The Spicy Paleo Cookbook Review

The Spicy Paleo Cookbook Review

I was provided one copy of The Spicy Paleo Cookbook at no charge in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. My 2 month long foray into the world of the Paleo diet was an interesting experience.  I did not find that the diet was right for me personally but I did realize that some really delicious recipes are actually both Paleo AND very delicious!  By definition, Paleo recipes are usually very healthy.  They  include real, whole food ingredients and nothing artificial.  I found that they usually included lots of herbs and spices to make up for the lack of salt, sugar, and flavorings that you find in many traditional recipes.  Since my family absolutely LOVES spicy food, when I was sent a copy of The Spicy Paleo Cookbook to review I … [Read more...]

America’s Best Barbecue Cookbook

America’s Best Barbecue Cookbook

I received one copy of America's Best Barbecue for the purpose of this review but all opinions expressed are my own.  This post contains affiliate links Barbecue is pretty much a way of life here in the south.  Barbecue is not a flavor...it is a style of cooking.  You can not have true barbecue ribs if you cooked them in the oven, even if you covered them with barbecue sauce!  As proud owners of a Green Egg ceramic grill, my husband and I grill out a lot!  The patio gets a lot of use all year round but especially during the spring and summer.  When I was offered a chance to review America's Best Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques for Prize-Winning Ribs, Wings, Brisket, and More I knew I could find something delicious in there to try out! America's Best … [Read more...]

Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health

Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health

I received a free copy of Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health for this review but all opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links. I spent several months following the Paleo diet and while I don't think it helped my health issues any, I do think a lot of the recipes and food guidelines were definitely healthy.  I find myself including a ton of Paleo approved foods into my diet now, even though I am back to eating a 'normal' diet.  Smoothies were always a huge part of my Paleo diet and even the kids love them so my blender gets a lot of use.  When I was offered the chance to review Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health I knew I would find plenty of recipes I would enjoy. Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate … [Read more...]

Make Homemade Soda with The Complete Soda Making Book!

Make Homemade Soda with The Complete Soda Making Book!

This post about homemade soda has been sponsored.  I received a copy of this book at no charge for review purposes but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links. I have a serious weakness for soda.  I don't know what it is about that sweet, fizzy drink that makes me crave it so often.  I generally try to avoid it as much as I can and since I started the Paleo diet most of them are not approved anyhow.  But, just because *I* can't drink them, doesn't mean the kids can't and my son (like most teenage boys) loves when he is allowed the occasional soda.  When I was sent The Complete Soda Making Book to review I was curious what sort of recipes I would find in there.  I am all for buying fewer plastic bottles and cans so making homemade soda is a smart … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Kitchen Staples with The DIY Pantry

Make Your Own Kitchen Staples with The DIY Pantry

This post about how to make your own kitchen staples has been sponsored.  I received one copy of The DIY Pantry at no charge to facilitate my review. When I go to the grocery store I have a tendency to check out the ingredient label on a lot of the things I buy.  I am always shocked when something as simple as tartar sauce has 30 ingredients.  I have made it from scratch myself with only 6 so not sure what all those other things are in there!  Probably not stuff I should really be eating.  Now, don't get me wrong....I have been known to come home with a bag of Cheetos or package of cookies so I am not all bean sprouts and tofu.  But, I have been trying to eat cleaner and healthier and knowing how to make your own kitchen staples is a good first step. (affiliate link--->>>) The … [Read more...]