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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

OMG. That's Paleo? by Juli Bauer

Release Date - February 2013

Juli Bauer
Scribe Publishing Company

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

In my day job, I write blog posts for some very busy doctors who read my work that I've researched by reading some rather complex medical journal articles. They often make comments about what I didn't get right, and then I learn as much as I can for the future from those comments. As a result, I am a little more in tune to the medical industry than the average person. One thing I do know is that the medical world differs on the true benefits of the Paleo diet. Most are for it, IF you add whole grains to your diet and don't forgo all dairy because most people do not get enough calcium.

OMG. That's Paleo? intrigued me because the author does follow the Paleo principles, but she's not afraid to tweak things to make them interesting. Seeing chocolate in some of her recipes surprised me, especially when some chocolates contain dairy, but after looking at one recipe in particular, I was drooling.

The recipes in OMG. That's Paleo? all follow the general veggies, lean meats, no flours or refined sugars rule. In place of flour, you rely on a lot of coconut flour or almond meal/flour. I wasn't even more than a few recipes in when I found my first "I have to make that" recipe for a ground chicken meatloaf. By the time I hit desserts, my list of needed ingredients was huge. The chocolate, caramel, coffee bars look amazing and will be the first recipe I test.

Even if you're not following the Paleo diet like me, there are still some excellent recipes and outstanding photos that will draw you to this cookbook.

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