optional honey, vanilla extract, and spices).
- Let the apple slices cook for 20-30 minutes until it’s very soft.
- Pour the apple filling into a bowl to cool for 10 minutes.
- Spoon the apple filling into each tartlet crust so that it’s level with the top of the crust. Then take 5-6 individual slices of apple for each tartlet and layer them in a cascade on the top covering the filling. Place the last slice facing the other way (see photo).
- Grate some fresh lemon zest on top for garnish.
You can buy Essential Paleo Cookbook here. Don’t forget that you get 10+ bonuses with your order!