Tuesday, May 6, 2014

OMG! That's Paleo: A Book Review

Juli Bauer

Scribe Publishing Company

My Thoughts:
The author of OMG! That's Paleo, Juli Bauer is also a Blogger with a very active Paleo blog.  She begins this book explaining the Paleo lifestyle in a very simple, humorous style. I have been considering going "Paleo" for about a year and this book most definitely answered some of the questions I had on going Paleo. After explaining about the diet and what foods are acceptable she goes on to explain how to prepare these foods and what staple ingredients she recommends to keep in your kitchen. Personally, I adore vegetables. I am not a big meat eater though.  I love pork, chicken and fish if well prepared but I can leave beef in the pasture. I adore jasmine rice, breads, beans and peanut butter so I won't be going strict Paleo anytime soon. 

The recipes are divine. A few of my family's favorites so far are: Chicken Basil Meatloaf, Bacon Chicken Alfredo! (Yes, seriously) and Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta. All four of my kids left at home has thoroughly enjoyed all of the recipes I have tried thus far.  (If you are a mom you understand how important that it!) Ms. Bauer's is a great story teller and uses humor while explaining all those pesky questions about Paleo.

Publisher's Synopsis:

OMG. That's Paleo? features 30 new recipes never seen before on author Juli Bauer's blog, paleomg.com, as well as a selection of her best blog recipes. Sections include poultry, beef, pork, fish/seafood, slow cooker, sweet and savory breakfasts, baked goods, 5-ingredient meals, side dishes, snacks and desserts; and each recipe features a color photo. Juli also writes about the paleo diet in general and why it works for her, suggestions for keeping a kitchen well stocked, and recommended resources for further reading. And just like her blog, you can expect plenty of funny stories and awkward moments.

Disclaimer: I was provided a digital copy of this title from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.