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The Ultimate Paleo Cookbook Review & Giveaway + Scallion Frittata Recipe

the ultimate paleo cookbook

I’m so excited to share with you The Ultimate Paleo Cookbook. My fellow blogger Arsy Vartanian of Rubies & Radishes, with the help of 9 other food bloggers, put together 900 (!) paleo recipes in this easy to navigate cookbook and I’m giving away a copy to one of my readers! I always love to share great resources on making healthy eating easy, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this one.

When I first flipped through this cookbook, I said, “Holy crap, 900 recipes!” thinking I would be overwhelmed by having this many dishes to choose from. However, the book is comprehensively broken down into sections like main dishes, slow cooker, desserts, soups & salads, and my favorite: easy, fast, few-ingredient. Not only that, the index in the back of the book helps you easily find recipes when you already have key ingredients in hand and aren’t sure what to make with them. I loved getting so many different ideas from the book when I had no idea what to make for dinner, and the recipes were mostly easy and practical.

The name really says it all. If you want to start a gluten- and grain- free diet, this book really is the ultimate cookbook filled recipes for every occasion, and you’ll never be bored choosing what to make. Of course, it helps that it was put together by all these uber talented bloggers who I trust with their recipes. So, what do you say? You want to get your hands on a free copy? Enter below!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. It will be open for entry until March 16th at Midnight PST. The winner will be contacted by email.

Wait wait… You didn’t think I was going to end a book review and a giveaway without sharing a recipe from it, did you? I’ve been in a breakfast rut lately eating the same thing over and over again, so the Breakfasts section was the first place I browsed through. This Scallion Frittata fit exactly what I was looking for: easy, simple, quick, and most importantly, healthy. Not to mention it’s so delicious if you love eggs like me. The scallions add a perfect crunch factor, and I loved that I didn’t have to turn on the oven! 

scallion frittata 

scallion frittata

scallion frittata

Do you want 899 more delicious paleo recipes? The Ultimate Paleo Cookbook is now on sale on Amazon. Enter the giveaway above or order it here!

Scallion Frittata
 
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From The Ultimate Paleo Cookbook: ”Stovetop frittatas cook in just 10 minutes or less and you'll want a basic recipe such as this to keep in your rotation The coconut cream makes the frittata nice and fluffy, but coconut milk will also yield the same result. Adding a corse salt at the end gives a nice burst of flavor bite after bite. - JC”
Author:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) coconut cream or coconut milk
  • 1 cup (100 g) scallions, chopped
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) of butter or ghee
  • ¼ tsp coarse salt (preferably Himalayan
Instructions
  1. Crack eggs in a bowl and whisk until light and frothy.
  2. Add coconut cream, scallions and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  3. Add butter to a cast iron pan over medium heat.
  4. Pour in the egg mixture and give it a quick stir to lightly mix the butter with the eggs. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Cover and let it cook for 8-10 minutes until the top of the eggs is set.
  6. Sprinkle with coarse salt before slicing and serving.

 

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Easy Scallion Frittata - Paleo Gluten Free Whole30

Paleo Pumpkin Hummus

casual veggie cookbookIt’s here! It’s here! Today is the launch of The Casual Veggie, a blogger collaboration cookbook that I contributed to. I’m so excited to present this beautiful cookbook to you because I’ve had a sneak peek of it, and the recipes in it are so creative and incredible.  I love that it’s not a diet-specific book, rather, it’s a way to encourage the readers to eat more vegetables and to celebrate the seasonality and the variety of vegetables.

The Casual Veggie not only shows the steps on how to prepare and cook each vegetable, it also tells you what to look for in the market and how to store the veggie properly so it stays fresh and lasts longer. It’s a wonderful resource for those who want to eat healthier but aren’t sure where to start, as well as for those of us who can’t figure out what the heck to do with that eggplant sitting in the fridge. Here is a summary of what you can expect to find:

29 Veggies
ONE CHAPTER FOR EACH VEGGIE

  • A photo of the veggie growing in the field
  • Summary of how the veggie is grown
  • What to look for at the market
  • How to store the veggie
  • How to prep the veggie
  • 4-8 recipes featuring the veggie

48 bloggers

  • The book is filled with perspectives from many different kinds of food bloggers.
  • The food bloggers bio will let you know their cooking style (gluten free, paleo, vegetarian, etc.)

166 recipes
IT’S NOT A DIET SPECIFIC COOKBOOK.

  • This is a cookbook for people who want to eat home cooked meals, using real food, with a focus on plants.
  • There is a range of recipe styles, including meat dishes, meatless, gluten free, breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and snacks.
  • This isn’t just a cookbook.  It’s a tool to help you live and eat healthier

Now that you are dying to get your hands on one of these beauties, click below to get your copy today!

the casual veggie

Paleo Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

And, of course, how can I not celebrate this day without sharing a recipe featuring one of my favorite fall vegetables? As part of the virtual book launch party, I want to share my paleo pumpkin hummus recipe which is guaranteed to please all pumpkin lovers.

paleo pumpkin hummuspaleo pumpkin hummusThis paleo pumpkin hummus is the perfect appetizer to bring to a Fall potluck. Made with cashews instead of chickpeas, it’s a delicious and healthy snack whether you are grain-free or not. You can’t even tell the difference in the taste or texture!

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Find more pumpkin and other delicious vegetable recipes in The Casual Veggie!

Also, check out what Fall drink and appetizer recipes other contributing bloggers are sharing to celebrate the launch of the cookbook!:

A Tasty Mess, Pumpkin Madelbrodt

Cooking Up Clean, Pumpkin Apple Wontons

Family for Health, Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Fitful Focus, Pumpkin Kale Smoothie

Hola Jalapeno, Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Parsley and Pumpkins, Butternut Squash and Saurkraut Pizza with Fizzy Pumpkin Punch

Pumpkins and Peanutbutter, Simple Spaghettie Squash Cakes

Real Simple Good, Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms 

The Weekly Menu, Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins  

Toaster Oven Love, Veggie Pita Pizza Bites 

Vermilion Roots, Lemongrass Ginger Barley Tea 

Where is my Spoon? Roasted Beetroot with Crisp Chickpeas 

Will Cook For Friends, Sparkling Pear Ginger Cocktail 

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Paleo Pumpkin Hummus
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 garlic clove
Instructions
  1. Soak raw cashews in water for 2 or more hours.
  2. Drain and wash the cashews.
  3. Place cashews and pumpkin into a food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients then process until smooth.
  5. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top before serving.
  6. Use it as a dip for carrots, celeries, bell peppers, crackers, and more. Or just shove spoonfuls of it in your mouth.. whatever's your style, no judgement!

Paleo Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Hummus

I’m Featured in the Casual Veggie Cookbook!

the casual veggie

One of the things my mom loved about my brother and I was that we were never picky eaters. She took pride in the fact that when we gathered to eat with our friends and their children, we were the only two kids who wouldn’t leave food on the plates (#CleanPlateClub forever). I’m sure she couldn’t hide her glee when other mothers would look at us in awe. I’ve always loved spinach, broccoli, eggplants, and any other vegetables that picky eaters usually turn their noses up to. I was a real-food lover from birth.

When I first started cooking for myself during college, it was so exciting to have complete control over my grocery shopping and I loved the challenge of experimenting with various ingredients in the kitchen. That’s when I learned about various new-to-me vegetables that I’ve never tried before at the grocery store. Most of my mom’s cooking used vegetables usually found in Asian cooking, and believe it or not, I have never tasted (at least in my memory) brussels sprouts, butternut squash, beets, and artichokes until I started cooking for myself! Sounds crazy because those are some of my favorite things to eat now.

Because of my love for veggies of all sorts I’m so incredibly excited to announce that I’m part of a blogger collaboration cookbook called The Casual Veggie!! Along with 45+ amazingly talented food bloggers, I contributed recipes for this book that focuses on 29 veggies individually, inspiring readers to eat more seasonally and cook with vegetables that they weren’t sure what to do with before. What I love about this book is that the contributing bloggers are from all different kinds of backgrounds and food philosophies: paleo to gluten free to vegetarian to vegan, but we can all collaborate to celebrate  the diversity and deliciousness of various vegetables.

The Casual Veggie Cookbook

To celebrate the book, I want to introduce you to some of the fellow bloggers who made The Casual Veggie cookbook happen. They are all such creative individuals and I know you’ll be amazed at all the delicious and innovative recipes that they came up with. I’m so honored to be part of this group:

The Casual Veggie will go on sale October 19th. Stay tuned!