As we were packing for our move to Southern California my advance copy of Make Ahead Paleo arrived. The next day I woke up before everyone else and snuck downstairs. I took Make Ahead Paleo and slipped outside. I loved to spend some alone time out on the swing early in the morning.
But what happened was I became ABSORBED in this book. You NEED this book. Here's why:
1) Tammy has the BEST tips and tricks for saving time, and how-to store and freeze! Seriously, these pages would be enough to make me buy this book if I flipped through it in the bookstore! (p.34 - 47)
2) Do you ever hesitate to freeze food because you're not sure how to use it later? I have to admit I do. Tammy tells you how to freeze each recipe and how to reheat it! It's brilliant!
3) And lets not forget the RECIPES!!! I am blown away!!!
After the move I was craving some homemade soup. So for my first recipe from Make Ahead Paleo I chose this Veggie Soup. I knew it was going to rock, so I went straight for a double batch. Of course, a double batch requires a large slow cooker, which I have. The funny thing is that for years I didn't even know they sold little slow cookers. I laughed out loud when I saw one for the first time. It looked like my slow cooker had a baby :-) I'm not criticizing, it was just amusing.
Back to the soup though. This soup really hit the spot. It's full of flavor and so delicious. I'm so glad I made a ton of it. How much am I looking forward to not needing to cook because I have leftovers?!