My friend, Dana Carpender, has just come out with a great new cookbook: 500 Paleo Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss and Super Health.
Anyone familiar with Dana’s earlier low-carb cookbooks, such as 1,001 Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes from Dinner to Dessert That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back, or follow her Hold the Toast blog and podcast, already know that she has a razor-sharp wit and a tongue to match.
So what Dana brings to the table with her new recipe book is not just a nice, smart, and well-organized compilation of 500 recipes consistent with popular conceptions of a Paleo lifestyle; she also does it with cleverness and style.
” . . . we’re not going to replicate the caveman diet; we can’t. We’re not going to replicate the caveman lifestyle, either. Most of us have jobs that call for the same actions or inactions at least 40 hours a week, something Ogg never imagined. Most of us wouldn’t given up central heat, air-conditioning, or artificial lighting, either.”
Or, in comments about eating “natural” foods:
“Wake-up call: Many of the most toxic things on the planet are natural: rattlesnake venom, death angel mushrooms, tobacco. Natural stuff can ruin your health at least as quickly as artificial stuff. I whole-grained-and-beaned my way up to a size 20.”
I especially love Dana’s no-holds-barred personal commentary about her own dietary adventures over the years.
Among the 500 recipes:
Mushroom Stroganoff with Eggs
(That last one really sounds intriguing!)
Yeah, sure: There are a growing number of such “Paleo” cookbooks that have become available, especially over the past year. But Dana’s unique and clever style, along with her seasoned dietary pedigree, put her in a class of her own. If you need a laugh along with some wonderful new ways to enjoy healthy, completely manageable recipes consistent with the Wheat Belly lifestyle, you will love Dana’s new cookbook.