Now that Real Life Paleo is officially released (Stacy wants to interject with a SQUEE on this one!) we’d love to share a little more information about what you’ll find in the book. We tried very hard to make the book as user-friendly as possible. In doing so we marked recipes that feature an aspect of convenience that people would want to be aware of. Those categories are Under 30 Minutes, One Pot, 5 Ingredients or Fewer, and On the Go. It was important to us that we include a good deal of those kinds of recipes because we knew that many of you have busy lives that don’t lend themselves to complicated recipes, with long prep and cook times. We also marked recipes that we thought were good as Holiday or special occasion dishes. These will certainly enhance your celebrations, but also make great dishes on their own.
Between each recipe section, we included a table that shows you more than just the recipe names. We have a grid to show you at a glance what recipes are in each category so you can quickly scan the page and determine what recipes are going to work for your individual situation.
Allergens and intolerances were also extremely important to us, given our own family’s needs and hearing how important it is to so many of our readers. We marked every recipe in the book with Nut-Free, Egg-Free and Nightshade-Free check boxes. While no recipe in the book contains wheat, grains, soy, or legumes and only one recipe in the book features dairy products, we thought that some might appreciate some of these accepted, but potentially problematic ingredients to also be listed. Not only did we mark this on the page, but we also created an overall allergen index in the back.
We spent hours of brainstorming recipes that could meet so many people’s needs. Because of the time we spent during the past year trying to figure out what features would be useful to people and how to best represent them on the page, it also enabled our creativity. You’ll notice that there are a LOT of recipes in this book and that most of them go beyond “normal” paleo. We tried to consider all of the needs for people we possibly could when developing recipes. We know that many people out there desire a book that helps them navigate their particular situation, and we hope that Real Life Paleo can be that book for you!
Considering that we’re currently writing this post while in the air somewhere over Pennsylvania! We wanted to remind you of our book tour and share some pictures from our first tour stop in Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda is an interesting city just Northwest of Washington, DC and happens to feature one of the best Barnes and Nobles in the region (and I should know, as I worked for B&N for years and saw many locations). And there in the lower level, Stacy and I sat in front of the wall of cookbooks and told our story to the people assembled there. It was great to meet some of our fans and we think that this first stop will mean only great things for the rest of our tour!
Thanks to Brent from Virginia Is for Hunter-Gatherers for snapping photos for us!
Today is our second stop on The Paleo View Book Tour in Columbus, OH (where visiting the grass-fed ice cream mothership may or may not actually be in our schedule). Stacy and I are both a little nervous about how this whole thing will go with all those flights and hotel arrangements, but we’re confident that no matter what it’ll be fun for everyone. If you’re in Ohio (Or West Virginia or Pennsylvania or Indiana or anywhere else close), we’re looking forward to seeing you tonight! For everyone else, check out our book tour page for the rest of our tour details for upcoming cities (Tampa, FL – Raleigh Durham, NC – New York City, NY – Chicago, IL – Minneapolis, MN – Atlanta, GA – Phoenix, AZ – San Diego, CA – Portland, OR – Seattle, WA – Charlottesville, VA – Richmond, VA – Hampton Roads, VA – Baltimore, MD, and Philadelphia, PA).
Don’t forget, signed copies of books make EXCELLENT holiday gifts – so plan on making a trip (even if you have to drive a bit) and stock up! Can’t wait to meet you <3