To celebrate the launch of my new website I am going to be doing giveaways for the next 5 days. The prizes are going to feature some of my favorite things. Check back daily for more prizes and a chance to enter. Learn more about my new site here.
It’s Day 1 of my 5 days of giveaways celebrating the launch of my new website www.meghanbirt.com. As a grain free foodie it’s hard to find recipes I can follow and make in traditional cookbooks. I love it when I can find an amazing cookbook full of recipes I can eat. And they are amazing cookbooks full of delicious, allergy free and even healthy recipes of all types. Full of appetizers, beverages, main dishes and desserts. Because, well, I am a firm believer that you have to have some desserts in life.
I am thrilled to announce this giveaway. Some of my dear friends and fellow foodies have come together for this launch week and have donated a copy of their cookbooks to give to you.
Here are the cookbooks:
The Paleo Slow Cooker
The Paleo Slow Cooker is one of my favorite Paleo books. Why? Everything can be made ahead in the slow cooker and is perfect for being on the go and not able to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s also by one of my dear friends Arsy from Rubies and Radishes. If you don’t know her blog, you’ve got to check it out.
The Paleo Slow Cooker: The Paleo diet has been the latest health movement, taking the low carb diet a step further by eliminating grains and legumes and eating only lean, grass-fed meat. In short they consume only what was available to ancient humans or cavemen. The theory says that by eating what human bodies were designed to eat, people will be healthier, have fewer illnesses and lose weight. In many cases, Paleo diet consumers are also fueling their P90X or Cross Fit exercise routines, the two most popular fitness regimes in the country. The health benefits have been supported by major studies. This is a popular trend much like the low carb diet. It is combined with the great bookselling topic of slow cooking. While the cavemen didn’t have slow cookers, they certainly used slow cooking techniques over fires which make the meals in this book one step closer to the origins and theory behind the diet. The delicious dishes are as homey as they are healthy—and ready when you are.
The Paleo Foodie Cookbook
Once again this cookbook is from Arsy of Rubies and Radishes. These recipes aren’t slow cooker recipes, but they are full of great, fresh and flavorful meals that you will enjoy. You can read more about the cookbook and get an exclusive recipe from the cookbook here.
Arsy’s delicious and nutritious recipes range from modern twists on traditional dishes to a wide range of ethnic influences from both her Armenian background and her culinary curiosity. With 120 tried-and-true recipes, The Paleo Foodie Cookbook includes Salmon Ceviche with Mango and Cucumber, Sun-Dried-Tomato-And Fennel-Braised Short Ribs and Wine-Braised Duck Legs, among other culinary delights. Looking for the perfect gluten-free and grain-free recipes to keep you healthy while your family and friends keep asking for more? Jam-packed with recipes that don’t skimp on nutrition or taste, The Paleo Foodie Cookbook is your one-stop destination for delicious Paleo fare.
Paleo Eats Cookbook
Kelly from A Girl worth Saving is such an amazing food blogger. She has some of my favorite recipes on her blog and this cookbook is full of a lot of great grain free comfort foods. I love the recipe for cereal, chicken pot pie and onion rings. Going Paleo doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite comfort foods. In Paleo Eats, Kelly Bejelly focuses on Paleo cooking from the heart with recipes that make beloved traditional dishes Paleo-friendly. If you miss chocolate chip cookies hot from the oven, fried chicken on family picnics, the sweet-and-sour meatballs from your favorite Chinese restaurant, or your grandmother’s peach cobbler, this book is for you.
Paleo Eats is jam-packed with over 100 tempting sweet and savory recipes, from condiments to desserts, all inspired by classic comfort foods. Delicious dishes like Coconut Cinnamon Cereal, Southern Fried Chicken, Lamb Gyro Burgers, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, and Devil’s Food Cake prove that eating Paleo is as fun and delicious as it is healthy. You’ll find something for everyone, even picky eaters, with recipes that are easy to make and even easier to love.
You can read my review of Paleo Eats and get the exclusive cinnamon cereal from Kelly.
The Grain Free Family Table
Paleo-friendly meets family-friendly in this beautiful cookbook that teaches readers how to cut all grains out of their diets without giving up flavorful, delicious food. When Carrie Vitt was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, she was put on an elimination diet to cleanse her system that forbid gluten and grains. Failing to find recipes that followed her strict diet guidelines and still were delicious, she began experimenting in her own kitchen. Her organic, grain-free creations not only satisfied her own palate, but pleased friends and family as well. While she eventually reversed her thyroid disease, she continues to champion eating grain free. In addition to sources for healthy ingredients, time-saving ideas, health tips, and 125 easy grain-free recipes, there are also simple dairy-free and Paleo adaptations for each recipe (it’s as simple as choosing coconut oil in place of butter!). Written in Carrie’s warm, inviting style, this helpful sourcebook is the perfect entrée to a healthy, nourishing diet that brings grain-free eating into the mainstream.
Real Life Paleo
Real Life Paleo takes a practical approach to going Paleo with three simple steps that Stacy Toth and Matt McCarry, creators of the popular blog Paleo Parents, used to lose a combined 200 pounds and improve the health of their whole family. The “Swap, Remove, Heal” method is easy for anyone to follow, no matter where you are in your journey: first, swap healthier versions of the worst offenders; then remove unhealthy foods entirely; and finally, add healing, nutritious foods to your diet. I love their 3-Phased Approach. Overhauling your diet and giving up foods you love might seem like an impossible feat. Rather than ask you to make the leap all at once, Real Life Paleo offers a three-phased approach: first swap in healthier alternatives to processed foods, then remove unhealthy foods entirely, and finally add healing, nutrient-dense foods to your diet.
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My Paleo Patisserie: An Artisan Approach to Grain Free Baking
This is one of the most amazing cookbooks out there: grain-free or not. It is an artesian approach to grain free baking and is amazingly beautiful as well as delicious. This book has a separate giveaway because I am also writing a review for this amazing cookbook.
My Paleo Patisserie gathers all the rich heritage, exquisite elegance, and rustic beauty of traditional patisserie baking and seamlessly melds it with the gluten-free and Paleo-inspired diet. Drawing on over two decades of experience in traditional and modern patisserie baking, Jenni Hulet brings the spirit of patisserie baking alive in this lavishly photographed collection of recipes. Each section of My Paleo Patisserie introduces and adapts the fundamental elements and techniques of traditional patisserie baking for the grain-free baker. With dozens of beloved culinary standards and hundreds of potential recipe combinations, My Paleo Patisserie is an indispensable resource of creative grain-free confectionery.