I was over the moon when I received my Nourishing Meals review copy last week. Then four days later my review copy of Paleo Indulgences arrived. Eeek! I am such a happy camper. And my family is probably slightly relieved that rather than testing (and ah-hem, flopping) recipes, lately I have been cooking out of these two books!
Paleo Indulgences just rocks. I can't say enough good things about it. I love the writing, I love the ingredients, I love the super clever and creative recipes.
I seriously couldn't wait to make something, but it was so hard to choose. Seconds after I began flipping through the book I was making a recipe. Being obsessed with coconut I was immediately torn between Mint Chip Coconut Bark and Almond O'Joys (both primarily coconut). So I combined the two. I made the O'Joys, but I doubled the coconut oil and added a teaspoon of peppermint extract. OH MY GOODNESS. I could have never made another recipe and the book would have been more than worth the money for just these "joys."
We have all been eating one (okay two) O'Joys a day since the book arrived, and we decided yesterday that we're doing an experiment. We're going to see if we eat them every day... will we ever get sick of them??? It's been four days and we are no where close to being sick of them, and I don't think we ever will be. And what I'm really excited about is making them for Andy's family while we're in New York in a few weeks. I can't wait to see his parents faces when they take that first bite : )
But I did go on and make more of Tammy's fantastic recipes : ) I made the Gingerbread Pancakes (above). Hello. Gingerbread pancakes??? Mmm. Then I whipped up some of the Sweet Potato Fries. Genius. That's all. Just genius. When you see the recipe you'll understand. And you may never make sweet potato fries another way again. I won't.
Next on my must-make list are Breakfast Biscuit Bowls and Macadamia-Date Macaroons. Decisions, decisions...
Like Ali's book, I know you won't be disappointed with Paleo Indulgences. Trust me, you gotta go buy one right now. ♥, Kelly