There is something that I’ve been doing lately that has been blowing my mind. Hear it is. Ready? I’ve been making other peoples recipes. Well, okay, that’s not the part that’s been blowing my mind. What’s blowing my mind is how much faster and easier it is to follow a recipe, as opposed to creating one. Like, for example, when I got my review copy of The Paleo Kitchen I wasted no time diving into these muffins, which are actually the Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread recipe on page 81. George and Juli suggest making this batter in your food processor. That coupled with the simplicity of the recipe and ingredients, and the fact that I wasn’t experimenting (aka “recipe developing” for fancy talk), and they were made in no time. And they were SO GOOD. The kids loved them, and so did I.
I couldn’t stop there though. Next I whipped some Lemon Raspberry Swirl Muffins from page 89. Lately, the kids have decided not to eat anything unless it contains chocolate (I’m only half kidding), so Andy and I got to eat these by ourselves, which meant we had leftovers. And leftovers = more free time for me. What did I do with that extra time? Probably laundry or dishes. But maybe I also got to sit on our new patio swing for a few minutes longer. And that’s a good thing.
Next on my list to make is The Perfect Burger, or at least just the Shoestring Parsnip Fries that go on top. I really want to eat those. And the Sundried Tomato Sweet Potato hash, because I LOVE sundried tomatoes. And the Afternoon Pick-Me-Up (Coffee Smoothie), because… hello, the name speaks for itself 🙂
Seriously though, I really want to make everything in this book, and at this rate, that will be soon. You’ve gotta get yourself a copy.
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