#86: Cook Something New from 5 New Cookbooks

This is part of our 100 Things in 2014 challenge. Here’s the full list.

The biggest challenge for this challenge was remembering to take pictures. The paleo cookbook scene is exploding, and we have probably 10 new cookbooks from this year, so we’re constantly trying new things.

Anyways, here are the ones we took photos of. It’s a representative sample.

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“Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes”, The Paleo Kitchen, by Julie Bauer and George Bryant. Technically, those are huckleberries that we got at the farmers market, and they were served on my birthday! They were lovely, and we’ve made them a few times since.

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“Burst Tomato Sauce”, Paleo by Season, by Peter Servold. We got several buckets of tomatoes from our friends’ backyard, and had to do something with them. We didn’t like how the texture turned out with the skins on, but now we have a food mill, which solves that problem rather handily.

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“Pizza Crust”, Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great, by Danielle Walker. This ended up being a knife-and-fork pizza, but still very nice. We can’t say enough nice things about this book; we’ve made many of the recipes, and they’re consistently great.

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“Broccoli Beef”, Paleo Indulgences, by Tammy Credicott. This was a big hit with the kids especially, and since we discovered how to make rice in a non-gut-busting way, we’ve been doing a lot more asian-style food.

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“Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies”, Paleo Sweets & Treats: Seasonally Inspired Desserts that Let You Have Your Cake and Your Paleo Lifestyle Too, by Heather Connell. Needless to say, the kids looooved these, and we did too. Becky has never been a cake-and-cookie person (really she’s more of an ice cream person), but even she finished a full cookie.

Our cookbook shelf (yes, we have an entire shelf for them) is filling up faster than we can cook, so the challenge in this challenge wasn’t so much to use them, but to document that we did.

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