I've been mentioning Make it Paleo by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason a lot recently. While the book is written specifically for Paleo dieters, it fits right in with Jorge Cruise's Fast Track and Belly Fat Cure diets as well. It has tons of ideas on dishes that are very low in carbs and completely grain-free. The book is big and thick, with over 200 recipes. The recipes are very simple, almost basic, but it has lots of new ideas and a beautiful photo accompanies each recipe. You will never get bored eating grain-free with this book. The book is broken into segments that include Breakfast, Appetisers, Entrees, Seafood, Soups and Salads, Sauces and Dressings, Side Dishes and more.
|Jamaican Jerk Salmon|
So far I have made three recipes from the book and thoroughly enjoyed them all. The Jamaican Jerk seasoning for the Salmon was really different and refreshing. I LOVED the Coconut Macaroons and can't wait to serve them to guests. I also made the simple Coconut Fudge and have it in the evening instead of dark chocolate. On both of the dessert recipes I replaced the Maple Syrup with a small amount of Stevia. All of the recipes are extremely low in sugar and carbohydrates, but you have to use you best judgement to get them to the sweetness your lifestyle needs.
There is an extensive segment of desserts as well. I like how it makes the distinction that the desserts are not exactly Paleo, but they are perfect if the grain-free eater who wants to indulge smartly. The shelf price is $34.99, but Amazon has it for $23.07 with free shipping and I think it is well worth that. The authors also blog at Primal Palate and have lots of recipes and ideas they share there too. Check it out!