Book Review & Giveaway: The Paleo Approach Cookbook

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UPDATE:  This giveaway is over.  The winner was Mary N.  Congrats to Mary!  Go checkout this book folks!  You will not be disappointed.

What happened today that is exciting for autoimmune warriors like you & I?  The much anticipated The Paleo Approach Cookbook by Sarah Ballantyne (aka The Paleo Mom) was released!!  Full confession . . . I got to do my happy dance a few weeks ago when my review copies arrived.  I'm doing the happy dance all over again today though, 'cause you guys are going to looooove this thing.  I mean TOTALLY HEART it from cover to cover.

You all know my style, I like to keep reviews simple.  Sarah's work is always all or nothing & speaks for itself.  I just want to give you the clear-cut deets on the awesomeness inside.

Reasons I love The Paleo Approach Cookbook:

1)  It's fearless.  You know what there is way too much of in the AI battle.  Fear.  It is scary to be diagnosed with an AI disease or worse yet to suspect one for years, but wrestle over & over trying to get a name for it.  If you're here, you're probably ready to start healing with food & moving past that fear, but you might be moving into a new one.  Some of the most healing foods are freaky!  I have sometimes faced this fear myself & I encounter fear of new foods often as a health coach.  Sarah to the rescue!  She is completely into trying everyone of these super nutrient-dense, healing foods & she takes us along for the ride.  From the comparatively benign calamari all the way to the extremely adventurous "Rocky Mountain Fried Oysters," Sarah shows us how to prepare these dishes with gusto & chow down without trepidation.  (Trivia Time:  I'm from the mountain West, so I know what's up, but do you know what a "Rocky Mountain Fried Oyster" is??)

2)  It's exhaustive.  No, no.  I didn't say exhausting (it's anything but that), I said exhaustive.  If you already own a copy of Sarah's first book, The Paleo Approach, you'll know what I'm talking about here.  Sarah is an incredibly meticulous researcher & writer & that style applies to her cookbook too.  There are nutrition facts with every recipe, FODMAP alerts (shout out to my SIBO brothers & sisters!), preparation tips, meal plans, shopping guides, plenty of review on the basics, AND over 200 recipes!!

3)  It's inclusive.  I've mentioned this while reviewing a few Paleo Autoimmune books, but it is honestly my feeling every time I flip through one of these resources.  I don't feel alone anymore.  This battle for our health, it's a tough one.  Using a dietary & lifestyle protocol as restrictive as this one can feel isolating, but with yet another incredible resource from Sarah I am again reminded that I can find health & still eat scrumptious food.  How scrumptious?  Well, last year I was one of the lucky folks that got to help Sarah test recipes & one of my recipes was the Carob Ganache Mini Torte (found on page 360 of the book).  It was AMAZING!  Then in February, while Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Paleo & I were working with Sarah on development of The Paleo Mom Consulting, I got a chance to try the Olive Oil Ice "Cream" (found on page 355 of the book).  Let's just say it is the most decadent thing I've ever put in my mouth & Mickey & Sarah probably would have preferred to hear a lot less obscene eating noise from me.  That's what I mean about inclusive though . . . after years of following this protocol, it is a welcome feeling to have joy back in eating & even be able to share it with friends.

You can purchase a copy of The Paleo Approach Cookbook here or check out my giveaway below.

Giveaway

Okay, so now you know all about why I love The Paleo Approach Cookbook, but you probably want your own copy now.  You can win one here!  All you have to do to enter is like my Facebook page or subscribe to my blog via email using the subscription put at the top or bottom right sidebar.  Then comment on this post & tell me which you did.  One of the comments will be chosen at random & I'll announce a winner on August 28, 2014.  I'll ship anywhere in the world, so don't be shy Australia, NZ, & Europe (I know you guys are around!).

It’s become a tradition on my blog to host giveaways of my favorite books. Entering to win is easy. Either “like” my page on Facebook or subscribe to my blog by email. When you’ve done that, simply leave a comment below, letting me know which one you’ve done. I’ve decided to open this giveaway up to the whole world, so even if you live outside the U.S., you’re welcome to enter. The winner will be randomly chosen on August 15, 2014. That’s 11 days before the book is available in stores! Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was given a review copy of the book as well as a copy to give away, with no obligation. I’m 100% honest in my opinions. If I didn’t love this book, I wouldn’t have written the review, nor hosted the giveaway. As proof, I’m putting my money where my mouth is; this book is heavy! Sarah donated the book, but I’m donating shipping, and I’ll ship anywhere in the world that the winner lives.

