We are so happy to finally be talking about this book. We’ve been working on it since March 2012, putting all of our best ideas into it, because what we want you to expect is a cookbook that you’ll actually use. A cookbook that will be worn with stains and dog ears. A cookbook that you can use to cook for everyday, and for everyone. <– That is so incredibly important to us. Because without actually being excited about the food you make and eat, and without having the people that you cook for (especially kids!) excited about what they’re eating, what’s the point?
We’re very proud to say that we’ve pioneered a new way (or more accurately–a new set of ingredients) to make baked goodies. Expect new twists on pie crust, muffins & cake, yeast risen bread, pizza crust, cookies and even ice cream (no maker needed). There isn’t one speck of almond flour in this book. We think our recipes are practically indiscernible in texture from non-paleo versions. We do use coconut flour as an ingredient in most of our baked goods, so if you’re allergic, we want to give a heads up.
We’ve included a few of our most popular recipes from our website in the book like: butternut squash lasagna (with a new method), guacamole stuffed pepper poppers, pizza bites, pad thai, pumpkin chili, and a few more; but the other 110+ recipes are brand spankin’ new.
And finally, the beginning of the book is a primer on the Primal/paleo diet. But we’ve approached it just like how we explain it when we give nutrition lectures–the non-neurotic version, where we want to focus on making eating this way a lifestyle and not a “diet”. Where we don’t want anyone to feel deprived or like they’ve failed. We focus on the science of food and not “because they didn’t eat that way back then.” Because when you think about it, there is no one Primal or paleo diet.
We want you to expect a book that has it all–including a normal way to approach Paleo & Primal as a lifestyle, not a bandwagon that you fall on and off of.
What to expect…
Rise and Shine
Biscuits & Honey Butter • Cherry Almond Streusel Muffins • Western Omelette To Go • Bacon 10 Ways• Caprese Baked Eggs • Smoked Salmon Hash • Chunky Monkey Muffins • Sausage & Eggs To Go • + more
Meats and Mains
All American Burger • Prosciutto, Arugula and Balsamic Onion Pizza • Thai Chili Chicken Meatballs • Seafood Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Crust (other options available) • Barbacoa Pot Roast • Chicken Fingers • Pastrami’d Salmon • Bacon, Lattice and Tomato Sandwich • Moo Shu Cabbage Cups • Chili Pie • Chicken Enchilada Empanada • Tikka Masala Chicken Wings • + more
Sides and Salads
Roasted Squash & Beets with Tarragon • Broccoli & Bacon Salad • Mediterranean Pasta Salad • Browned Butternut Squash and Sage Puree • Tabouli Salad • Moroccan Carrot Salad • Ranch Potato Salad • Mustard Roasted Asparagus • + more
Benedict Deviled Eggs • Olive & Rosemary Focaccia • Trail Mix Travel Cups • Guacamole Pepper Poppers • Rosemary and Garlic Parsnip Chips • Everything Crackers • Juicy Jigglers • Caesar Egg Salad • + more
Brownies • Dirty Blondies • Apple Tartlet • Carrot Cake Cream Pies • Pecan Pie Bars • Orange, Mango Cream Popsicles • Devil’s Food Snack Cake • Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies • + more
- Nutrition index
- Thorough ingredient/recipe index
- How to stock your kitchen
- A minimalist’s view of what equipment and tools you need to make cooking enjoyable
- Ideas for budget, time and feeding a crowd of people
- Vegetarian adaptable recipe chart
We shy away from tooting our own horn. We are really, really not good at social media (nor self promotion). We’ve hardly made a peep about this book in the year it’s taken to write, edit, and print it. But in this instance…toot…toot! We are soooo proud of this book and aren’t ashamed of it. As more and more Paleo and Primal cookbooks come on the scene, we have no intentions of just blending in. We’ve put everything we have into this book to make it not only the best Primal or Paleo cookbook there is…but the best cookbook you’ve ever owned. We really hope you’ll agree.
We started CrossFit in 2009. We’re coaches, competitors and we’re currently in the process of opening on our own gym. One thing we hear most from CrossFit coaches is that they don’t really know how to answer their client’s nutrition questions. One question leads to another, and the conversation can become a rabbit hole.
So we want to offer to you some help. We want you to think of this book as a one-stop-shop. Sell this book to your client, make more than you would selling a t-shirt, and feel good about giving them a cost-effective tool with all the information they need to implement the Primal/Paleo diet into their life: the science of why + the recipes to keep the taste buds happy.