|^This picture is so dorky. But I kind of love it. I was so excited^|
First of all, we all need to recognize that before we eat, we eat with our eyes. Beautiful food just tastes better. And the photography in this book is so gorgeous, you can almost smell it, too. This cookbook puts you on sensory overload. That being said, the recipes are not difficult to execute at all. The ingredients are clean, simple and easy to find. The instructions are clear and really easy to follow. The recipes are simple, but the completed dishes are dynamic and with complex flavors. I would recommend this book to cooking novices and experts alike!
Some of Josh's closest friends are farmers. He inspires his classmates and peers all over the world with his story. And he is the absolute sweetheart of the paleo community. He is an amazing guy.
So what have I made? First, I made the osso buco. But then I burned it. Oops. That's what I get when I leave something in the oven and happy hour runs too long. At least my kitchen smelled like burnt heaven when I came home. I'll try that recipe again later.
Next, almond butter fudge. Need I saw more? This is what I mean when I say the recipes are simple and the flavors are complex. They took like 3 minutes to whip up! These chocolate nuggets melted in our mouths and satisfied any little sweet craving we had for the week. You should have seen my boys' faces when the fudge was all eaten up. They were so sad. I think I'll make some more tonight.
Another easy one: Crockpot Pulled Pork with Spicy Vinegar Sauce. I love pulled anything, but especially pork. This is a great recipe because you can do ANYTHING with the leftovers. I used it for paleo tamale fillings, omelets and stuffed jalapeño poppers.
Finally, the Prosciutto Egg Cups! I made these this morning and they took 15 minutes from start to finish. They are easy for a weekday, but so elegant, you could entertain with these for a weekend brunch. Apparently you can store them in the fridge for a few days, but mine are in my belly, so I don't know. Damn, I should have made more.
Before I get to the giveaway, I want to mention that Josh will be in Austin this weekend! As part of his book tour, he will be stopping at Whole Foods Lamar on Saturday, March 29. He will host demos in the cooking school at 11am and 12pm. If you are in the Austin area, please come by and see him! Hear his amazing story, check out his demo, buy his book and get it signed!
If you want to win the Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook, leave me a comment below with your favorite food at 17 years old and your email address. For my example: Hooter's Hot Wings; brittanie36 (at) gmail (dot) com.
I'll pick a winner next week, Thursday, April 3!
Also, you can always buy it here: Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook