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500 Paleo Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss and Super Health

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At last, here is a comprehensive cookbook to the hottest eating plan around! The Paleo diet—known in some circles as the “Caveman Diet”—is an eating plan based on evolutionary biology and backed up by medical research. Unlike other diets which can incorporate fake, processed foods and artificial sweeteners, the Paleo diet is based on what our ancestors ate: meats and fish, ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 1st 2012 by Fair Winds Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jun 01, 2014 A rated it did not like it
I got this book out from the library, because I would like to have a collection of 500 paleo recipes and first wanted to have a look before I bought one, to see if they were recipes I would make. I'm glad I did this because the way this woman writes is so irritating that it overshadows any chance of enjoying the recipes.

First of all, the author is not paleo, but low carb, and is just jumping on the bandwagon while paleo is popular. Pork rinds are often called for, and I assume if they come in a
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Christina
Mar 13, 2013 Christina rated it liked it
Shelves: eats, paleo
I wouldn't object to the odd picture now and again. And I wasn't a big fan of her use of Stevia.
Otherwise, I think Carpender's take on paleo is probably the easiest to follow. I have read book after book on paleo, all discussing the proper and improper things to eat. Usually dairy is out unless it's unpasteurized, which is impossible to find because it's illegal where I live. I found it a little more user-friendly, but I wouldn't have minded seeing one or two actual desserts. Berries don't hit
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J.
Jan 28, 2014 J. rated it it was ok
Some interesting recipes but I had problems with her inconsistencies.She should have titled it paleo-inspired recipes because they aren't really truly paleo.
"This isn't really paleo but a little bit is ok" She wrote sentences to that effect several times in the introduction.
"Grain is an evil poison, no exceptions" but includes baking powder in at least one recipe. You have to buy specialty baking powder or make a substitute if you want one without corn starch in it. I have never found a corn fr
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Erin
May 07, 2013 Erin rated it it was ok
What could be better than a book of 500 recipes? Perhaps a book of 50 recipes.

This book is overwhelming with information and has no photos.
I was also put off by the use of microwave ovens because I don't really believe they are a healthy way to cook - and I don't own one.

To be fair I didn't really try any recipes from the book, but I wasn't really inspired too. I may amend this review if I happen to try some recipes.
Karen
Jan 06, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
I would give this 5 stars except many of the recipes are repeats from the 1001 Low Carb book, updated to leave out the artificial sweeteners. Except she does use a lot of stevia, including the flavored stevias, which IMO aren't truly "paleo." Still, I'm not a purist on that, and there are enough new recipes for me to be happy with it. I still use the old book as well as this one, just modifying on my own.
Jason Diederich
May 14, 2013 Jason Diederich rated it really liked it
I can't give this book five stars, because so many of Dana Carpender's recipes, while good and healthy, are not really "paleo". I agree with her, that being overly prudish about paleo eating is probably counter-productive. This book is probably an excellent resource for a more accomplished cook than I, who has been on the paleo diet long enough to consider experimenting.
Shannon
It has a lot of interesting ideas on ways to prepare vegetables, however, this is not the healthiest book. She is heavy handed on the fat and oil in her recipes so I would advise starting out on the lighter side. Favorite is the Cauli-Rice, you really don't expect it to be so good.
Jaq
May 17, 2014 Jaq rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really quite an easy to read cookbook. Would have loved some colour photos of the dishes, but all in all enjoyable to read.
Melissa
Includes such gems as recommending baking soda to hard boiled eggs while admitting she hasn't tried it and saying she can't double a recipe. Pass.
R H
Nov 30, 2012 R H rated it liked it
Mostly good recipes, but some not-so-great ones, too. Very casually written. I think it would have been much better with even a few pictures.
Tara
Dec 30, 2014 Tara rated it liked it
Not a fan of picture-less cookbooks.
Cindy
May 13, 2013 Cindy rated it really liked it
An entire section devoted to eggs! Plenty of recipes that don't use fussy ingredients.
stephanie
Jan 02, 2013 stephanie rated it really liked it
needs more photos!
Iamabibliophile
Mar 16, 2013 Iamabibliophile rated it did not like it
My husband and I both went through the recipes. We didn't even find one we would make.
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Dana Carpender started her writing career as a self-published author. In 1995, after years of creative low fat cooking featuring whole grains and other “healthy” carbohydrates, and despite five step aerobics classes per week, she found herself a size 20, and gaining! Worse, her blood pressure was rising, and she was left dragging by energy swings. Dropping carbs long before it was fashionable, Car ...more
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