Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Book Review: "The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes"

Usually when I post a picture of a cover of a book, I copy it from a website to get the best picture. For The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes by Toronto writer Judith Finlayson, I took a picture.


I wanted to show all the bookmarks I have for recipes which I want to try.

Enjoy old standards and new classics with this very topical collection of slow cooker recipes. They've been refined to meet the needs of people who subscribe to the Paleo or Primal lifestyle. The Paleo diet is currently one of the most popular diets being followed today and has been embraced by nearly 1.5 million people in North America. 

The recipes don't contain any grains or legumes (therefore making all of them gluten-free), no refined sugars, no refined oils or processed ingredients - the basic principles of the diet. Slow cookers are hugely popular because they're so convenient and the results so delicious -- all the recipes in this book pay very close attention to Paleo guidelines while also recognizing that there's a wide variety of reasons that people choose to eat Paleo that go beyond weight loss. So there's room to be flexible depending on your personal requirements and expectations of the diet. 

 It's all here: from great family food to more sophisticated recipes for entertaining, not to mention luscious desserts:. Now even people who follow the Paleo lifestyle can enjoy easy delectable meals that reflect an outstanding variety of fresh flavors, cuisines and textures.

So what is a Paleo diet all about?

The Paleo Diet is about eating food that is close to what our ancestors, who were hunter-gatherers, ate, which means eating food that is as close to its natural state as possible.

Some key points include: increasing your consumption of protein in the form of naturally raised meat and wild fish and seafood limiting carbs sources to include fruit and veggies that are low in starch, as well as certain nuts and seeds forgetting most of what you have been taught about fat ... as long as it is "natural", fat is fine no grains or legumes no refined sugars and oils or processed foods.

I found the recipes very simple and although they use very few ingredients, they are delicious. So far I have made Ranch House Chicken Fried Steak (crockpot style) and Paleo Slow Cooker Classic Beef Stew. Both were fabulous! This weekend I am making Down Home Smothered Steak. Of course, I'll be posting about that.

There are many more to try and I'm looking forward to it. If you have a slow cooker or crockpot, this is an excellent book to have!


Teena in Toronto said...

It was delicious! Thanks :)

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