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Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo

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Primal Cravings sets out to provide the best of both worlds--delicious food to satiate our deep seated, visceral urges, made with ingredients that satisfy our ancient genetic needs for good health. Thin mint cookies, strawberry shortcake waffles, carrot cake cream pies, All-American burgers with French fry buns, ten different flavored bacons... With Primal Cravings, you ca ...more
ebook, 289 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Primal Nutrition
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Butter makes everything taste good. Everything. I could boil my most hated veggie, slather it with butter and yum. Only problem is I can't have dairy, along with gluten and corn.

So. Paleo seems to be a workable solution for me. They believe in grain free, dairy free eating. They're doing it for health and wellness, I'm doing it to avoid various allergy reactions.

I looked for Paleo cookbooks. I bought a few. I've really enjoyed some of them. Not this one. Why? Butter is in most of the recipes I
I've been (sort of) tweaking my eating lifestyle recently to be more Primal (similar to Paleo). The authors of the website share their recipes to make Primal/Paleo versions of favorite foods. The first part of the book is about the science behind the Paleo diet. The rest is recipes.

I like that these authors suggest an 80/20 approach--follow Paleo 80% of the time, so that you can enjoy old favorites with friends and family without guilt. I know that I can't pass up foods I love su
I enjoyed this cookbook and I don't enjoy many. The authors are no longer following the paleo lifestyle (according to their blog) but it doesn't really matter. I think we should all eat what makes us feel at our best and make us healthy. That doesn't have to be chicken breast and salad 24/7.

This book was good for me because I don't follow the paleo diet but it is closest to what I eat. I am best without gluten and additives but I eat potatoes, rice and beans. I have special circumstances health
Sarah Guyette
found this at the library. I'm not sure how accurate it is to claim it as read when I haven't cooked from it yet, but here is my take on what I've found. There is a large amount of cheese in this book for a paleo cookbook. It is also very carb heavy, which I guess is okay for the authors, who are regular crossfitters. The dessert portion of the book is quite large. But there are a few re-imaginings that I would love to try, such as the Cuban burger on a fried plaintains and butternut squash lasa ...more
Jessica Buike
It's great to find a "diet" cookbook that actually has tasty recipes! That being said, I doubt this book would help anyone lose weight - I shuddered at some of the very high calorie and fat counts in the recipes, which are conveniently hidden in the back of the book in an index. I would have liked to see more in-depth writing on why a Paleo/Primal diet is a good choice and why it is healthier and/or why it helps you lose weight.

A little warning as well - while generally Paleo would be gluten fr
Amanda Boehm
Recipes are interesting, creative, and accompanied by nice pictures. The nutritional information is located in the back of the book which is a little inconvenient. In the beginning of the book, the writers outline what primal eating and the Paleo philosophy means to them. At the back of the book there is a list of additional recommended reading and resources.
I did enjoy the 80/20 approach the author's described. It seemed more doable than going completely cold turkey from cutting out certain foods from my diet. Surprisingly this was one of the few Paleo cook books that I've read that has a handful of dessert recipes. I didn't try them. I did try some of the breakfast recipes! They were so yummy.
Jul 07, 2013 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I'm a big fan of the blog (complete lurker) and pre-ordered the cookbook as soon as I could. If you are a low carb, paleo, primal eater or have gluten, nut, or dairy issues, you need to have this cookbook in your library. Not one recipe uses almond flour, there are great options for snacks & dessert, and the main dishes are pretty damn tasty. All-American style burger on a french fry bun? Yes please. Tikka masala chicken wings? Get in my mouth. Chicken empanadas? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Oh, did ...more
Alison Golden
I gave this to my sons to cook from as they often want their old favorites. They are thirteen and had no trouble following the recipes. We've tried the All-American burgers, the pizza base and the Cherry Almond Streusel Muffins. All turned out great, especially the pizza base that was voted best of five in a paleo pizza smackdown we conducted.

This is a large, hardback but surprisingly not heavy cookbook with great photography and a good introduction to paleo and the authors philosophies around
Christine Sanchez
Not everything met the Paleo guidelines - I understand that people adjust the Paleo diet to fit their lifestyle but I am trying to follow it as is.
There are some wonderful recipes (lots of baked goods that have the right taste and texture despite being free of grain flour!) but many do call for dairy products. I'm okay with that- we love our cream, butter and cheese, but I can see where it would be frustrating for those who are strictly paleo. Substituting out dairy isn't always as easy as using coconut oil/milk instead of butter and cream. If you're new to paleo and need someone experienced to work out the best substitutions for you this ...more
This book makes eating primal/paleo an attainable goal. Down to earth recipes that are tasty and easy. Love it!
Deanna Carroll
More Primal than paleo (as the title suggests) but one of my favorites!
Although I have not yet made any of the recipes, these actually look like ones that I would want to make without too much hassle as far as finding ingredients, etc. At first I was not pleased that the nutrition facts were not listed in each recipe; however, I was happy to find it all in a handy reference section in the back--very helpful for those needing to select meals within specific restrictions. I am also a fan of having a full-sized picture of each recipe.
I could only give this two stars because they used tapioca or potato starch in almost everything. Both of those are questionable on the paleo scale and my epileptic son cannot have them. However, if one is struggling with transition from regular American diet to Paleo these recipes could help them.
I like how this book was written. Easy to read with some humor thrown in. Haven't made any of the recipes yet but they look easy enough
i'm trying to get into cooking a bit more, and this cookbook has some amazing recipes and the food looks delicious. i feel like it is a bit above my level, cooking-wise, however - dutch oven, etc. also uses eggs, creams, which i don't eat.
Nancy Reed
Loved the stories that went the recipes. Read more like an adventure.
Fantastic cookbook! I use this all the time and have made several recipes multiple times. If you're looking for Primal cookbooks, this would be a staple!
Maria Vega
I pretty much have every recipe bookmarked. :) Every recipe I have made has been delicious.
Beautiful book. I marked at least 50 recipes I want to try.
John Purfield
My favorite Paleo Recipe book so far!
Very delicious looking recipes.
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