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Last Updated on February 16, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
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 figured it would have some appealing recipes in it. If you are exploring the Paleo diet or just really love spicy food, this might be just the cookbook you need in your kitchen library!
The Spicy Paleo Cookbook
Title: The Spicy Paleo Cookbook
Subtitile: More Than 200 Fiery Snacks, Dips, and Main Dishes for the Paleo Diet
Author: Emily Dionne
Publisher: Adams Media (April 30, 2014)
Format/Length: Paperback: 240 pages
From the Publisher:
Say goodbye to bland paleo dishes and hello to meals that are bursting with flavor! With The Spicy Paleo Cookbook, you'll fill your plate with delicious, mouth-tingling recipes that are packed with flavorful, nutrient-rich ingredients to keep you full throughout the day. Featuring more than 200 spicy dishes that are free of gluten, dairy, and sugar, this cookbook offers paleo meals that will satisfy everyone's tastebuds, including:
- Sizzling chorizo and egg casserole
- Piquant pumpkin chipotle chili
- Sweet and spicy green beans
- Wasabi-crusted tuna
- Grilled jerk pork loin
- Caramel curry cashew brittle
Complete with easy, step-by-step instructions and plenty of preparation tips, The Spicy Paleo Cookbook has everything you need to create delicious, fiery recipes in no time!
This is a very simply put together cookbook. The recipe are divided into classic sections like Breakfast, Salads, Soups, Entrees, Sides and Desserts (as well as a few others). The table of contents lists chapter title as well as the name of each individual recipe. The recipes themselves are simple to follow and there is a blurb at the top of each one for a bit of descriptiveness of the food and flavor. I found that there was a very nice balance between the meat recipes and the non meat recipes. I really liked seeing a dessert chapter. One of the things I missed most when I was trying to eat Paleo was dessert! There are no pictures at all in the cookbook. If you prefer to see what you are making in full color you will not get that with this book. However, I think the recipes in this paleo cookbook are easy to follow and will really help you heat up your recipe repertoire! Definitely a keeper, whether you are eating a Paleo Diet or not!
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.