- See more at: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/08/11/paleo-approach-cookbook-review-recipe-and-giveaway/#more-12396

It’s become a tradition on my blog to host giveaways of my favorite books. Entering to win is easy. Either “like” my page on Facebook or subscribe to my blog by email. When you’ve done that, simply leave a comment below, letting me know which one you’ve done. I’ve decided to open this giveaway up to the whole world, so even if you live outside the U.S., you’re welcome to enter. The winner will be randomly chosen on August 15, 2014. That’s 11 days before the book is available in stores! Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was given a review copy of the book as well as a copy to give away, with no obligation. I’m 100% honest in my opinions. If I didn’t love this book, I wouldn’t have written the review, nor hosted the giveaway. As proof, I’m putting my money where my mouth is; this book is heavy! Sarah donated the book, but I’m donating shipping, and I’ll ship anywhere in the world that the winner lives.

- See more at: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/08/11/paleo-approach-cookbook-review-recipe-and-giveaway/#more-12396

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82 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: The Paleo Approach Cookbook

  1. Allison Davis

    I liked your Facebook page. I have been eyeing this book on Amazon but waiting for it to go a little cheaper. :) I hear it is fantastic!!

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  2. Ute Larson

    I have been following you on facebook for some time and also been a subscriber to you blog for a little while. Would love to win that book. I have had it in my Amazon cart for a couple of months and was waiting for it to be published. I don't like to pre-order books as I can't use the free shipping unless I wait for my other items to total the $35 for free shipping. Love your blog. Thank you for all the hard work you put in.

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      1. Ute Larson

        I did not mean to enter twice. I thought my post had disappeared. I tried to delete this one and could not. Sorry.

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  3. Pat Plum

    Thanks for your review, Angie! I'm at the place where AIP feels like home but I do keep it simple, and have been eying off Sarah's olive oil ice cream recipe for when I get more daring. Well, reading your review, I think that day has come! What you've written here really excites me about where I can take AIP to - which is exactly what I need and now realise I am ready for. Thanks for this very inspiring review!!

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  4. Lori Carter

    I am your Facebook fan AND subscriber! Let's hope my MS loves this cookbook!! (Or, maybe HATES this cookbook!) :-)

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  5. Karyn

    I'm an australian liker of your fb page, and dedicated aip follower since march this year. Since 2009 I've been bedridden with severe ME, as well as sjogrens syndrome and dysautonomia, so I'm hoping I have a lot to gain from aip

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  6. Danielle

    I'm also from down under - I subscribed as I already LOVE your page! I love all Sarah's recipes, posts and tips.

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  7. Nicole

    I prefer reading your newsletter, as on FB there are so many messages that it could get overcrowded -- and I don't want to miss your news !
    Nicole

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  8. Gina S.

    I liked your facebook page! Just found your blog and I'm loving it. I've been following the autoimmune protocol for a few months but it is so hard sometimes because you feel very limited. I'm doing AIP as well as FODMAPs, so you can imagine the frustration. I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

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  9. Nina

    I have been struggling with my autoimmune disease and am excited that I can take control with a paleo and aip diet. Hope I win!!

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  10. Michell

    Already liked your facebook page :) Also subscribed to your blog!!
    Thank you, by the way, for doing this draw!! It will be one lucky person who wins it!

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  11. Kayla

    I am your facebook friend. I just started a wheat-free diet and I feel great. I'm enjoying learning new healthy recipes!

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  12. Jessica

    Just jumped on your mailing list... I've followed you on FB for awhile now. I would LOVE this book! I'm Healing from Lyme & Hashis with AIP and need some new recipes!!! Thanks for so much encouragement. :)

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  13. Cinda Campbell

    I had already liked your page, so I signed up for email too :)

    I would love to have this cookbook! All of you helping all of us with AIP rock!!! I don't know where I would be without it!!!!!!

    THANKS

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  14. Karyn Rosebrook Morris

    HI! Thanks for the opportunity to win a cookbook from Paleo Mom. I found out about it from your facebook page.

    Reply

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