Happy Monday, friends!
I’m excited to be doing a new thing for this week’s Meal Prep Monday: a cookbook review! Yes, a real, live, cookbook. Although I love Pinterest as much as the next person, there’s something about a beautiful cookbook and the story within that I love. I spotted this book at good old Barnes & Noble and knew I had to have it!
Let’s talk about The Paleo Chef. It’s written by Pete Evans, who I wasn’t familiar with before picking up this book. Honestly, he seems like a pretty cool guy! This Australian restaurateur and internationally-renowned chef is also a surf-loving dad—that balance between professionalism and accessibility really comes through in the book. The cookbook covers everything from breakfast to desserts, and includes a pretty devoted seafood section, which is great for those of you who live in coastal areas, but not so great for those of us locked inland (pretty sure you can’t eat most of the fish from Lake Michigan). Most of the recipes are pretty involved, but from my experience, worth the investment of time. When you’re not resorting to dairy and grains to carry a dish, you have to get creative! Perhaps my favorite part of the cookbook was the smorgasbord of stock recipes—a variety of homemade sauces (yay, Paleo ketchup) and stocks that you can use in tons of recipes outside of the cookbook.
Although there are tons of recipes I am DYING to try in here (including a lamb recipe with roasted pumpkin that’s just gorgeous) I decided to share a Paleo twist on a takeout classic: chicken fried rice! Continue reading “Meal Prep Monday: The Paleo Chef Cookbook Review & Recipe!”