If you’ve been following my blog for sometime, then you know that I jumped on the Paleo bandwagon pretty early. It was great. Initially.
I felt great, lost a few pounds, and really enjoyed trying all the new recipes. But after about a year, life got busy and I didn’t have the time to do all the preparation necessary to follow a Paleo diet. But late last year, I realized that my body really wanted me to return to a healthier diet so I re-committed myself to following a Paleo lifestyle.
I dug out all of my old recipes and enjoyed experimenting once again. And then one day, an amazing new cookbook showed up in my mail, “The Paleo Comfort Foods Bible,” by Anna Conrad. And just as most people will sit down and devour a novel in an afternoon, I’m like that with cookbooks. After a couple of hours, I had so many pages in the cookbook turned down that I couldn’t wait to get started experimenting with these new recipes.
For those who may be new to Paleo, the author provides a beautiful introduction on stocking your pantry with the proper ingredients and how they are best used. The book goes on to offer Paleo-ized versions of classic comfort foods, like Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken Parmesan, Beef Stroganoff and plenty of pasta recipes. But my favorites by far are the casseroles and one-dish meals like my all-time favorite King Ranch Casserole and Chicken Pot Pie.
Even if you’re not following a Paleo lifestyle, this cookbook offers some great, healthier alternatives to our favorite comfort foods.